DAVID WINN COOPER

LOTSWIN

DAVID WINN COOPER

Lotswin stands for last of the summer wine out team name.

The trip is called "Spain the long long way round"

Lead rider is Dave "Wonky eye" Goode on his BMW R1200C with the route mapped out, and sat nav set up. Plus the ferry tickets

No 2 is Ken Hall known as "F" to his mates on the Honda pan European, normally gets lost so he number 2

Neil "big nose" Aston no 3, on BMW r1100RT

Scouse Dave Cooper tail end with sat nav to make sure we all make each leg on his R 1200GS



Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Salamanca May 8th 2013

Statins, aspirins, ibuprofen and anti histamine for DC as has lips like BEYONCE we finished a splendid hotel breakfast and packed bikes but ken and dave went wrong ramp out and had to back down which is very difficult, went not down to help but both had managed to sort it. Emerging in the street we met ELvis alive and well living or performing in salamance, so with big smiles we set off out of the city for some back road riding to Burgos about 250 Kim's or 160 miles away. Great roads and had coffee in small village with pretty bread delivery girl parking outside cafe and causing havoc, but wanted to have photos of our bikes for her boyfriend Onwards we ploughed and had few glitches with the sat nav but sorted it and ... read more

Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Salamanca May 8th 2013

Skinny bar and tapas Good gave some away to locals Ken shocked by food, music and behaviour of team... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Salamanca May 8th 2013

Met up in bar to say thanks to barman who put customer behind it and helped team find our hotel Skinny bar next DC demonstrated his use of local scuds tome of dropping used napkins on floor much to,chagrin of Ken were British !!! Always easy to bate him. Next skinny bar we had nice tapas and team decided that full meals are waste off time well except for ken who wanted a full evening meal. In our democracy he had to enjoy another skinny bar with large plate of potato braves with spicy sauce locals favourite, Photo next of him enjoying the local event, heard listening to young people's music and video TV, he was well chuffed with evening life in Spain, next selection pork bits and bacon his choice we moved on and grumpy ... read more

Europe » Spain » Extremadura » Mérida May 8th 2013

Lunch stop. And tortilla rugger ball sand Plus nap for Neil... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Utrera May 8th 2013

Finding our way out of Seville we stopped for early coffee break and met Pakistani chap who practiced his English on us. Yamaha racing team truck pulled in making his way back from jerez while we drank our morning caffeine fix. Ken invited dave G to make an illegal left out of the Car park but the passengers on the bus got short shrift from the bus driver of our convoy. Weather is excellent for biking very warm and overcast so the 297 miles on riding again on an empty dual carriageway should be no problem. All bikes doing well, and ken had given Lucas some fun by riding his grandson around the compound before we left .Miles or kilometres passed and we stopped for lunch along the way, but were possibly followed into our stop ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Utrera May 7th 2013

Seville tapas tour... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Utrera May 7th 2013

Team trip guided by robin headed to Seville, but boys team ripped by male taxi driver who took long way to tram station, and 15 euro lighter we eventually arrived into Seville central on a fabulous Light train and hit the nearest coffee bar so mr goode could overcome his abstinence of pure cafe solo, refreshed we started the seville tour and hit tapas bars and sights in wonderful sunshine Lunch was superb with robin guiding us through the streets of London, no that's a song the ken does Mean Seville we went over the bridge with padlocks from couples who etched them, Few more beers we then had some little pussies local delicacy and more tapas. Returning to the station it was suddenly meriender time, that's sevillian for cake and coffee time at about 5pm, ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Utrera May 5th 2013

Team went into palomares go for a beer and tapas DC took torch as some roads had no pavements Neil however was a causality of the ditch and it was nothing to do with the beers We met Marie Carmen for breakfast but she had to run off to her exhibition stand in Seville maybe catch up later. Today Team returned to palomares locally with an early walk and then back in the scorchio heat Plan to venture into Seville tonight for a tapas bar sorty and maybe another one tomoz as its bank holiday here in Spain, again sun forecast maybe 28 degs Shock and horror robin has upgraded ken to wi fi on his mobile and also downloaded what's app So if you have what's app say hello to ken please... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Utrera May 4th 2013

Reading club and robins pool... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville » Utrera May 4th 2013

Banter at breakfast on who had the least sleep last night, but nice hotel breakfast for 7 euro Set up sat nav's and departed in city traffic but DC lost the team at red traffic lights so steamed onto main highway to Seville, pulled into first services and rest came by so hooked up with team. Had planned to go mountain route but now have BBQ to get to by 2.00pm so pressed on to Seville Stopped for coffee and met 2 Scottish holiday bikers drinking coffee, turned out he worked for Babcock international who took over the BMW training centre many years ago, said that's when I left and he went quiet. Friendly discussion on Spanish speed traps and huge sums they must be getting for catching motorists, 55,000 caught in Granada region alone. Stealth ... read more




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