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TheJoyOfSix
11-29-2006, 06:20 PM
For those that saw the first thread about the V3M Euro trip to deliver a 66 to Germany here is part 2.......

As you may or may not know pt2 of the 'Let the Germans have a RHD 66' operation occured last weekend with Foggers, Petters, Carders, Farrers and Chalkers (Spainters not being able to make it due to an attack of Brumminess!!) heading off to Belgium with a 360, a 245 and a trailer with a 66 on it. The plan was to meet Benni halfway between the Uk and Deutschland so Leuven was selected to be the rendevous. This also meant we could meet up with Aymat and partake of his hospitality.

On arrival in Leuven and having handed the 66 over to Benni
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium1.jpg
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium2.jpg

Having waved goodbye to Benni we headed into town to partake of refreshment at one of the many bars and restaurants.

Leuven Town Hall at night...
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium3.jpg

..and another building (maybe Aymat can enlighten us?)
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium20.jpg


After a beer or two and a meal it was time to head to the Hotel for the night.

The following day was spent adjusting tappets on Aymats' vario before an explore of Leuven in daylight. The architechture is fantastic and you'll note that the town hall is covered in hundreds of statues of significant people in Leuvens' history.
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The pavement cafe we had lunch at is the far right one - they even had patio heaters under the awning!
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium5.jpg

The view from the cafe
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http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium7.jpg

After lunch we headed off to see 'Old Leuven', i.e. the original town centre..
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium12.jpg
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...and then onto the University...
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...where to our suprise the ducks were quacking in English!
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium17.jpg

The cars in the Uni car park
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Time for more food and beer and then back to the Hotel

The hotel taken on the last morning
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium24.jpg

The room (we had two rooms before anyone asks!!!)
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium25.jpg

Monday morn saw us shopping for chocolates before heading for home. Unfortunately some bad driving on the part of the Belgians had closed the autoroute so a diversion via Oostende and an hour delay meant we were unable to stock up on booze at a French Hypermarket in Calais. Industrial action saw the ferry delayed by 40min on the return too!!

The 245 and trailer on the ferry
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium26.jpg


So, what did we learn? Well;

1, Leuven is a beautiful city.
2, The Belgians are incapable of making a beer (aside form Stella) that is below 9% in alcohol
3, Foggy never carries any money.
4, Andy and his blowtorch are inseperable.
5, Farrell is to be remnamed 'RandyFarrell'.
6, Chris can't get up in the morning.
7, Sat-Nav is crap!
8, Farrel secretly wants to be David Bailey (he used about 2gb of memory!!)
9, I am perfect.


The usual suspects
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NiM130
11-29-2006, 06:25 PM
Looks like quite the cool place to visit.

Um, what does "Brumminess" mean?

CAPT_BLOTTO
11-29-2006, 06:30 PM
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/uselessthings/Belgium28.jpg


do you own any other shirts?

Morley
11-29-2006, 06:30 PM
The french/german truce is still there!

TheJoyOfSix
11-29-2006, 06:30 PM
Sorry, I should have elaborated.

Foggers = foggyjames
Farrers = Petefarrell360
Carders = ChrisC (not sure if he's on here)
Petters = Pettaw (ditto)
Chalkers = myself
Spainters = SteveP


and Brumminess indicates a person suffering from coming from Birmingham.

Morley
11-29-2006, 06:30 PM
do you own any other shirts?

My exactly same thought.

NiM130
11-29-2006, 06:32 PM
^the fact that two of you notice if he wears one shirt more than others is not the least bit creepy

END: sarcasm

Morley
11-29-2006, 06:34 PM
Sorry, I should have elaborated.

Foggers = foggyjames
Farrers = Petefarrell360
Carders = ChrisC (not sure if he's on here)
Petters = Pettaw (ditto)
Chalkers = myself
Spainters = SteveP


and Brumminess indicates a person suffering from coming from Birmingham.

And therefore having a generally negative attitude towards doing anything? (Griz comes into mind.)

foggyjames
11-29-2006, 06:53 PM
As owner of teh slowz0r, you should well understand that owning a 240 appears to consist primarily of fixing said ****eheap, rather than doing lady-like things like washing my other clothes :-P Seriously, there weren't many waking hours between getting the car ready and leaving once work was taken into consideration.

A good trip I feel! My pics...

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cheers

James