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Another event to aim for.....

Suzuki T & GT Club Nederlands

Another target that might be more achievable than the Coupes Moto Legende in May 2021 might by the Suzuki TandGT Club Nederland Treffen at the beginning of June.

As with many events it was supposed to have taken place in 2020 as the 20th Anniversary rally but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So now it is the 21st Anniversary Treffen!

Claire and I went many years ago and it would be nice to have another trip over there. The timing looks quite good as the week that it starts is when I am on half-term holiday. I doubt that Claire will want to go on the bike but once it is back from Dr Phil she might change her mind.

The last time we went ex-GP racer Wil Hartog was the main guest and he led the ride-out. I have a photo of Claire and him together. This would have been 2003 I think and the rally was held at Bosschenhoofd. This was a reasonably short run of about 211 miles from home.

Claire and Wil

Claire and Wil

The rally this year is to be held a bit further away from UK than the last time we went. it looks to be about 320 miles from home. Might be a good shakedown for the Kettle. In the Wasserbueffel Club magazine it was shown for 2020 to be at a riding club in Luttenberg. This is a town somewhere between Zwolle and the German border.

A quick look on MyRouteApp shows it to be around 290 miles from the Shuttle terminal in Calais Coquelles.

Nederlands Rally No Toll route

Nederlands Rally No Toll route

Until the bike comes back with it's newly rebuilt engine and overhauled carburetors I have no idea what mileage I will get to a tank. So I can't really plan too much this far in advance. What planning I have done on the MyRouteApp is to look for petrol stations along or nearby the computer mapped route and at intervals of 75 miles! On the Rocket I'd be looking at twice that! Maybe as part of my luggage I'll be carrying a jerrycan!

Only time will tell.

Posted by InvictaMoto 12:48 Archived in Netherlands Tagged luttenberg bosschenhoofd

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