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#1 Paul_S

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:58 PM

Well, what an epic adventure we had! :yahoo:

 

I did just under 2,000 miles door to door (the rest did several hundred more because they don't live so close to the Eurotunnel! ;))

 

This format was slightly different this year as we were based in a gorgeous villa nestled in the French Alps and went for drives out from there each day.  The whole event can definitely be called an 'experience' - and it was a superb one.  Great roads, great company, great food and great beer!

 

Here are some pics to start, I'm sure the others will post up theirs soon too :)

 

The villa and parking:

 

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Some views along the way:

 

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:09 PM

Some built up areas too!

 

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Some tyres suffered the wrath of rocks on the road sadly, but we rose to the challenge (and struck lucky more than once getting replacements) so were soon back on the road again:

 

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My car started making some unpleasant noises at one point but it was a simple fix - all those hairpins caused a drop link nut to become lose.  I packed some tools with me just in case, so it only took a few minutes before we were on our way again.

 

More amazing views:

 

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And a chance to swim in the lake:

 

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Seb took us to one of the scariest runways I've ever seen (notice his Sarah adding a little glamour up the site!)

 

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They were actually doing works around the runway, we parked quite close to where they were working!

 

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Tom decided he needed more than just the 1 seat belt in the back of Jake's car!

 

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A great time was had by all.  Thanks to Dave and Seb for taking us around, and to everyone who attended for all the laughs, camaraderie, and for sharing such great times :drinks:

 

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#3 Paul_S

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:10 PM

Just one request - more Nissan's next year please! :lol:


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:28 PM

That's a great write, a great read, and some brilliant photos too.  Wonderfull stuff, thank you.  :clap:

 

It's good to know you were ready for the odd problem with your nuts too . . . 


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:33 AM

That's an amazing runway! Does it continue over the brow of the hill?


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 05:14 PM

That's an amazing runway! Does it continue over the brow of the hill?

 

No, not by a lot Chubbs!

 

I think I have one from the other end which I'll try and post with the others at some point. 


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

Stunning scenic views, Paul. Appreciate the write-up. The photos don’t show the degree of hung-overness though, do they?

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:05 PM

Stunning scenic views, Paul. Appreciate the write-up. The photos don’t show the degree of hung-overness though, do they?

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I don't think anyone had one!  We only really had a proper beer on the last night and we had a good lie in the next morning :lol:


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:04 PM

Amazing trip.  I was following you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (I think that was all of them).  Amazing photo's what did you use to take them? 


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 06:39 PM

Amazing trip.  I was following you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (I think that was all of them).  Amazing photo's what did you use to take them? 

Since Sarah D and Robin / Jake had their DSLRs I cheated and just used my phone (Nokia 8)


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:07 PM

Edit: Can someone with more IT knowledge than me rotate the pics that need it 180 degrees? Absolutely no idea why some are the right way round and others not?? Fixed, so you now don't have to hold you screen upside down ;)

 

I have to say that I think this was probably the best Run2 yet, some of the roads and drives we did were absolutely epic and will be relived in my mind for many years. Then there were the views, wow, stunning scenery and beautiful towns/cities. And the company as always was fantastic, never a dull moment and you build some brilliant friendships. Right, I finally got round to uploading some of the pics. So here goes:

 

1. A quick stop on the drive down to our chalet

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2. Some of the views as we approached the mountains

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3. The view from our chalet

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4. The chalet itself

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5. The only few houses by us

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6. One of the view on the way to Annecy

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7. View of Lake Annecy from the surrounding Col

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8. Annecy Town

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:16 PM

9. More of Annecy

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10. Annecy at night

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11. On the way to the Col de Madelaine

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12. Mont Blanc in the distance

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13. Col De Madelaine 

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14. Our chariots

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15. The colour of this lake was stunning at 6500 feet

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16. And a catholic church overlooking it 

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17. One of the glaciers in the area

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:27 PM

18. The tiny airstrip at the top of Alpe D'Huez from the other end from Paul's pic. Not a big runway!

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19. The clouds rolling over the mountains

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20. Turin, Italy

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23. Brugge, Belgium (stunning city)

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Already looking forward to next year! Hopefully a few more can join the regulars.

 

 

 


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:58 PM

Oh, and a couple of videos too.
 
The first is of some fun in the tunnels. You can hear Seb's F-Type V8, my RS3 and briefly Jake's very nicely tuned S3:
 

 
And then one of the roads we drove down from Alpe D'Huez ....... slow, but high up with amazing views:
 

 
So come on, who wouldn't love a bit of that in their pride and joy?


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:22 AM

In my experience, if you rotate your photos through 360degrees, or 180 degrees, or whatever it takes, before posting them, they appear correctly. Some programmes or apps require you to re-save, others don't.

 

Nice pics B)


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:13 AM

In my experience, if you rotate your photos through 360degrees, or 180 degrees, or whatever it takes, before posting them, they appear correctly. Some programmes or apps require you to re-save, others don't.

 

Nice pics B)

 

Phew!! Finally managed to rotate the pictures BUT it was not easy! I tried rotating them in Photos, Paint and even on my phone itself before re-sending them to the PC but none of that worked. in the end I had to use a program I have at work called 'GIMP' (not as rude as it sounds) which is a full on image manipulation program. I flipped the pictures, cropped a tad and then exported them as a .gif and finally that worked. Jeez. All apparently because I held my phone the wrong way round when taking the picture :cursing:


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:31 AM

 All apparently because I held my phone the wrong way round when taking the picture :cursing:

 

That will teach you to take pictures correctly....... :D


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:26 PM

Thanks for the pics and vids Neil :clap:

 

Gimp is a decent program :)  :shutup2:

 

As for the roads - if you've ever driven the Alpine circuit at Milbrook then think that, and then turn it up to 11, and then drive it for days at a time.  Fantastic!  :yahoo:

 

When driving up through the hairpins I spent most of the time dropping down to 2nd gear but, whilst the car had plenty of power and pulled well out of the bends, the traction control would frustratingly restrict hold it back - and I wasn't happy turning the TC off on these roads so I lived with it.  It wasn't until late in the trip that I found if I used 1st gear that the wheels would slip a little and then dig in hard without the TC getting in the way.  Live and learn (slowly in my case!)


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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:44 AM

A few Pics of our Alpine Trip...

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