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Thread: UK to Greece (Athens) and o to islands

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    I rode my '82 KZ1000J all over Greece in the mid 80's, along with my friend on his '82 GS1100E. We drew a crowd every taverna we visited. I should have known - it got stolen. Bike theft was so rampant that you couldn't get insurance coverage. I was led astray one night by a fair lady and let my guard down. Maybe she was in on the deal....

    I took it out to Myknos (what was I thinking!) and scrambled around as best I could. I think a bike that size had never seen that place. I rode up to Delphi a couple of times, and around the Peloponnese. The marble in the roads make for slick riding in the winter rain. Traffic in Athens is a challenge, you have to be on your toes.
    Tom

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    Now that is an impressive ride !!! and onto
    the mainland. I am yet to get to Delphi but of course must one
    day. That only possible if I ride from UK as
    bike hire is a trip finisher due to cost.

    I so agree on the roads, some being like glass.
    Going over the mountains on steep hills I quickly
    learned to use very carefully the brakes mainly rear one
    going down them hills.....

    Also the fine gravely roads can be like ice too.
    UKJULES
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    Owner of following bikes:
    1980 Suzuki GS550ET
    1977 Yamaha RD 250D
    1982 Kawasaki GPZ 750 R1
    1980 Suzuki GSX 250E

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldGSfan View Post
    I was led astray one night by a fair lady and let my guard down. Maybe she was in on the deal....
    Yeah that's a distinct possibility, I've heard that story more than once from both perspectives.

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