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The Varadero International Meeting (VIM) - where riders of our forum meet => VIM21-2019: June 7th - June 10th, Denmark => Topic started by: Bønne on March 24, 2019, 20:22:46

Title: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Bønne on March 24, 2019, 20:22:46
As mentioned somewhere else, there will not be guided tours at VIM21. There are several reasons for that.

The main reason is that according to danish law, the "Road Traffic Act", it's not allowed to ride a group of motorcycles (or other vehicles), in cortege, unless the route is made in collaboration with the police authorities and escorted by motorcycle cops . It is almost impossible to get this permission as a private person, as the police just doesn't have the resources to involve in that kind of things.

The reason why the law is so, I think, is caused by the danish road network, which is quite fine-meshed with roads in all directions everywhere. And with the amount of trafic we have,  a cortege would quickly be a nuisance to many other road users.

An alternative would be splitting up in small groups of e.g. 5 motorcycles each, but that would require a leader for every group, and as we are just Ole Stubager and me, that's not an option.

But, as said before, in neither Sweden nor Andorra there were any guided tours, and people were out riding anyway, so it didn't seem to be a problem. And with the links I've put out, and I'm sure more will follow, it should be possible for everyone to make a tour for themselves or with others (in small groups), you have around two month to plan it ;).

Different countries, different laws, different landscapes and road networks, different organisers, different events...  ;)

And remember, next Sundag, March 31st, will be the last chance to book and pay for participation in VIM21!
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: zebulon on March 25, 2019, 13:05:25
was not far from guided tour ...

(http://www.bcsopot.com.pl/motocykle/2018vim20/images/20180519_095421_vim20_067.jpg)
© Bogdan

 ;)
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Jyrays on March 25, 2019, 18:21:13
Spontaneous tours :)
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Tarwdu on March 26, 2019, 23:29:14
Do not worry Bonne.
Everything will be fine.
I have organised several meetings, some good and some not so good.
You will never please everybody.
The most important thing left for you to do is be there and sunshine !
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Harv on March 27, 2019, 16:52:44
Tarwdu.... you are used to "sheep tours"....first one runs, the others follow👍
Personally, I'm going to the fish restaurant with Erik....I love a free meal (he is paying isn't he?)
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Snurrepus on March 27, 2019, 17:53:25
Tarwdu.... you are used to "sheep tours"....first one runs, the others follow👍
Personally, I'm going to the fish restaurant with Erik....I love a free meal (he is paying isn't he?)

Harv...
I thought you were English, not Scottish  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Bønne on March 28, 2019, 22:21:37
3 days to go, before booking and payment deadline!
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Bønne on March 29, 2019, 23:36:25
2 days left... !
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Bønne on March 31, 2019, 00:45:56
One day!!!
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Bønne on March 31, 2019, 19:41:13
Last chance!!!
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Two Plugs on April 01, 2019, 12:18:22
You and your team are doing a great job, Bonne!  VCIF_salut

And as with previous VIM's its the orgateam who draws the straws.  VCIF_ThumbUp

CU in about 2 (!!!) months from now. Please order some tropical weather.  ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Jyrays on April 26, 2019, 20:52:50
I can go around, if someone follows me what can I do?
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Two Plugs on May 02, 2019, 12:19:21
I can go around, if someone follows me what can I do?

Don't tell David...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Strey1100 on May 02, 2019, 23:24:10
Well... we have a problem... That problem is two (2) fairly lost (most of the time) Americans.  Yes, I'm sorry, George and Trey will be back for yet another VIM... But for the grace of the Sat/Nav Gods (All hail the great Garmin), we will be attending VIM... Having said that, we will be following Two Plugs (if we can keep up as we are both old farts) from his house to VIM.... After two days of us slowing him down, we will most likely be on our own.  While that is NOT a problem, we were hoping to latch onto someones tail light a bit.  Should someone drag two fairly naive yanks around around, we would appreciate it!   
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: Jyrays on May 04, 2019, 12:19:58
I can go around, if someone follows me what can I do?

Don't tell David...  ;D ;D ;D

Psst... he is not coming, right? :D
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Guided tours or not?
Post by: zebulon on May 05, 2019, 19:55:19
Well... we have a problem... That problem is two (2) fairly lost (most of the time) Americans.  Yes, I'm sorry, George and Trey will be back for yet another VIM... But for the grace of the Sat/Nav Gods (All hail the great Garmin), we will be attending VIM... Having said that, we will be following Two Plugs (if we can keep up as we are both old farts) from his house to VIM.... After two days of us slowing him down, we will most likely be on our own.  While that is NOT a problem, we were hoping to latch onto someones tail light a bit.  Should someone drag two fairly naive yanks around around, we would appreciate it!

Sure a lot of people have prepared their tour, and you can join  VCIF_a095 just listen during the previous evening ...  VCIF_a025