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  1. Alternative to Microsoft Autoroute?

    Chatter
    For many years I have used AutoRoute for route planning, saving, sat nav, and the ability to transfer the saved route to my Garmin. My current version is 2010 and I thought I'd treat myself to a 2016 version only to find that it was discontinued in 2013. Microsoft suggest using Bing maps, which...
  2. A few day in France

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Wasn't going to bother putting a ride rep up but TVs so rubbish tonight I thought I may entertain the users of xrv. Me and Cabbage decided a while ago a trip to France was on the cards as we hadn't done much in motorcycling. My enthusiasm has definitely been on a downward spiral for a while now...
  3. Sat Nav v iphone?

    Accessories
    I've never had the urge / desire for a satnav, I use AutoRoute on my laptop in the truck but I have recently been using my iphone 4S with Navfree and View Ranger for bike distance travel and byway bimbling. I'm planning a couple of European trips next year and questioning whether I need a...
  4. The Vercors

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've been organising & talking about this for so long that I hardly know where to start as most of it has already been explained before. "Start at the beginning & work through 'till the end" they say, so I will. I will try & be brief with the preamble: For those of you that haven't been paying...
  5. Turbo Lag!

    Mechanical Advice
    ok so it's not turbo lag but that's what it feels like! I just got back from a week end trip to the vosges & whilst there, going up the grand Ballon d'alsace in the hairpins the bike developed a bizarre fault. I could do with some help trying to pin it down before I either spend huge amounts...
  6. Tyre woes

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I know this has all been discussed before, at great length & that there are no definitive answers but; I've been using anakees on my tralp for the last 300 odd years... ok I exaggerate but for as long as I can remember anyway...I now need to replace both hoops but can't get anakees (nobody...
  7. Crosstourer-----How apt a tale of woe! A brand new bike

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Having become the proud owner of a brand new Crosstourer SE with all the bells and whistles on the 1st July this year, my wife and I decided to visit our son who works in France. I ran the bike in the week before and took it to the garage where I bought it from last Monday. Unlike some here I...
  8. whether or not to ride in the weather

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    one of my rare days off without the kids yesterday. so it was raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock... well i'm gonna ride anyway. No pics cos it was too wet to get me thingy out (?!) but this was my ride back from Dijon. It's been years since I rode in the rain, I mean real rain. These...
  9. Our trip to France and Italy 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well it started off not to well as I met Fred (XR Mad) near jct18 of the M4 and he showed me his new 'camelback', Bob say's 'oh bother' I knew I'd forgot something' so we headed back to Bristol to get my camelback which was waiting in my garage Met the others in Bath and set off over...
  10. Watch out on French motorways!

    Chatter
    YouTube - EVILOX mobylette autoroute Totally Crazy. What is he holding on to with his left hand?:happy6:
  11. french meet

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'd been planning this trip ever since Philinfrance first suggested a week end at his place in the dordogne. Though Phil & I both live in france, me about a third of the way down from the top & east of centre and Phil about a third of the way up from the bottom & west of centre, there's still...
  12. madder than a box of frogs...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ok, so it IS a box of frogs...:angel9: 12h00 was the rendez vous, for the ride to paris. As usual with the french, the organisation was crap. They'd planned for about 20 bikes from the region & we were 45 just from Auxerre (yeah the sun was out!). A meeting point on the autoroute was...
  13. impressed still

    Transalp
    I'm continually impressed, even after 10 years, by the transalp. She's now 19 years old, has 101,000kms on the clock & today has just run me 170k up the autoroute to Paris @ 140km/h, suffererd 2 hours of stopstart traffic during the demo in Paris with the cooling fan on almost continually &...
  14. 640k

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    well it's a long time since I've done more than about 300k in one go, & never on the transalp, who's seat is killingly painful after only an hour. Having asked for ideas on here (& elsewhere), & having failed to buy some cycling shorts I managed to grab an inflatable neck cushion thing which I...
  15. A spin in the Jura

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Rode down to my parents in law's last sat evening after work (25th) Madame & the animals having gone down by car earlier in the day. I didn't bother stopping for any pics cos a) it was mostly raining & b) it was mostly dark so there was nothing to see anyway. What's more I've already covered the...
  16. Billy

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I thought i'd posted this once but I can't find itnow..., if i'm being stoopid then I'm sure someone will tell me...:thumbup: Billy was the son of a mate, member of the french bike forum http://motards-bourguignons.forumactif.com/forum.htm who died from mucoviscidosis (sp?) 4 years ago...
  17. i told you i'd do it

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    so i did. i've taken some pics of some of the derelict petrol stations & garages along the road from my place to my parents in laws, there were i think three that i missed for one reason or another (saw it too late after havuing just overtaken a lorry for example...) but theese are all seen in a...
  18. insainwayne

    Chatter
    is living up to his logon name, he's just ridden all the way down here to deepest burgundy over friday & saturday, done a ride out in the area for a few hours today with meself & some mates & is due to ride home in one hit tomorrow up the autoroute... bloody good job he's got an airhawk...:D...
  19. HUMM 2008

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A few folk from this forum made the trip to the Pyrenees a couple of weeks ago for the Horizon's Unlimited Mountain Madness. Matt and I made a week of it, taking in a few days trail riding before the HUMM, and visiting the Millau viaduct on the way home. As ever these trips begin with a ferry...
  20. out & about

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    'twas me day off (from the kids) so thought i'd go for a ride. I did my usual thing & set off to ride one of the routes that i've done so many times before, but always with mates & therefore always so fast that i spend the whole time a) trying to stay upright & b) trying to keep up... also as...
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