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  1. The Vercors

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    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...
  2. Cyprus - 2 days on a hired XR250

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    I was going to do a more in-depth report, but computer problems have saved you from letting me drone on too much. Follow the linky for some piccies. <a href="http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/Mick_Mooney/story/21245" target="_blank"><img...
  3. Hired a DR on holiday. Found strange things

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  4. Builder/plumber required for a weeks worth of work

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    Sure we have a builder or two on here, I have a room with water and a drain that needs upgrading to a liveable workable sanitary room, mainly commercial but with a shower plus 2 toilet cubicles and sinks. The concrete floor will have to come up with new pipe-work being laid for fresh and dirty...
  5. One for the trolls

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    We've hired our new Troll finder general English boxer Curtis Woodhouse turns up on the doorstep of his Twitter troll | Sport | guardian.co.uk
  6. Great to know there are still ind souls out there willing to help

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    I am sincerely hoping this is a true tory not just an internet wind up , I have read it on anoither forum and really am touched by the generosity of the shop
  7. NHS - the fight just got personal

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    BBC London tonight featured a protest meeting about the planned closure of my local hospital's A&E (well several meetings as they had to keep hireing more and more buildings to accomodate us all). Another local trust has gone bankrupt so some chinless wonder has been hired to produce a £2m...
  8. Thailand: Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Province.

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    This was originally written for Thailand's motorcycle forums: apologies for assuming you may know the areas and roads...... some of you might though! Open link for pics folks: http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/37052-A-short-wet-quot-Top-End-quot-tour! Just...
  9. Tendays in Croatia

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    Not much of a TR but I was in Dubrovnik for a week at a mate's wedding. Hired a scooter for a day for a quick recce and a KLE500 for 2 days 2-up. This a Piaggio X7 250cc. It was quicker than I expected and OK for overtaking trucks on the coast road. I rode it down to Cavtat, had a look at the...
  10. For Sale: Transalp 700

    For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale, my beloved Transalp 700: Reg Date: Aug 2009 Model Year: 2009 (ABS) Mileage: 27600 Last Serviced: 24000, full including valves Owners: 2 (Honda dealer and me) All services conducted by CJ Ball Honda of Norwich and bike has full Honda service history including detailed invoices...
  11. New Zealand bike hire

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    Anyone hired a bike in NZ? Planning on going back there in march 2013, this time to do some bike touring as well as showing the missus a bit of my favourite country ;-) I'd like to hire a GS, but I don't think the missus' dodgy hips will cope too well, so it looks like it'll be an RT or a Pan...
  12. Regional XRV Camping Meet 2011 - Thetford Forest - 29th April - East Harling, Norfolk

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    April 29th – April 30th 2011 Regional XRV Meet - East Anglia.... Open to all XRV'rs :thumbup: Update 15-04-2011 Itinerary, Check points, PMR radio channels, Base camp, Mission Control, Supplies As it seems to stand at the moment we are looking at a morning ride out (for those that can make...
  13. Trail riding holiday somewhere warm this winter

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    Hi all, having just got back from my hols I'm busy planning the next one. I quite fancy a trail bike riding course or guided tour on a hired bike somewhere warm, maybe Spain/Portugal/Canaries ? There are loads to choose from, can anyone recommend a good one?
  14. Insurance tax budget rise will hit bikes

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    Insurers and brokers are pleading with the government not to increase Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) in the emergency budget on 22 June fearing it will lead to cuts in cover or more uninsured. Coming on top of premium rises anyway, it could mean motor premium up more than a third. The...
  15. Into and thanks

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    As a recent new member I have been looking at the various information in the forums. I read with interest about MPG and in a recent 1700 mile return trip to Switzerland can confirm that its low 30's that with throwover Panniers, tent and 80mph running down french toll roads. The thanks go for...
  16. Newbie with big decision...

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, I'm from Norwich but have recently moved to Spain. I have owned a 650 TA in the past and have hired a 700 for a week's trip to Switzerland, and with also having owned a VFR am content to remain with Honda. I hope to buy the new Transalp (in the UK) this year, but as one of its uses will be...
  17. Hello

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi folks, I've been lurking for a while on the forum, but since i bought a Transalp of Friday i thought it best to say hello properly. I'd joined sometime back while researching bikes to buy for a trip i had planned to Kathmandu, but in the end i went for a 3AJ Tenere. It was a basket case...
  18. Scottish Raiders strike Yeti Land ....

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    It has been reported that a small Scottish raiding party consisting of a Wee Baldie Old Git and his daughters' boyfriend , made a short, sharp raid into the Darlington / Middlesbrough area last night. The mission was considered a success with the repatriation of a nice XR400R for aforesaid...
  19. The Great Escape Rally

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    In January Pole and I decided to do an off-road enduro rally as we had never done one before but are both fans of off-roading, so after searching for a suitable rally we decided to go for the Great Escape Rally, in Zagan Poland on the 27th of March. We spent the following couple of months...
  20. Test ride a new Honda trail bike

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    OK had confirmation through from Honda. Honda is planning to launch a new bike next year that, it believes, will be of interest to members of this site. Honda would like 50 big trail bike riders to help test bikes before final modifications and decisions are made - This is testing...
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