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  1. Touristy pics of Transalp around Colchester UK

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A couple of pics (avoiding the bins) of my new Transalp beastie after this morning's thunderstorm. Shot around Colchester UK - Garrison Church, a victorian wooden colonial style building now owned by the Russian Orthodox Church. And at Bourne Mill built in 1591. Cleaned out the crappy...
  2. Portugal

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just back from a two week ride around Portugal. Having never been to Portugal before it seemed like a useful way to use up some holiday entitlement from work I was in danger of losing, and get some dry miles on the bike. So, I booked the Portsmouth ferry to Spain, changed the oil in the Africa...
  3. road signs

    Chatter
    I know the photo is crap it's from my phone, but it's the first time i've seen road signs telling people to not listen to there satnavs. I went into ST.Ives on Monday for accupuncture and noticed it apparently it's been there for months. ST.Ives is a very small touristy place, anyone who's been...
  4. Back from 4 week European trip!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    We got back 3 weeks ago and all this snow has given us the time to sort photos out - although some of the snow scenes will now have lost a bit of their impact! Breifly - we had 4 weeks off, no set plan except a 1 way ferry to Calais - and make it up as you go along......we had a really great...
  5. The Isle of Barra report.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Isle of Barra Although I made this trip in my company Vauxhall Combo van, I was viewing it as possible bike tour for my Fiona, myself and possibly open up the Isle to many others who are interested in touring Scotland, God’s country. Sunday morning I was up at 08.00 to get ready for my...
  6. spanish pyrenees campsite info needed

    Travel
    hi and hola` Just finished me route for late may break and need some campsite advice for the Spanish side, namely around Jaca and if possible El pont de Suert for a night halt must be cheap and clean with water etc but nowt flash. Rather spend me money on the local food than hotels;) prices...
  7. Mr Hat + Varadero + 4 weeks in Canada/USA

    Varadero
    The original idea was to have a post retirement sauree and take six weeks to do Alaska and the Dempster/Dalton highways on the Varadero but alas the offer of a new job has curtailed that for another time. Sooooooo I have permission from SWMBO to take a month and travel around Canada and the...
  8. Loch Ness

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went for a wee blast up the road today cos I was getting fed up working in the garden. Decided to go and look for the monster, so I called in for a cup of coffee at the mother in law's :D:D:D------ then headed up the other other side of the loch, (away from the touristy bits around Urquhart...
  9. Well I'm leaving you all!

    Everything Orange - KTM
    Off to Manila on Thursday morning with all my gear this time, to pluck the "wee girl", from the dealer's nasty mitts*, at last. Having done the "family duty", so to speak, my company haven't called me (so they can go play with themselves), I'm off!:blob2: (*They have already fitted a touring...
  10. seeing my brother off @ the Ace this Sunday

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi All, Our Scotland trip is nearing its end, we'll arrive in London tomorrow and will spend a day doing the touristy stuff. Then Sunday my little bro will leave for the boat again. I thought I'd show him some XRV hospitality with a meetup at the Ace Sunday morning. Anyone up for a tea around...
  11. West Austria - North Italy - East Switzerland Advice?

    Travel
    Heading off on a road trip to the Alps for a couple of weeks in September two-up on a Varadero. Currently the only objectives are the Stelvio pass (for me) and Neuschwanstein castle (for her). So given that we're likely to be passing through the Black Forest, the Tirol, the Italian lakes, and...
  12. On this day in history...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
  13. The ITT & Greece via the Balkans

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here is a very small taster of our trip, it's very difficult to know what to include. Here is a pic heading through the Italian Dolomites, quite a few of the passes were still closed, this was heading over Passo Pordoi From Italy we headed into Slovenia and the beautiful lake Bled, from...
  14. Laos and Cambodia by Africa Twin

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok, have fully recovered from the China trip, and have more or less caught up on everything on the home front. Time to roll baby ! This time I wanted to head over to Laos, and make one final attempt to get to the top of Lima 85. Then head to south Laos, into Cambodia,then end up in Pattaya. The...
  15. Oz - a taste of tasmania

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Tasmania is Oz's Island state and a great place for biking , this was my 5th trip down from the mainland and I cant wait to go again, amazing roads, great scenery and fantastic food mmmmmm. There was me (Africa Twin 750), Rob (KTM950), Margaret (R6), Mike(1150GSA), Nick (XTZ660), Steve(100GS)...
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