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Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,889
Posted By Blader54
Very nice report. Fun to see those Vari-EZes!...

Very nice report. Fun to see those Vari-EZes! Burt Rutan (Scaled Composites) design.....I think they were largely built at-home. Y
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,198
Posted By Blader54
Олег, ты удивительный человек! Я читал ваш блог о...

Олег, ты удивительный человек! Я читал ваш блог о вашей поездке на велосипеде - такой силы духа! Когда нет тандемы в России и евро тандемов слишком дорого .... вы построить один из титановых трубок!...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,198
Posted By Blader54
Wonderful report! Your courage to explore the...

Wonderful report! Your courage to explore the world is an inspiration! Best wishes!
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,030
Posted By Blader54
This is a great report! Thanks for sharing it...

This is a great report! Thanks for sharing it with us! Another area added to my "get to!" list!
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 53,830
Posted By Blader54
Hi El Ex! Hey, great update! Clad to see you...

Hi El Ex! Hey, great update! Clad to see you recovering physically from the crash, now you just have to patch up your relationship with the bike! Looking forward to the next installment!
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,889
Posted By Blader54
Great report! Formidable! France is amazing!...

Great report! Formidable! France is amazing! Their "culture of politeness" is still largely intact. I love getting the foot waggle thank-you when I pull over to let a bike pass! Local traditions,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 47,810
Posted By Blader54
I never could understand how this thread did not...

I never could understand how this thread did not violate the ride report rules: namely that a report has to be by the person who did the ride.
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 85,381
Posted By Blader54
Dear Seb and Kim, Thanks for all of your hard...

Dear Seb and Kim,
Thanks for all of your hard work letting us follow your incredible journey. I'm sorry that it ended sooner than you wished, but sometimes things happen and plans must change. Best...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Blader54
Oh, man, this should be great! Love it when a...

Oh, man, this should be great! Love it when a sport bike goes touring!
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,802
Posted By Blader54
Thanks for the tips on sand riding! Looking...

Thanks for the tips on sand riding! Looking forward to learning how to do this.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,802
Posted By Blader54
I had the same question as Just Jeff, but I take...

I had the same question as Just Jeff, but I take it by your answer all the petrol in Morocco is unleaded. I think I got confused because you talked about the difficulty finding unleaded petrol, which...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,651
Posted By Blader54
Super report! One of my all-time Iceland...

Super report! One of my all-time Iceland favorites! Thanks for taking the time to take us along with you!
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,802
Posted By Blader54
Great stuff! A unique take on a Moroccan...

Great stuff! A unique take on a Moroccan adventure!
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 491,547
Posted By Blader54
The bit about directions given in Ireland brought...

The bit about directions given in Ireland brought back some memories. 25 yrs ago, girlfriend and I riding bicycles around Ireland, she wants to visit Scattery Island (IIRC) in the Shannon estuary....
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,889
Posted By Blader54
Sounds like a great trip! Looking forward to the...

Sounds like a great trip! Looking forward to the next installment! And thanks for letting us catch a lift with you!
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,415
Posted By Blader54
Great films! Also looking forward to the next...

Great films! Also looking forward to the next installment!
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 85,381
Posted By Blader54
Those carts you saw by the roadside are part of...

Those carts you saw by the roadside are part of the annual pilgrimage to Popoyuapa. The color of the banner represents Holy Week, and the words typically say "Pilgrim Cart" followed by the name of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 245,858
Posted By Blader54
Right-O, tee bee! There's a heavy rumor that...

Right-O, tee bee! There's a heavy rumor that something big happens, but we won't know for sure until we read it here!
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 365,980
Posted By Blader54
@skuro and azorat....thank you for the...

@skuro and azorat....thank you for the translation! I was never going to get it by myself! Sardegna looks awesome. I must go. Soon. Merci bien!
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 365,980
Posted By Blader54
Another fine, fine entry in my favorite thread!...

Another fine, fine entry in my favorite thread! Thanks, Tage! As always, there is much food for thought in this episode. If one has tremendous ability but chooses not to exercise it, is he "bad," or...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 115,751
Posted By Blader54
Hi Darth Peach! Good of you to post an inspiring...

Hi Darth Peach! Good of you to post an inspiring ride. Hope all's been well with you. Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,607,001
Posted By Blader54
Bab bab bab, bab bab er Ann (Gate of Rockin' and...

Bab bab bab, bab bab er Ann (Gate of Rockin' and Reelin')


Yes, perhaps "the medina syndrome" is a case of "seen one, seen all"? Safe riding!
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 491,547
Posted By Blader54
When you're next in Glasgow you may wish to have...

When you're next in Glasgow you may wish to have a pint and a meal at Rab Ha's. I enjoyed both a few years back. And if you get stuck for a place to stay, it's a hotel also. And on that front, I've...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 85,381
Posted By Blader54
Another excellent update! Thanks guys, and keep...

Another excellent update! Thanks guys, and keep them coming please. We so much appreciate the effort it takes to keep this report going while you are on the road! Building a mall around an historic...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 245,858
Posted By Blader54
Hi Wesley! Thanks for another wonderful update!...

Hi Wesley!
Thanks for another wonderful update! Yours continues to be one of the most amazing ride reports of the past few years, at least! Looking forward to the next installment!
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 491,547
Posted By Blader54
Hey A-H, keep on getting well! And yeah, I...

Hey A-H, keep on getting well! And yeah, I totally agree...sometimes you just need a vacation from the adventure! Seen any unintentionally humorous signs in the UK? Way out in the countryside I once...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,868
Posted By Blader54
Great report! It's inspiring to read about rides...

Great report! It's inspiring to read about rides done on small bikes! Best of luck with your summer adventure!
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,916
Posted By Blader54
Oh man, just what I needed right now! Another...

Oh man, just what I needed right now! Another whereisgibson report! Yay! Where I am just now it is less than three weeks to the equinox and more snow is on the way. Gibson...get me outta here!
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,607,001
Posted By Blader54
Hmmm....this "cold" of Neda's does not sound...

Hmmm....this "cold" of Neda's does not sound good. Doctor time, methinks. I had something similar some years back (started out as an cold, i.e. nose running, fever, light cough) and then it went...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,562
Views: 1,117,861
Posted By Blader54
Bugger all! The rozzers definitely targeted you...

Bugger all! The rozzers definitely targeted you for objecting to harassment. Sounds like your attitude is good though, and that will help the time pass more quickly. Love those shots of the push bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 32,601
Posted By Blader54
Hearst's father, the mining tycoon, had received...

Hearst's father, the mining tycoon, had received the San Francisco [I]Examiner[I] in repayment of a gambling debt. At the age of 24, after having been booted out of university for his wild living and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 32,601
Posted By Blader54
Ah yes, Mr. Hearst! If I recall correctly, his...

Ah yes, Mr. Hearst! If I recall correctly, his father made a huge fortune from mining....and William Randolph was an only child! When his father died, his mother inherited it all, but kindly gave WR...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 75,925
Posted By Blader54
Ghost-written reports? Not for me. Out.

Ghost-written reports? Not for me. Out.
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 164,167
Posted By Blader54
"Stoer" literally means "sturdy" but I think he...

"Stoer" literally means "sturdy" but I think he meant "tough" in this context.
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 245,858
Posted By Blader54
Updates from Wesley! What a nice present! Thanks...

Updates from Wesley! What a nice present! Thanks again for taking the time to write this up and post it!! Awesome adventure!!:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,352
Posted By Blader54
Loving this report! Nothing like a long trip on...

Loving this report! Nothing like a long trip on old iron for a (seemingly) silly reason! :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,656
Posted By Blader54
Alessandro! Wonderful report. The road of salt is...

Alessandro! Wonderful report. The road of salt is new to me but it sounds like a lot of fun! Those alps! Wow! Your reports about the bikes are helpful even if you do not put in the technical info.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
Posted By Blader54
Always nice to see a long ride on a supersport!

Always nice to see a long ride on a supersport!
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 85,381
Posted By Blader54
Watch out for any vehicle that appears to be...

Watch out for any vehicle that appears to be about to cross the road or join the road. Sometimes it seems that "right of way" means "the bigger vehicle has the right of way." I recall reading a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,788
Posted By Blader54
The open field, the tent, bike, stars....front...

The open field, the tent, bike, stars....front page material there! Great report Amaury!
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