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Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 46,252
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: 305
Views: 75,186
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: 4
Views: 645
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: 6,072
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: 6,072
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: 5,336
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: 6,072
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: 1,428
Views: 440,762
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: 17
Views: 2,021
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: 3,259
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: 305
Views: 75,186
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: 242,239
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: 1,130
Views: 361,999
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: 1,130
Views: 361,999
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: 113,015
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: 2,846
Views: 1,545,541
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: 1,428
Views: 440,762
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: 305
Views: 75,186
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: 242,239
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: 1,428
Views: 440,762
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: 10,435
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: 3,636
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: 2,846
Views: 1,545,541
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: 5,491
Views: 1,087,109
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: 259
Views: 29,731
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: 259
Views: 29,731
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: 229
Views: 69,858
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: 399
Views: 145,227
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: 242,239
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: 2,232
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: 14,077
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: 2,470
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: 305
Views: 75,186
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: 14,422
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!
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,266
Posted By Blader54
Ha ha! Glad you are enjoying France! Yes, petrol...

Ha ha! Glad you are enjoying France! Yes, petrol prices are way up compared to North America! I love hitting those "regional products" shops - they often have things you just don't find anywhere...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,482
Posted By Blader54
Great report! I love the sign in the background...

Great report! I love the sign in the background of the photo of the entire family on one small bike (at start of Chitwal segment)...."Key Components of Vulture Free Zones." Must be a story behind...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,907
Posted By Blader54
Good to know that it is possible to travel in...

Good to know that it is possible to travel in Norway on a modest budget!
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 86,653
Posted By Blader54
A great one, Dave. And two great guys! Guess you...

A great one, Dave. And two great guys! Guess you two will have to explore the Great Smokies on another trip (and write it up, natch!) and.....there's always that church in Taos come Spring! Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,907
Posted By Blader54
Nice to see an update! Looking forward to your...

Nice to see an update! Looking forward to your next installment!
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,077
Posted By Blader54
I will be interested to hear your comparison of...

I will be interested to hear your comparison of the Ducati to the BMW! And of course to see more of your outstanding photographs of the roads you ride. Yes, so sad about Marco. I played that accident...
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