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Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2010, 06:57 AM
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Posted By srace7
All good things have to come to an end at some...

All good things have to come to an end at some point - and when the money runs out is usually a fairly good indicator of when that time has come...

2 years and 75,000 miles is a pretty good...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
Taco - when do I expect it's arrival and sea or...

Taco - when do I expect it's arrival and sea or air freight again ?? :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2010, 11:48 AM
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Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
I've always loved detective stories... pray tell...

I've always loved detective stories... pray tell how you know how long the rack took to remove ??
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
Just don't ask me to package one of those up and...

Just don't ask me to package one of those up and send it out to you for heaven's sake !!

I don't own enough parcel tape... And can't face the Customs Form...

Your silencers will start their...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
He answers to it as well Tom !!

He answers to it as well Tom !!
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 03:56 AM
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Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
Sounds like that's two of you that aren't at...

Sounds like that's two of you that aren't at their most approachable on early mornings !! :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2010, 07:28 AM
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Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
Read back - he posted a video and comprehensive...

Read back - he posted a video and comprehensive description of finding the route through the river in post 325...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
Taco... Mick's having quite a time of it...

Taco...

Mick's having quite a time of it from recent emails he has sent..!!

They are in Irkutsk at the moment... Still to do Mongolia...

All I'll say is that there are stories to be told !!...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,907
Posted By srace7
The future's bright... The future's... :wink: ...

The future's bright... The future's... :wink:

And Colebatch can reach heights not many of us can... and all that...

But as you say TP... All will be revealed in time...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2010, 02:39 PM
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Posted By srace7
DG it has been done two up... But Thomas and Eva...

DG it has been done two up... But Thomas and Eva are quite an accomplished and gnarly pair...

Have a look at: http://offsiberia.webnode.cz/

They did Old Road and Vilyuisk Tract two up...
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2010, 07:38 AM
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Posted By srace7
Time travel too !! First we were in...

Time travel too !!

First we were in Vladivostok looking at Warships and greyhound skirts...

Now we are back in Korea - Colebatch - The New Time Lord...

:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2010, 12:41 AM
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Posted By srace7
Walter - Sibirsky Extreme is supposed to be about...

Walter - Sibirsky Extreme is supposed to be about going where no biker has been before mate...

That one's been "ridden" a few times previously I'd guess...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 2,004,723
Posted By srace7
Walter - let me know when... Susie and I will...

Walter - let me know when... Susie and I will stand you a round and it will be good to meet Tony too...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,688
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Posted By srace7
Walter Great to see you and the steed re...

Walter

Great to see you and the steed re united...

Ride safe... Good to be on the "virtual road" with you again...

Gives us another reason to have another late night to swap stories when you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,413
Posted By srace7
Dirk Sent you a PM re UK enquiry... ...

Dirk

Sent you a PM re UK enquiry...

Simon
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
jack I appreciate your comment. Your photos...

jack

I appreciate your comment. Your photos and postings prior to my trip helped planning enormously.

I an glad you feel I managed to capture the essence of your great home area...

I'd love...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
I'm glad you enjoyed it... Hope you didn't get...

I'm glad you enjoyed it... Hope you didn't get into too much trouble for neglecting the memsahib !

Simon
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Guys thanks for the comments. I'm so glad...

Guys

thanks for the comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed it - I did !!

Reports on the site inspired me - I hope this report might inspire a few others.

Wherever you go - live the dream...
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Guys & Gals... Thanks so much for taking the...

Guys & Gals...

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment... I'm glad you enjoyed it...

I learned a great deal from the ride reports of others and got a great deal of inspiration from them -...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
As you can imagine, for a few days, I played the...

As you can imagine, for a few days, I played the tourist in New York, seeing all the usual sights...

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
I hope no one thinks I'm cheating by lifting from...

I hope no one thinks I'm cheating by lifting from my journal again..? I just think it conveys pretty accurately, as I said in the previous post, how I felt at the time...

I will conclude this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
This penultimate section eveoked such strong...

This penultimate section eveoked such strong emotions I wonder whether, again, it is better just to quote from my journal ? It describes how I felt at the time and I don't think editing it now would...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
As you can imagine, the section up to Waynesboro...

As you can imagine, the section up to Waynesboro wasn't the most picturesque - but to keep the continuity going I'll fill you in on the stage so the report is complete...

After a leisurely...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Resisting the urge to go to Dollywood, we headed...

Resisting the urge to go to Dollywood, we headed off from Pigeon Forge at a civilised hour towards Smokey Mountains National Park. It meant retracing the last 15 miles of our route back towards...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 2,004,723
Posted By srace7
Walter This just keeps getting better... ...

Walter

This just keeps getting better...

Can you share co ordinates of where this might be - I'll factor it into my trip next year...

Simon
Forum: Americas 03-03-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By srace7
Check out my ride report: ...

Check out my ride report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553670

Simon
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Our first ride together was the Cherohala Skyway....

Our first ride together was the Cherohala Skyway. A thoroughly enjoyable, snaking road that climbed to about 5,300 ft. It had some wonderful long fast sweepers and the road was virtually empty. It...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
After an early night I was awake at 5:30am and...

After an early night I was awake at 5:30am and wanted to get going so I was at Mammoth Cave in good time for my first Cave Tour early in the afternoon. I shuffled to the window hoping the weather was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
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Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Susie got home safe and sound. Ultimately, it...

Susie got home safe and sound. Ultimately, it turned out we could have booked her on the 7:30pm Virgin flight home from New York instead of the 9:30pm one – but it was better to have that extra...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
It finally arrived… A bit like the end of the...

It finally arrived… A bit like the end of the school holidays always came around no matter how you hoped it wouldn't… The day Susie and I had to go our separate ways finally dawned…

I think we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
I suppose it was inevitable that no 3 days could...

I suppose it was inevitable that no 3 days could fall into the “flawless” category !! On the run from Gunnison to Denver “Lady Luck” must have hitched a brief ride with someone else !!

The day...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
That's very kind of you to say so... On all...

That's very kind of you to say so... On all counts - particularly about Susie... She's a trooper - particularly what she went through after being diagnosed with her Breast Cancer...

She wanted to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
In Grand Junction, as per all the other mornings,...

In Grand Junction, as per all the other mornings, I checked the bike over – particularly the dodgy tyre repair the “office boy” did 2,924 miles ago…

The previous morning in Cortez it had dropped...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
The next stage from Cortez was a fantastic "shot...

The next stage from Cortez was a fantastic "shot in the arm" - a superb tonic… And a wonderful surprise… I’d easily put it down as one of the best of the trip… It got me back to the very essence of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
On leaving Mexican Hat there is a diversion that...

On leaving Mexican Hat there is a diversion that is well worth making - not just because of the majesty of the landscapes it takes you through - but because it gets you back into feeling a bit more...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
The ride from Zion to Bryce yields exceptional...

The ride from Zion to Bryce yields exceptional contrasts that again manifested themselves within a very short distance. 85 miles to be precise. And within those 85 miles the scenery and the climate...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Another quick section to rattle through as...

Another quick section to rattle through as there's not to much "bike action" in this first bit...

Mind you... There is one heck of a travel update !!

We’ve got to Venice, Monte Carlo, New...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
Part of the plan for Death Valley was to explore...

Part of the plan for Death Valley was to explore Titus Canyon, a remote adventurous ride / drive through a narrow and winding canyon that Gold Miners built to Leadfield (now a remote ghost town). I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,632
Posted By srace7
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