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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,567
Posted By David Lee
Great ride report, really enjoying it. Hope...

Great ride report, really enjoying it.

Hope the four of your stay safe and well:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 319,606
Posted By David Lee
Just spent the last two afternoons reading this...

Just spent the last two afternoons reading this RR from the start.
Lots better than working....
For an Aussie you write a good story

Ripper:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,036
Posted By David Lee
Glad that the job offers are coming in for you. ...

Glad that the job offers are coming in for you.

Stay firm though and carry on. You dont get many chances to do a trip like this
and one things for sure, if you are getting offers now you will...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By David Lee
Thanks Tim:1drink

Thanks Tim:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 61,646
Posted By David Lee
And me :clap

And me :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,162
Posted By David Lee
Many thanks for taking the time and effort to...

Many thanks for taking the time and effort to make your report,

Brilliant
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 100,128
Posted By David Lee
Please keep this story coming :wave

Please keep this story coming :wave
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 234,382
Posted By David Lee
Great report and loving reading about your trip,...

Great report and loving reading about your trip, keep it coming and stay safe
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 97,236
Posted By David Lee
Great Report, quite an adventure. Thanks...

Great Report, quite an adventure.

Thanks for posting it,
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
7th July Hot and humid night in a stuffy...

7th July

Hot and humid night in a stuffy room. Being a city centre hotel there was plenty of people walking outside talking and laughing until the early hours. Not a great night.

What the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
6 July Away by 07.30hours and back on the...

6 July

Away by 07.30hours and back on the E45. This turned into a great road during the course of the day, fast, with some bends and gradients but safe for getting a bit of a lick on at 70-85...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
5th July Time to get going South now. Out of...

5th July

Time to get going South now. Out of Bodo on Route 80 which was full of road works and very slow until hitting the E6 at Fauske and heading South towards Mo I Rana until the junction with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
4th July A day in Bodo today, so I started...

4th July

A day in Bodo today, so I started off with a lie-in until 0900hrs.

After a nice buffet breakfast I left the hotel armed with a local tourist street map and set off up the hill.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,905
Posted By David Lee
Glad you mentioned about covering distance here...

Glad you mentioned about covering distance here in the UK. I think its a ratio of 1:5 when compared to the USA.

Great report and I am glad you enjoyed our crowded little country (especially the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
Up at 0600hrs. It had not been the greatest...

Up at 0600hrs. It had not been the greatest nights sleep due to a party of 5 young guys turning up at 21.30 the previous night and taking all the available space left in the bunkhouse. They had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
After my chat with Kyle in the Tourist Info...

After my chat with Kyle in the Tourist Info office, this was the route I would be following today
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/davidlee931/Nordkapp%202011/P7170001-1.jpg

Three ferries...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
Hi Eurorider1 Fuel averaged out around...

Hi Eurorider1

Fuel averaged out around euro1.45 to euro 1.50 a litre. So a bit more expensive than the UK but not drastically so. I never had any problem finding fuel and after being warned that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
Covered the remaining 75miles or so to Tromso. ...

Covered the remaining 75miles or so to Tromso.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/davidlee931/Nordkapp%202011/P7010107.jpg

Breakfast was sausage shaped and very tasty too:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
So, the main objective of getting to Nordkapp had...

So, the main objective of getting to Nordkapp had been achieved and I had covered nearly 2400miles in 5 days. Time to slow down a bit and enjoy the Arctic North of Norway.

My other desire had been...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
After leaving the café the winds got severe,...

After leaving the café the winds got severe, gusting from my left hand side. Tunnels started to appear as well. The good thing about these was it gave a respite from the wind but a couple were really...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
Left the Kolari Hotel by 08.30, this was the...

Left the Kolari Hotel by 08.30, this was the first full night of no darkness, so it was a bit strange. Blue skies and sunshine. Carried on the E8 until Palojoensuu were I turned left onto the 93.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
A good nights kip, even though its not really...

A good nights kip, even though its not really getting dark at all now. Through Umea and Lulea with a break here and there. Roads pretty featureless, just the normal trees and lakes. Sometimes the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
Next morning I rejoined the main E4 road heading...

Next morning I rejoined the main E4 road heading towards lots of places ending in Koping………Linkoping, Norrkoping and Nykoping.

Saab aircraft facilities are located around these parts and they put...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
It varies from country to country, Germany was...

It varies from country to country, Germany was around EUR85/night and Sweden a little cheaper. Norway is the most expensive for most things, yet I picked up a hotel there for EUR80.00

More to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
After the wet weather yesterday, it was much...

After the wet weather yesterday, it was much better today. I had got caught up in two big jams as well, the one in Belgium as a car accident and big roadworks in Holland.

About two hours after...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
This trip had been a while in the planning. I had...

This trip had been a while in the planning. I had wanted to have a decent ride to somewhere achievable but not that easy but as I was going by myself, somewhere not too remote or deep into the wilds....
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By David Lee
The Great North Run !

Ok, this is the name of a famous (for us British folk anyway) half marathon race.

But, I think it sums up what I am currently doing.


Old bloke heads for Nordkapp:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 44,770
Posted By David Lee
Nice to get both of your perspectives, Gents. ...

Nice to get both of your perspectives, Gents.

Keep up the good work
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,372
Posted By David Lee
Well done chaps, take a pat on the back:nod

Well done chaps, take a pat on the back:nod
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,712,070
Posted By David Lee
Real adventure bike behind it though:wink:

Real adventure bike behind it though:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,372
Posted By David Lee
Also called a Citroen Visa in my neck of the...

Also called a Citroen Visa in my neck of the woods. Basic model had the boxer engine but posher ones had a 4 cyl
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By David Lee
Keep it coming - really enjoying this:1drink

Keep it coming - really enjoying this:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,275
Posted By David Lee
Fond memories of Ksar Ghilane from 2009 ...

Fond memories of Ksar Ghilane from 2009

Nice:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,075
Posted By David Lee
Count me in as one of the few ! Great story...

Count me in as one of the few !

Great story and looking forward to the next bit

Cheers

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,192,579
Posted By David Lee
On the road in southern Tunisia ...

On the road in southern Tunisia

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/davidlee931/TunisiaSep-Oct2009114.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 541,272
Posted By David Lee
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/davidlee9...

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/davidlee931/TunisiaSep-Oct2009007.jpg
Forum: Europe 12-11-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 49,877
Posted By David Lee
Me, visiting my Uncle's grave at Medjez-el-Bab,...

Me, visiting my Uncle's grave at Medjez-el-Bab, Tunisia earlier this year. Headed further South afterwards

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/davidlee931/TunisiaSep-Oct2009230.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By David Lee
Tunisia Oct 2009

Dear All,

Check out my report on this link,

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207129

Apologies for not re-writing it for you in full

Dave
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