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Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:08 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Glad you're enjoying it. I hope those cave hotels...

Glad you're enjoying it. I hope those cave hotels in Matera offer a lot more than what's shown in the picture, because they look similar to our "cave" in Noto for the RideDOT.com price of $20/night!...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:04 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/182.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/182.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-fGtSx75/0/L/map182-L.jpg

As we leave the Val di Noto, we visit another one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 01:29 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/181.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/181.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-Hf5FPpX/0/L/map181-L.jpg

In South-Eastern Sicily, there are eight towns in the Val di...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-cKhfNrF/0/O/pantalica.gif

Huh-huh...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/180.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/180.html

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We disembarked from the ferry out into the waiting arms of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:11 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Just the stock LED tail light. I think it appears...

Just the stock LED tail light. I think it appears to flicker on the video because of the frame rate of the camera and the natural modulation of the LEDs is out of sync.



That is very cool! One...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By lightcycle
That's pretty high. You will save a ton of money...

That's pretty high. You will save a ton of money by purchasing insurance when you cross the border. Granted, you are probably not going to get the kind of coverage offered by Motorcycle Express and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
We're okay, thanks for checking! Just taking...

We're okay, thanks for checking!

Just taking a little break, be back soon! :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/179.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/179.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-jHBvNTB/0/L/map179-L.jpg

Italy has been such a beautiful place to visit so far. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 08:20 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Malaysia does have kudzu, but that's not where I...

Malaysia does have kudzu, but that's not where I know it from. As Neda can tell you, I have absolutely no knowledge (or interest) in plants and animals. There was a movie that I watched when I was a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the comments guys! The Euro-meal...

Thanks for the comments guys!

The Euro-meal thing is something that just doesn't match our travel schedule. We like to leave early in the morning, so a small breakfast around 7, lunch break around...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 02:57 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/178.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/178.html

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The Amalfi Coast is one of the world's top motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks everyone for the quips and comments! Puts...

Thanks everyone for the quips and comments! Puts a smile on our faces! :D



Hi John and Cathy,

Erik500 had some good recommendations, +1 on the Austrian Alps and Italian Dolomites for some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 01:33 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/177.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/177.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-6qTVX8b/0/L/map177-L.jpg

From Rome, we tried to hug the western coastline as we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 03:28 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Good eyes, they are K60s. We heard that the TKCs...

Good eyes, they are K60s. We heard that the TKCs wear very fast once they're on pavement (a pencil eraser dragging on the asphalt behind you will get better life) and the knobbies make for a squidgy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
No, the Ramens were not the real empire. They...

No, the Ramens were not the real empire. They were impastas.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 03:35 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

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The Colosseum - largest amphitheatre in the world!

When I was a kid, I had a book filled with cartoons of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 03:33 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/176.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/176.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-R4XHDn6/0/L/map176-L.jpg

All roads lead to Rome! So I guess we'll just have to go.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the comments and encouragement! ...

Thanks for the comments and encouragement!

Trying to get caught up on the blog, but our Internet situation is pretty bad in Italy, not because of availability, but everywhere we're staying...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/175.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/175.html

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My parents visited Perugia a few years ago and they really...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/174.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/174.html

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We are going to be to staying at our campsite in Riccione for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 12:20 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the tips! Yep,...

Thanks for all the tips!



Yep, sandwiches have become the default meals on wheels through Italy, just like North America. When we have a kitchen, it's pasta (my favorite), normally with pesto...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
We woke up extra early on Race Day because I...

We woke up extra early on Race Day because I didn't want to miss any of the action again. There's a grassy section set aside for motorcycle parking in Tribuna D where our cheap seats are, so any...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/173.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/173.html

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Spoiler warning: Results of the 2014 MotoGP Race at Misano...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
No, we didn't want to pay the 3 (!) per fee per...

No, we didn't want to pay the 3 (!) per fee per person. I can't help but do the 1.5 conversion in my head, especially after coming from Latin America where looking back now, we basically lived liked...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 01:55 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/172.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/172.html

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It's raining. That must mean that it's time to ride!

We're...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
That's some awesome writing! Really enjoying your...

That's some awesome writing! Really enjoying your RR and I'm glad you found some company. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks. It seems like a lot of work, not just on...

Thanks. It seems like a lot of work, not just on the photography front, but the business side as well. Our wedding photographer(s) were amazing, they had a photojournalism approach with lots of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 12:38 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/171.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/171.html

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The bikes are in Zagreb! And only a month later than we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/170.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/170.html

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Neda's been keeping track of our motorcycles while they've...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 02:39 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/169.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/169.html

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Funeral for Neda's mom

The last couple of weeks have been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/168.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/168.html

The phone rings in the middle of the night. Bad news never waits for the morning. Ten days after the surgery to remove the tumour, Neda' mom passed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
If anyone is going to be at the MotoGP race in...

If anyone is going to be at the MotoGP race in Misano this weekend, PM us! :freaky :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,414
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the support while we're stationary in...

Thanks for the support while we're stationary in Pula. We're itching to be back on the road soon.



Yep, I remember it well. Toronto: city of two seasons - winter and construction. :)


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/167.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/167.html

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I've been in Croatia for nearly three weeks now, Neda for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the words of support and also for...

Thanks for all the words of support and also for the information around importing our bikes. I've spoken to a few people who have CDN-plated motorcycles stored in Europe for years and it seems that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 04:08 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/166.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/166.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-W463mhq/0/L/map166-L.jpg

After two long weeks apart, I joined Neda in Croatia. She's...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,414
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Posted By lightcycle
We tried our Croatian customs agent that the...

We tried our Croatian customs agent that the shipping company contracted to get our bikes into the country. She told us that Canadian bikes have to be imported under the Canadian passport. Otherwise...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,414
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Posted By lightcycle
I am quite simply blown away by the responses. It...

I am quite simply blown away by the responses. It was not clear to us just how many people follow us on ADV until everyone started sending their well wishes. We are very honoured to have you all with...
Forum: EMEA 08-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By lightcycle
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the reply!

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the reply!
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