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Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, Great pix - I don' suppose you were...

Hi,

Great pix - I don' suppose you were interested in the girl on the scooter one little bit :rofl

Now following your trip :)

Simon
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Really looking forward to this. Also a timely...

Really looking forward to this. Also a timely reminder to finish the 'tTour de España 2012' report on my blog!

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
The yellow paint cmes off the mudguard - OK,...

The yellow paint cmes off the mudguard - OK, fender to you guys :evil - after a few bashes revealing - black!

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 07-06-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, I'm based near La Pobla de Segur through...

Hi,

I'm based near La Pobla de Segur through most of August and into September. The location is in the Pyrenees, near the frontier between Catalonia and Aragon where I organise off road ralies.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Don't worry about the branding, you can peel it...

Don't worry about the branding, you can peel it off. But the guards themselves are pretty useless, when you fall they just bend out of the way and bang goes your lever - I've broken two brake levers...
Forum: Europe 06-28-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there - I've only just seen this so I guess...

Hi there - I've only just seen this so I guess you are now in Almeria.

A great way home would be via Ademuz, and the Sistema Iberia - Albarracín, Molina de Aragon, Calatayud and on to Logroño and...
Forum: Europe 06-22-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's great news :clap Regs Simon

That's great news :clap

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 06-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By The Spanish Biker
¿Felizidadas Francisco! Bon viaje :clap ...

¿Felizidadas Francisco! Bon viaje :clap

Saludos

Simon
Forum: EMEA 06-14-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there, I've only just been able to see...

Hi there,

I've only just been able to see your vid - that's an amazing section and I loved the way your view 'dwelt' on those amazing cliffs, they're called the Mallos de Riglos by the way. That...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Lovely excursion and pictures Jezuar :) ...

Lovely excursion and pictures Jezuar :)

Leafman - this style of military architecture is pretty much universal from that period - all originating from the ideas of the French Marshal Vauban...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I've tried the same as Ard and come to the same...

I've tried the same as Ard and come to the same conclusions. I also tried a Mitas E07 on the rear but in this size it has the 'band' down the middle which reduced the mileage considerably - OK, they...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, It's the dumbest ting but the answer...

Hi Gar,

It's the dumbest ting but the answer to your brother's bike rental is probably in the most obvious place - Andorra!

It occurred to me yesterday as I was driving away and I've only just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Sorry Ard, After all these years in Spain I...

Sorry Ard,

After all these years in Spain I ama slave to my stomach :rofl

I find I need a little 'lie down't too at times . . .
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
You have all my sympathy Ard - but if you call...

You have all my sympathy Ard - but if you call that a rut you'll have to get some serious practice in for the HISS in September :)

More in a minute after dinner :)
Forum: Europe 06-10-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Regs Simon

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 06-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Ha ha, You're dead right Gar - look at the...

Ha ha,

You're dead right Gar - look at the mess I got into on our walking tour last week when four heads were definitely not better than one!
...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, Just remembered your best maps will...

Hi Gar,

Just remembered your best maps will be the 1. 50 000 'Mapa Comarcal de Catalunya made by the famous Catalonia Cartographic Institute (http://www.icc.cat/eng/Home-ICC/Inici/Inici)

Not...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yes, it's an amazing place right enough. The...

Yes, it's an amazing place right enough. The reason for the trip is a bit bitter/sweet: we lost Lucky, our beautiful husky, a month or so ago after a fantastic happy and long life -...
Forum: Europe 06-03-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, I've just got back from a 25 km hike...

Hi Gar,

I've just got back from a 25 km hike in a wild sierra, sleeping on the very hard floor in a cave - and today I feel like an 80 year old - but there was 1,000 metre climb too and we had to...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nice one Rob, the Pyrenees certainly tick all the...

Nice one Rob, the Pyrenees certainly tick all the boxes:

http://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/01addorra2.jpg

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
After that I don't know the area very well but...

After that I don't know the area very well but this camping (http://www.campingcalparadis.com/?lang=en) near Calaf look great!

It does indeed, I think I might be booking.

It does look good...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well, I said it was complicated didn't I :) ...

Well, I said it was complicated didn't I :)

Before you can do any of this you'll have to register (empadronar-se) with the town hall where you are living - and register yourself as resident,...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By The Spanish Biker
The cans will probably be OK as long as they...

The cans will probably be OK as long as they satisfy emission controls and for other stuff it might be worth just taking it off for the test and refitting latter. I know 4X4 drivers who change tyres...
Forum: Europe 05-23-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's a good idea to rent a truck - kills two...

That's a good idea to rent a truck - kills two birds with one stone - and if you get a box van with a tailgate that's half your problems solved.

Just google truck hire in Barcelona, there will be...
Forum: Europe 05-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Like most things in Spain it's much more...

Like most things in Spain it's much more complicated than it should be and my advice would be to use a specialist 'gestor'. Apart from anything else it saves you spending days queuing at the traffic...
Forum: Europe 05-22-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Meanwhile I've just had a PM from two guys riding...

Meanwhile I've just had a PM from two guys riding down this way at a similar time so I'll send them the link to this post - no promises more than that though.
That's really kind of you. No word yet...
Forum: Europe 05-21-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, No worries about the CAPS, very...

Hi Gar,

No worries about the CAPS, very clear.

"I GUESS I'LL SEE HOW HOT IT IS."

You're be talking 35º + around midday but 10-20º cooler at night. You really will notice this difference at...
Forum: Europe 05-17-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there, In the summer I live a short way...

Hi there,

In the summer I live a short way south west of Andorra, near Pobla de Segur.

I don'y know many of the trails that you're doing but I' did a HUMM there so I've probably done a few of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
glad you liked it - spain is chock full of...

glad you liked it - spain is chock full of history, an amazing place really - and with genuine tapas and cuisine, as opposed to the bastardised stuff you get in 'international' restaurants worldwide,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Guys, I'll be at my base near Pobla de...

Hi Guys,

I'll be at my base near Pobla de Segur from about the 24th. I guess you've got everything very well planned but if you need any help along the way, finding mechanics, translating, etc. -...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, Nice images, I managed to miss that :( I...

Hi,

Nice images, I managed to miss that :( I guess the Sierra Morena is an unknown feast - I certainly got lost there!

http://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/lhayricks.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Juzuar, Hmm Sevilla, you lucky guy - so...

Hi Juzuar,

Hmm Sevilla, you lucky guy - so close to Morocco and such a fantastic place to be.

I had a great time a few years ago staying in the Sierra Morena near Constantina - an ace camping...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Didn't you take the chainguard off when you...

Didn't you take the chainguard off when you fitted the X-tank? It might touch on full compression according to Erik. I have to refit mine every time I have my vehicle inspection done :(

More, did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi jezuar, A few yaers ago I saw an...

Hi jezuar,

A few yaers ago I saw an identical bike set-up for sale at Moto2 in Lleida - not you is it?

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8,932
Views: 1,300,306
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi - welcome to the Xtank club - did you get it...

Hi - welcome to the Xtank club - did you get it in person?

Meanwhile:


Yes, that do!

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Phil, it looks like your place is coming along...

Hi Phil, it looks like your place is coming along great guns - any room for a tiddler at the bunkhouse inauguration party :1drink

Have a great trip east - wish I was coming with you - and what...
Forum: Europe 05-01-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,001
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nice one Santi, take it easy my friend. BTW...

Nice one Santi, take it easy my friend.

BTW - my meeting in Barna was very productive after all - so maybe the karma wheel is turning :evil

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-30-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,001
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Aaaargh - life's a bitch as we say! Perfect...

Aaaargh - life's a bitch as we say!

Perfect weather, my so-called 'meeting' in Barcelona looks like being a total waste of time and I'm spending more money on the coach up to the Pyrenees tomorrow...
Forum: Europe 04-30-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, A great idea but so big that I think it...

Hi,

A great idea but so big that I think it has to be a team effort.

Spain is complicated as each region has its own rules and regs, which also change by the season. See my blog...
Forum: Europe 04-27-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,001
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Santi, Thanks for this - as you know it's...

Hi Santi,

Thanks for this - as you know it's a really upsetting thing, especially for us slushy Brits :)

Meanwhile I've spoken with Spanish Johnny who was going to have difficulty getting there...
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