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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
And in case you were wondering why it's so...

And in case you were wondering why it's so expensive.............That's the organizers paper work just for the permissions of the towns we go thru.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By fredgilb
Close one!

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/69188250" width="650" height="381" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
So it turns out my ultimate Moto Tour bike had...

So it turns out my ultimate Moto Tour bike had defective forks! Zero damping in both legs. Thanks Marzocchi. Replaced under warranty. Boogles the mind:dog

That'll teach me to not blame myself so...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
YES! Three's the charm! :ricky

YES! Three's the charm! :ricky
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
Here's the completed video from the awesome...

Here's the completed video from the awesome Deletang team. They had some high's (winning) and lows (crashing out) and everything in between. Lots of french (sillyness) but still worth seeing the...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By fredgilb
Dark Dog Moto-Tour Rallye

http://www.moto-tour.com/medias/cache/c4/6e/c46ebf66cdaa2b17a17b2f4d4308695d.jpg

Here's what it looked like last year http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933137
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,417
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kMbQuhO46is/Uns...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kMbQuhO46is/UnsPn9mjKiI/AAAAAAAAJ00/ULXkLTnjKKU/s800/untitled-11.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pKuIpIBuZWk/UnsPUJHYwNI/AAAAAAAAJzk/VSm5sgmfpCI/s800/untitled-...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By fredgilb
Epic!

Epic!
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 176,408
Posted By fredgilb
Hey Denis, So you're out for more.....lots...

Hey Denis,
So you're out for more.....lots more! Ha, oh man you are in for a treat. I always wanted to go to the TT. Plan ahead for that one. Just getting a spot on the ferry can be tricky....
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 176,408
Posted By fredgilb
I looked at all the kriega's. I settled on a R25....

I looked at all the kriega's. I settled on a R25. It's the only one that (barely at that) swallows a helmet. All the other ones have openings that are just shy of big enough. Also, it's plenty big...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d06ReelHa6w/UxJ...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d06ReelHa6w/UxJAVkfmNdI/AAAAAAAAKEo/JyfV9qUdsf8/s800/panigale%2520COUDERT%2520Franck%2520.jpg

wow, high bars and beaucoup H.P. This Franck Coudret's rally...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gEKhliaY30o/Uwq...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gEKhliaY30o/Uwq6TcqNRVI/AAAAAAAAKC8/jNIaqHAjHcM/s1200/2014%2520map.jpg This just in! The 2014 route.
It's been announced that this will be the last year of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
Skill, experience, skill, xxxxx nerves of steel...

Skill, experience, skill, xxxxx nerves of steel helps too!
Hey is this winter the worst or what? I'm seriously thinking of putting some studded tires on and doing some lake flat tracking:evil
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
What's the best M/C for the Moto-Tour? ...

What's the best M/C for the Moto-Tour?

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ACg1imELdTs?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" width="853" frameborder="0" height="480"></iframe>

Translated: run what U...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By fredgilb
Thanks for sharing. I've been looking forward to...

Thanks for sharing. I've been looking forward to riding the Pyrenees. Only been there on 4 wheels and a bicycle. You're fortunate to have like minded friends to share a trip like that. Special.
I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UmcFCGpKIG4/UmV...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UmcFCGpKIG4/UmVEDZXvlvI/AAAAAAAAJs4/DVdvF-NQmW4/s1200/_DSF1418.JPG

On board waiting to head out of Corsica for Marseille.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RJCbJDvToNE/UmU...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RJCbJDvToNE/UmUyBiREwPI/AAAAAAAAJs4/s5OK1K9O6UU/s1200/_DSF1390.JPG

It's called "la belle ๎le" The beautiful island. It's true!
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,037
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H9gs3Qp0dG0/Uns...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H9gs3Qp0dG0/UnsPtqPxhOI/AAAAAAAAJ18/ss1kuLtKZyA/s1200/untitled-14.jpg

One roughed up Hyper!
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aYYFtVkKlok/UmV...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aYYFtVkKlok/UmVDo7ysTjI/AAAAAAAAJs4/eLG-JMnKrfU/s1400/_DSF1408.JPG

The beach from Piana. Water was still warm in mid October.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OSJJgCjlzC0/Urp...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OSJJgCjlzC0/Urpvvj3uk7I/AAAAAAAAJ_Q/RVzEvXZBBXE/s1200/untitled-1.jpg
Go figure! one yankee on a Ducati & two Italians on a Harley Electra Glide....
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
One of the side effects of all the crashing was...

One of the side effects of all the crashing was that I had a reason to visit Ducati dealers to try and find the parts I needed. The problem was that my bike was so new at the time that not many...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W__5SedFmEc/UmU...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W__5SedFmEc/UmUxKDTem4I/AAAAAAAAJs4/fq06gGLmGcM/s800/_DSF1363.JPG
Vintage car rally heading for Corsica...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2ShwqSbWz0Y/Un-...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2ShwqSbWz0Y/Un-pM-vYDdI/AAAAAAAAJ5Q/glKabvrCVE4/s800/untitled-3.jpg
Rally over! I made to the finish. I wasn't very happy with my results so I guess I'll have to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
Hmm..........not sure how to interpret that one...

Hmm..........not sure how to interpret that one :dunno

I had to ride the sweep car the rest of the day. We got to Boulazac and I begged a ride to, get this: the town had a Ducati dealer! They...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
So to finish my story about my price for being a...

So to finish my story about my price for being a good Samaritan. It's a tiny room, with a bunk bed made with a metal frame. I'm on the lower one and the freaking thing is vibrating like a giant...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EdZYDYvQFAc/UmU...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EdZYDYvQFAc/UmUvDy3Om5I/AAAAAAAAJs4/_j5HDyww-JY/s640/_DSF1299.JPGhttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1ykM0BQKjUw/UmUvK8VT8gI/AAAAAAAAJs4/6ifmA2Af8ys/s640/_DSF1303.JPG...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,133
Posted By fredgilb
I know, that's a tough choice. 690 is a great...

I know, that's a tough choice. 690 is a great bike. I guess it's how far are you from the fire roads. The SP can cruise at 100 mph if you can take the wind blast. Another consideration is how much do...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,133
Posted By fredgilb
Go with the SP. Just having the lighter wheels...

Go with the SP. Just having the lighter wheels makes a big difference.
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
The nice thing about this event is the range of...

The nice thing about this event is the range of abilities. That being said some of these folks can flat out fly! I'll never forget one section where I'm trying to follow a guy on one of those BIG...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,133
Posted By fredgilb
I can't wait to try mine on that track. I hear...

I can't wait to try mine on that track. I hear its a great track.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,133
Posted By fredgilb
Good question. I think it was a very deceptive...

Good question. I think it was a very deceptive stage. It was fast but those decreasing radius turns just snuck in there when you thought it looked safe, also I think some people got caught out by...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,133
Posted By fredgilb
It was fine. Nice wide bars and forward weight...

It was fine. Nice wide bars and forward weight bias. All that (SP) suspension travel didn't hurt either. I made the mistake of having the wet setting on the DTC. It was pretty funny sensation. Just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
I know right? All those Ducati hothouse flowers...

I know right? All those Ducati hothouse flowers out there! Hey, say hi to Rich. He knew my father Roman Gilbert.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 1,601,204
Posted By fredgilb
Did you ever see "A very taxing Woman" by the...

Did you ever see "A very taxing Woman" by the same director? :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,133
Posted By fredgilb
love my hyper

Check out the report,
http:// http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933137 ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933137)
There's also a link to last years where the mods are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
The Mont Faron Here's what it looked like...

The Mont Faron

Here's what it looked like last year! https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QUt4X9cTH98/UJpt0xM-zlI/AAAAAAAAHLM/SjTTVkOhfNE/s800/faron.jpg
This year was pretty tame in comparison....
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eAMpyi51Opk/UmU...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eAMpyi51Opk/UmUuAgemcPI/AAAAAAAAJs4/pZZ_JmqzpZs/s800/_DSF1278.JPG

If you have a late start and there's been some hold time to clear crashes you'll end up doing...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XJmkD7Vygs0/UmU...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XJmkD7Vygs0/UmUvjTOvf5I/AAAAAAAAJs4/8vKRlJfrGIM/s800/_DSF1310.JPG

Tent's get folded up and loaded on to truck to next village.
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kMbQuhO46is/Uns...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kMbQuhO46is/UnsPn9mjKiI/AAAAAAAAJ00/ULXkLTnjKKU/s800/untitled-11.jpg...
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