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Forum: EMEA Today, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By catweasel67
The IDP's well worth having for any travel in...

The IDP's well worth having for any travel in Europe - whilst it may not be a technical requirement in most countries, a lot of cops will still ask for it and it's worth having just to avoid roadside...
Forum: EMEA Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By catweasel67
As Wheat says, you'll need an address in the...

As Wheat says, you'll need an address in the country where you buy the bike so you can register and insure it and, if it's an EU country, you'll then have basic insurance to ride in the EU and will...
Forum: EMEA Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By catweasel67
Just go :) I've spent a fair amount of...

Just go :)

I've spent a fair amount of time in both countries both solo and with friends and I've never had a problem.

If you're willing to put a little bit into learning some local...
Forum: EMEA Today, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By catweasel67
+1 on Wheat's idea. Advertising the bike...

+1 on Wheat's idea.

Advertising the bike for sale won't be a huge issue but the new owner would have to go through hell, donate his or her first born and take out three mortgages to get it...
Forum: EMEA 01-29-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,357
Posted By catweasel67
I've ridden a fair amount in Europe both alone...

I've ridden a fair amount in Europe both alone and with friends and I'd say that the biggest difference will be the evenings - if you're a social animal I'd either take the tour or look to hook up...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,349
Posted By catweasel67
I used an Oxford wind blocker for a while (until...

I used an Oxford wind blocker for a while (until I lost it). It's triple layer on the front but single on the sides and back, makes it pretty comfortable. I'll get one again, eventually :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,789
Posted By catweasel67
Life becomes cheaper/economical if you run, cycle...

Life becomes cheaper/economical if you run, cycle or ski.....as you'll find out once you start buying baselayers.

Kicking off Catweasel's list of things "wot e does" is a quick word/reminder...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,467
Posted By catweasel67
I think a bike would struggle to keep up with...

I think a bike would struggle to keep up with cars for most day to day stuff and it just gets worse the longer the journey.

Sure, bikes can split lanes (well, they can over here) but they're...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14,320
Views: 5,185,896
Posted By catweasel67
It's a collaborative affair - my bike, my...

It's a collaborative affair - my bike, my bother's photography with scenery provided by a very unseasonally warm Austria.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,549
Posted By catweasel67
Ideally I'd want 4 or 5...or 6 bikes..those being...

Ideally I'd want 4 or 5...or 6 bikes..those being

My current AT
A GS
An Aprilia RSV4R
A 1200 hog
A Gold Star
A Zoomer

I think that's about it. Honest....probably....
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By catweasel67
There's a lot of great gear out there - just...

There's a lot of great gear out there - just spend some time on here and you'll see the same old names popping up - BMW, Klim, Rukka, Dainese and quite a few more (FWIW I'm a big fan of BMW and...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By catweasel67
I use the BMW RP2 Goretex liner for a number of...

I use the BMW RP2 Goretex liner for a number of activities - including skiing (as a liner) but I'd not ski in my bike trousers or jacket - I'd be way too hot in them and, for skiing, they're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 851,183
Posted By catweasel67
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/O_BDZakAZrc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,054
Posted By catweasel67
Leather's better, textile's cheaper. Textile is...

Leather's better, textile's cheaper. Textile is more flexible, leather fits better. Leather's more weather resistant but textile has better venting capability - the list of pros and cons goes on and,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 851,183
Posted By catweasel67
Not to me, looks boring as hell. Probably...

Not to me, looks boring as hell. Probably slightly better doing it but come on, watching guys go in a straight line? Might as well watch nascar for all the fun that is.

That said, I did like...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By catweasel67
I'd look more towards a decent base layer that'll...

I'd look more towards a decent base layer that'll help with wicking sweat - keep your boys happen and the ride'll be a lot more pleasant and, in my experience, venting in trousers never really works...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
I'm with you on this - assuming I'm not racing...

I'm with you on this - assuming I'm not racing that is.

The best (cycling) condition I've ever been in came from daily 25 mile rides using an ancient fixed wheel steel frame bike. I really don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
So....what? Anyone who's impatient need pay no...

So....what? Anyone who's impatient need pay no attention to stop signs? That's what you're saying.

Or do you believe that only pushbikes (:evil) deserve that privilege?
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,999
Posted By catweasel67
My Sidi Adventures are very comfortable on and...

My Sidi Adventures are very comfortable on and off the bike but they're warm - that's great in 3 seasons. For the 4th, well, I'm still looking so I tend to wear my Vortices and bungee some sandals to...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,872
Posted By catweasel67
Shouldn't this be a motorcycle textile vs leather...

Shouldn't this be a motorcycle textile vs leather thread? or a Kevlar based textile vs non Kevlar.

I ask because Kevlar/Aramid etc is a textile.

As for which, once you get past the fact...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,892
Posted By catweasel67
They like being off the ground, in the dry, in...

They like being off the ground, in the dry, in the warm......and most cats will like a place that smells like you...

so build/buy a cat perch, and stick an old jumper of yours in there....
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,440
Posted By catweasel67
In summer I wear short thin socks (these tend to...

In summer I wear short thin socks (these tend to be my running socks) and in winter I wear long and thick - I tend to wear my ski socks here - Falke are my go to brand - warm, the right height, are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
Let's be clear here - you're only talking about...

Let's be clear here - you're only talking about the spandex mafia - there are a lot of cyclists who are very accommodating and cycle according to the road conditions, not the letter of the law -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
Just how appropriate is it to be riding with...

Just how appropriate is it to be riding with track wheels and tyres (ie the all too frequently mentioned justification for being a wanker on the road - the 100psi tyre)?

Seems to me to be a lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,350
Posted By catweasel67
Good god man! That'd be multi-tasking! I leave...

Good god man! That'd be multi-tasking! I leave that sort of thing to wimmin'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
He said "would not" not "can't" so you're either...

He said "would not" not "can't" so you're either being obtuse or you're arguing in favour of dangerous driving. Which is it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,350
Posted By catweasel67
Wow - another "cornering too fast" thread :p ...

Wow - another "cornering too fast" thread :p

Which means, of course, that we have the inevitable argument about trail braking - despite the fact that most of those arguing "for" apparently don't...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By catweasel67
So when you go hiking you wear your Sidi...

So when you go hiking you wear your Sidi Crossfires?

Excuse me if I'm doubtful...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,350
Posted By catweasel67
That's 100% true.. The problem though is...

That's 100% true..

The problem though is that if you're coming in too hot it's because (almost certainly) you're inexperienced and you're riding beyond your abilities. At that point target...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
Here's something for you fishwives to chew...

Here's something for you fishwives to chew on...:evil

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29796039

A stretch of glow-in-the-dark road markings has been installed in the Netherlands after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,654
Posted By catweasel67
Never heard of it in relation to wheelies. ...

Never heard of it in relation to wheelies.

The only catwalk I know are the ones models use. Must be a colonial word.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 393,350
Posted By catweasel67
If you don't get the point he's trying to make...

If you don't get the point he's trying to make then you really don't belong in an adult debate.
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,583
Posted By catweasel67
Now that's interesting - the liner that is. I...

Now that's interesting - the liner that is. I think I might have to add them to my shopping list.

Any know of any other Kevlar liners like these?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By catweasel67
Great video....note that the side stand is...

Great video....note that the side stand is deployed - that's pretty critical unless you wanna do it again from the other side :evil
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By catweasel67
I've a Kriega 3l and the two bladders, based on a...

I've a Kriega 3l and the two bladders, based on a google image search, appear to be the same.

As for clean water - I'd look to boil - and only if that proved to be impractical would I look for...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By catweasel67
Google ftw ...

Google ftw

http://www.nippynormans.com/content/img/product/xlge/29870-100E.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,409
Posted By catweasel67
What cracks me up are folks who can't tell the...

What cracks me up are folks who can't tell the difference between "there" and "their". On the plus side, the enormity of that grammatical error dwarfs the other ones.....5 by my count.

:huh
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,493
Posted By catweasel67
Clean it up, wrap loads of masking tape around...

Clean it up, wrap loads of masking tape around it, twisting for the last few rotations to get the sticky side up for improved handgrip and then spin it off with your hand.

Remember to oil the...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By catweasel67
It's an AT, I'm guessing (based mainly on age)...

It's an AT, I'm guessing (based mainly on age) that they're steel, and I riding predominantly on the road for now although once spring comes around again I'll be heading off-road.

The fork...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 432,313
Posted By catweasel67
Why not? Loads of folks do with no issues...

Why not?

Loads of folks do with no issues and loads of folks over-tighten, or strip, the bolt because they didn't use one....seems to me that a torque wrench is a reasonable idea if you're at all...
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