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Forum: Canada 03-27-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
doesn't matter how cheap they can be had. the...

doesn't matter how cheap they can be had.
the Spanish gov't requires you to spend 500000 Euro, if you want to become a citizen, and receive medical, etc.
as far as vacationing? rent. always. that...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
One has to buy a 500000 euro home in Spain to...

One has to buy a 500000 euro home in Spain to take advantage of the relocation program. Still takes 10 years to become an E U citizen.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,253
Posted By yamalama
Scary. Turns out you were well prepared, having...

Scary.
Turns out you were well prepared, having that Delorme onboard.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By yamalama
Do you plan on spending time in Vancouver? The...

Do you plan on spending time in Vancouver?
The Trev Deeley motorcycle museum is worth a look. 1 minute off the freeway, Hwy 1.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,173,122
Posted By yamalama
bump. any last minute rumours before the...

bump.
any last minute rumours before the weekend?
pics?
:rofl. :D
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,449
Posted By yamalama
Guilty of purgery. A serious offence, no? It...

Guilty of purgery. A serious offence, no?
It would be nice to see him do jail time.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,974
Posted By yamalama
Great stuff. :clap

Great stuff.
:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,173,122
Posted By yamalama
440 pages of ...... nothing. :D

440 pages of ...... nothing.
:D
Forum: Canada 03-16-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By yamalama
better than nothing, i guess. not sure why...

better than nothing, i guess.
not sure why they would choose the left lane of the two lane hwy, for filtering. that seems like a stupid idea. no escape path.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,186
Posted By yamalama
wow. unbelievable photos. much appreciated. ...

wow.
unbelievable photos.
much appreciated.

:clap
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By yamalama
some amazing footage there. nice editing by the...

some amazing footage there. nice editing by the cops.
the criminal made some great moves.
he sure shot through the sliding glass nicely.
the security guards put in a good chase as well.

riding...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 41,416
Posted By yamalama
Looking forward to seeing more of your travels.

Looking forward to seeing more of your travels.
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By yamalama
did you just say "old sausage hound"? :lol3. ...

did you just say "old sausage hound"?
:lol3. :lol3
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Dunno. I always liked the Albertans. They seem...

Dunno. I always liked the Albertans.
They seem decent enough to me.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,742
Posted By yamalama
Great report. Looking forward to the next...

Great report.
Looking forward to the next installment.
:clap
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Heard the first hog blaring "born to run"...

Heard the first hog blaring "born to run" yesterday.
Spring has officially sprung. :D
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Up the hill at Apex today. Meanwhile, the hogs...

Up the hill at Apex today.
Meanwhile, the hogs were roaming Hwy 97.

<a href="http://s934.photobucket.com/user/bretthsmith/media/image.jpg1_2.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By yamalama
i paid almost 2500, one way, from Germany to...

i paid almost 2500, one way, from Germany to Vancouver, last May.
A C cargo would not deal with me directly, they said i had to go through a broker type.
Approx 100 bucks extra to retrieve the bike...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By yamalama
The FSR campsites are free. There are some...

The FSR campsites are free.
There are some awesome ones.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,829
Posted By yamalama
Thank you. Great photos. Lots of excellent...

Thank you. Great photos. Lots of excellent information.
:clap
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,595
Posted By yamalama
That thing looks dangerous. :eek1

That thing looks dangerous.
:eek1
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,025
Posted By yamalama
What did i say that was incorrect? Please advise....

What did i say that was incorrect? Please advise.

BTW, I am from southern Manitoba, so much for your theory. :deal

I actually prefer Eastern Canada, people-wise and history-wise.
The winter...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,025
Posted By yamalama
This should be "the best place to retire, with a...

This should be "the best place to retire, with a four month riding season" thread.
:D

B C is the ONLY province with a reasonable length motorcycle season. That makes it good enough for me.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 98,109
Posted By yamalama
Bad luck! Best wishes on a speedy repair.

Bad luck!
Best wishes on a speedy repair.
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,432
Posted By yamalama
Using softened water for drinking purposes is not...

Using softened water for drinking purposes is not recommended, is it?
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Nice to see that everyone is basically where they...

Nice to see that everyone is basically where they want to be.
Defensive, in most cases. :D
30 days until we move to Kelowna.

You are far too young to retire, Gunnerbuck. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 76,444
Posted By yamalama
Wow. Thanks for taking the time. :clap

Wow.
Thanks for taking the time.
:clap
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
I do not think the latest decrease in interest...

I do not think the latest decrease in interest rates has perked the market up very much.
The demand is definitely high in Kelowna. Houses are not on the market for very long, in most cases.
The...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Penticton prices are the same as Kelowna, more or...

Penticton prices are the same as Kelowna, more or less. Far better selection in the Kelowna area.
Good luck with Penticton. We tried. It does however seem like it would be a pretty decent place to...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
re: road bicycles in the Kelowna area. We were...

re: road bicycles in the Kelowna area.
We were in Kelowna yesterday. Talked to an avid roadie.
He said the local loops are incredible. He had just returned from a 75k ride with 20 other roadies....
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Couple of pics. <a...

Couple of pics.



<a href="http://s934.photobucket.com/user/bretthsmith/media/image.jpg1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad185/bretthsmith/image.jpg1.jpg"...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
The city planner in Kelowna is a bike nut. He is...

The city planner in Kelowna is a bike nut. He is doing everything he can to increase the kilometers of trails within the city.
There are literally dozens of loops around Kelowna for road bikes. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 98,109
Posted By yamalama
Nice. Thanks for the update.

Nice.
Thanks for the update.
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Oliver has great countryside. Great wineries. ...

Oliver has great countryside. Great wineries.
The town sucks. imho. About 30 years behind the times. Almost as horrible as Okanagan Falls.
You would be better off in Summerland or Osoyoos, if you...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Rattlesnake point. Yikes. That snake looks pretty...

Rattlesnake point. Yikes. That snake looks pretty large.
There is an Island outside Keowna that is called Rattlesnake Island. Apparently the snakes are in the water in that particular area.
I...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Lotta rattlesnakes around Osoyoos. The rattler...

Lotta rattlesnakes around Osoyoos.
The rattler population thins out as you head north.
:eek1
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Bill 310; There are some great things on the...

Bill 310; There are some great things on the horizon, health care wise, in Kelowna. It is, after all, Premier Clark's riding. Big hospital addition, new Cancer Center. Even a doctor could barely...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
Not really. Very little snow down low in the...

Not really.
Very little snow down low in the Okanagan, in the winter.
They do however experience fog from the lake.
The golf course has been open for a couple of weeks. Hogs prowling the streets.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
I have found that most of the FSR roads on the...

I have found that most of the FSR roads on the South Island are gated.
Not much off-road riding to be had. Comparatively speaking.
The North Island is a different story.
The interior of B C is...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,677
Posted By yamalama
The housing costs in the Lower Mainland preclude...

The housing costs in the Lower Mainland preclude almost anyone from retiring there. For most folks from elsewhere, it is not really a valid option.
The average Vancouverite has few options, if...
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