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Forum: Europe 09-07-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By iansoady
Just noticed this thread - I'd agree with the...

Just noticed this thread - I'd agree with the person that said don't take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus). Ride over the mountains past Meteora and through Metsovo to Igoumenitsa and get the ferry...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 125,371
Posted By iansoady
It's the Mas d'Azil. Here is one from...

It's the Mas d'Azil. Here is one from outside...... The red bike is just in front of the road tunnel; my Commando to the right. You can see how big the river tunnel is.

Sorry about the quality -...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,029
Posted By iansoady
Loads of stuff here...

Loads of stuff here http://www.triumphrat.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forum&file=index&vcat=8 and a bit more here http://www.triumph-tiger.com/phpBB2/. Just do a search on lowering.

I've...
Forum: Europe 04-05-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By iansoady
I don't see the point in irritating people...

I don't see the point in irritating people unnecessarily. What a lot of people don't realise is that most continental headlights have a symmetrical dip ie straight down hence no problem whichever...
Forum: Europe 02-10-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,215
Posted By iansoady
But it's only good manners to try and goes a long...

But it's only good manners to try and goes a long way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By iansoady
Agreed - but to quote you "land of the...

Agreed - but to quote you "land of the free".......
Forum: Europe 01-11-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Yes, that's pretty good. If you like Imax...

Yes, that's pretty good. If you like Imax cinemas, 3D etc then Futuroscope near Poitiers is also worth a detour - although not in school holidays. The trouble with France is it's addictive......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By iansoady
Although look here...

Although look here http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_transstats/documents/page/dft_transstats_041280.hcsp

which shows a dramatic rise in motorcyclist K & SI since 1998, only recently...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,340
Posted By iansoady
Good enough for me though! Great photos all round.

Good enough for me though! Great photos all round.
Forum: Europe 01-05-2006, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Good news. :D :D :D

Good news. :D :D :D
Forum: Europe 12-31-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By iansoady
I think I'd probably wait till they emptied them...

I think I'd probably wait till they emptied them :rofl
Forum: Europe 12-23-2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By iansoady
I use them on my Triumph Tiger (original fitment...

I use them on my Triumph Tiger (original fitment type) which is mainly on-road and I find them excellent.
Forum: Europe 12-23-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By iansoady
Try these people: ...

Try these people:
http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/. I've used them before in Greece. Don't know your dates but a couple of days in May would be around 40 quid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By iansoady
There's loads of (Uk-based but generic) useful...

There's loads of (Uk-based but generic) useful stuff at http://www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186303 and the associated forum. Also a lot of very opinionated people some of whose...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By iansoady
Absolutely. I would have said you're being...

Absolutely. I would have said you're being overambitious for a first trip - unless it was also going to be your last!! Both your destinations would be great but perhaps make it 2 separate journeys....
Forum: Europe 12-16-2005, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By iansoady
like us ex-smokers.....

like us ex-smokers.....
Forum: Europe 12-15-2005, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By iansoady
Sorry givitsum but I think you've encapsulated it...

Sorry givitsum but I think you've encapsulated it there. If you think that "any old sheep track will do" then you just play straight into the hands of the anti-bike (and 4x4 most of whom are actually...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 12-10-2005, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,390
Posted By iansoady
Looks great Fanum. Wouldn't mind a copy of the DB...

Looks great Fanum. Wouldn't mind a copy of the DB of fords - what format's it in?
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2005, 04:35 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,344
Posted By iansoady
Yeah it does that when you need it. OTOH, when...

Yeah it does that when you need it. OTOH, when the tube is packed with a bunch of spanners, it leaks a volume approximately 10 times what was in there in the first place. Probably something to do...
Forum: Europe 12-03-2005, 02:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
The Grand Canyon du Verdon is quite a lot further...

The Grand Canyon du Verdon is quite a lot further to the east (Provence-Alpes) but is an amazing place and well worth a visit even if another time. I hope I didn't put you off the Camargue too much...
Forum: Europe 12-02-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By iansoady
The road through Viterbo, Casciano di Bagni,...

The road through Viterbo, Casciano di Bagni, Siena and Poggibonsi is a good one - it's one of the old Roman roads but its name escapes me at the moment..... And there are lots of interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,181
Posted By iansoady
Great stuff Dirk - and good choice of music. How...

Great stuff Dirk - and good choice of music. How did you get to Tunisia - from Marseilles? what's the ferry like & how much?
Forum: Europe 11-29-2005, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Excellent stuff ExHD - it'll come in useful next...

Excellent stuff ExHD - it'll come in useful next time I'm in France.
Forum: Europe 11-27-2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Agreed - and if you also look for the roads which...

Agreed - and if you also look for the roads which have lots of wriggly bends and (in the Alps / Pyrenees) indications that they're closed for winter then you're in for fun. I have to say that...
Forum: Europe 11-25-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Don't know if it's better as I haven't tried the...

Don't know if it's better as I haven't tried the Spanish side.....

But the road that runs along the passes - Cols du Tourmalet, d,Aubisque, de Somport etc is fabulous. But can be quite tiring.
...
Forum: Europe 11-24-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Bad enough, especially at that time of year -...

Bad enough, especially at that time of year - although it is an interesting area and if you're only there for a couple of days might be worth the pain. Not many mountains though..... Are you crossing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2005, 05:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,456
Posted By iansoady
Not necessarily..... If you did all this...

Not necessarily.....

If you did all this with your son standing on the footrests with all the weight going directly through them then that is where the force would act and would be vertically...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2005, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By iansoady
Personally I'd always prefer to keep the engine...

Personally I'd always prefer to keep the engine running till I've stopped just in case I need the power to dodge around something I haven't noticed. Can't see the point in shutting it off whilst...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2005, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,138
Posted By iansoady
I'd have thought any machine shop could turn you...

I'd have thought any machine shop could turn you up a couple of studs - or buy some stainless / high tensile bar in the correct diameter and a die set. I'd guess they're standard metric threads...
Forum: Latin America 11-23-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By iansoady
Depends what you want but we visited CR a few...

Depends what you want but we visited CR a few years ago (unfortunately not on a bike) and stayed at the Observatory Lodge in Arenal for a couple of nights. Amazing seeing lava & flames coming out of...
Forum: Europe 11-23-2005, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
ps as far as places to stay go I try to use Logis...

ps as far as places to stay go I try to use Logis de France - these are all independently owned, all have a good restaurant (sometimes outstanding) and are generally reasonably priced. See...
Forum: Europe 11-23-2005, 03:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By iansoady
Just to add some confusion(?) - I too would...

Just to add some confusion(?) - I too would probably avoid the west coast on a bike (although nice beaches / forests) and go east from Millau through the Gorges du Tarn, then through the Auvergne up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2005, 07:10 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 82,360
Posted By iansoady
Great pictures Lefteris. My wife is Greek and I...

Great pictures Lefteris. My wife is Greek and I travelled from the UK down through France & Italy then Igoumenitsa across the Katara pass and past Meteora to Pilion on the Norton Commando I had at...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2005, 06:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,048
Posted By iansoady
It's only a problem when you're pushing the bike...

It's only a problem when you're pushing the bike or going really slowly when it can catch you (well me anyway) off balance and once it starts to go it's over. But it doesn't do any damage and it...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,450
Posted By iansoady
I'll have one of each size please for over her in...

I'll have one of each size please for over her in the old country. Many thanks Honey.
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