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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 139,003
Posted By richeyroo
Hi Timpo Follow this link to a ride report...

Hi Timpo

Follow this link to a ride report out here in the sunny Middle East

http://rideoman.com/rides/ride20121004.html

(Hope that's allowed)

3 x CRF450Xs , 2 with the 15 litre Acerbis...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
Just a cheap and cheerful camera and a 10 second...

Just a cheap and cheerful camera and a 10 second timer. I wish I had a remote.
One day :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
you even get to clean your bike on the way home ...

you even get to clean your bike on the way home

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1030712.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
i just love this part of the world ...

i just love this part of the world

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1030704.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
Yep, Brit expat, working out here with wife and 2...

Yep, Brit expat, working out here with wife and 2 kids in tow. All good, happy days

I know about the hotel on the top of Jebel Shams.

Bloody tourists :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
I screwed up a bit at this point as I headed...

I screwed up a bit at this point as I headed along the flat ground between the 2 mountain ranges, although it doesn't really matter where you are going when you are just arsing about. More flat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
the ride down the hill was pain free and this was...

the ride down the hill was pain free and this was the first flat stretch in about 12 km where the brakes weren't on. So I nailed it
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
All good ...

All good

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1030665.jpg[/URL]
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
I prefer going up to going down Up = rear...

I prefer going up to going down

Up = rear wheel sliding

Down = front wheel sliding

I should probably have rolled my sleeves down for extra protection
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
I thought that was pretty much my day over, as...

I thought that was pretty much my day over, as there is no known route down the other side of the mountain

However, as I started my desecent, I saw a trail on the mountain range on the other side...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
To get to the top I had to go deeper into the...

To get to the top I had to go deeper into the mountains

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1030654.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/bewdleybiker/media/P1030654.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
There are many, many hairpin bends ...

There are many, many hairpin bends

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1030639.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/bewdleybiker/media/P1030639.jpg.html)


This sign (of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
I'm heaing into Jebel Akhdar through Wadi Satan...

I'm heaing into Jebel Akhdar through Wadi Satan (Akhdar means green in Arabic)

The riding is smooth and fun and not a car in sight for miles

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
I have recently been reading a book about the...

I have recently been reading a book about the 1924 expedition to climb Mount Everest with Irving and Mallory. Epic stuff. Hobnail boots, woolley hat. When it got cold, they put on an extra jumper.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
Quite often weekend trips for off road bikers in...

Quite often weekend trips for off road bikers in Oman involve this

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/Pic20130110_46_zps8e372ecc.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
So where in the world are we ????? Right...

So where in the world are we ?????

Right here....on the right hand side of the Middle East just below Iran and next door to Yemen
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
I want to go to the top of here ...

I want to go to the top of here

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1030607.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/bewdleybiker/media/P1030607.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By richeyroo
Just a day trip up a mountain in Oman, that's all

So the motivation for this ride came from reading a webstory written by a friend back in the UK who had just gone out for the day on his bike, for no reason other than he really wanted to ride his...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-23-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By richeyroo
Maybe but the last months haven't troubled it too...

Maybe but the last months haven't troubled it too much

I asked the question in this thread here ...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20933750#post20933750

and the answer from...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-13-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By richeyroo
Any offers gang ?

Any offers gang ?
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-27-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By richeyroo
2012 Suzuki DR650 for sale

Hi all,

Not sure if this is okay but we don't seem to have a For Sale section in the Middle East bit

Anyway my 2012 DR650 is for sale in Muscat, Oman.

It's a great bike, with lots of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,517
Posted By richeyroo
you can close the thread now...:rofl ...

you can close the thread now...:rofl

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/IMG_1000.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/bewdleybiker/media/IMG_1000.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 32,092
Posted By richeyroo
White is the warmest color :evil And I only...

White is the warmest color :evil

And I only buy white (and awesomely cool) bikes

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/complete_side_01.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
I've TM40 problems. Heading off to work this...

I've TM40 problems.

Heading off to work this morning, stopped at traffic lights after 500metres and noticed a huge pool of petrol leaking from on overflow pipe

After a quick scoot around, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
Evening men Thanks to some serious abuse of...

Evening men

Thanks to some serious abuse of my credit card, the good people at Procycle, about 5 hours spannering, and some outrageous lies to my wife, my 2012 stock DR650 now looks like...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-05-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,403
Posted By richeyroo
Just go up to the Emirates to get whatever you...

Just go up to the Emirates to get whatever you want

I drove up on a Wednesday evening, in my Landy with a trailer to buy a DR650 I saw on Dubizzle

I camped near the border late on Wednesday...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
I guess as a Brit who is used to uk imperial...

I guess as a Brit who is used to
uk imperial gallons living in a country that does litres and kilometres, posting on a US website that uses US gallons I was always worried about my post !
But I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
20km per litre is pretty awesome. I am very...

20km per litre is pretty awesome. I am very surprised. I was thinking that a 20 litre Acerbis tank was first thing on the shopping list but with a range of 240km (150 miles) I just can't justify it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
Haha got one and joined the gang

Hey gang, Can I join the gang as I have just picked up a 2012 DR650 with 1k km on the clock ?

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/P1020894.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 109,232
Views: 21,926,935
Posted By richeyroo
Hot

Hi gang

I am on the verge on buying a 2013 DR650 out here in the Middle East (Oman) where I am working

I'm sold on the reliability/simplicity of the bike which is real important out here. I...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20,810
Views: 2,497,524
Posted By richeyroo
Xr650l

Hello Aussies

I am a Brit living in Muscat in Oman up in the Gulf - do the good folks at Honda Australia still import the mighty XR650L as a new (hahahaha) model ? I am trying to find a brand new...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-08-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,403
Posted By richeyroo
Oman is a beautiful, safe and easy country to...

Oman is a beautiful, safe and easy country to travel in. Get here quick before the secret is out

Petrol is 112 Baisa/18 UK pence/ 22 Euro cents a litre. Basically it is very cheap

It will still...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 84,288
Views: 9,715,773
Posted By richeyroo
Shipping FROM USA

Hello American dudes

I work in the Middle East (Sultanate of Oman) and it is pretty much impossible to buy a decent new bike out here. We have a few CRF450Xs, and KLR650s and a ton of Harleys but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 562,945
Posted By richeyroo
Desert

Sultanate Of Oman, in the Empty Quarter close to the border with UAE and Saudi Arabia with a couple of CRF450X in the distance. Last weekend
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 562,945
Posted By richeyroo
Sultanate of Oman

Day trip over the mountains of Oman, Jebel Shams and Jebal Akhdar on a CRF450X. Happy days

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/BikeAkdhar_zpsa66cf2f2.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 562,945
Posted By richeyroo
First ride of the season....

...in the big dunes of the Wahiba Sands in the Sultanate of Oman. CRF450s and 200ft dunes - it can only be good


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/bewdleybiker/News3-3.jpg
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-06-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,540
Posted By richeyroo
That's a shame. The XT1200Z is a useless fat pig,...

That's a shame. The XT1200Z is a useless fat pig, whereas the 660Z is a pretty good compromise bike, with easy servicing, great for 120 kmh road cruising, good for gravel roads and the easier sandy...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-06-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,540
Posted By richeyroo
Can one of the mighty UAE posse tell me if Yamaha...

Can one of the mighty UAE posse tell me if Yamaha XT660Z Teneres are readily available new or secondhand in Dubai ?

I am down in Muscat and am keen to get another bike to compliment my CRF450X (ie...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,403
Posted By richeyroo
Hi Joe Oman is a great country and a...

Hi Joe

Oman is a great country and a fabulous place to live and own a motorbike. It is a pretty well structured and organised country, pretty much along Western lines really, you need to do...
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