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Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,515,639
Posted By philsb
Old age hasn't many benefits

Earlier in the RR the age of riders and the suitability to tackle an adventure like this report was mentioned. Until last Christmas at age 65 I was as fit as a lop (flea) ie very healthy, since then...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,570,149
Posted By philsb
Missionary work in the colonies

I'm glad to see you back on the road and doing missionary work with the natives.:rofl

The kiwis you introduced to Yorkshire were very fortunate. I'm sure many visitors see London and think that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,635
Views: 772,398
Posted By philsb
What a great time!

I'm really enjoying your report.
Camping at Manna pools sounded ...err interesting:evil Next time cover yourself with mustard or pepper, I can't imagine the wild animals would enjoy that so they...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,753
Posted By philsb
A great report!

Thanks for a great report. I'm grateful that you didn't write in Italian. Your English was fine:clap

Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 58,044
Posted By philsb
The joys of Donny!

I could be offended if it wasn't true:rofl

Even the Rovers ( the local soccer team for the colonials) are in the relegation zone:(:

Regards from a pleasantly mild and dry Doncaster.

Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,422
Posted By philsb
Another lurker here admiring your efforts. Full...

Another lurker here admiring your efforts. Full marks for perseverance and an excellent job:clap

Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 2,010,525
Posted By philsb

Congratulations on completing your trip successfully and safely.
Thank you for taking the time to include us followers in your adventure. I'm full of admiration for your attitude to your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 417,443
Posted By philsb
Strong stomach required

Gee, you Adv Riders must surely have strong stomachs, going to an all you can eat grill after seeing a torture museum:puke1
Forum: Europe 11-07-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By philsb

BMW dealers often hire bikes, try them from BMW motorrad website.
Lodon dealers :-
<TABLE class="tabdata-stripy-table tabdata-mb10" summary="Results of Dealer Search showing Location, Distance from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 2,243,309
Posted By philsb
online language studies

Try ( if you want to do some language work before/or on your holiday. They do a wide variety of languages, it costs about £7 per month ($10?). It was free at one...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By philsb
Bike mag report

The UK magazine Bike has a report of this journey in the latest edition (November?). It seems a well organised tour. From the UK it would probably coat the best part of £10,000. If you only have a...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,311
Posted By philsb
Land mines

<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=743 align=center><TBODY><TR align=center><TD vAlign=top colSpan=3>This seems like a good idea:evil
I suppose you could use non-blank cartridges but...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 119,931
Posted By philsb
Well done!

I've enjoyed your report immensely. I do envy you Yanks with all the tremendous off-road biking opportunities, we seem to have little here in the UK.

Best regards
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 681,652
Posted By philsb
Tracking ships

If you want to know the location of a ship worldwide, this is a site that shows the movements of shipping.
The MV Visemar one is at present in Barcelona.

I'm enjoying your journeys, best of luck...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 691,721
Posted By philsb

Thanks for the ride report, it's been a rollercoaster following your adventures. I know that I wouldn't have coped with your mechanical problems with your fortitude. Well done to you both.
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,063
Posted By philsb
Where are the skyscrapers?

Thanks for the report. I hadn't realised that there were so many historical buildings around in the US. It sure looks a nice area to be.

Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 2,010,525
Posted By philsb
Another lurker here!

Now after my relatively boring summer holidays I have caught up with your adventures.

Regarding your book: shouldn't that be books! If you put your adventures in a book it would be the size of a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 306,717
Posted By philsb
Another silent lurker here.

I've been following your great report and congratulations on reaching your objective. If my memory serves me right you started this trip uncertain of your language skills and not so confident in your...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By philsb

Have we got any long trails in this country?
Try the Trail Riders Federation they seem to have tabs on all this sort of thing.
Also join in on the North UK Bikers forum (
Forum: Europe 03-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By philsb
You'll be OK.

You should be fine. Ferries are equipped to tie your bike down if needed. Zeebrugge - Felixstowe might be a more convenient ferry for you.
Weather could be anything but any snow won't be around for...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By philsb
International Driving licence
Try the AA (not Alcoholics Anonymous but the Automobile Association -motoring organisation) and see if you can get an International driving Licence, particularly if you have a...
Forum: EMEA 02-26-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,277
Posted By philsb
There's lot to see! If you've time.

I've just done a quick mileage check of the route I suggested and it came out about 1600 miles. 25mph (probably less actually) average so 8 days at 8hrs each day. that was going around Isle of Skye,...
Forum: EMEA 02-25-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,277
Posted By philsb
There's lot to see!

Lots of nice areas to see such as -
Oxford -
Hereford & R Wye valley
Derbyshire Dales (alternatively skip the previous and head for here)
Yorkshire Dales (possibly, a lovely area with...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,679
Views: 227,947
Posted By philsb
Thanks for the ride.

Thank you for your excellent RR. I don't suppose I'll ever get out that way but it sure looks interesting. My wife isn't very keen on riding pillion and certainly wont learn to ride a bike:cry
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 2,373,146
Posted By philsb
Thumb Phew!!

I've finally managed to get through your report, having started at the beginning quite a few days ago. Reading other RRs had to wait.
It has been a brilliant read, my wife's fed up of me saying come...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 155,457
Posted By philsb
Hammer aka a Manchester screwdriver:rofl. Add...

Hammer aka a Manchester screwdriver:rofl. Add city/nationality and tool type to suit the circumstance:evil.
I'm enjoying your report. With my mechanical incompetence I would have been up sh*t...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 516,662
Posted By philsb
You lucky people

An excellent report. I love the scenery, the mountains and cowboy type country. I think it's because I'm of an age that was brought up on cowboy films:D. You are fortunate to have such a vast,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,752
Posted By philsb
Lots of the UK left to see!

The Lake District is my favourite area in the UK. The Hardnot pass is certainly a buttock clencher, there was no way I was going to stop going up there. My R1200R combined with my short fat hairy...
Forum: EMEA 01-25-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,761
Posted By philsb
As an American serviceman said to me on a German...

As an American serviceman said to me on a German campsite, "The US forces got the pretty part of Germany ie the south." The Brits got the northern plain!
Rothenburg ob der Tauber - the Bethlehem of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,155
Posted By philsb
Bluhduh You lucky people!

Thanks for the RE, I enjoyed it!!! I hope that you appreciate how fortunate you are having so many tremendous off-road trails and such a variety of stunning countryside. There's nothing like it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 309,960
Posted By philsb
I'm enjoying your report and thanks for using the...

I'm enjoying your report and thanks for using the Google map. It means I can zoom out and appreciate which part of the country you are travelling in. I wish more reports used them.
Phil in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,465
Posted By philsb
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your England trip,...

I'm pleased that you enjoyed your England trip, you seem to have covered some of the nicest areas of the country.
The Lake District is my favourite part of the country. It's a pity you didn't try...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 102,311
Posted By philsb
BMW warranty

You get 3 years in US/Canada!! Here in the UK we only get 2 years, and being a little country we don't ride much :rofl. i don't know what the mileage limit is. My R1200R is just coming up to 4 years...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,920
Posted By philsb
Great report and a stunning trip! It was a pity...

Great report and a stunning trip!
It was a pity about the crash. Armco barriers are a bit solid but at least they would have saved your bike the long drop.
Best regards
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 117,910
Posted By philsb
Thanks for trip

Thank you for your stimulating report which will have given many of us riders that haven't done a "real" trip the desire to get out there.
A brilliant report!!!!!

Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,570,149
Posted By philsb
Thanks for the ride.

Thanks for taking us with you on your ride report. I only started following it recently, which I think was a good thing as I couldn't have stood the suspense of waiting for your next posts. ...
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