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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
So I know, there are lots of pic's of Machu...

So I know, there are lots of pic's of Machu Picchu on the net (not mine:D) and some people are even proud of the fact they haven't been there because it's so touristy but my wife really wanted to see...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By gavo
Went there a few years ago for the specific...

Went there a few years ago for the specific reason of seeing berts bikes, it seems they have a few extra's in there now. And the other claim to fame was the longest wall of tools in southern...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
We got back to Cusco pretty early and as we were...

We got back to Cusco pretty early and as we were staying at the same place they let us have the room then. We had a nap and then I returned the bike, They were relieved to see only minor damage so I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Next day only a short ride to Cusco, wife skipped...

Next day only a short ride to Cusco, wife skipped breakfast and neither of us felt terrific so only a few pics
Just a couple of bridges and a mud brick church:fpalm
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 182,402
Posted By gavo
IT would make a really really nice dual sport....

IT would make a really really nice dual sport. PlZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ mister yamaha
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4,979
Views: 346,295
Posted By gavo
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Gnb13ePAkaI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 549,808
Posted By gavo
Child lol

For when your not aloud out of the yard

http://lifestyle.ninemsn.com.au/viralvideo/463839/this-is-what-happens-if-you-leave-dad-alone.glance
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Not much in the way of pic's for this day which...

Not much in the way of pic's for this day which turned out to be not the best, we arose fairly early because we had about 480kms to travel.
We both woke up with a dose of gastro, must have been the...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By gavo
I agree about Cambodia for dirt riding it's great...

I agree about Cambodia for dirt riding it's great Haven't been with the company you mention but been twice with Dancing roads http://www.dancingroads.com/
Owned and run by Sonia(english) wife of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
So the third day in Arequipa we decided to stay...

So the third day in Arequipa we decided to stay in town and have a bike free day, we walked around a bit this is near our hotel which was out of the tourist area....
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,848
Posted By gavo
Good one , it's the most fun you can have with...

Good one , it's the most fun you can have with your pants on! and because you're used to it squirming on the dirt it feels ok on the tar sometimes the road only boys go a bit pale when things move...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Altitude was only a problem on the first 2 days...

Altitude was only a problem on the first 2 days as we flew straight into cusco 3400 mtrs and jet lag didn't help:eek1 but 2 days to acclimatize and no problem from then on up to 4850 mtrs that we got...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By gavo
Brian Spratt in Gympie, works from home and I...

Brian Spratt in Gympie, works from home and I don't think there's anything this bloke can't make or fix if it's bike related:clap
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 549,808
Posted By gavo
Who'd have thought, A Diavel dual sport:lol3

Who'd have thought, A Diavel dual sport:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Second day in Arequipa we decided to see the...

Second day in Arequipa we decided to see the Pacific ocean from the other side to home:D
So Mollendo seemed the place.
The country side is like a moonscape on the Arequipa side of the range except...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By gavo
I had one of those, great bike. One rule, if it's...

I had one of those, great bike. One rule, if it's not screaming you need a lower gear:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
First day in Arequipa we decided to leave:lol3 no...

First day in Arequipa we decided to leave:lol3 no just a day trip to Colca canyon a round trip of about 350km
This is just near a little town called Patahuasi the soccer fields are for really tough...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 35,702
Posted By gavo
Linky no worki

Linky no worki
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 35,702
Posted By gavo
Thats not a single trail bike, that would be...

Thats not a single trail bike, that would be 300cc and 110kg wet :D to be a good dirt highway cruiser it don't need to weigh 240+ kg
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 549,808
Posted By gavo
If it's been here before it deserves a replay ...

If it's been here before it deserves a replay

Yee hah
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Oax6wD4IJFk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 35,702
Posted By gavo
I don 't understand how their mind works, who...

I don 't understand how their mind works, who wants a porky dirt bike, 750/850cc v2 180kg wet it's not fuckin rocket science:huh
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,517
Posted By gavo
+1 never had trouble breaking bead with tyre...

+1 never had trouble breaking bead with tyre levers plus high pressure high volume bicycle pump :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
16th October I spotted this last night as we...

16th October

I spotted this last night as we were walking around
http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad272/gavo6/peru%202014/IMGP3851_zpscc055c24.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,788
Posted By gavo
How do you figure that:huh

How do you figure that:huh
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Next Day 15th Oct Decided on trip to Sillustani...

Next Day 15th Oct
Decided on trip to Sillustani to see the Chullpas, ancient burial tombs.
Another pic coming out of Puno, I never tire of the scenery:D
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 115,807
Posted By gavo
Started following this build at the start but...

Started following this build at the start but haven't been back for a while and now, instant gratification:D it looks fantastic, i know some people questioned your logic at the start but the SV650 is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Next Day we did the Lake trip , Taquile and Uros...

Next Day we did the Lake trip , Taquile and Uros islands.
The lake is truly a magnificent body of water its a shame the locals don't look after it a bit better.
Taquile island was worth the look
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Back home now , so back to the RR Today the...

Back home now , so back to the RR
Today the 13th Oct we decided to go for a ride on the road that follows the coast of Titicaca and see what we can:D
Harvested Totora reeds, these are used for many...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By gavo
yeah but I'm quoting gathered statistics your's...

yeah but I'm quoting gathered statistics your's is just a personal opinion:D
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By gavo
Bullshit, I know there's alot of fuckwits on...

Bullshit, I know there's alot of fuckwits on bikes nowdays but back in the 80's I helped collect statistic's with the 4b's , a sub group of the MRA , remember them. in Perth at Major hospitals, Royal...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Missed it , left 6am 25th, bummer

Missed it , left 6am 25th, bummer
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
No didn't get to Saksaywamen,and haven't tried...

No didn't get to Saksaywamen,and haven't tried the Guinea pig although it's freely available, tried some alpca, it was fine but had a stomach bug the last three days:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Some pic's around Puno day1 the foreshore of...

Some pic's around Puno day1
the foreshore of lake Titicaca
http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad272/gavo6/peru%202014/IMGP3528_zps9e003c86.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
The ride to Puno was fairly uneventful if you can...

The ride to Puno was fairly uneventful if you can call spectacular scenery uneventful. Although When we got to Juliaca we got lost as the gps was still in the pannier, we just had to follow the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
So after 2 nights in Ollantaytambo it was on the...

So after 2 nights in Ollantaytambo it was on the road again back through Pisaq and to Sicuani
Stop for a coke
http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad272/gavo6/peru%202014/IMGP3472_zps3cddd546.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
Well I finally got the spyware bug out of my...

Well I finally got the spyware bug out of my notebook and it runs soooo much better.Unforunately my helmet cam is still dead:cry
Anyway, after Pisaq, back on the road to Ollyantaytambo,
Some points...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By gavo
bloody hell how old can she be, my wife's 60 soon...

bloody hell how old can she be, my wife's 60 soon and we're on a bike in Peru :lol3 but I bet the Alfa was fun . You should have asked for a hire Ferrari to get the correct power weight ratio:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,676
Posted By gavo
The ride out of Cusco was good just ride straight...

The ride out of Cusco was good just ride straight up the road where the bike shop is, Peruvian towns (the bigger ones) seem to have a lot of one way streets which the GPS doesn't know.
A shot over...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19,006
Views: 2,283,189
Posted By gavo
All part of dumbing down our society, soon there...

All part of dumbing down our society, soon there will be an app for breathing ffs
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By gavo
The WR has grunt ,haven't owned one but ridden...

The WR has grunt ,haven't owned one but ridden for 5 days straight, it was geared to top out at about 130 and seemed to get hot in the steamy jungle and could be hard to start but I think those were...
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