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Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
The Pearly Boom Gates

I didnt really know what to expect, a friend of mine had recommended this festival to me and so I decided to go for it. Portugal is only half a days ride from Madrid so what the hell? Why not? We...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Crossing into Portugal

I forgot to mention why I had to pass through Madrid. I needed to pick up my riding partner who would accompany me into Portugal.



...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By PorLaTierra
Its not such a weird question, both bikes can be...

Its not such a weird question, both bikes can be had used for 5-6000€ and I make minimum wage, so the porsche vs beatle comment is kind of missing the point. I need to do my research and get the most...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By PorLaTierra
Thanks for the input guys!

Thanks for the input guys!
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By PorLaTierra
Thanks Precious Juice (wierdest name on ADV by...

Thanks Precious Juice (wierdest name on ADV by the way), youre probably right, I need to test ride one, Im scheduled to ride the duke next weekend. Besides reliability, another big question for me...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By PorLaTierra
I would be selling the F650 and using the money...

I would be selling the F650 and using the money towards a new bike. Upkeep is important since I will no doubt strap some soft bags to the duke and tour on it. Lots of conflicting info about the LC4...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By PorLaTierra
Vstrom 650 or KTM Duke 690?

Any thoughts on these two bikes? KTM will probably give me more smiles per KM but Vstrom is probably more practical and still should be fun right?

I live very near some hellishly twisty mountain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By PorLaTierra
Vstrom 650 or KTM Duke 690?

Any thoughts on these two bikes? KTM will probably give me more smiles per KM but Vstrom is probably more practical and still should be fun right?

I live very near some hellishly twisty mountain...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By PorLaTierra
Duke 690 or VStrom 650?

Any thoughts on these two bikes? KTM will probably give me more smiles per KM but Vstrom is probably more practical and still should be fun right?

I live very near some hellishly twisty mountain...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Hey I didnt respond to this earlier. I'm shooting...

Hey I didnt respond to this earlier. I'm shooting with my new Fuji X-E1, with the kit lens. One of the reasons I bought it was because the kit lens for this camera is so good, much much better than...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Madrid to Portugal...

The famous "Puerto del Pico," with racetrack quality asphalt and perfect curves. What you see in the foreground is the original road, from the Roman times which was left intact when the new road was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
I can't stop imagining what it would have been...

I can't stop imagining what it would have been like to ride Spain in the 80s on a CB750F!!!

I'm sure you found some fantastic rides, internet or no.

Modern Spain is plenty rewarding too...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
En Route to Portugal

The journey begins, from Madrid to Portugal...and back?

http://www.slowlyseeingtheworld.com/photos/i-2LDVZdG/0/XL/i-2LDVZdG-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
New RR ...

New RR

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991904
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Yes you do!

Yes you do!
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Very cool! Murcia is great, very under rated but...

Very cool! Murcia is great, very under rated but I loved living there, I've been to San Pedro del Pinatar, on the Mar Menor, I lived about an hour down the coast from there.

I actually moved to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
New RR

It's true, I've started a new Ride Report and I'm currently on my way to Portugal from Madrid riding through motorcyclists paradise. The mountains West of Madrid are incredible for riding and theres...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Part 2, Alcalá del Jucar

On the way down South I passed through the bizarre landscapes of Almeria. Many Westerns were shot in the area. Movies like The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly for example. You can still visit the movie...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Iberian Wanderings

Having taken a wrong turn early in the day I was excited when I finally found what I was looking for

http://www.slowlyseeingtheworld.com/photos/i-3WfrmkG/0/XL/i-3WfrmkG-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,832
Posted By PorLaTierra
Iberian Wanderings

Hello everyone, welcome to my newest Ride Report.

Lets jump right into the good stuff.


http://www.slowlyseeingtheworld.com/photos/i-tt2zSN4/0/XL/i-tt2zSN4-XL.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By PorLaTierra
The Great Wall of China, of Guadalajara.

Having taken a wrong turn early in the day I was excited when I finally found what I was looking for

http://www.slowlyseeingtheworld.com/photos/i-3WfrmkG/0/XL/i-3WfrmkG-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By PorLaTierra
Iberian Wanderings

ˇHola a todos! lets jump right into the good stuff.


http://www.slowlyseeingtheworld.com/photos/i-tt2zSN4/0/XL/i-tt2zSN4-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Hang on!

Sorry guys! I'm working on an update right now! I've been travelling and I've got hundreds of juicy fotos for you! As always, thanks for reading and thanks for checking in.

-Ryan
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,831
Posted By PorLaTierra
Cool!

I hope you update this blog and not just the one on your website, if so I'm subscribed!

I love RRs on out of the ordinary bikes, to be quite honest I click on all the RRs and when I see a shiny...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Pyrenees and Norhtern Spain

Oh I forgot, Heres a few shots I took a while back of the Pyrenees. I HIGHLY recommend getting yourselves to the Pyrenees and the "green spain" the northern part. Actually all of it is good. A loop...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Spain spain spain spain spain

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r556/PorLaTierra/last%20post/DSCF4812.jpg


Where was I, oh right, markets.

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r556/PorLaTierra/last%20post/DSCF4859.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
If youre still reading...

I hope a few of you are still subscribed because I am still riding! I still haven't made it to Brazil, and I'm still not coming back (to Bellingham)

What can I say my faithfull followers except...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Don Quixote de la Moto

Leaving Cazorla I had to drive right through it and it was a bit of a roller coaster, most of the streets being one way at a time, controlled by traffic lights, because they are way too skinny for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Don Quixote de la Moto

Update from the road! This stretch of the road has a theme: Don Quixote de la Moto! Read on as I brave triple digit heat through central Spain in the middle of August, its more fun than it sounds!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Airhead Rentals

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce a project that my dad has launched back in the beautiful Northwest Washington state.

http://www.airheadrentals.com/

It seems my dad just...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Airhead Rentals

Haha yes its true. I decided that a fine for not being legit in the EU is not something I want to deal with. If you live here, you have to register your drivers license with the equivalent of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Secret beach!

Thanks man! I put it towards the photobucket fee for now, switching sites would require me to update the links. I will find a better photo hosting site soon, but not today.

Not only was it a cool...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 186,607
Posted By PorLaTierra
Oh man your'e killing me! I love this RR, its...

Oh man your'e killing me! I love this RR, its been my morning coffee companion, I need more! Great photos, I love the history and facts as well. You are quite the explorer my friend.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Sorry guys I guess I need to upgrade the account...

Sorry guys I guess I need to upgrade the account for now. Then later I will try and switch all my photos to Picassa or Smugmug. Hang in there, I've got the next update all typed up and ready, damn!
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Secret beach!

Here is what I saw from up above, I just had to find the entrance.



http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r556/PorLaTierra/adv%20update%20June%201st/DSCF1527.jpg

Looks inviting
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Summer

I bought a new bike, I'm moving out of my apartment by the sea, and I've getting ready for my summer adventures, thanks for being patient!

First lets say goodbye to my home for the last 8 months,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Actually yes, I just bought a new bike and work...

Actually yes, I just bought a new bike and work ends soon. I'm working on an update right now.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,196
Posted By PorLaTierra
Cool man! I would love to grab a beer. Its been...

Cool man! I would love to grab a beer. Its been over a year since ive been in the states but I might get home to visit this summer. Im digging Europe though, not in any hurry to leave, and Spain...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,889
Posted By PorLaTierra
F650 question!

Which do you like best? The F650 original or the F650GS?? I think you have done plenty of kilometers on both!
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 638,961
Posted By PorLaTierra
Ive been following your blog since the beginning,...

Ive been following your blog since the beginning, mostly on your personal site though, I love every update. I think it might be very strange to go into an international airport after all you have...
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