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Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,490
Posted By Edmond Dantès
http://therollinghobo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/...

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Oh my god! This is a tragedy of the worst possible kind. Surely something could have been done to save that beer!?...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By Edmond Dantès
I took these pics in a Yamaha showroom in...

I took these pics in a Yamaha showroom in southern Spain 2011:

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul061/Picture073.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,017
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Great report:clap Good to see so many minter...

Great report:clap
Good to see so many minter LCs in your photos.

Got to love the TT.
The best images I saw this year (unfortunately on telly) were:

The cub scout all of about 12 standing on...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-04-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Here is a link to CRM250 parts on the Japanese...

Here is a link to CRM250 parts on the Japanese Yahoo auction site, it may be of help, you never know:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-31-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Wonderful pictures from a location seldom...

Wonderful pictures from a location seldom reported about, many thanks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Edmond Dantès
So cool to see a ride report on these type of...

So cool to see a ride report on these type of bikes instead of on the modern bikes with an overkill of gizmology.

I loved the way you could buy a new front light for your bike for $10.

Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Now I have heard those XRs described as...

Now I have heard those XRs described as bulletproof many a time, but never as waterproof.
Don't tell me you guys left that poor bike in the river without even attempting to get it out? Four...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Edmond Dantès
[QUOTE]usually the most famous shikoku rindo, the...

[QUOTE]usually the most famous shikoku rindo, the Tsurugi-san Super Rindo (TSR), is fine for any type of bike or car as it is very wide, well maintained and has big guard rails everywhere. there is a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Edmond Dantès
The seat on your XT does look more comfy than a...

The seat on your XT does look more comfy than a RM-Z one, plus you have the XT's big single power on the road sections.

Wonderful back yard you have! The pictures of the mountain trails are...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Great stuff haildamage! A lot of KTM orange...

Great stuff haildamage!

A lot of KTM orange out there on the trails.
I don't know that much about the off-roading scene in Japan, does KTM have a big share of the market?

I am thinking of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By Edmond Dantès
That's what it is all about, getting out on the...

That's what it is all about, getting out on the road and having fun on the bikes.
Great stuff.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Thanks for posting. I like your XT, it looks...

Thanks for posting. I like your XT, it looks great in the Portuguese sunlight.
Was your old RMZ250 street legal?
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
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:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Thanks Blixa, it was a great trip. LOL,...

Thanks Blixa, it was a great trip.

LOL, funny story about your geta in Hakone.

The slippers at hotels are crazy small as well, aren't they? I can get a couple of toes in them at best.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Rango, it's like a video game, read the whole...

Rango, it's like a video game, read the whole report and unlock the secret level!:rofl

Indeed there are some lovely houses in Sawara.
As I said before, living in Tokyo you get the impression...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Totally agree Grandelatte. The double purple...

Totally agree Grandelatte.

The double purple line running across the map from right to left is paved rindo which we rode across. It was a job trying to find how to get up the mountain side to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Blader54, yes, Mrs Dantes does indeed have a...

Blader54,
yes, Mrs Dantes does indeed have a big screen in front of her and complains about not being able to see much of what is going on half the time.
She also complains that it is a bit boring...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
With rain in the air the next morning we head to...

With rain in the air the next morning we head to the eastern most part of the Kanto region to Inubo Saki.
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul049/CIMG2624.jpg

A windy...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
A 23rd Prefecture: Chiba (Boso Peninsula)

I shall take a liberty now and throw up a quick report from a two day trip my wife and I took over Golden Week to Chiba.

A little extra bonus prefecture! I bet you were not expecting that?:rofl
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Gradelatte, I generally don't find sake to my...

Gradelatte,
I generally don't find sake to my taste, but theしぼりたて was some quality wine.

Here is a label from the Mukai Brewery used on bottles exported to the US complete with the surgeon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Part Two: Cherry Blossom Viewing

The scenic way from Meguro Dori through to Route 246:
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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Part One: The Silk Road

Part One: The Silk Road

Built in 1859 and used to transport silk from Gunma and Yamanashi through the busy hub of Hachioji and onto Yokohama.

Many traders gathered around the Hachioji area of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Edmond Dantès
The KDX-Files

The adventures of a 1990s KDX250. Riiiing Ting Ting Ting….
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Censport, どういたしまして.

Censport,
どういたしまして.
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Mr. Dantes! I like that! Blader54, thanks...

Mr. Dantes! I like that!

Blader54, thanks for reading.

Best wishes to you.
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Rango, that is a great pic of Clint! A...

Rango,
that is a great pic of Clint!
A Norton can give you a very nice edge!

Yes, some superb hiking as well as great motorcycling to be had in Wales.

Woof woof!
That's my other dog...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Back up to the lake and riding elements of routes...

Back up to the lake and riding elements of routes 40 and 152:

Outside the teddy bear museum. I didn't go in. Honest.
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul031/IMG_6717.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Rango, good call bro. The next time I go on a...

Rango, good call bro.
The next time I go on a bike trip I want you as my personal advisor and co-ordinator!

Well I never! I just listen to the original Shocking Blue version. I always thought...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Chuck, the Honda plant is in Hamamatsu. I keep...

Chuck, the Honda plant is in Hamamatsu. I keep meaning to visit there, the birth place of my bike.

Best wishes to you.
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Blader54, all public road signs are written in...

Blader54,
all public road signs are written in both Japanese and English. I am not sure when this practice started, and whether it is a legal requirement.
Even Japanese people have trouble with...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul...

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul030/IMG_6713.jpg

It was good to finally slow down a bit, bolt a neutral density filter on and expose myself longer:...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
You meet the nicest people on an Iseki tractor: ...

You meet the nicest people on an Iseki tractor:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul029/IMG_6629.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul...

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul028/CIMG2446.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul028/CIMG2451.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Shirakaba Lake ...

Shirakaba Lake
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul027/IMG_6546.jpg

I can't believe I was sitting on a hot sandy beach yesterday ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Venus displaying her nice midsection: ...

Venus displaying her nice midsection:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul026/IMG_6581.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul026/IMG_6583.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
I talk to a few of the locals regarding the road...

I talk to a few of the locals regarding the road conditions and I am told the lower and mid sections should be fine, but they advised against going to the upper sections on a bike at this time of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
More motorway madness from Gifu over to Nagano. ...

More motorway madness from Gifu over to Nagano.
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul016/ScreenShot2014-05-01at84719AM.png

At Lake Suwa (pronounced 'sewer') :wink:
I pick...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Belgium beer, chocolate and 'French...

Belgium beer, chocolate and 'French fries'!:clap:clap:clap

Your wish is my command, Nagano it shall be!
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Rango, here's a few pics of me in Belgium in...

Rango,
here's a few pics of me in Belgium in 2004:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul014/IMG_0544.jpg

Sitting in a doorway in Bruges:...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,443
Posted By Edmond Dantès
Exit Kyoto Pref enter Fukui Pref. ...

Exit Kyoto Pref enter Fukui Pref.
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/BigRedPaul/BigRedPaul009/ScreenShot2014-04-29at32330PM.png

Perfect day for a coastal ride...
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