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Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By cold comfort
Thanks for sharing. A real thrill for you guys to...

Thanks for sharing. A real thrill for you guys to be in the picture, so to speak. The dust is horrendous. How they manage to ride by braille beats me. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 03:12 PM
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Views: 2,033,563
Posted By cold comfort
Loving the variation in this "RR". My amazing...

Loving the variation in this "RR". My amazing wife has just teed up a visit to her cousin at the bottom of a skifield in Japan for next Jan. (Only got 2 1/2 days boarding last season). Meantime as...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,310
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Posted By cold comfort
Likewise all the best for the New Year to you...

Likewise all the best for the New Year to you two. We are keeping it warm for you. 38 degrees in Middlemarch 2 days in row recently! Chris complaining it is too hot to ride in Alex. Outstanding...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By cold comfort
Hi, I take your point about weight on an...

Hi,
I take your point about weight on an already top heavy bike, also the attachment points. I guess I will find out. Yes I did get a 690 and love it. Taking it to Bannockburn Bike Week. Noah from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By cold comfort
You look right at home on the 1200 Andi. I note...

You look right at home on the 1200 Andi. I note the sensible location of the crash bars protecting the lower shrouds, radiator, indicators etc. A feature obviously lacking on my Tiger. :cry I picked...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 620,891
Posted By cold comfort
:thumb Only got to watch the ICON Tigers clips to...

:thumb Only got to watch the ICON Tigers clips to see how they go " offroad" My wife insists on joining me now and the bike has taken everything we have thrown at it to date. Hardly ever ride on...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-13-2014, 12:06 PM
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Views: 620,891
Posted By cold comfort
[QUOTE=Black Rhino;25494271]Though untested , I...

[QUOTE=Black Rhino;25494271]Though untested , I bought SW Motech for that exact reason.

Thanks for that. I like the red frame too. Only concern is the mounting points with regard to being...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,310
Views: 675,826
Posted By cold comfort
Indeed a beautiful day. Blue sky days and green...

Indeed a beautiful day. Blue sky days and green pastures reminiscent of home? Great music vid. Makes me feel like I'm on holiday too! Just as well we're off to Noosa this week or I would feel really...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-12-2014, 09:23 PM
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Views: 620,891
Posted By cold comfort
Mine fell over at the weekend. Ironically in none...

Mine fell over at the weekend. Ironically in none of the difficult technical stuff. Ripped off the indicator, broken lower shrouding including the radiator stone guard. Total PITA (not to mention...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By cold comfort
"Grew up" in Nelson, John was a mates best friend...

"Grew up" in Nelson, John was a mates best friend at Uni. Haven't been back there for a long time but fondly recall the flat outings over the Takaka Hill to the Rat Trap pub (also long gone). Just...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By cold comfort
Very impressive body of water there. Good times....

Very impressive body of water there. Good times. Was fortunate to hit Yosemite at snow melt so recall a similar drenching hiking up to Half Dome. Nothing of that magnitude but just as wet! Great pics...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,573
Posted By cold comfort
Hi there- just stumbled across your report. Great...

Hi there- just stumbled across your report. Great reading and inspiration. Just confirms there is life after retirement and fully intend to follow your example. Relieved to see your offs on the PB...
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By cold comfort
That's good advice-have booked the leave but,...

That's good advice-have booked the leave but, like wasn't planning on fronting up till Monday when I registered. May have to revisit that. Don't find the online process user friendly or'' sequential....
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By cold comfort
Hi guys. Still lurking in the background, living...

Hi guys. Still lurking in the background, living vicariously. Few family dramas and work pressure so barely keeping up with your adventure. Only thing I have ridden in 9 months has been Katherine's...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 12:06 AM
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Posted By cold comfort
Sounds like the language is going well- tucking...

Sounds like the language is going well- tucking another one under the belt. You can have a chat with my daughter (currently with the Portuguese boyfriend in Lisbon) when u get home. I should have...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 11:59 PM
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Views: 124,301
Posted By cold comfort
Yes.:eek1

Yes.:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 02:26 AM
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Views: 25,176
Posted By cold comfort
I read it, now my head hurts. Spanish class...

I read it, now my head hurts. Spanish class tomorrow. Have a long way to go..
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,048
Posted By cold comfort
Likewise, sublime RR and pics. Very enthused...

Likewise, sublime RR and pics. Very enthused about a similar excursion in 2015. Have arranged the time off (incl my wife being away from her businesses), booking flights this coming month. Would love...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
Very envious. Just loved Florence. Even bought...

Very envious. Just loved Florence. Even bought the obligatory leather jacket too! Didn't want to leave and would return in an instant.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,310
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Posted By cold comfort
Hi guys. :eek1Been away for a few days with no...

Hi guys. :eek1Been away for a few days with no net. Absolutely horrified, but again not surprised. (We all know there are gangs who live totally off robbery and murder.) SO relieved you survived it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
A very nice drop of weather there. Arrgh, the...

A very nice drop of weather there. Arrgh, the pressing weight of humanity. I know there is a beach somewhere under all the furniture ços you say so. :D Bit of a contrast to our recent visit to Raro...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
Fantastic pics and updates. Crouched in front of...

Fantastic pics and updates. Crouched in front of the fire,taping sections of maps together, reading your blog (and others) and dreaming of following in your tyre tracks this time next year. Hope the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 66,088
Posted By cold comfort
Check out GuiltyParty's curtain fix. Triumph...

Check out GuiltyParty's curtain fix. Triumph certainly aren't interested.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 66,088
Posted By cold comfort
Couldn't agree more though still haven't decided...

Couldn't agree more though still haven't decided on the best/ most cost effective option.
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 08:24 PM
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Views: 124,301
Posted By cold comfort
Haha- I thoroughly relate to that sentiment. But...

Haha- I thoroughly relate to that sentiment. But as they say " God loves a trier"
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,310
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Posted By cold comfort
Sorry to hear of more losses. Hopefully that's it...

Sorry to hear of more losses. Hopefully that's it for a while. Lost a few of various ages ourselves this year too. All the more reason to make it count -like you guys are doing. :-)
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,758
Posted By cold comfort
Like this maybe?

Like this maybe?
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 01:46 AM
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Posted By cold comfort
Cool2 Amazing landscapes as always. Your ability to...

Amazing landscapes as always. Your ability to stay one step ahead of major storms, earthquakes and civil uprisings never fails to surprise me.
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
Hi Mike. Thanks for taking the time to reply-yes...

Hi Mike. Thanks for taking the time to reply-yes it helps. Its either get some Sand pants to go with my jacket or go the Andi/Klim way (as they are waterproof). Your excellent pics remind me of my...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,758
Posted By cold comfort
As an ED RN with over 30yrs motorcycling its...

As an ED RN with over 30yrs motorcycling its great to hear of other health professionals out there. Need to give my wife a very good reason NOT to take her back country. My very first gravel riding...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By cold comfort
Sorry to hear that. My sincerest condolences.

Sorry to hear that. My sincerest condolences.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,349
Posted By cold comfort
Can't fault that editing. Great job. Helps...

Can't fault that editing. Great job. Helps validate my choice of the Tiger as my main ADV bike (not that I can wheelie it).
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
Cool photo there with the monster bike dwarfing...

Cool photo there with the monster bike dwarfing Leanne. Very much vicariously enjoying the trip. Great trustworthy option for bike shipping. Also the AirBnB. Hatching a cunning plan for retirement....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3,310
Views: 675,826
Posted By cold comfort
No problem with your writing my friend....

No problem with your writing my friend. (Appreciate the soul bearing in 'The heart speaks" too) Just meant my eye is drawn to the excellent photos. Bit like "reading" the Playboy magazine. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,310
Views: 675,826
Posted By cold comfort
Great "reading" guys especially with such amazing...

Great "reading" guys especially with such amazing images. A little reminiscent of Death Valley and Nevada's Antelope Canyons. Incredible colors/forms.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 63,930
Posted By cold comfort
That will definitely get your attention! Having...

That will definitely get your attention! Having worked and driven in Saudi Arabia, also through Italy and the US National Parks, I had to change the other way. Takes a bit of focus to begin with but...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 63,930
Posted By cold comfort
Subscribed. As Clint Eastwood said "A mans gotta...

Subscribed. As Clint Eastwood said "A mans gotta know his limitations" :D A realistic approach to the desire for continued adventure and route I may be traveling myself in the coming years. All the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
Great pics there, a very exciting day out. A very...

Great pics there, a very exciting day out. A very tidy example of the Kawasaki too. Tidier than mine, but just as lethal. If only I had kept it, or even the 900. Both worth a few bob now!:cry
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 73,933
Posted By cold comfort
Enjoying the report, thankyou. Also have a soft...

Enjoying the report, thankyou. Also have a soft spot for the old Wankel engine! Bought my Dads RX2 off him years ago- a real minter. Unfortunately it was like my Kawasaki 750 H2 and was incapable of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 48,534
Posted By cold comfort
Joined up. Really appreciated the report and the...

Joined up. Really appreciated the report and the effort required to prepare it. Look forward to further tales.
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