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Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 409
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Posted By ROD CURRIE
p.s . my money's on the soft bags

p.s . my money's on the soft bags
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,446
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Photos

Hey guys, good luck with the trip. I did it a few years ago and it's the best thing I've ever done. Truly....it will change you..you maybe think it won't but trust me. :wink:
Don't take the...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,231
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Hi 7Milesout. Nah. You put your rollcharts...

Hi 7Milesout.

Nah. You put your rollcharts together for the first few days before you leave...based on how far you'll go each day. We planned on 150 miles a day but some guys like to really crack...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,231
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Rick's ( Motor1s) right. We were both pretty new...

Rick's ( Motor1s) right. We were both pretty new to DS-ing ( It was my first time on the dirt) and we'd both do it now with much fewer get-offs.

The bits where you'll struggle on a big bike would...
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Chunnel

Hi there.
I've always used the ferries when i go from the Uk to Europe. Maybe 50 times in the last 10 years.
I rode across Russia last year and on the spur of the mment took the chunnel when i got...
Forum: Americas 11-21-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,231
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Bikes. Tatting

Hey! I wrote that!

I am that Scotsman from Yorkshire but living in London and working in Dorset. Confused? You should try it from the inside!
I can only relate my own experience which was to buy...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 32,828
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Photos

+1.
Great writing ....
Hoping to get out west next year so this is great stuff and photos could make it an epic. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Touratech rack etc

Hi Chip. Sorry not to have responded sooner-I don't log on every week - I hear you all...shame on me.

Tourateck rack was on the bike when I bought it and in terms of usability it's as much use as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Nice style

Hi Ned.
Really enjoying the gentle, understated way you're writing this and the pics you're popping up. I did the trip way back and it's bringing lots of good memories.
I did it on a 400 and was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Hi Frederic. Everyone takes too many clothes...

Hi Frederic.
Everyone takes too many clothes at first.

In addition to your bike gear-that's after all what you'll be wearing day in-day out.

All you need is
1 pr zipleg trousers that will...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
SibEx vid

Blimey.
I was there for quite a bit of this trip and even I'm pumped!

Makes me realise what was great about the trip, what wasn't quite so great (endless wet feet) and frankly how even at my age...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 58,504
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Maybe. I suppose I have to come over as Motor 1's...

Maybe. I suppose I have to come over as Motor 1's one of the 3 I can ride with and he's been over here to Europe the last 2 years...so I guess It's my turn to go Stateside.
Route as yet undefined...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 58,504
Posted By ROD CURRIE
pics and memories

Hey Matthew/guys.
We did the trip in 2006, myself and Rick, Motor 1.
The pics are great and bringing back lots of memories, so thanks.
One thing you're maybe not prepared for when you start...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,821
Posted By ROD CURRIE
[QUOTE=eustachius; We met three Polish...

[QUOTE=eustachius;


We met three Polish bikers in this village. They were on AT, KTM950 and Varadero and were heavily loaded. He was suffering. We met them again later on in UB. They were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,821
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Thread/pics/writing

Hey Eustachius.
Really loving the thread, the gentle, economic writing and the pics.
I think this thread will be a grower, and pick up more and more inmates.

Thanks for taking us along.

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,647
Posted By ROD CURRIE
[QUOTE=Lupe Nurse;21140684] Some nice photos...

[QUOTE=Lupe Nurse;21140684]

Some nice photos here LupeNurse

http://lupenurse.smugmug.com/photos/i-NF5McsM/0/XL/i-NF5McsM-XL.jpg

I think we all take this pic
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 127,190
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Just when I was starting to go Russia "Cold...

Just when I was starting to go Russia "Cold Turkey"....another and excellent Russia report..YAY!! :clap:clap

Geir, thought I recognised the crossing from the SibEx thread.

Hey Vasar. Absolute...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
And the Mask Of Sorrow in post 4501 I presume.

And the Mask Of Sorrow in post 4501 I presume.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Agree with Mike above. I have the CD version of...

Agree with Mike above. I have the CD version of Michel Thomas.. I just wish I'd spend a little more time with it. :cry
Full Title is " Michel Thomas Method, Russian Foundation Course . Comes in 8x...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Work?

Geir. I finished my most recent contract a couple of weeks ago so I'm alas having to bite the bullet and find someone daft enough to take on a grumpy old git like me. After all, I have the 2014 ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Guys. Back from Marrakech and in Edinburgh for...

Guys. Back from Marrakech and in Edinburgh for Scotland - Wales match. I'll be home tomorrow and sort out the photobucket thing with the pics.

Geir/Steve. Knockout pics and text. Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Hey Tom. I'll check that out. I read it...

Hey Tom.

I'll check that out.
I read it in Anthony Beever's history of the Second World War...it'll give me another excuse to look through that great book whilst we're in Morocco. Thanks for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Thanks to all.

This has been one of the most formative, informative, life-enhancing, self-examining experiences of my 57 years.
I will truly carry it with me forever and refer to it daily-I'm still overwhelmed by...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Epilogue

It took me an hour or so to get home to out flat in London from Dover and I dropped the bike in our back garden.

Well earned rest and due for a MAJOR overhaul and service
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Last leg

I crossed into Poland later that day and had an uneventful day but with changeable weather. Very cold and damp near Warsaw then feckin' baking in the evening. Such is life.

When I stopped that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Last post of return trip

I'll condense my last part of the trip into this report as Geir's back tomorrow and doubtless he and Steve will have some great pics and text for us. The return from Moscow was pretty uneventful as...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
geezabreak mister

FFS Rick...it's coming :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Jocks

To clarify:

I've been PM-ed and asked if as a "Jock" it means I'm identifying myself as a sportsman rather than an academic as that's what it means in some parts of the world.
Alas I'm no longer...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
I think I mentioned The Russian Are...

I think I mentioned The Russian Are Coming..well-these are the weapons they'll use. This is the edge of the financial district with its Norman Foster hi-rises and graven idols to Mammon (blimey...I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
The day

I'll show you a couple of the places he took me.

This one demonstrates a little initiative and pragmatism

This was a statue of Christopher Columbus and was situate somewhere in the city but was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Day 77

Tony had kindly offered to show me round Moscow from a residents/Expat point of view the next day.

He had me on the ropes now and clearly thought that he could deliver the Moscow knockout blow....
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Be careful what you wish for Mbravo..:deal.I'm...

Be careful what you wish for Mbravo..:deal.I'm kicking round a plan to revisit Russia next year..:wink:

And surely you've heard..the sun shines constantly in Scotland...its just that it usually...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
an aside

The night before, when I'd gone back to the hostel I went to the dorm and got into my bunk.
One of the girls started talking to me about just general stuff and I sat up.
The other girls then...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Walter. They certainly do convey...

Walter.

They certainly do convey irresistible power and darkness. Gotham City is exactly right.

Kristof. Thanks for the info, I'm sure later riders will take note.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
The evening

Tony and I had arranged to meet in the evening and he duly wandered up the street as arranged.
It was hardly a shock when he suggested that we go for a beer :beer and he led me off into his...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
The Moscow River and road running along in front...

The Moscow River and road running along in front of the Kremlin.
I saw a couple of Range Rovers that seemed to pay scant attention to traffic signs or speed limits.
This is apparently the Mafia,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Next morning-Day 75

Tony P had arranged to meet me in the evening and show me a little of Moscow's nightlife, so I had a few hours to walk around and see the sights.
I walked back down the The Square and started from...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Or the same bloke's viewed it 2 million times .GO...

Or the same bloke's viewed it 2 million times .GO TO BED!! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Moscow

I've travelled quite a lot and been to many of the major cities in the world, but maybe the image I'd taken through the cold war years had coloured my perception and expectation of Moscow.
What I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,315,854
Posted By ROD CURRIE
Hi Bli55. ABS: For me: Absolutely definitely...

Hi Bli55.
ABS: For me: Absolutely definitely not. I've ridden long enough now to know how much brake to pull on and don't want any device calibrated for road use over-riding my control. ABS adds to...
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