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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:23 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks everyone for the quips and comments! Puts...

Thanks everyone for the quips and comments! Puts a smile on our faces! :D



Hi John and Cathy,

Erik500 had some good recommendations, +1 on the Austrian Alps and Italian Dolomites for some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 12:33 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/177.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/177.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-6qTVX8b/0/L/map177-L.jpg

From Rome, we tried to hug the western coastline as we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Good eyes, they are K60s. We heard that the TKCs...

Good eyes, they are K60s. We heard that the TKCs wear very fast once they're on pavement (a pencil eraser dragging on the asphalt behind you will get better life) and the knobbies make for a squidgy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
No, the Ramens were not the real empire. They...

No, the Ramens were not the real empire. They were impastas.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-H4S5Wnj/0/L/DSC_5097-L.jpg
The Colosseum - largest amphitheatre in the world!

When I was a kid, I had a book filled with cartoons of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 02:33 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/176.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/176.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-R4XHDn6/0/L/map176-L.jpg

All roads lead to Rome! So I guess we'll just have to go.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the comments and encouragement! ...

Thanks for the comments and encouragement!

Trying to get caught up on the blog, but our Internet situation is pretty bad in Italy, not because of availability, but everywhere we're staying...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/175.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/175.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-9bWzvKc/0/L/map175-L.jpg

My parents visited Perugia a few years ago and they really...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/174.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/174.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-nWrRg2J/0/L/map174-L.jpg

We are going to be to staying at our campsite in Riccione for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the tips! Yep,...

Thanks for all the tips!



Yep, sandwiches have become the default meals on wheels through Italy, just like North America. When we have a kitchen, it's pasta (my favorite), normally with pesto...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
We woke up extra early on Race Day because I...

We woke up extra early on Race Day because I didn't want to miss any of the action again. There's a grassy section set aside for motorcycle parking in Tribuna D where our cheap seats are, so any...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/173.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/173.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-ndpFCQR/0/L/map173-L.jpg

Spoiler warning: Results of the 2014 MotoGP Race at Misano...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
No, we didn't want to pay the 3 (!) per fee per...

No, we didn't want to pay the 3 (!) per fee per person. I can't help but do the 1.5 conversion in my head, especially after coming from Latin America where looking back now, we basically lived liked...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 12:55 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/172.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/172.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-4ggRhgd/0/L/map172-L.jpg

It's raining. That must mean that it's time to ride!

We're...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 69,785
Posted By lightcycle
That's some awesome writing! Really enjoying your...

That's some awesome writing! Really enjoying your RR and I'm glad you found some company. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks. It seems like a lot of work, not just on...

Thanks. It seems like a lot of work, not just on the photography front, but the business side as well. Our wedding photographer(s) were amazing, they had a photojournalism approach with lots of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/171.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/171.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-N9tQjmn/0/L/map171-L.jpg

The bikes are in Zagreb! And only a month later than we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/170.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/170.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-LnDL6Jg/0/L/map170-L.jpg

Neda's been keeping track of our motorcycles while they've...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/169.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/169.html

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Funeral for Neda's mom

The last couple of weeks have been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/168.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/168.html

The phone rings in the middle of the night. Bad news never waits for the morning. Ten days after the surgery to remove the tumour, Neda' mom passed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 06:21 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
If anyone is going to be at the MotoGP race in...

If anyone is going to be at the MotoGP race in Misano this weekend, PM us! :freaky :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the support while we're stationary in...

Thanks for the support while we're stationary in Pula. We're itching to be back on the road soon.



Yep, I remember it well. Toronto: city of two seasons - winter and construction. :)


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/167.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/167.html

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I've been in Croatia for nearly three weeks now, Neda for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the words of support and also for...

Thanks for all the words of support and also for the information around importing our bikes. I've spoken to a few people who have CDN-plated motorcycles stored in Europe for years and it seems that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/166.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/166.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-W463mhq/0/L/map166-L.jpg

After two long weeks apart, I joined Neda in Croatia. She's...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
We tried our Croatian customs agent that the...

We tried our Croatian customs agent that the shipping company contracted to get our bikes into the country. She told us that Canadian bikes have to be imported under the Canadian passport. Otherwise...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
I am quite simply blown away by the responses. It...

I am quite simply blown away by the responses. It was not clear to us just how many people follow us on ADV until everyone started sending their well wishes. We are very honoured to have you all with...
Forum: EMEA 08-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By lightcycle
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the reply!

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Turns out that Croatia is not part of the...

Turns out that Croatia is not part of the Schengen Zone yet. Our Much-Beloved President Milanovic has said this will happen July 2015.

This may work out to our advantage since the 90-day timer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Hi Lori, we are fairly close to the...

Hi Lori, we are fairly close to the Slovenian-Croatian border. PM your details, we'll see if we can meet up somewhere.
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,346
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Posted By lightcycle
Hi all, we need some Schengen Zone advice. I...

Hi all, we need some Schengen Zone advice. I posted the following on Horizons Unlimited as well as the trip planning section on ADV, hopefully someone reading our thread will also know the answer:
...
Forum: EMEA 08-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By lightcycle
Registering Canadian motorcycle in EU Zone with a European passport?

We are currently in Croatia, having entered Europe (via Munich) with our Canadian passports. Our bikes are due to arrive soon, however, we envision staying in Europe for longer than the 90-day...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Message from Neda: We are both so touched by...

Message from Neda:

We are both so touched by the outpouring of support and virtual love from all of you. Your prayers, well wishes, lit candles and offers of pet therapy make us feel a part of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Message from Neda: I just wanted to send a...

Message from Neda:

I just wanted to send a big thank you to all of you at ADV who have expressed your concern and well wishes for my mom during her battle with cancer. Since our blog is behind,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,816
Posted By lightcycle
Oh my god! So sorry to hear about this! I'm...

Oh my god! So sorry to hear about this!

I'm glad that you guys are relatively okay, it could have been much worse. Good thoughts to the both of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/165.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/165.html

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I've been in Lima for a week now, patiently waiting for word...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/164.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/164.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-3XngzVz/0/L/map164-L.jpg

While we were in Huanchaco, we received some devastating...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Best bike in the world! :) Although it might...

Best bike in the world! :)

Although it might be a bit heavy for what we're doing, there's something about the wide handlebars or the low centre of gravity (unloaded) that makes this bike a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 1,213,824
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/163.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/163.html

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Another long riding day: 11.1 kms. 16 minutes by Google...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-06-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By lightcycle
Yep, you answered your own question. Not so...

Yep, you answered your own question.

Not so much an issue on pavement, but if you're venturing out into sand, mud or anything else loose, then the general wisdom is keep all your weight down low...
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