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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,350
Posted By Roam
I don't think Ted Simon had any experience when...

I don't think Ted Simon had any experience when he first headed out to ride around the world.
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Thanks. Ill be selling the bike.

Thanks. Ill be selling the bike.
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 63 Somewhere at sea - Kinsale Ireland...

Day 63


Somewhere at sea - Kinsale Ireland


Other than a quick stop for gas I just rode straight from the ferry to Motofeirme in Kinsale to drop off the bike. While Mike the Canadian was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 62 Paris France - Somewhere at Sea ...

Day 62


Paris France - Somewhere at Sea


Today my only concern was making it to Cherbourg in time to catch the ferry back to Ireland. I took the quickest route which avoided toll roads and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 61 Paris France After...

Day 61


Paris France


After wandering around till all hours the previous night I got a much needed late start to today's wanderings.


I'd been told that all of the motorcycle dealerships...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 60 Halfway to Paris - Paris France ...

Day 60


Halfway to Paris - Paris France


The rest of the ride to Paris was pretty uneventful. The countryside got progressively flatter and the roads less interesting as I approached Paris...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 59' Vezac France - half way to Paris...

Day 59'


Vezac France - half way to Paris France'


This morning the group headed out another group ride. Since I was up till 1:30 I hung out a bit later and rolled out with Jean and a few...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 58 Vezac France and environs ...

Day 58


Vezac France and environs


The day started with a contintental breakfast and then we slowly formed up for the 'balade'. It took a while to get all 20+ ready to go which was fine...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 57 Paray-Le-Monial France - Vezac...

Day 57


Paray-Le-Monial France - Vezac France


Today was an awesome day.


So after breaking camp I headed to the little independent bike shop in this small town and asked if they had...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
No apologies necessary. Thanks for the kind...

No apologies necessary. Thanks for the kind comments.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 56 Chur Switzerland - Paray-Le-Monial...

Day 56


Chur Switzerland - Paray-Le-Monial France


Today I rode through more spectacular Alpine passes from Chur to Andermott and then to Burne.


I'm glad I removed my center-stand back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 55 Mandello del Lario Italy - Chur...

Day 55


Mandello del Lario Italy - Chur Switzerland


This morning I woke to something I thught I would never see. The sun shining over Lake Como. I got packed up as quickly as possible and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 54 Localita Malnago Italy - Poschiavo...

Day 54


Localita Malnago Italy - Poschiavo Switzerland - Mandello del Lario Italy


The day started off gray and drizzling. I checked the weather this morning and it's supposed to rain for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 53 Localita Malnago Italy ...

Day 53


Localita Malnago Italy


Well the weather man lied to me again and I woke up to a heavy rain which didn't let up till 3pm.


Once it did let up I made my to Mondello del Lario to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 52 Trieste Italy - Venice Italy -...

Day 52


Trieste Italy - Venice Italy - Localita Malnago Italy


As promised today was bright and beautiful.


I took a few pictures of Trieste before making my way around the Adriatic Sea...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 51 Spittal An Der Drau Austria -...

Day 51


Spittal An Der Drau Austria - Trieste Italy


The day started off gray but at least it wasn't raining. That lasted about 1/2 an hour. When the rain started I determined to stop at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
I didn't post days 48 and 49 to any motorcycle...

I didn't post days 48 and 49 to any motorcycle forums since I spent those days with my brothers family in Munich. If you want to see pictures of Munich from those days they're here: ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 47 Munich Germany Today my...

Day 47


Munich Germany


Today my brother asked me if I would like to go on a bicycle tour of a few of the sites in Munich. Like any rational motorcyclist when offered the chance to ride a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 46 Prachatice Czech Republic- Munich...

Day 46


Prachatice Czech Republic- Munich Germany


Today I made it the rest of the way to Munich to visit my brother and his family where I'll be staying for the next 3 or 4 days.


Again ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Days 44-45 Brno Czech Republic I...

Days 44-45


Brno Czech Republic


I spent Saturday at the at the race track watching practice and qualifying with a few hundred thousand members of my tribe. Brno is a beautiful circuit but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
I did make it inside the Cathedral in Cobh. Wow,...

I did make it inside the Cathedral in Cobh. Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 43 Budapest Hungary - Brno Czech...

Day 43


Budapest Hungary - Brno Czech Republic


I took a bit of roundabout route to get to Brno in order to avoid the more heavily trafficked roads and to see more of the countryside. Some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 42 Budapest Hungary It...

Day 42


Budapest Hungary


It raining and cold. Looks like I'll be staying in Budapest another day. Unfortunately I couldn't stay in my apartment so I found a hostel only a few blocks away....
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 41 Somewhere in Hungary to Budapest...

Day 41


Somewhere in Hungary to Budapest Hungary


The ride to Budapest was short and pretty boring. Just flat farmland on fairly heavily trafficked roads.


In Budapest I got another...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 40 Somewhere in Romania - Somewhere...

Day 40


Somewhere in Romania - Somewhere in Hunary


Romania is awesome! Who knew?


Apparently somebody knew because the first three hotels I tried to check into as I rolled into the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 39 Kiev Ukraine - Somewhere in Romania ...

Day 39

Kiev Ukraine - Somewhere in Romania

I had spent enough time wandering around large cities in the past week and the Maidan was the reason I went to Kiev so I headed out of town in the ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 38 West of Rivne - Kiev Ukraine ...

Day 38


West of Rivne - Kiev Ukraine


After the abuse I subjected the Guzzi to the previous day I stuck to the highway the rest of the way to Kiev and arrived sometime after 4pm. This is a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 37 Warsaw Poland - West of Rivne...

Day 37


Warsaw Poland - West of Rivne Ukraine


Today I was greeted by nothing but blue skies so I loaded up the mule and got the hell of dodge.


I've decided to refer to my GPS by the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 36 Warsaw Poland Well I...

Day 36


Warsaw Poland


Well I woke up feeling a little better than the previous day but sill not quite normal(ha) just to find gray rainy skies. Knowing how well my riding gear works at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 35 Lomza Poland - Warsaw Poland ...

Day 35


Lomza Poland - Warsaw Poland


It was only a two hour ride to Warsaw where I ended up in the fanciest hotel of my trip so far. I figured if I was going to be miserable I might as...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 34 Riga Latvia – Lomza Poland ...

Day 34


Riga Latvia – Lomza Poland


So the previous evening I headed into old town Riga to try and find some Jazz clubs. The two clubs I found on the internet were closed (damn lying...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 33 Riga Latvia Since my...

Day 33


Riga Latvia


Since my appointment at the bike shop wasn't till 3pm I headed into town in the morning to see what there was to see. I though of doing a walking tour of Old Riga but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 32 Viljandi Estonia - Riga Latvia ...

Day 32


Viljandi Estonia - Riga Latvia


I didn't find a tire in Viljandi so I started making my way towards Riga down some dirt roads through the pastorial Estonian countryside. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 31 Tallinn Estonia - Viljandi Estonia...

Day 31


Tallinn Estonia - Viljandi Estonia


This morning my GPS refused to turn on so I went an picked up a TomTom GPS at the store I found yesterday. When I hooked it up to my bike my UPS...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 30 Tallinn Estonia As Willy...

Day 30


Tallinn Estonia


As Willy said with a bit difficulty "Today is a holiday from motorcycles".
Willy headed into town while I updated my blog and then I took a walk to admire the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 29 Mankila Finland – Talinn Estonia ...

Day 29


Mankila Finland – Talinn Estonia


I’m back, I’m back in the former USSR. (Actually I’m writing this from the ferry but I’ll be in the former USSR in an hour our so.)


Today...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 28 Sodankyla Finland - Mankila...

Day 28


Sodankyla Finland - Mankila Finland


It was a long day and this will be a long post.


Sometime in the middle of the night I was awakened by the sound of a horse pissing on my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 27 Tana bru Norway - Sodankyla...

Day 27


Tana bru Norway - Sodankyla Finland


Started my day by planning my route into Finland and then executing it. Came across a little snag when I was about to turn off the E6 and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 26 Alta Norway - Top of the World -...

Day 26


Alta Norway - Top of the World - Tana Bru Norway


The day started off cold and grey but this time I wasn't going to be caught out and put on all my cold weather gear. As the day...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,847
Posted By Roam
Day 25 North of Narvik Norway - Alta...

Day 25


North of Narvik Norway - Alta Norway


The day started off cold and misty and got worse as it went on.
Numerous people said that the ride would be boring but the E6 which is the...
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