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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:18 PM
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Posted By The Spanish Biker
That happened to me too - but while I was...

That happened to me too - but while I was wondering what to do I had an 'off' on the other side and it sorted itself out.

But I had to wait five weeks while I was in a wheelchair t find this out...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks Ard, mail coming your way :) Simon

Thanks Ard, mail coming your way :)

Simon
Forum: Europe Yesterday, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By The Spanish Biker
It certainly is - and it's available fir the week...

It certainly is - and it's available fir the week beginning June 6th :evil

Take a look at the road that the village is on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggo385jeoOw

Enjoy!

Seriously, you...
Forum: Europe 04-25-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Not at all. I think both firms do straightforward...

Not at all. I think both firms do straightforward bike rental.

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's a good idea. The forks have taken a...

That's a good idea. The forks have taken a battering 90% of the bike's miles have been on very poor surfaced roads, usually laden with camping clobber. I'm a slowcoach on trails but it's done a lot...
Forum: Europe 04-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 97,185
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Got that! I'm recommending KTM Zaragoza, who went...

Got that! I'm recommending KTM Zaragoza, who went the extra distance with mate of mine a few years ago! And they should know all about rebuilding wheels :rofl

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-24-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By The Spanish Biker
You could think of Bilbao as well but there are...

You could think of Bilbao as well but there are far more flight options into Barcelona so that's your best bet.

I've had biking guests stay at my holiday cottage who were very happy with IMT...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Mornin' all, Well, the first time I've ever...

Mornin' all,

Well, the first time I've ever won a prize in 57.6 years and it's . . . a 20% discount voucher from my Friendly Neighbourhood BMW dealer.

The voucher is for labour only, naturally,...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks ato, Bigas Luna used to live just up the...

Thanks ato, Bigas Luna used to live just up the coast from me - or should that be I live just down the coast from where Bigas Luna used to live :rofl

You can find it on Youtube but now you will...
Forum: Europe 04-22-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By The Spanish Biker
With your itinerary check your mileage allowance...

With your itinerary check your mileage allowance too!

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-21-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By The Spanish Biker
It's always a pity if you don't have enough time...

It's always a pity if you don't have enough time - you could shave off a big slow section by staying on the A2 as far as Lleida (Lérida) and from there go to Huesca on the A22 and carry on as I...
Forum: Europe 04-20-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I usually recommend using the 'AP' toll roads...

I usually recommend using the 'AP' toll roads wherever these run parallel with a normal road, as the heavy truck traffic, avoiding the tolls, create slow convoys and destroy the surface of the roads...
Forum: Europe 04-12-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By The Spanish Biker
¡De nada! :D

¡De nada! :D
Forum: Europe 04-08-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hmm, Reading eh. I lived nearby, in Oxford, for...

Hmm, Reading eh. I lived nearby, in Oxford, for several years and bought my fist Ducati from a bloke in Reading. It's not a bad base for trail riding if you have the wheels to get some distance from...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By The Spanish Biker
OK, if you're in Britain for a long haul then...

OK, if you're in Britain for a long haul then you'll find bikes are much cheaper there, and to buy and register them is much easier and cheaper - i.e. free! - than in Spain :)

Let me know if you...
Forum: Europe 04-03-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Is that you with the X-Challenge Lulo, Have you...

Is that you with the X-Challenge Lulo, Have you moved upmarket from your 'F' series?

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-01-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Enhorabuena Lulo - fab post 'n' pix! Simon

Enhorabuena Lulo - fab post 'n' pix!

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks Peter, Must get on with the order now :) ...

Thanks Peter, Must get on with the order now :)

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
How well do the clamps fit with hand/lever...

How well do the clamps fit with hand/lever guards?

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
This looks great - something I've had in mind for...

This looks great - something I've had in mind for years.

I've just looked at the site and it says €80 including delivery. But the shop is in Argentina, did they really deliver to you in Europe at...
Forum: Europe 03-28-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I feel your pain - I used to be an TEFL teacher...

I feel your pain - I used to be an TEFL teacher and naturally the majority of my students were trying to overcome enchufismo by studying so hard - a very steep uphill struggle then as now I guess!
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Only joking Ard - but I may want the left-had...

Only joking Ard - but I may want the left-had switch assembly looking into!

My serious point is that I am absolutely hopeless with things mechanical - nothing that I take apart ever goes back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Ha ha, I always take the blame . . . :1drink ...

Ha ha, I always take the blame . . . :1drink

Simon
Forum: Europe 03-21-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Don't worry - I like planning other people's...

Don't worry - I like planning other people's holidays :)

From what you say my recommendation to have Torla* as the maximum overnight objective westwards is about right - then on the way back cross...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
You're amazing Ard - do you fancy an all expenses...

You're amazing Ard - do you fancy an all expenses paid holiday at our place in return for a make-over of my X-Co :1drink

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 03-21-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Sadly, I find that about 70% of emails to Spanish...

Sadly, I find that about 70% of emails to Spanish companies go unread/replied! After living and working here for nearly 20 years I still can't fathom it - while being polite about my 'hosts' :wink:
...
Forum: Europe 03-20-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there, I've known several folks use...

Hi there,

I've known several folks use www.imtbike.com (http://www.imtbike.com/motorcycle-rentals/locations/barcelona/) and given good feedback - this includes a US couple who used the bike to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,908
Posted By The Spanish Biker
¡Muy bien! :) Simon

¡Muy bien! :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 03-09-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 97,185
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well, I'm 57 and it's downhill from here on . . ....

Well, I'm 57 and it's downhill from here on . . . and loving every minute :)
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9,854
Views: 1,543,057
Posted By The Spanish Biker
To right - gasket number 10 'blew' on my bike and...

To right - gasket number 10 'blew' on my bike and it sounded like the artillery were coming - great while it lasted :)

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 03-07-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 97,185
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, thanks for all this. The spec is similar to...

Hi, thanks for all this. The spec is similar to my BMW X-Country but the price way, way lower in all respects!

The comfort and range factors aren't really an issue for me as I'm a slinny runt and...
Forum: Europe 03-06-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 97,185
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Welcome from sunny but cold Catalonia you guys :)...

Welcome from sunny but cold Catalonia you guys :)

@ GreatKingrat - how do you rate the Freewind?

The reason I'm asking is I may want a 'spare' bike for my business and they seem to be very...
Forum: Europe 03-05-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Madrid itself can be pretty nippy at this time or...

Madrid itself can be pretty nippy at this time or year too . . .

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 03-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Excellent stuff Juantxo - now I know I've got to...

Excellent stuff Juantxo - now I know I've got to put a holiday in the Basque Country at the top of my list, especially as I only live a few hours drive away!

Back to Aragón. If you base yourself...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I'd like to explore San Sebastian too but never...

I'd like to explore San Sebastian too but never seem to have found the time - and money! But you could ask ata (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=68926) - he's from Bibao so should know all...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 97,185
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well I used to be an English teacher, so just to...

Well I used to be an English teacher, so just to keep you occupied give me five phrasal verbs that derive from the verb 'to take'. Plus their exact definition. Plus an example of each one in some...
Forum: Europe 02-22-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well I've put the link up on the Spanish forum...

Well I've put the link up on the Spanish forum but just one out of three photos isn't really telling anyone, including me, about your camp site :(

Simon
Forum: Europe 02-20-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 97,185
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Stuck in my study in Tarragona using the gap...

Stuck in my study in Tarragona using the gap between filing my UK tax returns and staring to do La Renta by planning the routes for my HISS rally in May :)

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 02-20-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Sure, have you a link to your camping's web site?...

Sure, have you a link to your camping's web site?

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 02-19-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Sadly I can't do this - like some others I'm...

Sadly I can't do this - like some others I'm working my b****cks off in the years running up to retirement, after that I'm footloose . . .

But I've taken the liberty of posting on a great Spanish...
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