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Forum: Europe Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
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, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
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 03-02-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
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, 11:24 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
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, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
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, 11:45 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
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, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
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...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
You're not the only one - last year Renault...

You're not the only one - last year Renault Andorra, where I've been having my Kangoo serviced over the last few years, told me that at 10 years old my car needed a new timing belt as they should be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks guys - reminds me of my old Ducati singles...

Thanks guys - reminds me of my old Ducati singles with their bevel driven OHC :evil
Forum: Europe 02-06-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,377
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks for the thumbs up mate :) Meanwhie -...

Thanks for the thumbs up mate :)

Meanwhie - we're going 'pro' from April 6th as The Spanish Biker LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

All the info will still be free on my blog - plus more as I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Does anyone have a service schedule - I bough one...

Does anyone have a service schedule - I bough one on DVD on-line but can't open a single file on my Mac!

I'm especially worried about the timing chan tension interval - I have 54.000 kms and am...
Forum: Europe 01-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
It is legally imported and registered on Spanish...

It is legally imported and registered on Spanish plates?

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Local bikers' meet in the Pyrenees yesterday, my...

Local bikers' meet in the Pyrenees yesterday, my X-Co always causes a stir :)

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/altr8_interest.jpg

Breakfast Spanish style - yes those are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Moody too: ...

Moody too:

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/xmas2.jpg

All the trimmings today, even Sainsbury's Xmas pud and cake -you Americans know nothing :)

I'll be crossing the same...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nonesense, this is my idea of te ideal Chrstmas...

Nonesense, this is my idea of te ideal Chrstmas Eve - didn't bother waiting for Santa either :rofl

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/xmas3send.png

Happy Xmas everyone

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks Ard - likewise to Tess, we've just bought...

Thanks Ard - likewise to Tess, we've just bought our Christmas dinner and I'm having a ride out with some local guys on Boxing day :)

Cheers

Simon
Forum: Europe 12-22-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
?Wow!' indeed. I don't k now that art of the Vall...

?Wow!' indeed. I don't k now that art of the Vall d'Aran - definitely a 'must do' but really intimidating on your own - and full marks to the NC 700 - and the bloke that rode it one those trails...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yup, been there, key snapped right off! Luckily...

Yup, been there, key snapped right off! Luckily not quite in the middle of nowhere at i was able to retract the stub as there was a bit of metal left extant.

Book me in for order #1 Ard :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I live in the centre of Tarragona city, my flat...

I live in the centre of Tarragona city, my flat looks out over the Roman walls! No place for a bike though. Have you checked out the classic bike museum (http://www.museumoto.com/en/bassella/) at...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
If ever i get some money I'll be first in the...

If ever i get some money I'll be first in the queue for one of your bikes. I loved my Lav back in '79 but couldn't afford it even them when I was in 'doshville'!

Great bikes, keep up the good...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Wow, that picture is a scoop :) Meanwhile,...

Wow, that picture is a scoop :)

Meanwhile, that's a shame about Alfarras but not so surprising bearing in mind that Laverda's core business is making combine harvesters - i got the shock of my...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2011/0...

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/hannibal_21.jpg

Heading into the Vall d'Aran through the 'back door' in November 2009 when I'd just got my bike - old leather jacket, jeans and...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hola, I live in Tarragona and had a Laverda...

Hola,

I live in Tarragona and had a Laverda 750 SF2 back in the 'seventies :)

The trails bikes then were great but I never know they were sold in Spain.

I also have a cottage in the Pyrenees...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Ard, You have to be a bit more clear over...

Hi Ard,

You have to be a bit more clear over the Black vs Yellow stuff - my 07 is Yellow but is the real deal, i.e. Rotax engine, made in Munich, aluminium subframe the lots - I thunk a lot...
Forum: Europe 12-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, You don't see so many Gas Gas bikes here...

Hi,

You don't see so many Gas Gas bikes here - and I've not had many good vibes about the build quality, but my view is highly unreliable - although trial riding is huge here I'm not into that...
Forum: Europe 12-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Apart from the residency side - 183 days is the...

Apart from the residency side - 183 days is the Uk rule but that includes the days you travel! - you should also check out your insurance policy, these can be very limited time wise.

But you may...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
hi Jim Lad, If your route home takes you near...

hi Jim Lad,
If your route home takes you near Andorra give me a call and pop in to stay.

My phone via PM or upper case on Spanish keyboard: &/%&"&%&·

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's 'coz you're young and smart, Ard, whereas...

That's 'coz you're young and smart, Ard, whereas i'm old and stoopid :)

You've also got a beautiful wife*, a fast car, cats that don't drag rubbish into your bed on their magnetic collars . . ....
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, anyone got a link to this? Simon

Hi, anyone got a link to this?

Simon
Forum: Europe 11-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Mitch, I've been looking through your...

Hi Mitch,

I've been looking through your stuff, some great videos - i wish i had your budget :)

Meanwhile - to return the complement:

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Forum: Europe 11-06-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Cheers Herman :1drink Here's the lowdown...

Cheers Herman :1drink

Here's the lowdown (http://hiss2013.wordpress.com/).

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 11-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Barcelona is very busy over New Year, as it...

Barcelona is very busy over New Year, as it always is. There's a big New Year celebration at Plaça de Catalunya at the top of Las Ramblas but it's been a bit of a drunken do last few years and now...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Good to see you've gotten round to that mod Ard,...

Good to see you've gotten round to that mod Ard, essential protection with the boulders round my way :)

Meanwhile I'm taking your advice and re-fitting my upper chain guard as it doesn't seem to...
Forum: Europe 10-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
BTW - been there, done that, my X-Country in...

BTW - been there, done that, my X-Country in front :)

Lots of fun even though the summit was out of bounds due to snow - well it is a ski station!
...
Forum: Europe 10-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,201
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Better two words, 'HISS Aragón' - the whole of...

Better two words, 'HISS Aragón' - the whole of the Sierra de Javalambre is just 20% of the trails involved - and it's not in f***ing February :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 10-19-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I'm sorry to see that your view of spain has been...

I'm sorry to see that your view of spain has been tarnished by this experience - and you're quite justified to be angry.

But you were in a hugely popular tourist attraction where gangs of highly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I don't think so Ard - unless there are two...

I don't think so Ard - unless there are two models:

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/liedown1.jpg

It woud be ungallant to ask Mrs D to copy the pose on her bike :rofl

Regs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,963
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Ard, It looks like there might be at...

Hi Ard,

It looks like there might be at least four of us on X-Co's at my HISS rally in September. If I could muster up a few locals we could aim for the biggest concentration of them in Europe for...
Forum: Europe 10-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Take a look through the UK based/biased Adventure...

Take a look through the UK based/biased Adventure Bike Rider magazine forum (http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/index.html). They're a friendly lot, though as Ghandi said, "Britain is a small...
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