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Forum: Europe Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
65 Days to go!

More good news on the HUBB UK! It’s on the Skills Course this time. Cogs Underwood and David Lobb set this up for the first time last year and I must say it went amazingly well. That’s in spite of...
Forum: Europe Today, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
I was over on the ABR forum this morning and I...

I was over on the ABR forum this morning and I found this comment about the HUBB UK. It says a lot so I thought I'd share it:

'Crikey, so much information already on this thread about the HUBB,...
Forum: Europe 04-10-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
70 Days to go!!!

Good news. The work done to keep the costs to attend, down to the same amount for the third year running, is working. :clap

This is mostly down to the various companies that have helped by...
Forum: Europe 04-02-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
If you've not had the chance to look at the HUBB...

If you've not had the chance to look at the HUBB UK page yet, then you may not have seen this bit of Youtube footage from last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g1JfH1rvDs
Forum: Europe 04-02-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
One of the things I love about the HUBB UK is the...

One of the things I love about the HUBB UK is the amazing selection of bikes that people turn up on. How about this one? :nod
Forum: Europe 03-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
This shot is from the start of one of the Slow...

This shot is from the start of one of the Slow Bike Race heats. Slow Bike Race? Last rider over the line, without putting their feet down or leaving their lane wins.

There are 2 lots of heats....
Forum: Europe 03-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
For any of you guys who haven't been before, this...

For any of you guys who haven't been before, this is a shot looking down one of the camping fields at the HUBB UK venue the Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel...
Forum: Europe 03-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
Fantastic!!! Looking forward to linking up!...

Fantastic!!! Looking forward to linking up! :thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: Europe 03-27-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
Danny was really funny when he first did trout...

Danny was really funny when he first did trout instead of concentrating of rabbits, squirrels, deer and the like. A guy in the audience asked how he could call it Roadkill Cookout... with fish....
Forum: Europe 03-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
Actually, while I'm here, just a taster of the...

Actually, while I'm here, just a taster of the sort of nutty stuff that goes on. There's some cracking things lined up throughout the HUBB UK (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/hubbuk-2014)but...
Forum: Europe 03-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
85 Days Until the HUBB UK Overlanding event

Hi all, yep, just 85 days left to go and things are looking really good for this year's event. It'll be the 14th year running that Horizons Unlimited have held this it and this year its on at the...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Travelling Sam
Adventure Motorcycle Travel books

Hi All, I just wanted to let you know that all 4 of my motorcycle travel books now have free world-wide delivery from The Book Depository...
Forum: Europe 01-29-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Travelling Sam
Just 2 days left

It's a fact. 2 days left to snag £20's worth of discount on entry to the HUBB UK Overlander event from Horizons Unlimited.

When's it happening? 30th of May until the 2nd of June - so a full 4...
Forum: Europe 01-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
Well, that was an eventful show! Catch you next...

Well, that was an eventful show! Catch you next time. And don't forget, book your place for the HUBB UK from Horizons Unlimited before the end of the month to snag £20 discount...
Forum: Europe 01-16-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Travelling Sam
Going to be awake at 10pm tonight?

If you are, you might like to join myself and DJ Slimbo for a live natter on travel, Horizons and much more. Slimbo plays great music too, and you are very welcome to call/email in with questions....
Forum: Europe 01-09-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Travelling Sam
141 days to go...

Just thought I ought to mention that there's just 141 days left until the HUBB UK Adventure Overland event from Horizons Unlimited at Donington in the UK.

AND that there's 22 days left to get...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By Travelling Sam
Make it easy...

You could make your Christmas shopping easy. How?

Well, so far I’ve been really lucky and none of my 4 adventure motorcycle travels books (http://www.sam-manicom.com/) have had bad reviews from...
Forum: Europe 11-14-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Travelling Sam
Hi All, well it's sorted. I'm advised by...

Hi All, well it's sorted. I'm advised by Traveldri-Plus (http://www.traveldriplus.com/shop/index.php) that authory types will be on the stand at Motorcycle Live 2012...
Forum: Europe 11-12-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Travelling Sam
Hi Will, good to hear from you. The best thing to...

Hi Will, good to hear from you. The best thing to do is to email Les Madge the owner of Traveldri-Plus (http://www.traveldriplus.com/shop/index.php).

I'm pretty sure he won't have space for you...
Forum: Europe 11-08-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Travelling Sam
Hi Spud, I couldn't agree more with your...

Hi Spud,
I couldn't agree more with your comments on Graham and Nathan's books. Top class as far as I'm concerned and I hope being at the NEC gives them both the boost they deserve.

I know that...
Forum: Europe 11-07-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Travelling Sam
Chuffed! Going to be book signing at the NEC - but not only me...

Graham Field (In Search of Greener Grass)
Bernard Smith and Cathy Birchall (Touching the World)
And Nathan Millward (The Long Ride Home)
Will all be on the Traveldri-Plus stand in Hall 3. Me too....
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,053
Posted By Travelling Sam
Hey Jake, thanks for that info. I've no doubt...

Hey Jake, thanks for that info. I've no doubt other guys following the thread will find the info useful. You've satisfied my own curiosity too!

Damn shame about your back. Sounds really rough. And...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,053
Posted By Travelling Sam
That's all very interesting Jake. I'd not...

That's all very interesting Jake. I'd not realised that such a thing was available. Sounds spot on - wonder what the price will be now... And blimey, your back. Really sorry to hear this. Its an...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,053
Posted By Travelling Sam
Good stuff. I'm working from home most of this...

Good stuff. I'm working from home most of this week so just give me a shout. It'll be good to see you. Happy to help if I can.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,053
Posted By Travelling Sam
Glad Simon's info helped. Good bloke isn't he....

Glad Simon's info helped. Good bloke isn't he. And his book Sore Bums Across Asia is a goodie too!

Just back from riding trails and back roads in Spain - could have done with doing the bod myself...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By Travelling Sam
Well, nice surprise! Thanks for posting on this...

Well, nice surprise! Thanks for posting on this Mark. I still think its odd that only 3 adventure motorcycle travel books have been put into audio book format. When I saw that this was the case, and...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By Travelling Sam
Hi Scott, mate its great to hear from you and I'm...

Hi Scott, mate its great to hear from you and I'm delighted you've enjoyed Tortillas to Totems - North America for us was a blast. As you now know, I really didn't expect to have such an excellent...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,936
Posted By Travelling Sam
. Yup, its brilliant. I'd love to know more...

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Yup, its brilliant. I'd love to know more if you can find out.

And just a thought re the sacking on their jerry cans. It may be that they weren't using them for fuel but for water. When in...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,936
Posted By Travelling Sam
http://www.sam-manicom.com/5972.jpg Big so you...

http://www.sam-manicom.com/5972.jpg
Big so you can see some of the mounting points...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,936
Posted By Travelling Sam
Brilliant photo Ontic! Who are they? Just look at...

Brilliant photo Ontic! Who are they? Just look at the state of that back tyre! : ) But yes, that's what I'm talking about.

One Less Harley, you can make a very straight forward rack that fits...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,936
Posted By Travelling Sam
A friend has just pointed out this thread to me....

A friend has just pointed out this thread to me. I rode 8 years rtw on all road and off road conditions with the Acerbis 43lt tank on my ’91 R80GS. If you twist the electrics so they are more in line...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,047
Posted By Travelling Sam
I've no compaints over mine on my '91 GS. Yes my...

I've no compaints over mine on my '91 GS. Yes my bike is on it's 4th shaft but that's over 265,000 miles, at least 150,000 of which were on rough roads with my home swinging around on the back of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,047
Posted By Travelling Sam
Great shot!!! Cool idea!!! And really good to see...

Great shot!!! Cool idea!!! And really good to see Jessie panniers being put to good use! A few souveniers collected there :)
Forum: Vendors 11-04-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By Travelling Sam
This is a request for help

I'm on the hunt for help with getting the word out about my four travel books. Who am I? Just an ordinary bloke who was lucky enough to spend 8 years and 200,000 miles riding around the world. When I...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,047
Posted By Travelling Sam
Thought you might like to see my girlfriends '71...

Thought you might like to see my girlfriends '71 R60/5. Birgit rode this from Mombassa in Kenya to Cape Town, and then up through South and Central America, and then through Mexico, the USA and...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,047
Posted By Travelling Sam
Hand wringing and agonising? But that's normal....

Hand wringing and agonising? But that's normal. Otherwise you'd be nuts, weird :evil or are completely prepared to put your trust in the Gods. Methinks that latter is Tiffany! ( We are mates so I can...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,047
Posted By Travelling Sam
Too kind :D Of course part of the reason she's...

Too kind :D Of course part of the reason she's kept going as long as she has is because Mark Manley has laid his oily fingers on her quite a few times. This feller knows what he's doing with...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,047
Posted By Travelling Sam
This is my 1992 R80GS. I see that Mark Manley has...

This is my 1992 R80GS. I see that Mark Manley has already mentioned her to you. She’s currently got 264,000 miles on her. 200,000 of those were done on an 8 year round the world trip – Africa,...
Forum: Vendors 08-11-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Travelling Sam
Terrific!!! Many thanks for posting your thoughts...

Terrific!!! Many thanks for posting your thoughts on the YouTube. I'm delighted you think its ok!!! AND, also many thanks for sharing the link. That really helps.
All the best to you.
Sam
PS,...
Forum: Vendors 08-09-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Travelling Sam
You Tube Link - fresh up today!

Hi All,
we’ve been having fun with a new project. Here it is... excerpts from the first chapter of Into Africa on YouTube - as never heard before! :evil

http://youtu.be/e41UehqSS2s

What do...
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