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Forum: Europe 08-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Bloody 'ell - Google maps has that at nearly...

Bloody 'ell - Google maps has that at nearly 800miles and 15 hours of riding if you stay off of toll roads.:huh

I've ridden down the N10 through mid/southern France and whilst it is a dual...
Forum: Europe 07-18-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Cheers guys. Think I'll give it a miss as...

Cheers guys.

Think I'll give it a miss as we will only be in France for the trip down to Switzerland where we are based for a week or so. They're not going to look good on a plain black...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Helmet Laws in France

Does anyone have any recent knowledge of the helmet laws in France regarding reflective stickers?

I've seen various forums and articles that state it is the law but is it actually enforced?
...
Forum: Europe 05-10-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Ming the Merciless
I have the Klim Traverse jacket and it's the best...

I have the Klim Traverse jacket and it's the best bit of riding kit I have. Got it from the States as it was miles cheaper than the UK outlets and a friend brought it over from his hols:D

I would...
Forum: Europe 01-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Hi Keith. 2 of us rode down from...

Hi Keith.

2 of us rode down from Plymouth/Roscoff, through France and stayed just west of San Sebastien for a week in a great campsite. Another mate took the ferry to Santander and rode across to...
Forum: Europe 12-17-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Guide for Northern Spain wanted

Help wanted!

3 or 4 of us fancy bringing our trail/enduro bikes over to Spain on the Santander ferry sometime in late April to explore the trails up there. Thing is, none of us know the area and...
Forum: Europe 09-13-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By Ming the Merciless
I lived and rode there for 4 years and never got...

I lived and rode there for 4 years and never got stopped in all that time. Admittedly most of the time we were on trails and so not many police around but the one time we were stopped my mate on a...
Forum: Europe 06-18-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Should have no trouble on that bike for those...

Should have no trouble on that bike for those mileages. Just got back from a week long trip and did 400 miles first day down through France and then another 200-odd to Northern Spain and then the...
Forum: Europe 10-01-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Brazil sounds lovely - not sure if Brittany...

Brazil sounds lovely - not sure if Brittany Ferries go there over the long weekend I have available though.......

Snaf - give me a bell when you're back and I'll pop round and have a look at your...
Forum: Europe 09-18-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Trail riding possibilities in Brittany

Just came back from a week on hols in Brittany (MTB only, no trailbike....) and was depressed at the lack of opportunities to ride some lovely lanes there. Most seemed to have a sign stating that no...
Forum: Europe 02-08-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Okay thanks - that clears that up! To be...

Okay thanks - that clears that up!

To be honest you're not supposed to in Spain but there are so many places that nobody goes to that you can spend hours in a "play area" without seeing anyone:D
Forum: Europe 02-08-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Thanks for the link Olivier. Not sure it's...

Thanks for the link Olivier.

Not sure it's any use to me though as that caters for enduro riders wanting to do enduros. I'm not wanting to compete - just wanted to know if the laws in France...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Trials Riding in France

I'm going camping (with a van, not on the bike) in Brittany in September and as well as taking cycles I'd like to take my Montesa trials bike (not road registered). I lived in Spain for a few years...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,100
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Only just stumbled on this thread mate! Hope you...

Only just stumbled on this thread mate! Hope you got the bike sorted by now?
I have an 08 model with just over 500 miles on it - had it from new direct from the importers in the UK.
Initial valve...
Forum: Europe 07-29-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,956
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Rich (and others) - is it necessary to have a...

Rich (and others) - is it necessary to have a big-cubed bike or do peeps tackle it on smaller mounts?

I'll be over in the UK then and was thinking of borrowing one of the firm's...
Forum: Europe 03-18-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Don't sit on the fence Nik - say what you mean! ...

Don't sit on the fence Nik - say what you mean!

Not sure if it's really what he does best but try Billy at www.biketruck.com (http://www.biketruck.com) as he has moved bikes around for the BMW...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Both our tour locations are about 45 mins from...

Both our tour locations are about 45 mins from Malaga airport if you fancy a day or two when you're over next.....PM me if interested.

Cheers
Forum: Europe 03-10-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Sorry Smiler - they're nothing to do with me,...

Sorry Smiler - they're nothing to do with me, although our Tougher Terrain Tour is not far away from them. The trails around that area are not really for novices which is why we have TWO locations...
Forum: Europe 03-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Two dead from the village - something to do with...

Two dead from the village - something to do with brothers fighting over a woman I believe......might have known there would be females involved!

I'll try to meet up one Friday when you're free as...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ming the Merciless
How tough do you want it?:evil I've got...

How tough do you want it?:evil

I've got some good stuff that will suit big trailies which I guess those that want to ride the trails will be on - no point showing you the trials-type stuff I...
Forum: Europe 02-29-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Jeff - the guys at Trailworld run tours in 5 or 6...

Jeff - the guys at Trailworld run tours in 5 or 6 locations in the UK. Closest to Gloucester I guess would be North Wales, South Wales or St Albans. Wide range of bikes from CRF230 Hondas through to...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Sylvi - would be great to see you but why the...

Sylvi - would be great to see you but why the hesitancy about off-roading? You'll be missing out on some great trails and no hassle from anybody - I'm expecting to be full for that weekend as it's...
Forum: Europe 02-19-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Ming the Merciless
You did indeed read that - I drove through the...

You did indeed read that - I drove through the same rainstorm this morning on the way up from Malaga! If you're interested in maybe meeting PM me and I'll let you have details etc.
Forum: Europe 02-18-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Ming the Merciless
It's like the Twilight Zone.........I'm from...

It's like the Twilight Zone.........I'm from Torquay and about 150km to the east of you! Will PM you now....
Forum: Europe 02-18-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Well now - I'm in Andalucia and I was living in...

Well now - I'm in Andalucia and I was living in Devon......how weird is that?!

Welcome matey....
Forum: Europe 02-05-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Hi Terry, Why not contact a mate of mine...

Hi Terry,

Why not contact a mate of mine who knows the roads better than most and you may be able to hook up with him during your stay.

http://www.biketoursspain.com/

His name's also...
Forum: Europe 12-31-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Claferal - you want to move away from Madrid...

Claferal - you want to move away from Madrid amigo, as in Andalucia there's thousands of miles of tracks if you know where to look!!
Forum: Europe 12-31-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,266
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Would just like to add that if you wanted to go...

Would just like to add that if you wanted to go off-roading of any kind then that element is usually forbidden in the small print of the hire companies...even if you're hiring a 1200GS for example,...
Forum: Europe 12-22-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Type in greenlanecrew into Google as they've just...

Type in greenlanecrew into Google as they've just changed ISP's and I can't remember the web address in detail.
Based around Herts/Beds/Cambs...great bunch of lads.
Forum: Europe 12-18-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Have you thought about getting your bike shipped...

Have you thought about getting your bike shipped down with a trackday company or someone like www.biketruck.com (http://www.biketruck.com) - that way you fly over and ride the bike for your whole...
Forum: Europe 12-05-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,794
Posted By Ming the Merciless
I wouldn't recommend doing it in August as the...

I wouldn't recommend doing it in August as the temp down here is mid-40'sC and you DO need armour etc as it's dead easy to have an "off".

I regularly do 150km circuits from my house and only need...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Nice report - the road you showed under the...

Nice report - the road you showed under the heading " a road somewhere in Andalucia" is the road up to the Zafarraya Pass. Great if it's traffic-free as it's a short cut for quarry trucks.....I use a...
Forum: Europe 09-12-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Ming the Merciless
I think the TRF in the Lake District are actively...

I think the TRF in the Lake District are actively being consulted by the local Council to OPEN new routes, rather than close more down.:clap

Only takes a couple of dimwits to change that,...
Forum: Europe 09-12-2007, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Glad you enjoyed it.:1drink Billy came out...

Glad you enjoyed it.:1drink

Billy came out riding with me back in January and we hit it off immediately - very easy guy to get on with.

The auction went very well I believe - our tour...
Forum: Europe 09-06-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Let us know what you thought of it. We have a...

Let us know what you thought of it. We have a presence there but can't be there in person....:type
Forum: Europe 08-30-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Ming the Merciless
The guy that brought some more bikes down for me...

The guy that brought some more bikes down for me reckoned on 1200 return in an Iveco van- okay, so only 30mpg max but tolls in France alone was 200. Now you could take the route away from toll...
Forum: Europe 08-30-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Motorcycle Adventure Evening, Newcastle

Saw this advertised - anyone around the area hoping to go?

Think both Charley and Patsy will something worth hearing for all you rufty-tufty adventurers....
...
Forum: Europe 08-26-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Gert - why not drive across to where I am (about...

Gert - why not drive across to where I am (about 120miles from Jerez) and come out to play? You'll certainly see some of the "real" Spain here and you don't have the worry of dropping your rental...
Forum: Europe 08-13-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Why not have a scout round ebay (www.ebay.co.uk...

Why not have a scout round ebay (www.ebay.co.uk (http://www.ebay.co.uk)) and see if you can pick somehting suitable up, then have it mailed to your friends' address?

BMW dealers tend to sell BMW...
Forum: Europe 06-21-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Ming the Merciless
Buying a bike in Spain can be a tad...

Buying a bike in Spain can be a tad time-consuming to say the least!

You have to hand over a myriad of paperwork and pay handsomely for the privilege of having the motorsickle put into your name...
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