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Forum: Europe 07-21-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Otherguy
I liked Trapani, a city on the west coast. It...

I liked Trapani, a city on the west coast. It looks a little different than the rest of Sicily, sort of North African.The food is great. The ancient town of Erice is on a mountain overlooking...
Forum: EMEA 07-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,469
Posted By Otherguy
If it fits your schedule, check out the little...

If it fits your schedule, check out the little town of Kinvara across the bay from Galway. Some really good pubs and a nice thatched roof hotel-The Merriman.
Forum: EMEA 06-22-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Otherguy
One of my favorite parts of France is the Aveyron...

One of my favorite parts of France is the Aveyron department. Great roads, varied terrain, pretty towns, etc. Slightly out of the way.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,081
Posted By Otherguy
Overseas market.

Overseas market.
Forum: Europe 05-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By Otherguy
In Bourg-en-Bresse, stop and eat. They give good...

In Bourg-en-Bresse, stop and eat. They give good chicken.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poulet_de_Bresse
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,936
Posted By Otherguy
The Vespa made it to Paris and then across the...

The Vespa made it to Paris and then across the Alps and then to Majorca and, unfortunately, half-way back to Paris. It was used and abused by a dumbass, me.

Not sure why missing Woodstock would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Otherguy
Well, he might regret the fact that he missed the...

Well, he might regret the fact that he missed the best part of The Crooked Road by going up 16. A nice road, but not Crooked.

Done the CR, saw and heard no music at all, but still liked it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By Otherguy
Lansford PA. Anthracite coal country. ...

Lansford PA. Anthracite coal country.

http://www.no9mine.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,936
Posted By Otherguy
Yo Homes, $7300 OTD. $500 cheaper than the...

Yo Homes,

$7300 OTD. $500 cheaper than the next offer. After a lot of phone calls and research, I was happy paying that price for the one I wanted. That price includes all the DMV doo-dah and a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,936
Posted By Otherguy
Saw that scooter for sale in Columbia, but was...

Saw that scooter for sale in Columbia, but was too late. I ended up finding exactly what I wanted new in the crate in an unlikely good old boy moto shop in Christiansburg VA for a decent price. My...
Forum: EMEA 05-16-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By Otherguy
A lot of first time moto travelers go to Europe...

A lot of first time moto travelers go to Europe with the idea of camping as a way to save money or they find the notion romantic. Like me, for instance. I took a big bag of camping paraphernaliaon my...
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Otherguy
The BMW F650gs is actually an 800 cc twin. Still,...

The BMW F650gs is actually an 800 cc twin. Still, I'd take the Guzzi in an instant.
Forum: Europe 05-05-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By Otherguy
Go north out of Barcelona to Cadaques on the...

Go north out of Barcelona to Cadaques on the coast, and take the coast road to Collioure, France. Great road through vineyards and nice towns, and Collioure is a very nice town. From Collioure to...
Forum: Europe 04-29-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Otherguy
The "crossing ticket' part makes me think UK, but...

The "crossing ticket' part makes me think UK, but I think the real culprit is the "And then it's a suck it and see where we go" part.
Forum: EMEA 04-25-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,936
Posted By Otherguy
I was in Albi a month ago, and the...

I was in Albi a month ago, and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum was closed, and they said it would be for 3 months. This info doesn't jibe with their website, so who knows. If you do visit the Millau...
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,880
Posted By Otherguy
These guys can help: ...

These guys can help:

http://www.ommriders.com/t/01/
Forum: Europe 04-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,217
Posted By Otherguy
Mecca

Mecca
Forum: Europe 04-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,217
Posted By Otherguy
http://duner.smugmug.com/Other/Unique-Photos/i-m9D...

http://duner.smugmug.com/Other/Unique-Photos/i-m9DtW3H/0/X2/mekkah-X2.jpg
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By Otherguy
North of Barcelona is a pleasant town on the Med....

North of Barcelona is a pleasant town on the Med. called Cadaques. The interesting home of Salvador Dali is in a little adjacent town, Port Lligat. It's open for tours, but you have to reserve. The...
Forum: EMEA 03-19-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By Otherguy
======== I've been living down there in...

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I've been living down there in Roussillon where France, Spain, and the Pyrenees meet the Med. for the last 2 1/2 months exploring the area. It's motorcycle heaven for the most part, and...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,864
Posted By Otherguy
Another option to explore Italy is to take the...

Another option to explore Italy is to take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo and wind your way back north. I've done this twice as it seems to become a much more leisurely trip, and I like Sicily.
Forum: EMEA 02-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By Otherguy
:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3
Forum: EMEA 02-13-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By Otherguy
The British Automobile Association (AA) has good...

The British Automobile Association (AA) has good maps, and I'm pretty sure there is a reciprocal agreement with our AAA. I have seen AA UK road atlases for sale in the US, or you could go to an AA...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,404
Posted By Otherguy
I'm in France right now. I'm taking French...

I'm in France right now. I'm taking French lessons and I listen to podcasts, specifically Coffee Break French, which I find very helpful. There are a lot of French language podcasts to choose from...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,271
Posted By Otherguy
Yes. Not sure whether they still do, but Ducati...

Yes. Not sure whether they still do, but Ducati did make brackets to fit the Monster so one could add hard bags. Only a few idiots went this route.
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,271
Posted By Otherguy
My 2001 S4 tourer. ...

My 2001 S4 tourer.

http://duner.smugmug.com/photos/495135813_xFjjn-XL-1.jpg
Forum: Europe 12-23-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 192,358
Posted By Otherguy
FS: US Reg. Bike In Germany

***SOLD***

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751119
Forum: Americas 12-13-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26,237
Views: 2,171,093
Posted By Otherguy
Just spent 6 weeks at the Luna Blue. Good eating...

Just spent 6 weeks at the Luna Blue. Good eating in Playa.

Outstanding marlin tacos here:
http://duner.smugmug.com/Travel/Mexico/i-5gphpqH/0/X2/P1000043-X2.jpg...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26,237
Views: 2,171,093
Posted By Otherguy
Just as I occasionally crave Mexican in Italy,...

Just as I occasionally crave Mexican in Italy, here is the best Italian restaurant in Playa del Carmen.

http://duner.smugmug.com/photos/i-CFmK6Dt/0/X2/i-CFmK6Dt-X2.jpg
Forum: Americas 11-17-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26,237
Views: 2,171,093
Posted By Otherguy
A New One On Me

Maybe this is old news, but it's a new one on me. On 11/9 I go to the ATM here in Playa del Carmen to get some cash for a trip to Mahahual, where there are no banks. Used two cards to split the...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26,237
Views: 2,171,093
Posted By Otherguy
Supa 12 Pilot, was that your Super Tenere parked...

Supa 12 Pilot, was that your Super Tenere parked at Quinta and 26 tonight?
Forum: Americas 10-16-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26,237
Views: 2,171,093
Posted By Otherguy
Rain

It's been raining like a bastard here in Playa del Carmen for 5 days or so. I've been unable to strike sun poses on the beach. I'm loving my Renault Clio :lol3
Forum: Europe 08-28-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By Otherguy
No doubt all that is true, but if any European...

No doubt all that is true, but if any European country shares data with the Commonwealth of Virginia, I would have heard about it:lol3

I try to watch for those little bastard cameras, and I'm not...
Forum: Europe 08-28-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By Otherguy
I would take a US or Canadian bike over. You will...

I would take a US or Canadian bike over. You will never have to worry about inspections, getting a local to let you use their address for registration, speed cameras, or any of the other problems...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Otherguy
I've had a lot of good experiences with this guy:...

I've had a lot of good experiences with this guy:

http://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/MotorbikeTransport.html
Forum: Americas 08-20-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Otherguy
Here's a suggestion when leaving Bozeman. Take...

Here's a suggestion when leaving Bozeman. Take 191(Main St.) west to Four Corners, and then stay straight there on MT 84 to Norris Hot Springs, a longtime Bozone favorite. I lived in Bozeman for 12...
Forum: EMEA 08-12-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Otherguy
I highly recommend this hotel in Trogir. ...

I highly recommend this hotel in Trogir.

http://www.concordia-hotel.net/?l0=1&lang=en
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By Otherguy
Your Colorado license is fine. You might want to...

Your Colorado license is fine. You might want to go to AAA and get an International Driver's Permit just to be safe. I've never rented a bike in Europe so I'm clueless about it.
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By Otherguy
Here's a rule of thumb that works for me in...

Here's a rule of thumb that works for me in Europe. Treat kilometers as miles. 35 km=35 miles time-wise, not the 21 miles it actually is and would be in Colorado. So, a Colorado 400 mile day in...
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,503
Posted By Otherguy
Aren't we all.:lol3 However, I do remember a...

Aren't we all.:lol3

However, I do remember a particularly wretched cold and rainy day in May when the warm and dry Gottardo tunnel was the best part of a long day.
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