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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,742,245
Posted By MarkE
Sympathy

TDP, My sympathy for your loss. I lost my father 15 years ago; he's still never far from my thoughts, and I don't want him to be. Even after this time I like to be reminded of what he did for me...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By MarkE
New Zealand

Did a fly ride to NZ this year. The North Island is spectacular and you think you've arrived in heaven, then you get to the South Island. English doesn't have enough superlatives!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,742,245
Posted By MarkE
Happy birthday GGB

I heard this morning (on BBC Radio, so it may be wrong) that today is the anniversary of the first traffic over the Golden gate bridge. so I thought this would a good place to wish the bridge a happy...
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 55,621
Posted By MarkE
Happy birthday

Happy birthday Ted, and thanx for the inspiration.
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,913
Posted By MarkE
This wasn't the trip

Thanx for the RR. I was just flying into Auckland as you left and then spent three weeks with Mrs MarkE on what I thought would be a once in a lifetime experience. I have now come to the conclusion...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-03-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By MarkE
A long list

Last year I was working in Ireland with some people from Bulgaria and they said I should add Bulgaria to my list. It was already there, but your pictures have moved it up a bit which is good because...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 1,296,268
Posted By MarkE
Sorry I'm late

Sorry to reawaken the thoughts on war, but I've been way for a few days and thought what I regard as one of my most significant formative experiences is relevant; when I was young we used to holiday...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,090
Posted By MarkE
Delighted to see you back

Delighted to see you back and restored to health Tagesk. Also looking forward to the next update on your Greek ride.

BUT I must complain that you tried to quietly slip away instead of saying a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,501
Posted By MarkE
Paint it?

I sometimes wish I had the patience and skill to paint the views I see but sadly there seems to be a link broken somewhere between the eye and the brush - when I try to draw or paint what comes out...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,501
Posted By MarkE
In

Productivity may be reduced for the foreseeable...
:cob
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By MarkE
Sweet

Steve

If you use that route regularly I'm surprised you've never passed me. When I was working away I used some of your stuff to show my colleagues where I'm from and to feed my homesickness -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 1,960,554
Posted By MarkE
Pleased to have met you

In "Love Etc" Julian Barnes has a character who believes we are destined to be reincarnated as everyone we meet as we go through life; on that basis I am delighted I met you at the Ace a few weeks...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,914
Posted By MarkE
Thanx for the memories

I spent last year working in Dublin and took the opportunity to see some of Ireland. I took the bike over and managed to get around the coast from Wicklow, along the south coast and abour half way...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,491
Posted By MarkE
I got it half right!

I use my bike as much as I use my car, and sometimes that has meant using the bike to collect or deliver one or other of my daughters to school, starting when they could sit still and hold me (on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 82,704
Posted By MarkE
Thank you!! Actually thank you for the whole RR,...

Thank you!! Actually thank you for the whole RR, but especially thank you for being merciful!

I often think I would like to visit Norway; now I know it for certain.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By MarkE
I know that, you know that, but I'm fighting...

I know that, you know that, but I'm fighting female "logic" here. When (I'm an optimist) I have ground down her resistance I'll be there and you'll get that call though.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By MarkE
Love Sicily

Thanks for the slideshow Charlyno; I love Sicily and would love to go back, but my first wife was Sicilian (a small village in the Caltanisetta region) and explaining to the second wife that we...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,090
Posted By MarkE
Hmmm. Not quite what I was trying to achieve,...

Hmmm. Not quite what I was trying to achieve, but it sort of works
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,090
Posted By MarkE
I'm giving this more thought; North sea, Channel,...

I'm giving this more thought; North sea, Channel, Celtic sea (at cornwall or South Wales?), Irish Sea (probably at North Wales) and up to Scotland for the Atlantic. That is more than 24 hours (I'm a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,090
Posted By MarkE
I was planning to count that as part of the...

I was planning to count that as part of the Atlantic (having just checked that is how it is described by wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_Sea and that will do me for this). If I count the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,090
Posted By MarkE
Tage As you have taught me so much history...

Tage

As you have taught me so much history in this tread I hope you won't mind me making a small correction; The comment was made by LB Johnson about President Gerald Ford. Apparently former...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,653
Posted By MarkE
Take your time

Sod

You're telling a fascinating story really well. Don't stress about the pace - I'd rather wait for steak than have a quick burger here.
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,485
Posted By MarkE
Wicked Loved the words as well as the pics

Bones

I can't speak for others, but I have enjoyed both words and pictures in this RR. A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes a well chosen word can replace a picture and your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,742,245
Posted By MarkE
Just an echo

I can only echo the sentiments expressed by others. This thread has shown me a part of the world I may never see; big deal, many threads do that but far more important, it has introduced me to a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,723
Posted By MarkE
I must learn one day, mustn't I?

Whenever I'm travelling ports are always somewhere to get through on the way to somewhere else. But ports (especially old ports) tend to be strategically important and such places must, by...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,479
Posted By MarkE
The French (of all people) having a banner in...

The French (of all people) having a banner in English!

More seriously, I buried my father about 12 years ago (not even close; it's a child's job to bury their parents in due course, you buried...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 37,470
Posted By MarkE
I saw in the newspaper only this weekend (Sunday,...

I saw in the newspaper only this weekend (Sunday, 16 August - I'm British, it's how I write dates) that the (now elderly) lady who modelled this statue is still alive and living in Volgograd, and you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,917
Posted By MarkE
Do they not count as butts if they're still...

Do they not count as butts if they're still unsmoked?

Don't take it personal, love the RR
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,090
Posted By MarkE
Thanx for the memories

Tagesk: the first Mrs MarkE sono Siciliana and we visited a few times (her father still owned his house there, so we had cheap holidays); you've refreshed a few memories. You missed a lot of the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 39,954
Posted By MarkE
Good manners

I'd like to say how pleased I am to see the generally good manners being shown here, especially to fallen enemies.

My mother's family were soldiers and her father died before she was ten, so she...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6,951
Views: 2,326,818
Posted By MarkE
Well named road

No photo I'm afraid (photochopped, retouched or legit), but the A666 through Bolton in Lancashire (UK) is called St Peter's way! Honest!
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