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Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 161,973
Posted By nicola_a
So happy

I just logged in to ADVRider for the first time in a few months and to my delight I found a second story by AntiHero. Well, I didn't have plans tonight... but now I do. 27 pages of plans. Thanks...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-04-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By nicola_a
Renting motorcycle in Nepal

Hey guys,

Has anyone had any experience with renting a motorcycle in Kathmandu and riding it to other areas like Chitwan and Pokhara and returning say a week later?
I was just in Nepal but it was...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By nicola_a
Hey Canary :) Yep I recognise your username...

Hey Canary :)

Yep I recognise your username from over in AusTouring but I haven't hung out there much due to the fact that I don't actually have a worthy bike yet (but am getting closer!).

I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 32,331
Posted By nicola_a
Although short and not often updated (how they...

Although short and not often updated (how they should be, really - the writer should be too busy adventuring), this is one of my favourite RRs.
What camera do you use Explorador? Your pictures are...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By nicola_a
No mate, not an Italian bloke! Thanks for...

No mate, not an Italian bloke!

Thanks for the heads up re Chix in the Stix :)




Inner Melbourne :)

Thanks for the warm welcome guys - the friendliness here is fantastic.
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By nicola_a
Thanks for the links gents. Are there many...

Thanks for the links gents.
Are there many organised day or overnight rides apart from the formal ones like the Dargo?



Still a number of years away (4). Hopefully the industry picks up in Oz...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By nicola_a
New Member

Hi everyone.
Just wanted to say hi specifically in the Australia forum. I've been riding only for a year and am about to sell my VTR250 and buy a DR650 with the aim of getting into some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6,650
Views: 1,584,571
Posted By nicola_a
This is a popular way for bikers to cross the...

This is a popular way for bikers to cross the Darien.
You'll have to wait about 4 weeks though, its usually booked out a month in advance.
http://www.stahlratte.org/index.php?id=28&L=1
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
Stunning pics. As well as your book (which will...

Stunning pics. As well as your book (which will have large philosophical elements) you should write the feature story (about the more practical elements and places to see) for a US motorcycling...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
Happy holidays AH. Your last couple of posts have...

Happy holidays AH. Your last couple of posts have been truly epic.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By nicola_a
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am also a...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am also a total newbie to riding.
I'm gathering bits and pieces to learn how to change my own tires (bead breaker, levers etc) but I was still wondering about...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 59,274
Posted By nicola_a
Hi Alison I have just discovered your travel...

Hi Alison
I have just discovered your travel reports and website. You are an inspiration and your photography is beautiful. I am planning my first motorcycle trip in 2014, and it looks like you are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
Haha, the good genes run in the family. Congrats...

Haha, the good genes run in the family. Congrats Dennis. What an epic day, and what an awesome way to challenge your mind and body. Glad you got there safe.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,253
Posted By nicola_a
Hi everybody, MotionX is awesome on the bike...

Hi everybody,

MotionX is awesome on the bike in Australia (where I'm based) - my cellphone plan has lots of data included so I never need to worry about that stuff.
I'm wondering, what happens...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
+1 for what Gun Smoke suggests above. It's a...

+1 for what Gun Smoke suggests above. It's a surefire way to break the mould.
Except the reality is that living on a sailing boat is not even close to being as luxurious as those pictures suggest!!...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By nicola_a
Thanks kk3an. :D On another forum I got some...

Thanks kk3an. :D

On another forum I got some advice, mostly involving strapping everything directly to the tail, in addition to a large tank bag. I'm going to see if I can fit everything.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6,662
Views: 1,952,019
Posted By nicola_a
^^^ Beautiful pictures Mark! Thankyou for...

^^^
Beautiful pictures Mark! Thankyou for sharing!
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By nicola_a
Adv-Spec Magadan Panniers

Hi everyone.

I'm pretty new here. I only own a street bike right now - Honda VTR250 - which I am keeping for road trips around Australia, and then I intend on getting a TTR250 or similar...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 3,090,134
Posted By nicola_a
^^ this story made me laugh out loud. Would love...

^^ this story made me laugh out loud. Would love to hear Terry's perspective :-D
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
Geez guys -- sense of humour much? :rofl :D

Geez guys -- sense of humour much? :rofl
:D
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
AAAAaaaahhh and you left us hanging before you...

AAAAaaaahhh and you left us hanging before you told us about the nine-eleven!
:clap

What an amazing man Dr. J is --- and a poignant reflection from you D.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,397
Posted By nicola_a
Fantastic - 1) I know a guy in France who...

Fantastic -

1) I know a guy in France who owns a 2CV exactly like that one - wonder if it's his!
2) Ahhhh your pics of your braai takes me back; my family is from SA (I was born there but we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,281
Posted By nicola_a
Great photos, Patrick - looking forward to the...

Great photos, Patrick - looking forward to the rest of this report.
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
Possibly not the case in your opinion, but the...

Possibly not the case in your opinion, but the Panigale seems to be the relationship you need right now. And she is being truly faithful.

And from a woman who doesn't know you apart from your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 84,339
Posted By nicola_a
Wow, I was planning on doing a long motorcycle...

Wow, I was planning on doing a long motorcycle trip through Europe after spending the winter in the Canadian Rockies....
But you're making me rethink my choice of continent!

CC; did you carry...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,486,131
Posted By nicola_a
Congratulations Nate and definitely take up...

Congratulations Nate and definitely take up Danielle's recommendation of the Canadian Rockies if you end up in that part of the world again. Beautiful.
Have a safe flight home and I hope both you...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,618
Posted By nicola_a
Simply out of interest, is this only not possible...

Simply out of interest, is this only not possible solo on a bike? I haven't read many Africa Ride Reports, but I assume it can be done with a guide of some sort?

Indeed, a helluva trip, I.W.R.O.M...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
This.

This.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
Musicman is correct, and they all lose their...

Musicman is correct, and they all lose their sexiness almost completely because of their evident boredom.
Or maybe it's just me, a casual female observer.
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-18-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,618
Posted By nicola_a
Jackson's suggestion of buying a bike in China...

Jackson's suggestion of buying a bike in China exclusively for China is probably your best bet.
You can reduce the cost a little bit by getting a group together (see this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,757
Posted By nicola_a
Hi Jackson, Hope you and Nicole are happy and...

Hi Jackson,
Hope you and Nicole are happy and healthy and we are all looking forward to your next instalment.
Nicola
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,150,175
Posted By nicola_a
That raw horse thing is the most f-ing hardcore...

That raw horse thing is the most f-ing hardcore thing you've done so far. And you're pretty hardcore.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,486,131
Posted By nicola_a
Post deleted - found the answer to my question in...

Post deleted - found the answer to my question in another thread :)
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6,650
Views: 1,584,571
Posted By nicola_a
I agree with Ed; now seems like the perfect time,...

I agree with Ed; now seems like the perfect time, you are debt free and not tied to a job.
Forum: EMEA 09-01-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By nicola_a
Hey RTLover, JUST before reading your post I had...

Hey RTLover, JUST before reading your post I had sent an email to Martin (wheatwhacker) who I found on the HUBB.
He's just started the business in Ireland - less than a week ago I think.
Thanks...
Forum: EMEA 08-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,516
Posted By nicola_a
Just wanted to add to this thread that eBike...

Just wanted to add to this thread that eBike Motorcycle Insurance (recommended by jetjackson in an early post) is no longer accepting new policy holders or providing quotations.
Damn, hey.
Forum: EMEA 08-31-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By nicola_a
Hi guys, Thanks for your replies! I should...

Hi guys,

Thanks for your replies! I should have mentioned my 'shortlist', well it was more just what my research led me to think would be appropriate bikes... turns out it is almost exactly the...
Forum: EMEA 08-30-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By nicola_a
Type of bikes in Europe... and buying one

Hi ADVers,

I am an Aussie with an EU passport. I want to do the fairly common thing of going to Europe and buying a motorcycle on which to tour around. (West & East Europe, Russia, perhaps cross...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,757
Posted By nicola_a
Jackson, random question, one of your vids made...

Jackson, random question, one of your vids made me think of it - you have lockable panniers but still stuff strapped to the top of them - what do you do with the loose/unlocked stuff when you leave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 12,262
Posted By nicola_a
I have not read all the posts in this thread but...

I have not read all the posts in this thread but the ones I have read have caused me to think one thing:
If the OP had referred to a male friend, would the responses have been as uniformly "don't do...
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