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Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Ain't that the truth, dangerous to your mental...

Ain't that the truth, dangerous to your mental health.
Cheers,
Mark
Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
A hard days night

It's just as well yesterday started out well, because since then it has been hard yakka. I cruised into Newark to touch base with the freight forwarder, it's just as well I did, they're knocking off...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
What a ride

I've just about made it to New York, it's only an hour away. The warehouse where I drop the bike off to freight to England is in Elizabeth NJ and I'm having a McBreakfast in Easton Pa. I spent the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Swearing and it's consequences

I remember my mum threatening to wash my mouth with soap and water if I said that naughty word again.
When I'm on these motorbike trips, Mina suggested that I use shaving soap in a tube instead of a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Fate

While I was waiting for Justin, we had agreed on meeting at 4PM, I started to walk down the road to McDonalds for something to eat. It was further than I thought, the heat and humidity got to me, so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Hitchhiking

I like hitchhiking, you get to meet so many characters, all kind and generous, that's why they stop and give you a lift. The public transport between Savannah airport and Statesboro doesn't exist, so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
All ok

Hi Justin,
My little problem with the bike documents has turned out OK, Mina found them down in the shed and the freight forwarder has given me a month's grace, I can still drop the bike off on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Retrieving the Guzzi

Today Mina flies home out of JFK and tomorrow I fly to Georgia to retrieve the Guzzi. I left it with fellow inmate jmack, who was kind enough to store it for me last year until my return. The plan is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Back on the road

I awoke from my summer hibernation to find my wife Mina and I sitting on the Skybus heading towards the Melbourne airport. After last year's holiday in England and Wales, I asked Mina where to next...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By TassieMark
your Manx/TT mission?

Hi,
What is your Manx/TT mission? Are you racing bikes in the TT or the Manx GP/Classic TT, or both? I can see the appeal in having an all round deal sorted up front, but I don't know if freight...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By TassieMark
Hi gringito, Darwin -> Dili not by choice ?...

Hi gringito,
Darwin -> Dili not by choice ? I'm surprised, I rode my Suzuki VS1400 through Indonesia on my way to Europe back in 2010 when Perkins Freight made it relatively cheap and easy. It was...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,962
Posted By TassieMark
tyres

Hi,
regarding tyre wear, I fitted a new rear in Anchorage on my Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport and it lasted to New York state. I thought that was pretty good for a m/c tyre.
Cheers,
Mark
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By TassieMark
Tent space near New Jersey port?

Sorry but I can't get tent space to work, even though I thought I followed the work around. Computers don't like me and sometimes the feeling is mutual. I am seeking tent space near New Jersey sea...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
The World is crazy

I've been home for a little over two weeks, long enough to recuperate and catch up with what's happening, and I wish I hadn't. When I'm travelling I have little idea of the latest news, and I now...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
I'm on my way home

I'm knackered, it's a hard life these motorbike trips, at least the way I do it, it is. I'm just so thankful for Jmack for storing my bike, just because he can, what a guy! I'm waiting at Savannah...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
The power of thought

Last night I camped beside a little stream near Union WV, one of the best spots so far. I stopped at a church and I knocked on a neighbour's door to check if it was OK. A friendly bloke, Mel,...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By TassieMark
Thanks Jmack

Hi Jmack and thankyou. I have sent you a PM. Thanks Mark
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
The power of prayer

I decided to go south down hwy 678 and 675, parallel to the Skyland Drive and save the entrance fee. I'm pleased I did because I met Alfred and his lovely wife, I camped on their lawn. Alfred is a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Another day on the road

You know you are having a good day when you start waving involuntary to the on-coming traffic. Yesterday I squeezed between Washington and Baltimore travelling west from east Maryland. The plan was...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By TassieMark
Bike storage east coast USA

Hi, my current trip is nearly over, and I'm looking for some place to leave my bike for 6 months. I intend to return next year and ship the bike to the UK. I'm looking for someone perhaps in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Hi vtcyclist

I should never have questioned anyone taking this beauty for granted, it's scope in quality and quantity is magnificent. Early the other morning, I stopped to ask a couple of guys preparing for the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Where we end up

Hellen, the most attractive lady with the hen house, grew up in England. Back then I bet she never thought for one minute that she would be breeding retriever poodle cross pet dogs in country New...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Camping continued

What I like best about this liberty camping is that I don't know what will happen next, the next night I slept alongside a hen house in country New Jersey and last night I slept around the back of a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Camping

Where will I sleep tonight? Late every afternoon I ask myself this question. I call myself a liberty camper, that is, I sleep free and maybe sometimes I take the odd liberty here and there. Take last...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Car parks

If you are feeling sad and blue, or just want to talk to someone new, put a registration plate from somewhere distant like Timbuktu, load up your bike like a camel about to go there, and go down to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Smile, you're on candid camera

In Maine on Hwy 109 I stopped to take a photo of a row of trees, their colours varied from green to yellow to orange to red, absolutely beautiful. As I was getting back on the bike, a big dog in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Taking it for granted

A few posts ago I questioned if the locals take the autumn beauty of New England for granted. Yesterday I stopped at a hardware store on Hwy 109 for a metal pipe to fix my tent pole, the plastic pipe...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
A new career

James came with me on a trip from Athens up the Dalmatian Coast to Italy a few years ago. It was hot in Athens, so I said to him 'just wait here and I will nip into the shop and buy a couple of iced...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
The less fortunate

Ellen works with disabled children, a most worthwhile career. She was most interested to hear about our son, James, who has cerebral palsy. He lives at home with us and gets by pretty good. Luckily...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
A catastrophic failure

Dave is also in recovery mode. He is recovering from a serious motorbike accident. The single sided swing arm on his Stelvio snapped, totalling the bike and nearly doing the same to him. At this...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
I finally get to meet Dave and Ellen

Last year I rode from Florida to Seattle. I left my bike with the good people at Moto International in Seattle. They mentioned me in a newsletter about going North to Alaska and they received a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Groundhog day

Just another day in nature's paradise, marvellous scenery, beautiful day. Over the last 3 days I've wandered north east through New England. I'm privileged to be seeing it at it's best. I wonder if...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
I'd love to

Hi, I would love to post some photos, but my note book is caput, and I'm struggling to just post this, I bought a tablet to see me through, and it has a mind of it's own. Photos? No chance until I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Simply stunning

I had new tyres fitted in Rome yesterday. I'm pleased with the rear tyre, I experimented with a 175x60 instead of the regular 185x55. The flatter profile lasted from Anchorage to New York state, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
A cultural misunderstanding?

Yesterday afternoon I was at gas station near Syracuse NY when a guy comes and starts talking. He invites me home to rest up and 'spend some time with a woman'. I assumed he meant talk to him and his...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Rata tat tat

There was not a cloud in the sky when I visited the Hyder glacier, a most beautiful day, seeing it at it's best. I meet two friendly guys riding the latest GSA's, they both got the works, heated...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
I liked the Cassiar

When getting the tyre fitted in Anchorage a biker told me stuff about the Cassiar. He said it wasn't all sealed and I would need extra gas. It must have been years since he had been on the Cassiar,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Larry and the Cassiar Hwy

I met Larry at a police road check just West of Teslin. He was riding a BMW K1200 GT with all the gadgets. He said he was going down the Alcan, I was going down the Cassiar. So I was surprised to see...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Before I forget

I had better record my route do far. I came down the Cassiar, over to Jasper, down the Icefields Parkway, over to Osoyoos by mistake, crossed into USA at Oroville. I travelled east through Washington...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,702
Posted By TassieMark
Thank God for the Salvos

Riding into Whitehorse I lost my outer waterproof coat. My fault, I had it stuck under a bungee. That night I slept at the same spot as last year, a block of land storing construction equipment on...
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