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Old 02-20-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Overland Adventure Day. The Ace Cafe, London

The famous Ace Cafe, London was the venue for the Overland Adventure Day today. My self and 8 others rode up from Dorset, a round trip of about 270miles.

It was a great day and good to see so many people there. I had a good chat with Craig from Touratech, Austin and Gerald Vince and also Patsy Quick.

I also recognised one or two people from here too.

Here's a few of my pictures;
Car park full so only able to park on the pavement.

The trade stands

The new KTM 690 Adventure?
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hi Mark, shame that we didn't meet and talk... Well, hope there's a next time!

The day in pictures -

Possu already tucked into his (second...) breakfast, while Strobingred was still wondering if his jacket could bear the strain...

GreatScott with his pride and joy

From left to right: Seasoned RTW traveller Mark Manley introduced me to Alun Davies, publisher of Adventure Bike Rider, and Lancastermick presented his friend who's doing lots of endurance stuff but whose name escapes me right now, sorry...

On the right we have SE Rider Chris - without Erika this time who didn't get her priorities right today (apparently she had to work... )

Buying some more bling, Strobingred? Remind me, how much did you offer us for not telling Bev?

After over eight months of trying we finally made contact - Women Trail Riders UK Ruth and Julie (with brother Steven)

Don't look so grumpy, Possu, just let Desert Rat have the vampire skull-graphics from your 690 if it makes him happy...

It was a tad chilly today, wasn't it, Riderbob?

Iain Harper, the man who taught me everything I ever wanted to know about travel-blogs...

Terry, Denny (Diehard) and Mark revelling in past and future travels

I had the pleasure to meet Andreas Hülsmann, journalist, photographer and author of many great motorcycle travel books and articles (especially in the German 'Tourenfahrer', the best touring magazine on the market, in my humble opinion) and Robert Wicks, author of the Haynes guides for the Motorcycle Adventurer

MostlyHarmless Noel on the mighty DRZ...

Lolgeoff and SkyGod, who briefly stopped by at the Ace on his way to the hairdresser's...

Mark and Birgit working hard selling Sam's books...

... while His Manicomship busies himself chatting to RTW travellers Dee and Colin Masters...

Last but not least - Marcin arrived rather late...

Overland travellers in the making: Joy (Italy), Martin (Morocco) and Pete

The boys from James Cargo: Steve, another happy customer (I am one as well!), Giles and Roddy

Good turnout, great chats with old and new friends, and lots of useful information - thanks, guys!

. - Four months through South America on a DRZ - Ride Report: One day... you have to live your dream
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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I knew it that I miss something.

Couldn´t get my Twin back on her feet until now - progress is in sight just a few Euro away

But hoping to meet you guys some time later!!

Still planing to go for an extended weekend-trip.

Great pics and nice faces behind the ADV-Avatar



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Old 02-22-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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Cool. Interesting outing and to see all the different bikes. Those tags are HUGE?
Very good report and enjoyed the English humor.

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Old 07-01-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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I had a great day at the Ace, albeit a bit to crowded for my taste. Brilliant ride into Devon and Cornwall after this. GBR never has a dull moment for me

No road, no problem.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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Has anyone found my right hand BMW summer glove at or near the Ace?
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