14 Nations in 30 Days: A Rather Feminine European Odyssey

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by SpecialAgentNancy, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. NightShadow

    NightShadow Adventurer

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    Nice R.R. - Sounds like you had a good ADV. Lets hope the weather gods on your next trip
    will play a bit nicer with you.
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  2. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Great ADV report, lots of pics!
    thanks
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  3. whatsgnu

    whatsgnu Scheissekopf

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    Great report, thanks !!
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  4. sgio

    sgio Been here awhile

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    Wonderful! :clap:clap
    Thanks for sharing your trip.
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  5. hawkpilot2

    hawkpilot2 Adventurer

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    Nancy, thanks for the great report. I could have never summed it up so well. Sure am missing it now! I hope to get a video together over Christmas.....you'll be the first to see it....

    Dan
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  6. Timo Explorer

    Timo Explorer Trail Wizard

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    Excellent report and photographs. Thanks so much for sharing with us.:clap
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  7. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    What's an adventure without..... rain and wind, a crash, missed connections, crummy accommodations, crappy food, lousy roads and scenery, yucky people, super fine people, great roads and scenery, delicious food, stellar accommodations, great conversations, returning in one piece and awesome weather.... good one SAN..... now what we really want to know... what type of special agent are you anyway????..... :D
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  8. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Ah sweet. Dad will be visiting and I can scare the heebie jeebies out of mom with it.
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  9. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Rogue. :wink:
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  10. izzyblue

    izzyblue LOST

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    Hey Nancy,

    What a beautiful trip! I'm sure a lifetime of great stories and memories:freaky

    Hope to see you again in Death Valley next year!

    Your motorcycle enthusiast friend,

    ~ Nancy
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  11. Big Daddy D

    Big Daddy D Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Loved the read. NW Spain and Portugal is still on my 'to do' list.

    :thumb
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  12. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    Well done Special Agent. Feel free to take a couple weeks off and rest. Salute. :lol3

    Love these European ride reports.
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  13. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Hey Fellas

    Izzyblue was one of the only 3 women at the Death Valley rally last spring. She wails like a banshee in the dirt and sand.
    Nice to see you here girlie!
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  14. izzyblue

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    You are too funny:rofl but I like the thought of that.... Maybe one day!
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  15. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Yeah we really wanted to avoid the middle of Spain, too hot, so we passed through Andorra, gorgeous, but still hit some heat at lower altitude. There are some passes in that northern mountain range really worth exploring. It was a long, challenging trip but well worth the reward....Portugal was pretty amazing. Well except for those annoying 'street' lights that are merely to slow down traffic going through villages.

    The boys would trip the sensors so that by the time I got to the darned thing, it was red. Ran a lot of red lights in Portugal.
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  16. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Those damn lights are annoying. Most of the locals just ignore them at this point since there aren't any cameras or cops sitting there waiting to see who runs them.
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  17. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    whew.... that's a relief.... I thought maybe you were from the irs, in which case we'd have to kill you.....

















    j/k :rofl thanks again for a great report.... :D
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  18. Big Daddy D

    Big Daddy D Been here awhile

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    I love the ruggedness of the pyrenees. Good riding there. We've been all the way down south in Spain. But on our way back up we temps reached 42°C @ 7 pm! Way too hot! You want to drive with the visor down to avoid the hot air blasting in your face!
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  19. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Great ride report S.A.N. Missed it while you were posting so glad there were a lot of recent bumps.

    Maybe see you at the Mendo Rally again.
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  20. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Hey Joe

    I'm vacillating on the waiting list for it. Happy to ride the Tiger XC out there but want to ride a 250 dirt bike in DV proper.
    Let me know if you know a guy who knows a guy who would be willing to let me ride it. You know how it goes.
    hahaha
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