Portugal

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Karbono, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    Hi. I thought I would get these in here, rather than in my presentation topic.

    This is a small sample of the scenery one can find in my beautiful country. These are all places I've visited on my CB and are in no way a decent sample of what one can see here. I blame that on the lousy cameras I used as well as on my lame photographer skills.

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    This is me in full gear, (except the gloves, which are camera-shy):
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  2. cnj

    cnj Adventurer

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    You live in a beautiful country my friend! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. firstr8

    firstr8 Walter Mitty Adventurer

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    "my lame photographer skills"

    Sorry to disagree, but you got some pretty nice shots posted. Beautiful country and you captured it well.

    Kudos!
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  4. myrwon

    myrwon Been here awhile

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    Beautiful country --- can't wait to go back next year. Miss the family - Thank you for sharing. Great pictures!!!
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  5. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    Thanks for that. I hope to tour Portugal sometime.

    Nice pics and bike. I test rode a CB1R - is that right ? - once & was very impressed. Bit low geared and too revvy but loads of fun.

    Very much like my S1 Buell in essence :D

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  6. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    Thanks for the tour, wonderful country! More would be excellent.
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  7. fulviapaulo

    fulviapaulo Been here awhile

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    Hi!

    Beautiful pics and excellent photographer skills :clap

    Recognizing some familiar places...

    Cheers
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  8. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    Short geared and too revvy sounds about right. That's the CB1000R. Part of the reasons that made me buy it and this week made me sell it. Excelent in the right conditions.
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  9. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    Some more pics. This time featuring the new member of the family:


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    waiting for my friends to clear a path...
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  10. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    I have to get me a decent camera... the subjects are there, and I'm getting the hang of this... it's just these lame lenses that don't keep up. Anybody want to contribute to me posting better photos? :ricky I'll take whatever decent second-hand dslr you may have laying around :D
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  11. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    Viana do Castelo

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  12. GB

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    Beautiful! Thanks for showing us the beauty of your country :thumb
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  13. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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  14. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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    I'm so glad you did this thread - really love these photos. I'm going to be in Lisbon on business in February and would like to get in a play day on a bike. Let me know if there is a particular rental/tour company you would recommend and what would be a good day trip. I traveled up the coast in the Fall of '07 (by car) - huge surf at the lighthouse in Nazare! Gorgeous weather too - wonder if February can be as good? Thanks for any suggestions.
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  15. Dusty1

    Dusty1 Adventurer

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    Ever since I read 'The Year of the death of Richardo Reis' I've always wanted to go to your country.

    I will get there one day, and hopefully talk with Pessoa as well, like Richardo did.
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  16. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    The easy answer would be this.

    I would probably go for a better known rental company. Perhaps you should try this one.


    Assuming you will be in Lisbon, I would definitely try Sintra.

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    It's quite close to Lisbon. I've been meaning to ride there for some time. I've been in Sintra on my CB, but I was heading to the South of Portugal, so it was a really short "stay".

    You will need to be lucky with the weather. It will be cold, and there should be a couple of days of sunshine, but I wouldn't count on them too much.
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  17. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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    This is probably the easiest way you can get in touch with Pessoa. I doubt he will be very responsive, though :D
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  18. Karbono

    Karbono Rookie GSer

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  19. Karbono

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  20. Steelybeast

    Steelybeast Been here awhile

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    Great pictures and thanks for posting. Hope to make it there some day.:thumb

    David
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