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Discussion in 'Europe' started by scorch, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. ontrip

    ontrip Been here awhile

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    will be in Ponta Delgada (Azores) on September 13th for 2 weeks, will be renting a car for the period and a bike for a few days.

    Some great riding on St Miguel
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  2. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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  3. bingbong

    bingbong Long timer

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    Sorry no I don't know... I'll ask around. It's a shame I didn't read this last week... I have just done a road trip to the uk and back...
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  4. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    Ah, cheers anyway @bingbong. I've asked around down here Algarve/Alentejo border but nobody seems to have it, nor online so far. I'll persevere and/or try Spain next.
  5. bingbong

    bingbong Long timer

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  6. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    I just bought some stuff from Nippy Normans a few weeks ago (they really are nippy too - ordered on a Monday morning and the parcel was here on the Wednesday afternoon!). I had the idea that liquids couldn't easily be sent by plane anymore as I keep reading that on suppliers websites. I'll check with NN's again.

    Cheers.
  7. bingbong

    bingbong Long timer

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    During my recent road trip to the Uk I couldn't believe the amount of fires that Portugal has suffered this year, the worst i have ever seen since living here. I hope everyone on here is safe and well.... and also those around you.
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  8. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    All ok with me but I noticed that @Mac Ka had a lot of fires going on near him. Hope he, and everyone else, is alright. Was a pretty extreme summer as far as fires go, to say the least.
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  9. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    Bit of an update on this, in case anyone else hereabouts is looking for ACF50, Nippy Normans in the UK do sell it but can't send most of the options as they are aerosols, but...they can and will send this remaining option which is about a litre of the stuff plus a tube of the grease, plus, I think, an applicator spray bottle type thing (not quite sure if that is included as well, will see). It all comes to about 50UKP.

    http://www.nippynormans.com/r1100s/acf-50-bottle-1-x-095-litre-bottle-and-grease-1-x-tubeoffer
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  10. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride it!

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    As you are from Ontario I'm guessing you are an Azores decendent? I lived on Sao Miguel between 2000 - 2004 (in Santa Rita - just east 0f Ponta Delgada), then left before I went completely stir crazy. Interesting place though, and for sure great riding, especially if you have a bike that'll go off road. Be good to see some pics if and when you have time.
  11. ontrip

    ontrip Been here awhile

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    Islands tend to do that, after living in Antigua and England.

    Actually,my wife is from Saint Miguel before moving to Canada at 2, but her parents have a home near Villa Franca, The place has changed a lot over the past 20 years but is still a gem.

    Ryan Air and Sata offer cheap flights to Lisbon and London and Barcelona so we do get off the island if we need to but we love the tranquility and abundant fresh fish IMG_20170922_170859.jpg IMG_20170918_214820.jpg

    for a few weeks

    Best
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  12. Mac Ka

    Mac Ka just a guy on a bike ..

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    hi and thanks very much for the concern....we're all ok here now but the ground is pretty charcoaled. I've been absent cuz the mods banned me for a few weeks because I quoted their constitution - freedom of speech - and it didn't sit well with them since I mentioned something that they didn't want to hear.