short trip to Tuscany !

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by mka, May 4, 2013.

  1. Crusier Dude

    Crusier Dude pavement inspecter

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    You did a AWESOME report here. I have the 650 WEE Strom and really enjoy it also. You are very Brave and Dedicated to ride the RAIN like you did. Thanks for sharing and yes I like your style and your words.

    I have yet to do a story here. I can talk your ear off around a camp fire but hard to put it on paper or in this case here. Hope to see more of your Adventures in the future.

    Les in Boise Idaho.
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  2. rootsy

    rootsy Been here awhile

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    I feel like I need to dry off after reading your saga! The warmth of the people and the landscape brought the feeling back into my fingers. Thank you for sharing you adventures.
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  3. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Great report of a part of the world that is some of the best on this big planet we call home. Really enjoyed your style.

    If you go to Scotland; ride to the Isle of Skye and the road to Applecross, not on the Isle Of Skye, but just north of it is awesome. All of Skye is great. Actually, most of Scotland is.

    Having been to Ireland but not on a bike, you have great riding there is looked like.

    Living and riding in Texas, where we have some great roads too, and not alot of rain is pretty nice also. With over 80,000 miles of road, we have alot of variety in roads. From deserts, plains, wide open spaces that go forever, piney woods, gulf coast and mountains over 9000 feet, we are truly blessed with year round riding. Check it out sometime, and if ever in TX. Beer & TX BBQ will be on me....
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  4. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    Hey Les......................very kind of you to comment so positively on this spin.
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    I hope all is well in Boise..................this forum makes the world a truly tiny place................everywhere is connected..........by motorbikes................!!
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    pic of my old wee before i screwed it up..............it has since moved on to a better place.............and is now up and running again...............!!!
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    Start writing Les.....................just shoot the breeze about anything bike related................it's good for the soul too..............!!
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    i now just put in all sorts of BS into an ongoing thread called 'spins, trips, rants, raves, fotos, messin around and all that kinda stuff'...............which just about sums it up...............have a look it's on day trippin' and it's full of nonsense and trips and more nonsense too................!!!
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    get writin' man................i think thats what this is about................not a big dick ego trip of epic scale...............just to enjoy the ride............!!
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  5. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    Luckybastard....................may i call you luckybastard...............??.................lb, maybe..............!!
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    just read your trip from Estonia to Riva del Garda...............................AMAZING..............!!!
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    really cool pics too..........................much i like this but lost to most of us mortals....................keep with it................and the VW's hahahaha excellent man.
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    i cant believe i was standing in same places in riva del garda on another trip................and the dolomiti tooo..................!!
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    check out the thread i use now which contains all my BS..................as written to Crusier Dude..............'spins, trips, rants, raves, fotos, messin around................................' on day trippin' pages............!!
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    Estonia......it is on my radar for sure....................i hear fantastic place..................great to have more european reports here too as there are not enough for sure..................my wife/capo and kids keep me from leaving on a major trip but oneday....it will happen........kids get bigger..............get capo into ridin more..................eventually.................
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    now the winter of our discontent will come and slow us all down but we dream of spring

    this pic is from last week................gettin cold...............up at horn head, north donegal, ireland.................!......it's digital, sorry................!!
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    oh and that first one is definitely on you whenever i get over your way...................!!!
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  6. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    Hey rootsy.......................thanks for your kind comments........................some place that Italy.................some place indeed...........!!
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    I think they have it sussed big time......................jealous, but very happy to get some of it every so often.
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  7. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    hey FotoTEX.........................i went to bonnie scootland and loved it but missed the road to Applecross due to big feckin' caravans and motorhomes..............i just didn't have the patience or the good manners to behave and get there patiently.....................next time i hope................!!
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    as for home......................i suppose it is better than worse.............but far away hills are mostly green............but i must make an effort to get to more places here........study the history...............live it......................drink it in and all that.
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    i don't know if i ever could get to Texas...............i bet it is big big big..................and from what you say every kind of terrain to suit your mood...and most especially always middlin to good weather............................here in small tiny oireland we still see Texas as part of westerns..............open plains...............desert...............beans and cowboys................outdoors...................guns.....................pickups...........pretty girls..............steers............proms..............hospitality...............!!!!! a boys dreamland..................!!!!
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    never say never.................put the beer on ice..................!!!
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  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks MKA for the ride report. We were just in Italy in April/May and were in both Varenna and Siena. Both great places to check out. Thanks for bringing me back there.
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