Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by giddyupgirl, Jun 12, 2005.
I'll be there - looking forward to it!
I wish I could Lisa...
But not in my cards to go...
Y'all have fun I'm a stick to pavement sort of gal since I broke my leg into 18 pieces. Heading off to the UK for two weeks of hitting the back roads on a Vespa GTS 300. Unfortunately our rental in Spain to ride the Pyrenees fell through after they "forgot" a whole bunch of extra fees in their quote that pretty much doubled the cost. We had planned or riding many of the routes taken in the Tour de France. That's life I suppose though we'll still get a day or two in Portugal and Spain to explore on two wheels just not the week long tour we had planned.
Have fun !!! Sounds like a great trip
Hope so, our planned ride in New Zealand didn't exactly work out since the Yamaha broke down 68km outside of Auckland so we ended up touring by car. OTOH, the SYM Firenzes we rented in Port Douglas were a lot of fun. Plenty of adventure as we headed up the coastal road to Cape Tribulation when my husband had an almost too close encounter with a cassowary. If you don't know what a cassowary is think a flightless prehistoric looking bird that weights 65 kilos. My husband first thought it was road kill since we were on a coastal mountain road riding in and out of the shade. As he got closer he realized the "brown bag" had long legs. When he was within a few feet its head popped up and stared him in the eye. That's when I came around the corner and thought there was going to be an accident along the lines of bike vs deer. Fortunately the bird veered off to the side disappearing in the trees. I had a moment of nightmare on what to do to call an ambulance in Queensland, Australia.
If you get a chance I highly recommend renting something on two wheels and exploring Australia. I only wish our planned week long ride in New Zealand had worked out. We're hoping to go back and try again. Beautiful place to ride and the folks there are very welcoming.
WOW glad it all worked out .. Yeah I know what the bird looks like ..
Did ya hook up with any Inmates in NZ ?
There are many over there ...
A couple of guys form Modern Vespa who may also be on here picked us up at the cruise ship terminal took us to pick up the bikes and agreed to store our extra luggage while we toured. They also put us up the night we unexpected had to spend in Auckland when the bike broke down at 4pm.
They are great guys who also had a guy from eastern Europe staying with them who's bike was shipped to New Zealand by on a "cheap cargo fare" that kept getting bumped for higher rate cargo. It finally arrived over a week late and they helped him get it out of customs and stored the crate for him to use to ship it back home. Their only request was to pay it forward by helping someone else touring out.
Having to switch to a car ended up changing our itinerary a bit. As we were on some of the roads my husband said they could probably hear my whimpering about not being on two wheels all the way back in the states. I can highly recommend visiting, especially if you can snag two wheels to do it. Though I will admit the last day returning to Auckland in cold, wet with intermittent fog I did appreciate the car heater. OTOH, we did take appropriate rain gear and I'd have traded that one day of more comfort for the other 5 glorious roads/weather.
After we get back from the UK I'll be riding the Honda CTX up to Colorado for the summer. Much better riding than in Texas summer heat.
Also here in Arizona. :)
Not an ADVrider yet, on an RC390.
the ADV is in the rider, not in the ride! I could be on a Barbie Big Wheel, wearing my helmet and sunglasses the whole time I'm looking for my helmet and sunglasses...daily life is a neverending ADV with me, always a laugh
If any of you ladies are near the Romney WV (northeastern) area the first weekend in May 5-7, the 6th Annual Camp and Ride will be underway. Nice group of riders and campers, adventure and road riding, route downloads available (adv classes 106$, bargain), food on site, demo rides. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You live over thataway??
Back from our trip where we rode rental scooters in Lisbon. Steep narrow cobblestone streets with crisscrossing trolley tracks was an adventure. Thankfully our friend who believed because she'd ridden 50cc scooters on islands and snowmobiles quickly decided that being a passenger holding on to a cute 29 year old guide was the smarter thing to do. Between that trip and riding with the guide in Barcelona she's now planning on signing up for the MSF course this summer- win.
Our UK trip on Vespas presented its share of adventures as well from the single track (paved) road encounter with a piece of farm machinery. To the blind corner where without warning the road narrowed to a single lane stone bridge that had a Range Rover sitting in the middle of it only 30' after you could see it (still not quite sure how I managed to get through the 3' gap between it and the stone side of the bridge but thankful I did) and the Pass of the Cross in Wales another single track paved lane where Austin used to test their cars with its sheep and lambs in the road. I'm still in the process of downloading the camera and writing it up for my blog but I did post some photos and things over in Battlescooters if anyone is interested in seeing more about our trip. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/uk-by-vespa.1225997/
I expect I about a week I'll have caught up enough and recovered from the trip to take the Honda up to Colorado but first I've got to get the GPS mount installed on it since we've taken it off the Aprilia Sports City I used in last year's Scooter Cannonball. True it isn't strictly necessary to have the GPS on the Honda but it is convenient and I've got the mount just sitting here..
No, southern Ohio.
I am in Pensacola, FL
Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
ADVgirl from Finland reporting in! Although not very experienced yet, I ride R1200GS and occassionally dream about roadtripping to UK and back but so far I've kept it in the Nordics. We'll see. :)
Hi Ladies! This is night 1 of our journey heading south to Baja! Thank goodness we’re trailering the bikes as it’s 35 degrees and raining here in northern Nevada tonight.
Welcome to the fun.
LittlePosum, Have a blast. I wish I was headed to Baja too. Maybe I'll be able to join in on the fun next year.
Welcome Ladies !!
@LittlePosum Have a blast ...
I have a buddy that is down that way right now and into Mexico...
@Sarawyn Ride ride ride..... ,The more you ride , the more comfortable you'll get...
I had planned to run the 2018 Scooter Cannonball for a third cannonball this year. The route has some rather adventurous sections (like part of the Burr Trail in Utah and gravel reservation roads in NM) for scooters but the opportunity has come up to go to Italy and so some riding there. So I'm looking into renting Vespas (after all why not to classic in their home country) for a week or two of touring there first of May.