Europe, as it happens.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by b4thenite, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Chilling at the hostel. 20190822_221115_HDR.jpg Message_1566489383760.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Left Murcia and came to Granada. Unfortunately, no Alhambra for me. Tickets are hard to come by. I wonder how defeated Moors feel about that.
    Instead here are some photos around Granada 20190823_213550_HDR.jpg 20190823_211815_HDR.jpg 20190823_210825_HDR.jpg 20190824_112239_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Next day I rode around Sierra Nevada. It's incredible. There are certain resemblances with state of Nevada. 20190824_144730_HDR.jpg 20190824_144826_HDR.jpg 20190824_152338_HDR.jpg 20190824_155409_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    So when are you gonna MAN UP and fly over here, Mano hyung nim!
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I noticed rear break line is toasted. 15 years in service now it's time to replace it. I am so lucky to find these guys.
    First I went to a local bile shop and the man directed me to the official Honda dealer in the city.
    When I got there I saw an original Africa Twin. And on the lift this man was working on a new Africa Twin doing complete swap job with another AT frame.
    I explained my problem with contrived pathetic look of a helpless traveller in need.
    He stop what he was doing and took a look at my bike.
    When they looked for the part, it wasn't available in Cordoba nor in Seville.
    I kept the pathetic look and the man dropped everything and got on his moped to follow him.
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    We rode short distance and arrived at the another shop. And they immediately worked on my bike. They found a used after market part.
    I guess official Honda shop won't allow used after market parts that's why he brought me to this shop. What a service.
    I really appreciated. 20190826_105253_HDR.jpg 20190826_110836_HDR.jpg 20190826_111522_HDR.jpg 20190826_111608_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    So it's all taken care of. Here are some photos of the friendly city of Cordoba. 20190826_091213_HDR.jpg 20190826_091536.jpg
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    I went to see a local football team Cordoba FC against Granada B in Spanish 3rd division. It was a highly competitive match with a dramatic injury time penalty for the victorious home team. 20190825_210715_HDR.jpg 20190825_214443_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    How about some photos of Granada? I love Andalusia. 20190824_204427_HDR.jpg 20190824_204059_HDR.jpg 20190824_202730_HDR.jpg 20190824_203156_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    From Granada to Cordoba is about 150 km. All over the mountains between two cities were endless lined up olive trees.
    Rows and rows of olive trees cover as far as eyes can see. 20190825_124958_HDR.jpg
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    most asian bikes use the brake line size. just a matter of the end fitting angles. Stainlees steel KlR line is on my suzuki and fits fine on the Honda xr650r forks.
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    This line is holding it solid so far. 20190828_202413_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Sorry, while editing the post, I accidentally deleted the post.
    So here we go again. 20190828_121311_HDR.jpg 20190828_125358_HDR.jpg 20190828_140935_HDR.jpg 20190828_215128_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    More pictures of Seville. 20190829_203940_HDR.jpg 20190829_205546_HDR.jpg 20190829_221959_HDR.jpg

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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    You guys would appreciate this moto themed cafe. 20190829_210107_HDR.jpg 20190829_205948_HDR.jpg 20190829_210001_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Saw this on the street. 20190829_125002_HDR.jpg 20190829_125031_HDR.jpg 20190829_125017_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Left Seville and went to Huelva. I didn't find much interests there so I kept going ended up in Portugal.
    Just crossed the river and immediately cool breeze welcomed me. How come?
    I began to ride National road ( N road ) and felt really good. Something about Portugal National road hooked me.
    I ride to faro and found a hostel near the beach. 20190830_191619_HDR.jpg 20190830_195952.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I'm riding along the Portugal's Atlantic side.
    It's beginning of off season in September. Things are lot more quiet and accommodations are cheaper. 20190901_085723_HDR.jpg 20190901_101532_HDR.jpg 20190901_121010_HDR.jpg
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    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Anyone knows what these plants are? 20190901_122639_HDR.jpg