Life Begins at 40?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DeeGee, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Super report, DeeGee :thumb
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  2. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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    Really enjoyed that Gav. A great RR with an excellent finale :clap :clap

    See you in Rhayder :ricky
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  3. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    I am so envious of you! You live in a great part of the world! I will be back one day. I'm sorry if you are not German, but like many of the places we visited the German people were so kind and helpfull.

    We got lost on the way to the Czech Republic after we came off the motorway to fuel up and take on some food, the satnav decided to have a sleep and failed to work, I didn't even know where we were :huh

    We were just sat on the bike at the side of the road looking at the map trying to remember town names we had passed when a kind gentleman pulled up in front of us. He asked if he could help, and after I explained he told us to follow him and he led us back to the motorway :clap it's the things like this that really make the trip for me!
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  4. GS Bones

    GS Bones Long timer

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    FANTASTIC report.

    Bones
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  5. timk519

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    Great report, and great to hear about the helpful people when you're out on the road. It warms the heart to read such things. :clap
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  6. riderbob

    riderbob Been here awhile

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    Excellent report Gav! :D
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  7. IrishJohnny

    IrishJohnny Tommy Gavin's cousin

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    Great report, thanks for sharing.

    If I can ask, what do you think of the Tuareg suit ?

    Cheers,
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  8. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Spot on John. I got the suit for the trip as I guessed the weather would be warm, it was hot! Sometimes 38/40 degrees. There's loads of vents on the jacket, but only two on the pants, but it was comfortable and kept me cool.

    Cheers

    Gav
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  9. IrishJohnny

    IrishJohnny Tommy Gavin's cousin

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    Thanks Gav :D
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  10. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Can't wait Terry! Looking forward to it! :freaky

    No Probs Irish Johnny :D
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  11. PapaBob

    PapaBob Adventurer

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    Outstanding Ride Report Gav.
    Ride Reports like this is the reason I don't visit the Board often.
    Makes me yearn for the road and with not enough vacation time to enjoy
    a two-three week trip just makes it worse.:(: But they do give me
    hope.:clap Right now I've got the time off work but unable to ride (back surgery)

    DeeGee, in the picture with the Happy Bday banner, was the young lady holding the end giving you the finger behind her arm?:D

    Thanks again for bringing us along and I'm glad you were able to share
    the experance with the woman you love.:thumb

    Ride Safe

    Andy
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  12. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Andy sorry to hear about your back my friend. I hope it works out for you :deal I think the girl (my nephews girl friend) in the picture has got her phone in her other hand? If not I think you may be right and giving us the bird :huh I'll ask her next time I see her :D

    I never realised I didn't post the final pictures to go with the text.

    Here you go

    Jack and I at the finish

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    And finally me with the cake and Champagne.

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  13. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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    Sorry forgot.....

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :freaky :freaky

    PS how many of those kids in the street are yours?
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  14. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    Now thats an adventure

    Happy B'Day old man:D
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  15. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Cheers for the birthday wishes guys :freaky

    The kids Terry from left to right the first girl on the left is my daughter and next to her is my son with the curly Ginger hair (stood with his girl friend) My eldest is stood at the back right in line with the double D in daddio. My other son didn't make it as he got his house broke into the night before and was waiting for the police :evil

    The girl front right with the White pants on is holding my grandson. :D
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  16. samuraider

    samuraider eurasia-riders

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    Happy Birthday:thumb :wave
    regards from far east
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  17. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Cheers Samuraider :freaky

    As I said on the first page as I've turned 40 I'll try and keep this thread going as and when I ride anywhere that may be of interest and share it with you guys! I know I've said it before but I've been pretty overwhelmed by your kind words and I really appreciate it.

    It just so happens that at the end of this week I'll be loading the bike up once more. This time I'll be leaving my lovely wife at home as I'll be heading to Wales with some fellow inmates to ride some dirt and tracks over the weekend. Can't wait and I'll take you along for the ride. :D
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  18. dazco

    dazco Been here awhile

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    Nice one DeeGee lovin the pics.
    Typical Brit havin the BBq no matter what the weather:thumb
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  19. Papillon

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    It`s 5:47 am and I just finished your report. It was amazing! Great pics and truly inspiring. The smiles in your pics really made it special for me. It showed you were having a great time.I wish my wife and I could of been there with you. The happy 4oth banner when you arrived home choked me up. Lucky bugger. Life does begin at 40. At least it did for me. Peace brother. I look forward to your next rport.:1drink
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  20. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    Nice pics, it's obvious you guys had a great time. :clap

    Well, what else to expect if you start with visiting the 'oude markt' in Leuven, which is known as the longest bar in Belgium :freaky
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