Mums Last Gift!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. jathkajoe

    jathkajoe Been here awhile

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    In USA you can see Ice Cold in Alex on Amazon Prime for about $3.00. Bring your own popcorn.
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  2. gpfan

    gpfan a mari usque ad mare

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    For American theatrical release, it was shortened and re-named: "Desert Attack".
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  3. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Ah BBC2 that explains it, even thought I was born in the UK I’m Sydney based now since 1991, nearly a local!
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  4. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Well today was a good day!

    I’m sitting here at Moto Club Faro (a must visit if your down here) sucking a cold BOTD surrounded by likeminded souls!

    Nice loop out with friends into the hills behind Faro. Mostly for an incredible lunch and some nice scenery! It’s still rattling 90 degrees F here in the day so plenty warm enough to earn a cold one at the end!

    Run for the hills and a tad cooler air!
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    Lots of this up in the hills ...
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    My friends swooshing last!
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    This is where much of the world’s cork is grown
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    Lunch is served, I can eat but this killed me at lunch time!
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    That’s Spain on the far bank!
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  5. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Back to Moto Club faro for a quick beer!

    Great bar!

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  6. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Bike service tomorrow. It’s been a few miles and nearly two years (as she sat for 19 months unused).

    Then it’s time to go and explore
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  7. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Hmmmm plans on hold as “undiagnosed fault” showing on workshop computer! Will know more tomorrow. Tad frustrating as I’m ready to ride but bike still in shop!
    Getting to know Faro slightly too well!
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  8. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Ouch! :(
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  9. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Yes but this has helped ... figured I can’t ride tomorrow anyway so a mild hangover is in order!

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    Octopus and prawn skewer! Delicious!
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    A local drop, green wine! Delicious as well!
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    Hopefully the techs will sort it out in the morning. It’s a bummer as I’d planned a nice route to hit some stunning beaches on the Algarve coast and chase a little gravel.

    Watch this space!

    There is a small invasion of old friends happening this weekend with an Aussie and a Pom arriving. We nearly have a full bikie gang!
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  10. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Looks like you made out like a bandit after all...:lol3 :clap
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  11. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Bad ass!
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  12. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    And slightly pissed (Australian not American definition of pissed!)

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  13. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Too often they are one and the same.
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  14. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Ok I forgot to mention that walking home last night I thought I’d grab a hot chocolate! The ministry of language misunderstanding kicked in and a hot sausage sandwich arrived! I didn’t need that, so once my order was clarified the hot chocolate arrived and it was literally a cup of hot sticky molten chocolate! The type you’d dip this Mexican doughnuts into! I’ve only just recovered from the sugar buzz!

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    So I had a slow start to my day waiting (and resisting the urge to call the BMW shop) for BMW to call me about the bike. The call (of course) came just as I found the one lady on the post office counter who spoke English! I was trying to post a few things to the UK to lighten my load. It turns out you can’t post a parcel internationally outside the Euro Zone (as England now is) unless you are Portuguese or have a FIN! This is like a unique tax identifier. I’ll cut a long story very short, I’ll just say I gave up! And I had literally nothing else to do all day as I was waiting for the bike! It beat me!

    The good news is that Bison has a clean bill of health! As I’m done with this hanging around eating and drinking, tomorrow we ride at dawn!

    I found this place, I think the advertising is unambiguous! I plotted a 270 km route through the hills on the smallest roads I could find! Let’s see if that was a good idea this time tomorrow!

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    Shout out to the local BMW guys. Good service and friendly.

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    We’re ready to put miles away!

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  15. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    So what was the issue with the bike? And a big :lol3 on your chocolate adventure..:nod
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  16. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    They couldn’t clear a fault code and had to do some kind of software dance! All electronic and not mechanical. First bubble in 100,000 kms and not a big deal.

    Sitting in my fav bar hydrating on this menu!

    I’ve reached “Post Scriptum!” I’m not sure what that means!

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  17. Ken Lines

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    Thanks for telling us about your Mum, Peter. She sounds like a wonderful person. My old Mum, bless her, loved
    fast cars and fast bikes and would ride pillion any chance she got. Every time we went out, car or bike, she always
    wanted to see the 'ton' on the speedo. Mums are special!

    Ken.
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  18. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Post Scriptum is likely the brewery and they went all latin with their Habemus IPA.:drink Habemus means 'we have' as in we have a pope, Habemus Papam...:pope

    PS; Glad your bike is fine !!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    She sounds amazing and much fun. Glad your enjoying the read.

    Here, riding proper starts tomorrow!

    I’m feasting very local this eve at a great little cafe under my building. Little English spoken so I say “Obrigado” a lot and point! The people are lovely and very forgiving! At least in Spain I can say a bit more and in France I’m able to talk!

    I find Portugese is a tricky language!

    I’m not sure this is all healthy but tasty! Giant sea clam I think followed by a local bread and pork sausage of sorts!

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    Better options the the 5th item up from the bottom of this menu (according to Google Translate!). Google even highlighted the translation! I wasn’t bold enough to order “Tit”
    Or “The Secrets of the Black Pig”!

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    I waked home past an entire store dedicated to selling canned sardines! A tourist trap I’m sure!

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    And funky little euro cars!

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    God, I love travel!
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  20. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    Following!
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