Mums Last Gift!

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

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Thanks Steve and welcome aboard!

    Heading back toward Faro today to catch up with the Moto Club Faro folk.

    Peter
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  2. Peter640

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    All pics this morning as I work my way via the back coastal roads to Faro to meet the guys...

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    The coast just east of Sagres is superb, the towns and villages still unspoilt. It seems to get more holiday resort like as you come east. I don’t like it as much. So did t take many pics.

    This is Salema, I really like this little town, just big enough and not too over developed.

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    Love this shot!
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    A nice little doer upper!
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    Bison the sun goddess!
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  4. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Great photo's!
    I'm sure your mum would have approved of them too!
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  5. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Yes she and my father did love to travel and my old man loved the warm weather in the Algarve ... good for his aching bones he’d say!

    More experimenting with the ap here

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    Nice spot for lunch and another “shot” of Delta!

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    Back in Faro for a quick kip then out for a few cold ones with local riding team here ...
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    Monster day here having fun in the hills with my pal Marianne who arrived yesterday.

    Maryanne has been living on the road out a backpack for two years. Because of COVID and hasn’t ridden a bike in that time so we had fun picking up a mid size triumph and heading for the hills!

    Welcome to Faro!

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    How exciting...
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    Kids don’t try this at home!
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    Rolling into Santa Luzia for lunch at a restaurant that sold octopus cooked 17 different ways!

    Tavira
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    Double vision?
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    Then back to the club for a cold one!
    This was a very nice restoration!
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    Orlanda! Rehydrating!
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    Pretty tired so not many words today. It a very good day shared with kind and nice friends!
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    Love the Triumph Maryanne got!
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    Yes it’s quite a spirited bike! She did have a couple of “ moments” with it!
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    Wow it’s been a busy few days. Much to catch up on. We spend three days blasting around the hills behind Faro. The roads are empty, in good condition and rarely straight! Just a delight.

    Maryanne is a return to riding gal. She’s had a break for two years and the Triumph was a. Ice bike to reacquaint yourself with. Sadly she had a Carpark drop that did some damage to the bike and consequently to her wallet! Ouch.

    However the riding was amazing, the food in the “mountains” was good and the sun shone!

    The Trident went back last night and we have hightailed it to Salima a nice little beach town near Sagres. We’re working out way to Lisbon for Friday where MA meets her friend and Wild Ginger flies in from Sydney!
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    We met NuNu the local Triumph dealer out for a ride in his day off!
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    Crazy solar panel art!
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    Weirdly my camera lenses seems to have gone all soft focus on me! Time to clean it I suspect!
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    Somewhere between Almodôvar and Cachopo, up in the hills!

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    More to come.
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    A few shots from our Trident photo shoot!

    We went full glamour! It’s a very sexy little bike!

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    Sexy...
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    Not so sexy!
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    Yes! What a good day
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    Food has been good here. Monster servings at the country inns..

    These fruits grow wild taste good but act as a laxative I discovered once I ate some! Used for making spirits!
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    Pollo or octopus!delicious!
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    It turned me into an 8 armed fish!
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    Lunch country style..
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    Loving the architecture down here ...

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    A last bunch of random shots!!

    The cor trees have just recently been shawn!

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    Fernando from Spain said hello!
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    We took a wrong turn and ended up in a tiny hill village!
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    Sunset from The Lab Terrace, Faro. Best cocktails and sunsets!
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    My friend Mi, has dog will travel!
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    We run for the hills tomorrow, Monchique, sounds exotic!

    Good night all!
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    'Bob' Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice pics! See the face in the clouds? Post #116, seventh pic, centre frame.
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    Oh that’s a bit freaky!

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    Ready to roll! Nice to be travelling a little lighter as no camping gear. I think it will be time later this trip to do a full repack and evaluation of everything.

    As the bike has now been “on the road” for 3.5 years you acquire small items and also carry things for a just in case moment.

    The medical kit is big as I have to carry 6.5 months of meds plus all the “just in case” stuff.

    Likewise the tool roll and tyre repair kit takes up space. I also carry a small “kitchen” and some dry meals. Stove, pot, plate, cup and small camping gas can. All of that fills a pannier.

    The other pannier has spare and winter gloves, tie down straps for ferries and some spare luggage straps as they wear out or fail with UV sun damage over time. I carry a long cable slip lock and a disk lock for security and a small bag of cables chargers and plug adaptors for different countries.

    The tank bag has rainex for the visor, anti fog and glass cleaner. My over gloves. Maps and my hat. A few easy access emergency tools, glue and cable ties! Oh and I put my water bladder in there as I don’t like it in my back.

    And a small day pack and lightweight bike cover!

    It would be great to be lighter, but it’s tricky!

    Clothing wise:

    1 pair shoes
    1 pair of crock (so good to travel with!)
    4 pairs of socks and undies
    4 tee shirts
    Swimmers
    1 pair of shorts
    Thermal base layer
    Jumper
    Good quality fleece
    One piece wet wether BMW “banana man suit”
    1 pair jeans

    This trip is tricky as we go from quite warm (32 c or 92F) to winter in the UK where it can have light snow and frosts.

    We do sometimes post things onwards to save carrying them. And it pays to not buy things or get too attached to things!

    Luckily I have no need for, or sense of fashion!

    Octoman!

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