Races to Places - Taking an adventure ride to the next level

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Pyndon, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    The hardware :pynd :ricky

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  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Now that makes Jonah Street and Pyn with rallies on every continent.
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    Have we come to a conclusion what body armour Lyndon was wearing on Dakar 2018?
  4. BLucare

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    I believe he was wearing the Leatt 3DF protector, seen below, along with a Leatt neck brace. I seem to remember seeing it in some shots from the Dakar 2018 film. He had the AS jacket over the top of it.

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  5. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time

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    It is probably in here somewhere but what does Basil weigh in touring trim?
  6. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    I want to say around 330 lbs, without luggage.
  7. Mr Head

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    I'd guess it is closer to 415 pounds. Front and rear tanks, racks, heavy protection plus the nav tower. Stock 690 is around 300 dry.
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  8. skibum69

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    Agreed, over 400 for sure.
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  9. Mr Head

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    Episode 10 is up on YouTube



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  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Lois and I made it to Blighty, wandered around enough to be sore.

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    I've seen quite a few BMW GS's, no 1150 Adventures though, and nary a KTM 990/950 to be seen.

    Yet.

    Representing.
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  11. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Good to see your enjoying London.
    Planning elsewhere?
    (Excuse of you've previously mentioned it)
    I used to work at the adjacent establishment to the Buck Palace.

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  12. BLucare

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    Go north! Yorkshire is calling.
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  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I'll have to look into some other adventures around London. We did Baker Street today and Regents Park. Really nice gardens.
    WiFi is slow here in our garrett airBnB. But, we are close to a tube stop. Found some single malt at the local Off License for 38 pounds. No idea how to make the little symbol here. :lol3

    Uploading photos consumes an evening. Tomorrow we're thinking maybe Greenwich.
    I see I need to go back to Baker street. More stuff to see.

    I tend to adventure walk, i.e. I pick a direction and wander based on what I see. My wife plans, walks to a point, reverses travel and heads off to the next point.
    We are slowly getting the rushing from one thing to another sorted.
    I tend to move from bench to bench to toilet to bench to pub to toilet to bench. :imaposer
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  14. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Any fireworks displays close to you?

    Try primrose hill, which is next park up from regents.

    Are you planning the outskirts via the tube or focusing only on central London due to time restraints?

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    ^ Is there more to London than that? Hyde Park is very nice.
    Also, in that same approximate region, try The Dove in Hammersmith. And, make sure you drink as much Fuller's London Pride as possible (and Fuller's ESB). :beer
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    We are staying in Dollis Hill just a short walk from the tube.
    We tend to end our day out early about 7 last night led to be sleeping to 11:00am this morning.
    #OldFart :imaposer

    We're her for another week or so, so not real time constrained.
    I looked at visiting the National Motorcycle Museum but, way to much walking to get there. I'm avoiding hiring a car.
    We'll look into Primrose Park too, since we need to get back down that way. Also heading to Kew at some point. Gardening people.

    I am slowly, ever so slowly figuring out my Galileo Pro app. :lol3
    Cambridge was very cool. I could see spending several days there, in warmer weather. I froze, was tired before starting so my back and foot wore out early. Warmer weather/season I'd be tempted to rent space on a canal boat for a few days. The guys doing the punting did not seem all that experienced or in control of their craft. :imaposer
    Crosswise under the bridge was funny.
    Another boat t-boning him.

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  17. kingorange

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    Avoiding a hire car is a wise move, the public transport system covers most areas anyway. You'll love Kew since they reopened the glasshouse, and maybe suggest as your in the area check out the very popular Richmond park (carefully as the deer are in bratting). Those two locations alone will take a whole day easy.



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  18. Mr Head

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    I'm thinking maybe two days. #OldFart :imaposer
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    kingorange Been here awhile

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    I concur

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    Try to get to the ACE Cafe on the weekend, if you have time. Cool place when something is going on.
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