Rocket & Me

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by CashCow, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Looks like a Pringle's convention aside from some greens and the baby pig.
  2. CashCow

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    It turns out that when the dealer looked at the Honda Forza, they found a loose battery connection. After tightening, it has been perfect.
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  3. CashCow

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    IMG_0182.JPG IMG_2338.JPG IMG_2383.JPG A few photos from our ride around Coimbra today.

    We went to a palace that is now a hotel, and rode through some nice scenery.

    Bill
  4. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Looks like a very successful trip! Us gray haired old guys can still have fun and carry on.
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  5. Dan V.

    Dan V. Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the pics, Bill! Looks like a dream trip for most of us - thanks for bringing us along. How are you finding communication with the locals? Do many speak English out in the countryside?
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  6. CashCow

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    Hi Dan, We had coffee in a little shop in a very small town just a few hours ago. The owner couldn’t speak any English, but proudly showed us his old Peugeot cars and the dance hall in the back of his shop. It was lots of fun meeting such a cool old guy.
  7. CashCow

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    Honda cut out a few times again today. So, not fixed. We are in our final destination of Porto, so not much more riding before turning it in tomorrow or Saturday.
  8. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    Junk Hondas :deal
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  9. CashCow

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    It is brilliant besides that one little quirk. But it is a big one, stopping wherever it feels like.

    A few riding shots from today.

    It was cloudy and cold, then the sun came out and was nice for a while, but it got cloudy and cold again as we approached Porto along the Douro River.

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  10. cdwise

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    I tried really hard to find a place to rent scooters when we were in Ireland. I found one place that rented BMW bikes and scooters but the daily rate was insNe. Something like 228€ a day while the Audi A5 we rented was 28€
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  11. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Yup. We rented a Skoda Fabia, sort of a VW Polo, and it was something like 120 Euros for 13 days, through Costco. If you're willing to drive a stick shift, it was a perfectly good ride.
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  12. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    We probably could have rented cars for a lot less than we are paying for the scooters, but we didn’t come here to save money.
  13. CashCow

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    The English speaking server at a tiny restaurant where I had lunch. She was very helpful in telling me about Porto. 2ABDD8E4-700B-4009-A438-957F73329F95.jpeg 2D0021A7-E2CE-481C-B57A-3DE76E7DE591.jpeg 6B1DF770-E2A0-40CB-B3C0-18D7FAC5B2B1.jpeg Yesterday I walked around part of Porto while Sarah toured with some of the girls.

    The day ended with the closing dinner in the hotel, where everyone brought their unused wine to share.

    Great trip once again.

    Sarah and I will be taking the train back to Lisbon tomorrow and flying out on Tuesday.

    Bill
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  14. conchscooter

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    "Unused wine" ??? Pray tell what might that be?
  15. CashCow

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    It is all used up now!
  16. CashCow

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    6F35A228-6534-455F-9E20-FA33BACAA0A8.jpeg Walt took this photo of Sarah and me on the Forza.
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  17. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    Yesterday, Sarah and I rode the train back to Lisbon.

    We dropped off luggage at the hotel and took off for Barrio Alta, so far our favorite part of Lisbon, where we had a late lunch at Lost in.

    We then walked around the area, did some shopping and has a nice dinner.
  18. Dan V.

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    So how is Portuguese beer, Bill? :beer
    That lunch looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Wentwest

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    Good food in Portugal, as good as anywhere in Europe and better than most day to day in regular places. I guess you're coming back to the US soon. We got home Friday afternoon after a flight that left Stockholm at 1:20 pm and arrived in Oakland at about 3:45 pm the same day. I've been screwed up ever since, but today looks better. All the best on the ride home.
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  20. CashCow

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    The beer is good. While craft beer is available in some restaurants, I prefer the two Portuguese beers, Sagres and Super Bock. Both are just fine. We will be bringing some glasses home. We never take them. Instead we ask if we can buy a beer glass we like. Most of the time the server says to take it, or they ask for one Euro. We have a nice collection of beer glasses from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain and now Portugal.