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by XF650
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: eBikes next
Replies: 52
Views: 1843

Re: eBikes next

My two pence worth is that ebikes are a godsend! Bought a foldable ebike for the missus and now we can go out together on one of the many dedicated trails around here in Buxton. She never really liked cycling before but loves her ebike and actually asks to go out cycling now, wow! :o We easily avera...
by XF650
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Guzzi V85TT
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Guzzi V85TT

I've had a couple of Guzzis in the past, great bikes with soul, loved them. Think I'll try and have a test ride myself. Could this bike finally solve my "get rid of four bikes and only have one" dilemma? What puts me off striaght away is the compulerised technology which, in my view, is totally unne...
by XF650
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Solo or Group ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: Solo or Group ?

Agree with most on this page. It's both for me but gotta say that the last few trips with a small group was a total disappointment cos on each trip there was someone new who was so slooooooooooooow! Each time I vowed not to do it again but it keeps happening. Might be doing a trip down to France whi...
by XF650
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 148
Views: 11592

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Yup, know where you're coming from, had many a big bike over the years but absolutely love my little XT225 with it's 90 mpg capability. Often wondered about putting adventure tyres on, instead of present knobblies, and do some high mileage touring on her. No reason why that shouldn't work. Although ...
by XF650
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Speeding in Switzerland? £3200 Fine
Replies: 39
Views: 4126

Re: Speeding in Switzerland? £3200 Fine

Personally I think it's a bit sad.... But at least I have some great memories of crazy days carving up mountain roads before the crack-down began. Nothing can take that away. Pretty much mirrors my sentiments exactly. I now have older slower bikes, not only to tame my passion but to ensure I can ac...
by XF650
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Looking a tent can keep in top case
Replies: 22
Views: 3236

Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Surprising very little in the way of actual recommendations on this post. I've got two large top boxes for my XF650 and VX800 but they aren't mega mega large. I manage to fit my 2 man tent (if you're VERY good friends lol!), 3 season sleeping bag, foam pillow, sleeping mat (essential!) and various o...
by XF650
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Scotland to Russia and back.
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Scotland to Russia and back.

Youch, that's about £6.80/gallon if my calcs are right. But then again, our prices aren't a million miles behind these days at just under £6 lol! :-(
by XF650
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Arctic Circle, Norway.
Replies: 28
Views: 2994

Re: Artic Circle, Norway.

Great photos, thanks for posting!
by XF650
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Scotland to Russia and back.
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Scotland to Russia and back.

Great write up, many thanks for that! Norway sounds absolutely stunning and has to be on my bucket list methinks. I've often heard that if you love touring Scotland, like I do, then Norway is even better albeit a helluva lot more expensive. Wild camping is perhaps the way to make it more affordable?...
by XF650
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Suzuki V Strom 250
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Suzuki V Strom 250

I did a wee comparison on the recent Himalayan thread:
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