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by Magnon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 4539

Re: not a proper adventure bike

We used to call them trail bikes then big trail bikes then (after the merkins) dual sport bikes and so on. As I’ve said before, it’s nothing to do with the bike but it’s the ride. Everyone has their own idea of what makes a ride an adventure - for example, what’s the point of following the TET if it...
by Magnon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: What is an adventure ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1052

Re: What is an adventure ?

An adventure is whatever YOU perceive it to be. For some it has to include off road riding, others might enjoy a lack of planning and just seeing what turns up on the accommodation front ( from personal experience it can be an adventure too far ie food poisoning!). Some find riding across the Sahara...
by Magnon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 4539

Re: not a proper adventure bike

Back in 1989 I sold my BMW K100RS and bought a GS. This was the start of the era of the big trailie - Cagiva Elefant, Africa Twin, DR Big etc. The GS was the only option for us as we were planning a 2 up trip to Cape Town. When we got back we almost immediately moved to France and whilst still using...
by Magnon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 4539

Re: not a proper adventure bike

If the ‘adventure’ is all about getting to your destination before your bike claps out then, from what I’ve heard, the 1200GS Adventure is aptly named.

(I ride GSes but mine are 30 and 38 years old!)
by Magnon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 4539

Re: not a proper adventure bike

Slowboy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Well if we're all sending in pictures of proper adventure bikes..... :D

Image
Proper - love the picnic basket :D
by Magnon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 4539

Re: not a proper adventure bike

The adventure is the ride not the bike.
by Magnon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Planning for next year
Replies: 21
Views: 3365

Re: Planning for next year

1.0 Check your route, we have been to Switzerland a fair few times, sometimes you can't get from one point to another without going on their motorways, and with a UK number plate you will stand out, you can buy the TAX disc here on line, delivered to home so you are not chasing around for it The la...
by Magnon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Planning for next year
Replies: 21
Views: 3365

Re: Planning for next year

My wife has sat behind me for something like 50k miles over the years and has even written a book about it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Back-His-Head-Through-Pillion-ebook/dp/B07STG36KF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+back+of+his+head+audrey+fleming&qid=1560972274&s=gateway&sr=8-1 I agree with others comments ...
by Magnon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Cruise control on a bike - what are our thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 3205

Re: Cruise control on a bike - what are our thoughts?

Surely only applies to motorway use. I find it useful in the car but never use it on the bike, mostly because I rarely use motorways these days and if I do, it’s usually just for short stretches bypassing town centres.
by Magnon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: For amusement purposes only
Replies: 16
Views: 1878

Re: For amusement purposes only

I had a good read of this list and amazing how few items have dropped off the list. True, but I find the loofah, fullers earth and permanganate of potash awkward to pack :D Don’t know how the supply of tea found it’s way onto the luxuries list - and no mention of a hip flask filled with Bushmills

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