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by Slowboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: The Dolomites, four men, six countries one small bike
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: The Dolomites, four men, six countries one small bike

Nice one, looked like a great trip (Italian van driver aside). More proof of what a great little bike the Rally is :) Yes, it was a great trip, yes I'd like to take that particular driver aside....... 8-) and yes the Rally is a great little bike, and as tough as a tough thing. At least I get to lea...
by Slowboy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: The Dolomites, four men, six countries one small bike
Replies: 9
Views: 220

The Dolomites, four men, six countries one small bike

It all started nearly a year ago when one smart Alec, me, had the idea of a camping tour to the Dolomites. Nine months later, our intrepid foursome met at the Euro tunnel ready for two weeks of adventure. One CRF250 Rally (me), one Triumph Tiger 800(Ralph), one GS1200 (Mason) and one NC700X, (Simon)...
by Slowboy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 179
Views: 16507

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Well I've just got back from the trip to the Dolomites,passing through France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. I'll write it up a bit later, but here's a taster, at the top of the Furka pass https://i.postimg.cc/26FD5CKN/IMG-3631.jpg And on the shore of Lake Konstanz https://i.postimg.cc/zv...
by Slowboy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 179
Views: 16507

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

My C90 is ok for about 250miles in a day, anything much over that is a bit of a mission though. My big tourer, a CRF250 Rally, is ok up to around 400 miles, but 150 to 200 on either is always much more civilised, with time to enjoy the scenery, taste the coffee and eat the cake :D Of to the Dolomite...
by Slowboy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Southern softies...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2289

Re: Southern softies...?

I'm really very sorry, and not a little tee'd off at having to do this but my little brother has just announced a "royal visit" on the BH weekend' with two of his three children (its complicated) so I'm going to have to bail out for the sake of fragile family unity. When I'm back from my trip which ...
by Slowboy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Southern softies...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2289

Re: Southern softies...?

Following a quick PM chat, it's been suggested I post a plan. So the plan is to meet at Compton Abbas airfield by the Cafe at 10:00 for 10:30 then have a bimble down to west bay on various backroads of my choosing trying to avoid the worst of the BAnk Holiday traffic. I know a few reasonably interes...
by Slowboy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Southern softies...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2289

Re: Southern softies...?

I'd be up for that as well, so as no one has actually proposed a date, how about Sunday 25th of August, meeting at Compton Abbas Airfield at 10:00 for 10:30. I'll lead us off to somewhere in Dorset where there is cake, by some decent back roads. I have to ride up from Dartmouth, hence the later star...
by Slowboy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: The real spirit of adventure
Replies: 0
Views: 594

The real spirit of adventure

This guy is riding a Puch Maxi from Mongolia to Austria. This is just his latest posting as he passes through Ukraine, but the others are worth look. The real spirit of adventure? When you get up in the morning and don't know whether your mount will get you through the day, I'd say so. I've enjoyed ...
by Slowboy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Rest of World
Topic: Lake Como anyone...? https://www.lakecomohostel.com/index.php
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Lake Como anyone...? https://www.lakecomohostel.com/index.php

Thanks for that Bob, a group of four of us are heading there, via the Dolomites, in early September. I'll keep them in mind, as we don't know within a day or so when we'll get there. We are a disparate group, one 1200 GS, two Honda NCX's and one CRF250 Rally (me). Our aim is to travel less than two ...
by Slowboy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: ABR Festival 2019
Topic: Adventure bike Rider festival 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2778

Re: Adventure bike Rider festival 2019

Can only reflect what others say, a superb event, well organised and no shortage of things to do. Highlight for me was Elsbeth Beard's talk on Saturday night.
Already booked for next year, see you there.

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