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by djskinner
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Finance's on your travels
Replies: 31
Views: 3638

Re: Finance's on your travels

As it is pre-paid you might have the issues with petrol pumps and deposit holds on your card as described previously but as it is so cheap to get cash out the wall I just pay for petrol in cash and use a credit card for security deposits etc.
by djskinner
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Finance's on your travels
Replies: 31
Views: 3638

Re: Finance's on your travels

I've been using Monzo (https://monzo.com/) for over a year now as my day-to-day card (it's a pre-paid Mastercard) and most of my friends and family now have one too, some only for their utility abroad. It's the best way to spend/get cash out abroad as a) there are no transaction fees and b) Monzo of...
by djskinner
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Are we back?
Replies: 27
Views: 2377

Re: Are we back?

Back. New site looks very nice.
by djskinner
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Puncture Repair Kits
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: Puncture Repair Kits

I just got the DynaPlug Pro aluminium. All the different versions are a bit confusing. As a motorcyclist I think you want a 'pro' version, and whether you go plastic or whatever variations of metal they have shouldn't matter. AFAIK the cheaper variants don't have all the bits and the 'extreme' ones ...
by djskinner
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: fatal flaw or sour grapes
Replies: 48
Views: 6056

Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Fatal flaw by the looks: https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2017/july/bmw-r1200gs-and-gsa-fork-safety-recall I guess it's a good thing for me they've acknowledged the issue and are providing a fix before I embark upon the trans-pyrenees in September. Still, makes me more and m...
by djskinner
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Clarke Strong Arm Motorcycle Lift Model CML4
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Clarke Strong Arm Motorcycle Lift Model CML4

Where abouts are you?
by djskinner
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: GORETEX STAND BY THEIR CLAIM.
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: GORETEX STAND BY THEIR CLAIM.

This is timely. I just got back from off road skills in Wales where it has been heavy rain all day. My Heine Gericke GoreTex jacket that has been absolutely perfect for nearly 10 years let me down big time today. The so-called waterproof pocket apparently wasn't up to the task. At lunchtime I checke...
by djskinner
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend BMW GS Trophy
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Bank Holiday weekend BMW GS Trophy

I was there at the weekend and what a weekend it was. Good to finally get the bike dirty on the off road sections. Unfortunately I'm a terrible photographer so don't have any either. Hopefully some of the guys I met down there did a better job.
by djskinner
Fri May 19, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: EDC On/Off Road, Jaca,Arguis,Huesca (Aragon) Spain: Free trails to download.
Replies: 38
Views: 1793

Re: EDC On/Off Road, Jaca,Arguis,Huesca (Aragon) Spain: Free trails to download.

I found that thread about 15 minutes ago and was just coming to post here to say I'd seen it. Can't wait till September now. Was originally thinking of spending some time in Barcelona maybe do a Spanish course but I think a changes of plans to include Bardenas Reales is in order now.

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