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by jackdaw
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: how cheap can you go?
Replies: 26
Views: 2935

Re: how cheap can you go?

From bitter experience:- 1. If she gets wet through and cold you're going to have one of those "Never again..." conversations. (That isn't really a conversation) 2. She must be happy with the way the gear LOOKS! ("I don't care that I'm streaming wet, there is no way I'm going into that bar/café look...
by jackdaw
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Wales to southern Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Wales to southern Italy

Seem to remember it being up to 350 most days. Think the overall mileage was about 2k. miles
by jackdaw
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Wales to southern Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Wales to southern Italy

Rode that route on the way to my son's wedding in Sicily several years ago. Also 2-up on a Varadero. We went: Day 1 Tunnel to Langres motorway miles. Day 2, Langres to Oulx through the Frejus tunnel Day 3 Oulx to somewhere in Tuscany via Genoa and the coast. Cant remember the name of the place. Day ...
by jackdaw
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Laphroiag
Replies: 30
Views: 2851

Laphroiag

One for all you connoisseurs of the good stuff out there. Not a scotch drinker myself. Would usually opt for Bushmills, and on Christmas morning that's what would normally go in the Irish coffee. This year I bucked the trend and opened a bottle of 10 year old Laphroiag. This did not go own well with...
by jackdaw
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Smiles in foreign places...
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Smiles in foreign places...

We've been to Sri Lanka three times (twice touring on rented bikes). Loved it, loved the people. "How can we help you?" seemed to be the mantra, mostly without a financial sting in the tail. Same in Kerala. We don't avoid other Brits/Europeans. Nod and smile as appropriate, but not desperate to make...
by jackdaw
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: smugglers trail spain
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: smugglers trail spain

Really enjoyed this Dazzer. Interesting to see how the Tranny copes 2-up on the trails. Obviously took everything in its stride, in your capable hands. Wondering if the Vara would manage. Maybe the front wheel would be the significant factor?
by jackdaw
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Travelling in Spain , places to visit, trails to be done ? Anyone got any advice
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Travelling in Spain , places to visit, trails to be done ? Anyone got any advice

My limited experience is that Spain has so much to offer that you could pretty well put a pin in the map, go there and find something of interest. Everywhere joined up with great biking roads.
by jackdaw
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Honda Varadero 1000XL W Reg Cheap Bike
Replies: 46
Views: 6868

Re: Honda Varadero 1000XL W Reg Cheap Bike

Yep. Very fair price. Plenty of life left in that big girl.GLWS.
by jackdaw
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: CRF 450x dual sport thru Papua New Guinea
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: CRF 450x dual sport thru Papua New Guinea

Really enjoyed that. More of the same please.
I'm guessing that these shots are evidence of logging/ deforestation.
by jackdaw
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: It's November, It's dark at 5pm, it's pissing down. What are you looking forward to?
Replies: 78
Views: 6495

Re: It's November, It's dark at 5pm, it's pissing down. What are you looking forward to?

At the moment we're pushing through the intricacies involved with buying a house in Crete. In between the e-mails, trips to the bank etc I'm mulling over which form of 2-wheeled transport will be best and what's available. So many trails in the mountains around 'our' village.

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