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by jackdaw
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Small Bike, Small Budget - 30 Days to Where?
Replies: 48
Views: 5403

Re: Small Bike, Small Budget - 30 Days to Where?

In 2013 I paid 160 euro for open return Algeciras to Tangier Med. Onth's insurance was 950 dm, but you can get cheaper for a shorter time. Fuel is a bit cheaper in Morocco and you can eat cheaply if you're careful.

Why not stay in Spain? So much to explore there
by jackdaw
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Suitable backpack
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: Suitable backpack

Have you thought of a roll bag rather than rucksack? You can usually bungee one on the rack or across the seat. Slightly off topic, but do you know this site? http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/content.php/1-home?s=7676051d6eb41b3c08cf5e0863c078d5 Loads of information. Forum has up to...
by jackdaw
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: NamBusters - our tour of North VietNam on Minsks
Replies: 23
Views: 3155

Re: NamBusters - our tour of North VietNam on Minsks

Will be following your blog, surrounded by a green aura.

Have a great time
by jackdaw
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: First Ski holiday
Replies: 26
Views: 2784

Re: First Ski holiday

Agree with what's already been said reg. dry slope practice.
Sort out your fitness (unless you're already ripped) Strength/endurance/joint flexibility/agility.
There are some cross over benefits for off-road/MX bikers. Weight transference/looking forward/familiarity with speed.
Have a great time
by jackdaw
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Sri Lanka - Your thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: Sri Lanka - Your thoughts

Some more random thoughts. ATMs in big towns. If you're going somewhere more remote take cash. Sri Lanka grows the best tea in the world, but what they serve up in resto's (where the buses stop) is awful. Ask for plain tea. Buses are the cheapest way to travel. Busses run 24/7 on major routes. Journ...
by jackdaw
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Any anglers on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Any anglers on here?

Heff wrote:The proof
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Heres one of Flintlocks 'River Monsters' from our Ireland trip around the Wild Atlantic Way :evil:
Nice wild brownie Flintlock
What's going on with the reel seat? :ohmy:
by jackdaw
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Any anglers on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Any anglers on here?

Plastic,expanding document tube takes my travel spinning rod. Longer rod goes in a more substantial tube which sits on passenger footpeg and attached to pannier rail.

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by jackdaw
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Sri Lanka - Your thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: Sri Lanka - Your thoughts

Have a great trip. Agree with most of what's been said, But Not sure that monsoon starts in Mar. More like may/June. Thee further South you go the quieter it gets. Our best beach Marakolloia South of Tangalle Ella, in the mountains, has a nice village feel and is nearly at the end of the rail line E...
by jackdaw
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: 40 mins from my house
Replies: 18
Views: 2327

Re: 40 mins from my house

Beau-ti-ful.
by jackdaw
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: NamBusters - our tour of North VietNam on Minsks
Replies: 23
Views: 3155

Re: NamBusters - our tour of North VietNam on Minsks

Brilliant ride report. Many thanks for taking the time to share this. Evoked some good memories of Hanoi (one of the highlights an hour long haircut on the pavement) and Halong Bay.

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