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  1. Got away with the FOGs of BMWCOSC to Death Valley. Nice temps in the 90s during the day, 60s a nite. Titus Canyon - fun dirt road, 33 miles long. Finishes into Death Valley thru narrow, winding section with steep walls hydrating by the pool in Furnace Creek
    11 points
  2. Had a gentle trail ride showing one of the new members of the TRF about today, he'd recently been done for riding illegally so wanted to start doing it right so why i was showing him about i haven't a clue . The lanes were really dry which made them a lot easier to ride than normal almost boring in places maybe because I've ridden them so much. Usual photo looking towards my place all new to this guy We are heading over to the wind turbines you can see on the skyline above my bike here We stopped to take this photo when the farmer in the field sho
    11 points
  3. Abandoned railway station and abandoned farm buildings in Caniles! However, the real purpose was to try and find a way into the abandoned sugar factory there.....it's been closed since 1972. The complex is huge and still contains a lot of the old machinery......I've seen pics of what it looks like inside and it's amazing. I walked round the perimeter walls and it's totally sealed......in my younger days I could have scaled the wall, but that ship has sailed now. But I ain't giving up......I know somebody who got in there so I'm going to try and find out how. In the meantime
    9 points
  4. So it was my chance to get out today for my first trail ride since early November. Socially distanced of course, only three of us and all firmly in the 'old fart ' category Tim hasn't been on a trail ride for over 10 years , so he turns up on a 2 year old KTM 350 and then in conversation throws in that he was the winner in the over 60's enduro category last year , so we now have a ringer Anyway, we set off doing the lanes on and around the A37 in Somerset, most were quite dry for this time of the year.......... We passed the time of day with several horse riders t
    9 points
  5. Today I went over the top of the mountain towards Oria......and this road is a tricky one in places! It gets very narrow, has a variable road surface ranging from billiard table smooth to bomb crater, and at some points you have a sheer drop on either side. What's frustrating is that I'm still not allowed to leave the province so I can't actually get to Oria itself.........because in doing so I'd be crossing the border into Ameria! So it's literally over the mountain and back the same way! Not ideal, but it's better than being under house arrest!
    8 points
  6. Too tired right now to put up today's pics....and I need a beer. But will put them up tomorrow morning when I get up....
    8 points
  7. Not being able to ride at the moment as I have two bald tyres and the new ones haven't arrived yet I am relegated to just walking everywhere. About 18 months ago my wife bought me a drone to take with me on my motorbike travels but Covid hit so after flying it a couple of times its been in the cupboard, yesterday I found it charged the batteries up and took it out for a play while walking the dogs just to see if I could remember how it works...? I did manage to get some decent footage of the area behind our house.
    8 points
  8. My day today. Today I had a little talk with a guy from Homeland Security. After a fiasco at work I was running late but still managed to ignore the GPS when it tried to send me the wrong way. Pulled up to the gate and my IQ dropped about 50 points. Directions said to press the button and await instructions. I pushed the button and nothing happened. Pushed it again. Then saw the big arrow pointing to the button as I had been pushing the camera lens. Alrighty then. Followed directions to the parking sopt, then called the number to say I was there. They called back, asked if I was in
    8 points
  9. My sis in law sent this up from NYC today.
    8 points
  10. We're still at sea. I started loading some photos but Im on mobile and they're showing as 9kb which is a bit small. Anyway, everything is shipshape and the party is entering its 48th hr. Happy easter
    8 points
  11. Yes, we need more serious ride reports here.............
    8 points
  12. Half hour in the freezing cold to sit in a cold back garden eating a sausage & bacon cob, chatting about bikes and shit, and a half hour freezing ride home. Just brilliant. Happy Easter.
    8 points
  13. Years ago my mother in law at the time was reading the book “The Exorcist”, she said it was the most evil thing she had ever read and she couldn’t finish it, that day she took the book and threw it in the local canal. I went and bought another copy of the book and soaked it in the bathroom sink then left it on her nightstand. My father in law later recounted that that was the first time he had ever seen his wife soil herself.
    8 points
  14. Bagheera look'n good after a mud bath, and Spring is just starting.
    8 points
  15. The Tamega River flows from it's origin in Galicia through Portugal in Chaves to end up in the Douro River about 40km from Porto. Having made the trip up the Douro a few times, and having had a few coffees in Entre os Rios ("Between the Rivers"), I have never been to the Tamega near where it joins the Douro, so today I did. This ride only covers the last 30 or so km before the Tamega ends. Work was pestering me so left a little later than I wanted, and very annoyed so didn't feel like taking the gopro nor stopping for pictures a lot. Honestly I don't think you missed out on much, it
    8 points
  16. Pete, you seem t have the knack for creating haven's for oddities, the "not so normal". you should really get a large subvention from the EU for looking after the handicapped. Handicapped? Yup, Buck is a multiple expat who drives a harly and rides a bus, Bruce is Saffer and rides a boat, You're a taffy dago, I'm half frog, Tym is unstable, Bob... well Bob has a Bristol accent, Grasshopper is a girl ( and fixes her bikes in a tent) Cattee lives in Norfolk FFS!, various other members come from the dark side (of the atlantic) Yen puts up ride reports from abandoned toilets... lets face it
    8 points
  17. TLDR- Not a lot to see here, you’re better off reading the Baja thread, thats what I’m doing next This ride report is the most lacking you’ll likely ever see under ‘Ride Report’s but its not my fault honest.. well maybe it is but I feel innocent. The day started well, I pulled the blinds to see the sun shining through the window and even though my inadequate phone doesn’t show it in the pic I can easily see Wales across the water, even the wind turbines slowly turning. This is unheard of early morn because even on the sunniest days the sea mist takes time to clear and holds the temp
    7 points
  18. It is Saturday. It is 7am. Thanks to Covid, 7am on a Saturday had become a dim memory. Thanks to the corrupt bunch in parliament, I was now able to join the Vespa Club of Britain’s Six Counties Tour. One checkpoint sign-in in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, West Mids and Staffordshire. Visit in any direction, any order, and collect a sticker at each one. Do all 6 and get a patch. Can’t say I’m fussed about stickers and patches – but I do like a good reason to ride roads I’ve not been on before. With no dedicated sat-nav, I spent Friday nursing my post-birthday hangover and
    7 points
  19. Had a day out with the missus today. No bikes involved but plenty of quality time eating, drinking and laughing. Needed that. Good to see that the pirates were in town ......
    7 points
  20. More fuggin' snow today. Pardon me while I slash my wrists....
    7 points
  21. This weekend I will be mostly: making shutters: I had 3 quotes to have our downstairs shutters replaced, 2 pairs 1m50 x 1m ish and one triple shutter 2m20 x 1m50 ish all 3 quotes were over 3000€ ! That's just taking the piss so seeing as I have 3 weeks of furlough to deal with and the weather should be good enough to work outside I thought I'd have a go myself. Though I've never made any shutters, I did originally train as a marine carpenter / boat builder. I had to clean nearly 20 years of cobwebs off this before I could start Having no power tools other than a cord
    7 points
  22. He had it back in April last year. He was hallucinating at one point due to a fever, frightened his missus at the time. It is still affecting him he says, gets breathless easily still etc. He owns a wood in Hertfordshire now, a roman road runs down one side of it and he has his own hives there and makes honey. There are two trees in the middle that have grown to embrace each other. The old owner used to let some 'witches' use it once a year for some ceremony and Dave let them carry on, he was worried about being turned into a frog I expect.
    7 points
  23. how many dirty messages did@XTremesend you when he thought you was a bloke ?
    7 points
  24. Also had a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger when I was a kid. This thing towed motocross bikes on a trailer all across the Midwest USA when I was racing back then...
    7 points
  25. Headed home as it was starting to get cold again. We decided to attempt a ride to 3 day, 1,300 mile Utah this coming weekend - should have tons of great pics and some videos from that trip. Until then....
    7 points
  26. Dragged the clitoris out for a ride today along with the wife, we went up to Aberdovey for a bag of chips and back, another 240 miles on two wheels. Certainly making up for being locked in i rode the XR 3nights in a row last week had a long one on the 650 Friday out on the CRF today and i'll be back on the XR tomorrow I've been on the smaller bikes for so long now i forgotten how long the legs are on a bigger bike, i was travelling just over 70mph on some of the same roads as the 650 Friday. The 650 will do 70 all day long but 70mph on the 650 feels the same as when Chuck Yeager first b
    7 points
  27. Spazz report chair date whenever... You people have no idea what can stop you. Wont matter when adventure calls! You go for it! Remember, if your grandmother is available, let me know! Pensioners need love too!
    7 points
  28. I do indeed!! Thanks to @Pedro the bike has some very cool protection and Im now a very happy bunny!! Some might argue the bars are over the top, but to us they are cool and Im sure this will become a new trend!! the manufacturer actually match the color from pictures and its like they were always there. Also thanks to Pedro for the pictures, all my best images are Copyright @Pedro!! the bike feels a lot lighter, probably due to the new stearing bearings. Its also much nicer to ride with the new levers from TWM that were recommended by Jack Lilleys and found by Pedro in
    7 points
  29. Today in Somerset..........
    7 points
  30. My place is at one of Portugal's hottest places. Today we got a sudden wind from North Africa blowing a warm dust storm from the Sahara, it went from a warm 23º yesterday to a 32º today. Washed the bike and took it for a short ride to dry it right after lunch while it was heating up:
    7 points
  31. Tym KLR 650 - Fuel tank full, did it ride? disqualified XTreme G650GS - Nice contrast. Not colours but a Chinky bike next to pristine waters. No skinny dipping involved - gets the pussy vote Boboneleg CRF250L Rally - An after action shot having passed a couple inch deep puddles. Terrible photography but gets the Dirty Beak award by Bear Grylls Mawsley Tiger 1200 - Sunday ride to the burger van. If there was an award for dodging Honey Do's this would win. Moon Tiger 800 - 2nd place on the Dodging Honey Do Alfalfa R1200GS - Now this is
    7 points
  32. The far west of the Yonne department., and the last of the cardinal points. Lovely spring day so after lunch, I took the thermal liners out of jacket and trousers, togged up and headed west to the D14 between Rogny Les Sept Ecluses and Fleury at 47:43'24"N, 02:50'56"E Still no leaves on the trees yet, but the hawthorn is flowering in the hedgerows and some of the smaller flowers are starting to appear nice little country cottage Due to the nice weather there were more people about than normal and Rogny Les Sept Ecluses being a popular historical landmark there were
    7 points
  33. I completely forgot about this, or indeed that it was the end of the month Have been having a couple of weird days, sorry. Maybe it's best if you don't count on me for a couple of months to do this. Here is my submission for this month, a freshly washed motorcycle, very much not like what it is looking like today all bug splattered
    7 points
  34. Best I can do this month is an unusually overcast affair
    7 points
  35. 18degrees, blue skies, work blitzed in a 20hr stint on Sunday - all so I could celebrate Day 1 of the old new old normal returning by incremental steps. They don’t call me Mr Adventure for nothing. I pay them. Mainly, I pay them not to call me the other things they shout from across the road. And the two cunts who tried to kill me by not looking as they pulled out of side roads despite me being the only thing on the road can go get in the sea
    7 points
  36. today, still no leaves on the trees...
    7 points
  37. Here's the background: I was contacted by someone who left here 12 years ago, and she wanted me to check out her cave which has been abandoned for all this time! Don't ask me why I get roped into stupid shit like this.....I have no idea! I was expecting it to be bad......but nothing could have prepared me for the reality! And by the way, this place is haunted as well.....so this was no easy gig by any means. But when you're a Rugged Individualist like myself you don't let little things like collapsing buildings and paranormal activity get in your way. So watch the vid to g
    7 points
  38. I think I may need a haircut
    7 points
  39. I would, of course, really like to ride to the 4 corners of the earth. Not doable for myriad reasons. A four corners of europe trip would be fun, and is an idea put away for later but not forgotten. The four corners of France Is kinda on the cards, but the plan has turned into more of a "all the way round, passing through the cardinal points" idea and is still in the planning stages. This is the first one of a "cardinal points" or 4 corners of the departement idea ( hey, start small right!) and it might very soon be the limit of travel anyway. So, North, East, South and W
    7 points
  40. I fixed the flat tyre today must have been the longest tube change I've ever done. Its was real summery outside so dragged the bike out the back to take the wheel off but started by banging together a stand with the scrap wood from my shuttering job worked great but i think i will invest in a hydraulic one. Now with the rear wheel off the floor it was time to look for what punctured my tyre and there it is a screw Gave the wheel a spin and whats this another foreign object Into the garage to whip the tube out I don't think the bent bit of wire punc
    7 points
  41. I had a little jaunt on the 650 tonight they have put gates and locked them on my favorite mountain road along with CCTV i'm hoping this is just for the fly tippers. i could get around the gates no problem and didn't cover my number plate as i want to find out if there are any consequences to riding through there as there are no signs saying no vehicles. The first gate was to allow horses through no trouble getting the bike over there This one has a small gate to the left which is unlocked for now And this one at the far end was easy to go around
    7 points
  42. Ok sometimes i do the water was like a mirror that day one of the first places i'll be visiting when we are released
    7 points
  43. Normal service resumed on the way home tonight Tym..................
    7 points
  44. First up was the great bike shuffle. We had four riders flying in from Ohio, Carolina, Missouri and Connecticut. Since you really cant check a motorcycle in your carryon, it was time to round up the extra bikes. Dennis had his son's GS, Gary had a spare GS (the 1250 that i had just sold him because it was too pretty to beat up offroad. oh, well). I had Flames (Bruce's favorite bike) and a KTM 950, which was almost in running condition. ahhh, new shoes but, first, there must be bling. There is a local riding "club" known as the Flying Monkey Adventure
    7 points
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