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by mark vb
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Kit build cars - Caterham/Westfield
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Kit build cars - Caterham/Westfield

A long shot for this forum, perhaps, but worth a try.... I had planned to build a Caterham this winter but the waiting time for delivery is huge, through to next summer. An alternative is Westfield, but I know little about their cars and don't know any owners. Anyone got experience of Westfield, and...
by mark vb
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: time flies...
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: time flies...

No need for Google..... if you studied Latin, that is.
Although I can count on one hand the amount of times (including today) I've needed it in the last 45 yrs 😀
by mark vb
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural's, I think
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: Ural's, I think

It will be truly awful, mechanically and dynamically. You will be out-dragged by Fiat 500s, but they will be dry and warm while you will be wet and cold. All the disadvantages of a motorbike and none of the advantages of a car, with the excitement of motorcycling (i.e. 2 wheels) removed. Buy it onl...
by mark vb
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: Photo chain link...
Replies: 1826
Views: 75636

Re: Photo chain link...

Link - more in-the-middle-of-nowhere-ness, here it's Ruta 40 in Patagonia.
by mark vb
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: Photo chain link...
Replies: 1826
Views: 75636

Re: Photo chain link...

Link - volcanoes, view towards a range of several in Bolivia.
by mark vb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Yamaha Tenere thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12822

Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

How nice to see T7's out and about on the trails 👍 What are the mods to the bike on the left (aside from the obvious ones as can be seen in the pic)? I do like the looks of the Rally edition, so much so that in a bout of impending madness I can see me splashing out on one.... makes no financial sens...
by mark vb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: Photo chain link...
Replies: 1826
Views: 75636

Re: Photo chain link...

Link - more trees and a gravel road, Ruta 60 in Argentina heading towards Pucon, Chile.
by mark vb
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Don't see these come up for sale very often
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: Don't see these come up for sale very often

it was so unreliable - I never got the bottom of the problem, even though it was seen by mechanics in the UK, France and Spain :o In the end I sold it to a South African chap who was going to ride it back to SA. I told him it had some unknown fault but he said he was a mechanic and would fix it - I...
by mark vb
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Jupiter's Travels - again
Replies: 23
Views: 2252

Re: Jupiter's Travels - again

Just started reading Steph Jeavons ‘Back by seven’. She also did a 4 year RTW trip. So far her writing and story is excellent. That's a book I've added to my list of reads after seeing/hearing her on the recent Armchair (i.e. on-line) Adventure Festival event, hosted by the irrepressible 'Sidecar G...
by mark vb
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Bikers ain't what they used to be.
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Bikers ain't what they used to be.

I don't expect or want any favours when stopping for a strandded motorcyclist. But sometimes a nice surprise follows.... we stopped for these guys in Chile who'd run out of fuel. It transpired they ran a hostel in the town we were heading for and they insisted we stop by, which we did, only to be ac...

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