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by daveuprite
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 9118
Views: 1100629

Re: A photo you took, today

Seriously nice pic, that.
by daveuprite
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: basic tool kit
Replies: 22
Views: 3485

Re: basic tool kit

A herd? Or a mating pair, perhaps.
by daveuprite
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: BMW GS.... is it time to have one?
Replies: 55
Views: 7759

Re: BMW GS.... is it time to have one?

Don't get me wrong, that's a nice video and it does show that a GS can tackle a track with a decent rider. But the same can be said for almost any bike (OK, not a Harley maybe, but that's just down to geometry...). You often see people claiming that their touring/roadster bike can 'keep up with my m...
by daveuprite
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Vans!
Replies: 109
Views: 14605

Re: Vans!

Those snazzy T5 Transporters are cool looking, very car-like to drive and have all the kudos that goes with the surf-scene. But if you are serious about regularly carrying two or more bikes, two or three people and all their kit then you really need a larger panel van: LWB Transit, Merc Sprinter, VW...
by daveuprite
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Lets Ban Horses on the Roads.
Replies: 56
Views: 5663

Re: Lets Ban Horses on the Roads.

Here we go, one persecuted minority picking on another. We don't like it aimed at us but are happy to do it to others. Yes my missus rides and has a very well mannered horse on the road. Thank God with the lack of courtesy and sometimes deliberately dangerous acts. she has to put up with. She would...
by daveuprite
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Crossing France at Easter?
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Crossing France at Easter?

Fuel availability will depend on your route. If, like me, you prefer the cross-country off-the-beaten-track run, you may find a loooong distance between open petrol stations on a public holiday. Last year, I was very grateful of the 32 litre tank on my bike after passing at least 3 'Ferme' pumps. T...
by daveuprite
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Crossing France at Easter?
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Crossing France at Easter?

Paying for fuel on your card won't be a problem, Simon. Back when you last did it the machines sometimes did not recognise UK cards; it's fine now. But if your card is refused for any reason, just wait until someone else fills up and give them euros to put your tankful on their card - sorted. Give C...
by daveuprite
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Hi all

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by daveuprite
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Crossing France at Easter?
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Crossing France at Easter?

Hi Simon. The ride from Vielha up through Auch, Agen, Bergerac, Perigeux... takes a while because of all the town roundabouts you need to do but it's much better riding than the autoroute alternative. If you can push ahead and do an 8/9 hour riding day you could overnight at Motobreaks. Then you'd h...
by daveuprite
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Metropolitan Polite motorbikers
Replies: 53
Views: 8571

Re: Metropolitan Polite motorbikers

That 'Bikesafe' officious, self-appointed policeman/knob is exactly the opposite of why I became a biker back in the early 80s. We used to be a slightly rebellious, unconventional bunch who rode bikes to be individual, a bit non-conformist and different. What has happened to biking in the UK? It's b...

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