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51Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:09 pm

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@chris846 wrote:Folks, there's only one midge repellant, and it's not even a midge repellant. It's made by Avon (yep, the 'soap on a rope' people) and it's called 'Skin So Soft'. Order a sh*t load, and take it with you. Google it.
The reviews sound genuine...wards off the pesky blood suckers and leaves you with a lovely soft, fragrant moisturised skin! The only Avon product I've tried are bike tyres - the only way they help with biting insects is by allowing me to go much faster than the critters can fly.

    

52Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:59 pm

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Heading to Italy again this year, but taking three weeks.
1st 10 days are with Overlanders (www.overlanders.ie) who ship the bike to Bologna and then we do Tuscany and Corsica with 10 other bikes. We then leave the (organised) trip and head up to the lakes and alps, to catch some of the things we didn't have time to do last year, e.g. Isola Bella, and the Stelvio pass.

Then ship the bike back from Memmingen (with Overlanders as well).

Hope to repeat some of the highlights of last year in the lakes. It was a cracking holiday, and my first in Italy.


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Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
'87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
'97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
'08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
'08 Transalp 700
    

53Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:02 pm

yamaguzzi

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@Ciaran wrote:
@yamaguzzi wrote:With any luck I'll be heading out west on a 3 month journey on my K100. The route hasn't been decided yet but I will be hitting British Columbia , West coast of US Arizona ,across the south with a stop at the Barber Moto Sports Complex for the vintage thing in early October then towards home in New York up thru the Smokies
sounds like a real adventure.Make sure You dont scrimp when packing. lol!
I always pack light . Can't you tell that from the photo. Come on,look at those families in Thailand on a 50cc with the wife ,3 kids and the family pig strapped to the front fender.If they can do that I can bring all my junk


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54Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:23 am

Ciaran

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:
@chris846 wrote:Folks, there's only one midge repellant, and it's not even a midge repellant. It's made by Avon (yep, the 'soap on a rope' people) and it's called 'Skin So Soft'. Order a sh*t load, and take it with you. Google it.
The reviews sound genuine...wards off the pesky blood suckers and leaves you with a lovely soft, fragrant moisturised skin! The only Avon product I've tried are bike tyres - the only way they help with biting insects is by allowing me to go much faster than the critters can fly.
I was watching you-tube videos on northern Scotland and the narrator kept saying about the midges and I tough to my self they cant be that bad and then he cut to a clip of him with a swarm in front of his face. I went straight onto gearbest and purchased a midge head net also I will have deet 70% which I have found to be good.


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55Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:25 am

Ciaran

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@Corkboy wrote:Heading to Italy again this year, but taking three weeks.
1st 10 days are with Overlanders (www.overlanders.ie) who ship the bike to Bologna and then we do Tuscany and Corsica with 10 other bikes. We then leave the (organised) trip and head up to the lakes and alps, to catch some of the things we didn't have time to do last year, e.g. Isola Bella, and the Stelvio pass.

Then ship the bike back from Memmingen (with Overlanders as well).

Hope to repeat some of the highlights of last year in the lakes. It was a cracking holiday, and my first in Italy.
Had looked at doing something similar,Italy is amazing good weather,good food ,History and culture.Enjoy.


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BMW K1100LT(Betty the Beamer) year 1996.
Purchased in Jun 2018 with 23400 miles on the clock.
    

56Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:39 am

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Great way for you northern Europeans to get to Italy is a ferry to Santander or similar, ride the spine of the fantastic Pyrenees and then a ferry from Barcelona to Rome.

    

57Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:01 am

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@BobT wrote:Great way for you northern Europeans to get to Italy is a ferry to Santander or similar, ride the spine of the fantastic Pyrenees and then a ferry from Barcelona to Rome.

Yes, we've done Northern Spain a few times, either riding down, getting the ferry, or shipping the bike. I'd agree, cracking riding once you get there.

The limiting factor for me, or anyone else in Ireland, is the amount of holidays I get, and how many of them I'm willing to use up either sitting on motorways, or sitting in a ferry. Whichever way you cut it, its a minimum of 4 days to get to either Spain or Italy and back, and I'm not willing to use four of my 24 days doing that.

That's why Overlanders are so successful. Pack your bike, give it to them, and fly to meet it either in Bilbao, Malaga, Memmingen, or Bilbao. Then after a few hours on a plane, it's on with the gear and off on the good roads. And spending those four days up the mountain roads.


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Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
'87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
'97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
'08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
'08 Transalp 700
    

58Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:49 am

BobT

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Just pointing out an option, not saying that it would suit everyone.

    

59Back to top Go down    Re: Plans for 2019 on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 am

Corkboy

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@BobT wrote:Just pointing out an option, not saying that it would suit everyone.

It's a good option, especially now that there is a ferry running from Ireland to Santander (you would have to go through England before). I actually live 10 minutes from the ferry terminal.

I hadn't thought of getting a ferry from Barcelona to Rome, but that's a great idea.


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Regards,

Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
'87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
'97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
'08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
'08 Transalp 700
    

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