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51Back to top Go down   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty Re: Plans for 2019 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:09 pm

Born Again Eccentric


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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   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty Re: Plans for 2019 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:59 pm

Corkboy

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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   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty 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 Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Dsc02912
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   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty 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   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty 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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Life is not a rehearsal so live it!  
BMW K1100LT(Betty the Beamer)  year 1996.
Purchased in Jun 2018 with 23400 miles on the clock.
    

56Back to top Go down   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty Re: Plans for 2019 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:39 am

BobT

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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.

    

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Corkboy

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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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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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BobT

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

    

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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
    

60Back to top Go down   Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Empty Finally Montenegro maybe? on Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:44 am

ffbikersa

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For the first part of my annual holiday, like every year, I will ride to the Croatian Adriatic Sea coast (The Land of 1000 Islands) - Dalmatia with its awesome views.

For the 2nd part I was considering finally making a trip to Montenegro - long postponed as the roads between Bosnia-Herzegovina and N of Montenegro are in a pretty bad shape. To visit Europe's deepest canyon - that of River Tara with its famous bridge:

Plans for 2019 - Page 2 Most_na_Tari_Pljevlja

And after that riding down the serpentines to Bay of Kotor, Mediterranean's only fjord...

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Tarik from Sarajevo

    

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Born Again Eccentric

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Looks awesome ffbikersa. 

Enjoy the rides and then post up some pictures and a tale of your journey so it can be enjoyed from afar. Just hope you don't get caught behind a convoy of camper vans on the serpentines. I think I would ride down them and up them as well - you get a totally different perspective riding each way.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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ffbikersa

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Looks awesome ffbikersa. 

Enjoy the rides and then post up some pictures and a tale of your journey so it can be enjoyed from afar. Just hope you don't get caught behind a convoy of camper vans on the serpentines. I think I would ride down them and up them as well - you get a totally different perspective riding each way.

It increased my appetite to make thi drive while I watched this program on motorcycle journeys at Italian TV - the serpentines to Lovcen NP can be seen from min 16:00:

http://diedokusthedocumentarieslesdocumentaires.web.tv/video/dreams-road-05112011-montenegro-e-croazia__wzxvaicnbzi

    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I just ride 5 miles to the ferry for France......on a Saturday afternoon.......Sunday evening I hit my destination down near Bordeaux. I love the ride down the west side of France, it's part of the holiday.

I have only once in my life gone on holidays by plane......guess I am too old now to change my ways.....Plans for 2019 - Page 2 52868310


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 96,650 miles
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slparry

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@Ciaran wrote:
@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.
Plans for 2019 - Page 2 167893

Midgies are evil …. we stopped on the Applecross Pass once to take photos and the nasty little sods came through the helmet vents to bite …. Avon Skin so soft is awesome and keeps the hideous creatures away



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volador

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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
YG I have to find my ole' sea-bag and join you on a journey


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