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Pumpy 10-13-2013 03:18 PM

Portugal October 2013 - The Anthill Tour
 
Have you ever contemplated going to Portugal for some trail riding? Don't. It's awful.

Unspectacular countryside
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0140_01-XL.jpg

http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0634_01-XL.jpg

http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0445_01-XL.jpg

Roads that haven't been maintained since Roman times
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0161_01-XL.jpg

Lanes too narrow for overtaking
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0356_01-XL.jpg

More gates than Wales on a bad day
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0227_01-XL.jpg

Terrible lane discipline
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0206_01-XL.jpg

Appalling roadside assistance
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0170_01-XL.jpg

... and no Health & Safety regulations at all! :huh
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0169_01-XL.jpg

Dead ends everywhere
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0249_01-XL.jpg

Boring history
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0539_01-XL.jpg

Bleak villages
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0394_01-XL.jpg

Inadequate accommodation
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0426_01-XL.jpg

Disgusting food
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0054_01-XL.jpg

Ugly locals
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...235_01-XXL.jpg

Detestable drinking culture
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0132_02-XL.jpg

... and really bad company...
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0128_01-XL.jpg

Well, we didn't know all that and when Timpo asked back in cold, rainy May if we were up for a trip to warmer climes in October, we happily accepted. And we were not the only ones - let me introduce you to the Anthill Mob:

Timpo 'Clyde' Thompson - the Great Organiser
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0420_01-XL.jpg

Riding his X-Challenge
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0214_01-XL.jpg

RickA
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0060_01-XL.jpg

Husaberg 501
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...1070333-XL.jpg

Muddymatt
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0001_01-XL.jpg

690
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0154_01-XL.jpg

GFJ
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...675_01-XXL.jpg

X-Challenge
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0332_01-XL.jpg

Jimmy
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...132_01-XXL.jpg

DRZ400E
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0276_01-XL.jpg

Famous
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0484_01-XL.jpg

DRZ400E
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...259_01-XXL.jpg

Daithi
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...240_01-XXL.jpg

CCM404
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0215_01-XL.jpg

Possu
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...056_01-XXL.jpg

690
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0188_01-XL.jpg

... and yours truly on The Mighty DRZ (400S)
http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0264_01-XL.jpg

I must warn you: the tales we are going to tell will probably be as boring as our chosen destination - so after this trailer don't hold your breath for the next episode...

:evil

Pix 10-13-2013 08:52 PM

Thanks for the warning Ela - it does look very unexciting and I'll make sure I'll never ever put Portugal on my 'to do' list...

Still, I'm glad you're there, showing all those boys how it's done :rofl

Louisdut 10-14-2013 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pumpy (Post 22544117)
Have you ever contemplated going to Portugal for some trail riding? Don't. It's awful.

Looks good to me so far :D Looking forwards to the rest of the report but looking at the line up I'm sure you all had a great time :thumb

Louis

Famous 10-14-2013 05:31 AM

Very good Ella:ddog









Of course you do know that I'm gonna have to keeell you:gun1

Pumpy 10-14-2013 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Famous (Post 22547700)
Of course you do know that I'm gonna have to keeell you:gun1

Nope, I didn't know that... http://ukgser.com/forums/images/smilies/28.gif

Will you let me finish the report first?

nunoajc 10-14-2013 09:58 AM

Yes, my country is awfull , Im so sorry:cry.
How can we live with that countryside.

Hunebed 10-14-2013 11:16 AM

Dead end?
 
Calling that a dead end, even our country may be a bit steep for you.

I'm in :clap

Timpo 10-14-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nunoajc (Post 22549539)
How can we live with that countryside.

Faro!!!......And as for the Alentejo region....that's the pits! :wink:
I rode a track there last year with the Nomads club......absolutely shite! :evil
If I can not find anywhere else to ride in April '14, then I may scrape the bottom of the barrel and return there......:D.

Timpo.

Famous 10-15-2013 02:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pumpy (Post 22547847)
Nope, I didn't know that... http://ukgser.com/forums/images/smilies/28.gif

Will you let me finish the report first?



We will just have to see:deal



It's more likely to happen when you least expect it:D

muddymatt 10-15-2013 08:45 AM

Right that's my pictures uploaded now just need to refresh my memory from the "Book of Truth" :D

Timpo 10-15-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddymatt (Post 22557044)
......refresh my memory from the "Book of Truth" :D

Book of bollocks.........

Possu 10-15-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timpo (Post 22550463)
Faro!!!......And as for the Alentejo region....that's the pits! :wink:
I rode a track there last year with the Nomads club......absolutely shite! :evil
If I can not find anywhere else to ride in April '14, then I may scrape the bottom of the barrel and return there......:D.

Timpo.

If I can't find anywhere else to go, I might offer to scrape the bottom of the barrel with you Timpo.

Thanks again for organising a great trip, I'll post up my thoughts later after Matt's posted his scribblings from the "Gospel According to St. Matthew".

GFJ 10-15-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddymatt (Post 22557044)
Right that's my pictures uploaded now just need to refresh my memory from the "Book of Truth" :D

That's the only hope you'll have of remembering anything, particularly the evenings :rofl

I wait in trepidation. I fear Timpo's name for it may be more accurate, and that any Gospel according to St Matthew may be a little . . . well . . . un gospel like :fpalm

GFJ 10-15-2013 01:55 PM

and whilst we're on obscure biblical references, would the Pizza girl with the nice toppings, be considered St Matthew's Passion :evil

http://possu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...235_01-XXL.jpg

(I need to get these in now as I feel I am in for soooo much stick in the not too distant!)

Dr LC8 10-15-2013 02:35 PM

...and then what happen???

We want more pics...:deal

Ciao

Nic


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