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Forum: Europe 09-01-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,823
Posted By fierstf
I arrive back in Germany the morning of the 27th,...

I arrive back in Germany the morning of the 27th, so I would not be able to get away until afternoon. I am also about 2 1/2 hours away. Munchweiler Alsenz is near Kaiserslautern. If you are free...
Forum: Europe 08-31-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,823
Posted By fierstf
Talking Bike has arrived.

Yes, my bike is here and I have a temporary registration. My bike is not new, it is a 2010. I shipped it here from the Philippines, where I had been living. I Rama few errands around the area...
Forum: Europe 08-21-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,823
Posted By fierstf
Unfortunately my bike was made for the Asian...

Unfortunately my bike was made for the Asian market (I originally bought it in the Philippines) so no heated grips!
Forum: Europe 08-20-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,823
Posted By fierstf
also in the Kaiserslautern area

My motorcycle is due to be delivered early next week. I hope to have it registered by August 28th or 29th. I will be in town for about a week before I have to leave on a business trip. If anyone...
Forum: Europe 08-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By fierstf
also in the area

Hi,

I am an American woman currently staying in Germany (I am about 3 1/2 hours away from you). My BMW F800 GS should arrive next week, and I hope to have it registered by the 28th. I am free...
Forum: Europe 07-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,823
Posted By fierstf
Any women riders here in Germany?

Hi everyone,

I am an American women, currently living in Munchweiler an der Alsenz, in Rhineland Pfalz. My 2010 BMW F800GS is currently in transit to Germany and it should arrive (hopefully) by...
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By fierstf
great boot that comes in smaller sizes

I am a woman who also struggled to find quality boots in my size. Kids boots are usually cheap, uncomfortable crap that do not hold up. I lucked out and found these boots. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-30-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By fierstf
I will be spending 3 weeks in Laos as well. I...

I will be spending 3 weeks in Laos as well. I will be there Dec 20th - Jan 10th. I have friends living in Vientiane so I will probably spend a week with them and about 2 weeks touring. I would...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-21-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By fierstf
If I can get 3 more people to join me, then we...

If I can get 3 more people to join me, then we can get a backup vehicle that can carry extra stuff like dive gear. I do have my own dive gear and I would prefer to dive with it since I know my...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-20-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By fierstf
Any moto riders/scuba divers want to do a trip in the Philippines?

Hi everyone,

Like most of us working folks, my time and money are limited, and I have any hobbies. I love taking motorcycle vacations, but it often comes at the expense of my other hobbies such...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,143
Posted By fierstf
Don't bother trying to buy an off road bike in...

Don't bother trying to buy an off road bike in Nepal. I lived there for a about 1 1/2 years and speaking from experience, it is not worth the effort. Follow mikenepal's advice and buy a bike in...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 56,617
Posted By fierstf
Smaller sizes for women as well

As a woman who wears a size 6 in men's boots, I have very few options. Women's boots are often geared for Harley riders. I can buy boy's boots but they are often cheap and uncomfortable. When I...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 26,581
Posted By fierstf
LD Comfort underwear

I have to disagree with this. I live in the Philippines and I find the LD Comfort to be amazing in hot weather. I sweat regardless when I'm on my bike. These do a good job of wicking. When I wear...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Well I probably can't get to Australia any...

Well I probably can't get to Australia any earlier than November. I still have 3 months on my lease here and I have a lot of other personal and professional business to take care of before I can...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Well hopefully I won't have as many spills as...

Well hopefully I won't have as many spills as your friends on my 800!

If you don't mind, i will send you a PM and get your contact info. I would be happy to meet another inmate on my journey.
...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
My ride for Oz

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/gkD3NgT5eCVu_qCYX617-t8-RFhXYgL_bVEulNlW55E=w288-h197-p-no

I am excited about riding this without the Manila traffic.
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Tradey, Thanks for the advice. I contacted...

Tradey,

Thanks for the advice. I contacted Toll marine. My only concern about shipping to Darwin is that I will probably need to spend a week or two there getting my paperwork sorted and the...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Thanks! That thread is a great inspiration. I...

Thanks! That thread is a great inspiration. I hope to be able to take up up on your offer in just a few months!
Forum: Australia 07-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Do you have the contact info for someone I can...

Do you have the contact info for someone I can email for a quote? I tried calling a local office in the Manila area but they were useless.
Forum: Australia 07-24-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Actually Manila is a city of 16+ million. Most...

Actually Manila is a city of 16+ million. Most people think the real number is closer to 20 million. I made the horrible mistake of trying to take a moto trip over Easter break when every single...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Thanks everyone. The idea of a big open country...

Thanks everyone. The idea of a big open country is so appealing to me after living in Manila for the last year!! I am from Colorado in the US so I really miss mountains, deserts, and nature in...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Well like I said, I just started thinking about...

Well like I said, I just started thinking about this so I have not made any specific plans. I can check and see if any particular destination is cheaper for shipping. However, as long as the bike...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By fierstf
Question Should I quit my job and run away to Oz?

Well I have been living and working in the Philippines for nearly a year now. Since I moved here I bought my dream bike and I have been getting it set up just right. I now have a 2010 BMW F800 GS...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,394
Posted By fierstf
I just found this thread! Wow, what an...

I just found this thread! Wow, what an adventure. The world has been changing so much in just the last few decades. It was great to step back in time with you.
Forum: Asia 02-15-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 212,155
Posted By fierstf
Finally got a big bike

Well, after nearly 6 months in Manila, I finally found my bike. I just bought a used 2010 BMW F800 GS. Let me know if anyone is up for a weekend ride to explore the area.

Thanks,
Frances
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,596
Posted By fierstf
Laugh Just be happy that you are not a whopping 5'4"...

Just be happy that you are not a whopping 5'4" tall like me. Options are even more limited when you are vertically challenged.
Forum: Asia 08-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 212,155
Posted By fierstf
Just moved to Manila

Hello everyone. My move has finally happened and I just landed in Manila in time for the horrible weather. It is hard to think about riding when most of the streets are submerged.

I was lucky...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By fierstf
Butler Motorcycle Maps!

Buy a CO map from Butler Maps: http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle-Road-Maps/

If you really want to explore CO, this map will help you pick the best and most scenic rides. I used it just a few...
Forum: Asia 05-17-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 212,155
Posted By fierstf
Awesome. I look forward to meeting everyone and...

Awesome. I look forward to meeting everyone and going out for my first ride in the Philippines!
Forum: Asia 05-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 212,155
Posted By fierstf
in Manila right now

I am an American woman who is currently visiting Manila. Is anyone planning to attend the Ducati Philippines event this weekend? I would like to go up there on Saturday if possible. Unfortunately...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,315
Posted By fierstf
I will be leaving the Denver/Boulder area on...

I will be leaving the Denver/Boulder area on Monday the 30th for a 2 week trip around CO, UT, and AZ. My first destination will be Moab. I am a woman traveling solo on my 2002 GS 650. I might also...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,478
Posted By fierstf
I took a similar tour in Bhutan in Oct 2011...

I took a similar tour in Bhutan in Oct 2011 (reverse direction through the country) and yes, we did drive over a suspension bridge, although there was a perfectly good vehicular bridge right next to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,611,340
Posted By fierstf
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EDVmmJaUqEM/Tk0...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EDVmmJaUqEM/Tk07URfF5VI/AAAAAAAAALo/8OpTYRaOdIw/s720/Fran_Sahara.JPG

Moroccan desert near Ouarzazate, November...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By fierstf
Who did you end up renting from? I often have...

Who did you end up renting from? I often have friends who want to rent bikes and it would be nice to have someone to refer them to.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,217
Posted By fierstf
permits

Did you need permits to enter some areas in Sikkim? If not, will I (being an American) need to get some? If so, what is involved in getting a permit? My time is short so I don't want to spend...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By fierstf
Thanks for the great ride report. I am getting...

Thanks for the great ride report. I am getting very excited! I am heading to Bhutan, Assam, and the West Bengal in October 2011. This is going to be absolutely amazing! :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,217
Posted By fierstf
I am doing a similar trip, although I am starting...

I am doing a similar trip, although I am starting in Bhutan. Here is my itinerary. I have to be guided while in Bhutan but at the end of my "official" tour I am using the same bike and riding...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By fierstf
Yep, hdog you raise many valid points. Of course...

Yep, hdog you raise many valid points. Of course bad things like that can always happen. However, I just had an AMAZING experience when I was traveling in Spain in June. I sent an email out...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,402
Posted By fierstf
It appears that New Enough changed their name to...

It appears that New Enough changed their name to MotorcycleGear.com in 2011. From the threads I have read, these guys seem to be great, especially for a person like me who does not have an option to...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By fierstf
BIKE SWAP: My bike in Colorado, USA for your bike in Australia/New Zealand

Hi, I own a BMW GS650 that is kept in Denver Colorado, USA. Most of the time my work keeps me traveling and away from home. My friend watches my bike while I am away but she barely rides it. It...
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