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Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 177,848
Posted By Cresta
Where next? A job in PR & Marketing at BMW HQ,...

Where next? A job in PR & Marketing at BMW HQ, Bracknell? :y0!


Congratulations btw, not many [foreigners] get to ride in China.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,530
Posted By Cresta
Congrats Nick. Very much looking forward to...

Congrats Nick.

Very much looking forward to reading your write up and appraisal of the Super Tenere.
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,521
Posted By Cresta
Thumb Love those French roads, absolutely stunning.

Love those French roads, absolutely stunning.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,530
Posted By Cresta
Incredible... what a marathon. Any issues...

Incredible... what a marathon.

Any issues with the Super10, Caroline?
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6,685
Views: 2,039,773
Posted By Cresta
Not being funny, but I recon you may well be...

Not being funny, but I recon you may well be needing that! :D

Looks good, though. Enjoying your RR.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,732,311
Posted By Cresta
Yes... and the obvious danger involved. It's way...

Yes... and the obvious danger involved. It's way back there....

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By Cresta
What ever happened to Fish?... and where is...

What ever happened to Fish?... and where is Alice's? :krusty
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 184,369
Posted By Cresta
...

Inspiring ride DB [as is CMs & MGs]. Thanks so much for taking the time & trouble to take us along.

I was wondering, do you think SA is doable on a normal road bike? I'm watching the kids on the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,297
Posted By Cresta
Nice ride, but I wouldn't do the Pyrenees in...

Nice ride, but I wouldn't do the Pyrenees in October... earlier is better.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 101,460
Posted By Cresta
Sunshine & showers predicted ... clearing, with...

Sunshine & showers predicted ... clearing, with 30ºC forecast for the w/end
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,732,311
Posted By Cresta
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Love your stuff Doug.

Have followed many of your rides, and exalt in the difference you inspire. Not a Hogg man myself but you quite evidently demonstrate anything is doable, & I love you for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,530
Posted By Cresta
Thumb ...

Go Nick Go!

Hoping you crack this m8!
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 113,135
Posted By Cresta
yep, never again!![/QUOTE] ..well, he's not...

yep, never again!![/QUOTE]

..well, he's not known for slouching on the job is he?



eh? :hmmmmm

Haven't seen any mention of that on his current record breaking blog-run, and he's using the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 906,559
Posted By Cresta
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Great ride report Kamchat! :D
Forum: Regional forums 06-05-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,726
Posted By Cresta
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/ten_bears/El...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/ten_bears/Elanathefraud.jpg


Some good photos although it was all completely contrived... actually, I think Doug's report was way better.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,520
Posted By Cresta
I agree, a DSLR is cumbersome, but you're there...

I agree, a DSLR is cumbersome, but you're there for what... a fraction of a blink within your own lifetime, so... get off, take it out, & take that camera shot. Memories fade, but the photos you take...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
well, that's a disappointment. So it is, then.

well, that's a disappointment. So it is, then.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
Hey...he's way back there...can't find it now......

Hey...he's way back there...can't find it now... but as I traveled with it, I noted the [great] man's words and thought at the time how relevant they are [were].

Please don't take my novice...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
It intrigues me that you say the 'trip wouldn't...

It intrigues me that you say the 'trip wouldn't offer all the solutions I hoped it would. And then of course dealing with the fallout of realising that it can't.'

... as that would imply you had a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,734
Posted By Cresta
awesome...& for a moment back there...with that...

awesome...& for a moment back there...with that crispy wintery, out-the-window shot you posted earlier, I thought for a brief, mind wobbling moment, this was just another mobius adventure.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 279,584
Posted By Cresta
They are. They're desperate to shift them....

They are. They're desperate to shift them. Styling of this lump hasn't helped its cred... from the initial hype of the cam driven original VFR, this bike has done nothing to enhance Homda's formula....
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 279,584
Posted By Cresta
What an odd thing to say. I regularly get 50+ mpg...

What an odd thing to say. I regularly get 50+ mpg from one of my [zx] zzr1100s. And that's from the bike that started the whole ST ball rolling... and it still shafts a VFR, new or old.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By Cresta
PS: Sea Foam is a great additive if your...

PS:

Sea Foam is a great additive if your parking up in v.hot, humid places like Florida... it'll preserve your fuel & stop the inside of the tank from rusting [presuming you leave it full].... and...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By Cresta
hehe In California you wont need ethanol in...

hehe

In California you wont need ethanol in your tank, but for carb'd big bores, particularly big kawasakis, carb icing is a huge problem during the winter months .... but with a 100:1 mix of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 180,017
Posted By Cresta
what an incredible waste of time... and...

what an incredible waste of time...


and talent.


[Great walk-through on the DIY btw]
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
so....erm.... what was your greatest fear then,...

so....erm.... what was your greatest fear then, and did it alter your life perspective?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 53,574
Posted By Cresta
Nice to see some shots of the silver coast, and...

Nice to see some shots of the silver coast, and sooooo much nicer than arid espania. Makes me wonder why folk even bother with Spain, but hey, oh... you have to, inorder to get the better bit:...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
A ride in the park, considering.

A ride in the park, considering.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,959
Posted By Cresta
OK, I have 5 garaged atm. But these would also...

OK, I have 5 garaged atm. But these would also make the squeeze:

• 998R Ducati
• An all new inline 4, shaft drive 650 – 800 cc ADV bike [any make]
• Eight more zzr1100s [Probably the best bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 81,169
Posted By Cresta
Just thought I'd copy correct your scribblings...

Just thought I'd copy correct your scribblings here. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,125
Posted By Cresta
It might well be, but he only does California &...

It might well be, but he only does California & is based there. Seriously, the bikes you've pitched together are leagues apart, and sure, of course, you can do it on anything.... just take a cursory...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
Just flicked through the many new photos you've...

Just flicked through the many new photos you've attached & am reluctant to say I wish you'd uploaded a load along with your narrative at the time... I know it's difficult... but the photography...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,310
Posted By Cresta
bugger... you're on now!!? I'll have to back...

bugger... you're on now!!? I'll have to back pedal pdq....


too late to get there, but my question would've been: What was your greatest fear – did you confront it, was it what you...
Forum: Face plant 01-23-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,860
Posted By Cresta
Happens all the time: folk see without actually...

Happens all the time: folk see without actually looking.

Glad you escaped this one. A heightened VIth sense will help, but that develops over years... you mention, seconds before the manouvre, you...
Forum: Face plant 01-23-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,907
Posted By Cresta
I broke my right clavicle earlier last year...

I broke my right clavicle earlier last year having clipped a curb at around 70. Up until that point, and after 30 years riding I'd never broken anything or been to hospital. During my formative years...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,233,967
Posted By Cresta
Cool.... nice one. She's not half bad...

Cool.... nice one.

She's not half bad either. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By Cresta
Yes! That's Peter just going out of shot in...

Yes!

That's Peter just going out of shot in the top photo followed by Clive, Peter's friend & long-time live-in lover. Ducan's the bloke on the left riding in the wrong lane [I know it's him as he...
Forum: Face plant 12-27-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,431
Posted By Cresta
No, no, noooo! Point missed entirely. ...

No, no, noooo! Point missed entirely.



High viz wouldn't have helped in any way. No doubt you had your headlight on, and even then she/he 'looked right through you'. You simply cannot rely on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,150
Posted By Cresta
That's more-or-less on the money. As a...

That's more-or-less on the money.

As a general rule of thumb we mandate a +20 rule, but this dilates as ambient speeds increase.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,143
Posted By Cresta
Thumbs down Quite an unremarkable piece of lane weaving ...

Quite an unremarkable piece of lane weaving
[not to be confused with lane splitting].
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