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Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Bikes of the Stella alpina

A slow walk around the makeshift campsite revealed a true sense of what the rally is about. There was every type of bike imaginable.
Ok, so a large gathering of adventure bikes and off road thumpers...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Briancon to Stella Alpina campsite.

Saturday 13th July.
Route for the day, head up to the Col d'Izoard and then turn around and ride over the border into Bardonecchia, stop for lunch and then head up to the campsite for the rally...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 3 Chambery to Briancon.

A short ride of 200km or so but on the good side its all on nice twisty alpine roads, the sun is shining and all the high passes were well cleared of snow.

First up is col du Glandon 1924m....
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
A Stella trip to the Alps

Hey inmates, I'm going to post a RR on my summer trip to the alps back in July, hope you enjoy.

Its was a solo trip from Ireland to the Stella Alpina rally in the Italian Alps and back taking in...
Forum: EMEA 08-31-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Enjoy the trip.

Hiya kayakerbiker,

You need to have pics hosted on another site like smugmug or Flickr, etc. then post the link to the photo in your thread text box when creating a post.

Another option is to...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 563,320
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
A brief appearance of sunshine and a Tiger on the...

A brief appearance of sunshine and a Tiger on the Beara Peninsula, Ireland.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/30/me9uhy9u.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/30/3uba2y2u.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Looking forward to this RR fellas. A part of the...

Looking forward to this RR fellas. A part of the world I long to travel on a bike. Enjoy.
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,061
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Great pics and nice RR. It's always a nice...

Great pics and nice RR.
It's always a nice feeling to see our country through the eyes of a fellow ADVrider. I sometimes take these roads and the wild Atlantic coast for granted, and moan about the...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 563,320
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Wow the landscape looks great with some snow,...

Wow the landscape looks great with some snow, less than 2 weeks between our photos!
Stunning place to visit on almost any bike, even a Beemer :rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 563,320
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Some pics of the tiger in morocco. ...

Some pics of the tiger in morocco.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/12/e4ehepe4.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/12/py7u9ame.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/12/ma6upave.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Thanks Don T, glad you enjoyed the RR, ...

Thanks Don T, glad you enjoyed the RR,

Researching future trips is a great part of the adventure, you will love Morocco, it has something for everyone and never fails to satisfy the wanderlust in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 1,611,886
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Sorry this happened you in my city.

As an advrider subscriber on this site and in Dublin I'm embarrassed this has happened you in the city I grew up in and a city I like so much.
Dublin is not without it's crime, but crime against...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,185
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Great pics, looks like fantastic place to ride. ...

Great pics, looks like fantastic place to ride.
The picture with the peak that appears to have an arch close to the summit, is that peak Charles or a different one? Looks interesting for a hike.
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 563,320
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Tiger in the Burren

Had a nice spin on the bike down to the Burren, Co Clare about three weeks ago. Here's a few photos.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/7061805963/" title="Tiger 800xc by gormedic, on...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 563,320
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
2012, year of the Tiger, it is for me.

Buying the bike is only half the fun, the expensive bit starts now, now where's the extras brochure.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/6643447305/" title="Tiger 1 by gormedic, on...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,430,345
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Another Tiger released.

Picked up my tiger 800xc yesterday.
Can't wait for the break in period to be over, this cat is purring to go.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/6643425107/" title="Tiger 17 by...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 563,320
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Another tiger taken off the endangered list!

Damn you all, worst thing I ever did was start looking at this thread!

Test rode the XC 2 months ago and couldn't rest until I scrounged the money to buy one. Old bike went on sale day after test...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 143,438
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Home and abroad

Here's some pics of my alp at home and on holidays.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/4524807274/" title="Transalp in Wicklow mountains by gormedic, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 98,305
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Hook Head Lighthouse, Hook Peninsula Co. Wexford,...

Hook Head Lighthouse, Hook Peninsula Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Apparently the oldest lighthouse in the world, and half of the saying "By Hook or by Crook" which has its origins in the same area.
I''m...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Thanks Gustavo, I too loved riding through places...

Thanks Gustavo, I too loved riding through places in Morocco that I had read about in other peoples RR's. In fact it was reading lots of Morocco RR's that inspired me to go there in the first place....
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 9. Taliouine to Marrakesh 250km. Today...

Day 9. Taliouine to Marrakesh 250km.

Today we ride over the Tizi'n'test pass and then continue on into Marrakesh. This finishes our time spent in the mountains and deserts of Morocco, and what a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 8. Boumalne Dades to Taliouine 320km, via Ait...

Day 8. Boumalne Dades to Taliouine 320km, via Ait Ben Haddou.

This morning we left our flintstones hotel in Dades a bit fresher than usual thanks to a well need left breakfast. It was just after...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 237,136
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
:lurk Subscribed, looking forward to your...

:lurk
Subscribed, looking forward to your journey.
Are you travelling the West coastline of Africa all the way?
Keep the pics coming.
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 7, Todra Gorge. 300km, high point 2670m. ...

Day 7, Todra Gorge. 300km, high point 2670m.

As most people are tired we decided that today would be a rest day, people could go off and explore on their own or in the group or whatever. So with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Thanks for the encouraging posts fellas. Just...

Thanks for the encouraging posts fellas.
Just to reply to some of your questions:

Purplesage: we didn't meet any undesirables in Asilah but I could see the potential was there and its not a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Wicked And more. <a...

And more.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/5713040908/" title="Morocco Motorbike tour by gormedic, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Time for a more pics. So after arriving at...

Time for a more pics.

So after arriving at the Palais Des Dunes I set about trying to fix my broken pannier. The locking mechanism on the givi pannier had broken during the earlier fall. The box...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 4, After three days of terrible weather...

Day 4,

After three days of terrible weather we awoke to this:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/5712459799/" title="Morocco Motorbike tour by gormedic, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 3, May 2nd. 340km from Fes to Er-rachidia. ...

Day 3, May 2nd.
340km from Fes to Er-rachidia.
Today we awoke to sunshine, but by the time I hopped into and out of the shower it was raining. Got dressed and went down for breakfast, it was sunny...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Day 2. 1st May. Awoke after a a pretty good...

Day 2. 1st May.

Awoke after a a pretty good sleep considering we'd just spent the night in Fawlty Towers of Asilah. I mean this place was dire even by Moroccan standards, camping would have been a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Saturday 30 April. Arrive in Malaga and take a...

Saturday 30 April.
Arrive in Malaga and take a short taxi ride out to where the bikes have been unloaded awaiting our arrival.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/5712447449/"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Okay, pics seem to loading fine so far. 21...

Okay, pics seem to loading fine so far.

21 April 2011
So with all the preparation complete and the bikes loaded onto a truck we sit back and watch the clock slowly inch its way forward. At least...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,499
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Morocco Rocks!

Making the step from lurker to poster, so bear with me if I screw up!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3624/5712473049_c1eb3bb69a_z.jpg

Trip: 10 days in Morocco.
Who? 10 Irish guys on a...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 143,438
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Recent trip to Morocco

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/5713041672_1213bbba30_z.jpg

Working on a ride report, will post it as soon as I get all my photos in proper order.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Transalp in the lap of the Gods.

Hello everyone.

Picked up my bike last Tuesday. On the way to the Honda dealers I noticed a weird cloud shape and snapped a quick shot with my phone camera. I think it looks like the Honda wing...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,851
Posted By The Blue Kazoo
Dia Dhuit ADV riders.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gormedic/4524197771/sizes/l/
Hey everyone, just signing in to say hello and post a pic of my bike, picked her up yesterday and loving it. ...
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