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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 537,465
Posted By AadmanZ
Shikoku, Japan ...

Shikoku, Japan

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/SZM4C3PQckI/AAAAAAAAAe8/cgeZtW0hHmo/s800/IMG_2571%20%28Large%29.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
Yeah, he does, nothing to worry about there, it...

Yeah, he does, nothing to worry about there, it is just euhm.. 'interesting' to see what some of the drivers get up to..
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
I know it's not manly if it does not have dirt,...

I know it's not manly if it does not have dirt, but this is one nice road..
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/Ss-3T5CazRI/AAAAAAAABs4/_-5FgiApEOY/s640/PA040326.JPG
And some Italian driving..
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
Pretty villages everywhere you look.. ...

Pretty villages everywhere you look..

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/Ss-pSggWhPI/AAAAAAAABrc/GRYnWMThdi8/s640/P9270160.JPG
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
From there we moved on to Urbino and rode around...

From there we moved on to Urbino and rode around there for a couple of days..

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/Ss-qH1Y-TBI/AAAAAAAABsE/mcWeHpPWP2U/s640/P9300240.JPG

Pictures never do it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
In the park is also a massive high plateau..I...

In the park is also a massive high plateau..I guess these were a bit less "road" than we were supposed to be riding on, but we can't read italian..:D
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
The most amazing mountain scenery and a nice dirt...

The most amazing mountain scenery and a nice dirt road going along the edge of the mountain..

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/Ss-lCgrYt7I/AAAAAAAABqI/bEf5-jztneI/s720/P9280191.JPG
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
Next we moved a bit further East.. (Monte...

Next we moved a bit further East.. (Monte Sibillini National Park) It is not allowed to ride off road, since it is a national park, but the roads here are absolutely amazing..
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
So, on with the riding... First we went to...

So, on with the riding...

First we went to Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, on the border with Tuscany.. The local tourist office was nice enough to provide us with a map of mountain bike tracks :evil...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
Normally these ride reports are only about the...

Normally these ride reports are only about the bikes.. In this case the truck (well, sort of) took up a lot my energy (and money) before we could leave, so I guess it merits some attention..

The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By AadmanZ
Pasta and white roads...

The planning for trip has been erratic at best. We have considered South America, Central Asia, The US, Mexico.. These were all out of our league for time and financial reasons. :baldy Then we...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,357
Posted By AadmanZ
Just got back from a nice trip to Italy.. No...

Just got back from a nice trip to Italy.. No issues with the Tubliss..

Even with extremely low pressures the tire stays nicely on the rim.. (forgot to reinflate after running off road for a bit:D)
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,357
Posted By AadmanZ
Sorted! Air seems to stay in.. now for the...

Sorted!

Air seems to stay in.. now for the big test.. actually riding with them :)
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 235,944
Posted By AadmanZ
I know the feeling and found that I have gotten...

I know the feeling and found that I have gotten harder as I have seen more of it.

One thing I remember (better off) locals telling me in a number of countries is to never give money, always give...
Forum: EMEA 09-15-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By AadmanZ
I second the trip over Ronda, perhaps one of the...

I second the trip over Ronda, perhaps one of the best roads in the world..If possible ride down to Ubrique or even Alcala de los Gazules and then up through Ronda. Maybe combining that with a visit...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 539,615
Posted By AadmanZ
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/SG4OVJOTUPI/AAAA...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/SG4OVJOTUPI/AAAAAAAAAGY/K_g-ja9D5mQ/P1080084%20%28Large%29.JPG


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Td7XkigMJ7g/Sq4CHUd09WI/AAAAAAAABok/BxfdOP61SA4/s800/P1100147.JPG

Not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,605
Posted By AadmanZ
Great report, Algeria moving higher up the list...

Great report, Algeria moving higher up the list of places to visit.. :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,214
Posted By AadmanZ
And how would you know how the Japanese write...

And how would you know how the Japanese write that? :D That is the problem, you are supposed to get the ticket out of the vending machine before the very friendly and helpful (but non English...
Forum: EMEA 09-10-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By AadmanZ
2011? Talk about planning ahead. Visit the...

2011? Talk about planning ahead.

Visit the museum in Berchtesgaden.. Not only the house on the mountain, but the actual museum.. Very impressive.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By AadmanZ
I use a bluetooth system called interphone....

I use a bluetooth system called interphone. Reasonably affordable, if you read (and follow) the manual it is pretty straightforward. I have tried CB's with and without Autocom, but all the added...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,357
Posted By AadmanZ
Hi All, I installed a Tubliss on my...

Hi All,

I installed a Tubliss on my (DRZ400s) front wheel yesterday, I think I managed reasonably well, considering it is the first time I ever changed a tyre by hand.

It seems though that the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,214
Posted By AadmanZ
Problem is, you can't read the machines either.....

Problem is, you can't read the machines either.. I remember trying to get a haircut..
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,214
Posted By AadmanZ
Very jealous of the visit to the Honda museum at...

Very jealous of the visit to the Honda museum at the Twin Rings..

It's been a long time wish to go there. Well, to go to Japan again is a big wish in itself. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,199
Posted By AadmanZ
The guide (Torotrail) in Spain to my girlfriend...

The guide (Torotrail) in Spain to my girlfriend after the third pretty big crash.. (While she gets right up and trying to pick up the bike)

"I gotta give it to you, You bounce well.."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By AadmanZ
That, or some other Honda.. (my current Fireblade...

That, or some other Honda.. (my current Fireblade would be a good contender)
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By AadmanZ
:cry I have actually bought something like that...

:cry I have actually bought something like that when I travelled through Oz to scare the Roos away.

It did work though:D, never hit a single Kangaroo
Forum: Europe 09-02-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,627
Posted By AadmanZ
You lucky bastard! Great riding out there,...

You lucky bastard!

Great riding out there, great food, lovely people.. i would suggest getting a bike that is a bit more nimble than the Harley, not sure where you are from, but in that part of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,485
Posted By AadmanZ
That excercise has boosted my confidence on dirt...

That excercise has boosted my confidence on dirt to an incredible amount and actually saved me on the tar in the rain as well..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,687
Posted By AadmanZ
:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,956
Posted By AadmanZ
We have no hills.. :waysad ...

We have no hills.. :waysad

http://www.blauwgestreept.nl/images/20080412083801_typisch_hollands_landschap.jpg

But I have coasted down a mountain in Spain when my rectifier blew up.. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,485
Posted By AadmanZ
Bring a small pump, deflate the tyres (a bit)...

Bring a small pump, deflate the tyres (a bit) before hitting the dirt.. and reinflate when getting to the tar.. Should make the ride much more manageable.
Forum: Europe 08-27-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By AadmanZ
Further south I can (highly) recommend...

Further south I can (highly) recommend torotrail(.com)
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 649,528
Posted By AadmanZ
Cool, I was a bit worried that the title of the...

Cool, I was a bit worried that the title of the RR would be a bit too close to the truth.

Weird to be able to follow this stuff from the other side of the world.
Forum: EMEA 08-17-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By AadmanZ
And then there is the traffic indeed..

And then there is the traffic indeed..
Forum: EMEA 08-13-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By AadmanZ
As much as I like living here, don't bother with...

As much as I like living here, don't bother with riding your bike through Holland. It's flat and subsequently, 99% of the roads are straight as an arrow.:D
Forum: EMEA 08-13-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By AadmanZ
I see that plan to fly out, but remember that you...

I see that plan to fly out, but remember that you will have no other choice. I have understood on another forum (psst don't tell: horizonsunlimited) that once in Israel, if indeed you make it in, is...
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AadmanZ
Holland... Last year we were at 2 euros a...

Holland...

Last year we were at 2 euros a liter, that's right, 10! :eek1 dollars per gallon. Right now it's at 1,50 (8$/Gal)
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AadmanZ
You lucky bastards, for us the gas in Spain is...

You lucky bastards, for us the gas in Spain is cheap. :eek1
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AadmanZ
Damn, I thought you were riding for two weeks,...

Damn, I thought you were riding for two weeks, but rereading your post I see that you are in Spain for a total of two weeks... Forget the south mate.. That would turn it into the ultimate...
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AadmanZ
I don't have time to check it now, but believe...

I don't have time to check it now, but believe that www.viamichelin.com calculates the tollroads..
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