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Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
I eventually though did get back on the road and...

I eventually though did get back on the road and continue heading south through Portugal. Next stop was at a place called Conimbriga. Here you'll find some nice Roman ruins, with some beautiful...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Alright, here we go. So I'd last left off having...

Alright, here we go. So I'd last left off having arrived at Derk & Ineke's place. Like I said, there are the parents of a Dutch friend that I made last year while travelling through Germany. They...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Just stopped for the night in Piedrabuena, Spain...

Just stopped for the night in Piedrabuena, Spain ( about 300 kms south of Madrid). Damn its HOT!!!
I seem to have good wifi here so I'll try to get an update out tonight before going to bed. Here...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Camping out by the beach outside of Faro,...

Camping out by the beach outside of Faro, Portugal. Enjoying a few beers and the sights!
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Thank you for clearing that up about the toll...

Thank you for clearing that up about the toll roads! Glad I did not run into any patrol cars when I was on it the other day. Thank you also for the offer for help; I think I'm all set. I've been...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 25,907
Posted By XC Rider
Be sure to go by Muley Point at the top of the...

Be sure to go by Muley Point at the top of the Moki Dugway.

Have fun!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Santillana del Mar ...

Santillana del Mar

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
What a fantastic last couple of days since my...

What a fantastic last couple of days since my last update. Since I last posted, I've passed through the provinces of Asturias and Galicia in Spain, and have now entered Portugal. The weather has been...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
It's 12:15pm here where I am in Portugal, and...

It's 12:15pm here where I am in Portugal, and therefor 7:15am back in Virginia. Today I'm blessed to be relaxing at the home of the parents of some Dutch friends of mine. As beautiful as this place...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
My view this morning as I enjoy breakfast in the...

My view this morning as I enjoy breakfast in the wonderful company of Derk and Ineke (parents of Dutchgit).
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32,489
Views: 2,000,315
Posted By XC Rider
BMW & KTM badging!?

BMW & KTM badging!?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,686
Posted By XC Rider
Nice! :thumb I've given some serious thought to...

Nice! :thumb I've given some serious thought to a hack in the past but I tried a buddy's hack (turns out it was a KLR too) and I've must admit I was thrown quite a bit by how unlike a motorcycle it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
Wish I could be there in person. Please know that...

Wish I could be there in person. Please know that I'm there in thoughts and spirit. Hang in there brother, we all share your loss.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
More pictures from the above update: ...

More pictures from the above update:

Southern France, transitioning from the hilly wine country to the flat and sandy soil and pine tree farms.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
From France into Spain. So I last left of...

From France into Spain.

So I last left of having swung by the stones of Carnac. From here I wound my way south to the Isle of Oleron. It's a quaint island (the 2nd largest French island after...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
Kevin, you all have my most sincere condolences.

Kevin, you all have my most sincere condolences.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
Thinking of you.

Thinking of you.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
This is day two in Spain. I was not prepared for...

This is day two in Spain. I was not prepared for the amazing scenery and never ending miles and miles of twisty mountain roads! I'll try to put together an update with pics soon. In the mean time...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Cool link, thanks! I think you ought to know...

Cool link, thanks!

I think you ought to know that I'm one of those people who welcomes "intrusions" on my ride report! :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
They just call them fries, or frites in French.

They just call them fries, or frites in French.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Friday, June 19th. Mont Saint-Michel and the...

Friday, June 19th. Mont Saint-Michel and the Stones of Carnac.

Woke up to a beautiful and sun-shinny day! I waited as best I could for the morning dew to evaporate but eventually I just decided to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Thursday, June 18th. The Bayeux tapestry and the...

Thursday, June 18th. The Bayeux tapestry and the beaches of Normandy.

Woke up to a little rain. Needless to say there's nothing less motivating than rain when you're camping. However as I peaked...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Well I've been on the road for three days now, so...

Well I've been on the road for three days now, so I guess it's due time for an update! :evil One thing I want to make clear from the begining is that you shouldn't expect the daily updates like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
While thousands of miles may separate us, y'all...

While thousands of miles may separate us, y'all are never far from my heart and mind. I took a moment to pause and reflect today as I sat on Omaha beach in Normandy and watched the waves roll in....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Your friendly local bike shop. Last week...

Your friendly local bike shop.

Last week when I arrived, I took some time to sort out the bike and make sure that it was ready for another summer's worth of travel. One of the things that I needed...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
A little day ride to Bastogne. One day last...

A little day ride to Bastogne.

One day last week, I didn't have much to do and the weather was beautiful, and I was itching to take the bike for a ride. So I set off in a south westerly direction...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Spent the weekend in Liege with my cousin, her...

Spent the weekend in Liege with my cousin, her husband, and her two boys. Will be heading out on the road around Wednesday or so. Here's a little picture to tide you over; a view of La Boucle de...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
The garage floor where I kept the bike is...

The garage floor where I kept the bike is concrete and I didn't want to let the tires make contact with the floor for the 9 months that the bike would be siting still. In particular I wanted to avoid...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
Even though I'm several thousands of miles away,...

Even though I'm several thousands of miles away, I'm still checking in on you. I think you've got the right idea there with the custom made casket as opposed to some anonymous one made by who knows...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Arrived with just a few minutes of delay...

Arrived with just a few minutes of delay yesterday morning in Belgium. On the flight from Montreal to Brussels I had two nice surprises. First off, it turns out I was seated in an emergency exit...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Oooh, that sounds great Ard. I'll be in touch to...

Oooh, that sounds great Ard. I'll be in touch to get the specifics and give you and idea of when I may be there.


PS. Nice view in that picture.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
RTW Part II; June 2015- August 2015

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
I have no words...........just lots of admiration...

I have no words...........just lots of admiration for one of the strongest man I've ever met.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
Sorry to hear about the latest news Kevin.

Sorry to hear about the latest news Kevin.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
Just because I haven't posted up in a while does...

Just because I haven't posted up in a while does not mean that I have not been thinking about you (Rhonda, Kevin, Dan, and Beth). Y'all are in my thoughts every day and many times through out the day.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement...

Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement my friends. This school year has been an especially busy one, and I'm currently scrambling to finish up with all my work obligations, and all the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 66,337
Posted By XC Rider
EEEeeekkkk! I've been home for give or take 9...

EEEeeekkkk! I've been home for give or take 9 months, and I'm finally now finding the time to wrap up the end of my 2014 trip! A big reason for finishing it up is that in two weeks time (yes 14...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 57,432
Posted By XC Rider
I know how you feel Eddie. I've got 5 and a half...

I know how you feel Eddie. I've got 5 and a half more weeks before the "Summer of Denis" begins! :ricky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 57,432
Posted By XC Rider
Due to my hectic work schedule this week and...

Due to my hectic work schedule this week and weekend, I'm out. Wish I could get out and see everyone but it'll have to be another time. Stay warm and dry out there!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 127,728
Posted By XC Rider
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