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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 185,227
Posted By GypsyRider
Hope you're OK after your (second) accident...

Hi Robert,
I just read DavidFL's message that he posted on the GT-R board tonight with the news that you just had an accident (with a tractor?). Hope you're OK and that your new bike isn't too...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 485,433
Posted By GypsyRider
So you've bumped into Maxvert again...

Allan,
You bumping into Mark and Bonnie (from Idaho, on their 950) is proving again that wherever you go, even at the end of the world, you'll encounter someone from the ADVR fraternity. But since...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 485,433
Posted By GypsyRider
Congratulations, buddy!

WOW! What an amazing ride, Allan!! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me (you know me, still wishing to slow down, and still miserably failing…), but reaching this milestone requires a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 77,000
Posted By GypsyRider
Wink Are you already leaving us?

Hi Team FTB,
Wonder who has given you this idea? Is there something wrong with the women in Thailand?:wink: Maybe we should ride down there together...

Anyway, don't tell me that I'm already...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Thumb In fact, I was getting a crash course on how to...

In fact, I was getting a crash course on how to change the oil on your dirt bike when you are a paraplegic. Gaspipe's demonstration was impressive. In a split second he threw his svelte 225 lbs into...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
What a stuff up!

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GP, someone should point out your threads on ADVR to Jimmy Lewis. I am convinced you would boost readership at DirtRider magazine tremendously if you'd be writing for them. You really have the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 485,433
Posted By GypsyRider
Best wishes from Thailand!

Hi Allan & Miah,

First of all, my best wishes for the new year to both of you! I'm glad to read you guys are doing well. Funny how life (on the road) goes. There you are, one year later, and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Funny thing happened this morning at our office. ...

Funny thing happened this morning at our office. When GypsyWife, working at her desk next to mine, looked up from her computer screen and glanced for a second at mine (probably to check whether I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,488
Posted By GypsyRider
OK, I'll be around when you call. :ear I'm...

OK, I'll be around when you call. :ear
I'm just going over the BRP's part list that you wrote out and which I've put in a MS Word table, to see if there's anything that needs to be added. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,488
Posted By GypsyRider
Jee, Gaspipe, you're sure not wasting time. ...

Jee, Gaspipe, you're sure not wasting time. Barely touched ground after returning from Thailand and off you go buying a new scoot. What a beauty! You've made an excellent choice! Sure am glad...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Guess you can't blame "Stovepipe" for ignoring...

Guess you can't blame "Stovepipe" for ignoring stop signs in Thailand. They're written in Thai script, could just as well have been in Chinese for that matter, it's totally incomprehensible, even...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
What are stop signs? :lol2

What are stop signs?
:lol2
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2007, 03:37 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Talking Good thing that I was wearing a shirt that day,...

Good thing that I was wearing a shirt that day, out of courtesy to Gaswife. Usually it's only shorts and flip-flops.

As for the helmet that day, it only came out of the closet as I didn't want to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Yes, dutch2004, I agree, riding in India is...

Yes, dutch2004, I agree, riding in India is certainly not for the faint of heart. The 6-month odyssey across the Indian subcontinent was the only part of our 2-year motorcycle trip across Africa and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
I agree with you, Bicycle Phil, riding in India...

I agree with you, Bicycle Phil, riding in India is an unforgettable experience. In the early nineties, Niki (or Gypsywife as Gaspipe would say) and I spent 6 months cruising around India and Nepal...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Yep, Bruce and I are planning a little ride up...

Yep, Bruce and I are planning a little ride up into the Himalaya's in the not so distant future. Our Bar Asylum Run '06 buddies Leewildwater (my wing man) and JJonz are keen on joining us in this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 42,178
Posted By GypsyRider
Hi Bean Tickler, It was indeed Gaspipe (on...

Hi Bean Tickler,

It was indeed Gaspipe (on one of my 450 EXC's), Christophe (a French friend of mine on a KLX650 who is one of the best enduro riders in Thailand), and myself who bumped into your...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,862
Posted By GypsyRider
Forgot to add that washing the 661 pressure suit...

Forgot to add that washing the 661 pressure suit in the laundry machine is indeed no problem. The only thing is that, as we have a front-loader, I do have to unzip and separate the back protector...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,862
Posted By GypsyRider
Hi Bean Tickler, I'm Gaspipe's buddy in...

Hi Bean Tickler,

I'm Gaspipe's buddy in Chiang Mai, and I'm a bit surprised that we've never met while you were here. I read your comments in the "Gaspipe goes to Thailand..." ride report...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 56,009
Posted By GypsyRider
Dreaming of Mexico...

Gaspipe,
Thanks for sharing once again your great adventures with those of us who couldn't make it this time. Only caught up with this ride report just now, as I was neck deep in work after my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 94,593
Posted By GypsyRider
Wow! Bruce, I am glad you walked away unscathed...

Wow! Bruce, I am glad you walked away unscathed from that encounter with bambie. You're lucky that you didn't crash and hurt yourself.

Again, thanks (also to LVR, JJonz, et al.) for taking the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2006, 04:53 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 94,593
Posted By GypsyRider
Gaspipes guides to gravel rides!

I couldn't agree more. With a title like that, it's bound to be a bestseller!

At the rate Bruce is doing (and planning!) rides, it is going to be a series of guide books. Probably covering rides...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 94,593
Posted By GypsyRider
Thanks for sharing another dream ride...

Bruce, Mike, Jeff et al.: Thanks for sharing this well-told and inspiring travelogue, it kept me up half the night trying to catch up (I read the first posts by Bruce when I was still in Hanoi ), but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By GypsyRider
By the way...

By the way... there is already a fair amount of 'mixing' or 'overlap' between ADVR and HU, as many regular ADVR contributors like Gaspipe, Lasvegasrider, K7, WorldRider, the Ibarra brothers are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By GypsyRider
There is a such a forum... on Horizons Unlimited

Hi Django Loco,

It surprises me that no-one has mentioned yet that there already exists such a forum (several, in fact) with extensive information one this subject. It's on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 259,443
Posted By GypsyRider
Laugh Gaspipe, who needs a career, if you can go ADVRiding?

Gaspipe & BigDog,

Absolutely Brilliant Stuff! You know, the kind that dreams are made of... at least my dreams!

Really got me daydreaming in the middle of the night, couldn’t catch sleep...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By GypsyRider
Gaspipe's stable count

MaddBrit, I think Bruce doesn't know the exact number himself, but last time I asked him he thought it was something like 25 bikes, and all in riding condition! What completely flabbergasted me...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By GypsyRider
Dreaming our plans... or planning our dreams?

I'm glad you're still up for it, Bruce.:clap I was starting to get afraid that with your riding calendar reading like a non-stop ADVR Bible (Trans-Am Trail in June, Continental Divide in Aug/Sep,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2006, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By GypsyRider
:D Bruce & Lee, this picture exemplifies why I...

:D Bruce & Lee, this picture exemplifies why I love riding with you guys: always fun & laughter, on and off the bikes! Just seeing Lee in his Lowrider 77 shirt is enough to put a big smile on my...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 65,820
Posted By GypsyRider
Where do you get all these monkey pictures from? ...

Where do you get all these monkey pictures from? Yeah... the photo monkey! Could have guessed that one, couldn't I?

Lee, what are you up to telling the world about our private consultations with...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 65,820
Posted By GypsyRider
Wink Surfacing from the neck-deep work-swamp I'm in...

Hi Fellow Baja(j) Asylum Runners,

Just a quick one to let you know that I regret not having the time to join in writing this RR. I dreaded returning to Santa Barbara, as I knew work was waiting to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Thumb Jerome, stop! You're just too hilarious! You're killing us!

Jerome,

Your funny stories are the best medicine for anyone who had a very long and not very exciting all-work-and-no-play day (was the case for me today here in Tucson). Reading your last post...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Laugh It's a pleasure helping out a mate! Hope you...

It's a pleasure helping out a mate! Hope you have a safe trip to Bujumbura and beyond. JL and JC will probably be able to advise you on the route to/through Rwanda. If I remember well, JL has...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2006, 01:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Jerome & Fred go yachting from Tanzania to Burundi ...

Jerome, somehow I can perfectly picture you sailing into the sunset down Lake Tanganyika <st1:place></st1:place>aboard your private yacht! You are the archetypical eccentric Englishman who might...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
3 KTM's crossing Sudan at night reminds me of 3 guys night-diving among crocodiles...

They must have been Englishmen (and mad dogs!). But what a fantastic anecdote! The 'riding at night without lights' reminds me of an utterly foolish but unforgettable scuba-diving stunt that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Watch out for hippo's on the road in Bujumbura

Forgot to tell you one thing. When riding around after dark in the capital, pay special attention in the area bordering the lake, as the hippo's come out of the lake at night to go grazing on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Info on Tanzania-Burundi border crossing & Lake Tanganyika ferry

Hi Jerome,
Got a phone call from Jean-Luc yesterday (he’s still in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Belgium</st1:place></st1:country-region>, until next Monday) and we discussed the issues you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2006, 08:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Thumb Africa, Oh Africa...

I have never taken the MV Liemba ferry, as we had the chance of getting a ride (incl. our bikes) with cargo vessels that go back and forth between Bujumbura and Mpulungu. The Greek family who owned...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
Ah, Jerome, I see you fondly remember that night...

Ah, Jerome, I see you fondly remember that night too. Boy, did we have fun in Mexico! Those were the days, weren't they?!


Wait till you get to Thailand, and heading for extinction will be...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,662
Posted By GypsyRider
RE: "I Love The Smell of Coffee In The Morning"

Jerome,

Re-reading the hilarious "I Love The Smell of Coffee In The Morning" journal entry brightened up my morning and already made my day, what a gem! There's no doubt that you should indeed...
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