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Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,446
Posted By davey1212
Dennis, It was an honour and a pleasure to...

Dennis,

It was an honour and a pleasure to host and meet you while on your incredible journey. I was treated with great hospitality by a number of ADVriders' in the States last year so it was my...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,446
Posted By davey1212
Glad you are seeing & enjoying yourself and pics...

Glad you are seeing & enjoying yourself and pics are great. You will get used to riding on the correct side of the road and you will wonder why the rest of the world doesn't do the same !!!!!!!!! ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,446
Posted By davey1212
New Country !!

HI, It looks like you have landed so welcome to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. Hope getting the bike through customs is ok.
See you soon(ish).
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,446
Posted By davey1212
A Couch !!

Dennis, If I am at home when you are in the South West of England you certainly have a bed for the night......and maybe a dark ale or two !! Your plan is fantastic and I hope it is everything you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,579
Posted By davey1212
Now caught up and it's a real page turner so keep...

Now caught up and it's a real page turner so keep us entertained. Well written and good humour to boot so...............I want more !!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
HWunger," "... one of the planes that...

HWunger,"

"... one of the planes that dropped bombs on the HMS Plymouth. None of the bombs that struck the ship exploded..."

too bad .... Thatcher threatened nukes over Cordoba if Mitterand...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
ps. Give my regards to Sandra and Javier. tell...

ps. Give my regards to Sandra and Javier. tell them I expect to get to the Ace Cafe at the end of next month so he will have his "stuff" soon.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Well, I hope you are adding something in it...

Well, I hope you are adding something in it yourself. Have just placed a congrats to your thread so hope you are comfortable there and looking forward to getting home and, as everyone said to me,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Congratulations !!!!!!!!!

Dave, Yours has been an epic adventure with, as I have said before, fantastic reporting in terms of data, story and pictures...........one of the all time greats on ADV. You have made it look...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Dave, I wrote to you on, what I thought was...

Dave,
I wrote to you on, what I thought was your e mail address, but you may not have received it.
Hope you had a great break with Wanitta and are looking forward to the rest of the ride.....just...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Dave, Hope you are feeling better and it is a...

Dave, Hope you are feeling better and it is a shame that you are having so much rain. Wish I was still there but your reporting, as usual, is superb and I really look forward to your posts. Safe...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Ahhhhh ! Panama House...happy memories !! You...

Ahhhhh ! Panama House...happy memories !!
You will hate The Stahlratte ! Beer, rum, good food, the islands, swimming, warm sea. I am beginning to dislike you, Dave.
Try to sleep on the BBQ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Hi Dave, I have been home for two weeks now and...

Hi Dave,
I have been home for two weeks now and just about caught up on everything. Your reporting is, as I have said before, fantastic and the video of the border crossing from Nicaragua to Costa...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 252 Total 19,952 Knew I had a long...

Miles 252 Total 19,952

Knew I had a long day in the Atacama Desert today with 206 miles between fuel stop so was up ear;y, had a chat with Jayne on Skype then to gas station to get extra bottle...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 191 Total 19,701 Border day so up...

Miles 191 Total 19,701


Border day so up early, collected the bike, 23 miles to the scary place and........I was through in 45 minutes !! Everyone was great, friendly and the guy who issued the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By davey1212
What a superb trip. As if there wasn't already a...

What a superb trip. As if there wasn't already a great reason to go to the Lake District !!

Great report and, as I am currently in a desert, it made me homesick.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,704
Posted By davey1212
A great start so far. Holy Island is really worth...

A great start so far. Holy Island is really worth a visit but don't forget St Mary's Island, Whitley Bay....not a castle but scenic.
As someone said on this site "there is no such thing as bad...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 301 Total 19,510 I have seen more...

Miles 301 Total 19,510

I have seen more desert that T.E.Lawrence !!


Asleep by 09-00 last night as the power was out about 20.45 and I needed to be up early. The hostel was also a restaurant...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 200 Total 19,209 On the road after...

Miles 200 Total 19,209


On the road after a breakfast of cheese rolls and melon juice and into the desert straight away. It was cool, murky and became murkier as I travelled south. Mostly long...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Dave, Superb thread and have been reading it from...

Dave, Superb thread and have been reading it from the start. Far superior to mine, I must say, and I don.t know how you find the time to do it all. hope you continue to enjoy it all ( I am coming to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,264
Posted By davey1212
Well, Mr Scatland, I wish you the best of luck...

Well, Mr Scatland, I wish you the best of luck with the ride and the weather....October through Scotland & England...you could be lucky. Just enjoy everything and remember, most of the readers will...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 355 Total 19,009 Turned the bike...

Miles 355 Total 19,009


Turned the bike around in the old, tiled hallway, asked the guys to open the large wooden doors and rode out of the hotel at about 07-00 and immediately into the Lima...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 234 Total 18,216 Delayed start to the...

Miles 234 Total 18,216

Delayed start to the day as my tank bag decided to give up after 5 months on the road. It has been playing up for a while but the zip decided "enough was enough" and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 219 Total 17,849 On the road at...

Miles 219 Total 17,849

On the road at 08-00 as no breakfast offered at the hostel ( which is normal) and I wanted to get close to the border so food could wait. Very cautious with the GPS but it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 165 Total 17,630 Not a great day !! ...

Miles 165 Total 17,630

Not a great day !! The Garmin GPS maps of Central & South America I bought before I left excluded certain countries including Ecuador. Paul, the Dutchie, dowloaded one he...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 108 Total 17,465 Spent yesterday...

Miles 108 Total 17,465


Spent yesterday in Quito getting a new battery for my GPS but, once fully charged, it would still not connect correctly to the fitted charger on the bike. The contact...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 208 Total 17,357 Out of the Hotel...

Miles 208 Total 17,357

Out of the Hotel and on the road by 7am and, luckily, found my way onto the Pan-Americana quite quickly. From there it was about 60 miles to the border on mainly mountain...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 226 Total 17,149 Had breakfast in...

Miles 226 Total 17,149

Had breakfast in the hotel then survived the traffic in the town of Cali. Bikes and Taxis got straight through red lights, although some do look first, and it is ok to go...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 239 Total 16,923 After a quick...

Miles 239 Total 16,923

After a quick breakfast with Armando I set off in warm sunshine with the expectation of getting half way to Cali due to the twisty mountain roads and truck traffic which...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
No, it does not apply to you as far as I am...

No, it does not apply to you as far as I am aware. I thought you were going from Mexico to Guatemala. Your report is great, by the way !!
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 205 Total 16,684 On the road at...

Miles 205 Total 16,684


On the road at about 8-15 and, with no city to get out of, we made good headway and the roads were good. Half the miles were covered by 11-00 so we stopped for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By davey1212
The Best Bike !!

Thanks for sharing. You chose the right bike so enjoy it and MANY more miles !!
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 70 Total 16,298 9th Sept Up early,...

Miles 70 Total 16,298
9th Sept

Up early, had a bit of breakfast and waited for the other riders to arrive...and waited....and waited ! We had agreed 7am but it was approaching 7.45 when Jonas...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Dave, as you will read, the Stahlratte trip is...

Dave, as you will read, the Stahlratte trip is great but the paperwork process in Columbia has been grim so hope yours is better. Not sure if you read it but the Banjercito you need to get your...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 8 Total 16,228 Woke up Saturday am...

Miles 8 Total 16,228

Woke up Saturday am to torrential rain so, after talking to Jayne on Skype packed the bike and headed for the Panama House Hostel, all the bikers sailing on the Stahlratte,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 260 Total 16,220 Set off at 08-00 on...

Miles 260 Total 16,220

Set off at 08-00 on a humid and cloudy day which was threatening rain from the start. Fair amount of traffic and one police checkpoint on the way but they were not a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 206 Total 15,960 Received an e...

Miles 206 Total 15,960


Received an e mail last night from Margaux & Olivier to say that they are only 45 miles away si I suggested we meet for breakfast. They had, however, already agreed to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 143,059
Posted By davey1212
Dave, Spooky !! I was in the same hotel and the...

Dave, Spooky !! I was in the same hotel and the pool water was green !!!! Yes it is hot there but be prepared as the border crossings in Central America are just as hot plus VERY humid. Be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Miles 83 Total 15,754 Went down to...

Miles 83 Total 15,754


Went down to breakfast and the only other person in there was an American talking to one of the owners so I sat with him. He now lives in Costa Rica and works in real...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,902
Posted By davey1212
Costa Rican Amigo !!

Great to meet you and I hope you enjoy my blog. Good luck in your own travels and if tou ever get to Great Britain, you know who to call. Grumpy
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