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Forum: Europe 05-16-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Maybe some netting over me and the bike for the...

Maybe some netting over me and the bike for the whole trip :norton
Forum: Europe 05-16-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Maybe I should buy shares in the company that...

Maybe I should buy shares in the company that makes Deet :huh:D
Forum: Europe 05-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Good job I'm wearing Halvarssons and packing a...

Good job I'm wearing Halvarssons and packing a Keis for the riding :D:evil
Forum: Europe 05-15-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Very good tip and you ( and others ) are being...

Very good tip and you ( and others ) are being very helpful. thank you.

Can't wait to get on the road :D
Forum: Europe 05-14-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
I've already changed my original route to include...

I've already changed my original route to include Lysebotn :D

I still have about eight weeks until I leave, so there's plenty of time to try and route all these suggestions....although I do only...
Forum: Europe 05-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
I'm already itching to get started :D Thanks...

I'm already itching to get started :D

Thanks for some more suggestions of places to try. I had ( I can't find it now ) a great, large map of Norway and almost everywhere looks brilliant to ride. I...
Forum: Europe 05-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
I hadn't seen that, but I'll definitely have a...

I hadn't seen that, but I'll definitely have a good look through :)
Thanks


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Forum: Europe 05-13-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Thank you for the offer. If I end up coming that...

Thank you for the offer. If I end up coming that far west, I'll give you a shout beforehand :)

I think I'll have to bring some red wine and vodka over with me on the ferry from UK ;)


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Forum: Europe 05-12-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Some great info there, thanks Don T

Some great info there, thanks Don T
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,451
Posted By DonVulpes
They're an excellent idea. Shame I can't find...

They're an excellent idea. Shame I can't find anything like that in the UK :cry
Forum: Europe 05-10-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
If time allows, it certainly looks worth a look.

If time allows, it certainly looks worth a look.
Forum: Europe 05-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
I hope you're going to do a RR, so I can see how...

I hope you're going to do a RR, so I can see how it went. :D

Your reasoning is exactly mine. I was thinking about the ferry from Denmark to Norway, but the ride round to Oslo looks easy from...
Forum: Europe 05-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
I'm going to visit the 'Big 3' of the former...

I'm going to visit the 'Big 3' of the former soviet Baltic states and assuming time allows, I'll be able to spend long enough there to really explore.

The plan for that trip is Denmark, Sweden,...
Forum: Europe 05-08-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Thank you for the replies :D High Country...

Thank you for the replies :D

High Country Herb: I'll be missing Helsinki this time, but it's on the list for my Russia/Baltics trip. Love fresh fish, so I'll definitely try that out.

Old Bear:...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Thanks. Really looking forward to trying the...

Thanks.

Really looking forward to trying the local food and especially cooking up something while I'm camping.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,538
Posted By DonVulpes
They won't last long enough for a single trip for...

They won't last long enough for a single trip for me ( I'll be using the tracking feature and batteries will only last a week or so ). In Europe getting batteries won't be an issue, but I imagine...
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Heading off to Scandinavia - Any tips

In mid-July, I shall be getting off the ferry at Esbjerg, Denmark and after hopping over the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, I'll be heading up to Nordkapp, via Oslo, Bergen, Molde, Tondheim and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-05-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,538
Posted By DonVulpes
Sorry if this has already been covered, but I...

Sorry if this has already been covered, but I tried a search and couldn't anything and 230+ pages on this thread was starting to turn me blind :huh

I have the Spot Connect and I'm looking to see...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By DonVulpes
My Keis heated waistcoat is a lot less bulky than...

My Keis heated waistcoat is a lot less bulky than my Gerbing jacket liner.
It's now my preferred option, unless it's going to be really cold and I'll need the heated gloves too :vardy
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,506
Posted By DonVulpes
I used mine on the banks of Loch Lomond, during a...

I used mine on the banks of Loch Lomond, during a REALLY windy night. The tent is designed to flex and that was tested to the limit on this night. As long as it's guyed out correctly there isn't any...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,171
Posted By DonVulpes
Excellent report and great pics too.:clap I...

Excellent report and great pics too.:clap

I have the same tent and had the same issues, over the summer. I wanted to leave both J doors open at the top, to aid ventilation, but it was always...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,854
Posted By DonVulpes
Thanks for sharing. Enjoying the write-up :)

Thanks for sharing. Enjoying the write-up :)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-22-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 471,469
Posted By DonVulpes
Loads of fantastic pics in here. Loving the...

Loads of fantastic pics in here. Loving the variety and great locations.

http://www.foxiles.co.uk/berlin.jpg

City Camping site in Berlin.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,462
Posted By DonVulpes
Thank you Steve.:clap I had been trying to...

Thank you Steve.:clap

I had been trying to decide where to go ( Scandinavia and beyond, the Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites or maybe the good old US of A ) on my next tour and this thread has made my...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 987,708
Posted By DonVulpes
Resting up on the shore on the Mohnesee in...

Resting up on the shore on the Mohnesee in Germany, on the way round my recent European loop.

Bike was faultless and the tyres ( Dunlop TrailMax TR91 ) were superb and very hard wearing. Maybe a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 245,801
Posted By DonVulpes
You are both a great inspiration to anyone...

You are both a great inspiration to anyone thinking of doing their own trip.:D

I thought I suffered, riding around Eastern Europe in 40 degree heat on the Liger's bigger cousin this summer, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By DonVulpes
Subscribed :)

Subscribed :)
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,768
Posted By DonVulpes
Loved reading this and looking at the pics :)

Loved reading this and looking at the pics :)
Forum: EMEA 06-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By DonVulpes
I have included a few pairs of surgical gloves in...

I have included a few pairs of surgical gloves in my pack-up.

It might sound a bit 'soft' but if you need to work on your bike, cleaning your hands to cook/eat afterwards is so much easier of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,075
Posted By DonVulpes
That's brilliant, thanks :clap:clap I was...

That's brilliant, thanks :clap:clap

I was following Garmin's instructions, which weren't helping.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,075
Posted By DonVulpes
I'd like to simply be able to add POIs to the...

I'd like to simply be able to add POIs to the Zumo 660 I'm going to be using, direct from Google Maps.

I have asked for suggestions of places to visit when I tour Europe in summer and it would be...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 987,708
Posted By DonVulpes
I have nearly 11k on mine.....and exactly the...

I have nearly 11k on mine.....and exactly the same thinking...it's doing 4k round Europe this summer and loads more before the warranty runs out....I'll make a decision over winter, when it's more...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 471,469
Posted By DonVulpes
My Tex and the 'Travelling Twinkie' Overkill...

My Tex and the 'Travelling Twinkie'

Overkill for one person ? Quite possibly, but I'm too old and sore in the joints to not expect some comfort :rofl

http://www.foxiles.co.uk/scotland.jpg
Forum: EMEA 06-12-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DonVulpes
Thank you ( And GiorgioXT ) that's a definite add...

Thank you ( And GiorgioXT ) that's a definite add to the itinerary.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,792
Posted By DonVulpes
Subscribed :) Have a great trip.

Subscribed :)

Have a great trip.
Forum: EMEA 06-08-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DonVulpes
Thanks for the suggestions :) The cities are...

Thanks for the suggestions :)

The cities are mostly only for waypoints and to give an indication of where I'm going. Unless I'm really pressed for time, I'll be avoiding all the motorways and...
Forum: EMEA 06-08-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DonVulpes
Thank you Luckies. :clap

Thank you Luckies. :clap
Forum: EMEA 06-08-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DonVulpes
Cheers Dog I have included Monaco purely as...

Cheers Dog

I have included Monaco purely as a reference point when mapping, but thanks for the tip/warning.

I have been told it's worth avoiding it altogether and sticking closer to the Alps...
Forum: EMEA 06-08-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DonVulpes
Thank you, josef. So far I have booked...

Thank you, josef.

So far I have booked hotels up to Budapest. The route back will involve Vienna and some of Austria, so i'll PM you nearer the time :)
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By DonVulpes
Thanks for the advice so far. :D

Thanks for the advice so far. :D
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