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Forum: Beasts 01-27-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By SteveLee
I was just setting off for a weekend up in the...

I was just setting off for a weekend up in the Yorkshire Dales on the bike. Excited and raring to go, I filled up at the usual Tesco fuel station. It was only when I put the nozzle back in the slot...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By SteveLee
I've kept a record of mpg since I bought the bike...

I've kept a record of mpg since I bought the bike and the worst I've had was 47mpg. So with a 23L tank I know I'm pretty safe filling up at <200 miles. I also use the countdown trip for this so the...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By SteveLee
I always ride with the tap on reserve to save...

I always ride with the tap on reserve to save those 'where is the fuel tap' moments on the motorway. I just fill up at 200 miles or so where it usually takes about 16-17l (which equates to about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2006, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By SteveLee
I've been using an Otterbox 2600 with my iPAQ PDA...

I've been using an Otterbox 2600 with my iPAQ PDA for the last couple of years. It works fine. I had to make a hole in the bottom to take the power cable but it's never let any water in even in...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2006, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By SteveLee
There's also a link to the AT manual in PDF...

There's also a link to the AT manual in PDF format here...

http://www.maximumbikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5716

Once the warranty ran out on mine I started doing all my own servicing - it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2004, 02:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,170
Posted By SteveLee
Mike, I have an Africa Twin not a GS but...

Mike,


I have an Africa Twin not a GS but had very similar symptoms last winter after not using the bike for while. Eventually I took a plug out, cleaned it, heated it with a blow torch for a...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,860
Posted By SteveLee
Yup... He's right! :1drink = :puke1

Yup... He's right!

:1drink = :puke1
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2004, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By SteveLee
Pics look fine to me mate. Nice report. If you...

Pics look fine to me mate. Nice report. If you ever need a good B&B in the Lake District pm me, my cousin runs one in Newby Bridge.


Steve
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2004, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,464
Posted By SteveLee
Great write-up, thanks Tobers. I'm currently...

Great write-up, thanks Tobers. I'm currently saving my pennies and hope to do this course next year.


Steve
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2004, 06:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,558
Posted By SteveLee
Great report/pics kave, nice to see some Africa...

Great report/pics kave, nice to see some Africa Twins in action as well!

Steve
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2004, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,137
Posted By SteveLee
Steve, glad you had a good weekend up there. I...

Steve, glad you had a good weekend up there. I was doing a mountain biking competition in the same area and was passed by a bunch of bikes with aluminium panniers on Saturday. I'd happily of swapped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2004, 07:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,084
Posted By SteveLee
Up until a year ago I had a 5 minute cycle ride...

Up until a year ago I had a 5 minute cycle ride to work in Abingdon. Then my company relocated 35 miles away (High Wycombe).

I tried it in the cage for a while (and still do in icy weather) but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2004, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,561
Posted By SteveLee
Excellent report Tobers, I felt like I was back...

Excellent report Tobers, I felt like I was back there myself. I'd have liked to explore more off ride myself when I was up there but wimped out due to being on my own and having very little off road...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2004, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By SteveLee
Nice pic's Greg. Looks a bit drier than when I...

Nice pic's Greg. Looks a bit drier than when I was up there a couple of weeks ago.


Steve
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Any relation to our famous (if not entirely...

Any relation to our famous (if not entirely accurate) weather presenter Ian MacAskill??
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
I can state, quite categorically, that I had no...

I can state, quite categorically, that I had no success, with locals or otherwise, of the sort that Rogue 1 would have had !!!

But then, I am older, uglier and married.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Tobers: if you look at the picture of the B&B,...

Tobers: if you look at the picture of the B&B, I'd just walked (splashed) across the estuary from where I took the photo as was in the process of removing my wet boots. This 'shortcut' was on the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
And that was it – after an early breakfast on...

And that was it – after an early breakfast on Friday morning I hit the road (in torrential rain, surprise surprise) back for another night in York before returning home on Saturday. 9 hours in the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Thursday was spent exploring the north of Skye....

Thursday was spent exploring the north of Skye. More great roads and more mountains. The roads are great because of where they are not because of the quality of the surface however. I guess the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
On Wednesday I decided to take a trip over to the...

On Wednesday I decided to take a trip over to the mainland and over the mountains to Applecross. Unfortunately the mountains where in cloud so I missed out on some spectacular views, but made up for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
I found it pretty easy to make friends with the...

I found it pretty easy to make friends with the locals…
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
This was taken at the start of a 6 miles scenic...

This was taken at the start of a 6 miles scenic detour from the main road. The only other traffic I saw on the road was another Africa Twin going the other way!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Wherever you go on the island there are always...

Wherever you go on the island there are always some great views of the mountains...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Before going to the distillery I took a ride to...

Before going to the distillery I took a ride to Elgol in the south of the island where you get some great views of the Cuillin mountains. The photo is taken from the appropriately named “Cuillin...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Another bonus was the fact that it was only 3...

Another bonus was the fact that it was only 3 miles walk to the Talisker Whisky distillery (my entertainment for the following afternoon). The £4 charge for a guided tour also gets you a free shot...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
I’d selected a B&B on Skye from the internet...

I’d selected a B&B on Skye from the internet based on A). It looked nice, B). Was quite cheap (£25/night) and C). Claimed to give BIG breakfasts (I wasn’t disappointed). The B&B is the white...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
I’d set my destination on my GPS (iPAQ 3750 +...

I’d set my destination on my GPS (iPAQ 3750 + TomTom Navigator for the fellow geeks) but hadn’t actually checked where it was going to take me. I was expecting to cross onto Skye over the bridge...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 12:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
From Penrith I hit the motorway up to Glasgow to...

From Penrith I hit the motorway up to Glasgow to get some miles out the way. Once past Glasgow it’s pretty much impossible to not take a scenic route. The most spectacular bit, for me, being the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
After a hearty breakfast on Monday I was ready to...

After a hearty breakfast on Monday I was ready to start on the main part of the trip up to Skye. I took a scenic route up through the Lake District up to Penrith via Ullswater (one of my favourite...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
and over Bowes Moor past Tan Hill, the highest...

and over Bowes Moor past Tan Hill, the highest inn in Great Britain (1732 feet). This is a part of England that I never tire of seeing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2004, 12:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By SteveLee
Grey Sky on Skye

Inspired by reading the excellent reports on this site over the last few weeks (particularly Mike O and Rogue 1 – thanks from me but not my employers!) I thought I’d share with you my recent trip...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2004, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,948
Posted By SteveLee
Yes, that's me. I've got them mounted onto some...

Yes, that's me. I've got them mounted onto some second hand Touratech pannier rails at the moment, works fine.

I'll keep an eye out for a ride out, probably best not to try it on my own at first!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2004, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,948
Posted By SteveLee
Hope the knee's OK Steve. I keep thinking about...

Hope the knee's OK Steve. I keep thinking about taking the Africa Twin up onto the Ridgeway but haven't plucked up the courage yet!


Steve
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2004, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By SteveLee
I'm spending 4 days on Skye but if the weather is...

I'm spending 4 days on Skye but if the weather is OK I plan on spending some time exploring the small roads up the west coast as well. I'll post some pictures when I get back (unless they're all of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2004, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By SteveLee
Great pictures J-P. I'm going up to the Isle of...

Great pictures J-P. I'm going up to the Isle of Skye for a few days in June - looks like the Applecross road is one I MUST do.


Steve
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