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Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2LoUccjg1A0/VIs...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2LoUccjg1A0/VIse2ySy_wI/AAAAAAAALXU/GVX426gcnMU/s1200/MT%2520PV%252038201.jpg

Le Mont Faron. It's the last special stage. It gets used every year. This being my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
<iframe width="1280" height="750"...

<iframe width="1280" height="750" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GhWKRWp_odA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
It's the last one:lurk I didn't get any of the "Mont Faron". The GoPro for the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LZdv7Q6ojKg/VFK...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LZdv7Q6ojKg/VFKJkza-JfI/AAAAAAAAKls/1fvAykim-1g/s1200/untitled-139.jpg
Ahhh, good to be in the warm south and having time for a lunch break.
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Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 245,227
Posted By fredgilb
Montmartre is sinister and alluring at the same...

Montmartre is sinister and alluring at the same time. I love it at night.
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 245,227
Posted By fredgilb
[QUOTE=AntiHero;25587458]I prefer walking around...

[QUOTE=AntiHero;25587458]I prefer walking around when I really want to indulge in a city. On a bike--esp. in a city like Paris--98% of your attention has to be focused on staying alive, which is fun,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sjQ1IjdoMX0/VG1...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sjQ1IjdoMX0/VG12wWPELYI/AAAAAAAALI4/T5NtIRJPJ3c/s1200/untitled-1.jpg

Had a couple of scary moments on Friday. Good sleep gains importance. It really improves...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 245,227
Posted By fredgilb
And the parking's great too!

And the parking's great too!
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
No threadjack...... it's definitely relevant...

No threadjack...... it's definitely relevant given the demise of the DDMT. I'm scratching my head wondering where do I go (ride) from here? How did they get 200 people to go with them?
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 245,227
Posted By fredgilb
Oh yeah, I had to deal with that guy too. I had a...

Oh yeah, I had to deal with that guy too. I had a check engine light on and wanted to make sure it wasn't anything to serious since I had 3 hours of riding to get to Le Havre. The tech he sent out to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
The thought has crossed my mind:deal But...

The thought has crossed my mind:deal

But it's when you start thinking on the details you understand everything that goes into the entry fee.

Food, shelter, hauling your stuff from town to town...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Saturday Oct. 4 Alès - Toulon 427 km, ...

Saturday Oct. 4 Alès - Toulon 427 km,

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D3TW6J1_2P0/VG1zbXj4WzI/AAAAAAAALIc/HTciMDMiuTM/s1200/untitled-1.jpg
Climbing Mont Ventoux
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
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Strolling around the paddock......hard working mechanics, wait...what's going in in that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Thank you. We only did short daylight...

Thank you.

We only did short daylight distances on Sunday. The rest was deep dark. Someday I'll have to go back and ride that area in daylight!
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FrhkrhxoBms/VGO...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FrhkrhxoBms/VGOVRvXXVbI/AAAAAAAAK5c/C8c7vzCRRgo/s1200/MT%2520CV%25209280.JPG
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Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 85,324
Posted By fredgilb
I like to think of myself as the Hyper proving...

I like to think of myself as the Hyper proving grounds

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1020296
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Part II <iframe width="1080" height="720"...

Part II

<iframe width="1080" height="720" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8Xi6Ity2pBQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Remember to up the resolution to HD
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z-tzRg4Zx-c/VFv...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z-tzRg4Zx-c/VFv4JKVe1mI/AAAAAAAAK14/6JdTL1VwytE/s800/untitled-4.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Xqs9JUAl8sQ/VGW...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Xqs9JUAl8sQ/VGWj_3b0I-I/AAAAAAAAK8I/W-KR2-lyew4/s1600/untitled-1.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Croatia, seem like good...

Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Croatia, seem like good bets. I know Romania has what's billed as the worlds toughest enduro.
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
My ship came in. Going to Newark to pick up the...

My ship came in. Going to Newark to pick up the Hyper. Got my fingers crossed :thumb

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-godrWdhb0aY/VGuIvBRWKtI/AAAAAAAALFo/Y6sk4iZ21Ik/s800/untitled-62.jpg
Grim...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Well after 80 bazillion gear changes my clutch...

Well after 80 bazillion gear changes my clutch was starting to act funny. Lots of free play. When I finally rolled into Albi I could see why. The cable literally had one strand left! We had a short...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
That's the great thing about the Moto-Tour. Those...

That's the great thing about the Moto-Tour. Those areas of France are practically deserted (except of bureaucrats!) :hair
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
That's a start, but, $5745. for 3 days is a bit...

That's a start, but, $5745. for 3 days is a bit rich?:ddog

Don't know if they still have this. Pretty cool video of the past running in Belgium....
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7y9GCfzt0cE/VFK...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7y9GCfzt0cE/VFKIbLe7M9I/AAAAAAAAKhI/Ym-OuNp3zeI/s1200/untitled-103.jpg
Gettin' into the groove...., Gazzzzz!
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uiOenn1p4Oo/VFK...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uiOenn1p4Oo/VFKJJ6obydI/AAAAAAAAKj4/-4I1OWHQVu4/s800/untitled-125.jpg
Hmm, home office has got him under surveillance? Like the layered tape notes.
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Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
I knew from "experience" that (at least for me)...

I knew from "experience" that (at least for me) it wasn't the marathon that was dangerous, it was the next day. Tuesday, which was no walk in the park either, 540+ km. with a couple of special...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
It gives me great pleasure to share part II & III...

It gives me great pleasure to share part II & III of Lolo Cochet's video of this years edition. Lolo is the character that made the original videos that started my obsession. Lots of French but...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Cancel yer appointments

OK, I know it's long..... but come on, how do you edit seven days and nights of video down to ten minutes? So go get a beer, make that two or heck three. Or come back later for the rest!

<iframe...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
So the real adventure begins, the Marathon. Truly...

So the real adventure begins, the Marathon. Truly surreal getting up at 2:30 to go motorcycle riding thru the night and into all day. So DARK!
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
For those of you who have followed my past...

For those of you who have followed my past adventures you know I managed to survive being roughed up on a number of occasions. I'm happy to report that I got thru this year without a scratch! So,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h54uHGJzmNY/VFK...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h54uHGJzmNY/VFKGtRWgkcI/AAAAAAAAKZ4/6s4WtqrmEs0/s800/untitled-45.jpg
This is what you're handed at the start of the day. You know how far it is to the next check...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Hello, They have run the Tunisian already....

Hello, They have run the Tunisian already. Everyone I spoke to loved it. DarkDog / Option Sports is taking over the French Rallye Championship series too. But I'd have to move to France for that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Saverne paddock scenes

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n3rn1Phxco4/VFKFoOTylFI/AAAAAAAAKVo/qXMA6yexi4s/s800/untitled-11.jpg
If your going to be in Saverne for two days, why not set up camp!...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-psa1F60shYE/VFK...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-psa1F60shYE/VFKFr19Ns4I/AAAAAAAAKV4/5nr_Ugy03aQ/s800/untitled-13.jpg
I feel jittery just looking at this.
Here's what's on the menu for this edition. Seven days,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By fredgilb
Dark Dog Moto-tour 3 The end of an era:ricky

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KAAZ0eVN8HY/VFKMUdn-wgI/AAAAAAAAKw4/Ts7EgmK-S8c/s800/untitled-224.jpg <IMG SRC="/images/spacer.gif" HEIGHT="1" WIDTH="40">...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,485
Posted By fredgilb
Ha, I recognize those shocks. I used to have to...

Ha, I recognize those shocks. I used to have to rebuild them on my KTM all the time.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,485
Posted By fredgilb
Nice. Have you been to the NYsafety track yet?

Nice. Have you been to the NYsafety track yet?
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 245,227
Posted By fredgilb
Hey Denis, I picked up the Hypermotard in Le...

Hey Denis,
I picked up the Hypermotard in Le Havre today. Boy is it nice to be on the road again. Le Havre was quite a project, if anyone wants the gritty details PM me.
So Are you going to head...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,879
Posted By fredgilb
Here we go again! ...

Here we go again!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oAPUrbzAikE/U_QFclyN5FI/AAAAAAAAKPQ/OT2kUS4WPRg/s800/untitled-1.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 245,227
Posted By fredgilb
[QUOTE=AntiHero;24848649]Back in Pisa it was...

[QUOTE=AntiHero;24848649]Back in Pisa it was dinner time:

http://antihero.smugmug.com/ITaly/Pisa/i-t9NTCbf/0/M/IMG_6153-M.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/ITaly/Pisa/i-t9NTCbf/A)

Hold on,...
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