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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:19 PM
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Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks for doing that - I remember reading about...

Thanks for doing that - I remember reading about te fire and thought she was a write off!

Simon
Forum: Europe 07-05-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By The Spanish Biker
It's probably too late now but the Rodi chain are...

It's probably too late now but the Rodi chain are fabulous. But the nearest one to Pamplona is at Huesca (http://www.rodi.es/moto/localiza-tu-centro.html)

But there are plenty of tyre shops in...
Forum: Europe 07-04-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Spain definitely. In early October the scenery is...

Spain definitely. In early October the scenery is fantastic with the autumn tints and the weather then is very reliable.

In a week and with the roads you're looking for in mind I'd head down the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, I haven't forgotten your PM, I just keep...

Hi, I haven't forgotten your PM, I just keep forgetting to reply :evil

S
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Heidenau T60 Scouts. These are the best tyres for...

Heidenau T60 Scouts. These are the best tyres for me as they are really good on the roads and great on loose and rocky surfaces, which are the most common trail conditions where I live.

But they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well I'll be in the Pyrenees - albeit on the...

Well I'll be in the Pyrenees - albeit on the southern slopes in Spain preparing for my HISS off-road event :)

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well I think there are only few dozen X-Co's sold...

Well I think there are only few dozen X-Co's sold in Spain and a few more Challenges.

I've seen several X-co's in Barcelona and Tarragona, where I live in the winter and I know about three Spanish...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Oh shit!, I will be out of Madrid in July, I will...

Oh shit!, I will be out of Madrid in July, I will be on holidays in Huelva:evil, great place if you don´t know it.
But if you come in August I will be in Madrid and i will be very pleasent to meet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yes, it's fantastic here isn't it! :evil ...

Yes, it's fantastic here isn't it! :evil

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/lamancha31.jpg

I may be going through Madrid in July on my way from Catalonia to the Ancares Leones...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nope, mine is the same. For what it's worth i've...

Nope, mine is the same. For what it's worth i've been told that if you cover stuff like that, in this case the back of my heated grips switch, you tend to accumulate water or moisture inside and get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
At last, the answer to the seat height question!...

At last, the answer to the seat height question! :D

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Welcome to the gang Yuri :clap The only...

Welcome to the gang Yuri :clap

The only serious issue with the stock bikes is the pitiful fuel capacity, so top of my list would be an X-tank (http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3).
...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 100,569
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well at least 500 years - popular legend has it...

Well at least 500 years - popular legend has it that pinchos mornunos, those little kebabs you will have seen all over the place, after having been imported by the Moors during their 700 year...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 100,569
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, We had a tantalising glimpse of...

Hi,

We had a tantalising glimpse of something before the server crashed out you image - due to the size?

So, how about a resized image?

Meanwhile, great to know you're having a good time :)...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Fabulous pictures as ever Lulo. And these bring...

Fabulous pictures as ever Lulo. And these bring back many memories for me as I lived in Brighton for 25 years - we used to ride our Dnepr and sidecar all over Sussex in the early '90's, drinking real...
Forum: Europe 06-04-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 100,569
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hmm, of an evening the area around Born market -...

Hmm, of an evening the area around Born market - now a museum dedicated to the city's archaeology - is nice and tranquil with plenty of good cafe's and restaurants.

The Gracia district has more...
Forum: Europe 05-20-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 100,569
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there Welcome to this fantastic ˇbiking...

Hi there
Welcome to this fantastic ˇbiking paradise - you've got years ahead of you to explore and still not know it all - believe me I've tried :)

I guess you're based Malaga way, so next...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Dust, don't talk to me about dust :rofl ...

Dust, don't talk to me about dust :rofl

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/maxiespac3b1a8.jpg

Then it started drizzling . . .

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's a bit suspect from where you live Ard :) ...

That's a bit suspect from where you live Ard :)

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yes, it was sorted - sort of! As you can see...

Yes, it was sorted - sort of! As you can see further down, or up, the thread my rally went fine. But the problem was a dead battery that suddenly went, er, dead. Luckily the workshop ordered a new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Caked in dust in the Pre-Pyrenees from 08.00 -...

Caked in dust in the Pre-Pyrenees from 08.00 - 10.00, BBQ breakfast then . . .

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/maxiespac3b1a8.jpg

. . . covered in mud coming down from a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nope, I'm much further east in Catalonia. Are you...

Nope, I'm much further east in Catalonia. Are you riding along?

Meanwhile, I'm off on a pukka rally over the weekend and when I delivered my bike to the mechanic for new brakes it wouldn't start -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That happened to me too - but while I was...

That happened to me too - but while I was wondering what to do I had an 'off' on the other side and it sorted itself out.

But I had to wait five weeks while I was in a wheelchair t find this out...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks Ard, mail coming your way :) Simon

Thanks Ard, mail coming your way :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-26-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By The Spanish Biker
It certainly is - and it's available fir the week...

It certainly is - and it's available fir the week beginning June 6th :evil

Take a look at the road that the village is on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggo385jeoOw

Enjoy!

Seriously, you...
Forum: Europe 04-25-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Not at all. I think both firms do straightforward...

Not at all. I think both firms do straightforward bike rental.

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's a good idea. The forks have taken a...

That's a good idea. The forks have taken a battering 90% of the bike's miles have been on very poor surfaced roads, usually laden with camping clobber. I'm a slowcoach on trails but it's done a lot...
Forum: Europe 04-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 100,569
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Got that! I'm recommending KTM Zaragoza, who went...

Got that! I'm recommending KTM Zaragoza, who went the extra distance with mate of mine a few years ago! And they should know all about rebuilding wheels :rofl

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-24-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By The Spanish Biker
You could think of Bilbao as well but there are...

You could think of Bilbao as well but there are far more flight options into Barcelona so that's your best bet.

I've had biking guests stay at my holiday cottage who were very happy with IMT...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10,063
Views: 1,613,290
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Mornin' all, Well, the first time I've ever...

Mornin' all,

Well, the first time I've ever won a prize in 57.6 years and it's . . . a 20% discount voucher from my Friendly Neighbourhood BMW dealer.

The voucher is for labour only, naturally,...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks ato, Bigas Luna used to live just up the...

Thanks ato, Bigas Luna used to live just up the coast from me - or should that be I live just down the coast from where Bigas Luna used to live :rofl

You can find it on Youtube but now you will...
Forum: Europe 04-22-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By The Spanish Biker
With your itinerary check your mileage allowance...

With your itinerary check your mileage allowance too!

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-21-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By The Spanish Biker
It's always a pity if you don't have enough time...

It's always a pity if you don't have enough time - you could shave off a big slow section by staying on the A2 as far as Lleida (Lérida) and from there go to Huesca on the A22 and carry on as I...
Forum: Europe 04-20-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I usually recommend using the 'AP' toll roads...

I usually recommend using the 'AP' toll roads wherever these run parallel with a normal road, as the heavy truck traffic, avoiding the tolls, create slow convoys and destroy the surface of the roads...
Forum: Europe 04-12-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By The Spanish Biker
ˇDe nada! :D

ˇDe nada! :D
Forum: Europe 04-08-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hmm, Reading eh. I lived nearby, in Oxford, for...

Hmm, Reading eh. I lived nearby, in Oxford, for several years and bought my fist Ducati from a bloke in Reading. It's not a bad base for trail riding if you have the wheels to get some distance from...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By The Spanish Biker
OK, if you're in Britain for a long haul then...

OK, if you're in Britain for a long haul then you'll find bikes are much cheaper there, and to buy and register them is much easier and cheaper - i.e. free! - than in Spain :)

Let me know if you...
Forum: Europe 04-03-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Is that you with the X-Challenge Lulo, Have you...

Is that you with the X-Challenge Lulo, Have you moved upmarket from your 'F' series?

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 04-01-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Enhorabuena Lulo - fab post 'n' pix! Simon

Enhorabuena Lulo - fab post 'n' pix!

Simon
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