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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:48 AM
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Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Early on Thursday morning Jochen got word from...

Early on Thursday morning Jochen got word from home that his Father had been taken into hospital overnight. It didn't appear to be too serious initially so we carried on with our plan for the day. ...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Well, it was dry enough setting off on Thursday...

Well, it was dry enough setting off on Thursday but we could see that it was never going to last.
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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
100km on fairly mixed roads took us to the little...

100km on fairly mixed roads took us to the little town of Oriahovo where we were to get a ferry across the Danube to Romania.

Solar Panel farming. Looks like he has a good crop.
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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Getting out of Istanbul was somewhat easier than...

Getting out of Istanbul was somewhat easier than might have been expected except that we ended up on a toll motorway. It's all electronically controlled so you don't get a ticket but the alarms were...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
On Sunday we went to see a few of the scenic...

On Sunday we went to see a few of the scenic places the best of which for me was the Basilica Cistern. By Monday morning though I was ready to go again, but having agreed with Jochen that he would...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/Aidan1150/20...

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Ships at anchor near Izmit
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
I'm still not quite sure how I managed it but I...

I'm still not quite sure how I managed it but I had yer man JR up, breakfasted and on the bike with wheels turning just before half eight this Friday morning. There are those of you reading this who...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a genuine...

Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a genuine first in Ireland and indeed the UK. And now in the US. :D

May we present to you the YingBo Waterproof Motorcycling Travelling Suit? Yes, now you too...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Those amongst you who have been paying attention...

Those amongst you who have been paying attention and actually reading this stuff will remember Jochen losing his waterproof trousers in the topbox incident last Sunday. Up until yesterday we had...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
First thing this morning, after a lovely fried...

First thing this morning, after a lovely fried breakfast, jaysus but I missed bacon, we were off in what turned out to be a futile search for new waterproof trousers for Jochen. Not a chance. The...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Good bye Armenia and thanks for all the bumps,...

Good bye Armenia and thanks for all the bumps, gravel, pot holes and broken roads. You get my meaning.

Our GPs route for this morning was charged with taking us up along the eastern side of Lake...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
I was just checking my in Vardenis to see how...

I was just checking my in Vardenis to see how much of each currency I had and what I would do with it. Any Armenian money would be used to top up with fuel as it is pretty cheap here with the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
It's beautiful in Georgia, really lovely scenery,...

It's beautiful in Georgia, really lovely scenery, but the poverty is very visible everywhere you look, well at least in this part of the country. The roads are generally not too bad, but then you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
We had a bit of a plan for today, cross over into...

We had a bit of a plan for today, cross over into Georgia then run to the Armenian border and hopefully get through it too and head for Yerevan, the capital where we would spend the night.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Leaving Tatvan this morning we were treated to...

Leaving Tatvan this morning we were treated to another dry warm day. The road skirted the lake, then peeled away to rejoin later for most of the morning.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
So, that's us one week into our three week ride...

So, that's us one week into our three week ride already and I thought that it is a good time to cast an eye back over the past week.

Some of you may be interested in the cost of doing something...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
It started off well, we had a dry morning and no...

It started off well, we had a dry morning and no real chance of rain. The first ten or fifteen miles were dual carraigeway but after we turned off things just got better and better. The next 35...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/Aidan1150/20...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/Aidan1150/2014%20Ride/Turkey/Thurs%2005%20June/20140605_091146.jpg

Not long after leaving Cappadocia this morning we ran into some wind, a vicious side wind...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
The curates egg. Good in places. Not so...

The curates egg.

Good in places.
Not so good in others.

So, from the safety of far away Laurence (Bin Ridin) put at hex on us. Motoring along at a fairly strong pace we were apprehended by the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Today was really only ever going to be about...

Today was really only ever going to be about covering miles. The next big must do for us is to see the rock formations at Cappadoccia which is over 600 miles from Canakkale. The distances maybe...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
WTF? No, I mean, really, WTF? I have been...

WTF? No, I mean, really, WTF?

I have been up since 7.30am drinking chai and looking outside on a virtual monsoon and the water is running down the streets. Shite.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
We were breakfasted and on the road by 8.30am...

We were breakfasted and on the road by 8.30am this morning. Yes. I know. I couldn't believe it myself to be honest. Such silliness is not in the general working (or leisure) practices of my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
It was a mixed bag that met us this morning when...

It was a mixed bag that met us this morning when we awoke and we were still undecided on our plan for the day. The weather forecast seemed to be against us which didn't help us much at all.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Aidan1150
Two bikes. Three weeks. Five countries. 5450 miles.

One of my best friends Jochen (Jockser) and I have been riding together in Ireland and the UK for several years, but strangely enough never further afield, so around Christmas 2013 we decided that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Aidan1150
Well Jeff made it to Ireland and I met him at the...

Well Jeff made it to Ireland and I met him at the HU weekend. Unfortunately his Zumo has given up the ghost so I took him and his lovely wife home to my place and fixed him up with an old...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Thanks man, whilst I on the other hand love...

Thanks man, whilst I on the other hand love riding in Ca and Co. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Thanks for that Blader.

Thanks for that Blader.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Thank you, I appreciate your comment. :thumb

Thank you, I appreciate your comment. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Thursday morning and it was a short ride to...

Thursday morning and it was a short ride to Calais for the boat to Dover and on over to Hungerford in Berkshire where we were staying the night with our friend Ash.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
We had gone as far as Moussy, near Epernay on...

We had gone as far as Moussy, near Epernay on Tuesday then on Wednesday set off for St Omer to be near to Calais for a ferry on Thursday morning. As we rode along the D3 towards Chateau Thierry we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
After the storm which lasted most of the night we...

After the storm which lasted most of the night we woke to bright sunshine on Monday morning. Normal service had been restored.

As with the rest of this trip the only real plan was to stay away...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
The bike wasn’t started at all on the Saturday. ...

The bike wasn’t started at all on the Saturday. In fact I didn’t even see the bike that whole day. We had another relaxing day off the roads lounging about, taking care of mundane tasks like...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Friday was Mandy’s birthday so the plan today was...

Friday was Mandy’s birthday so the plan today was to ride the coast as far as L’ile Rousse then over to find a jewellers in Bastia to purchase a suitable birthday present before riding to Macinaggio...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
A short ride of 20 miles or so on Thursday...

A short ride of 20 miles or so on Thursday morning saw us arrive at Santa Teresa di Gallura for the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. The crossing takes just under an hour but you do need to have it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Wednesday morning and we’re on the move again. ...

Wednesday morning and we’re on the move again. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and a half in the Iglesias area but it’s time to head north. We are booked on a 10am ferry to Corsica on Thursday...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
We decided that Tuesday would be a local day,...

We decided that Tuesday would be a local day, spent exploring the area around Iglesias but not racking up too many miles. Not that we had exactly been piling them up heretofore.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
Thank you. More to come.

Thank you. More to come.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,630
Posted By Aidan1150
Great stuff Don. It is always refreshing to see...

Great stuff Don. It is always refreshing to see my country through the eyes of others and I'm glad that you enjoyed. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aidan1150
It’s Monday morning again and we have already one...

It’s Monday morning again and we have already one week under our wheels. But now we are on a new island to us, Sardinia.
First impressions are quite favourable.
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