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Forum: Europe 03-21-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Snafu2
A useful source of inspiration can be found here,...

A useful source of inspiration can be found here, it also gives an insight into how many miles you need to travel if sticking completely to the coast.

http://coastrideruk.blogspot.co.uk/

Have...
Forum: Europe 03-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Snafu2
Forget cruise control, if your hand needs a rest...

Forget cruise control, if your hand needs a rest from constant throttle position you're on the wrong road :-)

I've been riding bikes for 40 years and still can't make my mind up what I want so...
Forum: Europe 02-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Snafu2
Try these guys. ...

Try these guys.

http://www.enduromania.net/main.php?loc=Events&sloc=EnduRoMania+Anytime

Highly recommend them and they're very active in guarding trail users rights.
You don't have to do one...
Forum: Europe 01-30-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Snafu2
I think there was some resurfacing going on when...

I think there was some resurfacing going on when we were there 2011.

Interesting thought on there being better roads in the Alps/Pyrenees, we were on dirt bikes but my first thoughts were that the...
Forum: Europe 01-28-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Snafu2
I did a days trail riding there last year as we...

I did a days trail riding there last year as we have a house just down the road near Broxburn, there is riding to be had but it's not the best and it's a fair trek south to Northumbria for some...
Forum: Europe 01-28-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Snafu2
Because the question was "so I'm wondering where...

Because the question was "so I'm wondering where is the best dual-sport (unpaved roads or trails) in the UK?"

Should the question be which of the listed options has the best riding?
Forum: Europe 01-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Snafu2
I've always understood that's how you spot a Brit...

I've always understood that's how you spot a Brit in the US :-)

Take a look at my mate Grouty's video for some idea of what to expect to ride in Devon with a bonus of having some CCM content....
Forum: Europe 01-26-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Snafu2
Now I'm confused. On EU insurance policies a...

Now I'm confused.

On EU insurance policies a green card is to prove that your insurance cover is valid in any country in which you wish to use it. It is not an insurance policy as such.

I...
Forum: Europe 01-26-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Snafu2
In which case I believe that you can just get a...

In which case I believe that you can just get a green card extension to your policy with the rider named on it.

However you can only do that for 12 months from import before needing to register...
Forum: Europe 01-25-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Snafu2
It will depend on the the following at least. ...

It will depend on the the following at least.

Where the bike is registered.
How long it's been in the EU.
If the proposed rider is resident in an EU country.
If the proposed rider an EU...
Forum: Europe 01-25-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Snafu2
26th of May 2011 About 1km from the southern...

26th of May 2011 About 1km from the southern tunnel entrance and about 1k further than it looked like anyone else had ridden that year....
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,548
Posted By Snafu2
Well done Louis. Liz will be pleased to...

Well done Louis.

Liz will be pleased to hear you finished and she'll enjoy the pics.
Forum: Europe 07-26-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Snafu2
Just a thought but don't the rental companies...

Just a thought but don't the rental companies exlude use on unpaved roads? Not that it sounds like you'll find to many in the east.
Forum: Europe 06-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Snafu2
There is a small charge upon collection but I've...

There is a small charge upon collection but I've never added anything else apart from name of recipient.
Forum: Europe 06-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Snafu2
Any post office in France will do that, I'd...

Any post office in France will do that, I'd choose a bigger one so that it may be open when you get there.

Or this one which never shuts

<DT>Main Paris post office</DT>52, rue du Louvre...
Forum: Europe 06-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Snafu2
I've boarded a flight in full rally kit before,...

I've boarded a flight in full rally kit before, was very surprised that no one even commented.
Got some funny looks walking around Valencia for 4 hours waiting for Liz to collect me. It was mid...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Snafu2
It wasn't the cost of getting to Portsmouth. We...

It wasn't the cost of getting to Portsmouth. We were thinking of taking enduro bikes and don't really want to ride to Portsmouth (or back) on them.
Thanks for the offer though, enjoy your trip :-)
Forum: Europe 05-01-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,436
Posted By Snafu2
What do you call extreme riding? We trail ride a...

What do you call extreme riding? We trail ride a lot in Southern Europe taking the bikes in the van and riding out from it in all directions before moving on. Some days we never get more than 20km...
Forum: Europe 04-09-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Snafu2
OK would have been interested in it if sailing...

OK would have been interested in it if sailing from Plymouth.
Forum: Europe 04-07-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Snafu2
Plymouth or Portsmouth for sailing? If you...

Plymouth or Portsmouth for sailing?

If you don't find anyone and you're on the Brittany Ferries route I think you can amend your booking for 15. You may only get a 12 month credit note though.
Forum: Europe 03-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Snafu2
You may wish to change Inghilterra (England) to...

You may wish to change Inghilterra (England) to Great Britain or United Kingdom of Great Britain or as others have said add Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Would it be possible to make the...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,040
Posted By Snafu2
These are the real people you're wishing to meet...

These are the real people you're wishing to meet :-)

Coming to the UK and touring around what you think are quaint pubs in quaint locations will be the best place to meet tourists and are very...
Forum: Europe 02-11-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Snafu2
Install Google translate (or similar) on your...

Install Google translate (or similar) on your toolbar and it will show it in what ever langauge you wish.

I see they don't accept paypal however.
Forum: Europe 01-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Snafu2
He's had his trail fix for the month in Devon :-)

He's had his trail fix for the month in Devon :-)
Forum: Europe 01-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,776
Posted By Snafu2
Hehe thanks for the Plymouth pictures I love...

Hehe thanks for the Plymouth pictures I love sailing in and out of there and not just because it's near home.

A great report and all the more enjoyable as much of it was read whilst we were in...
Forum: Europe 01-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Snafu2
Thanks for posting as we're visiting this year. ...

Thanks for posting as we're visiting this year.

I'm not sure if I've lost it in translation but there is no fine for not having one but there maybe for not wearing one if it was needed.

I do...
Forum: Europe 11-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By Snafu2
I stand corrected, I was sure it was the same...

I stand corrected, I was sure it was the same road.
Forum: Europe 11-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By Snafu2
Dingle peninsula heading towards Connor Pass,...

Dingle peninsula heading towards Connor Pass, Wildmans first picture above was taken from near the lake in our picture....
Forum: Europe 10-17-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,776
Posted By Snafu2
Must have been straight to the bar once on the...

Must have been straight to the bar once on the ferry rather than enjoying the best views of Plymouth from the poop deck, much of the sea frontage and port areas are 15th-17th century.
Arrive early...
Forum: Europe 06-01-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Snafu2
A quick Google "scottish gaelic phonetics" came...

A quick Google "scottish gaelic phonetics" came up with this.
http://quizlet.com/1954036/scottish-gaelic-simplified-phonetic-pronunciation-guide-flash-cards/
Good luck with it.
Forum: Europe 05-02-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Snafu2
That may be an option, I'll check out how it fits...

That may be an option, I'll check out how it fits in a route and get back to you.

Many thanks, Rob
Forum: Europe 05-01-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Snafu2
It's every bit as good as it looks, see you...

It's every bit as good as it looks, see you there. I shouldn't be late as it's on my doorstep for a change.
Forum: Europe 04-30-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Snafu2
Baltics and West Russia offroad trip

We're planning a 6-8 week trip leaving the UK and taking a trip around the Baltics including in to Russia. I'd like as much dirt road riding as possible, what are the chances of that?
We're using a...
Forum: Europe 03-27-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Snafu2
It may be worth contacting AJP Moto UK ...

It may be worth contacting AJP Moto UK
http://www.ajpmotos.co.uk/contact_us/
They where there last year giving the new 250 a big advertising push, they're big on their grass routes sport so may...
Forum: Europe 03-26-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Snafu2
Yep bring your waterproofs. Hire a van and...

Yep bring your waterproofs.
Hire a van and sleep on site for the weekend. I wouldn't use a tent, you might be lucky with the weather but then again I can't recall the last time it was dry there or...
Forum: Europe 03-07-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Snafu2
Possibly worth looking at the couchsurfing...

Possibly worth looking at the couchsurfing website as it's all set up with references etc.

I used to be very involved but don't find the time these days.
Forum: Europe 02-07-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Snafu2
Would you hang around to get their insurance...

Would you hang around to get their insurance details after an incident? nope me niether.
Forum: Europe 02-05-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Snafu2
There is no reason why you can't order from the...

There is no reason why you can't order from the UK and have it shipped to France.
Forum: Europe 02-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,548
Posted By Snafu2
Hi Simon what I meant by no rhymm or reason is...

Hi Simon
what I meant by no rhymm or reason is things like you're riding an area outside of any parks and you'll come to a road that has restrictions and then when you later pass by the other end...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By Snafu2
Thanks for posting. Can you briefly explain...

Thanks for posting.

Can you briefly explain what this means for trail riding in the area, for example what is allowed now and what will you/we end up with? I'm assuming there are wide open tracks...
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