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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,516
Posted By Blader54
Bonjour encore, Macadom. Bien sure, nous restons...

Bonjour encore, Macadom. Bien sure, nous restons fideles! Continuez, svp!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,009
Posted By Blader54
Terrible news. Just terrible. I read the story in...

Terrible news. Just terrible. I read the story in the OP's link. My heart goes out to his mom. She is a courageous lady, leading the fight to find out what had happened to her son. Dammit, I want to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,516
Posted By Blader54
Hoping for an update soon!

Hoping for an update soon!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,130
Posted By Blader54
You can't go wrong in Ireland anywhere in the...

You can't go wrong in Ireland anywhere in the west. Always something beautiful or interesting to see. I remember a farmer who had a ruined castle in his back garden -- paid his little lad 50p for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,731
Posted By Blader54
Ah yes, Madison, Georgia...."the town that...

Ah yes, Madison, Georgia...."the town that Sherman spared." IIRC the story is that one of the pre-war Georgia congressmen was from Madison, and he voted against secession. As Sherman's army...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Blader54
Fantastic! I've been waiting for a new...

Fantastic! I've been waiting for a new installment! For those of you who have not read the OP's previous RR, check out "Bellingham to Brazil-Not coming back" elsewhere here in the reports! Great...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 1,049,131
Posted By Blader54
Wedding, or quinceanera?

Wedding, or quinceanera?
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By Blader54
Fantastic report! Inspiring on many levels! Love...

Fantastic report! Inspiring on many levels! Love the American can-do approach! That Meccano bike that lapped the IOM looks amazing! Seems as if it was another James May undertaking as part of his...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 36,462
Posted By Blader54
Yep, scooters are everywhere in Paris too. And in...

Yep, scooters are everywhere in Paris too. And in New York City you hardly ever see them! That shot of your anti-pasto plate was amazing. Geez, if I ate all that I'd not have room for anything more!
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 36,462
Posted By Blader54
Yeah, funny how that works.....Firenze and...

Yeah, funny how that works.....Firenze and Florence. Same with the Danube River. It's the Donau in Germany and Austria (dunno about further downstream...never made it past Vienna, er...Wien). Maybe...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By Blader54
Great report! I did the route through Moustiers...

Great report! I did the route through Moustiers and the Gorge 8 months ago, but was sadly ensconced in a cage. Next time.....
For a very nice view in Moustiers, hike up the trail behind the village...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By Blader54
Off to a great start. In!

Off to a great start. In!
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,654
Posted By Blader54
This looks like it's going to be good!! I get bad...

This looks like it's going to be good!! I get bad news on the link to Darren and Leigh's adventure though.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 36,462
Posted By Blader54
Hey Mike and Leanne, you're living the dream so...

Hey Mike and Leanne, you're living the dream so many of us share! Of course we're following along!! I had to laugh when I saw the look on the face of the woman sitting behind Leanne in that photo you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,649
Posted By Blader54
This is a very interesting report. So many war...

This is a very interesting report. So many war memorials! In the States I think we have a view of the war that is too one-sided. Yes, D-Day was a crucial turning point, at the cost of many American...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 24,246
Posted By Blader54
Krime, my hat's off to you! A ride report for the...

Krime, my hat's off to you! A ride report for the ages! Thank you! And total respect to Papa Krime for doing this whole trip with a busted ankle. You sir, are one hard fellow! So glad to see that the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blader54
Wow! Colmar is bloody GORGEOUS! Had no idea....

Wow! Colmar is bloody GORGEOUS! Had no idea. Clearly I've been potting around in the rest of the country too long! Have to see Colmar next time. And don't worry about the quality of iphone photos --...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 36,462
Posted By Blader54
This report is awesome! Thanks so much, guys, for...

This report is awesome! Thanks so much, guys, for letting us catch a glimpse of your ride over your shoulders! The shot of the cruise ship in the Venetian lagoon was amazing. Kind of too bad they let...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,595
Posted By Blader54
That is some wild bridge! Haven't seen one like...

That is some wild bridge! Haven't seen one like that before. Enjoying the report immensely!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,772
Posted By Blader54
That was worth the wait, dog!!:clap The...

That was worth the wait, dog!!:clap The adventure continues!
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,779
Posted By Blader54
You be some tuf dudes! Total respect. In for the...

You be some tuf dudes! Total respect. In for the duration. Cheers!
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blader54
So sorry to hear about the off. I agree with you...

So sorry to hear about the off. I agree with you that the oil just looked like a repaired area of road surface. Sorry that it has caused you to shorten the trip but understand. I shortened a trip...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blader54
Great report! Looking forward to the next...

Great report! Looking forward to the next installment. I was amazed to see the old structures at the Berlin botanical garden, thinking that the whole place must have been destroyed during the war,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,122
Posted By Blader54
Keeping my fingers crossed that this works. Would...

Keeping my fingers crossed that this works. Would rather see the load on the brace and welds be in compression but this may work. For a field expedient repair I don't see a better alternative. This...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 1,049,131
Posted By Blader54
Glad to hear Neda's home and that you'll be there...

Glad to hear Neda's home and that you'll be there shortly. The ADV tribe, man. It's a thing. Yeah.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,595
Posted By Blader54
Fantastic report and only two days in!! IN!

Fantastic report and only two days in!! IN!
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,122
Posted By Blader54
That shock tower could use some bracing,...

That shock tower could use some bracing, methinks. The way it was designed there is some bending force applied to the tower by the shock. There's a pretty good lever arm from the looks of things. The...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,586
Posted By Blader54
When last seen our two heroes were riding on,...

When last seen our two heroes were riding on, blissfully unaware that a stealthy time zone change had taken place, unaware that they are on schedule to miss the important appointments they had...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,130
Posted By Blader54
Hey Man, great report! Thanks so much for letting...

Hey Man, great report! Thanks so much for letting us "ride" with you! Nice to see a statue of Tesla exists somewhere. In the States it is Edison, Edison, Edison and Tesla is a forgotten man, but w/o...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 176,737
Posted By Blader54
This is GREAT NEWS!! Your ride reports are surely...

This is GREAT NEWS!! Your ride reports are surely some of the most interesting and beautifully-photographed ones here! Eagerly awaiting the next chapter!
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 36,007
Posted By Blader54
Just catching up from Atl. Man, things change,...

Just catching up from Atl. Man, things change, huh? I lived there in the early 80's and passed through again in '95 and barely recognized my old neighborhood. Looks like it has become very...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,313
Posted By Blader54
Nice update guys! Love that shot of "the world...

Nice update guys! Love that shot of "the world hug"! And the icebergs. The rainbow of colors on the buildings makes St Johns look quite festive. Any sense of how the area is doing economically (I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,964
Posted By Blader54
Nice update! Will be interesting to see how the...

Nice update! Will be interesting to see how the Enfield fares mechanically on this journey. You must be in food heaven with all that vegetarian cuisine there!
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,182
Posted By Blader54
Glad to see the ride is now opening up for you!

Glad to see the ride is now opening up for you!
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,516
Posted By Blader54
What a combination in Finland! Flat or forested,...

What a combination in Finland! Flat or forested, boring roads (no views) and heavy rain! Perhaps to make up for that, the weather gods decided to smile on you in Russia! St. Petersburg indeed looks...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,419
Posted By Blader54
I think the confusion stems from the fact that...

I think the confusion stems from the fact that although Scotland uses the British pound, Scottish banks print their own versions. Hence the notion that it is a different currency. A friend of mine...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,955
Posted By Blader54
Good to hear! Looking forward to your next update!

Good to hear! Looking forward to your next update!
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,394
Posted By Blader54
Glad to hear you're safe and sound and that the...

Glad to hear you're safe and sound and that the trip will continue!! Your ability and commitment to short cycles of work and riding is quite intriguing to many of us, I'm sure. John Downs seems to do...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,773
Posted By Blader54
Food for the soul in this one! Most excellent....

Food for the soul in this one! Most excellent. Thanks for the update. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By Blader54
Yup, destination fixation can skew judgement. I...

Yup, destination fixation can skew judgement. I get your concern about the bike being stolen. A buddy parked his vintage Triumph on the sidewalk, up against the front window, of a bar in Atlanta in...
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