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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By RWBlackbird
Neat

Looks like an awesome trip!

Trying to plan something similar.
How long did it take you?
How fast do you think you could have done it in if you stuck to highways?


EDIT: I could just keep...
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By RWBlackbird
Question London to Dakar – with less than 100cc - HELP!

It has been a few years since I last logged in!
I sold my F650GS in Toronto and bought a one way ticket to the UK. I landed on my feet, immigration and assimilation was a success, and I’m ready to...
Forum: Europe 06-26-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By RWBlackbird
Hey, Thanks so much for all the links, help...

Hey,

Thanks so much for all the links, help and advice.
The Ace Cafe looks great, and I am checking out all the other forums now.

Wildman/ Muggins/ anyone else: a pint some time would be...
Forum: Europe 06-24-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By RWBlackbird
Question New to UK - So many questions (insurance, meet ups, off-road training, other forums)

Hey,

How's it going? I hope you don't mind if I throw a pile of questions at the group. I could really use some help and recommendations with the UK motorcycle rules and regulations.

I am a...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,733
Posted By RWBlackbird
awesome, thanks for the info

awesome,
thanks for the info
Forum: Racing 12-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,997
Posted By RWBlackbird
yep, OLN is Versus. We just havent got the...

yep, OLN is Versus. We just havent got the rebranding up here yet.
Forum: Racing 12-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By RWBlackbird
2009 Dakar Rally on Twitter

Anyone on Twitter?

Know of anyone I can follow for Dakar news or updates?
Know of any riders or crew on Twitter?

Looking for a way to follow th rally from work.

Thanks,

@DanHowe
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,612
Posted By RWBlackbird
very cool video.

very cool video.
Forum: Canada 09-13-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 34,370
Posted By RWBlackbird
Sounds like a fun ride. I'll try to make it out...

Sounds like a fun ride. I'll try to make it out but it will be 2up with the girlfriend. So it'll be a scenic pace for me.
Forum: Canada 09-13-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By RWBlackbird
Even the cops have trouble: ...

Even the cops have trouble:
http://www.citynews.ca/news/<wbr>news_26281.aspx (http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_26281.aspx)
Forum: Canada 09-03-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By RWBlackbird
Cool, For a Sunday ride, I would be nice to...

Cool,
For a Sunday ride, I would be nice to take my girlfriend, but I lost my passenger footpeg in a fall last week, so I need to find a replacement or go solo.

I'm on a silver BMW F650 GS. Will...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By RWBlackbird
I'll be up for this

I'll be up for this
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By RWBlackbird
This one is still for sale ...

This one is still for sale

http://f650.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=221262
Forum: Canada 08-13-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By RWBlackbird
It is really easy to get a visa if you are under...

It is really easy to get a visa if you are under 35 through the Working Holiday Program.

As for finding work, it is a big country and it all depends on where you are.

Check out:...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By RWBlackbird
First Time

Hey,

I'll be going, and it'll be my first time at this, or any other rally.

n00b question:
Do you bring your own beer, or do you have to buy it from a beer tent/area?

It'd be a shame to...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By RWBlackbird
There's some sport bike guys talking about the...

There's some sport bike guys talking about the James Bay road over here: http://www.gtamotorcycle.com/vbforum/showthread.php?t=55047
Forum: Canada 03-28-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By RWBlackbird
I still believe that he ran into me... but I was...

I still believe that he ran into me... but I was going reverse at the time... and I didn't have much room to argue considering they let me off pretty lightly.

oh well,
atleast it isnt as easy to...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By RWBlackbird
That is a good deal. I've been quoted between...

That is a good deal. I've been quoted between $2000/yr (Jevco) and $6500/yr (State Farm) for my F650GS.

But I am 23, M2, no car and a ticket for backing over a cop car with my work truck.
Forum: Canada 03-27-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 11,719
Posted By RWBlackbird
sounds good

sounds good
Forum: Canada 03-27-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 11,719
Posted By RWBlackbird
Looks like the weather's changed her mind: ...

Looks like the weather's changed her mind:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/RWBlackbird/DELETE.jpg
Forum: Canada 03-24-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By RWBlackbird
Great forum for Ontario insurance info: ...

Great forum for Ontario insurance info:

http://www.gtamotorcycle.com/vbforum/forumdisplay.php?f=28
Forum: Canada 02-25-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By RWBlackbird
Hey, I visited the Turtle's Head when I was...

Hey,

I visited the Turtle's Head when I was in Quito back in 2002. If my memory is right, I think it was a beer called llama negra that I was enjoying.

If you're looking for some good brew-pub...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By RWBlackbird
Charlie Boorman on The Hour

If anyone is interested:


http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/video.php?id=1980

Talking about Long Way Down, Dakar 09 and his new BBC travel show.
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By RWBlackbird
Looks like quite the fun challenge

Looks like quite the fun challenge
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,179
Posted By RWBlackbird
Looks like great fun

Looks like great fun
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