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Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
My family live in Dunedin & I'm here for 6...

My family live in Dunedin & I'm here for 6 months. The peninsula is spectacular and full of wildlife. But it would take most of the day to visit.

The road to Milford Sound is a dead end so you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,341
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I had the same bike, loaded up with top box &...

I had the same bike, loaded up with top box & panniers or running light, I had no issues. In fact I think it was the most stable bike I've owned. However the front end is light & because the tank is...
Forum: New Zealand 10-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Interesting viewpoint. I would have thought it...

Interesting viewpoint. I would have thought it brought a bit of tourism to the different regions - is that not the case?
Forum: New Zealand 10-27-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Targa rally

Anyone here watching it or participating?
I know it's not a bike topic, but it looks great fun & some of the cars are amazing. I'm not a car fanatic but appreciate the work and effort that goes into...
Forum: New Zealand 10-27-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,796
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Sandflies & mozzies don't like citrus stuff & I...

Sandflies & mozzies don't like citrus stuff & I found some great citrus oil in a DOC shop. The downside is it's very concentrated & you do really smell of fruit. But it was better than using Deet...
Forum: New Zealand 10-20-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
You need to contact Dave Moreton, the main...

You need to contact Dave Moreton, the main organizer. I also discovered we didn't actually need to pre-register or pre-pay. Just need to sort it out with Dave on arrival :)

They have a facebook...
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 164,855
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
my view from Danseys Pass - must do it again on a...

my view from Danseys Pass - must do it again on a clearer day ;)
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 164,855
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Nevis

Nevis
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 164,855
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
why can only attach 1 photo? Moke Lake,...

why can only attach 1 photo?

Moke Lake, Queenstown
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 164,855
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
A little late but just a few pics from my trip in...

A little late but just a few pics from my trip in Feb '14
Planning another longer trip to NZ for 2015 and I just can't stop looking at everyone else's photo's :)

Skippers Road
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,239
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
a bit late but just found your thread, great...

a bit late but just found your thread, great photo's & now I understand how bikes are loaded on the Earnslaw - may try that during my next trip :)
Forum: New Zealand 10-17-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,796
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I'm not a Kiwi but I've had 4 long holidays in NZ...

I'm not a Kiwi but I've had 4 long holidays in NZ (toured almost all of the SI) with a mix of camping, hostelling, travel by car and bike.

Here's my view looking from a tourist point of view:
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-17-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I'll be in NZ early December. Normally don't...

I'll be in NZ early December. Normally don't bother getting a NZ Sim for a short holiday there, this time, heading out for 6 months. I looked at the tourist sim for $49 but my daughter (a NZ...
Forum: New Zealand 10-06-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Orlando - it's not much different to the UK If...

Orlando - it's not much different to the UK
If you want to buy a bike to ride from your home to the dirt back roads and back, you need a fully road legal bike. These roads are just the same as our...
Forum: New Zealand 10-06-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
hi I attended last year & my top tip would be,...

hi
I attended last year & my top tip would be, arrive before the Monday!
I was on holiday in NZ so arrived on the Monday to register only to discover that they had already completed a few of the...
Forum: New Zealand 10-06-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,814
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Fantastic photo's and report, gave a real idea of...

Fantastic photo's and report, gave a real idea of where you went and what the trails looked like :clap
I have family in Dunedin and have been a few times but January this year was my first biking...
Forum: Europe 09-07-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 204,564
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
BMF F650GS twin

2008 BMW F650GS twin - 800cc not the 650!
Owned for 2 years and only selling because I need the cash for house repairs before I can go travelling.
It has lots of extras: ABS, heated grips, touring...
Forum: Europe 08-19-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
A day or 3? Have you been before? I think you may...

A day or 3? Have you been before? I think you may have underestimated how big the British Isles and if you're simply riding from Oxford to Scotland, you'll only see motorways and traffic - possibly a...
Forum: Europe 08-19-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
If your dates are August, that's quite close!...

If your dates are August, that's quite close! Sadly I'm at work.

I would suggest contacting Moto Scotland
http://www.motoscotland.com/tours/info_31.html

They run tours as well as provide the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,494
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
At 24, I applaud you for being so mature and...

At 24, I applaud you for being so mature and level headed! :clap

I've been a drug addict since my teens and the drug is Wunderlust.

There is a lot of pressure on people to have everything -...
Forum: Europe 08-16-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,714
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
You can get a fast train London to Edinburgh that...

You can get a fast train London to Edinburgh that stops in York, also a great place to visit. Personally, I'd forget driving up to Scotland, take the train & hire one in Edinburgh then tour before...
Forum: Europe 08-16-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Have you posted elsewhere? Only asking because I...

Have you posted elsewhere? Only asking because I read something similar recently. If it wasn't you, try two forums:
HorizonsUnlimited.com
AdventureBikeRider.co.uk
Or go solo & have a different...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 1,881,183
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Crashed bike ...

Crashed bike
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001400
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,484
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
If the military will ship a vehicle, there and...

If the military will ship a vehicle, there and back, for free & you want to take the vehicle back with you, I'd take advantage of that. At least then you wouldn't have any aggravation importing the...
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Another thumbs up for Haggs Bank but I'd also...

Another thumbs up for Haggs Bank but I'd also recommend Takoda Camping (http://takodacamping.webs.com). Paul is a biker and runs an excellent site, knows the area well and it's just a 10 minute walk...
Forum: Europe 03-18-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
the problem with some of these new technologies...

the problem with some of these new technologies is that it's dumbing down drivers - many have no idea what the speed limit is on the road they're travelling on, they just follow the car in front! If...
Forum: New Zealand 01-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
sorry about the bad weather guys, it's all my...

sorry about the bad weather guys, it's all my fault :cry
I'll soon be visiting Dunedin and Queenstown for a family wedding & we created a virtual rain dance so all the rain would fall now & it would...
Forum: Europe 01-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
hi trevor I had a lovely week in Slovenia two...

hi trevor
I had a lovely week in Slovenia two years ago (I travelled solo).

I started in the east at Ptuj then headed over to Bled. The east is much less touristy. But despite being touristy,...
Forum: Europe 01-04-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I'm thinking of going to Poland this summer but...

I'm thinking of going to Poland this summer but doubtful if I'll do any off road trails. However, whilst browsing the web for locations, I came across this web site (vehicles permitted so can only...
Forum: Europe 01-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I can recommend Haggs Bank Bunkhouse...

I can recommend Haggs Bank Bunkhouse (http://haggsbank.com/) with comfy beds, flat camping & plenty of parking :)
Forum: Europe 01-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I stayed here near the Grossglockner Pass: ...

I stayed here near the Grossglockner Pass:
Pension Haus Maria (http://www.pensionhausmaria.com/)

I stayed at a youth hostel in Bled - the owner is a biker & I used his garage :)

In the...
Forum: Europe 01-04-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
A lovely place to be visiting. I used to live...

A lovely place to be visiting. I used to live near Augsburg and love Austria. Lots of choices though! If you haven't already visited these places, this is what I would recommend this route:

***...
Forum: Europe 01-04-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Hi ozphotog I live in Yorkshire so unsure about...

Hi ozphotog
I live in Yorkshire so unsure about bike hire from London - not a great starting point as you'll have a 4-5 hr ride up the M1!
Or start with the www.HorizonsUnlimited.com event nr...
Forum: Europe 11-22-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
I've known riders that travel miles to go to CW ...

I've known riders that travel miles to go to CW

But I'm oop north & Rainbow in Rotherham get excellent press

even Touratech sell bikes
http://uk.touratech.com/en/bikes-for-sale.html
Forum: Europe 11-06-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
would be interested to know what quotes you...

would be interested to know what quotes you receive & the extra costs
I have an idea to ship my bike to Canada & ride coast to coast but have a friend who lives on Vancouver Island so could start or...
Forum: Europe 10-14-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,467
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Hello! You'll be made more than welcome at the...

Hello! You'll be made more than welcome at the ABR event - the campsite is owned by a biker & the facilities are great! :)

So far there are 3 rides out - 1 trail ride suitable for big bikes. But...
Forum: Europe 09-07-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 204,564
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Interested in the handlebar bag: Dirt Bike Gear...

Interested in the handlebar bag:
Dirt Bike Gear number plate bag *unused* 20
http://dirt-bike-gear.com/npb.html (http://dirt-bike-gear.com/npb.html)
(early version without compression strap)
...
Forum: Europe 07-28-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,633
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Hi, love looking at your ride outs, the trails in...

Hi, love looking at your ride outs, the trails in the area look great!
We met at Dazzer's Bunkhouse weekend in the Dales a short while before he and Leigh bounced off on their RTW tour :)
I'm...
Forum: Europe 07-23-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
Oh, I had forgotten about those! North...

Oh, I had forgotten about those!

North Yorkshire police have invested in 3 new types of safety camera van.

"The camera technology used within the van can detect the speed of approaching and...
Forum: Europe 07-22-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By ElleOn2Wheels
thank you, I really need to brush up my french!...

thank you, I really need to brush up my french! :eek1
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