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Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By simon thomas
disconnect switch.

Vintagerider,

I'm having the same problems with a slow draw 'some where' draining my odyssey battery. I'm keen to install a disconnect switch. Do you have any additional info or photos of what you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,436
Posted By simon thomas
been using Touratech Tractive suspenion for 9 months

It sounds like you've already got some positive feedback from your time already with the rear shock, but I'd figured I'd throw in my 10cents worth.

I had Ohlins for 11 years and loved em', I...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By simon thomas
Santa Fe BMW Event

Afternoon all,

After a blisteringly cold ride down to Santa Fe from Iowa City, we're busy getting ourselves sorted, showered and ready to look moderately presentable for this evening's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By simon thomas
Sound Sound BMW

Morning all,

Just a quick reminder that Lisa and I are back in Seattle for just a short while and we'll be running one our NEW 2RTW Presentations, 'A decade of DISCOVERY' at South Sound BMW in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By simon thomas
2 Ride The World presentation South Sound BMW

Morning all,

Just a quick reminder that Lisa and I are back in Seattle for just a short while and we'll be running one our NEW 2RTW Presentations, 'A decade of DISCOVERY' at South Sound BMW in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Morning all, Just a quick reminder that Lisa...

Morning all,

Just a quick reminder that Lisa and I are back in Seattle for just a short while and we'll be running one our NEW 2RTW Presentations, 'A decade of DISCOVERY' at South Sound BMW in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
..not yet!

ahh... Vancouver will be next year probably....if we can organise it to fit in with our Alaska route :D
will keep you posted!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By simon thomas
2 Ride The World presentations coming up...

hi guys
thought you'd like to know that we (Simon and Lisa) have a few presentations coming up in your neck of the woods!

Sandy U.T 28th Sept 4:00pm M.D.T.
Santa Fe N.M 16th Oct 6:30pm M.D...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By simon thomas
2 Ride The World presentations in Sept.

hi guys
thought you'd like to know that we (Simon and Lisa) have a few presentations coming up in your neck of the woods!

Ride West BMW W.A. 6th Sept 7:00pm
South Sound BMW W.A. 14th Sept...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 08:15 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
more presentations Sept and Oct...

hi guys
just to let you know that we have the following presentations coming up:

Ride West BMW W.A. 6th Sept 7:00pm
South Sound BMW W.A. 14th Sept 7:00pm
Tigard BMW O.R 20th Sept...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2013, 09:57 AM
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Views: 619
Posted By simon thomas
2 Ride The World presentation Long Beach 7th Aug.

after meeting up with a great bunch of guys at Modesto we are now heading on down to Long Beach where we have a presentation on Wed.
these events we have been doing have been such great fun and we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Long Beach

after meeting up with a great bunch of guys at Modesto we are now heading on down to Long Beach where we have a presentation on Wed.
these events we have been doing have been such great fun and we...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By simon thomas
We're hoping to visit with John and run a...

We're hoping to visit with John and run a presentation down at Iron Horse BMW in Tucson, just need to confirm some dates and then we'll post them online. Hope to see you there.:freaky

Cheers...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By simon thomas
2 Ride The World presentation Modesto 2nd Aug.

Hi Guy's...

Since Lisa and I last visited the USA we have traveled continuously for a further 5 years (just commenced our 11 th year on the road)- visited another 40 plus countries and covered...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Hi Guy's... Lisa and I will be running our...

Hi Guy's...

Lisa and I will be running our new presentation "10 years of Discovery" over at Cycle Specialties in Modesto. We'd love to see a few of you if you're in the area.

Where: Cycle...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 11:49 AM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Hi There, we've actually just been booked by...

Hi There, we've actually just been booked by Scott and Madelyn (BMW Motorcycles of Western Oregon) for a show at the Tigard store.

Where: BMW Motorcycles of Western Oregon
12010 SW Garden PL...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 11:42 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
River Side BMW

evening all...it was one hell of a quick ride down from Salem Oregon down to River Side BMW.

If you guys are around tomorrow night, we're running our new presentation tomorrow night 25th July...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Dropping by San Diego

...evening all,

just a quick note to say hi. We're still in Vegas and waiting to get a new tire onto Lisa 650 tomorrow over at the dealership. We had a blast Friday evening at BMW Motorcycles of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 09:51 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Hi ADV Grifter, yeah, we're doing a short talk...

Hi ADV Grifter, yeah, we're doing a short talk Saturday night after the happy hour and our full presentation Sunday afternoon. We're looking forward to it.

No book for sale yet, although we're...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 10:30 AM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Back in the USA

Hi All,

Hey guys, we haven't dropped off the face of the earth, just busy traveling it. We will kick start this RR and get up do date, so apologizes for those of you that were waiting. But we're...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 08:04 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Mmm, I don't think we carry all that much gear,...

Mmm, I don't think we carry all that much gear, don't forget we carry it between two bikes. basically we carry our camera gear in the tank bags, so anything that won't go into the tank bag doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2013, 07:04 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Yep still using the D90 and also a D3. One big...

Yep still using the D90 and also a D3. One big advantage of having an FX and a DX body is the extra focal length (foreshortening) you get with the DX body. Basically it means that my 200mm lens...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 02:29 AM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
comming soon..

No, no , no...the threads not dead, we've just been busy with a ton of other stuff during our time in the land down under. It's also worth mentioning that we did get a ton of help from a certain...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
another day another Island

23-04-2012

Quite a restless night. I got hot – too hot. The fan didn’t manage to keep me cool at all.
At 4:30 am the call to prayer started…….argh. I could really have done with another couple...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2012, 07:50 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
We're in Auss...

Hi Canoli, still at it, never stopped just been suffering form shitty internet for what seems like an age. We arrived in Australia a few months ago and been running to catch up since. We've just...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 09:20 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Bali or bust

21-04-2012

Stayed another day…and why not! This room is just so beautiful….and more importantly its clean ☺

We took a lazy morning – enjoyed the fruit breakfast (very healthy!) enjoyed a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 08:57 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Bali First Day...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8133738577_0bfbf33963_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/2ridetheworld/8133738577/)

Our first day in Bali saw us just kicking back and soaking up the Island....
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 08:30 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
images of the 20th April

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8133652923_fd51b5a5b9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/2ridetheworld/8133652923/)

This was the over whelming view that met us as we walk outside our small...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 08:28 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Movin' south...

20-04-2012

I woke up to the most amazing mist over the caldera floor. The guys didn’t believe me at first when I said….get up!! You just have to come and see this.!! Thye both lay there...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 04:21 AM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Rob, trust me the privilege was ours. Thanks so...

Rob, trust me the privilege was ours. Thanks so much for opening your home to us, it was great to finally meet you and share some time, enjoy the book, I'll let Alex know it has a good new home. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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Posted By simon thomas
This one of my favorite recent bike portraits. ...

This one of my favorite recent bike portraits. Great bike and a surreal backdrop. The light was stunning.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8117899001_9fcc431b0c_o.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 07:33 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Hey Ford...good question re the helmets. We've...

Hey Ford...good question re the helmets. We've ridden with the BMW modular helmets from the very start of our journey, we originally used the system 4 but after years of use, dirt, sweat etc they...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 02:30 AM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
a once in a life-time sunrise...

19-04-2012

The early morning call was at 3am but we were awake anyway –I think we were all excited! It had been cold last night too and we had all slept well because of it.

The route across...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2012, 06:46 PM
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Views: 3,599,485
Posted By simon thomas
GS Stars

First time I've posted here, so I hope it's OK to self nominate?

Took this shot in Australia's outback 2 weeks ago, no light pollution, 1:30am, camped by a lake I trudged around stark naked in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 05:37 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Hi Dale, Great to hear from you, yeah Lisa...

Hi Dale,

Great to hear from you, yeah Lisa and I often refer back to Mendoza and your names come frequently:clap. I was just looking back through our images and thought these would bring back some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Indonesian TV video

I've just been sent this small video clip put together by an Indonesian TV channel and then aired it nationally. They filmed part of our journey through Borneo with WTR magazine. Brought back some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
...if you like that one you're gonna shit...

...if you like that one you're gonna shit yourself with excitement over the sunrise shot, I took the next day:freaky:lol3:wink::clap:rofl:evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
riding on ash

very dusty, very slippy and Tons of fun...:rofl:clap It's different to sand and we did clean out the air filters after, as the thick dust like ash got everywhere.

Simon
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
Hi Twilight... the structure is actually a...

Hi Twilight...

the structure is actually a temple, stunning and still in daily use. I've posted a better image of the temple that I took on the morning we left, it gives you a clearer view of the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,850
Posted By simon thomas
what a view

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8104500719_24b04b277a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/2ridetheworld/8104500719/)
a quick panorama of our view from the steps that we'd ridden up to.
...
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