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Old 06-30-2008, 01:22 AM   #16
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Without highjacking the thread anymore--don't know who without checking--but TBEC have strict rules --noise is 94 dBA at 0.5 m and 11 m/s mean piston speed (ACU std--and std bikes sometimes fail!)---and they don't allow engines to be run in the pits , or before the start--so its a cold engine start after an overnight soak -and this was 7 am--perhaps a bit of the old 2 stroke flooding problem. However, in my experience 2 strokes always start eventually--unlike some modern oversquare 4 strokes which can defy all the thrashing you can give them and are far more sensitive to flooding.

I still get TBM--you still get great articles and tests. On the adventure front I do hope we get some good coverage out of next year's Dakar--a still relatively unexplored continent as far as Adventure riding is concerned--I wish I could afford to go and watch.
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Who's the poor sod trying to kickstart his bike a million times at the start?

Don't worry about me and Paul, we're just jousting
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #17
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Anyway, back to the topic. I have read both of Lois' books and enjoyed them. Only downside for both books is the bitchiness towards her travelling companions (her co-rider in Lois on the loose and the gap year girl in the Africa one). Fair enough if you don't get on with them, but to bitch about them in print when they have no recourse or are able to put their side of the story is a bit much. Would recommend them apart from this though.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:31 PM   #18
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Anyway, back to the topic. I have read both of Lois' books and enjoyed them. Only downside for both books is the bitchiness towards her travelling companions (her co-rider in Lois on the loose and the gap year girl in the Africa one). Fair enough if you don't get on with them, but to bitch about them in print when they have no recourse or are able to put their side of the story is a bit much. Would recommend them apart from this though.
Sounds like Lois is a bit of a handful. Very focused sportsmen/women can be like this eh?
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:35 AM   #19
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The gap-year-girl you said about reminded me of so many pretentious "i've seen the world" students that i knew exactly what Lois was talking about.
I think she was trying to explain the personalities; Jacques was focussed, his missus was 'along for the ride' and Angel was (as we all were) opinionated without being particulalry informed.
I didn't think she was bitching about them particularly, because the way she described them they seemed just like the sort of folks who would piss the arse off me equally as quickly, if not sooner!

When i write my book, i can see you all commenting on the various forii "that Dunc, doesn't he whinge"...
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Bit of Dan Walsh:

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fe...run/index.html
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:26 PM   #21
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Cool read Ray.

That's a similar sort of writing style as Lois's.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:43 AM   #22
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My dear rey rev,

Let me tell you something about Mike.
Mike is dear friend of mine that I meet on his trip around EU. Yeas, he is not hard core biker, maybe he is not biker at all but he ride by him self whole Europe. His trip lasted 6 mounts.
I now that he is not afraid of different culture and he is brave because he never ride bike before this trip. Mike is journalist by profession so all his text is well whiten and has many intelligent remarks that make me laugh.

And now question for you, big and mean critic? Where you lonely on you’re epic journey from Manchester to London (via Oxford and Nottingham)???
Was it dangerous doing off road Yorkshire???

I drive blue Varadero whit license plate ZG 9009-AS. Who knows, maybe Ill meet you this year on right lane

This is me, aka Boris from Zagreb
Baltic region
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230653

Tunisia

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228997

Ukraine & Russia
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353430





Are my credential solid?
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:05 AM   #23
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My dear rey rev,

Let me tell you something about Mike.
Mike is dear friend of mine that I meet on his trip around EU. Yeas, he is not hard core biker, maybe he is not biker at all but he ride by him self whole Europe. His trip lasted 6 mounts.
I now that he is not afraid of different culture and he is brave because he never ride bike before this trip. Mike is journalist by profession so all his text is well whiten and has many intelligent remarks that make me laugh.

And now question for you, big and mean critic? Where you lonely on you’re epic journey from Manchester to London (via Oxford and Nottingham)???
Was it dangerous doing off road Yorkshire???

I drive blue Varadero whit license plate ZG 9009-AS. Who knows, maybe Ill meet you this year on right lane

This is me, aka Boris from Zagreb
Baltic region
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230653

Tunisia

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228997

Ukraine & Russia
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353430





Are my credential solid?
Well done for sticking up for your friend; but, look, give me a 1200GS and 6 months off work and I'll write whatever you like, from wherever you like. What I've stated is that I tried Mike's work and - amongst all the critiques of E&C etc - found it lacking. That's my opinion and I'm entitled to it.

I find it easier to relate to the feckless, flawed, talented, boozing Dan Walsh. Paul (Wildman) prefers the more cultured approach of Mike Carter. It takes all sorts to make the world go round. Fwiw, Nick Sanders' writing puts me to sleep.

Was it lonely on my epic trip? No, I had my g/f to keep me warm . Was it dangerous for me in Yorkshire? Yes, because I weigh 210lbs and have the lungs of a weasel . I do RRs to contribute to this site and because I enjoy it. Not because I get paid or have a contract to fulfil.

I'll read your RRs a little later, they look interesting.

And take a look at my comments to Paul - it's no biggy really, we're just jousting.
So relax Boris, and have a . I'd happily buy you and Mike a drink anytime.

regards, Ray
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:37 AM   #24
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I'd happily buy you and Mike a drink anytime.
Thanks, but no. I drink only with travellers
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:58 AM   #26
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My dear rey rev,

Let me tell you something about Mike.
Mike is dear friend of mine that I meet on his trip around EU. Yeas, he is not hard core biker, maybe he is not biker at all but he ride by him self whole Europe. His trip lasted 6 mounts.
I now that he is not afraid of different culture and he is brave because he never ride bike before this trip. Mike is journalist by profession so all his text is well whiten and has many intelligent remarks that make me laugh.

And now question for you, big and mean critic? Where you lonely on you’re epic journey from Manchester to London (via Oxford and Nottingham)???
Was it dangerous doing off road Yorkshire???

I drive blue Varadero whit license plate ZG 9009-AS. Who knows, maybe Ill meet you this year on right lane

This is me, aka Boris from Zagreb
Baltic region
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230653

Tunisia

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228997

Ukraine & Russia
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353430





Are my credential solid?
BORIS! Your credentials are solid with me my friend! Haven't got to your chapter yet but looking forward to getting "plenty messed up" with you some day!
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:02 AM   #27
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BORIS! Your credentials are solid with me my friend! Haven't got to your chapter yet but looking forward to getting "plenty messed up" with you some day!
Come with Mike to my weading. August 30th in Zagreb

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Old 07-02-2008, 08:40 AM   #28
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Come with Mike to my weading. August 30th in Zagreb
If I wasn't going to be in the South of France on business then that would be an invitation I'd jump at. I hope you have a great day; post pics!

Is Mike a member here?
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #29
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Dan Walsh is a hero of mine, ever sine I heard him say "it's better to be lost in France than found in Wigan'.....


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Old 07-02-2008, 12:45 PM   #30
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I don't think so. As I understand he don't follow web or any other motorcycle scene.
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