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Old 03-20-2011, 07:30 AM   #16
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Vander-- good job. Your trip brought back many memories from my 4 years in Spain at Torrejon AB. However I was bikeless at the time due to having small children. We did however have 1970 VW Camper Van and traveled all over Spain & Portugal. Our last year there we went to France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg up the Mediterranean coast and coming back via the Atlantic. Camping was nice and very inexpensive and the only way we could afford to see all we saw. I just remember the Spaniards way of enjoying life and the afternoon siesta's due to the stifling summer heat. And the tapas and great simple foods.. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:20 PM   #17
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Quiero montar mi motocicleta y pasar tal vel un mes se (o mas!) Quiero volver a dar las gracias, y espero que entiendan mi mal espanol!
Grácias por leer la crónica.
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PS: Barcelona is a spectacular city and a place that I wouldn't mind to stay ...
Remember most places are great when going for a visit, but live there permanently is another story. All in all, I do love to live in Barcelona, just need to leave every now and then.

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Great report, thanx!! Only one but........you should´ve taken the Tenere for this ride!!!
Greetz, Hans.
The Ténéré has a similar route (off-road only) in his 2011 agenda

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Vander-- good job. Your trip brought back many memories from my 4 years in Spain at Torrejon AB. However I was bikeless at the time due to having small children. We did however have 1970 VW Camper Van and traveled all over Spain & Portugal. Our last year there we went to France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg up the Mediterranean coast and coming back via the Atlantic. Camping was nice and very inexpensive and the only way we could afford to see all we saw. I just remember the Spaniards way of enjoying life and the afternoon siesta's due to the stifling summer heat. And the tapas and great simple foods.. Thanks
That is a great way to travel. I took this picture last fall.




And to Carlo Muro, Blagadan, ClearwaterBMW and Gadget Boy, I'm glad you liked it, thank you.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #18
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Muy bueno!

Great report especially for the pics but mainly because of all the historic insight you use to describe those pics!

Informa cuando vengas al norte de Portugal.

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Old 03-20-2011, 02:51 PM   #19
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Good report!! I love Spain & Portugal.....
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #20
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Spain and Portugal

I've driven the highways of Spain (extremadura/asturias/a Corunha) several times and everytime all I could think about was how much I wished I had my bike instead of a rental car! Great Pics man! Love it!
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:59 PM   #21
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Informa cuando vengas al norte de Portugal.

Tengo muchas ganas de recorrer el norte de Portugal.


Andydj31 and Charliemike, thank you for the interest
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #22
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I liked that a lot. Lovely pictures and great descriptions. You put me there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #23
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Nice pics, it looks beautiful there. Wish it was easier to get a bike over there for holiday.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:15 AM   #24
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Here is my trusty steed in front of loved/hated Barcelona.




Call me an ignorant American, I don't understand why Barcelona is "loved/hated"? Why would it be hated?
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:55 AM   #25
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Fantastic ride!!!!
Someday I will have to explore this part of world. Especially Cabo da Roca area is on my list. Thank you for your RR!! Greetings from Poland.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:06 AM   #26
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Fantastic ride, report, and photos.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:29 AM   #27
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Awesome RR and photos. I was fortunate to ride in Southern Spain last year and had a wonderful time, even not speaking the language and riding solo. I found the Spanish to be ever so helpful and kind.

Thanks for another taste of Spanish culture!!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #28
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Thanks a lot Vander

As a native, I live south of Lisbon,you made a really amazing portrait with beautiful photos.
Wonderful turistic description.

Let me know if you come by again.
There is more to visit.

Un saludo
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:00 PM   #29
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thanks for sharing - very nice pictures.
after 20 years holidays in Spain - you showed me that i still need to visit some places.

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #30
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Wonderful RR.

Only done the Picos region and Pyrenees. So much of this fantastic country to explore.
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