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Old 05-30-2011, 07:36 PM   #16
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:07 AM   #17
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8am, in an hour take off!

One hour to go. A bright sunny day for the UK, effing fantastic.

Bikes nearly packed.

Fuel ignition mapping system disconnected.

Now back to yesterday, where we had a bit of fun at our base camp in Woburn. Found some dirt, I suspect the only dirt you can legally ride. the 990 is good in the dirt!

Also found a great cameraman, who'd never been near a camera but did a good pan for me. . Well done Tom from Woburn, UK.

Who would have thought that by midday I would be riding around the village on a Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:20 AM   #18
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Nice work Doggy!

Watch out for those deer!

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #19
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:40 AM   #20
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Great little vid there edog. Keep up the good work and stay safe
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:19 AM   #21
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Good stuff so far Edog

That Tom from Woburn realy knows about bikes.

If disconnecting the PC doesn't help the fuel economy then drop into a KTM dealer and get them to load the standard map, doesn't take long and should sort out the problem.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:31 AM   #22
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! day to Plymouth

It's three in the afternoon and I've found a wifi hotspot at the Austin Vince Film Festival in Bideford. The sunshine has just given way to light rain, but I can't complain, we have had brilliant weather to ride in. In fact I'm sporting a little sun burn at the moment.

Austin Vince is a world renown motorcycle adventure film maker and Darren and I had the very great pleasure of receiving some pointers from him.

We've had some brilliant riding through the back roads of southern England. We've had tens of kilometres through hedge lined lanes, which can be a little scary at times but it looks great on the go pro!

Tomorrow we jump on the ferry from Plymouth to Santander in Spain. Darren tells me the trip across the Bay of Biscay can be pretty rough. I sincerely hope not as I'm a bit of a bowl hugger.

Great to hear from you DannoJ and Pete. Tell Russell I saw his homeland from a far, across a large channel the name of which escapes me.

Now, I'm a bit reluctant to tell you this but that's life. You may recall in the previous post I said that I disconnected the power commander. Well I didn't. I disconnected the ..........blinkers. . Needless to say that didn't improve fuel economy.

I'm sitting out the front of one of the movie previews, so a little distracting, but I'm going to try and pump out a little gopro video from the hedge row riding.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:33 AM   #23
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Good stuff so far Edog

That Tom from Woburn realy knows about bikes.

If disconnecting the PC doesn't help the fuel economy then drop into a KTM dealer and get them to load the standard map, doesn't take long and should sort out the problem.
Thanks mate but I think it's too late. I'll just go with the flow now. I haven't ridden a 990 for a lengthy period before. They really are a great bike and certainly a great bike for this trip.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:05 AM   #24
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VKOG 4 a quicky

This a a real quick video but not bad considering I'm sitting out the front of a make shift cinema in a portable building.

Anyway it gives you a great idea of the wonderful country we have been riding in.

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:32 PM   #25
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A slightly overcast day and a pleasant 23 degrees C. It’s 7.15am on Sunday 5 June.

This inaugural Adventure Film Festival, hosted by the famous UK motorcycle adventurer, Austin Vince, of ‘Terra Circa’ and ‘Mondo Enduro’ fame has been a hoot. It’s been a combination of watching great adventure films and then being tutored by the people who made those films in the craft of story telling. Darren and I have learnt a heap.

Austin was very kind and gave us piece to camera that we greatly appreciate. This festival has been a very supportive environment and great encouragement for us for the bigger trip.

This morning we get a little send off from the festival and we’ll be on our way to Plymouth. The great things about meeting like minded adventurers is that you get some great tips and we’ve been given an adventure trail route in gpx format through the Pyrennes to Andorra. Apparently this route isn’t well known and is spectacular.



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Old 06-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #26
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Great to hear from you DannoJ and Pete. Tell Russell I saw his homeland from a far, across a large channel the name of which escapes me. .
That was the mighty Bristol Channel! You should drop in on Mum on your way back if you are in Gloucestershire. She would love to see you both and give you a feed/bed.

Enjoy the Pyrenees ... watch out for those crazy drivers and goats!

We were up in the Watagans yesterday with the boy wonder showing me up on hill climbs again!

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Old 06-05-2011, 11:49 PM   #27
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You are on the wrong side of the channel mate!!

Ah edog you poor fool

you're missing the best bit - get yourself over the bridge and into God's Own Country

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you're missing the best bit - get yourself over the bridge and into God's Own Country

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Ah Winko, Just thinking of you.....out in the Bay of Biscay steaming for Santander, practising my Spanish.

It's been a smooth over night trip none of this for me.
I was fearing, as was Darren, filling the cabin up with spew, but we survived 'spew' free.

Darren spoke to a guy at the Adventure Film Festival that has given us a great route through the Pyrennes, called the 'Smugglers Route' that leads into Andorra.

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Old 06-06-2011, 02:08 AM   #29
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:06 AM   #30
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this is going to be awesome
actually, it ALREADY IS
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