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Old 09-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #766
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Europe

Hey Noah an opportunity came up that I had to take.I am leaving for Portugal on Sat.for a 40 day ride through some of the same countries you'll be riding.I'll try to keep track of you and if were in the same area maybe we can meet to have that beer that we didn't have when you were at my place in Alberta.Good to see you back on the road.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:23 PM   #767
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Hey Noah an opportunity came up that I had to take.I am leaving for Portugal on Sat.for a 40 day ride through some of the same countries you'll be riding.I'll try to keep track of you and if were in the same area maybe we can meet to have that beer that we didn't have when you were at my place in Alberta.Good to see you back on the road.

Very good. I'll see you soon. Check your PM
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:18 AM   #768
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Looks like you were really lucky with the weather in Scotland. We spent two weeks mountain biking around the Highlands in August 1989 (bright yellow Specialized Rockhoppers with U-brakes - those were the days!) - that really tested the waterproofing of our panniers! Beautiful country though, the youth hostel in Glen Affric is pretty special.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #769
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Noah's back!!

Noah has returned from his trip to Scotland on his new 690,and when he returned to Rally-Raid Products HQ we had his old,stolen,690 waiting for him!!!!!!
One of our Irish friends,Philip Gunn,rode the bike over from Dublin,and considering it's ordeal at the hands of the theiving scum,it was in fairly good shape.They had removed the screen and licence plate,but apart from that,Phil said it drove over OK.
Noah swapped over his spare fuel pump,injector & other spares(which they had not touched) and now he leaves tomorrow for France,and continues on his RTW trip.
Before leaving we lined up all the 690's for a final picture with Noah.
Bon voyage,and good luck!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #770
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #771
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:44 AM   #772
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Very Nice

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #773
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cool shot of the 690's. Good luck for the rest of the trip Noah!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #774
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Quick update

I spent the night is a small town in Belgium called Alveringem. I found a nice pub an the people there were amazing. So friendly. They kept apologizing about their English. I had to say "Would you quit apologizing for your English? I have no German or French skills so it is amazing!"

Now I am in Northern France. I am going to go look at the Normandie beaches tomorrow then I have to head toward Paris.. then Switzerland.

Anyone have any contacts to stay in Paris or know of a place with secure parking?
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #775
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Really sounds like an incredible trip. WWII sites would also be on my short list, I'm sure it will be heart wrenching. Travel safe.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #776
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #777
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #778
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Finishing out the UK

Since I am in France now, I should finish out the UK.

A few pictures from Edinburgh..







It was very slow traffic.. stop and go. not really the place for a Maserati




My sister-inlaw's friend from college who lives with her husband in Edinburgh. This list seems empty but it will fill up fast.

September 9. Edinburgh to Byrness. 65 Miles
I slept in until 12 and didn't get on the road until 4:30 in the afternoon. I didn't make it very far before I just wanted to go back to bed. Especially when it started to rain on me.



September 10. Byrness to Rushden. 328 Miles
Since I didn't go ANYWHERE on the 9th, it was time to make some mileage up. I had to stop in at Adventure Spec for a new tank bag. On the way I had the privlage of meeting Lucy Sandys Clarke. She is a 29 year old blacksmith or "smithy" as the call it here. Her work is amazing and she was a real joy to talk to. If you are ever need some real iron work done, you should stop by and talk to her. You should also go to her website and see her portfolio. It goes without saying she is one in a million... and if you are not careful you could fall in love easy. On the way to Adventure Spec my Garmin 62st decided to take a shit. It uses a mini USB connection for the power supply. It is obviously not a good design for the vibration/water/dust of motorcycle travel. I now have a Garmin Montana! I was leary of the touch screen but I am very pleased about the rugged craddle, rechargeable battery and large screen. I rode motorway to Rusden and pulled in around 10:30 at night.




The village of Dent


Lucy.






Rejects because the were not the same






The shop has been a smithy shop for decades.. centuries maybe? This is where a past smithy tested out the sheep horn burning labels on a door jam.


@ Adventure Spec

I spent the 11th, 12th and 13th working on the New moto and the Old moto at the Rally Raid HQ.

"new" and "old" or is it old (2008) and new (2010)?


New Garmin Montana.


Remedy for burnt blinkers.


Fitted the spare parts canister off the old bike. Parts were intact (fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel injector, fork seals, spark plug, thermostat switch).


Some eye candy.



On the morning of the 14th I went south toward the Euro tunnel. I took motorway most of the way. One thing I love about splitting lanes in Europe. The cars are all so small, you could ride a trike through the gaps. More so in France than the UK.


Martin.. Owner of Torque Racing I am bringing his passport to Paris to get so he get get all the Visas he needs for the Dakar Legends Rally in a few weeks.


Waiting to get on the Eurotunnel train.




Some nice old British iron.



Thats all for now. I'm caught up to a few days ago.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #779
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Good pics Noah, glad the UK was enjoyable and as you probably realised theres a whole load more to see if you ever come back
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #780
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Good pics Noah, glad the UK was enjoyable and as you probably realised theres a whole load more to see if you ever come back
True story. But the problem is, you realize that about EVERYWHERE!
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