All posts under Summer 2009

Summer 2009 Introduction

So this year I am pleased to announce that I will be touring again.  I had originally planned: “North to South” Europe from Nordkapp (Norway) to Tarifa (Spain) approximately 11,000KM.  However, given our current economic crisis and the fact that I did not succeed in passing the accademic year(last year),[…]

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Ride out with Dan

[singlepic id=236 w=200 h=90 float=left] With 2 weeks to go, Dan and I met up for a ride and a chat about our route.  We covered just under 70 miles doing B roads in Surrey in search of a pub we once stopped at…. sadly no joy.  However, we did[…]

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Return from Ripley

[singlepic id=240 w=320 h=240 float=left] Hi hi! I’m back from the Horizons Unlimited Travellers meeting 2009 (as it says on the wrist tag we had to wear). It was an amazing weekend even if it did start on Wednesday. I met some amazing people and listened to some great people[…]

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Fuel Economy

[singlepic id=235 w=160 h=80 float=left] So after going through some receipts and checking mileage and economy I was amazed to find that my fuel economy is fastly increased after powering up the bike, I was wondering why the bike wasn’t feeling too powerful, I’m infact scoring over 10 miles per[…]

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1 Day left…mostly packed!

[singlepic id=237 w=320 h=240 float=left] I’ve been a little busy lately, I’ve been rejetting the carburettor, installing an Acewell speedometer and snagging little things like trying to install the dirt wheels to replace the supermoto wheels.  However, the simplest of things always are the harder things to overcome. Works out[…]

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Throwing Money at a problem… can work!

Unlike my education, throwing money at my bike can produce results… not that I’m bitter about the edukashun. (for those not on the same page of the Neil-o-rama: I failed yet again at architecture… 3 years wasted and £10k a year in loans for nothing). [singlepic id=271 w=160 h=120 float=left][…]

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Bonsoir Dieppe

[singlepic id=198 w=240 h=160 float=left] Hi! So, after starting off on a shaky start thinking Dan wouldn’t make the boat (and by the skin of his teeth almost didn’t). We finally met up after the boat started sailing. The boat was descended upon by this blinding mist and consequently we[…]

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Rochefort

Hiya again! I wasn’t able to connect to the net yesterday but we ended up just outside of Le Mans last night in a nice campsite in a quiet town called Beaumont-sur-Sarthe. The trip from Dieppe to Le Mans was nice despite the torturous heat.  This morning Dan and I[…]

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Arcachon

[singlepic id=120 w=240 h=160 float=left] So after my last post I caught the ferry over to Verdon-sur-Mer (I think), and rode very very slowly south through the pine forests (pictured below). Excuse the awesome looks. [singlepic id=121 w=320 h=240 float=center] I was a little hesitant at Biganos where there was[…]

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Aoiz

Hey there! After a crappy night in the campsite last night with people making sounds till late and then waking up in a storm at 2am (having only put my fly sheet up) and getting everything wet.. whilst fumbling to put the storm sheet over in the dark, would alone[…]

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Viva San Fermín!

Hey there! After what seems like an eternity of partying in the streets (2 days, no sleep). I finally came back to Edurne’s house in Aoiz to touch base and catch up with some essentials (shower, sleep, shave, proper meal and email checking). The San Fermín fiestas are verrryyyyyy long.[…]

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Covaleda!

Photos from the other Night

Well we set out for Pamplona centre to live it up about 1 or 2 am and Caravan Place and Gregario de Luxe were playing. We’d never heard of them before but they were great, danced ourselves into a very silly mood and then hit the bars to talk and[…]

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It's been a few days…

Well I’ve been kicking back and relaxing some since I got here, not been carrying my camera around and spending time with friends and family so not much to tell.  However, being self conscious of this, yesterday I took my camera with me out on an average day with my[…]

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