Jul 16 2017
It’s early Sunday afternoon and we’re waiting for the Riders’ Meeting at 14.30. This year we don’t have to attend the Rookies’ meeting as we are already Iron Butt Rally finishers.
The last couple of days have been rather relaxed. Friday was spent mostly catching up with old friends and sleeping. We had to …
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Jun 23 2017
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Jul 31 2014
And another quick entry…
The specialist had not-so-good news and better news (Lyn thinks they’re both variations of ‘bad’ but I guess it depends on your perspective). The pain in my arm (see previous entry) was being caused by the silastic implant that had replaced my smashed radial head twenty-two years ago. I appear to …
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Jul 18 2014
Everyone knows you don’t go green-laning on your own, don’t they?
Would you go down a byway on your own that you’ve never been down before, while on a bike that weighs 575lbs, dry, and has road tyres on?
How about if the bike was pretty much brand new (you’re riding it home from its …
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Jun 10 2014
Another bank holiday rally and you know what that means. Somewhere in Great Britain it’s going to be raining.
This was the 2014 Brit Butt Rally. Regular readers may remember that two years ago we didn’t take the rally book literally and it cost us 10,000 points. This year we did take the rally book …
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May 01 2014
It’s official, Denmark doesn’t hate us any more! I’m pretty sure that every time we’ve ridden through Denmark it’s been tipping down with rain. Today it didn’t. In fact, it was glorious. This is our first trip of the year – an Iron Butt Europe Ride to Eat to Aalborg – ostensibly to visit the …
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Nov 19 2013
While the rest of England was basking in Hurricane Horrid we were enduring the sort of riding that only beautiful weather can provide…mostly.
The target was Seville in Southern Spain for an Iron Butt UK Ride to Eat on Saturday. Kevin suggested we tried a BunBurner Gold ride on our way down and, being a …
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Oct 04 2013
Over the years the IBA Germany Rally has developed into much more than a ride round Germany so we were looking forward to some exciting challenges ahead. We weren’t to be disappointed. This year was somewhat different as Gerhard and Frank, the usual IBA Germany Rallymasters, were to be joined by Homer Krout, an American …
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Sep 09 2013
On Saturday we all went out for breakfast then relaxed while waiting for some of Paul and Mary’s friends to arrive for a barbecue. At 17:00 we said our goodbyes, headed for the airport and arrived home late on Sunday afternoon. We’ve been back a fortnight and I’ve been reflecting on our amazing adventure. 10 …
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Sep 01 2013
We breakfasted at the wonderfully-named Bogies café where the owner was delightful, he was quite a character. Apparently one of the guys from Santana used to be a regular, so much so that people forgot he was a celebrity and he became ‘just another customer’.
Don and Kim then took us on a tour of …
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