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by Michael J
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Great pic!
by Michael J
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: What do you ride?
Topic: After 11 years of German bikes, I've made the step towards..
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: After 11 years of German bikes, I've made the step towards..

And, just to be a contrarian, I've just bought my first German (albeit made in India) bike. a BMW G310GS.
by Michael J
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook touring groups.
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Facebook touring groups.

... " I can just as easily search for jobs and e-mail my CV from the Balcony of an Alpine Hotel as I can from home."

And, if your line of work permits, you may be able to actually work from that same balcony. :D
by Michael J
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook touring groups.
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Facebook touring groups.

Too far? Innsbruck is only a bit over 4200 miles (6800 kms) from here. :lol:
by Michael J
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook touring groups.
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Facebook touring groups.

I'm not going to make 2018. Both of my kids have moved out to Colorado (about 1,700 miles away) - so a ride out there is in the offing. While I'm out there, I have a half sister that I haven't seen since '78 who is in western Wyoming that I need to drop in on. And I've always wanted to visit Banff i...
by Michael J
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook touring groups.
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Facebook touring groups.

+1 on the friends. I still remember Karza posting back in 2007 that he and his group would be in Livigno on such and such a date and if anyone was in the area to stop by and say "Hi". Who knew? There was even a guy there from Australia. The actual getting together in the flesh is one of th...
by Michael J
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook touring groups.
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Facebook touring groups.

Yeah - but it was great while it lasted.

I still check for activity daily, but am usually surprised to find anything. Since Tim went to the PHPBB which killed quoting and links of any kind it's been an accelerating downhill slide.

Thankfully, ADVRider is alive and well.
by Michael J
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook touring groups.
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Facebook touring groups.

All the more reason to be there, Rob. Someone has to interject fact and reason into the conversation. :D
by Michael J
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ZumoForums closing down!
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: ZumoForums closing down!

You undoubtedly forgot to pay the Trolls.
by Michael J
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ZumoForums closing down!
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: ZumoForums closing down!

I've learned to ignore instructions to exit when I'm reasonably sure that I'm "not there yet". A simple zoom out typically shows returning to the main road. Regarding the "Garmin Starburst" (hadn't heard that before, but I like it), if all the units aren't identical (i.e. same mo...
by Michael J
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retirement plans
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Retirement plans

"Shouldn’t be too hard for me as I work for Air Canada so should be special pricing for me."

So...

How many bikes could you ship?

He asks, innocently...
by Michael J
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retirement plans
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Retirement plans

Both of the bikes I shipped were with Stefan Knopf - I dropped off the bikes, their titles and a Power of Attorney, IIRC. He handled all of the other details. A remarkably simple process. Remembering from the chat on ADVRider regarding Air Canada's shipping, I believe that all you will need are a cl...
by Michael J
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Grand Alps - Early June
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: Grand Alps - Early June

Oh yeah - the top part of the Finestre's north ramp is unpaved - but it's very polite dirt - no problems with my old black Suzuki.

the Assietta is somewhat less polite.
by Michael J
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Grand Alps - Early June
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: Grand Alps - Early June

Well... If you take the Mont Cenis (a pleasant ride - good scenery and road) down into Susa, you can pick up the Colle delle Finestre from Susa over to Fenestrelle. If you're feeling REALLY adventurous, take the Assietta road from just past Finestre's col to Sestriere.
by Michael J
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Road Conditions & News
Topic: French national speed limit reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 745

Re: French national speed limit reduction

Another issue is that the legislators seldom have knowledge of the technical aspects of what they're legislating. It's almost always a knee-jerk reaction - and almost always either wrong, an overreaction or both. IMHO A Pete Seeger song (What did you learn in school today) comes to mind: "Our l...

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