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by Michael J
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retirement plans
Replies: 14
Views: 197

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: 197

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: 503

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: 503

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: 192

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...
by Michael J
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Road Conditions & News
Topic: French national speed limit reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 192

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
by Michael J
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Road Conditions & News
Topic: French national speed limit reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 192

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
by Michael J
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Road Conditions & News
Topic: French national speed limit reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 192

Re: French national speed limit reduction

Music is just background to me (unless I'm sitting somewhere (not moving) actively listening. Locally in my car, the radio is tuned to the local news/traffic/weather station and I can't count how many times a key word has triggered my attention only to realize that I hadn't heard any of the precedin...
by Michael J
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Road Conditions & News
Topic: French national speed limit reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 192

Re: French national speed limit reduction

Actually, I like that one. I've had too many close encounters with a driver with a phone to his or her ear who was oblivious to the world around them.
by Michael J
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet
Replies: 58
Views: 2542

Re: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet

Updated - thank you
by Michael J
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Where was that road?!
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Where was that road?!

Ah yes - it was on Karza's list in 2013. SP133 south out of Levico Terme and heads south to Monte Rovere where it ends at SP 349.
by Michael J
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Where was that road?!
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Where was that road?!

Passo Manghen?
by Michael J
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Any plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Any plans?

Just a short loop here in North America. Starting from (essentially) Washington, DC, out to Denver to visit my sons. From there up into Canada and to Banff in Alberta (because I've wanted to go there for a while). Across to Montreal and drop down into New England to visit family and then back home. ...
by Michael J
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Road Conditions & News
Topic: French national speed limit reduction
Replies: 20
Views: 192

Re: French national speed limit reduction

"Speed awareness" course? I'm always aware of how fast I'm going. Whee!
by Michael J
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retirement plans
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Retirement plans

I just noticed that you plan to buy a bike in Europe. Be advised that registering and insuring it in your name is just about impossible if you don't have a legal residence in Europe - i.e. citizen, resident alien, etc. It would be much easier (in the long run) to ship a bike over. I've mentioned Ste...

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