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by Michael J
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Maybe a useful resource...
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Maybe a useful resource...

That's the plan at the moment. 2018 is going to be busy.

Am getting rained on in Ireland at the moment.
by Michael J
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Grand Alps - Early June
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Grand Alps - Early June

You should be good for most of them. l'Iseran and La Bonnette will be iffy then, but you already knew that.
by Michael J
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Maybe a useful resource...
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Maybe a useful resource...

Hadn't seen that before - thanks.
by Michael J
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet
Replies: 47
Views: 1724

Re: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet

> ...apart from the small matter of the Grossglockner in between...

That rings a bell.
by Michael J
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Jokes & Humour
Topic: Put your funnies here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 16366

Re: Put your funnies here please.

=D> =D> =D> =D>
by Michael J
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet
Replies: 47
Views: 1724

Re: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet

The really sad part is losing contact with old friends. I'm in touch with a few on Facebook, but it's almost too commercial. And there's this guy who keeps posting pics of a green Kawasaki in sunny warm places. Annoying.
by Michael J
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cezch, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia , Slovenia ,
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Cezch, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia , Slovenia ,

Nothing like a paper map to let you see the big picture. Nothing like a GPS to let you see infinite detail. Would I plan a ride on the GPS? No Would I enter a detailed route and follow it slavishly? Again, no. Would I enter points of interest that I want to hit? Absolutely. I really like to use mine...
by Michael J
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cezch, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia , Slovenia ,
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Cezch, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia , Slovenia ,

I've actually booked from a hotel's parking lot (car park). One near Annecy especially comes to mind - it was €100 on the door and €70 on booking.com. Not cheap, but cheaper.
by Michael J
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Trip Planning
Topic: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Almost. I rode the Lacets de Montvernier in 2016, but didn't know about the road to Montpascal. Definitely would have ridden it.

One more added to the list.
by Michael J
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet
Replies: 47
Views: 1724

Re: 12th Alpineroads.com-meet

Impressive! I'm still not sure where I'm going to go next week.
by Michael J
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow on Timmelsjoch and Stelvio
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Snow on Timmelsjoch and Stelvio

There were a LOT more people up there in July.

The bike that I rented in 2004 had heated grips. Saved my life. When I got home I immediately put a set on my VStrom - and my Triumph came with them. Don't leave home without them.
by Michael J
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow on Timmelsjoch and Stelvio
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Snow on Timmelsjoch and Stelvio

I got an early start in 2004 (late May). and damn near froze - the previous two years were very hot, and I guess that I expected more of the same. Hit the Stelvio where it began to snow, so headed down the Umbrail to the Fluela. Snowing on the Fluela. Ducked in to the restaurant at the top for somet...
by Michael J
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow on Timmelsjoch and Stelvio
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Snow on Timmelsjoch and Stelvio

Cool! (literally and figuratively)

Glad they enjoyed the experience! :D
by Michael J
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !

And, hopefully, will remain so for the foreseeable future.
by Michael J
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !

Thanks, all. I celebrated by binge watching the Game of Thrones 7th season on a free HBO trial. Saving my money for riding. :D

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