Jump to content


Photo

FJR Forum European M/C Tour: June 25-July 10, 2011!


  • Please log in to reply
73 replies to this topic

#41 huron52

huron52

    FJR Commander

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,758 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Coast of Ontario
  • Bike: 2004 ABS (Gen I) N. America

Posted 09 January 2010 - 02:41 PM

I am very interested in option #1 Put me on the possible yes list.
EOM 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 KEY WEST 2005, CFO 2005, 2006 CFR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2013 NAFO 2008 2010 2012 WCR 2010 SWFOG 2010
Wheaton's Camp out weekend 2010, Extreme ALPS Tour 2012, FODS VI 2013

I got to go somewhere Once smile.png
IBA# 23257

#42 cota95

cota95

    RI Beach Pop

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,226 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lincoln, RI
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

#1 has me very interested.....

IBA# 35652 ... AMA Life# 265496VisitedStatesMap-small-2.jpgNAFO-2010pin-1.jpg2010_Chowder_run_icon.gif

EOM 2006-07-08-09-11-13       Ride to the Rock 2002-2013    NERDS 1 & 3


#43 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:33 AM

Like the thousands of Irishmen of 160-odd years ago, you've abandoned Ireland for a better opportunity, PapaChuy.
At least they had an excuse - the famine.

But all seriousness aside, I'm sure that for the majority of adventurous Feejerites, the Alps and all of those beautiful
mountain passes are much more appealing than the Auld Sod. (And even I'll admit that those parts of Europe
would make for much more scenic and exhilarating rides than would that dreary little green island just west of
the great colonial Satan.)
BTW, Ms. Tyler Risk enjoyed a motorcycle vacation there (including, I believe, Stelvio Pass?) a few years ago, and could likely be convinced to share with your group some of her amazing photographs.
As you well know, she has "an eye" and got some great shots.

Additionally, mi amigo, I know that you and Seth have only just recently visited Erin,
so your hunger for a taste of the old country has been satisfied for now.

BUT, I'll have to pass on this trip. I'll be saving my nickels and perhaps in a few more years we'll have the chance to
"ride Ireland".
And rest easy, Don. I'll not be having Sinn Fein send the "other boys" to your house in the middle of the night.
Your kneecaps are safe.

In the meantime, don't choke on...

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.


Is that Austrian or Swiss?biggrin.gif
(Same stuff. Funny socks and leather short shorts.)


#44 bikesniffer

bikesniffer

    FJR Pilot

  • Members++
  • PipPipPip
  • 381 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Europe
  • Bike: 2008 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE (Old Michael @ Jan 10 2010, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Like the thousands of Irishmen of 160-odd years ago, you've abandoned Ireland for a better opportunity, PapaChuy.
At least they had an excuse - the famine.

But all seriousness aside, I'm sure that for the majority of adventurous Feejerites, the Alps and all of those beautiful
mountain passes are much more appealing than the Auld Sod. (And even I'll admit that those parts of Europe
would make for much more scenic and exhilarating rides than would that dreary little green island just west of
the great colonial Satan.)
BTW, Ms. Tyler Risk enjoyed a motorcycle vacation there (including, I believe, Stelvio Pass?) a few years ago, and could likely be convinced to share with your group some of her amazing photographs.
As you well know, she has "an eye" and got some great shots.

Additionally, mi amigo, I know that you and Seth have only just recently visited Erin,
so your hunger for a taste of the old country has been satisfied for now.

BUT, I'll have to pass on this trip. I'll be saving my nickels and perhaps in a few more years we'll have the chance to
"ride Ireland".
And rest easy, Don. I'll not be having Sinn Fein send the "other boys" to your house in the middle of the night.
Your kneecaps are safe.

In the meantime, don't choke on...

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.


Is that Austrian or Swiss?biggrin.gif
(Same stuff. Funny socks and leather short shorts.)


Only Austrians can come up with that much "Schmalz" that why the best thing about Austrians is...












their neighbors the Swiss yahoo.gif yahoo.gif yahoo.gif
Los Robustos M/C "El Jefe Supremo" for Schweiz, Bayern und Oesterreich Region of European Alps!

#45 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE (bikesniffer @ Jan 10 2010, 07:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only Austrians can come up with that much "Schmalz" that why the best thing about Austrians is...


their neighbors the Swiss yahoo.gif yahoo.gif yahoo.gif


laugh.gif
And, 'sniffer, then you surely must know the best thing about England.


#46 beemerdons

beemerdons

    Certifiable Old Fart

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,966 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chandler, Arizona
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:47 AM

Old Michael, rest assured, no need to send the IRA Prov's after me: I'll be happy to ride Ireland with you, just identify a date!

I have to admit, no one here wanted to ride Ireland with us; every single vote was for the Alps, not one hint for riding Ireland.

Even received PM's from Forumites, one in particular from Vancouver Island, BC: "Hell no, I won't ride with that Mick Bastard!"

#47 bikesniffer

bikesniffer

    FJR Pilot

  • Members++
  • PipPipPip
  • 381 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Europe
  • Bike: 2008 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE (Old Michael @ Jan 10 2010, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (bikesniffer @ Jan 10 2010, 07:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only Austrians can come up with that much "Schmalz" that why the best thing about Austrians is...


their neighbors the Swiss yahoo.gif yahoo.gif yahoo.gif


laugh.gif
And, 'sniffer, then you surely must know the best thing about England.


I sure do...the Shetland Islanders? glare.gif just kidding yahoo.gif
...plus I know what the response must be cause my brother in law is Irish
Los Robustos M/C "El Jefe Supremo" for Schweiz, Bayern und Oesterreich Region of European Alps!

#48 beemerdons

beemerdons

    Certifiable Old Fart

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,966 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chandler, Arizona
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE (Old Michael @ Jan 10 2010, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Like the thousands of Irishmen of 160-odd years ago, you've abandoned Ireland for a better opportunity, PapaChuy.
At least they had an excuse - the famine.

But all seriousness aside, I'm sure that for the majority of adventurous Feejerites, the Alps and all of those beautiful
mountain passes are much more appealing than the Auld Sod. (And even I'll admit that those parts of Europe
would make for much more scenic and exhilarating rides than would that dreary little green island just west of
the great colonial Satan.)
BTW, Ms. Tyler Risk enjoyed a motorcycle vacation there (including, I believe, Stelvio Pass?) a few years ago, and could likely be convinced to share with your group some of her amazing photographs.
As you well know, she has "an eye" and got some great shots.

Additionally, mi amigo, I know that you and Seth have only just recently visited Erin,
so your hunger for a taste of the old country has been satisfied for now.

BUT, I'll have to pass on this trip. I'll be saving my nickels and perhaps in a few more years we'll have the chance to
"ride Ireland".
And rest easy, Don. I'll not be having Sinn Fein send the "other boys" to your house in the middle of the night.
Your kneecaps are safe.

In the meantime, don't choke on...

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.


Is that Austrian or Swiss?biggrin.gif
(Same stuff. Funny socks and leather short shorts.)


Just thought of something, Old Michael. If you wanted to ride Ireland for the week before or the week after this Alps ride takes place, I would rent a BMW K75 RT from my friend Stefan Knopf in Heidelberg for a month. I used to ride to London from my US Army base in Augsburg, Bavaria, Deutschland in two days time, I could easily ride to Dublin in three; meet you there!


#49 Fairlaner

Fairlaner

    The Bartender Whisperer

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,955 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Torrance, CA
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:56 AM

You guys are crazy, thats all i gotta say. I will talk to you about this fiasco in a couple of weeks.

R

R.I.P. My one fingered friend Posted Image
IBA Number 45197 CBA #3

#50 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (beemerdons @ Jan 10 2010, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even received PM's from Forumites, one in particular from Vancouver Island, BC: "Hell no, I won't ride with that Mick Bastard!"

"Well, that would keep us from having to stop every few miles so she could powder her nose".

Or, " good, 'cause I prefer to ride without a pillion."

Or, "first, she'd have to grow a set".

Or, "does she ride motorcycles?"

Or, "they've lifted the Campbell River quarantine?"

Or.....

(MadMike fed me all those lines. What a bastard, huh? biggrin.gif Don't hurt him, barb.)

Man, stir crazy here. Gotta get out for a ride.


#51 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:04 AM

QUOTE (bikesniffer @ Jan 10 2010, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... my brother in law is Irish...

Well, you've a chance, then, 'sniffer. biggrin.gif


#52 beemerdons

beemerdons

    Certifiable Old Fart

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,966 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chandler, Arizona
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:04 AM

QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Jan 10 2010, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You guys are crazy, thats all i gotta say. I will talk to you about this fiasco in a couple of weeks.

R


Oh just great, Old Michael: Representative from The Great Colonial Satan has shown his face, the same one who said NO to Eire!


#53 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (beemerdons @ Jan 10 2010, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just thought of something, Old Michael. If you wanted to ride Ireland for the week before or the week after this Alps ride takes place, I would rent a BMW K75 RT from my friend Stefan Knopf in Heidelberg for a month. I used to ride to London from my US Army base in Augsburg, Bavaria, Deutschland in two days time, I could easily ride to Dublin in three; meet you there!

We'll chat over a stout in DV, mi hermano.


#54 Fairlaner

Fairlaner

    The Bartender Whisperer

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,955 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Torrance, CA
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:07 AM

I will save my thoughts for when i see you in DV as they are not for sensitive ears.......


R
R.I.P. My one fingered friend Posted Image
IBA Number 45197 CBA #3

#55 Dr. Rich

Dr. Rich

    Arrested Development

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Whidbey Island, Washington
  • Bike: 2007 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:19 AM

QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Jan 10 2010, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will save my thoughts for when i see you in DV as they are not for sensitive ears.......


R


The Great Dane will also be providing input into this conversation...Rich

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.   Thomas Henry Huxley

 

" I never learned anything when I was talking"  Lou Holtz


#56 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE (Dr. Rich @ Jan 10 2010, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Jan 10 2010, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will save my thoughts for when i see you in DV as they are not for sensitive ears.......


R


The Great Dane will also be providing input into this conversation...Rich


Oh, god, I'll NEED a few stouts.


#57 beemerdons

beemerdons

    Certifiable Old Fart

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,966 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chandler, Arizona
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE (Dr. Rich @ Jan 10 2010, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Jan 10 2010, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will save my thoughts for when i see you in DV as they are not for sensitive ears.......


R


The Great Dane will also be providing input into this conversation...Rich


Oh brother, Old Michael! Now we not only get chin music from a Londoner, but from the Copenhagen Kid also. Rich, you are retired and worthless just like me; let's spend a month in Europe on motorbikes chasing chicks, drinking beer and eating!


#58 Old Michael

Old Michael

    Seriously

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,623 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (beemerdons @ Jan 10 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...let's spend a month in Europe on motorbikes chasing chicks, drinking beer and eating!

Rich is married, so.....he'll have to watch what he eats. wink.gif


#59 Dr. Rich

Dr. Rich

    Arrested Development

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Whidbey Island, Washington
  • Bike: 2007 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (beemerdons @ Jan 10 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Dr. Rich @ Jan 10 2010, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Jan 10 2010, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will save my thoughts for when i see you in DV as they are not for sensitive ears.......


R


The Great Dane will also be providing input into this conversation...Rich


Oh brother, Old Michael! Now we not only get chin music from a Londoner, but from the Copenhagen Kid also. Rich, you are retired and worthless just like me; let's spend a month in Europe on motorbikes chasing chicks, drinking beer and eating!


I could do this...I would want to head for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, what used to be northern Yugoslavia and some of the less explored countries. My favorite town in all of Europe is a small spa village in Bohemia. Croatia has some amazing country and roads. There is an interesting article in this months Rider magazine about a guy that did a loop around Austria... There is some amazing beer in the Czech Republic!

On my ride agendas are the following in priority order are:

New Zealand
Chile/ Argentina
Scotland and Ireland
Eastern Europe

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.   Thomas Henry Huxley

 

" I never learned anything when I was talking"  Lou Holtz


#60 beemerdons

beemerdons

    Certifiable Old Fart

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,966 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chandler, Arizona
  • Bike: 2013A (Gen III) N. America

Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:39 AM

QUOTE (Dr. Rich @ Jan 10 2010, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (beemerdons @ Jan 10 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Dr. Rich @ Jan 10 2010, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Jan 10 2010, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will save my thoughts for when i see you in DV as they are not for sensitive ears.......


R


The Great Dane will also be providing input into this conversation...Rich


Oh brother, Old Michael! Now we not only get chin music from a Londoner, but from the Copenhagen Kid also. Rich, you are retired and worthless just like me; let's spend a month in Europe on motorbikes chasing chicks, drinking beer and eating!


I could do this...I would want to head for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, what used to be northern Yugoslavia and some of the less explored countries. My favorite town in all of Europe is a small spa village in Bohemia. Croatia has some amazing country and roads. There is an interesting article in this months Rider magazine about a guy that did a loop around Austria... There is some amazing beer in the Czech Republic!

On my ride agenda are the following in priority order are:

New Zealand
Chile/ Argentina
Scotland and Ireland
Eastern Europe


Dr. Rich: Brother, I'll be your Huckleberry! I was not allowed behind the Iron Curtain when I lived in Europe, because I was a US Army GI. As I had mentioned to you at breakfast with Rena, HYCLE, johnny80s and the rest of the Los Robustos M/C crew:

I was not even allowed to visit Vienna, because it was within 30 kilometers of the Iron Curtain. Hell yes, I would ride Eastern Europe with you! We really ought to bring Niehart with us, Dave is a real "babe magnet." Ah, Czech beer and German girls!