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Thread: Getting ready for 'The big year off'... Escaping on the GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8roberto View Post
    oh.. and special thanks to Fanum and gavinbell for their PMs. Nice one

    There really are some solid folks around here..
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    Good luck buddy, hope it's everything you want it to be.
    Very very jealous.
    Post what you can on here I'd love to read about it.

    All the best
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    FFS Rob, there's another weeks worth of waiting yet... hurry up and go, the suspense is killing me

    I'm really looking forward to your reports, have a great trip.. I wish I was going too

    ballistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8roberto View Post
    ... It's going to be, and already is I suppose, very odd not running to all of the crazy deadlines, working silly hours, having planned weekends ruined.. etc etc.

    So you just won't believe how much I am going to do that mate..

    Though my trip was small by comparison (month long/ Honda C90 / To Gambia ),
    at one point somewhere in the middle of the Western Sahara, i sat at the edge of my tent looking at where the fuck i was.
    And it sank in...
    I felt this slightly deranged grin spread across my face and a little glow in my heart and just a touch of adrenalin.
    I hope you get that moment too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogmios View Post
    Though my trip was small by comparison (month long/ Honda C90 / To Gambia ),
    at one point somewhere in the middle of the Western Sahara, i sat at the edge of my tent looking at where the fuck i was.
    And it sank in...
    I felt this slightly deranged grin spread across my face and a little glow in my heart and just a touch of adrenalin.
    I hope you get that moment too.
    I had a moment like that too, walking across the bridge in Istanbul with a pack on my back as a spotty youth long, long, ago. 43 years ago.

    And later that night came the downer, what was I doing in a place like that, what if I got ill, what if I got mugged. I so wanted to be home.

    But that was how I got bitten by the travel bug, I've hitched, driven and flown on holidays ever since, maybe, soon, I'll say sod it and go on my bike (my wife isn't keen on me going on my bike). Selfish, but one day it will be too late.

    So, again, gr8roberto- ENJOY
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    Cheers Gents

    Quote Originally Posted by Ogmios View Post
    I hope you get that moment too.
    I like that. Got to hope for it!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Roberts View Post
    I had a moment like that too, walking across the bridge in Istanbul with a pack on my back as a spotty youth long, long, ago. 43 years ago.
    43 years? eek, I got some catching up to do..

    Quote Originally Posted by ballistic View Post
    FFS Rob, there's another weeks worth of waiting yet... hurry up and go...
    Jeez man tell me about it... I just wanna go now

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    You may want to think about a second Ortlieb bag - in a different colour to the one you've got for wet gear. Putting a wet tent in with a sleeping bag is not a good idea. Obviously it's never happened to me. Absolutely not...

    Other than that - have you tried to pack all this stuff on your bike yet? Never done a RTW but the first time I headed off round Europe I left as much behind as I took. And it never really mattered...

    Have a fantastic trip. I got some new panniers yesterday on my 1100. I'm feeling the itch and am very envious...

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    Have a great time.

    (Don't forget the condoms.)
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    Top man, have a spiffing time, massively green with envy. Looking forward to the write ups.

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    Cheers again chaps

    Quote Originally Posted by Felters View Post
    You may want to think about a second Ortlieb bag
    Yep, check

    Quote Originally Posted by Felters View Post
    Other than that - have you tried to pack all this stuff on your bike yet?
    .. Yep, it's all pretty much packed up... so should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    (Don't forget the condoms.)
    Eh? 1200's run tubeless tyres

    Oh, that. It's been a long old while mate

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    Getting closer.. this time next week it'll be destination Champagne region and the maiden voyage of the new tent.

    Leaving drinks at work kick off in just under an hour. It's a stunningly beautiful day out there and I have the thirst

    Therefore I apologise in advance for anything I post in the later hours of the day, should it happen..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8roberto View Post
    Getting closer.. this time next week it'll be destination Champagne region and the maiden voyage of the new tent.

    Leaving drinks at work kick off in just under an hour. It's a stunningly beautiful day out there and I have the thirst

    Therefore I apologise in advance for anything I post in the later hours of the day, should it happen..
    Why apologise, no one will know where you are
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    Join www.hogrizonsunlimited.com great bunch of people they won`t take the piss

    Good luck, just go now go now

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8roberto View Post
    ...... Therefore I apologise in advance for anything I post in the later hours of the day, should it happen..
    Love is never having to say sorry

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