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 Post subject: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:55 pm 
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Hi all,

Next year I am hoping to return to Portugal to attempt a north/south dirt road journey across the country. Ideally I'd like to find someone to join me for the trip to share the fun. The dates I have in mind are 31 May to 22 June 2015, sailing the Portsmouth to Bilboa Brittany 'econonie' crossing.

I have a route through Portugal which is 80-90% dirt of which I have completed half of last year. I am working on the GPS plot to try and get the ratio of dirt higher (and improve my GPS skills :lol: ).

Here is a hotlink to a previos post viewtopic.php?f=59&t=19040&start=0

If you fancy this trip drop me a PM.

Dan


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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:24 am 
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Hey Dan,

I might be interested in this! I was considering doing a trip to Morocco early next year, but then also started weighing up Spain with it being closer to home. Are you planning on doing it 'on the cheap' and camping along the way?

I've been out learning to trail ride in the peak district on my Ktm 640, but I'm yearning to do a longer trip than 'a few local lanes'.

I can't PM yet anyway as I'm not a member (yet).

Cheers
Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:46 am 
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I am very tempted by this Dan... Will keep my eye out for a big tank ..


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Joel wrote:
I am very tempted by this Dan... Will keep my eye out for a big tank ..


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chieftain-Arm ... SwsB9WDoEj

Is this big enough Joel ;) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:03 pm 
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Joel wrote:
I am very tempted by this Dan... Will keep my eye out for a big tank ..


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chieftain-Arm ... SwsB9WDoEj

Is this big enough Joel ;) :lol:

Rod

That threatened diet should enable Joel to get inside and there will be enough to room to carry the pies. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:46 pm 
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2 Yams wrote:
Joel wrote:
I am very tempted by this Dan... Will keep my eye out for a big tank ..


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chieftain-Arm ... SwsB9WDoEj

Is this big enough Joel ;) :lol:

Rod

It may come in handy for getting PJT back on his bike ...


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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:58 pm 
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Hi Dan
just come back from riding Morocco plus a day in Southern Spain and without a doubt it was the best trip I have ever done even 40degreees in the Sahara was fun just a note you can not ride that end of Spain in the Summer months due to the fire risk. We are thinking of Portugal next year maybe we can trade some information or even team up there are 3 of us.
Nev.


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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
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Hello, Im definately up for this. Camping at least most of the time I presume. What sort of mileages between fuel stops is expected?

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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:24 pm 
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agour wrote:
Hey Dan,

I might be interested in this! I was considering doing a trip to Morocco early next year, but then also started weighing up Spain with it being closer to home. Are you planning on doing it 'on the cheap' and camping along the way?

I've been out learning to trail ride in the peak district on my Ktm 640, but I'm yearning to do a longer trip than 'a few local lanes'.

I can't PM yet anyway as I'm not a member (yet).

Cheers
Paul


hi Paul

I will take a tent but find the Hostels (cheap hotels not youth hostels!) can be almost as inexpensive and enable a quick get away in the morning so it'll be a mix I should think. Get back to me when you can PM and we can discuss, or if you are near the Peak book onto one of our Manchester rides and let me know, we can discuss it.

Dan


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 Post subject: Re: Portugal partner(s) in crime required
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:26 pm 
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Joel wrote:
I am very tempted by this Dan... Will keep my eye out for a big tank ..


they have petrol stations in Portugal, and not too far apart mate!

Dan


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