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Where do I sign up?

I will be back in Blighty in a week or so and would love to come. What time will we get away on the 20th? I have a sailing course starting the next day on the other side of the country.

I will be bringing my VFR. The XT and KLR will be staying in Colombia.
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Sounds great!

Count me in if there are still places available!

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Ofcourse!

I have one tip: Buy a Jap.

But what about the Butterfly effect?

I would have loads of extra money left over if I bought a Jap......money is the root of all evil......and the world doesn't need anymore evil.....perhaps the evil I may cause with that money was just enough to push the world over the balancing point and into total chaos(guess it's already in chaos--but you get my drift!).....that's why I must continue to ride a Bavarian tractor.....I guess.....it's my destiny......

I'm surprised.....such a renowned and respected world traveler and perhaps the most dedicated and knowledgeable aficionado of the XT world-----would be so careless in her advice---perhaps you've been distracted lately?

Actually I was looking for a class in "motorcycle theory"--think your going to teach one of those later in the year?
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Dates!

Hello everyone!

Thanks to no fault of my own, and completely unexpectedly I am suddenly finding myself a week into my long awaited, long planned trans african trip. (See my posts elsewhere and hopefully soon updated website!)

Miracles never cease.

Sooooo. I am afraid I wont be back for three months!

Also, to avoid us clashing with summer holidays, I think the best dates will be in early SEPTEMBER.

I have sorted a mechanic out -- and secured TWO DATES in September.

So -- NEW DATES ARE:

11, 12 September

and

24, 25 September


ALSO -- I have sorted out a BOOKING FORM -- which you can complete HERE (updated)
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Safe travels

Good luck on your trip. It should be even more fun in September when you can tell us all about it.

Regarding the form though, it seems to be kicking up an error when you click submit:
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Method Not Allowed

The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /mechanics.html."
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Good luck on your trip. It should be even more fun in September when you can tell us all about it.

Regarding the form though, it seems to be kicking up an error when you click submit:
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Method Not Allowed

The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /mechanics.html."

Fixed it.
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Course Dates

Unfortunately am away first set of dates & am working 2nd set & do not have enough holiday to book days off! Are you planning any more courses for the future?
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Yes, the idea is to keep going if it works well - will post some more dates in due course.
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This is a great idea. I can't do this weekend but would love to do a course like this over the summer at some point. Let us all know when you have more dates.

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I think it was last year Rob
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Yep, was last year - but I haven't heard from Mardi for yonks - anyone seen here anywhere?
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Mechanic course

Is this course or anything similar being repeated this summer? Ideally not too far from London...

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goo & others..

this may be of interest..

Bike Smart

i did the course in feb this year in haywards health. good value for 2 days, fun and i learnt a lot. the idea is that you take your bike along, plus spares (or pre-order these) and carry out a service on your own bike over the weekend. i'd recommend it for folks who are new to biking.. maybe first 1 or 2 years of bike ownership. no previous knowledge required but if you've got specific questions or problems you've attempted and would like a little help with the guys are very accomodating and willing to spend time talking and tinkering after class. all in all i'd definitely recommend.

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£125? That's not much more than paying someone to do the service for you and at least I would have some idea of hat I was doing afterwards
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