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Old 11 Feb 2009
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Hi from Belfast

Hi there

John From Belfast.
Just reg on the site and am blown away by the depth of knowlodge on here.
I ride a Varadero and am heading to Turkey in May/June this year
Been on a few European trips before but never one this far.
Hoping to get even further afeild in the future.
Gonna use some ot the tips I've found on here.

Happy and safe miles to everyone

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Hi Crazymanneil

Thanks for the welcome.
Apperently I must have 8 or more posts before I can reply to your PM

So 2 down 6 to go


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Hi John,
Welcome as well..
Up in Belfast at the mo as well
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Hi John

I did my first big trip from Belfast to Morocco and back in the autumn. This forum was unbelievably helpful to me. Contact me if I can be of any help to you. (I'll pm an email address)

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Hi Guys

thanks for the welcome.
Yes it is a tad cold here at the moment Celt
You on the gser site?

Thanks Drew.
There's two from here and we meeting another guy from London for the Turkey trip.

Think we got most of it sorted.
Got boats booked, rough route plan etc.
Everything else we will play by ear.

Flying to Malaga tomorrow for a few days R&R riding dirt bikes in the hills of
Andulacia.

So be away until Monday.


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Hi Loud

It's been a long time since I had an Ulster Fry...
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Hi Caminando

Just back from an awsume weekend riding in the hills above Malaga.
An Ulster fry would have been well welcome at anytime over the weekend.

Hope you get a chance to have another one soon.



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Hi and welcome Loudpedal!

Good to have you on board. N.I. is on top of my list of places to go, especially after a couple of friends of mine decided to move there from their current home not far from Coventry. I think they are moving not far from the Bushmill distillery, which makes a trip there even more tempting...

Anyway: As said, good to have you here. Oh, and remember to support these guys if you can.
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Hi Caminando

Just back from an awsume weekend riding in the hills above Malaga.
An Ulster fry would have been well welcome at anytime over the weekend.

Hope you get a chance to have another one soon.



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Yes it was way back in the mists of time when some mates and I came over from Scotland for the roadracing at Killinchy. It was a great weekend and everybody was brilliant to us. We had an old rotten Transit van stuffed with bikes. I remember we got stopped by troops; apart from the ones at the van door, there were loads hiding in bushes pointing an armoury at us.

I hadn't heard of cholesterol then so I enjoyed the grub.
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welcome john,

hope you a save travel to Turkiye. drop me a line when you are around and need place to stay, or just having a coffee/...
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I remember we got stopped by troops; apart from the ones at the van door, there were loads hiding in bushes pointing an armoury at us.

They have all gone home.
Vary rarely any checkpoints now We have peace!!!!!!!!!

Indu
Hopeing to visit Norway also. In a year or two.
So If your making it across give me a shout.

Ozhanu

Were heading for Assos on the west coast.
Hoping to take in Istanbull on the way.

Heading to Varadero International Meeting
It's a Varadero International Meeting.
I've been to a good few of them now.
All in Europe until now


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Hi there

John From Belfast.
Just reg on the site and am blown away by the depth of knowlodge on here.
I ride a Varadero and am heading to Turkey in May/June this year
Been on a few European trips before but never one this far.
Hoping to get even further afeild in the future.
Gonna use some ot the tips I've found on here.

Happy and safe miles to everyone

Loudpedal
Hi John, a big welcome from a fellow emerald islander, just out of curiosity what ferry do you use to cross from Ireland to the UK? Belfast, Dublin or Rosslare?
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Hi Adrian.

Thanks for the welcome.
As to ferrys.

It depends on where I'm going, and the time frame I have
I have used most of them over the years.

Mostly Belfast to Stranraer HSS or Dun-laoghaire Holyhead HSS cuts out the M6 Birmingham jams if heading to England or the chunnel.
Rosslare to Fishguard I have used but it's not as handy as Holyhead.

Depending on my timings I have used Belfast Berkinhead. It's not the cheepest but you get a nights sleep and all you can eat.
You can then be in Dover for lunch.

It all depends on the reason, direction, and best deal at the time.
Shop around, motorsport travel, or nutt travel usually offer the best deals.
But not always.

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