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Hi,

Just stumbled across the HUBB yesterday. I'm in Scotland and so far my biking travels have all been here although I do keep saying I'll do Europe. I'm hoping this site can help with that.

I ride an aging Kawasaki KLR650 that I keep threatening to replace, but can't quite bring myself to get rid of it.

Aside from biking, another interest is photography - two pursuits that work quite well together as it happens, so a few snaps from my travels can be found here: Frogwell.com Gallery

All a bit chocolate boxy I'm afraid, I keep meaning to put more effort into the photography to make it more interesting and original, but I never quite get round to it.

Anyway, hello all


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Hello Frogwell!

You'll find a lot of keen snappers on here, goes with the travelling I think! An effort to take some of the enjoyment of being in a place home with you? Your biking travels may be limited to Scotland as yet but in my experience Scotland has some superb biking by anyone's standards!
You'll find this is a pretty helpful site, most people are so keen to talk about their obsession they'll tell the same stories/give the same advice many times over, but using the search option is a good thing to do because some questions have been asked a LOT!

Enjoy the worlds best motorcycle travelling site!

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PS- Your pix are far better than chocolate-box! Some very nice use of the widey!
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amazing photos! setting off next week weather permitting. these pics are feeding the excitement bug growing inside! loving the "out of tent" shot.
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Welcome to HUBB too. I'm in a similar boat. Did licence 2 years ago (almost to the day) before a year's volunteering and backpacking (non bike) and so that I'd know what to do on a bike in Asia. Hired a few in Asia for the odd day, and only just got back to 'reality'....so had to buy a VStrom to make my job more interesting (ok, the commute).

First decent trip to the Hebrides at end of July (based in Edinburgh) and only a couple of overnighters so far.... maybe the next time I travel it'll be on a bike, but loads to learn!! Heading to the HU meet in the peak next month though which I'm looking forward to. Only problem is I'll want to head off into the sunset straight afterwards....and my bank 'balance' won't let me yet!

Also love photography too...

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Welcome to the forum, I'm Perthshire as well.

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Mark,

Welcome and thanks for sharing your photo gallery the shots are great.

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