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Old 28-10-2007, 01:25 PM   #11
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I don't mow my own yards mate.. so you got NOOOOO hope

I can't comment on the telelever, long term seat comfort etc, but you've confirmed the initial impressions I got from test riding a big beemer twin, not my cup of tea at all, I'd look at an SVthou, or trumpy tiger first.

Just like the mercedes off road trucks I worked on in the army, it all seems like technology for technologies sake... pity.

I agree KISS is the go, the less that can go wrong, the better

So, you looking at following Doit and leaving phpbb?

Looking forward to the rest of the (never ending) stoooory
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Old 28-10-2007, 01:32 PM   #12
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That's exactly it...tech for the sake of wanting to be different or something...shame, really, the bike's got some decent strong points.

Yep, following Steve, just bought a copy of vBulletin and hopefully, hopefully, we'll get it across tomorrow night.
Might not look all that crashhot for the start, but that can be done after.
As long as it's stable...

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Just like the mercedes off road trucks I worked on in the army, it all seems like technology for technologies sake... pity.

So, you looking at following Doit and leaving phpbb?

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Old 28-10-2007, 01:37 PM   #13
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Long overseas flights are usually a pain in the arse….no exception here.


The Dubai stopover was already too long at 2 hrs; due to the huge expansion program there are major works going on, the current terminal is way too small for the amount of travellers, it’s a slowly moving sea-of-heads moving in all directions….a place where Asia, Africa and Europe meet.
Jam-packed with folks from everywhere….and stifling hot.

Milano’s Malpensa Airport on the other hand is a big and breezy affair, well signed too, and it was easy to find the Malpensa Express, the train into the heart of Milano.

Not looking all that fresh , it’s a muggy, smog-filled mid-20s, too.





Then the first stumbling tries in Italian to get some tickets for the local Metro out to the north-western area of Milano, the place of our first 2 nights of the trip…. at the Milano Youth Hostel (the only “hole” I could find that offered beds at reasonable rates this time of year in Milano, the city hosts lots of fairs around Sept/ Oct) with BiancoBlu, the bike-hire mob, not far away.

Asking around, we got a recommendation for some restaurant and walking down the leafy streets gives us a first taste of the place…. scooters EVERYWHERE, the pace frantic, every tiny gap an “opening” to stick the nose in front…NO MERCY, not a ¼ inch given !!

The eatery turns out to be a small sidewalk marque ringed by a few bushes, the beer is cold, comes at a decent size (1/2 ltr.), the food isn’t too shabby, either.
The long flight and travel fall away quickly…. we’re soaking it up!!

A couple of hours later, 5 half-dead-on-their-feet-Aussies shuffle back to their beds…what a start, we LOVE it already !!


WOT??? Morning already ? Oh shiiiite…. :cry: :?



What’s up?

How about a day in Milano?
Go past BiancoBlu along the way, so we know where to drag our suitcases to the following morning when we pick up the bikes…



Take the bus? Or this one…



Let’s snoop around, check out the city, the streetmarkets, the city-park, the Milano Castle, the Cathedral and whatever else, grab a cuppa somewhere (or a ½ ltr. icecold Heiniken from a street-kiosk as it turned out)…let’s see where we’ll drift…snapshotting whatever catches the eye…

Look at those bike-shop opening hours, huh?



She just might make that tram (with some help from above)



EVERYWHERE !!





Talking about TIGHT !!







One day, when I grow up…. I wanna be a ….



Let’s just walk down that way, eh?















Whowha…there it is, let’s have a look…

















How about that road over there?….











The markets… how about that LOG of cheese?





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Old 28-10-2007, 03:36 PM   #14
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Good to see graffiti looks the same the world over.....

& I notice tassie tim got his mug in an awful lot of pics
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Old 28-10-2007, 03:48 PM   #15
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Good to see graffiti looks the same the world over.....
& I notice tassie tim got his mug in an awful lot of pics
Not much graffiti around Milano though...some of the outer subs, the more industrial areas, but innercity it's pretty rare. A welcome change...
TT's got just one of those mugs...hard NOT to have it in a shot
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