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Offline miguel

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Hi from Portugal
on: October 25, 2015, 11:12:12 AM
 Hello My friends, it´s my first time here or in any forum, I hope to meet you guys and who knows, ride with some of you.
Cheers  :031:
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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 11:48:03 AM
Hello 'neighbour' !
Maybe we'll meet someday for a ride !  :031:

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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 11:56:02 AM
and why not ? next saturday or sunday ?
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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 02:57:25 PM
Hi

Welcome to the forum.

I will let you know if I am ever fortunate enough to ride in your beautiful country.

Sadly in 33 years of riding I have only ridden once outside of the UK on a hired bike in Rhodes whilst on holiday some 20 years or so ago.

Enjoy the bike.

Gary

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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 03:12:33 PM
Hello Gary, thank you so much.
Don´t worry, I bet that that happens to most of bikers, also I have only ridden a couple of times to Spain...there are a couple of things you should do if you have the possibility to come to Portugal in June, it´s the "lés-a-lés"..check it out :062:
someday I would like to go to Isle of Man..maybe one day.
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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 08:01:46 PM
*Originally Posted by miguel [+]
Hello Gary, thank you so much.
Don´t worry, I bet that that happens to most of bikers, also I have only ridden a couple of times to Spain...there are a couple of things you should do if you have the possibility to come to Portugal in June, it´s the "lés-a-lés"..check it out :062:
someday I would like to go to Isle of Man..maybe one day.
:031:

I had a look online but could not find out much about the event in English so had to resort to Google translate and watch a couple of You Tube videos.

It looks like a great event!

From what I saw, some of it appears to be on dirt track. Have you done it on a Crossrunner and if so how did it cope with the off road sections?

So far the roughest terrain I have attempted is a lightly gravelled road which the bike seemed to handle well under my nervous control.

The Isle of Man is also on my wish list but sadly I can't persuade the wife to let me go!

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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 08:11:48 PM
*Originally Posted by miguel [+]
and why not ? next saturday or sunday ?
I've got bad tyres in the Crossrunner , they are new but awful to ride in wet . I didn't bought them , the stand where I bought the Crossrunner in '2nd hand' (two months ago)  put them in the bike and I've already had a scare happening doing a curve and I don't trust them in wet pavement . The tyres have only the use of 658 kms and I'm not going to buy another ones in the moment , so ... let's wait for some sunny weekend to meet each other and have a coffee .
 
p.s. The tyres are Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier 2  :151: They take much time to warm and are slippery in wet . The best of the issue is that I've heard that they end fast too  :002:

p.s.(2) I've already done the 'Lés-a-Lés' and last August I went to Picos da Europa (and I have to repeat it because it's an amazing region)
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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 09:19:50 PM
Yes, gary, the CR copes well in rough terrain, although its an 80/20 so one must know its limits😉. Their site is bad but the event is great, think about it..
Yes, our wifes are a little bit jealous....
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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 09:22:16 PM
Willow, I got the pirelli, they are great, the price is not so great... Lets wait for a shiny weekend, shall we?
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Re: Hi from Portugal
Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 10:29:33 PM
*Originally Posted by miguel [+]
Willow, I got the pirelli, they are great, the price is not so great... Lets wait for a shiny weekend, shall we?
My name is Luis Salgueiro and I live in Sobral de Monte Agraço (between Arruda dos Vinhos and Torres Vedras ) . I know thar the Pirelli Scorpion Trail are the right tyres for the CR but I have to 'burn' these first . One day we have to join our CR and go somewhere together , It's a deal !  :031: