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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Jimbo on November 16, 2017, 09:22:12 PM »
Yes - that is indeed a problem.
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Dupnica on November 16, 2017, 07:08:53 PM »
 Never been on a quad bike and I do worry when I see some people driving around who obviously don't have a clue, and the ones who stand their children in front of the driver,an accident waiting to happen.
 But I feel sorry for people like Nikos and Spiros in Agios Stefanos have invested a lot of money in quad bikes, what will happen to them?
 They must have got rid of most of their scooters since the quad bikes became more popular
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Jimbo on November 16, 2017, 12:46:58 PM »
Here's what ABTA has to say:
https://abta.com/about-us/press/holidaymakers-putting-themselves-at-risk-by-hiring-quad-bikes

I have never ridden a scooter or motorbike - seen too many tourists who've removed a lot of skin when falling off. I did hire a quad in Agios Stefanos this year, but hated it and gave it back after three days. I didn't feel at all in control of it. I've owned and driven some very powerful sports cars in my time, I've driven thousands of miles over very dangerous African roads, but the quad was the only vehicle that's ever scared me.

That's the root of the concern: people who would never hire a scooter feel safe on a quad because it has four wheels. It's not as safe as one assumes, particularly (I read) when cornering or accelerating hard. Apart from the fact that the automatic gearbox was "snatchy" and prone to jerks when starting off, I found the steering remarkably un-positive and inclined to veer at the slightest pothole. You are an experienced quad-rider - I'm not, and I'm probably more typical.
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Waspman on November 16, 2017, 01:59:51 AM »
The accident rates for quad-bikes are appalling, so it's possible to have some sympathy. For once, this is not a money-making event.
Rubbish, accident rates for 2 wheeled bikes are worse. Which do you have experience with Jim?
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Jimbo on November 16, 2017, 12:52:52 AM »
The accident rates for quad-bikes are appalling, so it's possible to have some sympathy. For once, this is not a money-making event.
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Dupnica on November 15, 2017, 10:16:45 PM »
 Now the Greek Government are trying to bring in another new law banning quad bikes from the roads.
 
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Is it really you?
« Last post by Dupnica on November 10, 2017, 07:34:19 PM »
James Bolam played Grandpa in my Pocket but he's better known as Terry from the Likely Lads to us of a certain age!
Don't remember Grandpa in my Pocket,was it a children's programme? As I am "of a certain age" I do remember the Likely Lads.
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Information and help please / Re: San Stef vs Spain
« Last post by Gavlah1973 on November 09, 2017, 01:23:32 AM »
Give Skala in Kefalonia a go
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Is it really you?
« Last post by David A on November 08, 2017, 10:35:25 PM »
James Bolam played Grandpa in my Pocket but he's better known as Terry from the Likely Lads to us of a certain age!
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