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Oldenough2knowbetter 10-06-2012 09:31 AM

Elefantentreffen 2013
 
Planning, preparation and Autumn re-fit of sidecar underway while it's still relatively warm, so when it gets colder, I'm already committed and can't bottle out:wink:

SO.......

Who's up for another weekend of Vodka, schnappes,German beer and frostbite:beer

Adge

tattewell 10-11-2012 05:45 AM

intriguing, tell me more...

Oldenough2knowbetter 10-17-2012 01:23 AM

re: Elefantentreffen 2013
 
Sorry for the late reply, got lots of cr4p going on at the moment!

Look here for more info on the Rally http://www.bvdm.de/et.html

The rally officially starts on Friday but people arrive from Tuesday onwards.
We get the Wednesday morning ferry , then stop at Cologne overnight, travelling the rest of the way on Thursday and leave for home on Sunday morning. The part in between gets a bit foggy. I'm sure it involves LOTS of drinking, cooking over wood fires and talking bullsh*t.:freaky
It does get a bit parky, with temperatures down to -5C travelling down and down to -16C overnight, so good warm kit is essential!

As it's a 1700 mile round trip for us we always bring my sidecar outfit, but many people bring solos, it just depends on the weather travelling down.

To get a taste of what to expect , take a look at Youtube. There are many videos there.

Adge

sfwo79 10-18-2012 12:08 PM

Is this the year?
 
I've been wanting to do this trip for many years now. I think this is the one.
DF:freaky

Rose 10-19-2012 05:13 AM

Memories.....

Check if you're heated grips are still working before you leave....
Mine didn't and boy did I miss 'm....
http://roos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-e...P2270413-L.jpg

Oh and don't forget to test your insulating mattress before you leave, I have tested it without air in it (it was slowly leaking) and that does not work well keeping you warm :hmmmmmhttp://roos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-e...P2270401-L.jpg

Make sure to get some warm gear (no this in not me):

http://roos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-e...P2260373-L.jpg

And start practising now, if you want to win the best snow.... (whatever) contest:
http://roos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-e...P2260365-L.jpg

Oh and last but not least..... beer makes you have to get out of your tent at night, so alternatives are advised....
http://roos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-e...P2260350-L.jpg

Have fun!!
:clap:freaky

Habibi Rocks 11-03-2012 09:06 PM

Its going to be good !!!!!!!! Hope i can get up to Germany ...... Always good comraderie :freaky

Jim pedley 11-12-2012 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldenough2knowbetter (Post 19761117)
Planning, preparation and Autumn re-fit of sidecar underway while it's still relatively warm, so when it gets colder, I'm already committed and can't bottle out:wink:

SO.......

Who's up for another weekend of Vodka, schnappes,German beer and frostbite:beer

Adge

I'm sure thinking about it again ! ! ! Anyone else up for it ?

V Saarela 11-15-2012 02:53 AM

On a Swedish forum we are in diskussion about using studded(spikes) tyres, espcielly in Germany.

We have noticed about wintertires on cars, also about strange laws/paragrafs/diskussions using M+S tyres etc etc. Still, canīt found a word about using studded tyres.

Is the law same on bikes as well as on cars? If using in area where you have to use wintertyres, is spikes allowed or....? Can I find a paragraf about the studded tyres on bikes?

Ceri JC 11-15-2012 02:58 AM

I could only fit one winter rally in this year, so opted for the Dragon. Hoping to do the Elephant 2014.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rose (Post 19852739)
Oh and last but not least..... beer makes you have to get out of your tent at night, so alternatives are advised....

As to peeing in the cold...

Take a lead from mountaineers: getting out your tent gets you cold and wakes you up and it takes forever to fall back asleep. Get one of these:
http://www.outdoor-ranger.co.uk/nalgene-wide-mouth-cantene-clear-p-13832.html?currency=GBP&language=gb
.

Once you've used one, you'll never go back. Make sure you get the wide-mouth version unless you're hung like a doormouse.

GiorgioXT 11-16-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceri JC (Post 20048238)

Once you've used one, you'll never go back. Make sure you get the wide-mouth version unless you're hung like a doormouse.

..and, more important, don't try to use a plastic bottle by cutting its neck ..PET bottles edges are like razors. cuts there are bad... get a motor oil bottle!

JethroDog 11-18-2012 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V Saarela (Post 20048228)
Is the law same on bikes as well as on cars? If using in area where you have to use wintertyres, is spikes allowed or....? Can I find a paragraf about the studded tyres on bikes?

Studded tires on cars or motorcycles are not allowed on public roads in Germany (unlike Austria, Switzerland, and Italy). M&S tires are required on motorcycles for insurance purposes when winter conditions are present, however the winter tire requirement doesn't specify motorcycles. I doubt that you would get pulled over on your motorcycle for a tire check while it is snowing. The good news is that you can use snow chains (but don't exceed 50 KMH).

Chris

rescueMAN 11-18-2012 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceri JC (Post 20048238)
I could only fit one winter rally in this year, so opted for the Dragon. Hoping to do the Elephant 2014.



As to peeing in the cold...

Take a lead from mountaineers: getting out your tent gets you cold and wakes you up and it takes forever to fall back asleep. Get one of these:
http://www.outdoor-ranger.co.uk/nalgene-wide-mouth-cantene-clear-p-13832.html?currency=GBP&language=gb
.

Once you've used one, you'll never go back. Make sure you get the wide-mouth version unless you're hung like a doormouse.

You just have to make sure you wash it out well before putting cold drink in it :clap

V Saarela 11-20-2012 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JethroDog (Post 20071137)
Studded tires on cars or motorcycles are not allowed on public roads in Germany (unlike Austria, Switzerland, and Italy). M&S tires are required on motorcycles for insurance purposes when winter conditions are present, however the winter tire requirement doesn't specify motorcycles. I doubt that you would get pulled over on your motorcycle for a tire check while it is snowing. The good news is that you can use snow chains (but don't exceed 50 KMH).

Chris

:thumb

Thankīs!

rescueMAN 11-20-2012 08:54 AM

Ceri, I see the Dragon tickets are sold out already! 4 weeks, thats a record I think :huh

Ceri JC 11-25-2012 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rescueMAN (Post 20083891)
Ceri, I see the Dragon tickets are sold out already! 4 weeks, thats a record I think :huh

Aye; I had a reminder in my calendar for the day they went on sale. I was away on a work trip for 4 days, came back to order them and the site already said they had sold 50% of them!
:eek1


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