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Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,770
Posted By GiorgioXT
In Italy could be a problem for the last week of...

In Italy could be a problem for the last week of July and the first two of August, when most of people will be in holiday, anyway , a good idea could be to check in the morning of each day before...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,459,014
Posted By GiorgioXT
Also , beware of the breather tubes of...

Also , beware of the breather tubes of carburettor/injection , if not properly routed could suck water ...
Forum: EMEA 03-02-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By GiorgioXT
If I was you, I'd rather shed totally Cologne and...

If I was you, I'd rather shed totally Cologne and instead stop in Aachen ..
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 56,584
Posted By GiorgioXT
Definitely .:deal

Definitely .:deal
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By GiorgioXT
The fact is that the six-month period cease and...

The fact is that the six-month period cease and restart any time you got out with the bike from EU (Switzerland counts too) and with the lax border controls the authorities have an hard time to check...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,895
Posted By GiorgioXT
Outstanding report and pics ! :clap ...

Outstanding report and pics ! :clap




Mortar grenade 82 mm.
http://www.inert-ord.net/russ02i/mort_at/russmorts.jpg
Forum: Europe 02-14-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By GiorgioXT
As said before , a cheaper alternative to hotels...

As said before , a cheaper alternative to hotels could be the "matrazenlager" , common bunk-houses found in mountain huts and also hotels on passes.
In general, if you stay out from parks and nature...
Forum: EMEA 02-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By GiorgioXT
Corsica is fabulous, but if you have not at least...

Corsica is fabulous, but if you have not at least 3 days to taste it its a shame, a good alternative could be the Elba Island , smaller but nearer with a much shorter ferry, and also good for riding...
Forum: Europe 01-31-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By GiorgioXT
Its even more confusing , because the Green Card...

Its even more confusing , because the Green Card refers to the liability insurance (for EU countries the green card is really an "overkill" since by EU Law the insurance have validity in any other EU...
Forum: EMEA 01-31-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By GiorgioXT
If the bike has a EU plate and registration, the...

If the bike has a EU plate and registration, the sale and consequent import-registration in another EU country like Italy is relatively straightforward. Better though to check the prices of...
Forum: Europe 01-31-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By GiorgioXT
Stealth Camping - in practice anywhere in the...

Stealth Camping - in practice anywhere in the Alps , from Slovenia to France is possible to set up a tent for a night without having problems , just follow simple precaution : if is farmed land,...
Forum: EMEA 01-18-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By GiorgioXT
There are year-round ferries for Corsica , thats...

There are year-round ferries for Corsica , thats really nice and worth a week of riding; respect Alps though , is more different than Utah vs Iowa...
Forum: EMEA 01-13-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By GiorgioXT
Brenner is open year-round and one of the lowest...

Brenner is open year-round and one of the lowest elevation passes to go through.
Nearly all the passes in Dolomites will be open and weather could be very good, I'd skip western alps and...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,564
Posted By GiorgioXT
Taking this to the letter, also the section...

Taking this to the letter, also the section "Advrider annual rallies" should go into vendors ...:huh
Forum: Europe 01-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,347
Posted By GiorgioXT
I relance with...

I relance with http://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/accueil the french site with also lot of nice maps
Forum: EMEA 01-10-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By GiorgioXT
First , Michael J is spot-on with his advice. ...

First , Michael J is spot-on with his advice.


I'd decide following the weather - in Alps normally the perturbations run west to east, so the serious bad weather (that with several days of rain...
Forum: EMEA 01-08-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By GiorgioXT
I would like to offer an alternative route -...

I would like to offer an alternative route - maybe harder but more fun and always open
http://scribblemaps.com/api/maps/images/450/450/Dvoik31eQ9.png
Here the link to the map...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,564
Posted By GiorgioXT
I seriuosly doubt that an insurance (in EU) could...

I seriuosly doubt that an insurance (in EU) could refuse to cover damages on a registered bike, and if its registered its legal, since its the state Office that issue the reg.
To me, this seem the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,798
Posted By GiorgioXT
Italian traduction : FIGATA BESTIALE ! and the...

Italian traduction : FIGATA BESTIALE ! and the work is sure more than worth the definition. :deal
Forum: Europe 12-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By GiorgioXT
The problem is that to register a bike (or any...

The problem is that to register a bike (or any other vehicle) you need a proof of residence, thing that is not possible if you are traveling - if you instead are relocating for work, you should have...
Forum: EMEA 11-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By GiorgioXT
In Europe traffic ticket are just administrative...

In Europe traffic ticket are just administrative issues , they will try to make you pay, but don't go on , so nothing will change in entry (no records etc) until last year tickets were practically...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,770
Posted By GiorgioXT
There was also a big accident in October 2001 in...

There was also a big accident in October 2001 in Gotthardtunnel, with 11 deaths … that couple of years were particularly tragic, since also the Tauerntunnel in Austria had a similar accident in 1999...
Forum: EMEA 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By GiorgioXT
As always, it all depends on the weather - I had...

As always, it all depends on the weather - I had ridden to Firenze just to be stopped in Mugello for too much snow in December…also motorway was closed ad remain closed for the next 30 hours.

If...
Forum: EMEA 11-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By GiorgioXT
Remember that Zermatt is off-limits for vehicles,...

Remember that Zermatt is off-limits for vehicles, you got to stop and park (paying) at Täsch and then take the train to the town.
Mürren also is reachable only by cable car, as the rest of Jungfrau...
Forum: EMEA 11-05-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By GiorgioXT
Other inmates will surely give more info about...

Other inmates will surely give more info about renting in Milan.
My advice is to try to add a week or even a day more if possible, since there is so much to see , feel and taste .
I could give some...
Forum: EMEA 10-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By GiorgioXT
A very interesting possibility is to take a ferry...

A very interesting possibility is to take a ferry from Naples to Sicily , there are both direct services to Catania and Palermo (TTTlines.it , snav.it ) and also a small ferry (siremar.it) that does...
Forum: Europe 10-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By GiorgioXT
Thanks . Definitely a place to see :wink: ...

Thanks . Definitely a place to see :wink:

If you need some hints about riding in the Dolomites (gravel too …:deal9 ) just ask.
Forum: Europe 09-04-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By GiorgioXT
1 - Surely . 2-3-4 : if this won't be a...

1 - Surely .

2-3-4 : if this won't be a definitive transfer, and you will keep your US passport, a simpler alternative could be to keep the bike US plated and insured, and every 6 or 12 months*...
Forum: EMEA 09-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By GiorgioXT
Here We were over Risoul, ...

Here We were over Risoul,
http://giorgioxt.smugmug.com/photos/i-5TDF7Lh/0/L/i-5TDF7Lh-L.jpg
Going to Parpaillon in mid-november.
Forum: EMEA 09-02-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By GiorgioXT
Better than Booking .com is http://www.hotels.de...

Better than Booking .com is http://www.hotels.de at least in Germany , more choices
Forum: Europe 08-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By GiorgioXT
The simplest solution - and cheaper too- is to...

The simplest solution - and cheaper too- is to keep the bike with US plates and every 6 month plan a trip outside EU.
Even Switzerland counts.
Forum: EMEA 08-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By GiorgioXT
Will surely come out an interesting video! If...

Will surely come out an interesting video!
If you think to something similar about the Dolomites, please tell me; got
a good knowledge of the "hidden gems" .
Forum: Europe 08-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By GiorgioXT
A lot . Passo Gavia (paved) Mortirolo...

A lot .
Passo Gavia (paved)
Mortirolo -several possibilities paved and dirt
Over Bormio the road to Laghi Cancano
Passo Dordona (gravel) to Foppolo from Valtellina
Etc.
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By GiorgioXT
There is not a custom and passport check , but...

There is not a custom and passport check , but particularly entering Italy from Greece controls could be extensive and accurate mostly for illegal immigrants , so bike will have no problems, but car...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,838
Posted By GiorgioXT
Unfortunately , you have to check it region by...

Unfortunately , you have to check it region by region in Italy.
This is the link (pretty good) for Veneto in english http://www.venetostrade.it/veneto.viabilita/execute.do

There is a national...
Forum: Europe 08-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By GiorgioXT
My advice : you are in a zone of ski activity...

My advice : you are in a zone of ski activity (near) so there will be hospitals well suited and used to human crashes of any kind.
Find the biggest near, and go to the E.R. telling that you fell and...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By GiorgioXT
Contacted some friends of Motostrail.com, hope...

Contacted some friends of Motostrail.com, hope that someone could help.
Meanwhile - had a medical check? back injuries are not to be taken lightly.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,191
Posted By GiorgioXT
In the Alps nobody will bother you if you set the...

In the Alps nobody will bother you if you set the tent in a forest at evening and go away the morning after - the so-called "Bivouac", there are also other low-cost options like sleeping in the...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,545
Posted By GiorgioXT
Good job Louis ! :deal

Good job Louis ! :deal
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,518
Posted By GiorgioXT
Yeah ! now also as APP at low costs. ...

Yeah ! now also as APP at low costs.
http://tabaccomapp-community.it
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