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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By pip_muenster
Can you please give us some more details on the...

Can you please give us some more details on the process?
Forum: Europe Yesterday, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By pip_muenster
People living near the eastern boarder seem to...

People living near the eastern boarder seem to head into Poland or the Czech republic for trail riding, so Dresden might be an option if you would want to live there.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By pip_muenster
Smart. Make sure you'll find it blindfolded in...

Smart. Make sure you'll find it blindfolded in your luggage. It will be the first thing you'll need when you stop after sunset.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By pip_muenster
:rofl Sure, I can open a bottle of wine...

:rofl

Sure, I can open a bottle of wine without it, but why the hazzle if it's standard on almost every swiss knife? And at least around here, wine comes with a cork.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By pip_muenster
You might want to check the knife from my post...

You might want to check the knife from my post above - the Picknicker's blade is only 1/2" shorter than the Mora.
:wink:
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By pip_muenster
Leatherman functionality is nice, but expensive -...

Leatherman functionality is nice, but expensive - and they usually lack a corkscrew. A fixed blade might replace an axe, but I don't see the need for either on most bike trips. Many swiss knifes have...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By pip_muenster
German interface, allowing route selection...

German interface, allowing route selection similar to google with various map display options. Exports to GPX e.g. for Garmin:
www.motoplaner.de (http://www.motoplaner.de)

(The OP is in...
Forum: Face plant 05-07-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,083
Posted By pip_muenster
Wow, I'm glad you made it. From the damage to the...

Wow, I'm glad you made it. From the damage to the car it's hard to believe the angle of impact was only 45 degrees.

I've had a very similar accident with a driver turning unexpectedly left without...
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By pip_muenster
Sounds about right. Around here you might get 4...

Sounds about right. Around here you might get 4 Cooper tires incl. installation and balancing for <400 EUR.
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By pip_muenster
Well it was an eyeopener replacing a tire on my...

Well it was an eyeopener replacing a tire on my rental Hilux. My boss thought the bill was for a complete wheel when he saw the bill. Around here you could almost get a full set for the price I payed...
Forum: EMEA 05-03-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By pip_muenster
You should read this report by AtomicAlex:...

You should read this report by AtomicAlex: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924223
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By pip_muenster
There are some large motorcycle parts shops which...

There are some large motorcycle parts shops which can be found everywhere in Germany. If they don't have your part in stock, you could have one ready for pickup whereever you'll be the next day, e.g....
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By pip_muenster
They don't have to be your photos ... Just browse...

They don't have to be your photos ... Just browse through some of the photo threads and check the EXIF data of interesting pics.



If you want to show people and some background in the photo,...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By pip_muenster
What kind of pictures do you want to take, is...

What kind of pictures do you want to take, is this your only camera, what's the tripod for? You only need it for night shots, selfies and long focus lengths.

As a start, go through existing...
Forum: Europe 04-22-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By pip_muenster
Just a reminder regarding car rentals, check the...

Just a reminder regarding car rentals, check the car thoroughly at pickup: bumper, windscreen, mirrors, tires... Last time I rented in Spain I forgot to check the spare tire and had to pay for a new...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,952
Posted By pip_muenster
This is my bike with 2x 24L softbags and a 24L...

This is my bike with 2x 24L softbags and a 24L duffel, carrying camping equipment (incl. 2-person dome tent, a large Trangia stove and even a laptop), as well as all the stuff I need for a trip of...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,228
Posted By pip_muenster
If the sun is all you worry about, just put some...

If the sun is all you worry about, just put some tape at the top of the screen on the Shoei.
Forum: Europe 04-17-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By pip_muenster
This is the address of a motorbike garage...

This is the address of a motorbike garage offering a towing service I found on the net:
Adolf Hisgen GmbH
Gottbillstraße 34e
54294 Trier
+49(0)651/4627160
website...
Forum: EMEA 04-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By pip_muenster
I just stumbled across your post in the regional...

I just stumbled across your post in the regional forum ... If you want to save time you could try the Autozug from Munich to Hamburg and then take the ferry from Kiel to Oslo. The ferry probably...
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By pip_muenster
I haven't seen the one in Sinsheim from the...

I haven't seen the one in Sinsheim from the inside yet, I'll be visiting it some time this year. Both are about 35km apart. According to Wiki, Speyer was openened as they ran out of space in...
Forum: EMEA 04-13-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By pip_muenster
Ferries are part of the experience, cost maybe...

Ferries are part of the experience, cost maybe 2-4 Euros, and they ALL have coffee! Most run several times an hour and the trip takes just enough time to drink your coffee. I would take the coastal...
Forum: EMEA 04-12-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By pip_muenster
The Norwegian coast will probably the most scenic...

The Norwegian coast will probably the most scenic part of your trip. By going counter-clockwise, you could do Sweden and the eastern part first (which might take less time than expected) and then...
Forum: EMEA 04-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By pip_muenster
+1 Been in their 2nd museum in Speyer a few...

+1

Been in their 2nd museum in Speyer a few months ago. Cool cars, motorcycles, planes, trains, boats, steam engines, ...
Home of Brutus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn7LHE83cc).
...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,352
Posted By pip_muenster
You could ask at your local fire station (or...

You could ask at your local fire station (or similar) if they'd be interested in it to train helmet removal.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,206
Posted By pip_muenster
I use a thin Ortlieb dry bag in the tank bag....

I use a thin Ortlieb dry bag in the tank bag. Inside, there is some foam protecting the camera. For rain, I don't have to close the dry bag. But if crossing a stream, I can close it quickly.
The dry...
Forum: Europe 03-28-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By pip_muenster
We could be so much more helpful if you gave a...

We could be so much more helpful if you gave a bit more information ...
How much time do you have?
Is money a concern?

I'd probably want to get south as fast as possible, so I could spend my...
Forum: EMEA 03-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By pip_muenster
Wow! Kudos to the two of you, and I hope you both...

Wow! Kudos to the two of you, and I hope you both can continue enjoying these rides for years to come.
Forum: EMEA 03-23-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By pip_muenster
I can't help you, but I'm curious about the...

I can't help you, but I'm curious about the mission.

It seems like you leave little time to try and scout side routes, so what is it you're recc'ing? Hotels, restaurants and other local...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,146
Posted By pip_muenster
You may find help here:...

You may find help here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-transport/

I've met a guy on a HU meeting last year who claimed to travel by cargo ship all the time. Unfortunately, I don't...
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi, it of course depends on where you want...

Hi,

it of course depends on where you want to go. For the highlands, both bikes will do fine. It seems to me the DRZ400 is a polular choice. Most highland routes are easy gravel roads, and the...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By pip_muenster
I didn't mean using another SLR lens, I basically...

I didn't mean using another SLR lens, I basically wanted to say the same as you now posted about the reason for a tough camera.:lol3
One trick against the finger on the lens is to hold the camera...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By pip_muenster
When shooting with the left hand your fingers...

When shooting with the left hand your fingers often get in front of the lens on most cameras with the optics inside. A central lens reduces that risk. If your camera is both tough and waterproof, you...
Forum: EMEA 03-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By pip_muenster
My guess is that you can already have lots of fun...

My guess is that you can already have lots of fun in June, but should keep a close look on road closures. There's plenty of sites indicating these, such as this one:...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,949
Posted By pip_muenster
I always wanted to do that - I remember making...

I always wanted to do that - I remember making plans to ride a bicycle to Norway during school holidays over New Year. Now I wondering, when I'll get to the age where such a trip becomes tempting...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,381
Posted By pip_muenster
+100 Best tip yet: ALWAYS bring spare...

+100

Best tip yet: ALWAYS bring spare glasses.

... and write a report, of course.
Forum: Europe 02-25-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,381
Posted By pip_muenster
+1 on servicing the bike and starting on good...

+1 on servicing the bike and starting on good rubber and break pads. Then there's little need to bring spares, except for some chain lube: Bike shops are never far away, and if you're an ADAC member...
Forum: EMEA 02-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,861
Posted By pip_muenster
So what is your time schedule, when are you there?

So what is your time schedule, when are you there?
Forum: EMEA 02-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,861
Posted By pip_muenster
Have you seen this? ...

Have you seen this?

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/humm-2015
Forum: EMEA 01-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By pip_muenster
Sounds familar. Back in early December '12 they...

Sounds familar. Back in early December '12 they had the road blocked about 60km south of Azrou due to 4' of snow. I had the options to go either as far west as Marrakesh or pass the Atlas in the east...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By pip_muenster
In case you have to insure with a German company...

In case you have to insure with a German company and you plan on traveling outside the EU, check the coverage of the green card (international insurance): While EU countries will always be included,...
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