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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By squawk77
Love my Holan symmetric rack and panniers! I...

Love my Holan symmetric rack and panniers! I haven't seen anything I would rather have and despite some negative comments on their service, I had no issue emailing Holan directly to replace a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,412
Posted By squawk77
It must be one of these French secrets.. maybe...

It must be one of these French secrets.. maybe Yan the info guy wanted to keep the fresh cheese to himself that night :thwak The fjord and 381 is another well kept secret though so you did well to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By squawk77
I've replaced my 60 twice now. Once free by...

I've replaced my 60 twice now. Once free by warranty (broken power button) and the 2nd time I paid $120 for Garmin refurb program (broken buttons on one side) I looked into getting a newer Garmin.....
Forum: Trip Planning 12-29-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 588,408
Posted By squawk77
Royaume du Saguenay

Hello Inmates

Seem to be a lot of riders passing by my neck of the woods for the TLH or TCAT/TNE trails and scenic roads. I can offer a spare room, hot shower, wifi, laundry, bbq, garage/tools...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By squawk77
+2 Altrider SW Motech fit great on 2008+ but...

+2 Altrider

SW Motech fit great on 2008+ but very close to the plastics 2013+
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,412
Posted By squawk77
Judging by the little island to the left I think...

Judging by the little island to the left I think my house is between you and the fjord, just behind those trees! I was away that week though in Montreal

I'm glad to see you took the 170 and 381...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 633,456
Posted By squawk77
Usually Friday night they all gather somewhere...

Usually Friday night they all gather somewhere remote with a nice stretch of pavement. You can tell how popular the place is during the week by the piles of shredded rubber and spent fireworks along...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By squawk77
+1 for C&P rentals! Lan will look after you ...

+1 for C&P rentals! Lan will look after you

I went early Feb a few years ago and didn't have a problem with the smoke/smog, but it depends year to year. The winter weather is perfect though.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,182
Posted By squawk77
This made me chuckle :rofl "Ohio mud is not...

This made me chuckle :rofl

"Ohio mud is not really a good beverage. It might perhaps "put one over" the "near" beer that I have tasted in various American towns, but that's not to be wondered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,469
Posted By squawk77
An even easier way is to click the sent to Google...

An even easier way is to click the sent to Google Drive or Dropbox icon and then open from the respective app (open with iBook or any epub reader etc)

It's such a small book, the epub actually...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 369,874
Posted By squawk77
Your composition of that shot is a million times...

Your composition of that shot is a million times better
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,262
Posted By squawk77
Would I buy again? Well, I have 2 :D The...

Would I buy again? Well, I have 2 :D

The Tiger 800 is a bike that looks like a 800 GS but is more Straße and not so much Gelände imo. The GS is the better choice if you actually want a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 633,456
Posted By squawk77
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,980
Views: 2,729,629
Posted By squawk77
You've been around!! :D Never been, but I...

You've been around!! :D Never been, but I recognize the dragon when I see it
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,657
Posted By squawk77
Tourance are my 80/20 tires but they are not...

Tourance are my 80/20 tires but they are not really for "mud"

Mitas E07 are my 50/50 tires and they are awesome in mud. They are also better than Heidenau both on/off road, at the expense of some...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 369,874
Posted By squawk77
Great vid!! I want to see the Panigale in Asia...

Great vid!! I want to see the Panigale in Asia :deal
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 369,874
Posted By squawk77
I think you can say that most famous tourist...

I think you can say that most famous tourist places are distinctly different from "the rest" of the country. The customer service in west Europe is definitely different from Canada/US.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 369,874
Posted By squawk77
+1 I really got to appreciate this in Europe as...

+1 I really got to appreciate this in Europe as well
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 369,874
Posted By squawk77
Congrats on that sale! Looks like a great...

Congrats on that sale! Looks like a great transaction for both sides :norton



Haha yes, European roads are a true test for AI to navigate! The beauty of the TomTom APP though, was the options...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 369,874
Posted By squawk77
I lived in Europe with a Garmin and their maps...

I lived in Europe with a Garmin and their maps were the worst (in Europe and Morocco anyways) If you're interested, I always used this website (http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/) to download free...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 633,456
Posted By squawk77
I think you have redefined "wild camping" at...

I think you have redefined "wild camping" at least to me. I always look as far away from people and man-made structures as possible.. but your method would open a lot more possibilities. Our trips...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7,980
Views: 2,729,629
Posted By squawk77
Stunning pictures! Looks like you need brake...

Stunning pictures! Looks like you need brake fluid though?
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,088
Posted By squawk77
Subscribed :lurk

Subscribed :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,567
Posted By squawk77
Entertaining report and cool interview! I have...

Entertaining report and cool interview! I have the same bike and live at the end of this Fjord but I haven't done this yet.. Hopefully next year before it's completely paved!
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 633,456
Posted By squawk77
This gave me the chills. I rode through the...

This gave me the chills. I rode through the Balkans last fall but I didn't think to venture into these buildings.

Loved the abandoned penthouse with a view. You are a real explorer
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 2,109,129
Posted By squawk77
I think a Noah-Colebatch style bike would sell. ...

I think a Noah-Colebatch style bike would sell.

Young people with disposable income (people are having kids way later now in NA) buy lots of toys that are often way out of their league. I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,396
Posted By squawk77
Neandertal Valley

I finally made it to this hidden gem. Good currywurst mit pommes and lots of bikes.

http://www.squawk77.com/Deutschland/i-JpxpcMG/0/XL/IMG_3536-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,173,371
Posted By squawk77
Ok where's the dotted line? :deal

Ok where's the dotted line? :deal
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,173,371
Posted By squawk77
Chimay blue does go well with moules-frites ...

Chimay blue does go well with moules-frites

http://www.squawk77.com/photos/i-hHkqBhg/0/L/i-hHkqBhg-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By squawk77
I like Metzeler Tourance for 80/20 or Michelin...

I like Metzeler Tourance for 80/20 or Michelin Anakee 2 if you can still find it
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,988
Posted By squawk77
How do you use the touchscreen with gloves on? ...

How do you use the touchscreen with gloves on? What about the rain/bugs/dust/rocks etc?

I have an old 60CSx that I can update the maps for free (OSM..) I also use the iPhone for short rides in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,173,371
Posted By squawk77
When I saw "Flying Dutchman" in the headlines...

When I saw "Flying Dutchman" in the headlines today I thought Ed finally made the news

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/robinvanpersie.gif
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 2,109,129
Posted By squawk77
It doesn't.

It doesn't.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7,980
Views: 2,729,629
Posted By squawk77
Just finished the break in with my 14' Kalamata. ...

Just finished the break in with my 14' Kalamata.

http://www.squawk77.com/Deutschland/i-Q2bgTDH/0/XL/DSC_0048_plate-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,631
Posted By squawk77
Yes a GoPro I didn't realize it at the...

Yes a GoPro



I didn't realize it at the time, or I would have found the road down there haha. The tunnel is right beside the dam
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,631
Posted By squawk77
The Transfăgărășan has been at the top of my list...

The Transfăgărășan has been at the top of my list ever since I heard of its existence. Now that I approach it from the south, the traffic is heavier than yesterday's Transalpina and the road surface...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By squawk77
I would try it before committing. I was ready to...

I would try it before committing. I was ready to buy based on all the reviews here, but after the Touratech salesman insisted I try it, I absolutely hated it in 5 minutes. I didn't like Corbin...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,631
Posted By squawk77
Bigăr

This version is not mine but from the same place. Beautiful spot right next to a fun road

http://www.squawk77.com/photos/i-rQm86jw/0/XL/i-rQm86jw-XL.jpg
credit 500px.com...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,631
Posted By squawk77
Transalpina

I wake up to the sun and the sound of the little waterfall next to my tent. I could easily sleep in here, but I'm up early like Christmas today. The recently paved Transalpina pass is locked in my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,356
Posted By squawk77
:clap:clap:clap Had to open some Riesling from...

:clap:clap:clap Had to open some Riesling from the Mosel after this

I remember reading your previous reports before I moved to Germany! I think I'll have to review them again before my trip...
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