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Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 32,588
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,962,157
Posted By squawk77
Ok where's the dotted line? :deal

Ok where's the dotted line? :deal
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,962,157
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, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
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, 02:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,357
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,962,157
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,624,669
Posted By squawk77
It doesn't.

It doesn't.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7,614
Views: 2,487,985
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, 12:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
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, 08:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
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, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
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, 06:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 23,661
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...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 177,253
Posted By squawk77
It's a recent update to the app, and I've since...

It's a recent update to the app, and I've since discovered some great roads right in my own backyard (you wouldn't easily find them on a map, as most highlight the new route the traffic takes) There...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,962,157
Posted By squawk77
Welcome back :clap:clap:clap I assume the...

Welcome back :clap:clap:clap

I assume the admins are just trying to keep this forum work friendly.. as many who can't be out riding-the-world like to view RRs from work. Unfortunately for me, the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,028
Posted By squawk77
RRs like this make me yearn to be out exploring...

RRs like this make me yearn to be out exploring foreign lands right now... Also I ordered some IMZ badges :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By squawk77
Depends on the person. I tried a...

Depends on the person. I tried a Kahedo/Touratech seat and it was horrible for me. I tried a Corbin seat on my old bike and it was also unbearable for me, way too wide and stiff. If I wanted a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 177,253
Posted By squawk77
Yea in the US/Canada you can usually just "avoid...

Yea in the US/Canada you can usually just "avoid highways" and take the secondary routes, but in Europe there are a million ways to go. I never liked the GPS routing that much until I found Tomtoms...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Romania

I cross the Iron Gates gorge for yet another quick passport stamp. In Romania I stumble upon these pristine wide sweeping roads through scenic countryside and rudimentary farming villages. The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Yep :thumb

Yep :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 177,253
Posted By squawk77
IN :nod

IN :nod
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Niš

I crossed into Bulgaria and headed for its capital. Sofia is a beautiful city with the largest cobblestone road I've ever seen. There I realize I no longer possess the all-important Euro chip...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Do you have any pictures?? Yugoslavia in the...

Do you have any pictures?? Yugoslavia in the 80's would have been a sight to see!
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,031
Posted By squawk77
:clap:clap:clap ADVrider paradise again! ...

:clap:clap:clap

ADVrider paradise again! That piste to Immantoute looks just amazing. Did you find it on a map and just give it a go or get it from a website like wikiloc?
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Kruševo

I crossed into Macedonia (FYROM) and continued north into the fall colours. I ended up in a sleepy picturesque town named Kruševo. There's a little old ski lift right in town and an old hotel up on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By squawk77
I'm bringing 2 home from Germany for this reason....

I'm bringing 2 home from Germany for this reason. I have no reason to sell the 2012 at all, but with the used market so strong I figured I should grab a 2014 while I'm here.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
I bet if you bought something on the Albanian...

I bet if you bought something on the Albanian coast today you would do well in another 10 or 20 years!
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Meteora

If Linkin Park named an album after this place it must be something to see? I got stamped into Greece and made my way across the rural backcountry. I spent the day dodging cows and goats on...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Ferry

http://www.squawk77.com/Balkans/i-7XXXJC5/0/XL/DSC_0125-XL.jpg

http://www.squawk77.com/Balkans/i-zPS4nJq/0/XL/G0211362-XL.jpg

http://www.squawk77.com/Balkans/i-Qr94rbB/0/XL/G0170637-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Well, I didn't let him out of my sight either...

Well, I didn't let him out of my sight either :deal
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,912
Posted By squawk77
Hi He lives in Taouz Ighrem which you can...

Hi

He lives in Taouz Ighrem which you can see on Google maps is a very small group of houses outside of Taouz. He actually borrowed that bike from a guy who guides tourists in a white Toyota SUV...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7,614
Views: 2,487,985
Posted By squawk77
And she's still going :thumb Been following her. ...

And she's still going :thumb Been following her. Enjoy Morocco!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,478
Posted By squawk77
Thanks for this thread cchoc as I went the same...

Thanks for this thread cchoc as I went the same route

Just an FYI for others.. I saw in the new German Touratech magazine an adapter to attach other lights to this bracket. Of course it was €30...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7,614
Views: 2,487,985
Posted By squawk77
New police bikes in Maastricht ...

New police bikes in Maastricht

http://www.squawk77.com/photos/i-3rQXX7t/0/XL/i-3rQXX7t-XL.jpg

http://www.squawk77.com/photos/i-fTG7nL5/0/XL/i-fTG7nL5-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By squawk77
Amazing trip :clap:clap:clap Wish I'd seen this...

Amazing trip :clap:clap:clap Wish I'd seen this sooner



There are several smaller boats operating now and they are still willing to take bikes. I have pictures from Sept of a boat built this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,171
Posted By squawk77
Submarines

I had the mindset to make up time crossing Albania, which I regret now looking at all the Albanian ride reports here. I was warned many times about the dangerous Albanians and many cautioned me to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By squawk77
I have Continental "sport" winter tires. Not...

I have Continental "sport" winter tires. Not what I would chose for Canada but perfect for a sports car in middle Europe. To give you an example how bad it is, if I park in just 2 inches of fresh...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By squawk77
Yea it's an M3 and it's shit. It's meant for...

Yea it's an M3 and it's shit. It's meant for driving normal on dry maybe wet street, definitley useless in snow or any spirited driving at all (why buy a 350hp engine then). F800GS ABS is a death...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By squawk77
I would rather buy aftermarket suspension than...

I would rather buy aftermarket suspension than pay for ESA... and I would rather buy a scooter engine than ASC. Every now and then I scare the crap out of myself by forgetting ABS offroad by...
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