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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,914
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Wat een geweldig verhaal! (what a great story...

Wat een geweldig verhaal!
(what a great story :lol3 )

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 34,151
Posted By Sol y Sombra
What a great experience! Thank you very much...

What a great experience!
Thank you very much for sharing it! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,480
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Thanks for the ride report and the photo's! ...

Thanks for the ride report and the photo's!
:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2007, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sol y Sombra
It is difficult to compare prices (here in the...

It is difficult to compare prices (here in the Netherlands we pay 20% VAT and an extra 20% on top of the netto price), but it is about 1000 euros more expensive than the Yamaha XT660.

We saw the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 232,097
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Thanks for sharing these extraordinary beautifil...

Thanks for sharing these extraordinary beautifil pics!
:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 238,097
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Huge photograph (but it's a huge pass): ...

Huge photograph (but it's a huge pass):

Fagaras pass, Romania

http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/romania/fageras.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,130
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 231,566
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Sol y Sombra
:D I also like the looks of the Griso very...

:D
I also like the looks of the Griso very much: great to see that you have the same kind of taste for bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Sol y Sombra
I am sorry to hear that! Making a long trip was...

I am sorry to hear that!
Making a long trip was very good for my vonfidence, but somehow I have the feeling that I will never get back the same confidence as before.
I will still get an operation...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Sol y Sombra
It's confusing: the brochure says 14,5 litres,...

It's confusing: the brochure says 14,5 litres, and the site says 13.
We'll see :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Sol y Sombra
:D I am really going to buy one. After my...

:D
I am really going to buy one.

After my (severe) accident, I learned to ride again on a Yamaha Tricker (lovely little bike!).
I don't want to go back to a BMW GS anymore, now I have been...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Sol y Sombra
It holds 14,5 litres. I don't know how many...

It holds 14,5 litres. I don't know how many kilometers the Mulhacen does on a litre, but I think the tank range will be ok.

I rode from the Netherlands to Romania and back on a Yamaha Tricker,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 231,566
Posted By Sol y Sombra
The Yamaha Tricker in Romania: ...

The Yamaha Tricker in Romania:
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/motor/tricker/IMG_2576.jpg

Oncoming oxen:
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/motor/tricker/IMG_2492.jpg

High in the Bucegi mountains in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Derbi Mulhacen

Does anyone here already owns a Derbi Mulhacen?
I have testridden one, and it handles really really sweet. I am planning to buy one in the spring.
So I am very curious to experiences of other...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Sol y Sombra
On top of the Grimsel pass, Switzerland ...

On top of the Grimsel pass, Switzerland

http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/intermot/dag5/0270IMG_0785.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,036
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Certainly a good advice. You can't go wrong in...

Certainly a good advice.
You can't go wrong in the Alps, but the passes around Andermatt probably belong to the most impressive ones.

Great photographs, thank you for sharing them! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 126,901
Posted By Sol y Sombra
You could call it a tunnel. San Miniato, Italy. ...

You could call it a tunnel. San Miniato, Italy.
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/toscane/dag4/10251_Small_Ben_.jpg

Start of the Col dÍzoard, France....
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,690
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Wonderfull! Turkey is a great country! :clap

Wonderfull!
Turkey is a great country! :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2006, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 605,973
Posted By Sol y Sombra
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/spanje2000/da...

http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/spanje2000/dag6/IMG_2638.JPG
The Front...

http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/spanje2000/dag6/IMG_2640.JPG
And the back.
Sierra de la Demanda, Spain.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 31,592
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Thanks for the information!

Thanks for the information!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2006, 01:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 31,592
Posted By Sol y Sombra
What an incredibly beautiful country. Great...

What an incredibly beautiful country. Great report!
I wonder about the language: did you speak Turkish with some people, or do you speak Arabic?
:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,335
Posted By Sol y Sombra
If I try to formulate my thoughts: To corner,...

If I try to formulate my thoughts:
To corner, your bike has to lean in. Countersteering makes your bike lean in, and both the "sports rider body position" and the supermotard body position help the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,169
Posted By Sol y Sombra
I have tried to write down my ideas about it on a...

I have tried to write down my ideas about it on a web page:
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/motor/tips/camping/
Forum: Face plant 05-14-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Sol y Sombra
I'm proud, and I hope you enjoyed :1drink ...

I'm proud, and I hope you enjoyed :1drink
Everybody: thank you very much, I feel almost shy, reading what you say.

Somehow, after such an accident it's much more easy to realise how lucky you...
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Sol y Sombra
In the first place:thank you all! Generally,...

In the first place:thank you all!

Generally, people were very surprised that I wanted to ride again. Many thought I should't.

But when I explain that motorcycle riding forms a big part of my...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Sol y Sombra
A car hit me

It's almost a year ago now (it was in july 2005), when a car hit me.
My R1200GS was totalled, and I was brought to hospital with many broken bones.

I wrote a detailed report...
Forum: Regional forums 04-27-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 515,175
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: Regional forums 03-01-2006, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 515,175
Posted By Sol y Sombra
I will remember!

I will remember!
Forum: Regional forums 02-28-2006, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 515,175
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Great, now I must learn Turkish :D Turkey is...

Great, now I must learn Turkish :D
Turkey is high above on my wish list for a motorcycle vacation (but I want to have plenty of time then!), so one day, I will have to learn a couple of words :nod.
Forum: Regional forums 02-27-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 515,175
Posted By Sol y Sombra
No, I didn't know (and must admit I am curious...

No, I didn't know (and must admit I am curious what a Fun Club Forum is :-)

Thanks for wishing me to get better soon!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By Sol y Sombra
In Hechlingen (the BMW enduro course) we were...

In Hechlingen (the BMW enduro course) we were learned to use the front brake, gently, as you did.
The trick was to keep your speed very low. You can even ride downwards so slow that you need to pull...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,917
Posted By Sol y Sombra
I have written a website page about fear and...

I have written a website page about fear and motorcycle riding: http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/motor/tips/fear/.
I did try to sum up my thoughts, about the experience with my own fear after a crash,...
Forum: Regional forums 02-23-2006, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 515,175
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Thanks, you both!

Thanks, you both!
Forum: Regional forums 02-22-2006, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 515,175
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Hello there, I am Sylvia, from the...

Hello there,

I am Sylvia, from the Netherlands. I check the ride reports here often, and post something now and then.
I ride about 10 years, most of the time on a R1100GS.
A couple of months...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 2,504,280
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Not exactly a road sign, but I like it anyway. ...

Not exactly a road sign, but I like it anyway.
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/exmoor/dag3/11622NoThing.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2006, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Sol y Sombra
In Hechlingen, we were taught on braking steep...

In Hechlingen, we were taught on braking steep downhill, on sand/gravel:
You should never use the back brake in such a case: it will only cause the back wheel to lock.
The trick is to keep your...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 38,186
Posted By Sol y Sombra
Everything on one bike: ...

Everything on one bike:
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/toscane/dag7/10569_Bepakt_en_bezakt_.jpg

Or two loaded bikes:
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/spanje2000/dag4/terrasse.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2006, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 3,347,922
Posted By Sol y Sombra
This one is the symbol of motorcycle heaven for...

This one is the symbol of motorcycle heaven for me (Spain, just south of the Sierra Nevada):
http://www.sylviastuurman.nl/stories/cabo/dag7/IMG_2420.jpg

The grim Alps (Col de la Bonnette, may, at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2006, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,106,505
Posted By Sol y Sombra
It's a European special of the XL, as far as I...

It's a European special of the XL, as far as I know. It didn't sell too well.
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