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Forum: Trip Planning 06-15-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,214
Posted By Witold
It's torture editing video on an outdated...

It's torture editing video on an outdated computer. Now imagine working on a tablet/whatever that is even slower.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Witold
Cherokee is a whole different ballgame from...

Cherokee is a whole different ballgame from Robbinsville. Robbisnville is perfect distance from the Dragon, Cherahola, and as a setting out point for longer rides.

The town is big enough to be...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By Witold
Worst thing you can do is carry all the "travel"...

Worst thing you can do is carry all the "travel" specific widgets that are impossible to replace or re-load.

Just get small/adequate sizes at home, and don't take too much crap. You probably...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,229
Posted By Witold
"Situational awareness" is what people who were...

"Situational awareness" is what people who were never in the sights of criminals think they have when in reality they were never targeted by anyone. They chalk up their good luck to "situational...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Witold
I've been thinking about doing something like...

I've been thinking about doing something like this for a while... Where are you starting from? And how far South would you want to go?

I'm around DC or NJ. I have a 690 SMC...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Witold
NJ DMV....

NJ DMV. (http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/TransferringVehicle.htm)

From the link above:


As a non-resident of NJ, it's going to be hard to get a NJ driver's license...

Although this...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Witold
You know all the illegal immigrants that work on...

You know all the illegal immigrants that work on farms for peanuts and stay on the farm for free and get some sort of free meal?

That's WWOOF, except with college kids desperate to travel. :D
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,229
Posted By Witold
The one time I was robbed at knife-point in a...

The one time I was robbed at knife-point in a developing country, I had my "throw-away" wallet on me.

They grabbed it and they took the cash and left the wallet itself.

Interestingly...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,634
Posted By Witold
- Savings - Between jobs - Retired There...

- Savings
- Between jobs
- Retired

There is no magic solution that helps you get an expensive bike, ship it around the world, and do fun things therein.

I've been to some HU meetups and it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-22-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Witold
Is Nuvi 3590/3597 screen adequate in direct sunlight? Any similarly priced choices?

The only information I could find on Nuvi screens in direct sunlight is this short video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKTgEv8Kcw)

Any opinions on how 3590 handles in direct sunlight? Are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,363
Posted By Witold
I'm thinking of picking up Nuvi 2597LMT. 5 inch...

I'm thinking of picking up Nuvi 2597LMT. 5 inch screen.

Does anyone know how easy it is to read the screen in direct Sunlight on a nice and bright day?

Also, will I have problems loading...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-21-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Witold
The whole point of border control is to control...

The whole point of border control is to control who comes in, and any big things they try to sneak in. That's why you have carnets/import papers etc to guarantee that whatever you drive into the...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Witold
If some family event is that important, you can...

If some family event is that important, you can park at the airport and fly back for it and then fly back. With Airtran and other discounters, it might not cost as much as you think... (Then again,...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-16-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Witold
Don't worry about monsoons, worry about warm...

Don't worry about monsoons, worry about warm weather. Even in the middle of Summer, those high elevations get pretty cold. In a few places, I stayed in the set-up tents and it was cold even with...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Witold
I know someone who rode a bike cross country for...

I know someone who rode a bike cross country for the owner who was moving cross country. They knew each other a little bit "through the local forum".

I've also rented from a private individual...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-12-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Witold
No record at archive.org. Domain shows up as...

No record at archive.org. Domain shows up as very new for some reason. PR0... So... uhh... yeah... doesn't sound like a company that was actually operating in 2010.

Aside from that, the info...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,913
Posted By Witold
Interesting... I was actually under the...

Interesting... I was actually under the impression that Australia might be one of the easiest places to do this. It seems like every so often I read a story about some hippies who buy a cheap van,...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By Witold
AtlasRider has a blog and youtube channel. He...

AtlasRider has a blog and youtube channel. He did a ride around Latin America.

His helmet cam captured a Mexican cop extorting a bribe from him. From what I remember, the footage ended up on...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-16-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Witold
What city do you want to rent from. India is...

What city do you want to rent from. India is kinda big.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-13-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,387
Posted By Witold
I can see both sides. I'm really happy to...

I can see both sides.

I'm really happy to have a ride report to look at and read the smart and stupid observations I had about something back then. I really regret not writing up or not...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,732
Posted By Witold
No hotels, free accommodations, cheap and...

No hotels, free accommodations, cheap and fuel-efficient bike, and you're not even willing to explore the local cuisine.

Where exactly do you think your money will disappear?

Just keep a...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,387
Posted By Witold
If photography is a hobby, you don't need to be...

If photography is a hobby, you don't need to be persuaded to stop. It's part of the trip. If your goal is to put down 700 miles in a day, there is no magic way to also get lot of great photos. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,945
Posted By Witold
Camera 1: dSLR that I usually carried in the...

Camera 1: dSLR that I usually carried in the tank bag, usually with minimal padding, finally died. Sensor would not produce images.

Camera 2: P&S got slightly wet in a canoe, died...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-30-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Witold
Same with me. I stopped by Thailand after India...

Same with me. I stopped by Thailand after India for a few months and it felt so weird. Bangkok felt like being back in NYC or something. It didn't feel all that exotic anymore. (To be fair, I've...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Witold
I agree with everything you said, but I simply...

I agree with everything you said, but I simply don't see these things as making it "tough".

If you feel like you're going to die at 60kph, then you can slow down to 30kph and it will be relaxing...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-30-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,189
Posted By Witold
You do realize they're Greek, right? :D They're...

You do realize they're Greek, right? :D They're already living off of German money anyway. :lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 10-29-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By Witold
If you start making dots of every camp ground and...

If you start making dots of every camp ground and tent space and road you want to visit, that's all you'll end up doing; connecting the dots. Chasing each "destination" as if it was a meaningful...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Witold
If everyone is in LA and you're in VA, I'm pretty...

If everyone is in LA and you're in VA, I'm pretty sure there is no magic way to make things work without losing time and money.

The easy answer is to borrow someone's bike when you fly out there.
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-23-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By Witold
Ouch, that sucks. I don't know how good the moto...

Ouch, that sucks. I don't know how good the moto rental market is in Vientiane, but if you can't find anything you can always go to Chiang Mai instead. Tons and tons of quality bikes available for...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-23-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,807
Posted By Witold
Weight adds up fast, especially if you camp. I...

Weight adds up fast, especially if you camp. I didn't really notice until I ran into Air Asia luggage limits.
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-23-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By Witold
I would also like to add that you should...

I would also like to add that you should reconsider the train ride to Vientiane. It's a very long ride, and it's not the funnest way to spend 10% of your vacation. The scenery is just fields and...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-23-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Witold
What exactly makes India "tough" for the people...

What exactly makes India "tough" for the people saying that it's tough?

The country is very safe.
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Hotels everywhere.
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Food everywhere.
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Fuel everywhere.
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Forum: Trip Planning 09-11-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,676
Posted By Witold
4000 files across Congo is a lot different than...

4000 files across Congo is a lot different than 4000 miles on coast to coast interstate.

Most people don't have the skills to do anything notable, so they just bring convenience items like a whole...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-07-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By Witold
There is a group of Polish riders that were going...

There is a group of Polish riders that were going through Russia who tried to use the same idea. It didn't work at all. They had the videos of their trip posted on youtube and I think they have a...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Witold
You talk about the brevity of time and seeing all...

You talk about the brevity of time and seeing all the interesting places in the world, but then you talk about spending months of your 7 month trip sitting in a cabin. And then you mention that this...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By Witold
Helmet communicators are awesome. You should...

Helmet communicators are awesome.

You should keep each other within the line of sight. If someone crashes, they may or may not be easy to find. Depends on road conditions...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-16-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,259
Posted By Witold
Look up some videos on youtube for "motorcycle...

Look up some videos on youtube for "motorcycle tire plug kit". It's basically the same way you plug a tire on a car. That said, most riders in the USA do not consider plugging a motorcycle tire to...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-13-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,259
Posted By Witold
arn covers the questions very well and the...

arn covers the questions very well and the answers reflect my experiences.

I know the Pulsar is available in Latin American countries and I know it's twice the price. As far as I can tell, it's...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-12-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,259
Posted By Witold
1. If you have your heart set on an Enfield,...

1. If you have your heart set on an Enfield, it's not the end of the world if you take it. Tons of people take Enfields, too. You just have to recognize that it's not reliable at all. Chances are...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By Witold
Angor Wat is in Cambodia, not Laos. Did you...

Angor Wat is in Cambodia, not Laos. Did you check with the rental place if they will provide you with everything you need to cross into Cambodia or cross into both Thailand and Cambodia? This is...
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