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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Hey Blader, thanks for the tips - seems you...

Hey Blader,

thanks for the tips - seems you got around a bit as well.
Unfortunately, our schedule is already pretty tight, so taking a day visiting an Isle maybe not an option.

We'll see. And...
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
G'Morning! dmcd, the Giant's Causeway is...

G'Morning!

dmcd, the Giant's Causeway is part of our plan.
The Carrick-a-Rede sounds interesting.

GvG, thanks alot, the route is part of our plan now.
Hopefully we have enough days now, for...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Darrrrrrrn, thanks! Somehow I thought the...

Darrrrrrrn, thanks!

Somehow I thought the CoM would be near the Giant's Causeway...search me, why. The Burren seems also to be a landscape I'd quite like.

Wicklow Mountains on the other hand -...
Forum: EMEA 06-27-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Ireland 2-UP

Hi Pals!


Lookey here:

https://db.tt/KBJL5Eql


From middle of July on, we are setting of to Ireland, this being something of a rough sketch of what I have in mind. But this is mainly...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Sunday Easter Sunday. Zagreb was empty. ...

Sunday

Easter Sunday.
Zagreb was empty.
Everybody was with his family and with them in the church.
Really everybody?

Nope, some merciful knights in their middle took the task to lead the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Saturday https://db.tt/BMqIwZyi Entry...

Saturday

https://db.tt/BMqIwZyi

Entry to the National Park Plitvice Jezera was just a few hundred meters from our nightlodge – a path led through peaceful birchwoods with a lot of dolines....
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Hi there! A lot of stuff happening and a lot...

Hi there!

A lot of stuff happening and a lot of work to do at the moment, hence the slow adding of another day.

At this progress, by the time this report will be finished, we'll already be off...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Thursday was a day under the leadership of the...

Thursday was a day under the leadership of the Greatest Sozia of them all.

https://db.tt/U7MfIDu6


The idea was to stay in Split and recuperate. So, after some shoping,
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
So, folks, after some days of laziness, I want to...

So, folks, after some days of laziness, I want to continue our small story.
Thanks for your replies so far.

Day Three - Wednesday.

https://db.tt/M1QSFC7b

In the not-so-early morning, we...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Yes, so we did - but the 909 and 403 to Tolmin...

Yes, so we did - but the 909 and 403 to Tolmin was closed...

Well, it turned out to be good the way it was, otherwise we would not have had the time in Postojna.

And right, it GOT warmer...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,516
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
You really did include two legs in your trip...

You really did include two legs in your trip planning which you could shorten and widen as you saw fit?

If you are not German Machine Building Engineers (alternativly project managers) I would be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,652
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
I'm in! It's good you posted some pics of...

I'm in!

It's good you posted some pics of Romania...thought, everything beside Bukarest was tarmack-less holehell.

Never would have thought it is SO pretty.

Well, having been falling several...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Let's continue a bit. The first leg of this...

Let's continue a bit.

The first leg of this trip was a bit to long, as I learned. The greatest Sozia of them all intervened, hence we decided to shorten the legs to less than 300 km per day. At...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Thank you, Zadok & Darel. Yes...I did not...

Thank you, Zadok & Darel.

Yes...I did not lay down my track through the Jura Alps all too well.

The idea was not to go too far West due to a hint by BeemerSW.
Well, unusual tracks mostly give...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Easter on two wheels...in Croatia.

Dear fellow riders

After longer abscence, I feel it’s time to take you as company through the remembrance of my latest trip. All my three week-or-longer rides before have been solotrips, but this...
Forum: EMEA 04-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Hi BimmerSi! Whoooow! I had the fear...

Hi BimmerSi!

Whoooow!


I had the fear I could encounter snow somewhere.

Would have not been the first one the last 12 months - only two weeks ago I was going with my bike (it is a...
Forum: EMEA 04-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Question Trip to Croatia - in a week

Hi Inmates!


Next weekend I am setting of for Croatia.
Planning is like this:

Monday, 14.1., start in Villach - Bled (Slowenia) - Postoinja (Slowenia), over the alps, not over Laibach-...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,850
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Waaayyy! Came back to ADVrider to find some...

Waaayyy!

Came back to ADVrider to find some incitations of where to go to this summer - only to find this thread describing a route sharing a lot of my miles from last year :-D

And what shall I...
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,047
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
By the horned one's spiky tail, I'm german and...

By the horned one's spiky tail, I'm german and even I perfectly understood what he was saying.
Although, trying to mimic his mishap, I looked quite stupid and nearly killed myself.

No need to be...
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,671
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Another fellow died yesterday...

G'evening!


This topic goes to the memory of another rider, unknown to me, but not so easily forgotten.
I hope he is no inmate, but he was a rider nonetheless - why should I differentiate?
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Hi Dave! Thanks for taggin' along O:-) ...

Hi Dave!

Thanks for taggin' along O:-)

Your correct. The Fut is almost all I could ask for in a touring bike. She has a lot of ooomph from below and high above, she does corner so well I noob...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
WTF? In which state of sinister insanity did I...

WTF? In which state of sinister insanity did I write THAT?

...havin' a look...


Goddamn! Screw you, you got me there!
I almost thought, I did mix up the picture onces again.
But as you might...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Blader54, it's not a bike rally I am going to...

Blader54, it's not a bike rally I am going to talk about, but ... oh, why don't you just read on^^

Edruador is not even KNOWN to me, while the Balvanie is quite famous. Hmn. Yes, I think I should...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 191,285
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
C'mon, Kelly, stop all that lousy jokery. ...

C'mon, Kelly, stop all that lousy jokery.
Makin' me laugh half of the time gets booooooooring.
At least TRY to stay a wee bit serious, will you?
And dirt trails suck anyways!



.....I'm in^^
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 114,974
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Hmn. I'm not too sure about this. Often I...

Hmn. I'm not too sure about this.

Often I cannot stop wondering: "Why do I find it beautiful here, were others don't?"
Have no definite answer yet, but I guess it has to do a little with having...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,878
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Thumb Goddag, Stephen! I'm so definitely IN on...

Goddag, Stephen!


I'm so definitely IN on this thread, it will help me for next year :-)
Compared to me, you managed to pretty much boil the picturing down to the essence, hehe.
Nice work, man....
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 114,974
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
I'm a wee bit late, but I'm in. ...

I'm a wee bit late, but I'm in.

Nostalgically recalling the greatest moments of the past while living a dream you had for so long with the woman, which enabled the great moment of the past in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,119
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Great conclusion of a short, yet great RR. ...

Great conclusion of a short, yet great RR.
Friendship is what really counts.

Thanks for takin´ us with you.

But hey...erm...why two RRs of one ride?!
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,162
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
No. It's just that you Brits (english, scotch,...

No.
It's just that you Brits (english, scotch, welsh and irish *duck and away*) are some bunch of really crazy people, appearently enjoying too much boredom on you little patch of land in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Really? Maybe then the friendlyness has to do a...

Really?
Maybe then the friendlyness has to do a lot with the appearance of the ADV tourist as helpless chap.
Or with his appearance of Grim And Frostbitten Sons Of Northern Darkness, about to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Tuesday, 31st Okay. Now it's getting...

Tuesday, 31st


Okay. Now it's getting tough. I'm back at work and need to remember the thoughts&feelings of this day. No trip diary to work from. Well, let's give it a try, shall we?
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,162
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Hi OneBall! Erm....where's the...

Hi OneBall!


Erm....where's the difference?

Enjoy your RR already... keep it coming!
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Monday, 30th Had a dreadful night and a...

Monday, 30th

Had a dreadful night and a boring day was to follow. But hey, I'm going to make it interesting, just for you :-D

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67945026/Monday%2030th/Monday%2030th.gif
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
JM, every kind of feedback is appreciated, I am a...

JM, every kind of feedback is appreciated, I am a comments-whore ;-)
So, thanks to you. It's nice to know you like the outcome of my efforts.

England-kev, I think I acutally did follow the road...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Saturday, 28th ...

Saturday, 28th

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67945026/Saturday%2028th/Saturday%2028th.gif

When I awoke on the Isle of Skye, this was how I have been welcomed:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Friday, 27th ...

Friday, 27th

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67945026/Friday%2027th/Friday%2027th.gif

Slept long. Very long indeed, til 9 o’clock and awoke with a headache. But feeling better nonetheless. I can blame...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Thursday, 26th ...

Thursday, 26th

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67945026/Thursday%2026th/Thursday%2026th.gif

I had a HORRIBLE night. Thankfully the body normally wakes you up when you are about to freeze. And HELL was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Wednesday, 25th ...

Wednesday, 25th

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67945026/Wednesday%2025th/Wednesday%2025th.gif

John slept too long. When he finally crawled out of the tent, I had already finished packing.
Somehow, I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 50,478
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Guess, I'm hanging in here, too :-D Thanks...

Guess, I'm hanging in here, too :-D

Thanks for taking us along. Although, coming from the other side of the Great Water:
what with that Bob White and Beaver Patrol thingie?
Guess, I'm not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Olorin_the_13th
Tuesday, 24th ...

Tuesday, 24th

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67945026/Tuesday%2024th/Tuesday%2024th.gif

It’s wet and foggy, but not pouring down. Thought I overslept, but no, I woke up 0700 without any reason....
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