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Forum: EMEA 01-21-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By ebel
Ordered a copy from amazon for the better half....

Ordered a copy from amazon for the better half. Hadn't heard of it before and looked interesting on the "you may like".
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,200
Posted By ebel
Oh I think that's guaranteed. Remember this area...

Oh I think that's guaranteed. Remember this area has been inhabited for a long time, so there's always some little village in the middle of nowhere up the mountains somewhere that they had to put a...
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,753
Posted By ebel
In a way, the fac that it's not in the green card...

In a way, the fac that it's not in the green card system (and hence doesn't recognise any non-Kosovo insurance) can be helpful. It means you can be guaranteed to be able to buy insurance at the...
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,753
Posted By ebel
To echo that (as the person who accompanied...

To echo that (as the person who accompanied @slashtommy on that Balkan trip). Twice in Romania (and once in Bulgaria) we explained to the hotel that we needed parking and they found locked spot for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By ebel
We went out again last weekend! The weather was...

We went out again last weekend! The weather was beautiful. Lovely sunny days, lovely views.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/9020444316_c57e5f5904.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-07-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By ebel
I'm the other one in this photos / video. I had...

I'm the other one in this photos / video. I had the camera on my helmet (a new Drift HD Ghost). slashtommy was in front with the rear facing camera (an older Drift HD 170). All the photos you see are...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,817
Posted By ebel
All the buses/coaches have to go anti-clockwise...

All the buses/coaches have to go anti-clockwise around the driving route, because it's too narrow in some places for buses to pass each other. If you're going on a bike, go clockwise, and you won't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,817
Posted By ebel
Great photos! I'm irish and it's great to see...

Great photos! I'm irish and it's great to see what other people think. I've not yet been to Wales or Northern England, it's on my to-do list. It's just too close to home for now.



Technically...
Forum: Europe 05-28-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By ebel
Totally agree. I'm Irish and yes the south west...

Totally agree. I'm Irish and yes the south west is the nicest for biking & scenery.
Forum: Europe 12-12-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,475
Posted By ebel
Spent a day in Kosovo a few months ago on...

Spent a day in Kosovo a few months ago on honeymoon (yes need to write a proper ride report). Didn't have any hassle at all. Entered from Montenegro (near Berane / Rožaje), went down to Pej then...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,592
Posted By ebel
Looks like it might be Menwith Hill...

Looks like it might be Menwith Hill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Menwith_Hill) the large intelligence/radio site that intercepts radio communications etc.



I love that kind of riding...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,519
Posted By ebel
Congratulations sounds like a great adventure....

Congratulations sounds like a great adventure. Congratulations about being able to "do it" instead of putting it off. How are you finding being back in the 9→5 lifestyle though?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,329
Posted By ebel
Smoking is illegal inside all enclosed...

Smoking is illegal inside all enclosed workplaces, and has been since about 2004. That means no smoking in bars, restaurants, taxis, hotels, etc. People have to smoke outside. As you can see, the...
Forum: EMEA 07-12-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,220
Posted By ebel
Actually from speaking to a company in Ireland...

Actually from speaking to a company in Ireland who rents bikes, one problem is that some people (e.g. from USA) are used to massive distances betweem places, and think that it's all straight roads,...
Forum: EMEA 07-10-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,220
Posted By ebel
Agreed. I live in Dublin, so i can go to Wicklow...

Agreed. I live in Dublin, so i can go to Wicklow Mountains for day trips. But the west is better than the wicklow mountains. However if you want to head back to Dublin and don't want to go on...
Forum: EMEA 07-10-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By ebel
Travel/breakdown insurance for balkans/southeastrern europe?

Can anyone recommend any breakdown/travel insurance company that will cover us in the balkans / south eastern europe? (i.e. hungary, slovakia, croatia, bosnia, serbia, kosovo, albania, montenegro,...
Forum: EMEA 07-10-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,220
Posted By ebel
Ring of Kerry is nice. If you want to do it, do...

Ring of Kerry is nice. If you want to do it, do it clock-wise. All the big tour busses and coaches have to go anti-clockwise (because the roads are narrow in some bits and they'd get stuck...
Forum: EMEA 07-10-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,993
Posted By ebel
Scotland (but not England/Ireland/Wales) has a...

Scotland (but not England/Ireland/Wales) has a "legal right to camp on any field" (wild campnig they call it).



+1 to Tourist information Offices. They'll tell you were local...
Forum: EMEA 07-10-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By ebel
Not an atlas per se, but a paper fold out map,...

Not an atlas per se, but a paper fold out map, but I like the "Reise Know How" maps. Good clear cartography, waterproof/plasticy material that doesn't tear well. Could be good for an 'overview'.
Forum: Europe 07-10-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By ebel
Yeah something like that. The population of...

Yeah something like that. The population of Ireland now (4 million) is about half what it was 150 years ago (~8 million).



I should point out that if you want shamrocks and "diddly-i-dye"...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By ebel
FYI if you have an Irish gradparent, you are...

FYI if you have an Irish gradparent, you are entitled to Irish citizenship, you don't have to live here at all (more info:...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By ebel
No, all the public roads are paved. Some that are...

No, all the public roads are paved. Some that are really old and in the back arse or nowhere might be starting to degrade and be a bit gravelly and potholed.[/QUOTE]

Ah misread you. I thought you...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By ebel
No problem, you have to avoid "Wedding video...

No problem, you have to avoid "Wedding video syndrome" ;) Though it was my husband (not on advrider) who did the actual editing. I just recorded it :)



Those are videos from the most extreme...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By ebel
I'm pretty sure that all over the EU, you have to...

I'm pretty sure that all over the EU, you have to have 3rd party insurance, which means if you cause an accident/are involved in an accident, the person can claim off the insurance company, and they...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By ebel
Irish rider here. Although Ireland is half...

Irish rider here.

Although Ireland is half the size of Georgia, it has been inhabited for much longer, so there's lots more roads and stuff around the place. You won't be (Bear Grylls did a...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By ebel
That's exactly what I want! Perfect! Thanks. ...

That's exactly what I want! Perfect! Thanks.

And I know it's good to try to talk to people, but I'd like to have a backup and cover all bases.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By ebel
Picture cards for avoiding the language barrier?

The honeymoon is going to be 3 weeks on bikes around the balkans later in the year, but we might have language issues.

It occured to me, that it would be cool if I had a collection of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,341
Posted By ebel
Yes basically I was simplifying. *However* it is...

Yes basically I was simplifying. *However* it is possible to put data in the "public domain" in many countries (e.g. USA and sorta UK). Most (All?) things from the US federal government are in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,341
Posted By ebel
Hazard tags are a good idea. "access" tags are...

Hazard tags are a good idea. "access" tags are for legal access though, not physical access. e.g. a public road you can drive on is access=public. A private driveway that you cannot legally drive on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-17-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,341
Posted By ebel
I hadn't thought of that. Maybe you could add...

I hadn't thought of that. Maybe you could add some tags to say "this road might disappear if there's a lot of rain" ? ("quality_degrade_after_rain=yes" or something). That's an accurate and true...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,341
Posted By ebel
Depends. Most big professionally made maps (e.g....

Depends. Most big professionally made maps (e.g. Google Maps) are pretty consistant across a country, whereas OSM can vary. One part of a country (or city) might be very well mapped, another part...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,341
Posted By ebel
I'm a big OSM contibutor, and budding adventure...

I'm a big OSM contibutor, and budding adventure biker, so I'm very happy to see more people add stuff. I'll try to answer what I can.



Nope, you can just add & map & tag things. The wiki and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 41,773
Posted By ebel
<a...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorymccann/5011735420/" title="SNV30942 by ebel, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4152/5011735420_5ba9445d6d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,021
Posted By ebel
Brilliant ride report. I've been to Africa a few...

Brilliant ride report. I've been to Africa a few times doing charity work and would love to do a bike tour there. Amazing photos of the gorillas! I'd love to do that sometime.

Can't wait for more!
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 55,986
Posted By ebel
Little Varadero.

Gonna cheat here. :) Here's my Varadero.... 125! :P Twas my first bike, and got me into biking. Twas a great little bike. Everyone thought it was bigger than a 125, shame it went slow :P Here's a...
Forum: EMEA 02-03-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,716
Posted By ebel
Most of the fuel prices are the same around the...

Most of the fuel prices are the same around the EU. Think it's about 1.55 per litre here in Ireland. I rode around Pyreenes and Alps last year, so went to Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland. Twas...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,329
Posted By ebel
Definitly! Think I've done part of that route you...

Definitly! Think I've done part of that route you have there, maybe not all of it. There's still more for me to explore.

Clip of that bit in particular (at 1:04):
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Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 51,635
Posted By ebel
This is a brilliant RR. I'm planning on going...

This is a brilliant RR. I'm planning on going here and you've really inspired me. Looks like you found some awesome places to ride. I don't think i'd be able for the same amount of off roading as you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,329
Posted By ebel
I'm another Irish person. Oh yes,...

I'm another Irish person.



Oh yes, there's nothing like a "Irish Breakfast" aka "a fry". You seem to have a slightly americanized form here cause you don't have black or white pudding, and...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By ebel
Yeah, you have to cut them down to 2 min or so...

Yeah, you have to cut them down to 2 min or so clips. Otherwise you have "Wedding Video Syndrome" :P
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