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Forum: Hacks 01-15-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,860
Posted By Mike Philippens
Great rig! I really love the look of that Yamal,...

Great rig! I really love the look of that Yamal, the teeth and all. Fantastic! A shame that they don't have it here in The Netherlands. While I have plans to come to the US and do a tour for a couple...
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 64,840
Posted By Mike Philippens
Ok, thanks. I'll check when I get the chance. ...

Ok, thanks. I'll check when I get the chance.

I mean that the topic says R1100/1150, and I have an 850. So, that's why I asked.
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 64,840
Posted By Mike Philippens
I read about the rattle and now I'm wondering if...

I read about the rattle and now I'm wondering if that's the rattle I hear lately with my R850RT. It's fine when I don't toch the throttle (idling). But when I just tension the throttle cable a little...
Forum: Regional forums 06-23-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mike Philippens
There are various parties at the venue at night....

There are various parties at the venue at night. The famous Blechblos'n will be there (like every year), so fun is almost guaranteed (as long as you keep drinking beer).
Blechblos'n at Garmisch 2009...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,040
Posted By Mike Philippens
I'm also interested in these boots. Are they as...

I'm also interested in these boots. Are they as stiff around the ankles as regular MX boots? Say, like the Forma Dominator? I'd say by the looks of it that these boots are more 'comfy'. And there's...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,592
Posted By Mike Philippens
Well...one thing I noticed on my visit to...

Well...one thing I noticed on my visit to Morrocco is that 4x4's are only driven by tourists. The locals use a Mercedes 200D (former German taxis with 250.000kms on the clock when they're imported)...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-02-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 31,963
Posted By Mike Philippens
Not only on MC trips. A wise word from a criminal...

Not only on MC trips. A wise word from a criminal I once met is that when you carry a piece and pull it in a certain situation, you have to be prepared to fire it too. This sounds stupid, but it also...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 31,963
Posted By Mike Philippens
Am I bashing? I'm just saying that it must be...

Am I bashing? I'm just saying that it must be terrible to live in constant fear of your life. Because that's what you're saying when you say you need a gun with you at all times. Or am I saying...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,592
Posted By Mike Philippens
Well...in the old days people crossed the jungle...

Well...in the old days people crossed the jungle on Enfields... ;)
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 31,963
Posted By Mike Philippens
Damn! I'm so happy I live in a country where I...

Damn! I'm so happy I live in a country where I most definetely don't need a gun to survive... It must be terrible to live in a country where you can't feel safe without a weapon of some sort on you...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,592
Posted By Mike Philippens
I'm not sure why some say you'll need an...

I'm not sure why some say you'll need an 'adventure' bike when you just want to take on a gravel road on occasion. You can do that on virtually any bike (http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/). I did Morocco...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 31,963
Posted By Mike Philippens
You should try to enter the US&A as a...

You should try to enter the US&A as a foreigner... ;) just for the heck of it. The form you have to fill in is laughable...as if a terrorist is going to declare that he is a member of a terrorist...
Forum: EMEA 04-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mike Philippens
I'm hoping you'll share your big secret of how to...

I'm hoping you'll share your big secret of how to fly to Europe, spend a couple of weeks, stay in hotels, rent motorcycles when you have no money.
It sounds like a costly undertaking. Renting a...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,720
Posted By Mike Philippens
You blew 'm all: you only had 4 weeks, and you...

You blew 'm all: you only had 4 weeks, and you take 6 weeks. I guess you have to drive faster... ;)
Forum: Trip Planning 04-15-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,720
Posted By Mike Philippens
At the moment I'm planning for my dream trip in...

At the moment I'm planning for my dream trip in October 2011. I'm going to Africa, to The Gambia (Banjul) to be precize. I'll be driving in a team of motorbikes and cars/trucks as a part of the...
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,983
Posted By Mike Philippens
I tried to find out how to ship my bike from...

I tried to find out how to ship my bike from Holland to the US for an extended tour, but it seems that shipping to the US is next to impossible. I asked around at a Dutch Motorcycle Forum and I was...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,384
Posted By Mike Philippens
I might! At the moment, I'm planning a trip to...

I might! At the moment, I'm planning a trip to Dakar (a bit further actually, to Banjul, The Gambia) on a bike in 2011. This is for a good cause and the bike is donated to Riders for Health. Maybe...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,384
Posted By Mike Philippens
This is a great trip! I wish you all the best on...

This is a great trip! I wish you all the best on this adventure. This kind of thing is inspiring for me. People are very good in finding reasons not to do things like this. I think it's great when...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,251
Posted By Mike Philippens
Problem is finding the right size for a...

Problem is finding the right size for a sportsbike, or even a touring bike. I went to Morocco last year on my BMW RT with some friends (GS, Tiger, Versys) and tried to find a tyre with a decent...
Forum: Regional forums 04-12-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mike Philippens
The Edelweiss in Lermoos?

The Edelweiss in Lermoos?
Forum: EMEA 04-08-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mike Philippens
Well...maybe it's easy for me to say as a...

Well...maybe it's easy for me to say as a Dutchman. I lived in Belgium for a while and had French in 5th grade. Later at college, I took French lessons for a couple of years. My 'bad French' is just...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Mike Philippens
Just use imgburn (http://www.imgburn.com/) to...

Just use imgburn (http://www.imgburn.com/) to create an ISO image of your CD or DVD and transfer that to an USB drive. Then, use Virtual CloneDrive (http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html)...
Forum: Regional forums 04-07-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mike Philippens
After attempts to find a hotel near Garmisch in...

After attempts to find a hotel near Garmisch in Germany, I tried Austria. And I found a hotel in Lermoos, just 25km south of Garmisch, so I booked there. Reasonable price and close enough. Now pray...
Forum: EMEA 04-07-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mike Philippens
Well...Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are more...

Well...Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are more popular in the world... ;)

But wiith your hand an feet you'll get there. Just pick up a Berlitz travel dictionary and learn a few simple phrases....
Forum: EMEA 04-06-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mike Philippens
I never book anything when I go on holiday. But...

I never book anything when I go on holiday. But you have to remember dat in July/August everybody is on holiday over here. In France they start in August, so expect campings to be quite full then....
Forum: EMEA 04-05-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By Mike Philippens
You can check out our website Short Way Down...

You can check out our website Short Way Down (http://www.shortwaydown.nl/) of the tour we made in 2009 with a bunch of guys. We went from Holland to Morocco in October 2009. The site is in Dutch, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,955
Posted By Mike Philippens
Me neither, but the 'By any means' series was a...

Me neither, but the 'By any means' series was a bit too directed. Especially series 2, where it was just a trip from one vehicle that was waiting for him to another. Not really adventurous.

Mind...
Forum: Regional forums 04-02-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mike Philippens
I'm going! This will be the second time for me....

I'm going! This will be the second time for me. Last year I was on the camping and it was pouring down for 3 days. Unfortunately my tent was next to an unofficial passage to the campground, so I had...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 04-02-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,212
Posted By Mike Philippens
On my Garmin you can switch maps on and off in...

On my Garmin you can switch maps on and off in the map info display. Maybe you should check your manual on how to work with maps.

They're made for Garmin units, zo they should work.

Please bear...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 487,729
Posted By Mike Philippens
Great report! It's on my list of future travels,...

Great report! It's on my list of future travels, most definitely. But first I'm going to Dakar...
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