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Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,792
Posted By Don T
Better late than never :D Thank you for yet...

Better late than never :D

Thank you for yet another great RR.

I seriously consider to join you one year, if these trips stay an annual event.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,348
Posted By Don T
BMW has served you BS.

The warranty on your bike was expired (if just barely) when the incident happened and BMW therefor have no obligations to help you out and/or cover your expenses - and they obviously don't find you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
It's good to hear from you Gustavo. ...

It's good to hear from you Gustavo.



Just after I had done this RR I was contacted by an ADV-inmate from California who was thinking the same as you.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 69,919
Posted By Don T
They sure do! In my mind that engine would be...

They sure do!
In my mind that engine would be perfect for an adventure/all road/travel bike.
I hope that they build the bike that the engine deserves in regards of frame, suspension, brakes,...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 69,919
Posted By Don T
I bought a new one back in 1995. One year and...

I bought a new one back in 1995. One year and 30.000km later I sold it.
It was a great bike but the seat was torture (and too short for 2 people) and the engine burned fuel like a 3.5L V6 with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 154,721
Posted By Don T
Buying a hammer doesn't make you a carpenter....

You seem to have some problems with your GPS unit.
I've been scanning the thread without finding the answer - what unit are you using?

It takes more than just buying a unit to become a happy GPS...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 69,919
Posted By Don T
Maybe we'll have to wait until EICMA in...

Maybe we'll have to wait until EICMA in November..?

(Oh and you forgot one - the rumored 8-900cc adventure twin from KTM to fill in the gap between the 690 Enduro and the 1290 Adventure) :evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 154,721
Posted By Don T
If you haven't already done so, I'll recommend...

If you haven't already done so, I'll recommend that you take a look at the "Tent Space Map (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925)".
I've used it when traveling in both Europe and the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,348
Posted By Don T
Excellent RR. It's different than most but...

Excellent RR.

It's different than most but very well executed - not all adventures goes as planned and sometimes dreams turn into nightmares.




It belongs here in Ride reports!
No matter...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,148
Posted By Don T
Great RR - thanks for sharing :clap

Great RR - thanks for sharing :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 154,721
Posted By Don T
I think I have found a way for you to stay longer...

I think I have found a way for you to stay longer in the EU - without getting married :deal

PM sent...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thank you for the positive feedback guys :norton ...

Thank you for the positive feedback guys :norton




Unless you plan to come back to Romania again another time I will recommend that you do both the Transalpine and the Transfagarasan. It's two...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 154,721
Posted By Don T
It's good to have you back with a live RR. ...

It's good to have you back with a live RR.

Regarding North Cape/northern Scandinavia:
Time is running out for you this year, unless your enjoy riding in really cold and likely wet weather....
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 154,721
Posted By Don T
I have been looking forward to this RR since you...

I have been looking forward to this RR since you announced your plans to continue your journey in Europe.

I'm in :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 69,919
Posted By Don T
You will be disappointed :cry It will be...

You will be disappointed :cry

It will be based on the MT07 which weighs 400 lbs wet and has 75 HP.
I can't see how they can make an adventure style bike lighter than a stripped down naked bike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Wink The pictures are back.

I just discovered that I had hit the bandwidth limit on my free photobucket account resulting in the pictures not showing.
I've now upgraded my account and the pictures are back.

Thank you all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Since my girlfriend left for work in the morning...

Since my girlfriend left for work in the morning I've use the day to get settled in - unpacking, washing clothes, checking mail etc.
The V-Strom have also been washed and later tonight I'll service...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Soon I'll make a "back home" post with...

Soon I'll make a "back home" post with facts/stats and other stuff.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
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Nürnberg, Germany – Vordingborg,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
27<sup>th</sup> of July: Duino Aurisina,...

27<sup>th</sup> of July:
Duino Aurisina, Italy – Nürnberg, Germany – 651 km.

It was drizzling on and off while I had a nice breakfast on the patio of the B&B (very nice place by the way)....
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Border guards and custom officers apparently have...

Border guards and custom officers apparently have all the time in the world :puke1

Besides that there are no problems as long as you (as an EU citizen) brings your passport, original papers on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thank you. I passed through Lithuania back...

Thank you.

I passed through Lithuania back in 2004 when I did a ride anti clockwise around the Baltic Sea. That was the year the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) joined the EU and I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thanks. I'm trying to keep the text part...

Thanks.

I'm trying to keep the text part short as updating the RR otherwise would take up too much time. As it is every update still takes me about 2 hours (sorting/editing/uploading pictures and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thanks. I'm glad that you enjoy the pictures as...

Thanks. I'm glad that you enjoy the pictures as there are a lot of them :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
It's always nice to be preparing the next trip...

It's always nice to be preparing the next trip :norton

Regarding the land mines you should ask one of the inmates who lives in the area - Gliga comes to mind...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
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<!--><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> 26<sup>th</sup> of July:
Stanici, Croatia – Duino Aurisina, Italy – 620 km....
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
25<sup>th</sup> of July: Zelengora Mountain,...

25<sup>th</sup> of July:
Zelengora Mountain, Bosnia – Stanici, Croatia – 306 km.

I woke at first light and went for a walk in the area. It was a beautiful morning. I took a different route down...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thanks I appreciate it.

Thanks I appreciate it.
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
More is coming tonight. I've just been too busy...

More is coming tonight. I've just been too busy riding and enjoying life :norton

Say hello to Pia from me.
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
You would have loved it! The 690 would have...

You would have loved it!
The 690 would have been perfect for the area where I camped in the wild :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
24<sup>th</sup> of July: Zlatibor, Serbia –...

24<sup>th</sup> of July:
Zlatibor, Serbia – Zelengora Mountain, Bosnia – 374 km.

The weather was nice in the morning and I was soon back on the road. Nice riding from the word go. After...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
23<sup>rd</sup> of July: Turnu Ruieni,...

23<sup>rd</sup> of July:
Turnu Ruieni, Romania – Zlatibor, Serbia – 456 km.

Last night didn’t end up as relaxing as I had expected. It turned out the village fęte was a 2 day event…
I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 78,423
Posted By Don T
Thanks Gliga. Just in time before I shut...

Thanks Gliga.

Just in time before I shut down the computer and go to bed - and I'll probably need it tomorrow :norton
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 78,423
Posted By Don T
Hello Gliga. Too bad you had to work today...

Hello Gliga.

Too bad you had to work today :norton
Could you please show me the location of that lake on Google maps?

Cheers
Tonny
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
22<sup>nd</sup> of July: Turnu...

22<sup>nd</sup> of July:
Turnu Ruieni/Caransebes, Rumania – 10 km (on foot).

When I went to bed last night my plan was to continue my journey in the morning. Plans change.
In the morning I was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thank you. This is the first time I'm...

Thank you.

This is the first time I'm spending time on 2 wheels in Eastern Europe (participating in the EnduroMania excepted).
This is really an overlook part of Europe for many riders. It's very...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
21<sup>st</sup> of July: Corbeni, Rumania –...

21<sup>st</sup> of July:
Corbeni, Rumania – Turnu Ruieni, Rumania – 456 km.

At breakfast I shared a table with two guys from New Zealand. They had done The Transfagarasan the day before...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
Thank you for the replies it's nice to get some...

Thank you for the replies it's nice to get some feedback.

It took me leaving the country for my girlfriend to make her first post on Advrider :rofl

Saso >
You have something to look forward...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
20<sup>th</sup> of July: Durau, Romania –...

20<sup>th</sup> of July:
Durau, Romania – Corbeni, Romania – 435 km.

I got up early and started the day with a walk in the woods before breakfast. At 8.15 I was back on the road following Lake...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By Don T
19<sup>th</sup> of July: Nyiregyháza, Hungary –...

19<sup>th</sup> of July:
Nyiregyháza, Hungary – Durau, Romania – 508 km.

The day started flat and fast heading east out of Hungary. It was still late morning when I crossed the border to...
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