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Forum: Europe 11-13-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Nightmarion
Don't miss the Technikmuseum Sinsheim...

Don't miss the Technikmuseum Sinsheim (http://www.technik-museum.de/node/2). It's not far from Heidelberg, and on the way to Stuttgart or Munich.
Forum: EMEA 08-06-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Nightmarion
Personal stuff like old cameras is no problem....

Personal stuff like old cameras is no problem. You can have a look at the Swiss custom rules, what and how much you can bring with you at http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_privat/index.html?lang=en.
Forum: Europe 07-11-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Nightmarion
Holidays have an effect mostly on the highways,...

Holidays have an effect mostly on the highways, but as you can see on this site (http://www.schulferien.net/Uebersicht/Schulferien-Termine-2011), when the Oktoberfest starts, holiday traffic will be...
Forum: EMEA 07-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By Nightmarion
You're missing out on the Vrsic Pass, just before...

You're missing out on the Vrsic Pass, just before your point P, from Kranjska Gora towards Bovec. Great ride, 50 hairpins, nice curves in between, and ends up in the Soca valley, which is just...
Forum: EMEA 07-04-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,844
Posted By Nightmarion
The Vrsic pass in Slowenia, for example, 50...

The Vrsic pass in Slowenia, for example, 50 hairpins (with cobblestone, but still good grip) and a lot of nice curves in between.
Großglockner is only good to ride early in the morning or when the...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Cry Back home

Well, I safely arrived back home.
I wanted to thank everyone for their tipps, help, and warm welcome. I really hope I will be able to come back to bC for a longer trip, 10 days simply aren't enough....
Forum: Canada 06-14-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
I'm in Vernon right now, will try to get a little...

I'm in Vernon right now, will try to get a little further east and spend the night in probably Lumby. If anyone near is up for a drink or dinner tonight, send me a pm or call or text me: 7782397272
Forum: Canada 06-13-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 98,963
Posted By Nightmarion
Hi guys and gals, I heard about your trip from...

Hi guys and gals,
I heard about your trip from Romabuk on Saturday. I'm on a ten day trip in BC til Monday and don't have fixed plans for the return trip from the kootenay area yet.
As I'm not...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
It was really a nice ride. Thanks for the map and...

It was really a nice ride. Thanks for the map and for the trip to where we saw the bears! I would have completely missed that had I been alone.
I managed to get a more durable fix for the...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Great. The windshield starts to disintegrate....

Great. The windshield starts to disintegrate. Lost one of the holders today. Does anyone know of a shop that carries givi windshields near Clearwater or in the general direction I'm going?
I could...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
So, I arrived. Had a look at Stanley Park, got...

So, I arrived. Had a look at Stanley Park, got sunburned and got shocked by prices in grocery stores. :eek I'm still hoping that we just ran into the wrong stores, as everything there was "organic"...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
My phone isn't locked, I can swap cards however I...

My phone isn't locked, I can swap cards however I like. What I'm more worried about isn't the cost (that will definitiely be less than data roaming on my Germen contract :lol3) but whether it's...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Another problem

Just returned from a one-week trip to Italy, and noticed there how hard it can be to get a mobile phone card if you're not a resident. Fortunately, my English is a lot better than my Italian, which...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Talking the newest plan (to be knocked on the head)

So, as I will have a GS 500 from the 11th to the 20th of June with 2700 free km, I had a look into the Tent space thread (and will be sending some PMs shortly :evil) and into the good camping spaces...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
I'm from Munich, it's not like life is especially...

I'm from Munich, it's not like life is especially cheap here. :lol3
Renting a bike is at least as expensive. That's why I was hoping to find a beat up but still running bike that I could buy instead...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
a slight change of plans

So far, thanks for all the good advice.
As I have found out the price for renting a GS 500 for 10 days, I am a little shocked. almost 1500$ :huh
This is quite a lot, but I looked into the...
Forum: Canada 02-11-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
I'll have a look at them, thanks.

I'll have a look at them, thanks.
Forum: Canada 02-11-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Naah, it takes more than that to scare me. :rofl ...

Naah, it takes more than that to scare me. :rofl


I'm looking forward to those suggestions. I've never been over there, you all probably have been there for a long time, that's why I'm asking...
Forum: Canada 02-11-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Talking a rough layout

I finally got a map (1:1,500,000, so I am sure I missed out some nice things) and laid out a first sketch of a route, with 7 riding days between 160 and 400 km. I just looked for camp sites that...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
I'll be in vancouver from June 5th to 10th, and...

I'll be in vancouver from June 5th to 10th, and I'll have to return on either the 19th or the 20th.
A group ride sounds nice, depending on when and where it is, but as my plans are not very...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Fortunately, most of the time I'm in Vancouver,...

Fortunately, most of the time I'm in Vancouver, the hotel will be paid for by my university, the budget part comes when I leave, and as I wrote in reply to blue01, I do have money, I just don't want...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
That's exactly my problem, even if it is a nice...

That's exactly my problem, even if it is a nice one to have.


Interesting sounds good. Vancouver-Whistler is quite a short trip, I may be slow, but I'm not that slow. :D I might just ride...
Forum: Europe 01-12-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Nightmarion
Have you already posted that in the tent space...

Have you already posted that in the tent space thread in trip planning? There were very little German tent spaces there the last time I had a look.
Forum: EMEA 01-12-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Nightmarion
Registering and ensuring a bike in Germany as a...

Registering and ensuring a bike in Germany as a non-resident is somwhere between a pain in the ass and impossible. One could try an export registration but I'm not sure if you can re-enter the EU...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nightmarion
Question What to do in and around Vancouver?

Soo, it looks like I convinced enough people that what I'm doing is interesting, so I will be in Vancouver at the ASME conference in June for a week. :clap
So, being already there, I will extend my...
Forum: Europe 09-20-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Nightmarion
So? Already know when you will be here for riding?

So? Already know when you will be here for riding?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Nightmarion
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lCSP-w5Gh5I/SbwwnNQT97I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lCSP-w5Gh5I/SbwwnNQT97I/AAAAAAAAAAM/FaZz9k3GNzg/s1600-R/banana_hammock.jpg :confused
I'd surely prefer it over this:
...
Forum: Europe 09-11-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 74,274
Posted By Nightmarion
I haven't found much that isn't either illegal...

I haven't found much that isn't either illegal (sometimes highly, the signs with the green rim indicate that the road or track is closed for traffic for conservation reasons. Ignoring them can become...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Nightmarion
If there's no reason to go there on a motorcycle,...

If there's no reason to go there on a motorcycle, which reason could be to go there at all? :confused
:D
The meanest thing I ever got as a gift was a terrestrial globe. Comparing the area i have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Nightmarion
The seafood sounds great, but Europe also has a...

The seafood sounds great, but Europe also has a lot of coasts I haven't seen yet, and I can reach all of them by bike, although I must admit the stone crabs look rather tasty :tb(and as long as the u...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Nightmarion
*crossing South Florida off the list of places to...

*crossing South Florida off the list of places to go motorcycling* It's too hot, and I would either be killed or start screaming at and hitting cagers, not relaxing :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Nightmarion
Yes, that's exaktly what I mean. Seems I'm...

Yes, that's exaktly what I mean. Seems I'm spoiled a bit by the traffic around here. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Nightmarion
Isn't that what turn signals are for? Indicating...

Isn't that what turn signals are for? Indicating a turn or a lane change? Around here, most people set a turn signal before changing from one lane to another. (Even if they do so just split seconds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,957
Posted By Nightmarion
1.58 m, must be 5'2" or 5'1" A stock F650GS was...

1.58 m, must be 5'2" or 5'1" A stock F650GS was no problem at all, and my inseam is 28" or 29".

Have you tried putting the other foot down? You know, the one facing the hill. Makes it sooo much...
Forum: Europe 09-03-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Nightmarion
A nice day trip from Munich would for example be...

A nice day trip from Munich would for example be Plansee - Namlostal - Hahntennjoch - Kühtai - Ochsengarten - Zirler Berg - Mittenwald - Kesselberg/Walchensee. That's around 400 km from southeastern...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 821,822
Posted By Nightmarion
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,536
Posted By Nightmarion
I have contacts that can stay in the eye for up...

I have contacts that can stay in the eye for up to 4 weeks. Mostly I prefer taking them out and cleaning them once a week, but sometimes I forget it. For trips, I usually carry glasses and two or...
Forum: EMEA 08-17-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By Nightmarion
Wow, that looks great, we will definitely go...

Wow, that looks great, we will definitely go there, thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,811
Posted By Nightmarion
no passing zones or signs

are decided upon with the respect to the average, or even the bad/slow driver in an average or old and slow car, just as are speed limits. At least it's like that in Germany. (So whenever I see a...
Forum: EMEA 08-16-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By Nightmarion
Question One week in Slowenia - how to keep the kid happy?

Hi everyone,

My boyfriend and me are planning to spend his kid's last week of holidays in Slowenia with her. Well, planning may be too big of a word, Up til now we know as much as we will pack the...
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