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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By GvG
I always wear leathers and thermal underwear in...

I always wear leathers and thermal underwear in the Alps (May-September).

My Held 2 piece rainsuit is fantastic (and still going strong after 5 years). I've never gotten wet in it. However, it is...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 233,968
Posted By GvG
According to the comparison I posted, the picture...

According to the comparison I posted, the picture quality of the gopro isn't better.
On the new 4 Black it probably is. It should be......it's twice the price of a virb elite and 5x that of the...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 233,968
Posted By GvG
Compared to which GoPro? A $500 GoPro Hero 4...

Compared to which GoPro? A $500 GoPro Hero 4 Black or the $130 Hero?
It's subpar to the first and better than the second.

I think this...
Forum: EMEA 01-17-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By GvG
Well, you could go to Wallenborn to look at the...

Well, you could go to Wallenborn to look at the geyser (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallender_Born).
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By GvG
You shouldn't stay clear. It's an absolutely...

You shouldn't stay clear. It's an absolutely brilliant bit of road. Wide and good road surface, so the locals tend to use it as a race track. :D

And if you will be entering Germany from Arnhem,...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By GvG
The Möhnesee Dam is nowhere near the north of...

The Möhnesee Dam is nowhere near the north of Germany.

The area to the south-east of it (the Sauerland) is a nice hilly area to ride.
The part of the B236 from Oberkirchen to Albrechtsplatz...
Forum: EMEA 08-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,955
Posted By GvG
If you want cheap, you'll have to research local...

If you want cheap, you'll have to research local prices beforehand. If you're in the Switzerland/Italy area: buy petrol in Switzerland, it's (around €0.35/L) cheaper there.
Forum: EMEA 08-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By GvG
You mentioning that made me remember the time I...

You mentioning that made me remember the time I turned up at the ticket booth in Turku (in 2002) to ask what the ferry to Stockholm would cost for the next day: €25. When I had looked at it on...
Forum: EMEA 08-19-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By GvG
It is in the Baltic Region, just not in the...

It is in the Baltic Region, just not in the Baltics (which refers to the 3 Baltic States). :evil

I'm curious why the OP posted Helsinki/Tallinn as a destination and along what route he wants to...
Forum: EMEA 08-19-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By GvG
I only know of Finnlines, who go from Travemunde,...

I only know of Finnlines, who go from Travemunde, Rostock and Gdynia to Helsinki. But contrary to what you seem to think, Helsinki isn't in the Baltics.

Who cares about what a reasonable price is?...
Forum: EMEA 08-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By GvG
What are you referring to with the term 'green...

What are you referring to with the term 'green card'?
Forum: EMEA 07-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By GvG
Unlike the USA Europe is not a country. And this...

Unlike the USA Europe is not a country. And this means that the price for bike X in Norway seriously differs from the price for the same bike in Andorra.

So which country do you live in?
Forum: EMEA 07-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,781
Posted By GvG
You won't make it to the most Northern point in...

You won't make it to the most Northern point in February. The last 13 km of the E69 to the North Cape will be closed. Usually it is closed from October-April.
Forum: EMEA 07-18-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,511
Posted By GvG
Or go to Norway and marvel at cheap Switzerland :D

Or go to Norway and marvel at cheap Switzerland :D
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By GvG
I love the 'declassements'. The A701 suddenly...

I love the 'declassements'. The A701 suddenly became the D2701. :huh

And it must have also driven the sales for Michelin and the IGN. :D
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By GvG
Assuming it's the same on my Mac as on your Ipad....

Assuming it's the same on my Mac as on your Ipad.

In order of importance:
Solid blue square, with white outline: Autobahn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobahn)
Solid yellow square: federal...
Forum: EMEA 07-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By GvG
Option 1 all the way. Option 2 isn't nearly as...

Option 1 all the way.
Option 2 isn't nearly as much fun.
Forum: EMEA 07-13-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,497
Posted By GvG
Us Dutch al go to the Eiffel and Luxembourg every...

Us Dutch al go to the Eiffel and Luxembourg every chance we get and there's a reason for that.....in the Netherlands it's boring to ride.
We also usually avoid the Belgian Ardennes, because the...
Forum: EMEA 07-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,497
Posted By GvG
It all depends on what you want to see. The...

It all depends on what you want to see.

The ones I mentioned is a list of places that are known for their inner cities (without being too crowded, like Amsterdam. Utrecht, Nijmegen, Maastricht,...
Forum: EMEA 07-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,497
Posted By GvG
Depends on what you want to see or do and what...

Depends on what you want to see or do and what exactly you're disappointed with. Eindhoven is on nobody's 'to do' list.

Utrecht, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Den Bosch ('s Hertogenbosch), Urk, Enkhuizen,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,080
Posted By GvG
Arguably the best Guzzi dealer in the Netherlands...

Arguably the best Guzzi dealer in the Netherlands is TLM in Nijmegen.
www.tlm.nl/en/
Forum: EMEA 07-10-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,630
Posted By GvG
Two piece leathers (with one layer underneath),...

Two piece leathers (with one layer underneath), rain suit and summer gloves only for me :thumb
Forum: EMEA 07-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,630
Posted By GvG
No, you will always encounter an official border...

No, you will always encounter an official border crossing. The chances of it being manned gets smaller on roads less travelled. And even if it's manned you have a 95% chance of being waved through,...
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By GvG
That's not true. To be able to ride a bike or...

That's not true. To be able to ride a bike or moped in the Netherlands you need to have the relevant 'A class' license.

So Belgians wo got their license pre 1982 (?) and who are allowed to ride a...
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,630
Posted By GvG
I just buy mine locally (usually in larger (by...

I just buy mine locally (usually in larger (by European standard) supermarkets).
And if I can help it I buy Michelin maps (if available in the right scale).

So:
Michelin for France, Switzerland...
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By GvG
They fined a little over 2000 people for speeding...

They fined a little over 2000 people for speeding this year.
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By GvG
If you want to print the IGN maps, this is...

If you want to print the IGN maps, this is easier:
http://jgn.superheros.fr/en/
Forum: EMEA 07-06-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By GvG
Yes, that Malmö-Oslo bit is a boooooooring...

Yes, that Malmö-Oslo bit is a boooooooring motorway (when going back even more so, since you're now used to the fantastic Norwegian landscapes).

Me, I'd take the ferry in Hirsthals to either Oslo...
Forum: EMEA 07-05-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By GvG
I'd do this route to the Vosges. ...

I'd do this route to the Vosges.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zXP6hGQ9evT0.ko3Cp9yBTKBo

If you look at Michelin maps (or go to www.viamichelin.com) you'll notice that the Vosges...
Forum: EMEA 07-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By GvG
I actually meant this...

I actually meant this http://www.motorradreisefuehrer.de/ADAC_Generalkarte.html
apparently they are now €15 and from the ADAC.
I prefer 1:200.000 - 1:300.000 maps. With a smaller scale I have to...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-04-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 71,930
Posted By GvG
Won't they unlock it? Do keep in mind that...

Won't they unlock it?

Do keep in mind that Europe is comprised of different countries, each with their own cellular companies with sim-cards that are only 'cheap' on their own network inside that...
Forum: EMEA 07-04-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By GvG
Yes, I have been there. Just get the right...

Yes, I have been there.

Just get the right Michelin maps (1:200.000) and you'll see what roads to take.
And the right General Karte for Germany (also 1:200.00) but they are not Michelin quality,...
Forum: EMEA 07-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By GvG
The Vosges, through the Eiffel, Ardennes,...

The Vosges, through the Eiffel, Ardennes, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

What area in Holland are you starting from?
Where have you been already?
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,158
Posted By GvG
Good luck with that. I'm going 3 times this year....

Good luck with that. I'm going 3 times this year. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,158
Posted By GvG
That's the advantage of living so close to the...

That's the advantage of living so close to the Alps.

Myself I've been around 10 times to the Alps on my bike, but if I count all the times I've been it's closer to 40 and it'll take some more...
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,630
Posted By GvG
Use the highway and avoid roads along the coast...

Use the highway and avoid roads along the coast like the D559 and D6007 in France.

There is a reason the 'autoroute du Soleil' (the French A7 highway to the south) has 30 mile traffic jams (and...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By GvG
You don't have to hike there. It's just that your...

You don't have to hike there. It's just that your route from Kilkenny to Dublin should look something like this https://goo.gl/maps/hwB1b instead of via the M9 or N81.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By GvG
I'd buy the hard lens protector...

I'd buy the hard lens protector (http://store.sony.com/action-cam-hard-lens-protector-zid27-AKAHLP1/cat-27-catid-All-Camcorders-Action-Cam-Accessories) if you're thinking about using it on your bike...
Forum: EMEA 06-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By GvG
There are no ferries to Folkestone, only trains...

There are no ferries to Folkestone, only trains through the Tunnel. The ferries and trains both depart from a different location in Calais.

For the ferries follow the 'car ferry' signs, for the...
Forum: EMEA 06-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By GvG
You're missing the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher...

You're missing the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and the Wicklow Mountains.
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