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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 3 - Mermaids, bridges and Sweden

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-Fz8Z6sq/0/O/Dag3.png

The last time I was near Copenhagen I was on the bridge to Sweden before I knew it, so for this time we took a route through the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 2 - Getting to Scandinavia

It was still raining the next day, and we had been waking up to screaming in the streets throughout the night. Some kind of German holiday maybe? Through the wifi I found out there was a band of rain...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Thijs_B
Eek Day 1, 28th of May

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-zk9jjL5/0/O/Dag1.png

Like last year, we would start the trip in the ascension weekend. I left home for work the day before on a fully loaded bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Thijs_B
Norway June 2014 - Another Father and Son trip

So after the RRs for my Nordkapp trip (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828929) and our Lap of Scotland (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893753) here's another one :evil

We...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,885
Posted By Thijs_B
Hey guys, First of all thank you for taking...

Hey guys,

First of all thank you for taking everyone along on your awesome adventures. I've been following you guys for over a year now (not sure if I ever replied in this thread though, shame on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh I wish you all the best with your trip, have fun!...

I wish you all the best with your trip, have fun! There's going to be a RR when you get back I hope :evil:deal

Next week I'm going back to Norway. This time for a 12 day ride with my father...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,299
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Congratz on a great RR, with amazing photography!...

Congratz on a great RR, with amazing photography! I stole some photos for my wallpaper-folder:evil I also like the closing statement very much, nicely done.

However for me I don't think that last...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,776
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Great thread, subscribed! I'm planning to...

Great thread, subscribed!

I'm planning to ride Iceland coming August / September, so I'll be reading with great interest! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,779
Posted By Thijs_B
Nice RR! I definitely want to go to the...

Nice RR!

I definitely want to go to the Balkans in the not-so-distant future, so I'll be following this with interest :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Thank you! So when is yours coming? I'm...

Thank you! So when is yours coming? I'm subscribed and waiting :evil



I'm well aware of that :ear, seems like ages ago, but the memories are still very much alive for me.

Other than the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,885
Posted By Thijs_B
I've been following your RR for the last couple...

I've been following your RR for the last couple of months, but only casually so.

However I've found myself looking forward to each update, it's a great story!

Keep it up and good luck on your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,029
Posted By Thijs_B
Looks good! I did the Nordkapp trip last...

Looks good!

I did the Nordkapp trip last year, and I certainly want to do it again someday...

Looking forward to the rest of the report, goed bezig!
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 11 and 12 - Doune, Falkirk and the Scottish borders

We started off with a nice Scottish breakfast at the Drovers Inn, after another good sleep. The inn is apparently haunted, but we didn't have any supernatural experiences that night.
But anyway,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Thanks everyone for you kind comments! I have the...

Thanks everyone for you kind comments! I have the post of the last leg of the trip almost finished, I'll hopefully get that online by tomorrow:D.



I get that question often enough... I removed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Talking Day 10 - Fort William, Glencoe and Castle Aargh.

After a good nights rest we set off towards Fort William. We didn't stop in the city (since it was only like 10min into the day's ride) but we made a small detour south to Castle Stalker, better...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Day 9 - Skye and Eilean Donan Castle

The camping was fun, and I had a good nights rest. Ben on the other hand experienced an improvement over last time with his new sleeping bag, but had still been freezing during the night. He had...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 8 - Applecross and camping at the Isle of Skye

During breakfast in Gairloch the weather was still very much overcast, but we watched the skies clear as we ate. When we were finally packed we even got some sunshine. Oh the Scottish weather!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Thanks again for the compliments!:clap The...

Thanks again for the compliments!:clap

The reason I don't really mention the bikes is that their performance is as expected, and were both very much up for the trip. One major difference is that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 7 - The northwest coast and Ullapool

We stayed the night at Stonechats Croft BnB, run by 'Rocket Ron' as the guy likes to call himself. He didn't have a room in the house available, but something even better… A mobile home!

The view...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Day 6 - Going around the north

We started the day going to Duncansby Head, just to have a look at the north eastern tip of Scotland. There are cliffs and big bird colonies there.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Now you point it out, I can see it too. Thanks...

Now you point it out, I can see it too. Thanks for that :evil. I don't really know how to fix it, if I blur it it doesn't look right and if I sharpen it pulls to the front too much.

I think it's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Day 5 - Northeast coast, John o' Groats

We started of with finding the BMW Motorrad dealership in Inverness. The lead mechanic turned out to be a German, and was kind enough to drop whatever he was working on to have a look at my fathers...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
GO THERE, it's worth it :evil Maybe...

GO THERE, it's worth it :evil



Maybe I'll go back one day, I'll keep this in mind if I do :wave
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Eek Day 4 - Cows, Loch Ness and Inverness

Sleeping next to a river certainly has its advantages, if you can get over the noise of the thing. There is however the noise, and it drops the temperature a couple of degrees, and during the night....
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 3 - Forth bridges, Braemar and wildcamping

After a full Scottish breakfast (bacon, mmm) we left with dry skies but wet tarmac and headed to Arthurs Seat. Suddenly you leave city traffic and are cruising on a hill/mountain, strange but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Yeah, the TomTom Rider has an option to record a...

Yeah, the TomTom Rider has an option to record a gps track of a ride. I created one for each day, the very first map of the thread shows the combined result.



Hey Erik! I do know Peter from...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 1 + 2 - IJmuiden to Newcastle, Holy Island and Edinburgh

So the departure date finally came around but we could still sleep in, since the ferry to Newcastle Upon Tyne would depart at the end of the afternoon. Bonus is that the terminal is only a one hour...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Scotland May 2013 - A Father and Son trip.

After I went to the Nordkapp last year, next on the list for me was Scotland. I asked my father to join me, so it would be a nice father & son trip. We ended up riding a little over 3000km in 13...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 26,359
Posted By Thijs_B
Talking Great trip and RR! The alps are high on my...

Great trip and RR!

The alps are high on my to-do list, and this RR only strengthens my resolve to go there! And although I'm not a very big fan of HDR, you created a unique look in your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Actually, it is from the tomtom :-) I...

Actually, it is from the tomtom :-)

I pressed 'start recording' every morning before riding, and finished recording when I found a place to stay. So I have a single file for every day. The track...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
I think that is probably different between bikes....

I think that is probably different between bikes. I've found that the F650 is very unstable on the sidestand. I've seen people sit or lean on their bikes being parked that way, but no way that's...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Eek The traveling and exploring bug was always there,...

The traveling and exploring bug was always there, but ADVrider is what really sparked it with all the excellent RRs up here. It only seems natural that I should add my own :deal (not that I don't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
It is a Mammut sleeping bag, don't know exactly...

It is a Mammut sleeping bag, don't know exactly which model. It was definitely cold at night, but inside the sleeping bag I was very comfy. Especially later on the trip I felt the cold in the air,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Some statistics...

I explained in the beginning of this RR I like my numbers, and to keep track of them. I didn't go as far as to track the number of buns I ate or something silly like that, but I did try to keep the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 20 - Home at last

GPS track:
http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Nordkapp/i-Pd5X5L4/0/XL/Schermafbeelding-2012-10-19-om-XL.png

After breakfast I went down to the car deck as soon as it was open. The ship is nice but...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 19 - Last day in Scandinavia

GPS for the day:
http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Nordkapp/i-qntLXMz/0/L/Schermafbeelding-2012-10-19-om-L.png

I did not have any difficulty to start the bike. It was never rare for it to start...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Cry Tnx to everyone for reading! Only two days...

Tnx to everyone for reading!

Only two days left to write about now...

I'll probably post them both tomorrow, I didn't have time yesterday and today is not gonna work out either.

Back to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Thank you! I personally think other people...

Thank you! I personally think other people wanting your pictures as desktop wallpapers is one of the greatest compliments you can get as an amateur photographer :thumb I think I can reveal I got home...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 18 - Getting to Oslo

GPS track:
http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Nordkapp/i-qKqpsfJ/0/O/Schermafbeelding-2012-10-16-om.png

I have hardly taken any pictures of this day, so there's just going to be lots of text...
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,645
Posted By Thijs_B
Must've been nice with all the sand over...

Must've been nice with all the sand over there:lol3.

Mine were Forma boots, and the cheapest I could find at the time. But I think this may be a universal failure between boots were the soles are...
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