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Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Olirider
In France, a 3 wheeled vehicle is legally a...

In France, a 3 wheeled vehicle is legally a "tricycle" if its weight is under 1000 kg and the width between both parallel wheels is greater than 46 cm.
A "tricycle" may be driven legally with a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Olirider
Honda patent for a 3 wheeler scooter

http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Partage-temporaire/i-8RCCnZg/0/O/3wheelerHonda.jpg

Maybe a future Honda 3 wheeler scooter based on NC 750 S ?

Source (sorry, in French) :...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,802
Posted By Olirider
Subscribed ! :lurk You've got a follower...

Subscribed ! :lurk

You've got a follower from France and, as I am born the same year as you, I had to subscribe !

Do you have French citizenship as you were born in France ?

Thanks for the...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 183,133
Posted By Olirider
Very nice indeed, especially when you look at the...

Very nice indeed, especially when you look at the original bike from the fifties.

http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Partage-temporaire/i-scsCZTg/0/O/guiller_175_D_ORIGINE.png
Check the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,524,168
Posted By Olirider
Well, as a native French speaker, I understand : ...

Well, as a native French speaker, I understand :
"Dogs on leash, collect your own excrement".

Apparently Quebec dogs know how to use a shovel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,338
Posted By Olirider
Well, it seems that, in 2015, the "Dark Dog Moto...

Well, it seems that, in 2015, the "Dark Dog Moto Tour" will be replaced by the "Dark Dog Rallye Moto Tour".

There will be several 7 independent stages :

Toulon : 21/22 march
Sarthe : 11/12...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,618
Posted By Olirider
Yes, you can still see quite a lot of them in...

Yes, you can still see quite a lot of them in Paris nowadays.
This is the only "motorcycle" legal to ride without a helmet in France.
When I rode one, lent by the BMW dealer while servicing my GS,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,392
Posted By Olirider
Hello Aranyl, Nice to come along ! Please,...

Hello Aranyl,

Nice to come along !
Please, do check if you can find those old pictures at the bottom of the drawer !
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 104,243
Posted By Olirider
The Track T-800CDI is being used as the KIRABIKE...

The Track T-800CDI is being used as the KIRABIKE loaded on the KIRAVAN !
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/EVA-Track-T800-CDI/i-VhbNCP3/0/L/KiraBike3-960x600-L.jpg
I don't know if it is a new...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 74,131
Posted By Olirider
Especially in a dangerous country full of hungry...

Especially in a dangerous country full of hungry Frenchmen loving to eat kiwis....
http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-d2vsMZK/0/O/i-d2vsMZK.jpg
:D
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,389
Posted By Olirider
If you may be interested, here some history...

If you may be interested, here some history perspective on the Vercors battle fought on the Glieres plateau :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maquis_des_Gli%C3%A8res

The resistance fighters were...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,389
Posted By Olirider
Yes, there is a small road, avoiding the tunnel,...

Yes, there is a small road, avoiding the tunnel, to get to the top of the Galibier pass.
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Alpes-Septembre-2011/06Sept2011/i-r2RHpc6/0/L/DSCF5697_cr-L.jpg
And...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,389
Posted By Olirider
Well, seen from Canada you can say that I live...

Well, seen from Canada you can say that I live near these roads but that is at least 600 km to go riding there. And near Paris is also flat, flat and more flat. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,389
Posted By Olirider
The Combe-Laval road is an incredible road. The...

The Combe-Laval road is an incredible road.
The construction began in 1896. The workers were hanging from ropes along the vertical cliff, drilling holes, filling them with explosives, lighting the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 63,389
Posted By Olirider
Hello, I live near from Paris but I ride these...

Hello,
I live near from Paris but I ride these Alpine and Vercors roads at least once a year. I need it to escape the GVQP (Grande Ville Qui Pue) (aka Big City Which Stinks).
Thanks for the very...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 38,210
Posted By Olirider
I am still following your nice Ride Report. In...

I am still following your nice Ride Report. In 2009, I rode to north cape and came back through the Baltic states. Your pictures remind me this beautiful trip.

Concerning the Yamaha dealer in...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By Olirider
Off-road riding is, nowadays, nearly completely...

Off-road riding is, nowadays, nearly completely forbidden in France on public grounds.
For example riding on a GR is a big NO NO. The fine if you get caught is very high. There are a few gravel...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,407
Posted By Olirider
Montenegro, near Piva river canyon. ...

Montenegro, near Piva river canyon.
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Balkans-2014/21052014/i-xvLPfVS/0/L/WP_20140521_14_06_36_Pro-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,524,168
Posted By Olirider
From Tirol, Austria. Faster than Death ? ...

From Tirol, Austria.

Faster than Death ?
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Balkans-2014/23052014/i-j8PRKFC/0/L/WP_20140523_20_11_51_Pro-L.jpg


2 wheels, one single life !...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9,126
Views: 2,046,380
Posted By Olirider
Montenegro, Durmitor park, Dobri Jo pass, May...

Montenegro, Durmitor park, Dobri Jo pass, May 21rst
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Balkans-2014/21052014/i-tWZVqgb/0/L/WP_20140521_13_01_35_Pro-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 83,482
Posted By Olirider
Hello, Thanks a lot to Gliga who gave me the...

Hello,

Thanks a lot to Gliga who gave me the idea to visit the Balkans and some of the places he reported about.
My trip from France to the Balkans lasted 18 days beginning may 11th.
I was not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-30-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 130,534
Posted By Olirider
Thanx ! :1drink

Thanx ! :1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 130,534
Posted By Olirider
Hi zumo 590 owners, I would like to know if...

Hi zumo 590 owners,

I would like to know if the zumo 590 has the same trace feature than the zumo 500 or 550.
The zumo 500 generates automatically gpx trace files.
There is a current.gpx file...
Forum: Europe 05-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,170
Posted By Olirider
Well, on May 21rst it was nearly free of snow :...

Well, on May 21rst it was nearly free of snow : no problem to ride.
Here is the highest point at the Dobri Do pass :
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 74,131
Posted By Olirider
http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-LdvN4qQ/0/O/i...

http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-LdvN4qQ/0/O/i-LdvN4qQ.jpg

Yellow symbol lane : subscription automatic magnetic field badge.
CB symbol middle lanes : pay with plastic (credit card).
Man...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 74,131
Posted By Olirider
A trick for you : When riding the motorway, never...

A trick for you : When riding the motorway, never choose an automated toll booth which makes you pay the car price. Choose a manned booth where you will pay much cheaper for the motorcycle price.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 74,131
Posted By Olirider
I just read about Operation Biting on Wiki :...

I just read about Operation Biting on Wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Biting

Congratulations for the bravery of your father.
We, as Frenchmen, owe a lot to this kind of brave men.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 74,131
Posted By Olirider
Hello, Welcome to France ! That's funny :...

Hello,

Welcome to France !
That's funny : As soon as arrived, you managed to find an endangered species : the French Communist Party (PCF). :D
It's true that northern France used to be its...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
Beware, it's obvious you're half French by now !...

Beware, it's obvious you're half French by now ! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
I hope that you do know why this restaurant is...

I hope that you do know why this restaurant is called "L'enduro" ?

This is because of the famous race http://www.enduropaledutouquet.fr/
which was created by the same Thierry Sabine of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
That was indeed an amazing small car : especially...

That was indeed an amazing small car : especially the GTI ! :evil
I had wet dreams about it 25 years ago...
http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-QLm2d3C/0/XL/i-QLm2d3C-XL.jpg

<iframe...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
Yes, we do ! :clap

Yes, we do ! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
Yes, this is true. For example, as it is the...

Yes, this is true. For example, as it is the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, there were an excellent documentary called "Apocalypse" with several episodes based on original colorized films on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
Thanks for all these nice comments to my comment...

Thanks for all these nice comments to my comment ! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
Thanks again for this report and specially for...

Thanks again for this report and specially for this picture "Welcome to our american friends".
It shows on this mostly US audience forum, and contrary to what I have read from many US forums, that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,886
Posted By Olirider
Subscribed as usual ! Thanks for the report !

Subscribed as usual !
Thanks for the report !
Forum: Europe 02-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,863
Posted By Olirider
http://goparis.about.com/od/parisbarsandclubs/tp/i...

http://goparis.about.com/od/parisbarsandclubs/tp/irish_pubs_paris.htm
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,524,168
Posted By Olirider
I think I rode this road last time just before...

I think I rode this road last time just before its closure. So I was lucky !
The road was closed because there were 2 deaths in 2004 and 2 more deaths in 2007 by rocks falls
This road was and still...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,524,168
Posted By Olirider
What a shame that the Grands Goulets road is...

What a shame that the Grands Goulets road is closed : I love this road !
I hope this is only temporary.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,120
Posted By Olirider
This the château de la Roche in Saint Priest : ...

This the château de la Roche in Saint Priest :

It has an interesting history :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_La_Roche_%28Saint-Priest-la-Roche%29

As it used to be before the...
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