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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,455
Posted By pip_muenster
I use a thin Ortlieb dry bag in the tank bag....

I use a thin Ortlieb dry bag in the tank bag. Inside, there is some foam protecting the camera. For rain, I don't have to close the dry bag. But if crossing a stream, I can close it quickly.
The dry...
Forum: Europe Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By pip_muenster
We could be so much more helpful if you gave a...

We could be so much more helpful if you gave a bit more information ...
How much time do you have?
Is money a concern?

I'd probably want to get south as fast as possible, so I could spend my...
Forum: EMEA 03-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By pip_muenster
Wow! Kudos to the two of you, and I hope you both...

Wow! Kudos to the two of you, and I hope you both can continue enjoying these rides for years to come.
Forum: EMEA 03-23-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By pip_muenster
I can't help you, but I'm curious about the...

I can't help you, but I'm curious about the mission.

It seems like you leave little time to try and scout side routes, so what is it you're recc'ing? Hotels, restaurants and other local...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By pip_muenster
You may find help here:...

You may find help here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-transport/

I've met a guy on a HU meeting last year who claimed to travel by cargo ship all the time. Unfortunately, I don't...
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi, it of course depends on where you want...

Hi,

it of course depends on where you want to go. For the highlands, both bikes will do fine. It seems to me the DRZ400 is a polular choice. Most highland routes are easy gravel roads, and the...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By pip_muenster
I didn't mean using another SLR lens, I basically...

I didn't mean using another SLR lens, I basically wanted to say the same as you now posted about the reason for a tough camera.:lol3
One trick against the finger on the lens is to hold the camera...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By pip_muenster
When shooting with the left hand your fingers...

When shooting with the left hand your fingers often get in front of the lens on most cameras with the optics inside. A central lens reduces that risk. If your camera is both tough and waterproof, you...
Forum: EMEA 03-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By pip_muenster
My guess is that you can already have lots of fun...

My guess is that you can already have lots of fun in June, but should keep a close look on road closures. There's plenty of sites indicating these, such as this one:...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,456
Posted By pip_muenster
I always wanted to do that - I remember making...

I always wanted to do that - I remember making plans to ride a bicycle to Norway during school holidays over New Year. Now I wondering, when I'll get to the age where such a trip becomes tempting...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By pip_muenster
+100 Best tip yet: ALWAYS bring spare...

+100

Best tip yet: ALWAYS bring spare glasses.

... and write a report, of course.
Forum: Europe 02-25-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By pip_muenster
+1 on servicing the bike and starting on good...

+1 on servicing the bike and starting on good rubber and break pads. Then there's little need to bring spares, except for some chain lube: Bike shops are never far away, and if you're an ADAC member...
Forum: EMEA 02-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By pip_muenster
So what is your time schedule, when are you there?

So what is your time schedule, when are you there?
Forum: EMEA 02-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By pip_muenster
Have you seen this? ...

Have you seen this?

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/humm-2015
Forum: EMEA 01-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By pip_muenster
Sounds familar. Back in early December '12 they...

Sounds familar. Back in early December '12 they had the road blocked about 60km south of Azrou due to 4' of snow. I had the options to go either as far west as Marrakesh or pass the Atlas in the east...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By pip_muenster
In case you have to insure with a German company...

In case you have to insure with a German company and you plan on traveling outside the EU, check the coverage of the green card (international insurance): While EU countries will always be included,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,683
Posted By pip_muenster
Thanks! Those pics are freeze frames from GoPro...

Thanks! Those pics are freeze frames from GoPro videos using a chest harness (http://shop.gopro.com/mounts/chesty-chest-harness/GCHM30-001.html).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,327
Posted By pip_muenster
Last May, several manufacturers got together and...

Last May, several manufacturers got together and organized test ride days called 'ViveLaMopped' with 130 motorbikes from 15 different brands. (They'll probably do it again this year, the website is...
Forum: Europe 01-02-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By pip_muenster
You can do some research back home and compile...

You can do some research back home and compile your own 'guide book' with suitable accomodations etc. Then just call them up, once you're in the area.
I think inmate momi20...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By pip_muenster
I'd get a hotel / guesthouse with safe parking in...

I'd get a hotel / guesthouse with safe parking in a suburb and ride the train / bus into the center. No hassle with traffic and much cheaper. Probably safer, too.
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By pip_muenster
:clap I presume it didn't stop here, right?

:clap

I presume it didn't stop here, right?
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By pip_muenster
:lurk I'll be watching this, wondering what...

:lurk

I'll be watching this, wondering what kind of weather you'd encoutered at that time of the year.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 110,692
Posted By pip_muenster
We had 3 weeks on Iceland, plus 2 days each way...

We had 3 weeks on Iceland, plus 2 days each way on the ferry from Hirtshals. Have a look at www.smyrilline.com (http://www.smyrilline.com) for their schedule.

Pip
Forum: Europe 10-03-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By pip_muenster
Is it an adventure if everything goes as planned?...

Is it an adventure if everything goes as planned? Glad, you made it!
:thumb
Forum: Europe 09-28-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By pip_muenster
BMW has even a service partner listed on its...

BMW has even a service partner listed on its webside for Cordoba:

L.P. Motocor, S.L.
Avda. Conde Vallellano, 4
14004 Córdoba
+34 957230325
http://www.todomoto.net
ventascordoba@todomoto.net
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By pip_muenster
Looking forward to it! :lurk Try humor. Or...

Looking forward to it! :lurk

Try humor. Or maybe something like this epic (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202153)one, almost every installment ended with something like: 'It is only...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By pip_muenster
You can get a good impression of the...

You can get a good impression of the possibilities if you search for Iceland in the RideReport section.

Off-the-road riding is strictly forbidden, and this should actually be obeyed: Your tire...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,752
Posted By pip_muenster
I know that ... but, it IS possible, he just has...

I know that ... but, it IS possible, he just has to get admitted to the race ...
:hide
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,752
Posted By pip_muenster
Erzberg...

Erzberg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiR1bvL_v4Y) ... :evil
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiR1bvL_v4Y)
Forum: Europe 08-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By pip_muenster
The invention of waterproof maps is a huge leap...

The invention of waterproof maps is a huge leap forward, you might ask instead why they're still mostly being printed on paper. It's not the water resistence, it's that they're tearproof. This means...
Forum: Europe 08-26-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By pip_muenster
If you don't know it yet, look up wikiloc.org and...

If you don't know it yet, look up wikiloc.org and filter for Albania.
Forum: EMEA 08-25-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By pip_muenster
Since I just moved to Karlsruhe, this topic does...

Since I just moved to Karlsruhe, this topic does interest me ... so here's a list of what I found so far:

These are right next to each other:
- BMW Motorrad: Eisenbahnstr. 40, 76229 Karlsruhe,...
Forum: Europe 08-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi! In my experience the RKH are often...

Hi!



In my experience the RKH are often copied from other maps, rather then based on thorough research. I had them in Iceland and Morocco, but ended up using other maps both times. I'm now...
Forum: Europe 08-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi Chris, glat to hear you're feeling...

Hi Chris,

glat to hear you're feeling better. I had been playing with the idea to meet you somewhere, but now it seems my vacation is moving further and further away ...

Pip
Forum: EMEA 08-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By pip_muenster
Moin, moin. I had lived for 10+ years in...

Moin, moin.

I had lived for 10+ years in Muenster ... nice city!

On option 2 you could visit the Normandy with its D-day history:
...
Forum: Europe 07-07-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By pip_muenster
I was referring to this earlier question, as I'm...

I was referring to this earlier question, as I'm a native, not an ex-pat.



German insurance fees can vary not only by bike type or engine size, but also depending on the location of your...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By pip_muenster
I tried an inflateble pillow once, but that was...

I tried an inflateble pillow once, but that was terrible due to lack of air circulation. What works for me is a small bag stuffed with my sweater.

I think you need about 3 cartriges to reach >1bar...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By pip_muenster
Another thought ... No idea how you're...

Another thought ...

No idea how you're packing things, but dry bags etc. instead of original bulky bags help reducing volume. Separate the tent poles from the tent, don't roll the sleeping bag,...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By pip_muenster
Another idea would be reducing gear to almost fit...

Another idea would be reducing gear to almost fit into the side cases, and only keep lightweight, fluffy stuff like the sleeping bag or a warm sweater in the top case. That way you learn traveling...
Forum: Europe 07-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By pip_muenster
We use the green card system...

We use the green card system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Motor_Insurance_Card_System) which is recognized in all EU countries. Most insurance companies include some European non-EU...
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