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Old 11-27-2012, 04:21 AM   #16
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I could only fit one winter rally in this year, so opted for the Dragon. Hoping to do the Elephant 2014.



As to peeing in the cold...

Take a lead from mountaineers: getting out your tent gets you cold and wakes you up and it takes forever to fall back asleep. Get one of these:
http://www.outdoor-ranger.co.uk/nalgene-wide-mouth-cantene-clear-p-13832.html?currency=GBP&language=gb
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Once you've used one, you'll never go back. Make sure you get the wide-mouth version unless you're hung like a doormouse.
wrap some tape around the bottle so you can tell its your pee bottle and not your drinking water in the ngiht....and when you're done relieving the german biers into the bottle you can put the warm bottle in bed with you for extra warmth ...but make sure the lid is tight first

works a trick with socks and undies too. keep them in your sleping bag so when you crawl out of bed you have warm socks to put on
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:08 AM   #17
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wrap some tape around the bottle so you can tell its your pee bottle and not your drinking water in the ngiht....and when you're done relieving the german biers into the bottle you can put the warm bottle in bed with you for extra warmth ...but make sure the lid is tight first

works a trick with socks and undies too. keep them in your sleping bag so when you crawl out of bed you have warm socks to put on
My "system" is to only drink from my hydropak during the night. I can keep the hose near my head, don't need to sit up or even get out of my bag at all. In all seriousness, it also helps prevent spilling your drinking water on your pillow/bag (which I've done in the past drinking from bottles when half asleep).
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #18
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What will be temperatures around?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #19
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What will be temperatures around?
Around zero to -10 and below at night !!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:54 AM   #20
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My "system" is to only drink from my hydropak during the night. I can keep the hose near my head, don't need to sit up or even get out of my bag at all. In all seriousness, it also helps prevent spilling your drinking water on your pillow/bag (which I've done in the past drinking from bottles when half asleep).
I usually keep my camelbag close to me at night.
But the last Elefantentreffen I wen t to with -15 at night, all liquids in the tent where frozen solid, even the bread and ham had to be defrosted before eating...
So you have to keep your hydropack IN your sleeping bag as well
Or get a real good insulated pack??
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:15 AM   #21
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we have had really warm weather recently with very little snow so keep an eye on the forecast closer to the time, it may not be as bad as last years.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:49 AM   #22
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Ready to leave to my 4th elefantentreffen and...

...hope to meet a lot of new friends.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:29 AM   #23
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elefantentreffen 2013

Hello.
Is it tru that you have to have winter tyres now for motorcycles in Germany? Like they are required for cars.
It schould have an S+M sign on the tyre.
Can someone tell me abouth it?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #24
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Hey Chris

See post #11 or if you can read german watch here: http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/motor...terreifen.aspx

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:22 AM   #25
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elefantentreffen 2013

Hello.
But how is it for foreings bikes?
My bike is registered in Belgium,can I ride my Belgian bike,with new tyres,in Germany,
or do I have to change the tyres for winter tyres before I go to the Elefantentreffen?
I don,t want to pay an extra 50 or 100 € for a fine by the German Polizei.
Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:43 AM   #26
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I look forward to the trip report and pictures

Have good one you lot.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:31 AM   #27
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Where is the rally held? I see the office of the planners is in Cologne, but the rally itself is where?
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #28
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Thurmansbang-solla Bavaria 30km east of deggendorf !!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #29
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See here: http://www.bvdm.de/index.php?id=47&lang=3

and another one here,called the "old-ET",at the nürburgring:

http://www.alteselefantentreffen.de/...d=52&Itemid=57

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #30
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Anybody going to the "old-ET"? Its more of a reasonable distance for me as I haven't really tested the new(to me) bike yet...
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