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Old 01-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #31
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I'm going to be in Thurmannsbang-Loh from Friday evening till Sunday morning. If you see a flat black Honda Transalp without fairing and with the number plate starting with SHA please tell me your an ADV-member!

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #32
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Back in the summer someone gave me an old 70's Suzuki stroker that they just wanted rid of and I thought it'd be perfect for the Elephant. So, if you're going and you see this either parked up or in a ditch somewhere come and say hello -



It's not the fastest thing on the planet so it's going to take me a few days to get there (especially as I'm going via Amsterdam) so I'm leaving the UK either Tuesday or Wednesday morning and planning to arrive at the site on Friday am. I've got a fairly good idea of what I'm letting myself in for as this'll be my fifth Elephant (although the first for a few years). This is a picture from one I did earlier -

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #33
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Backofbeyond, all the best, who needs "adventure bikes"
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #34
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Back in the summer someone gave me an old 70's Suzuki stroker that they just wanted rid of and I thought it'd be perfect for the Elephant. So, if you're going and you see this either parked up or in a ditch somewhere come and say hello -



It's not the fastest thing on the planet so it's going to take me a few days to get there (especially as I'm going via Amsterdam) so I'm leaving the UK either Tuesday or Wednesday morning and planning to arrive at the site on Friday am. I've got a fairly good idea of what I'm letting myself in for as this'll be my fifth Elephant (although the first for a few years). This is a picture from one I did earlier -

Wow, that thing definitely IS an adventure bike: It makes every trip an adventure

Wish you good luck for your long trip! I have only 280km to the meeting. Hope to meet you there for a

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:02 AM   #35
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Nuts, you're truly nuts, but yes Adventure all the way. Great. Let us whimps on here know how it goes please

And I have a set of those panniers, circa 1978,,,,
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:07 AM   #36
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Back in the summer someone gave me an old 70's Suzuki stroker that they just wanted rid of and I thought it'd be perfect for the Elephant. So, if you're going and you see this either parked up or in a ditch somewhere come and say hello -



It's not the fastest thing on the planet so it's going to take me a few days to get there (especially as I'm going via Amsterdam) so I'm leaving the UK either Tuesday or Wednesday morning and planning to arrive at the site on Friday am. I've got a fairly good idea of what I'm letting myself in for as this'll be my fifth Elephant (although the first for a few years). This is a picture from one I did earlier -

Just look at the plus points,
Slower speed means less wind chill.
Narrow tyres cut through the snow better
Lighter weight is easier to hold up when it gets 'interesting'

You just need to travel faster than the HGVs. Nothing scarier than being sandwiched in the middle of a convoy of Eastern European truckers, then going onto reserve. DAMHIK

My outfit is fully sorted now and we're heading over on the 8 o'clock Wednesday Dover to Dunkirk ferry, overnighting near Cologne then down to the rally on Thursday, arriving hopefully in daylight.
We usually camp in the field with the pedestrian entrance a short distance back up the road you come in on. It means less distance to lug your kit from the road and there's usually a few Brits camping there.
We fly a St Georges Cross bearing the words 'Old enough to know better' and will have some excellent whisky and some killer Chilli Vodka
The Thurmansbang Web-Cam shows plenty of snow at last so bring your sheepskin y-fronts
Look us up when you get there.

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #37
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I'll be there to for the 14th time... arriving Whensday, back home on saterday... adres : Elefantenstrasse 1, right under the entrance, easy to find!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #38
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I'll be there to for the 14th time... arriving Whensday, back home on saterday... adres : Elefantenstrasse 1, right under the entrance, easy to find!!!
I know the place. If it's where I think, we camped there with Anreas from Berlin 3 years running. Maybe you were with him. We'll look for you. If you get offered a bottle of Chilli Vodka by two drunken Englishman, that will be meand my co-pilot,Nigel.

Have a safe journey,

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #39
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I know the place. If it's where I think, we camped there with Anreas from Berlin 3 years running. Maybe you were with him. We'll look for you. If you get offered a bottle of Chilli Vodka by two drunken Englishman, that will be meand my co-pilot,Nigel.

Have a safe journey,

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I guess I have an idea who you are!! I'll be camping at the first campfire you can find, right under the entrance, on your right side, I'n the one with the idiot yellow Cecemel thing on my head (this year as only Belgian at the campfire, with lottsa Holland and German people) just ask for the Vlieger and you'll find me!!!
About that safe journey, i'm going with the backpack this year, hitchhicking!!! (ok, lost my driverslicence ) gonna be a new adventure!!! let's get packing and goooo!!! partytime!!!

that's me behind the snow... idiot yellow thing on my head and yesss!!! i'll be taking some extra with me!!! for you!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #40
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I guess I have an idea who you are!! I'll be camping at the first campfire you can find, right under the entrance, on your right side, I'n the one with the idiot yellow Cecemel thing on my head (this year as only Belgian at the campfire, with lottsa Holland and German people) just ask for the Vlieger and you'll find me!!!
About that safe journey, i'm going with the backpack this year, hitchhicking!!! (ok, lost my driverslicence ) gonna be a new adventure!!! let's get packing and goooo!!! partytime!!!

that's me behind the snow... idiot yellow thing on my head and yesss!!! i'll be taking some extra with me!!! for you!!!
I've seen your camp, too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:05 AM   #41
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on-site web-cam

http://62.68.208.100/view/index.shtml

Plenty of the white stuff! This camera is live throughout the Rally for all you armchair Elefanteers
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:25 AM   #42
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http://62.68.208.100/view/index.shtml

Plenty of the white stuff! This camera is live throughout the Rally for all you armchair Elefanteers
Yes, but wetter forecast shows 10 C for wednesday
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #43
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and lottsa rain.... everything packed, last day work tomorrow and then we're off!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:17 AM   #44
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Unfortunately I can not attend this year because I'm ill.

Have fun!

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:16 AM   #45
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