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Old 09-01-2011, 12:56 AM   #121
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Guys, portuguese people use to deviate from the conversation when they telling their bike adventure while arriving the moment to explain what they have eat

But it seems that we are deviating to what we love to drink...

When are we going to met and drive (and of course... taste and discuss ...)?

With some friends we are planning something like a gravel road trip around belgium. The target it's to drive in most of dirty roads and knowing some new regions.
For example we have allready some great tours around Nivelles and Ittre and place to stay (camping in my garden), some other "trip" around Liège and another place to camp etc ...
Great idea, are these gravel roads doable for a non-off road expert on metzeler tourance tires? If you have trips, could you share them on here? I'm allways looking for new trips and roads.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:48 AM   #122
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Great idea, are these gravel roads doable for a non-off road expert on metzeler tourance tires? If you have trips, could you share them on here? I'm allways looking for new trips and roads.
Aren't we all?

But because the average Belgian citizen is so tight he can barely stand the noise of his neighbour breathing, it's not a habit to share off-pavement rides on the interwebs. Before you know it, all good lanes are closed cause we're disturbing the beetroots.

Good gravelroads aren't a problem on Tourances, given it's dry. It will get interesting when you hit the mud though.

That said, I've been exploring around the 1st Wing Airbase yesterday, excellent condition, given all the rain we had lately.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:09 AM   #123
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I understand the hesitation of giving out routes, i have a few shortcuts in my gps (tripy), but nothing spectacular. Where I live (coast) there is almost nothing offroad to do. And since I have to do 1-2 hours of highway to get to the interesting stuff, big block tires like the heidenau's our metzeler karoo are not an option.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:53 AM   #124
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I prefer to share on live, let's meet and drive, we can try to focus on a region for a week end and then met, drive a little, have a beer, making a barbecue and drive a lot next day...

The tourance are not really a problem, even in the mud. with our big bikes it's just a little bit harder to put it upright

@Bart, you bring the dafalgan

At all, it's maybe the advantage of our country,even living in opposite parts of the country, we can met in a few hours.

So, let's mark a week end ?
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:05 AM   #125
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I'm in! :)

can't share no roads though,
but I can bring the dafalgan ;-)
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:52 AM   #126
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hmm

hmm, let me know months in advance if possible, and I'm in. Jugling a busy job with a wife that works on saturday and a 1 year old is not that easy. Oh and preferably less difficult then the bloody belgium thing I've seen on here. My GS is not that nimble, and neither am i.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:57 AM   #127
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hmm, let me know months in advance if possible, and I'm in. Jugling a busy job with a wife that works on saturday and a 1 year old is not that easy. Oh and preferably less difficult then the bloody belgium thing I've seen on here. My GS is not that nimble, and neither am i.
some gravel roads will do fine I guess.
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:17 AM   #128
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hmm, let me know months in advance if possible, and I'm in. Jugling a busy job with a wife that works on saturday and a 1 year old is not that easy. Oh and preferably less difficult then the bloody belgium thing I've seen on here. My GS is not that nimble, and neither am i.


Well if it's so dificult for you to have time , so it must be a good and unforgetable dirty day

Maybe we could organize something in the north part ?
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:01 PM   #129
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I think we should first decide wich date we will take to meet up. Also I need to plan it a lot in advance my hollidays.
One thing, I'm building now a house so untill february I'm very busy. Buth If you do it earlier like in november I could try to come buth can't promise to much!
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:39 AM   #130
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How about a tour around Ypres and northern France? There must be some small local roads there, no?

So this is bloody belgium the pussy edition then
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:56 AM   #131
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Hello there.
I am also Belgian,but at the moment I spent a few moths in Australia on my own Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide I shipped over from the UK. I live in Gierle(8km from Turnhout) If I am not here,I also ride my BMW R1100RS.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:28 AM   #132
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Hmm an RS, you don't see those very often. What are you doing on a HD when you are in offroad heaven?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #133
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Hi I am not so far away in Luxembourg, riding an F800GS, would love to hear of any rides in the Lux / Belgium areas, especially if there are any offroad tracks involved :)

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #134
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near gent, novice easy going and a lot to learn on dirt

feel free to let me know if your taking a ride near here
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