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Forum: Europe 06-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By motoreiter
This is good to hear, thanks. Do you provide...

This is good to hear, thanks. Do you provide motorcycle storage as well? I didn't see anything about it on your website but wanted to ask.
Forum: Europe 06-20-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By motoreiter
OK, all I can tell you is that I went by their...

OK, all I can tell you is that I went by their shop last year and it was not open, and they did not respond to e-mail. Maybe they were on vacation or something, dunno. After that the guy in...
Forum: Europe 06-20-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By motoreiter
I changed tires in Trondheim last year. North of...

I changed tires in Trondheim last year. North of there I couldn't find much. Note that according to the BMW site there is a BMW dealer in Bodo, but as of last year it had gone out of business...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By motoreiter
heh, I thought he meant a clothes dryer...

heh, I thought he meant a clothes dryer...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By motoreiter
Personally I think Spain and Morocco would be too...

Personally I think Spain and Morocco would be too hot in August.

I would probably head to Munich, then a bit in the mountains in Bavaria, down through Austria to the Dolomites and Lake Como,...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-14-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By motoreiter
Sometimes I wonder where people get their ideas...

Sometimes I wonder where people get their ideas about Russia...

From St Petersburg to Moscow is very heavily trafficked, you'll have absolutely no problems finding fuel on that route or anywhere...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,311
Posted By motoreiter
I didn't say that I expected a tent the size of a...

I didn't say that I expected a tent the size of a barn to stay fully erect during a windstorm, but I was warning potential buyers about what they should expect. Also, just to clarify, this wasn't in...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,311
Posted By motoreiter
OK, if you want to call a six-foot tall tent...

OK, if you want to call a six-foot tall tent being blown over so that the ceiling was about foot off the ground "success", please do so, but I'm not sure I'd agree. And I wouldn't expect the tent to...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,311
Posted By motoreiter
I took this tent to Nordkapp last year. Great...

I took this tent to Nordkapp last year. Great tent but, to state the obvious, given its size and profile it is not the best for windy places. Tent almost blew over at Nordkapp, despite all the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-11-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By motoreiter
Eh? It was also my soft bag and everything else...

Eh? It was also my soft bag and everything else in the the bag. Tools were the biggest hit.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By motoreiter
I've personally never had a problem , but the one...

I've personally never had a problem , but the one time I let a friend borrow my bike, to ride back across Siberia, he parked it somewhere he shouldn't have overnight and someone cut off one of the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-05-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By motoreiter
Two other approaches to consider: 1) instead of...

Two other approaches to consider:
1) instead of getting a bullet-proof laptop, just get the cheapest one possible (with a back up external hard drive to you don't lose data) and plan on replacing it...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By motoreiter
Toughbooks are good, but as the other guy says,...

Toughbooks are good, but as the other guy says, heavy and expensive.

Here is a site that sells a huge range of rugged computers of various types:
http://www.groupmobile.com/

All of them are...
Forum: Europe 06-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By motoreiter
Sounds like you're having a great trip. I saw a...

Sounds like you're having a great trip. I saw a similar funeral in Rumania, kind of odd...
Forum: EMEA 05-31-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By motoreiter
I think the hotel I stayed in was the CTM hotel,...

I think the hotel I stayed in was the CTM hotel, but am not sure. The good thing about staying right on the square is that you don't have to ride through the Medina itself to get to the hotel;...
Forum: EMEA 05-31-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By motoreiter
I stayed on the main square; IRRC the hotel was...

I stayed on the main square; IRRC the hotel was about $35 but it had a roof terrace overlooking the square, pretty awesome. There was a garage or old camel barn just off the road leading to the...
Forum: Europe 05-30-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By motoreiter
+1. You're pretty much guaranteed an adventure...

+1. You're pretty much guaranteed an adventure of some sort, with some pretty cool roads thrown in.

The best part is that without maps, you'll be 100% dependent on your GPS, so good luck with...
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By motoreiter
I suggest that you look at the HUBB website--I...

I suggest that you look at the HUBB website--I think there are more people there that travel in this area.
Forum: Europe 05-26-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By motoreiter
Hard to say without knowing the brand, etc., but...

Hard to say without knowing the brand, etc., but quite possibly yes it could be a problem to find replacements unless you want to spend your days looking around camping stores in various cities. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-24-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,947
Posted By motoreiter
Good to hear you're having fun. You didn't...

Good to hear you're having fun.

You didn't say how long you'll be in Morocco? I highly recommend checking out Marrakech; there are cheap hotels right on the main square, the Jemaa el-Fnaa, which...
Forum: Europe 05-22-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By motoreiter
check out the hotel europa, it has parking for...

check out the hotel europa, it has parking for bikes and is right around the corner from the amphitheater. also, you should check out sites like booking.com, which allows you to filter hotels for...
Forum: EMEA 05-05-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By motoreiter
Cheap Hotel in Moscow

I noticed a new cheap hotel in my neighborhood in Moscow today, so thought I'd post about it. It is in Kitai Gorod, which is an excellent area right in the middle of Moscow, about a ten minute walk...
Forum: EMEA 05-03-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By motoreiter
If you like to hike a bit you'll love Corsica. ...

If you like to hike a bit you'll love Corsica. Bonafacio at the southern tip is a beautiful town, and the west coast south of Piana is amazing as well. East coast is pretty much boring. That's...
Forum: EMEA 05-03-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By motoreiter
I think you need at least a week to enjoy...

I think you need at least a week to enjoy Corsica; its a small place so when I went I figured that three days would be enough, but it wasn't even close. The roads and scenery are great, but the...
Forum: EMEA 05-01-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,042
Posted By motoreiter
Understood, but for many it is an easy leap from...

Understood, but for many it is an easy leap from "don't drink the water" to "everything you touch is contaminated and will make you sick".

I've never heard of Dukoral, what does that do for you?
Forum: EMEA 05-01-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By motoreiter
Can't help with any of your specific questions,...

Can't help with any of your specific questions, but congrats on the move. Rough life, from Vancouver to Milan/Paris!

I actually don't care much for Milan, I've always found it kind of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-30-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,300,782
Posted By motoreiter
Awesome video of the Simpson, thanks for that.

Awesome video of the Simpson, thanks for that.
Forum: Europe 04-30-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By motoreiter
If Heidelberg is on the way, Stefan Knopf is...

If Heidelberg is on the way, Stefan Knopf is probably your man.
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,042
Posted By motoreiter
Well, just so we don't keep the guy from eating...

Well, just so we don't keep the guy from eating anywhere but expensive hotels, I was in Morocco for about ten days and didn't have any problems, including after eating street food in Marrakech and...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-29-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By motoreiter
I thought that everything there was to say about...

I thought that everything there was to say about straps had been said in this thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915619&highlight=straps
Forum: EMEA 04-28-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,042
Posted By motoreiter
You don't have to stick to pavement, just stick...

You don't have to stick to pavement, just stick to decent gravel/dirt roads. I'm sure that Tim Cullis has tons of information either on HUBB or UKGSers about roads. The main thing is not to end up...
Forum: Europe 04-26-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,418
Posted By motoreiter
I'm going to have to agree with Fourcorners, I...

I'm going to have to agree with Fourcorners, I much prefer Como to Garda, for many of the reasons he lists. There is one more though--the road from Como city to Bellagio on the inside of the Y is...
Forum: Europe 04-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By motoreiter
I cant tell you what you might find interesting...

I cant tell you what you might find interesting or okay as places to stay, but of course there are places to stay between St Pete and Moscow. Look at Novgorod or Tver for instance. And probably...
Forum: Europe 04-25-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By motoreiter
uh, no, they won't try to kill you intentionally....

uh, no, they won't try to kill you intentionally. Are you serious?

Riding in Russia is not a big deal at all, generally the people are super-friendly and helpful. Just don't start talking...
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By motoreiter
It is cooler to the north and in the mountains. ...

It is cooler to the north and in the mountains. Next question?
Forum: EMEA 04-21-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By motoreiter
I haven't bought a bike in Europe but have stored...

I haven't bought a bike in Europe but have stored a bike in Europe for several years in various places, including Heidelberg, Milan, Nice, and Estepona (southern spain).
Forum: EMEA 04-18-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By motoreiter
I agree with drwnite; once you have a bike it is...

I agree with drwnite; once you have a bike it is easy to store it somewhere in Europe, and you can store it in a different place after each trip. If you work your way south, you'll basically be able...
Forum: EMEA 04-16-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By motoreiter
No need to apologize, we're all entitled to our...

No need to apologize, we're all entitled to our own opinions!
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By motoreiter
Different strokes I guess; personally I find...

Different strokes I guess; personally I find "Blandanavia" incredibly boring compared to Eastern Europe, and I don't think that anyone that has been to Russia will claim that the people act like...
Forum: EMEA 04-13-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By motoreiter
yeah, the free-refillable coffee mug thing at...

yeah, the free-refillable coffee mug thing at statoil was nice; I got pretty cold up there even though I was there in July, so having some free hot coffee was great.
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