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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29,853
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Posted By XC Rider
Happy birthday Kevin!

Happy birthday Kevin!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29,853
Views: 1,683,016
Posted By XC Rider
Signed up for the ADVmoto Rally here at the end...

Signed up for the ADVmoto Rally here at the end of the month. Now I need to finish setting up the DRZ for travel. Looking a some side racks like Wolfman used to make. They no longer make them, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,119
Posted By XC Rider
My schedule is always iffy and things can change...

My schedule is always iffy and things can change at the last minute, but I'm IN. Looking forward to a good weekend.
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, August 11th, 2014. Daun to Munster,...

Monday, August 11th, 2014. Daun to Munster, Germany. Highlights: sunshine and a visit with former students.

After yesterday's less than stellar weather, I was rewarded this morning with a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, August 10th, 2014. Elten to Daun....

Sunday, August 10th, 2014. Elten to Daun. Highlight: Nurburgring (although I didn't get to ride the course :cry).

I woke up quite relaxed in the morning; the combination of a comfy bed and the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Thanks for posting those up Esben! :thumb Had a...

Thanks for posting those up Esben! :thumb Had a blast in Denmark with you, Camila, Dan & his family, and the other folks I met while travelling through the country. Looking forward to seeing you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, August 9th, 2014. A ride around the...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014. A ride around the border area around Germany & Holland.

It's always a treat when you get to go on a ride in a new area and get to follow someone who really knows the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Friday, August 8th, 2014. Hamburg to Elten....

Friday, August 8th, 2014. Hamburg to Elten. Highlights of the day: some authentic and amazing wiener schnitzel, and another amazing invite by another ADVrider member.

Simple plan for the day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28,086
Views: 1,325,704
Posted By XC Rider
Can't believe you all left Sunday morning. Would...

Can't believe you all left Sunday morning. Would have loved to see you guys. Work is ramping back up 200% as of tomorrow night but we'll do a RTE or a get together at my place in the next week or two.
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Currently in the airport in Brussels, Belgium...

Currently in the airport in Brussels, Belgium awaiting my flight. Can't believe I'll be home in about 12 hours from now. I'll wrap up the end of this ride report once I get home. I've said it before...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Thursday, August 7th, 2014. Southern end of...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014. Southern end of Denmark to Hamburg, Germany. A short day on the road, and some ride report updating.

The plan for the day today was easy; no need to drive far as I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
The end of the August 6th update. So as I...

The end of the August 6th update.

So as I said, I'd gotten another flat tire, due to the puncture I'd gotten in Sweden. The problem was that the puncture hole was not tearing laterally. We'd...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hey George. Wikipedia says the elevation at the...

Hey George. Wikipedia says the elevation at the pass is 2790ft; like you though, I felt as if the area resembled much higher elevation mountain passes. With regards to the high top speed...... ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. Vejle, DK to a...

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. Vejle, DK to a little south of Rodekro, DK. Goodbye to the Uno family, more backroads in Denmark, RC airplanes, and another flat & another new rear tire!

This morning...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. A day ride around...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. A day ride around Vejle.

Once again I found myself lucky enough to have been invited into the home of very hospitable people; since Dan is self employed he suggested...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
I'm not sure that "like" is the right word. At...

I'm not sure that "like" is the right word. At roughly $2.67 a litre ($10.13 a gallon), it is the most expensive gas I've ever bought! But that's the price you have to pay sometimes when you're out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, August 4th, 2014. Hirtshals, DK to Vejle,...

Monday, August 4th, 2014. Hirtshals, DK to Vejle, DK. Highlights: amazing pork loin sandwich and the Uno family!

The plan for today was simple. First, swing through Odder to go by the hot dog...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
:lol3 It's truly sad how we in the US often...

:lol3 It's truly sad how we in the US often take a good idea and push it past the ridiculous.

Yeah this place is in no way, shape, or form handicap accessible. But I think most anyone can make...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Sandnes, Norway to...

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Sandnes, Norway to Hirtshals, Denmark. Rain, more rain, and some torrential rain! Chance encounter with some Belgian (and 1 Dutch) bikers with mechanical troubles.

Woke...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. Stavanger to Sandnes....

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. Stavanger to Sandnes. Short day mileage wise, but full of excitement and good luck!

Woke up in the morning glad that it was not raining; we did get some rain during the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Friday, August 1st, 2014. Driving south in...

Friday, August 1st, 2014. Driving south in Norway, ending up in Stavanger. Recap: morning rain, afternoon sunshine, slight drizzle in the afternoon, and a chance encounter with a guy from Finland...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Me too! It's kinda nice to be going through the...

Me too! It's kinda nice to be going through the pictures and posting them up a week or two after having gone through there; you get to relive the moment.

Another update coming up shortly! :deal...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Thursday, July 31st, 2014. Rolling south through...

Thursday, July 31st, 2014. Rolling south through Norway. Highlights of the day: the Atlantic Roadway, and the Trollstigen road!

After a restful night's sleep I awoke to partly cloudy skies. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. In Norway, heading...

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. In Norway, heading south, some distance past Trondheim.

Woke up to greyish skies and knew that it was simply a matter of time before the rain came so I packed up and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
I had the same thought multiple times along the...

I had the same thought multiple times along the way this summer George. Just goes to show how blessed we are with the areas with have to ride! :deal

Yep, hard to believe that it's almost time to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Ramberg on the Lofoten...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Ramberg on the Lofoten archipelago, ferry to Bodo on the mainland and heading south!

Woke up to cloudy skies, but no rain for the time being. Within a short bit I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, July 28th, 2014. Tromso to the Lofoten...

Monday, July 28th, 2014. Tromso to the Lofoten archipelago of Norway.

So I woke up bright and early this morning; after all my whole reason for coming to Tromso was to find a new front tire, so I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hey Jeff. Similar, yes, but it's not the same. I...

Hey Jeff. Similar, yes, but it's not the same. I found that the arctic region in Alaska and Canada invoked a much greater sensation of being "out there"; you truly felt far removed from civilization...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29,853
Views: 1,683,016
Posted By XC Rider
Congrats Skippii! :clap:clap

Congrats Skippii! :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm alive...

Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm alive and doing well. I'm in Belgium and visiting family that I have not seen in a while so RR updates are on the back burner for the time being. However I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-14-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 49,404
Posted By XC Rider
Wow! You sir are an artist! :clap. Can't wait...

Wow! You sir are an artist! :clap. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Burfjord to Tromso. A...

Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Burfjord to Tromso. A beautiful ride down to Tromso under clear, blue skies!

Being very well rested, I woke up nice and early, ready to tackle anything that came my way...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, July 26th, 2014. A day of rest in...

Saturday, July 26th, 2014. A day of rest in Burfjord, Norway.

I decided to take a day off to rest and recuperate here in Burfjord. My two reasons for doing this were: 1) I currently had free...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Spending a day or two in Munster, Germany with...

Spending a day or two in Munster, Germany with some former students of mine. Spent the morning enjoying a nice walk around the city and checking out the sights. Will try and get an update or two put...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hi Ard & Tess! A huge thank you to the both of...

Hi Ard & Tess! A huge thank you to the both of you for your hospitality! The invites I get from people I meet on my travels are always the highlights of my trips that I remember years later. Made it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, July 25th, 2014. North to Nordkapp,...

Monday, July 25th, 2014. North to Nordkapp, Norway and then back south a little ways past Alta.

Woke up bright and early, more than likely because I knew that I was just shy of 300 kilometers from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Yep; luckily though I don' think the mosquitoes...

Yep; luckily though I don' think the mosquitoes are as bad up here in Sweden & Norway as they were up Alaska.



Yeah, a little longer than normal this trip, but nothing I haven't done before....
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Germany today,...

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Germany today, but I have only a few hundred kilometers to get to my destination today so I'm going to take advantage of the WiFi here this morning and churn out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. Storvik, Sweden to...

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. Storvik, Sweden to some points north in Sweden. Highlight of the day: miles and miles of dirt and gravel roads! :ricky

Woke up and had a few cups of coffee with my bro...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,123
Posted By XC Rider
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Just another day...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Just another day hanging out in Storvik.

So I ended up hanging out another day in Storvik. Like I said my buddy Hasse has a bike and we'd been talking about him joining...
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