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Forum: Equipment 07-05-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,643
Posted By pip_muenster
Imagine riding through an hour of rain on day 1...

Imagine riding through an hour of rain on day 1 with waterproof socks. Most boots will be wet inside for the next 3 days, even if the sun is shining.
Also, a waterproof boot (e.g. GoreTex) is much...
Forum: EMEA 07-05-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi, July 12 is the date of the Stella...

Hi,

July 12 is the date of the Stella Alpina, the highest (3050m) motorcycle meeting in Europe in Bardoneccia on the Col de Sommeillier. There may be more than 1000 participants to meet, and there...
Forum: EMEA 07-04-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By pip_muenster
Thanks for the feedback, those are some nice...

Thanks for the feedback, those are some nice photos!
:clap

How did you manage to find such a long flat piece of street in the Alps for the video?!
:lol3
Forum: EMEA 06-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By pip_muenster
Well, this guy made it from Africa to the Canary...

Well, this guy made it from Africa to the Canary islands, but I seriously doubt that you want to follow in his footsteps ...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202153

It's a good read...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By pip_muenster
Chris Scott has written a helpful guide,...

Chris Scott has written a helpful guide, containing details on road conditions etc. It would be a good start to find suitable gravel roads for you. MaROCKo is mostly rocks. There are some sandy...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By pip_muenster
I'd ask the ferry company how difficult it would...

I'd ask the ferry company how difficult it would be to re-schedule you return trip in case your itinerary changes, just in case. Except maybe for the part in southern Morocco, most of your shown...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By pip_muenster
I can't quote hensman for some reason, however...

I can't quote hensman for some reason, however ... I drive the Autobahn between the Black Forrest and Frankfurt more often than I'd wish, and while that's a nice area, there isn't much to see from...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By pip_muenster
Be careful regarding speeding in Switzerland,...

Be careful regarding speeding in Switzerland, acc. to rumors this can get expensive, fast.


I think summer holidays in Germany/Switzerland/France haven't started at that time which is good for...
Forum: Europe 06-17-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By pip_muenster
I live not too far away from you and just got...

I live not too far away from you and just got back from a trip through the Alps Maritime. Considering the season and your concern about money, I'd go that way.
September is still nice in southern...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,479
Posted By pip_muenster
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22182424...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22182424&postcount=23
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By pip_muenster
You're welcome. Tip on colors: I once bought...

You're welcome.

Tip on colors: I once bought an Enduristan tank bag and they advertised that its inside is a light color to ease finding stuff - which turned out to be great. So my next duffel was...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By pip_muenster
Walmart has a 3-pack of cheap dry bags...

Walmart has a 3-pack of cheap dry bags (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Recreation-Group-Set-of-3-Ultimate-Dry-Sacks/10928125).
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By pip_muenster
+1 on the Lezyne pumps Beware, the bicycle...

+1 on the Lezyne pumps

Beware, the bicycle pumps come in high-volume and high-pressure versions. Motorcycle tires need very low pressure, so you definitely want the high-volume version, otherwise...
Forum: EMEA 06-11-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By pip_muenster
My experience confirmes almost everything Johann...

My experience confirmes almost everything Johann said, stay off the Spanish Med coast. There is for example a beautiful road along the south border of the Sierra Nevada National Park.

I...
Forum: EMEA 05-31-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By pip_muenster
Thanks for the feedback! Wrong! :wink: ...

Thanks for the feedback!


Wrong! :wink:
Now you need to select your best or most interesting photos and post a report. How did the Harley do, what made you riding at night, where did you find...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By pip_muenster
Can you please give us some more details on the...

Can you please give us some more details on the process?
Forum: Europe 05-29-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By pip_muenster
People living near the eastern boarder seem to...

People living near the eastern boarder seem to head into Poland or the Czech republic for trail riding, so Dresden might be an option if you would want to live there.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,002
Posted By pip_muenster
Smart. Make sure you'll find it blindfolded in...

Smart. Make sure you'll find it blindfolded in your luggage. It will be the first thing you'll need when you stop after sunset.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,002
Posted By pip_muenster
:rofl Sure, I can open a bottle of wine...

:rofl

Sure, I can open a bottle of wine without it, but why the hazzle if it's standard on almost every swiss knife? And at least around here, wine comes with a cork.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,002
Posted By pip_muenster
You might want to check the knife from my post...

You might want to check the knife from my post above - the Picknicker's blade is only 1/2" shorter than the Mora.
:wink:
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,002
Posted By pip_muenster
Leatherman functionality is nice, but expensive -...

Leatherman functionality is nice, but expensive - and they usually lack a corkscrew. A fixed blade might replace an axe, but I don't see the need for either on most bike trips. Many swiss knifes have...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By pip_muenster
German interface, allowing route selection...

German interface, allowing route selection similar to google with various map display options. Exports to GPX e.g. for Garmin:
www.motoplaner.de (http://www.motoplaner.de)

(The OP is in...
Forum: Face Plant 05-07-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,120
Posted By pip_muenster
Wow, I'm glad you made it. From the damage to the...

Wow, I'm glad you made it. From the damage to the car it's hard to believe the angle of impact was only 45 degrees.

I've had a very similar accident with a driver turning unexpectedly left without...
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By pip_muenster
Sounds about right. Around here you might get 4...

Sounds about right. Around here you might get 4 Cooper tires incl. installation and balancing for <400 EUR.
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By pip_muenster
Well it was an eyeopener replacing a tire on my...

Well it was an eyeopener replacing a tire on my rental Hilux. My boss thought the bill was for a complete wheel when he saw the bill. Around here you could almost get a full set for the price I payed...
Forum: EMEA 05-03-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By pip_muenster
You should read this report by AtomicAlex:...

You should read this report by AtomicAlex: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924223
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By pip_muenster
There are some large motorcycle parts shops which...

There are some large motorcycle parts shops which can be found everywhere in Germany. If they don't have your part in stock, you could have one ready for pickup whereever you'll be the next day, e.g....
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,969
Posted By pip_muenster
They don't have to be your photos ... Just browse...

They don't have to be your photos ... Just browse through some of the photo threads and check the EXIF data of interesting pics.



If you want to show people and some background in the photo,...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,969
Posted By pip_muenster
What kind of pictures do you want to take, is...

What kind of pictures do you want to take, is this your only camera, what's the tripod for? You only need it for night shots, selfies and long focus lengths.

As a start, go through existing...
Forum: Europe 04-22-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By pip_muenster
Just a reminder regarding car rentals, check the...

Just a reminder regarding car rentals, check the car thoroughly at pickup: bumper, windscreen, mirrors, tires... Last time I rented in Spain I forgot to check the spare tire and had to pay for a new...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By pip_muenster
This is my bike with 2x 24L softbags and a 24L...

This is my bike with 2x 24L softbags and a 24L duffel, carrying camping equipment (incl. 2-person dome tent, a large Trangia stove and even a laptop), as well as all the stuff I need for a trip of...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,403
Posted By pip_muenster
If the sun is all you worry about, just put some...

If the sun is all you worry about, just put some tape at the top of the screen on the Shoei.
Forum: Europe 04-17-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By pip_muenster
This is the address of a motorbike garage...

This is the address of a motorbike garage offering a towing service I found on the net:
Adolf Hisgen GmbH
Gottbillstraße 34e
54294 Trier
+49(0)651/4627160
website...
Forum: EMEA 04-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By pip_muenster
I just stumbled across your post in the regional...

I just stumbled across your post in the regional forum ... If you want to save time you could try the Autozug from Munich to Hamburg and then take the ferry from Kiel to Oslo. The ferry probably...
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By pip_muenster
I haven't seen the one in Sinsheim from the...

I haven't seen the one in Sinsheim from the inside yet, I'll be visiting it some time this year. Both are about 35km apart. According to Wiki, Speyer was openened as they ran out of space in...
Forum: EMEA 04-13-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By pip_muenster
Ferries are part of the experience, cost maybe...

Ferries are part of the experience, cost maybe 2-4 Euros, and they ALL have coffee! Most run several times an hour and the trip takes just enough time to drink your coffee. I would take the coastal...
Forum: EMEA 04-12-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By pip_muenster
The Norwegian coast will probably the most scenic...

The Norwegian coast will probably the most scenic part of your trip. By going counter-clockwise, you could do Sweden and the eastern part first (which might take less time than expected) and then...
Forum: EMEA 04-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By pip_muenster
+1 Been in their 2nd museum in Speyer a few...

+1

Been in their 2nd museum in Speyer a few months ago. Cool cars, motorcycles, planes, trains, boats, steam engines, ...
Home of Brutus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJn7LHE83cc).
...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,511
Posted By pip_muenster
You could ask at your local fire station (or...

You could ask at your local fire station (or similar) if they'd be interested in it to train helmet removal.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By pip_muenster
I use a thin Ortlieb dry bag in the tank bag....

I use a thin Ortlieb dry bag in the tank bag. Inside, there is some foam protecting the camera. For rain, I don't have to close the dry bag. But if crossing a stream, I can close it quickly.
The dry...
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