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Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,363
Views: 1,221,136
Posted By CopperLioness
From what I can read, it seems that it's six...

From what I can read, it seems that it's six months per country for the vehicle, rather than 6 months in the EU, though I could be wrong, though this link...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,363
Views: 1,221,136
Posted By CopperLioness
My sincere condolences. I'm very glad that Neda...

My sincere condolences. I'm very glad that Neda got to spend time with her mother at the end and that you were there for her. Hard to be international at times like this.

I've really enjoyed your...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,294
Posted By CopperLioness
This is not necessarily true. There are plenty of...

This is not necessarily true. There are plenty of folks who travel with kids, even long term. It may not be by motorcycle, at least when they're small, but kids don't need to keep you at home. My...
Forum: Europe 07-12-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
Hi Super Sherpa - Welcome! I'm also Canadian...

Hi Super Sherpa -

Welcome! I'm also Canadian and I did this 5 years ago as well for my Dutch love (and have become Dutch as well), and silly torque has outlined the process correctly. You actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,469
Posted By CopperLioness
It really is all about priorities. I've done a...

It really is all about priorities. I've done a couple of longer trips in my life, lived overseas teaching English, moved continents, and whenever I'm making a change or a trip I get people saying,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,884
Posted By CopperLioness
And going the other way, my husband is 8 years...

And going the other way, my husband is 8 years younger than I am (same age difference I believe as Simon and Lisa from 2 ride the world). I thought when I met him that he was too young and hadn't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,877,398
Posted By CopperLioness
Well, if you find yourself near Utrecht, the...

Well, if you find yourself near Utrecht, the Netherlands, we do have a garden, or rather a space behind the house that will someday be a garden, and you're welcome to it. Of course you're also...
Forum: Europe 07-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,252
Posted By CopperLioness
I did that in 2004 (bought a bike for a trip with...

I did that in 2004 (bought a bike for a trip with a Canadian licence and a UK address) - the only insurer I could find who would insure me was Norwich Union - and I think I called all of them. Of...
Forum: Europe 06-29-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
Not anymore, unfortunately. I think you used to...

Not anymore, unfortunately. I think you used to be able to but they changed it (I was originally planning on taking my husband before I spoke as much Dutch). Now it has to be a recognized/certified...
Forum: Europe 06-27-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
Yes. And I think with your Indian licence you...

Yes. And I think with your Indian licence you could ride outside the Netherlands, but I'm not sure of that. Does anyone else know?



Hard to say, depends. It takes a while to get a written test...
Forum: Europe 06-25-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
As far as I know, you have to get a Dutch licence...

As far as I know, you have to get a Dutch licence after 6 months - the IDP is just a translation of your licence - and since you don't come from one of the countries listed here...
Forum: Europe 02-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a mechanic...

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a mechanic or shop or someone in the Valkenswaard area who may be able to help me. Though it may involve a house call - I'm really not sure how to proceed.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 631,543
Posted By CopperLioness
This site...

This site (http://www.drive-alive.co.uk/autoroutes.html) has links to various calculators. Benelux also has free motorways. The autoroutes in France can really add up, plus they're mindnumbingly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,278
Posted By CopperLioness
I rode until I was about 6 months pregnant with...

I rode until I was about 6 months pregnant with my son, including a 10 day road trip (was to be longer, but we were also renovating and selling a house and packing to move overseas). I talked to my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,877,398
Posted By CopperLioness
And that's one story as to why there are...

And that's one story as to why there are relatively so many Sikhs in my hometown of Vancouver, BC - a group from Hong Kong who had been sent to England for King Edward VII's coronation travelled...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,436,697
Posted By CopperLioness
Actually it says "During traffic jams, public...

Actually it says "During traffic jams, public buses in the breakdown lane." But it is Dutch.

While, I'm breaking from lurkerhood, a few from my travels. A great town in Germany:
...
Forum: Europe 04-05-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
All the way on the other side - Vancouver. Thanks...

All the way on the other side - Vancouver. Thanks for the welcome! How do you split your time between the three locations?
Forum: Europe 03-30-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,136
Posted By CopperLioness
Hi all - I'm Canadian and live in Utrecht - been...

Hi all - I'm Canadian and live in Utrecht - been here about a year and a half. I came over for a Dutch guy and brought another one with me as a stowaway - that one's about 15 months old now so I'm...
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