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Forum: Europe 05-22-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Question WANTED: recommendations for accommodation in ISTANBUL / TURKEY

Hi fellow riders,

we're on the last leg of our trip around the world and before we're heading home to Germany after 2,5 years, we'd like to visit Istanbul.

We spend hours to look for a...
Forum: Europe 05-16-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hey guys, thanks for all your replies. ...

Hey guys,

thanks for all your replies.
After we picked up the motorcycles at the airport cargo, we left the city to get rid of the jetlag and get used to the higher temperatures :1drink
We're...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By boomer bike-travel
GREECE BMW Dealer

Hi guys,

we are a german couple on two BMW F800GS and are now on the road since over 2 years. Our bikes will arrive in Athen on monday Mai 13th from Toronto.

We plan to ride from Athen along...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,962
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi Silke, see you on Wednesday :D

Hi Silke,

see you on Wednesday :D
Forum: Europe 04-09-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,962
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi to Germany, although we left Germany to...

Hi to Germany,

although we left Germany to life our dream and go around the world since Jan 2011, we're still Germans and will return from the trip part 1 in a couple of months :)

We lived in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi folks, thanks for all your suggestions. ...

Hi folks,

thanks for all your suggestions.
Because of some problems with our bikes we're still in the "warm" south. Maybe we'll ride a detour to visit New Orleans.
Deals Gap / Tail of the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi folks, thanks for all your suggestions. ...

Hi folks,

thanks for all your suggestions.
Because of some problems with our bikes we're still in the "warm" south. Maybe we'll ride a detour to visit New Orleans.
Deals Gap / Tail of the...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By boomer bike-travel
thanks for the recent feedback via PM. The new...

thanks for the recent feedback via PM. The new products have been uploaded.

Spring is coming, so it's time for a new shirt :D

Greetings from Florida,
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By boomer bike-travel
We'll roughly have 5 weeks to get from Miami to...

We'll roughly have 5 weeks to get from Miami to Toronto. Over there the bikes get a service and need to be prepared for the final flight to Southern Europe - time to go back home slowly...
We think...
Forum: Vendors 02-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Shirts from riders for riders

Looking for the perfect outfit?
Want to show everyone that you're an ADV rider and love it?

We've got the shirts you might be looking for!!!

On our trip around the world we were always...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,044
Posted By boomer bike-travel
We pack our Hilleberg Staika in the Touratech...

We pack our Hilleberg Staika in the Touratech tent bag. Even with this bigger bag it still fits perfect in the ZEGA Pro panniers.
The tent has 2 doors which take care of a perfect ventilation.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,044
Posted By boomer bike-travel
We are totally satisfied with our Hilleberg...

We are totally satisfied with our Hilleberg Staika.
Whether there's hard wind or heavy rain - inside of this dome tent it's nice and cozy.
Last but not least - they've got a great customer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By boomer bike-travel
We are glad BMW chose the 17" because otherwise...

We are glad BMW chose the 17" because otherwise there would have been some places on our trip around the world where finding a new rear tire would have been a tough challenge :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By boomer bike-travel
We have the ZEGA pro panniers as well and are...

We have the ZEGA pro panniers as well and are traveling with a medium Ortlieb bag. It's strapped on the back seat with a kermit chair on top and you can still open the panniers when the bike is fully...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 130,362
Posted By boomer bike-travel
round-the-world

Looking for some 800GS-vids around the globe?

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwboomerde?feature=gb_ch_rec

Enjoy!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By boomer bike-travel
RTW-travelers looking for the best rides between Florida and Canada

Hi guys,

we're Kati and Jens and left Germany more than two years ago to go on our "once-in-a-lifetime-trip". Ok - it's not gonna be the last one :D

We've already been to Australia, New...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By boomer bike-travel
RTW-travelers looking for the best rides between Florida and Canada

Hi guys,

we're Kati and Jens and left Germany more than two years ago to go on our "once-in-a-lifetime-trip". Ok - it's not gonna be the last one :D

We've already been to Australia, New...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By boomer bike-travel
RTW travelers looking for Floridas best rides

Hi guys,

we're Kati and Jens and left Germany more than two years ago to go on our "once-in-a-lifetime-trip". Ok - it's not gonna be the last one :D

We've already been to Australia, New...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 507,329
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Beautiful Nicaragua

Riding through beautiful Nicaragua - Lakes, Volcanos, great food and friendly people! We loved it!
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By boomer bike-travel
7 Month in the northern part of america

Hi guys,

we have made a short video about our 7 months trip in the northern part of america.
It's about Alaska, Canada and the US.. such great countries!
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Thanks Guys for your help! The parts are...

Thanks Guys for your help!

The parts are ordered and a place for our work is going to be organized!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Travellers need some advice for Las Vegas

Hi guys,

Our trip around the world will bring us to Las Vegas in a couple of days/weeks.

As we have to do some service on the bikes, we are looking for a place to do all of the work ourselves....
Forum: Canada 05-31-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Vancouver area - replacement of a Garmin zumo 550 touchscreen

Hi guys,
before we can continue our trip around the world we are stuck for another week in Vancouver - still waiting for our appointment at the US-embassy to get our visa. But at least it's a time...
Forum: Canada 05-15-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi guys, thanks for your replays! We will...

Hi guys,

thanks for your replays! We will keep them in mind and hopefully will at least ride to Lillooet.

At the moment there are some delays caused by the shipping company so are we still...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Continueing world motorcycle trip in Canada

Hi guys,

we are on the road since 16 month and finally made it to Vancouver, where we hopefully get the customs clearance for the bikes - two BMW F 800 GS - on Tuesday.

As we have to return to...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi folks, departure is getting closer... ...

Hi folks,

departure is getting closer...
Anyone else interested in sharing the container?

The ship will leave from Valparaiso/Chile on 13th April 2012. Loading the container will be at the...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi guys, thanks for your help. That makes...

Hi guys,

thanks for your help. That makes our start in Canada a lot easier.

We'll going to have a look at the backroads maps - that sounds interesting.

At the moment there's no fixed route....
Forum: Canada 02-28-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By boomer bike-travel
That sounds great! We would appreciate if you...

That sounds great!
We would appreciate if you could tell your friend about our plans. That's a good opportunity to learn a few things more about Canada before the trip with our bikes starts.
...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Question Arriving soon in Vancouver

Hi Vancouver and around,

we are a german couple travelling the world on two BMW F 800 GS. We are on the road since january 2011 and have been to Australia, New Zealand and are acutally riding...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi guys, you are welcome to share a...

Hi guys,

you are welcome to share a container from Valparaiso/Chile (close to Santiago) to Vancouver/Canada mid April unless you have to ship from Argentina for any reason.
Actually there's a...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By boomer bike-travel
on top means we've got space for 2 or 3 bikes...

on top means we've got space for 2 or 3 bikes more / additional :wink:
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Container-Sharing Valparaiso/Chile to Vancouver/Canada April 2012

We are going to ship a car and two motorbikes in a 40“ container from Valparaiso/Chile to Vancouver/Canada in the 2nd week of April 2012. The transit time will be 27 days.

We‘ve got space for up...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi guys, thanks for your help. We had a...

Hi guys,

thanks for your help.
We had a quote for the spare parts we were looking for from BMW. The prices were very luxury. That`s why we were looking for another dealer or shop (not BMW) to get...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Question BMW-parts needed north of Sydney

Hi folks,

we`re a german couple on a trip around the world.
Since 6 months we`re riding on our both F 800 GS through Australia.

The bikes need another service, that we`d like to do on our own,...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi Mark, THX! We really enjoyed our time at...

Hi Mark,

THX! We really enjoyed our time at the Sunshine Coast :clap

While it`s raining here in Hervey Bay we`re planing our next days / weeks to go north.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,740
Posted By boomer bike-travel
We`re going to use the Hilleberg Staika for our...

We`re going to use the Hilleberg Staika for our trip around the world.
It has got a small packing size and enough space for two people and their equipment and is build in only two minutes.

It was...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,491
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Hi everybody, we have also tried many tents....

Hi everybody,

we have also tried many tents. for our trip around the world, we have decided for the Staika from hilleberg. It is robust, has a small pack size and hilleberg has an excellent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 2,552,024
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Our babies are ready

Our babies are ready for our next trip...

http://u.jimdo.com/www27/o/s269a1a0a06356b43/img/if47e7b666d853acf/1279311416/std/image.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By boomer bike-travel
I wish you a nice trip and beautiful weather....

I wish you a nice trip and beautiful weather. Enjoy the trip an many greetings to scotland.....
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By boomer bike-travel
Yes, it`s really amazing. Don`t wait too long to...

Yes, it`s really amazing. Don`t wait too long to visit that beautiful land.
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