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Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 373,994
Posted By squawk77
Usually Friday night they all gather somewhere...

Usually Friday night they all gather somewhere remote with a nice stretch of pavement. You can tell how popular the place is during the week by the piles of shredded rubber and spent fireworks along...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By squawk77
+1 for C&P rentals! Lan will look after you ...

+1 for C&P rentals! Lan will look after you

I went early Feb a few years ago and didn't have a problem with the smoke/smog, but it depends year to year. The winter weather is perfect though.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,399
Posted By squawk77
This made me chuckle :rofl "Ohio mud is not...

This made me chuckle :rofl

"Ohio mud is not really a good beverage. It might perhaps "put one over" the "near" beer that I have tasted in various American towns, but that's not to be wondered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,941
Posted By squawk77
An even easier way is to click the sent to Google...

An even easier way is to click the sent to Google Drive or Dropbox icon and then open from the respective app (open with iBook or any epub reader etc)

It's such a small book, the epub actually...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 250,496
Posted By squawk77
Your composition of that shot is a million times...

Your composition of that shot is a million times better
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,351
Posted By squawk77
Would I buy again? Well, I have 2 :D The...

Would I buy again? Well, I have 2 :D

The Tiger 800 is a bike that looks like a 800 GS but is more Straße and not so much Gelände imo. The GS is the better choice if you actually want a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 373,994
Posted By squawk77
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,655,798
Posted By squawk77
You've been around!! :D Never been, but I...

You've been around!! :D Never been, but I recognize the dragon when I see it
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,103
Posted By squawk77
Tourance are my 80/20 tires but they are not...

Tourance are my 80/20 tires but they are not really for "mud"

Mitas E07 are my 50/50 tires and they are awesome in mud. They are also better than Heidenau both on/off road, at the expense of some...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 250,496
Posted By squawk77
Great vid!! I want to see the Panigale in Asia...

Great vid!! I want to see the Panigale in Asia :deal
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 250,496
Posted By squawk77
I think you can say that most famous tourist...

I think you can say that most famous tourist places are distinctly different from "the rest" of the country. The customer service in west Europe is definitely different from Canada/US.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 250,496
Posted By squawk77
+1 I really got to appreciate this in Europe as...

+1 I really got to appreciate this in Europe as well
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 250,496
Posted By squawk77
Congrats on that sale! Looks like a great...

Congrats on that sale! Looks like a great transaction for both sides :norton



Haha yes, European roads are a true test for AI to navigate! The beauty of the TomTom APP though, was the options...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 250,496
Posted By squawk77
I lived in Europe with a Garmin and their maps...

I lived in Europe with a Garmin and their maps were the worst (in Europe and Morocco anyways) If you're interested, I always used this website (http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/) to download free...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 373,994
Posted By squawk77
I think you have redefined "wild camping" at...

I think you have redefined "wild camping" at least to me. I always look as far away from people and man-made structures as possible.. but your method would open a lot more possibilities. Our trips...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,655,798
Posted By squawk77
Stunning pictures! Looks like you need brake...

Stunning pictures! Looks like you need brake fluid though?
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,137
Posted By squawk77
Subscribed :lurk

Subscribed :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,832
Posted By squawk77
Entertaining report and cool interview! I have...

Entertaining report and cool interview! I have the same bike and live at the end of this Fjord but I haven't done this yet.. Hopefully next year before it's completely paved!
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 373,994
Posted By squawk77
This gave me the chills. I rode through the...

This gave me the chills. I rode through the Balkans last fall but I didn't think to venture into these buildings.

Loved the abandoned penthouse with a view. You are a real explorer
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,002
Views: 1,951,557
Posted By squawk77
I think a Noah-Colebatch style bike would sell. ...

I think a Noah-Colebatch style bike would sell.

Young people with disposable income (people are having kids way later now in NA) buy lots of toys that are often way out of their league. I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,495
Posted By squawk77
Neandertal Valley

I finally made it to this hidden gem. Good currywurst mit pommes and lots of bikes.

http://www.squawk77.com/Deutschland/i-JpxpcMG/0/XL/IMG_3536-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,106,588
Posted By squawk77
Ok where's the dotted line? :deal

Ok where's the dotted line? :deal
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,106,588
Posted By squawk77
Chimay blue does go well with moules-frites ...

Chimay blue does go well with moules-frites

http://www.squawk77.com/photos/i-hHkqBhg/0/L/i-hHkqBhg-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By squawk77
I like Metzeler Tourance for 80/20 or Michelin...

I like Metzeler Tourance for 80/20 or Michelin Anakee 2 if you can still find it
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,587
Posted By squawk77
How do you use the touchscreen with gloves on? ...

How do you use the touchscreen with gloves on? What about the rain/bugs/dust/rocks etc?

I have an old 60CSx that I can update the maps for free (OSM..) I also use the iPhone for short rides in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,106,588
Posted By squawk77
When I saw "Flying Dutchman" in the headlines...

When I saw "Flying Dutchman" in the headlines today I thought Ed finally made the news

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/robinvanpersie.gif
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,002
Views: 1,951,557
Posted By squawk77
It doesn't.

It doesn't.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,655,798
Posted By squawk77
Just finished the break in with my 14' Kalamata. ...

Just finished the break in with my 14' Kalamata.

http://www.squawk77.com/Deutschland/i-Q2bgTDH/0/XL/DSC_0048_plate-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,885
Posted By squawk77
Yes a GoPro I didn't realize it at the...

Yes a GoPro



I didn't realize it at the time, or I would have found the road down there haha. The tunnel is right beside the dam
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,885
Posted By squawk77
The Transfăgărășan has been at the top of my list...

The Transfăgărășan has been at the top of my list ever since I heard of its existence. Now that I approach it from the south, the traffic is heavier than yesterday's Transalpina and the road surface...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By squawk77
I would try it before committing. I was ready to...

I would try it before committing. I was ready to buy based on all the reviews here, but after the Touratech salesman insisted I try it, I absolutely hated it in 5 minutes. I didn't like Corbin...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,885
Posted By squawk77
Bigăr

This version is not mine but from the same place. Beautiful spot right next to a fun road

http://www.squawk77.com/photos/i-rQm86jw/0/XL/i-rQm86jw-XL.jpg
credit 500px.com...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,885
Posted By squawk77
Transalpina

I wake up to the sun and the sound of the little waterfall next to my tent. I could easily sleep in here, but I'm up early like Christmas today. The recently paved Transalpina pass is locked in my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 26,349
Posted By squawk77
:clap:clap:clap Had to open some Riesling from...

:clap:clap:clap Had to open some Riesling from the Mosel after this

I remember reading your previous reports before I moved to Germany! I think I'll have to review them again before my trip...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 194,392
Posted By squawk77
It's a recent update to the app, and I've since...

It's a recent update to the app, and I've since discovered some great roads right in my own backyard (you wouldn't easily find them on a map, as most highlight the new route the traffic takes) There...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,106,588
Posted By squawk77
Welcome back :clap:clap:clap I assume the...

Welcome back :clap:clap:clap

I assume the admins are just trying to keep this forum work friendly.. as many who can't be out riding-the-world like to view RRs from work. Unfortunately for me, the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,624
Posted By squawk77
RRs like this make me yearn to be out exploring...

RRs like this make me yearn to be out exploring foreign lands right now... Also I ordered some IMZ badges :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By squawk77
Depends on the person. I tried a...

Depends on the person. I tried a Kahedo/Touratech seat and it was horrible for me. I tried a Corbin seat on my old bike and it was also unbearable for me, way too wide and stiff. If I wanted a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 194,392
Posted By squawk77
Yea in the US/Canada you can usually just "avoid...

Yea in the US/Canada you can usually just "avoid highways" and take the secondary routes, but in Europe there are a million ways to go. I never liked the GPS routing that much until I found Tomtoms...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,885
Posted By squawk77
Romania

I cross the Iron Gates gorge for yet another quick passport stamp. In Romania I stumble upon these pristine wide sweeping roads through scenic countryside and rudimentary farming villages. The...
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