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Forum: Europe 06-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By RTLover
Two weeks can easily be used from Frankfurt,...

Two weeks can easily be used from Frankfurt, south to Strasbourg, move over into France a bit to the west into the National Regional des Ballons des Vosges and continue south to Thann, to Pontarlier,...
Forum: EMEA 03-26-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By RTLover
Both the col and the tunnel are worth missing. ...

Both the col and the tunnel are worth missing. :lol3 Road works, alternating traffic, and rain. But south after Tende, the road 2204 to Sospel and the 2256 to St. Martin-Vesubie, are worth the...
Forum: EMEA 03-26-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By RTLover
I think you're referring to the Austrian...

I think you're referring to the Austrian Grosslockner Pass, not the Furka which is in Switzerland.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By RTLover
You might get some info under Riding-Regional...

You might get some info under Riding-Regional Forums. NZ has its own sub-forum. Fantastic scenery and riding!
Forum: EMEA 03-24-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By RTLover
There are myriad route possibilities from the...

There are myriad route possibilities from the south to Paris. Where are you going to launch? How much time do you have?
Forum: EMEA 03-22-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By RTLover
Could you be more vague?

Could you be more vague?
Forum: Trip Planning 03-18-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,502
Posted By RTLover
Citi Visa card.

Citi Visa card.
Forum: EMEA 03-15-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By RTLover
As Michael says. Caen to Grenoble is 800 kms...

As Michael says.

Caen to Grenoble is 800 kms if you take the autoroutes.

IMO the Napoleon is a nice ride but doesn't have much challenge. I'd do the Route des Grandes both ways. Thonon to...
Forum: EMEA 03-15-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By RTLover
Along the Avenue de la Grande Armee are several...

Along the Avenue de la Grande Armee are several bike companies and those that sell just about anything for bikes. Near the Arc de Triomphe.
Forum: EMEA 01-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By RTLover
Good place to start out. Weather in April-May...

Good place to start out. Weather in April-May should normally be pleasant. From Nice you could go north up the Route des Grandes Alpes, http://www.losapos.com/great_alpine_road or follow the Route de...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By RTLover
You'd be more likely to be wiped out by a...

You'd be more likely to be wiped out by a motorcyclist. :evil

Summer is usually heavily booked for races and other events so getting an opening for a 'tourist' lap is not easy. Go to this link as...
Forum: EMEA 01-12-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,020
Posted By RTLover
Yes. :D

Yes. :D
Forum: Europe 12-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By RTLover
Everyone has to pay the VAT at the time of sale,...

Everyone has to pay the VAT at the time of sale, resident or not. But if you are a non-EU citizen, there is a method for getting a refund when you're leaving the EU, generally at an airport. That...
Forum: Europe 12-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,684
Posted By RTLover
The Jura riding is not expansive but is a lot of...

The Jura riding is not expansive but is a lot of fun. The Vogues might be more interesting. There are several twisty roads but one that is very popular is the Route des Cretes (Crest Road)....
Forum: Trip Planning 12-08-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By RTLover
You can hire customs clearance companies in the...

You can hire customs clearance companies in the US, with your written authorization and some dollars. Probably could include storage, but be aware that the bike can stay in the US for no more than...
Forum: Europe 11-29-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,684
Posted By RTLover
IMHO, getting 'lost' these days is when your GPS...

IMHO, getting 'lost' these days is when your GPS fails and you don't have a map. How do you decide in advance which roads are best? The fun is to let your nose and eyes dictate which way you go...
Forum: EMEA 11-25-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By RTLover
We were mostly in Kenya but just had to see the...

We were mostly in Kenya but just had to see the Ngorongoro Crater, http://www.ngorongorocrater.org/ so we did a side trip to Tanzania. Here area few pics, not great because I had to use the pocket...
Forum: EMEA 11-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By RTLover
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: EMEA 11-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By RTLover
It would normally be that the renter would be on...

It would normally be that the renter would be on the hook for paying the ticket and then he'd ask you to reimburse him, which would be a good thing to do. So much is filed electronically these days,...
Forum: Europe 11-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By RTLover
IMO, the best part of Belgium is the Ardennes in...

IMO, the best part of Belgium is the Ardennes in the south-east corner next to Luxembourg. Bastogne is in the middle of some great twisties and scenery, which you can enjoy in a car as well as on a...
Forum: EMEA 10-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By RTLover
Cool and windy in Siracusa, inland was cool, but...

Cool and windy in Siracusa, inland was cool, but the north coast was very pleasant around 16C and mostly sunny.

In spite of my then recent C3 vertebra surgery and SO's broken wrist and both...
Forum: EMEA 10-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By RTLover
This. Wife and I spent about 10 days on...

This.

Wife and I spent about 10 days on Sicily over Christmas and New Years, starting from Siracusa to Palermo via the interior and then doubling back to Mount Etna along the coast. The inland...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By RTLover
I fear that you have shit in your mess kit. Don't...

I fear that you have shit in your mess kit. Don't be surprised if you don't get any more help....
Forum: Trip Planning 10-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By RTLover
From his avatar, I'd assume he's Finnish but his...

From his avatar, I'd assume he's Finnish but his profile says he's from "Earth'. Now that is one helluvan original location, wouldn't you agree?
Forum: Trip Planning 10-11-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By RTLover
I've heard that same thing over and over. ...

I've heard that same thing over and over.

Everyone has the right to his own opinion. Yes, most people will claim that their country is the best, usually because they don't know other cultures to...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-10-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By RTLover
England and Costa Rica are cited to explain that...

England and Costa Rica are cited to explain that the regulations are different between non-contiguous and contiguous countries. Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands allow for multiple...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-10-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By RTLover
I'm rather rusty on the Immigration rules now but...

I'm rather rusty on the Immigration rules now but from this link, http://www.immigrationvisa.org/ it seems as though it would be a problem about border crossings and short stays. Although your visa...
Forum: EMEA 09-30-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By RTLover
My idea for you would be to set up a definite...

My idea for you would be to set up a definite routing first and then ask for help. No one knows better than you where you want to go.
Forum: EMEA 09-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By RTLover
I doubt that. There are H-Ds rolling around...

I doubt that. There are H-Ds rolling around France that can make a small earthquake with noise. :D If your bike is 'reasonable', no prob.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-06-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,521
Posted By RTLover
I'm familiar with French police/gendarmes/customs...

I'm familiar with French police/gendarmes/customs and AFAIK they do not wear vests. The gear was more for weather or crashes rather than for ballistics. Until a few years ago, many of the motor...
Forum: EMEA 09-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By RTLover
How much do you want to pay? I stayed at the Pand...

How much do you want to pay? I stayed at the Pand Hotel in April. Booking.com is my go-to when I need to find a place to shower, close to a nice eatery, garage for the bike/car close by.
Forum: EMEA 09-03-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
Posted By RTLover
Nurburgring on a 125? Gutsy if nothing else. For...

Nurburgring on a 125? Gutsy if nothing else. For example, ordinarily from Bergwerk it's full on the gas up a serious grade to Steilstrecke and many will hit the crest at around 150-200 kph.
Forum: Europe 09-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By RTLover
Could be either. As a precaution, carry layers of...

Could be either. As a precaution, carry layers of clothing. It's better to have too much than not enough.

I'm familiar with the French side of the Pyrenees, not so much on the Spain side, but the...
Forum: Europe 09-01-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By RTLover
http://www.campingfrance.com/UK

http://www.campingfrance.com/UK
Forum: EMEA 08-16-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,739
Posted By RTLover
You do know that those countries are not along...

You do know that those countries are not along the Equator and/or in the southern hemisphere. About the best you can do is to stay near the Med but be ready for rain and don't expect to get a tan...
Forum: Europe 08-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By RTLover
Getting out of Amsterdam anytime is tough, Friday...

Getting out of Amsterdam anytime is tough, Friday afternoon.....worse.

Even by autoroute with 'normal' traffic you'd be lucky to get to Bastogne before 8 p.m. Radar is everywhere and the speed...
Forum: Europe 08-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By RTLover
I can give you a short description of riding...

I can give you a short description of riding along the French Atlantic...boring. IMO, after you do the Pyrenees, you'd be much better served to head north-east through the Massif Central...
Forum: EMEA 08-15-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By RTLover
I wouldn't use up valuable time going to Basel,...

I wouldn't use up valuable time going to Basel, although there is a very nice north/south road, the 500, from Baden to east of Basel. My suggestion is to go west from Frankfurt, follow the Rhein...
Forum: Europe 08-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RTLover
Rental bikes at the Ring went away a few years...

Rental bikes at the Ring went away a few years ago. Seems that they had a tendency to leave the track at the wrong places. Munich to the Ring would be a minimum of 5 hours. Then you'll have to know...
Forum: Europe 08-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,033
Posted By RTLover
Where would you be riding in the EU? If the...

Where would you be riding in the EU? If the Alps/Dolomites/Pyrenees lure you, you'll need extra power to get up the hills and over the passes and to be comfortable.

Legal stuff varies from...
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