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Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By Pongo
I have a 2010 gsa with the perfect Sargent seat...

I have a 2010 gsa with the perfect Sargent seat on it. Set to its highest settings I can sit flat foot easy. My problem was why they would combine a bike that is perfect for a tall guy with a seat...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-13-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,675,137
Posted By Pongo
Thanks for the great budget discussion Gene

Being in the 2 weeks in Europe mode the last three years and this year, I was just musing if 9 months work 3 months riding might be a good ratio. If the work could be arranged that way.
I think I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,675,137
Posted By Pongo
The sincerity in your posts has always been...

The sincerity in your posts has always been amazing Gene.
How much is your travel experience influenced by budget? Do you not do many things or do them in a non optimal way because of the cost while...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,675,137
Posted By Pongo
What does it feel like to be back?

What does it feel like to be back?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,845
Posted By Pongo
wow. Just read the other thread for the first...

wow.
Just read the other thread for the first time. Amazing build.
Reusing them on your bigger bike just makes them better.
Like you said in the other thread, they will out last you!
Really...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,881
Posted By Pongo
Sounds like your riding it pretty dam hard. ...

Sounds like your riding it pretty dam hard.
Mine is still on the second at 34k km.
Be careful though, people have lost bikes over light bulbs going out.
Forum: Europe 04-11-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Pongo
Thanks Frgich, we will only be in big cities by...

Thanks Frgich, we will only be in big cities by accident....but thanks for the thought
Forum: Europe 04-10-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Pongo
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Europe 04-09-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Pongo
Identifying lodging in Italy, Serbia, Croatia.

Hi all,
I have done two two week bike tours in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and had no issues finding lodging looking for Zimmer Frei etc. In the Tyrolia area of Italy the same thing worked.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,817
Posted By Pongo
The BMW bags are waterproof(that funny top fold...

The BMW bags are waterproof(that funny top fold is just like river bags use to accomplish the same thing), have excellent carry straps and go on top of the panniers if you want. They are heavy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,305
Posted By Pongo
Recall on 2005 to 2011 boxers

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/bmw-recalls-49k-motorcycles-rear-wheel-loosen-29948572
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Pongo
helmet and gloves when I commute, I put pads of...

helmet and gloves when I commute,
I put pads of floor protect felt around the inside to protect my helmet.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-23-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,692
Posted By Pongo
Room booking. For the last two years we have...

Room booking.
For the last two years we have rented for 2 week trips out of Frankfurt and only ever booked the first night off the plane each time.
In Italy is it necessary to book do you think?...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,692
Posted By Pongo
Vs the US Dollar maybe, but the Canadian dollar...

Vs the US Dollar maybe, but the Canadian dollar is falling vs the US as fast as the Euro is.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-20-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,692
Posted By Pongo
Booked

What a great lead, booked from the 4th to the 18th of July..
Have to start researching Italy, Croatia and Serbia now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By Pongo
what do I think?

I think that it self evidently should look that way from the start. Makes the normal version look wrong. Well done.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-20-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,692
Posted By Pongo
Thanks for the great write up!

We got caught in the same weather on the north face of the alps last July.
Based on your excellent account I am looking at basing this Julys trip out of Milan instead of Frankfurt. Rental costs...
Forum: Photos 03-14-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 382,822
Posted By Pongo
Design an aircraft as a fast climbing...

Design an aircraft as a fast climbing interceptor, then use it as a low level bomber because its small wing makes it less susceptible to wind gusts...
And see what happens to your safety record.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-11-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,675,137
Posted By Pongo
"Africa! We're going to Africa today! On...

"Africa!

We're going to Africa today! On motorcycles! When I think about it, it seems pretty unreal. But Morocco is only a very short ferry ride across the Straits of Gibraltar and since the...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By Pongo
Will never work here

BC drivers cannot even make "keep right except to pass" work
There is a significant % of BC drivers that think the purpose of driving is to take control of the road.
Until keep right becomes a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,754
Posted By Pongo
Heated seargent and the padded top box to lean...

Heated seargent and the padded top box to lean on, she loves it. We never stop due to her having issues.
But she doenst like the mount much. Top box is trouble.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,187
Posted By Pongo
so sad

I really enjoyed this report, what a woman.
My condolences.
Forum: Europe 02-06-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,442
Posted By Pongo
Insurance costs for eastern travel

A major consideration in the cost or renting a bike seems to be is the bike allowed east of Germany-Austria or not. Make sure if you would like to travel there that the included insurance covers it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-03-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,866
Posted By Pongo
Thanks for sharing

You have a great style to your videos.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-30-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,629
Posted By Pongo
Great reading Jager, I grew up in Golden and...

Great reading Jager,
I grew up in Golden and really want to get back into the Kootenays for some riding soon.
Forum: EMEA 01-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,082
Posted By Pongo
Speaking zero languages except English, my wife...

Speaking zero languages except English, my wife and I have done 2 weeks in July in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria back to Germany the last two years.
We will go again this year.
I never even...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,197
Posted By Pongo
people did that with a pillion, wow. it was...

people did that with a pillion, wow.
it was aching just to read it, nice report!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,355
Posted By Pongo
wow, it seems weird to me that you think that...

wow,
it seems weird to me that you think that the helmet caused your concussion.
You think you would not have hit your head with the helmet off?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 63,647
Posted By Pongo
fantastic work, thanks for sharing.

fantastic work, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,516
Posted By Pongo
Be careful. things happen in threes.

Be careful. things happen in threes.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,516
Posted By Pongo
Enjoyed your ride report, amazing how you...

Enjoyed your ride report,
amazing how you first aided that young guy on the side of the road.
Hope your enjoying your journey still.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-26-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,173
Posted By Pongo
Great write up! I have taken my GSA Victoria -...

Great write up!
I have taken my GSA Victoria - Portland, looks like I have to man up and go all the way to San Fran.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-19-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,592
Posted By Pongo
Great report, I stole the cow picture, its a...

Great report, I stole the cow picture, its a classic.
I have been to the alps the last two years and will be again this summer...
CANNOT WAIT
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Pongo
Thanks for doing this report!

I am going to be doing this loop in the spring for sure.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-16-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,690
Posted By Pongo
Great trip and write up

I really enjoy how you have built on your previous experience in Europe to refine your trip and enjoy the area with more precision. Keep it coming, its very inspiring.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,414
Posted By Pongo
It truly is an open border, just do not try to...

It truly is an open border, just do not try to bring fire arms. I think you still only need a drivers license for ID but they may have final upped it to passport.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-04-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By Pongo
I have not ridden an 990, but I have played on a...

I have not ridden an 990, but I have played on a trials bike a bit, I would not ride lots of that on the trials bike.
I break to easy.

again, amazing ride and report.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,055
Posted By Pongo
oh my. Thank the gods for our medical system. ...

oh my.
Thank the gods for our medical system.
I started reading your report and noted that my wife and I were also on a bike trip during the world cup, we saw Germany's last three games during our...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-25-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By Pongo
wow is right

cannot add to that, for people not from this area, they are way way way way the freak up a mountain in that series.
Almost all of the area is a park, but they have found a ridge to ride up out of...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,019
Posted By Pongo
Bought mine this summer before my two week...

Bought mine this summer before my two week germany trip.
Took summer gloves as well but once the rain trough parked over all of Italy, switzerland, west germany for 5 days I really got to...
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