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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
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: 369
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: 793
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: 9
Views: 495
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: 434
Posted By RTLover
http://www.campingfrance.com/UK

http://www.campingfrance.com/UK
Forum: EMEA 08-16-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
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: 616
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: 412
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: 458
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: 460
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: 2,120
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...
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By RTLover
Recently, some of the N highways have been...

Recently, some of the N highways have been re-numbered with D so that the departments have to maintain them, not the state. It's goofy and confusing when, for example, N10 from Tours to Poitiers is...
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,263
Posted By RTLover
Dunno what your budget is but detouring through...

Dunno what your budget is but detouring through Switzerland for a couple nights or even one night would be amortized over the two weeks. Skip a meal or two along the way and you make up the...
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By RTLover
On the first page, there is the 'search' layout....

On the first page, there is the 'search' layout. Just above that you'll see a tiny icon in the form of national flags. Click there and choose the country/language.
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By RTLover
Not knowing the perimeters of the kind of places...

Not knowing the perimeters of the kind of places you want to stay at, take a look at this site: http://www.booking.com/

I've used it extensively, never had an issue.
Forum: EMEA 07-14-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By RTLover
August is no time to be exploring the south of...

August is no time to be exploring the south of France because about 90% of the Dutch will be there at the same time. :D Riding down through Holland, Belgium, and France on the west side isn't what...
Forum: EMEA 07-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By RTLover
GvG 's track down through the Ardennes and then...

GvG 's track down through the Ardennes and then into northern France would be super riding. I fully agree with using the Michelin maps.

I'd add this from Saverne south to Schirmeck via the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-28-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By RTLover
When I left Virginia to be posted in France, I...

When I left Virginia to be posted in France, I took my R100RT with me. Given my status, I was able to avoid having any sort of formalities. When my status changed with my retirement and my decision...
Forum: Europe 06-24-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By RTLover
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hd...

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=andorra

Reliable site. Looks like some rain tonight but then calms down for several days. I don't get all giddy when riding in the...
Forum: Europe 06-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By RTLover
Condom is good....this is better:D ...

Condom is good....this is better:D

http://montyr.smugmug.com/photos/i-ghqHxgp/0/M/i-ghqHxgp-M.jpg (http://montyr.smugmug.com/Odds-and-sods/Odds-and-sods/n-D3rxP/i-ghqHxgp/A)
Forum: EMEA 06-23-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,739
Posted By RTLover
Since Glitch and Michael have you sorted, I can...

Since Glitch and Michael have you sorted, I can offer you some info on your drive down through France toward Barcelona. One thing is for sure, you don't want to get enmeshed in the coast along the...
Forum: EMEA 06-20-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By RTLover
No, the roads aren't reversed, just the drivers...

No, the roads aren't reversed, just the drivers when they've been to the breweries. :D The roads in Belgium are not the best but not the worst in Europe. Don't believe everything you read....

The...
Forum: Europe 06-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By RTLover
Check this site for good info. ...

Check this site for good info.

http://www.campingdefrance.com/
Forum: Europe 06-19-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By RTLover
Since you want to go to Andorra, and time...

Since you want to go to Andorra, and time permitting, suggest you enter Spain from France at the Col du Somport or through the tunnel, descend to N-330 at Jaca then just before Sabinanigo, turn north...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By RTLover
:thumb My wife and I were on the South...

:thumb

My wife and I were on the South Island NZ earlier in the year. A week of driving and a week on a cruise ship, the Oceanic Discoverer. A terrific trip! I may have broken a personal record...
Forum: EMEA 06-15-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By RTLover
Just looked at your calendar and thought I'd toss...

Just looked at your calendar and thought I'd toss in my 2 cents. Presuming you'll be doing some of the Grandes Alpes when you leave Nice. There are several ways to get to Barcelonnette but I'd...
Forum: EMEA 06-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,684
Posted By RTLover
I'd pay twice to avoid that mind numbing slab. :D

I'd pay twice to avoid that mind numbing slab. :D
Forum: EMEA 06-12-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,684
Posted By RTLover
The Swiss police cruise through the rest areas,...

The Swiss police cruise through the rest areas, service plazas, etc. if they are attached to the autoroutes and they check for vignettes. Like shooting fish in a barrel. :D
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,684
Posted By RTLover
I'm sure OZ can explain it, but I think he's in...

I'm sure OZ can explain it, but I think he's in the crib now.:D

http://www.tolltickets.com/country/swiss/vignette.aspx?lang=en-GB

The purpose is to raise revenue and it's good or not so good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,562
Posted By RTLover
I never do lunch when I'm on a trip, maybe a...

I never do lunch when I'm on a trip, maybe a coffee, piece of fruit, and water during a rest stop. Digesting food at any time will take blood away from your brain, hence you lose concentration. Wait...
Forum: EMEA 06-04-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By RTLover
Since you don't know where you're going, :D, my...

Since you don't know where you're going, :D, my top suggestion is to stay away from the South of France in the summer. It's hot, over-over-crowded, and expensive.

Now, if you want to see what the...
Forum: EMEA 05-27-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,684
Posted By RTLover
My suggestion: skip Champagne, but def look into...

My suggestion: skip Champagne, but def look into the Vosges 'mountains', from Strasbourg to Mulhouse. Lots of twisties and lots of traffic at the weekend. Another option is the highway 500 from...
Forum: EMEA 05-23-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By RTLover
Thanks for the compliment.

Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: EMEA 05-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By RTLover
Hey, this is fun! I am a complete idiot when it...

Hey, this is fun! I am a complete idiot when it comes to GPX but maybe this link would help you. http://www.motowhere.com/maps/route/Route-Napoleon-N85

Or maybe this one....
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By RTLover
I checked ViaMichelin and it says 1200 kms on the...

I checked ViaMichelin and it says 1200 kms on the autoroutes or departmentals, but the dif is 12 hours vs. 17. Take the time estimations cautiously off the autoroutes because weather, roads works,...
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By RTLover
Here's all you should need. ...

Here's all you should need.

http://www.campingfrance.com/UK
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By RTLover
I did the route north to south in three days....

I did the route north to south in three days. Didn't kill myself, stopped often. I had beautiful weather but if there is rain, it would def be slower.

But you don't have to do the whole enchilada...
Forum: Europe 05-09-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By RTLover
That sounds like a plan, Phil. Robin Hood to the...

That sounds like a plan, Phil. Robin Hood to the rescue!! :1drink
Forum: Europe 05-09-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By RTLover
Since there are more Brits than French in...

Since there are more Brits than French in Perigueux, you stand a good chance at getting some help. :D Here's a Yam dealer http://www.liberty-yam.com/contacts.html
I'd bet at least someone there...
Forum: EMEA 05-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By RTLover
I'm working on a route. Hope to rough it out...

I'm working on a route. Hope to rough it out tomorrow.

I didn't notice the green line on your map yesterday. Is that the route you've penciled in? If so....

From Nurburg take the 258 to 410 to...
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