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Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,216
Posted By Olirider
There are very few legal gravel roads in the...

There are very few legal gravel roads in the French Alps.
The 2 best known are the "Parpaillon tunnel" road and the Tende pass old road over the modern tunnel.

Parpaillon...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,605
Posted By Olirider
Thanks for the nice Ride report ! :clap I am...

Thanks for the nice Ride report ! :clap

I am happy to see that my fellow citizens were helpful with "ze american wif a broken moto" ! :D

You were lucky to have the break down in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By Olirider
Yes, Don't forget that bikes are much cheaper in...

Yes, Don't forget that bikes are much cheaper in USA than in Europe...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By Olirider
I forgot the URL :...

I forgot the URL : http://www.mash-motors.fr/moto-mash-adventure-400cc.html

(Sorry, only in French).
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By Olirider
Mash Adventure 400

Next may 2015, French company SIMA will begin to sell a new small adventure bike : the MASH Adventure 400.

In fact, SIMA just creates detailed specifications for an unknown Chinese manufacturer...
Forum: Europe 04-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Olirider
Well, even if I'm French, I've never been to Ile...

Well, even if I'm French, I've never been to Ile d'Yeu but I just checked the 2 Ferry companies and it seems very expensive and difficult to get a "continental" car over there.
...
Forum: EMEA 04-02-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Olirider
Hi, You can check here : ...

Hi,

You can check here :
http://www.sport-passion.fr/parcours/etat-cols.php

Look at "Alpes Sud" = "South Alps"

"Ouvert" = "Open"
"Fermé" = "Closed"
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Olirider
:D No next step is a 4 wheeled tilting scooter...

:D No next step is a 4 wheeled tilting scooter and it has already been done ::D
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Olirider
Other pic :

Other pic :
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Olirider
4 wheeled Honda motorcycle project ?

Sorry : Google translated from French
...
Forum: EMEA 03-26-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Olirider
The Tende tunnel MUST be missed but NOT the old...

The Tende tunnel MUST be missed but NOT the old road !

https://www.google.fr/maps/@44.1133443,7.5746775,644a,20y,349.62h,80.83t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=fr
...
Forum: EMEA 03-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Olirider
Hi, You may find this place cool : Circuit...

Hi,

You may find this place cool : Circuit Carole.
It's a race track dedicated for bikes near CDG airport.
Each weekend without an official race, the track is free for all to use.
It's quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Olirider
In France, a 3 wheeled vehicle is legally a...

In France, a 3 wheeled vehicle is legally a "tricycle" if its weight is under 1000 kg and the width between both parallel wheels is greater than 46 cm.
A "tricycle" may be driven legally with a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Olirider
Honda patent for a 3 wheeler scooter

http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Partage-temporaire/i-8RCCnZg/0/O/3wheelerHonda.jpg

Maybe a future Honda 3 wheeler scooter based on NC 750 S ?

Source (sorry, in French) :...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,407
Posted By Olirider
Subscribed ! :lurk You've got a follower...

Subscribed ! :lurk

You've got a follower from France and, as I am born the same year as you, I had to subscribe !

Do you have French citizenship as you were born in France ?

Thanks for the...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 200,099
Posted By Olirider
Very nice indeed, especially when you look at the...

Very nice indeed, especially when you look at the original bike from the fifties.

http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Partage-temporaire/i-scsCZTg/0/O/guiller_175_D_ORIGINE.png
Check the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,606,247
Posted By Olirider
Well, as a native French speaker, I understand : ...

Well, as a native French speaker, I understand :
"Dogs on leash, collect your own excrement".

Apparently Quebec dogs know how to use a shovel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,498
Posted By Olirider
Well, it seems that, in 2015, the "Dark Dog Moto...

Well, it seems that, in 2015, the "Dark Dog Moto Tour" will be replaced by the "Dark Dog Rallye Moto Tour".

There will be several 7 independent stages :

Toulon : 21/22 march
Sarthe : 11/12...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-02-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,135
Posted By Olirider
Yes, you can still see quite a lot of them in...

Yes, you can still see quite a lot of them in Paris nowadays.
This is the only "motorcycle" legal to ride without a helmet in France.
When I rode one, lent by the BMW dealer while servicing my GS,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,960
Posted By Olirider
Hello Aranyl, Nice to come along ! Please,...

Hello Aranyl,

Nice to come along !
Please, do check if you can find those old pictures at the bottom of the drawer !
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 105,582
Posted By Olirider
The Track T-800CDI is being used as the KIRABIKE...

The Track T-800CDI is being used as the KIRABIKE loaded on the KIRAVAN !
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/EVA-Track-T800-CDI/i-VhbNCP3/0/L/KiraBike3-960x600-L.jpg
I don't know if it is a new...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 78,728
Posted By Olirider
Especially in a dangerous country full of hungry...

Especially in a dangerous country full of hungry Frenchmen loving to eat kiwis....
http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-d2vsMZK/0/O/i-d2vsMZK.jpg
:D
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 71,449
Posted By Olirider
If you may be interested, here some history...

If you may be interested, here some history perspective on the Vercors battle fought on the Glieres plateau :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maquis_des_Gli%C3%A8res

The resistance fighters were...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 71,449
Posted By Olirider
Yes, there is a small road, avoiding the tunnel,...

Yes, there is a small road, avoiding the tunnel, to get to the top of the Galibier pass.
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Alpes-Septembre-2011/06Sept2011/i-r2RHpc6/0/L/DSCF5697_cr-L.jpg
And...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 71,449
Posted By Olirider
Well, seen from Canada you can say that I live...

Well, seen from Canada you can say that I live near these roads but that is at least 600 km to go riding there. And near Paris is also flat, flat and more flat. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 71,449
Posted By Olirider
The Combe-Laval road is an incredible road. The...

The Combe-Laval road is an incredible road.
The construction began in 1896. The workers were hanging from ropes along the vertical cliff, drilling holes, filling them with explosives, lighting the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 71,449
Posted By Olirider
Hello, I live near from Paris but I ride these...

Hello,
I live near from Paris but I ride these Alpine and Vercors roads at least once a year. I need it to escape the GVQP (Grande Ville Qui Pue) (aka Big City Which Stinks).
Thanks for the very...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 39,253
Posted By Olirider
I am still following your nice Ride Report. In...

I am still following your nice Ride Report. In 2009, I rode to north cape and came back through the Baltic states. Your pictures remind me this beautiful trip.

Concerning the Yamaha dealer in...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By Olirider
Off-road riding is, nowadays, nearly completely...

Off-road riding is, nowadays, nearly completely forbidden in France on public grounds.
For example riding on a GR is a big NO NO. The fine if you get caught is very high. There are a few gravel...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 22,312
Posted By Olirider
Montenegro, near Piva river canyon. ...

Montenegro, near Piva river canyon.
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Balkans-2014/21052014/i-xvLPfVS/0/L/WP_20140521_14_06_36_Pro-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-31-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,606,247
Posted By Olirider
From Tirol, Austria. Faster than Death ? ...

From Tirol, Austria.

Faster than Death ?
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Balkans-2014/23052014/i-j8PRKFC/0/L/WP_20140523_20_11_51_Pro-L.jpg


2 wheels, one single life !...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9,411
Views: 2,203,078
Posted By Olirider
Montenegro, Durmitor park, Dobri Jo pass, May...

Montenegro, Durmitor park, Dobri Jo pass, May 21rst
http://olirider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Balkans-2014/21052014/i-tWZVqgb/0/L/WP_20140521_13_01_35_Pro-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 87,525
Posted By Olirider
Hello, Thanks a lot to Gliga who gave me the...

Hello,

Thanks a lot to Gliga who gave me the idea to visit the Balkans and some of the places he reported about.
My trip from France to the Balkans lasted 18 days beginning may 11th.
I was not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-30-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 169,260
Posted By Olirider
Thanx ! :1drink

Thanx ! :1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 169,260
Posted By Olirider
Hi zumo 590 owners, I would like to know if...

Hi zumo 590 owners,

I would like to know if the zumo 590 has the same trace feature than the zumo 500 or 550.
The zumo 500 generates automatically gpx trace files.
There is a current.gpx file...
Forum: Europe 05-29-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,280
Posted By Olirider
Well, on May 21rst it was nearly free of snow :...

Well, on May 21rst it was nearly free of snow : no problem to ride.
Here is the highest point at the Dobri Do pass :
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 78,728
Posted By Olirider
http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-LdvN4qQ/0/O/i...

http://olirider.smugmug.com/photos/i-LdvN4qQ/0/O/i-LdvN4qQ.jpg

Yellow symbol lane : subscription automatic magnetic field badge.
CB symbol middle lanes : pay with plastic (credit card).
Man...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 78,728
Posted By Olirider
A trick for you : When riding the motorway, never...

A trick for you : When riding the motorway, never choose an automated toll booth which makes you pay the car price. Choose a manned booth where you will pay much cheaper for the motorcycle price.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 78,728
Posted By Olirider
I just read about Operation Biting on Wiki :...

I just read about Operation Biting on Wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Biting

Congratulations for the bravery of your father.
We, as Frenchmen, owe a lot to this kind of brave men.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 78,728
Posted By Olirider
Hello, Welcome to France ! That's funny :...

Hello,

Welcome to France !
That's funny : As soon as arrived, you managed to find an endangered species : the French Communist Party (PCF). :D
It's true that northern France used to be its...
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