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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
What Tam and I will be keeping our eyes peeled...

What Tam and I will be keeping our eyes peeled for is any abandoned castles in Germany. Any one know of any?
Tonight we have booked a night in an abandoned hotel in Slovakia. And Tam is nervous...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
We watched about a hundred bikes ride by and I...

We watched about a hundred bikes ride by and I thought no other biker would notice or bother to hike up. You sir proved me wrong. Good job
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Really? And I thought I lived five miles away...

Really?
And I thought I lived five miles away from the original one in Orange County.
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Two questions: War. HUH! What is it good...

Two questions:

War. HUH! What is it good for?
And why does a new BMW drive shaft cost roughly 7% of the total value of my bike?
Forum: Ride reports Today, 05:57 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
World war 2 I understand I even understand but...

World war 2 I understand
I even understand but don't necessarily agree with the Korean war and Vietnam war - America's fear of communism.
But the Balkan war - I just don't get.
So many people...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:00 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
The best beer found in Europe outside of Belgium...

The best beer found in Europe outside of Belgium is found here in Poland. Just good luck finding these two wonderful piwos where you live.

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:47 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Bmw

My bike should be ready later this week so we can carry on.
It is going to cost me about $800 to correct the problem with the final drive.
And this kind of pissed me off.
But I look at it this...
Forum: EMEA Today, 01:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,005
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Last month, Albania, went thru twice without...

Last month,
Albania, went thru twice without insurance check
Macedonia, 50 euro at border
Bih, 22.50 euro at the border, guy wanted 25 but I laughed at him, gave him the 22.50 and walked away....
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,750,374
Posted By flyingdutchman177
You took the words right out of my mouth. Noah,...

You took the words right out of my mouth.
Noah, keep it real, do it your way and for your critics, if you can't take the heat, don't fly close to the sun.
Enjoy your little break from the bike in...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I totally understand your feelings. At first...

I totally understand your feelings.
At first when we walked thru the house, I just thought it was a pretty cool abandoned house, but when Tam pointed out the calender on the wall, I realize we...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
killing time

My bike won't be ready until Tuesday or Wednesday.
So we are just killing some time now.
We are recooping from our three day hike.
I have been in bed all day recovering from a bad cold/flu.
And...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:13 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
the High Tatras

Tam and I just completed our three day hike over the High Tatras.
We hiked from Slovakia in to Poland. It wad pretty epic.
I was wondering how many around the world riders do something like that. ...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
So far my ride report has been pretty quiet on...

So far my ride report has been pretty quiet on this go around.
I am not posting shits on walls or anything like that - even though Tam and I visited the site in Montrnegro when we were there. Yep,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
My BMW has about 55,000 miles on it now So...

My BMW has about 55,000 miles on it now
So about 90,000 km
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
plan B

The bike is in the shop in Slovakia waiting for a new $800 drive shaft to.show up
We hopped on a bus to the high Tatras and are doing a three days hike from Slovakia to Poland.
Making lemonade out...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I am not sure if I will make it that far. And...

I am not sure if I will make it that far.
And yes, i want to do a tour at BMW. I don't think they will be rolling out the red carpet for me any time soon. So i will have my 6 euro in hand
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
We are heading to Prague next week. Right now we...

We are heading to Prague next week. Right now we are in central Slovakia heading up to the High Tatras to do some hiking. Let me know if our paths cross.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I am about 30 miles away from the first shop so i...

I am about 30 miles away from the first shop so i will head there now.
Thanks for your help!!!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
wishing my hike was a Honda

BTW, i have an oil leak too
Looking like it is coming from the left cylinder head gasket
Just turned 55,000.

For $20,000+ - i expect less (in this case)
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Our first little hike in Slovenia ...

Our first little hike in Slovenia

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Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
It is definitely something in the final drive -...

It is definitely something in the final drive - not a cam chain.
I was just saying it sounded like a loose drive chain making a lot of racket.
And today it just got worse.
I am in Slovakia. Not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
problem?

I might have my first big issue with my GS.
It is making a clunking sound at times when riding at part throttle. I can also feel a slight vibration as well when it does this. When under load, it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Road signs in Slovenia ...

Road signs in Slovenia

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Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Winemaker/owner showing off the medals he won...

Winemaker/owner showing off the medals he won from a NY wine competition.

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
It was harvest season and all the wine makers...

It was harvest season and all the wine makers were very busy picking and crushing their grapes. Rain was expected for the next two days so they wanted to pick before the grapes got bloated with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
There are countless family owned wineries in...

There are countless family owned wineries in Croatia ready to give you a taste

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Wine tasting our way thru the Kars wine region in...

Wine tasting our way thru the Kars wine region in Slovenia. Home of the red wine Teran.

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
life behind bars

Come on Tam - just one smile

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Unfortunately, it was just too dark inside to...

Unfortunately, it was just too dark inside to capture the grand scale of the cave

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Skocjan Cave in Slovenia - the best cave in the...

Skocjan Cave in Slovenia - the best cave in the world.
We walked thru an underground chamber that was 300 feet high.
There was a whitewater river flowing inside
And a bridge over the river that...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Trying to get Tam to smile for the camera ...

Trying to get Tam to smile for the camera

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Cheering on my favorite gladiator ...

Cheering on my favorite gladiator

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
when not in Rome

The Roman Colliseum in Pula Croatia

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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Oh - feels good

I have been on the road for a month now and finally got around to doing my dirty laundry. Tam too
Happy day
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Amen to that. I miss Baja.

Amen to that.
I miss Baja.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Yes, true Don't misunderstand me Croatia and...

Yes, true
Don't misunderstand me
Croatia and it's beaches are beautiful and i look forward to go back
But for me, the perfect beach should have sand, warm water and a lot less people
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Upstairs was not so clean as the bird shit was...

Upstairs was not so clean as the bird shit was really piling up inside

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Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I don't know what it is about the camping spots...

I don't know what it is about the camping spots we find, but it seemed like the old owner of this place was a wine maker too. There were lots of old wine barrels lying around
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
This is where we actually camped that night...

This is where we actually camped that night instead of the scary factory. We found this somewhat abandoned building in the middle of some random village on the Istria peninsula. I say somewhat...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,118
Posted By flyingdutchman177
camping

Tam has been a pretty good sport about camping in unusual places but she does have her limits. She said no way to this spooky abandoned factory. Where as I thought it was pretty darn awesome
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