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Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 165,813
Posted By FlameDance
Been there done that in 2008. I hear it's...

Been there done that in 2008. I hear it's increasingly difficult to find gravel in Morocco, all the good pistes are turned into tarmac roads. Good for the country infrastructure, sad for the gravel...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 238,924
Posted By FlameDance
Very nice video, unusual but very athmosperic...

Very nice video, unusual but very athmosperic choice of music.
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,564
Posted By FlameDance
KTM dealers near TAT starting point?

Hi guys,

I'm going to go adventure riding this summer, got several months free time ahead. One of the options I'm looking at is the TAT. I could bring my own bike from Europe (KTM 950 SuperEnduro)...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 27,447
Posted By FlameDance
Watching the video I'd say the main reason to...

Watching the video I'd say the main reason to feel uneasy here is not the choice of the bike, it rather is the choice of tires. The TKC80 doesn't provide enough traction in such conditions, it is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 27,447
Posted By FlameDance
I've got similar plans on a big Orange Crush,...

I've got similar plans on a big Orange Crush, albeit taking much more time. :gdog
Subscribed to read it fully.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 284,395
Posted By FlameDance
Hmm ... did I miss decent information and hype...

Hmm ... did I miss decent information and hype about offroading in this thread? Read it all now, didn't find much except some teaser pics on the first pages.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 284,395
Posted By FlameDance
I gather you've never been in wet clay. I...

I gather you've never been in wet clay. I remember being in a rallye where EVERYONE riding a low mud guard had to stop and unmount it to be able to continue. Happened in a special test section, of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-17-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 284,395
Posted By FlameDance
Burren Rider, thanks for this thread and the...

Burren Rider, thanks for this thread and the awesome pics. I've hungered for some decent opinion about the 1190@s offroad abilities.



I had a 990, upgraded the suspension to 990S with 265mm...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,564
Posted By FlameDance
I usually solve this problem by carrying 3-4...

I usually solve this problem by carrying 3-4 batteries. It's a shame that each camera has it's own unique type. Alternatively you can try to search the web for "camera type 12v adapter".
Forum: Americas 03-21-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,564
Posted By FlameDance
Vegas? You've got to be kidding. We want to...

Vegas? You've got to be kidding.

We want to travel, not ride a rallye. At least not this time. Please accept my definition of traveling: Take time to see, take time to experience. Mile-crunching...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,564
Posted By FlameDance
I'm traveler and offroader. My friend is...

I'm traveler and offroader. My friend is traveler, offroading on my pillion seat with a group of friends excited her for a day but she has no experience doing it for weeks and months.

It is the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
For two days we rode together, exploring heights...

For two days we rode together, exploring heights ...

http://album.flamedance.de/SpanienAprMai2007/slides/Spanien_2007_05_28_16_18_03.jpg

and trails where I learned that my tyres aren't knobbly...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,564
Posted By FlameDance
Found the report, thank you! ...

Found the report, thank you!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493953

I'll forward it to my friend, let's see what she says.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,564
Posted By FlameDance
I am mulling over the idea of transferring my 950...

I am mulling over the idea of transferring my 950 SuperEnduro to the USA just for doing the TAT. It's already equipped with roadbook and ICO for navigation, panneers to carry my stuff around.

A...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Meeting Michel and Klaus turned into a life...

Meeting Michel and Klaus turned into a life changing experience. They rode the same machine as I. As you've seen on earlier pages, I had a knack for cautious offroading. Michel and Klaus rode similar...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 91,345
Posted By FlameDance
Love your writing style, Hewby. Good luck on your...

Love your writing style, Hewby. Good luck on your adventure!
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Kurro, thank you for enlightening us on the...

Kurro, thank you for enlightening us on the history of this house. I have always been wondering ... here in Germany and Switzerland it would have been bulldozed long ago, eliminating any memory of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 97,988
Posted By FlameDance
Have a great journey, Joe!

Have a great journey, Joe!
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
I really intend to finish this ride report. Soon...

I really intend to finish this ride report. Soon I'll have more time to do it. Please stand by. :1drink



Hi and sorry for the late answer. Look at this answer on page two:
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-04-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 1,736,363
Posted By FlameDance
Interesting read but the offroad part is not...

Interesting read but the offroad part is not convincing. That's not necessarily the bikes fault, the tester himself admits to not daring to do more than an easy circuit. Maybe they should have...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By FlameDance
Some views while I reedited the posting ... You...

Some views while I reedited the posting ... You may want to scroll up for some pics.

My first Enduromania had been a big adventure to me. I started on short notice, after having covered half the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By FlameDance
Teaser pics

Ah, dont you hate it when the browser crashes while uploading a long article? doing it again ...

On Sunday I arrived at Brebu Nou. Got a room, unpacked the van, did some last minute optimizations...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By FlameDance
Romania, Enduromania, a SuperEnduro and hopefully a bit of adventure

Despite not yet having finished my Spain ride report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758235), I'm starting another one, reporting live from my current journey. It all started with a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 98,190
Posted By FlameDance
I'm curious what "minimalist" really means to you...

I'm curious what "minimalist" really means to you and how far you take it.
(No worries, I'm no expert, just wondering how much baggage I'll really need when I try the TAT.)
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Two LC8, a gravel day, semi wild horses, two...

Two LC8, a gravel day, semi wild horses, two nights in the same bed, as highlight we made it to the top station of a ski lift. Then fog and heavy rain again.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,495
Posted By FlameDance
I had the chance to rent the tower and roof...

I had the chance to rent the tower and roof terrace in the house on the right edge in the past year. Sadly didn't take it as I thought it'd be too expensive. Actually it was REALLY expensive by...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Five times during this heavy day rain drenched...

Five times during this heavy day rain drenched me. Four times standing up and letting the wind blow through my Rukka Air combo dried me as if I were standing in a big hair dryer. Heavy thunderstorms...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,291
Posted By FlameDance
The more of these TAT ride reports I see, the...

The more of these TAT ride reports I see, the more I think I should travel the US after all.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,545
Posted By FlameDance
Great pictures, I love the area. Maybe I...

Great pictures, I love the area.

Maybe I missed it ...have you considered changing the suspension setup so that the front would dive less when breaking with only the front brake?
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 27,723
Posted By FlameDance
Well, 130km/h is definitely within the safe range...

Well, 130km/h is definitely within the safe range of normal use when your tires specs comply to the bike. I've been riding over 190km/h for hours in summer heat without any trouble. The tire...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,545
Posted By FlameDance
Another Pyrennaes fan. Going to watch how this...

Another Pyrennaes fan. Going to watch how this will enfold.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
I wish there was work for me in such areas....

I wish there was work for me in such areas. Having grown up in a 30 houses village I love remote areas and I can easily imagine living here. Alas, my customers want me to work on-site and being big...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 27,723
Posted By FlameDance
It is possible if you ride faster than the...

It is possible if you ride faster than the specification of the tire allows, when it is really hot, when you ride on low pressure.
What do you call "speeding" in the US?
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Valle de Echo

The journey ain't over yet nor is the travel report, even though I haven't written anything in months.

Early morning I started. Back to the road through this small creek - earlier in the year it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,711
Posted By FlameDance
Subscribed. Don't do anything stupid.

Subscribed.
Don't do anything stupid.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By FlameDance
Indeed. And most first timers don't believe they...

Indeed. And most first timers don't believe they need knobblies. :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 115,434
Posted By FlameDance
Two years ago a girl from Shanghai wanted to...

Two years ago a girl from Shanghai wanted to travel with me through china on my motorbike. :shog Sadly I couldn't ... not the right moment in my life. Now she's marrying someone else so that journey...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Thanks for the praise! Yes, indeed I consider...

Thanks for the praise! Yes, indeed I consider finding beautiful spots as one of my talents. :) It takes a while, you'd need patience if you'd travel with me but you'd be well rewarded.




:eek1...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
Back towards the Pyrennaes

The last days in Salamanca were filled with course centric activities. Preparations for the exams, a word of advice with the teachers which my grammar teacher turned into a profitable...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,872
Posted By FlameDance
After two hours of cruising I decided it was time...

After two hours of cruising I decided it was time to look for a quiet and nice location void of people to continue learning. This way ...
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