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Old 12-11-2012, 05:24 AM   #2094
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Location: Germany
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With my first beemer R100GS, year 1989, in the Alps in France. The bike is loaded with all I needed for a 3 week camping trip. The pic is from about 1990 and in this time "wild camping" in the forests and at lakesides was still accepted by the local authorities. When they came for control and asked us to leave the place we answered "we have drunk to much vine and we can't drive now". They accepted and asked to leave the next morning. By this way we have travelled around for 2 or 3 weeks without once being on a camping. The hygiene was held in a creek or or at a fountain in a village. Those were wonderful times. Only a few years later campgrounds appeared everywhere and wild camping was illegal in these regions.
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