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Old 02-14-2013, 03:05 AM   #676
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I just picked up a 2013 GSA last Sep
Considering your bike I especially like your avatar!!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:04 PM   #677
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Hey there!

I'm Lucas, 24, from Remscheid (50km east of Köln).
Bike is a KTM 690 Enduro R
Interests are Soccer (1. FC Köln - e leeve lang rut un wiess), riding my bike, and old cars (bmw e30)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:18 PM   #678
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Welcome!!!

Moin Lucas!

Willkumme unn Jröösse ann de schäl Sick!!

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:27 AM   #679
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Hey there!

I'm Lucas, 24, from Remscheid (50km east of Köln).
Bike is a KTM 690 Enduro R
Interests are Soccer (1. FC Köln - e leeve lang rut un wiess), riding my bike, and old cars (bmw e30)
Awesome, I'm going to the FC Koln game on Saturday!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:21 AM   #680
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Meet You there

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #681
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Hallo,

we stay in Bobingen, near Augsburg and Munich, Bavaria.
1150Gs with Swing Sidecar and 1000 GS.
If anybody gets in trouble around this area, just send a mail.
Perhaps we are helpful...., sorry if not

Regards
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:57 AM   #682
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Fantastic game, my first "foot ball" experience.

We were in O2, close to the Berlin fans...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:18 AM   #683
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Thanks to all of you who responded to my questions. No question about it, ADVriders are great people everywhere. I just got back to Baja after great tour of Czech and Germany. I think I hit every major city and had a great German guide to show me all the ins and out we could cram into a two week trip. I rented and Audi A6 to make the Autobahn more …umm.. enjoyable!

I have been living in Baja for the last three winters (CO in summer) so my blood is thin which made it difficult to adjust to the temperatures there. My next rip over is in April to continue looking at where I want to live. I’ll be there for the next five years so I’m not in a hurry to decide. I look forward to meeting all of you once spring comes and I get a bike set up over there.

Tschuss,
Although I grew up and always lived in Hamburg, I would recommend the Eifel area, if you do not necessarily need to have >1.0 million people around you (I do).

I really like being in the Eiffel, since the Nürburgring is around (top-notch car races for free, check http://www.vln.de/index.gb.php), the landscape is quite beautiful and Cologne (the weirdest city in Germany... Not only during carnival - people are very friendly and open) is about an hour away.

Also: Riding in Romania (Rumänien) seems to be popular with folks from the Africa Twin community. It supposedly has lots of rural areas, wild bears (fascinating for us...), and to live there is way cheaper than in the west.
(Haven't done that yet).
If you consider moving to Bavaria or Saxonia, you would enjoy the advantage of being close to the Eastern European countries and Italy.


The general problem of being in (western) Europe is the density of population.
I enjoyed rinding in Canada and the U.S. very much, because there are certain advantages:
not much traffic, car pool lanes in cities, lots of gravel and dirt roads, great ADV-Riders, friendly and helpful people, cheap gas, great infrastructure - perfect.

I will definitively come back for riding (coast to coast - again).
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #684
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Is there no one from Munich here?
If all goes well I will be transferring from Hamburg to Munich sometime in summer! I am looking forward to elevation changes and curves
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:15 AM   #685
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Hi everybody,
after reading in the Parallel Universe for quite a while I decided to join the 'inmates'.
Not only in order to beeing able to use the wonderful smilies like this , that or my most loves one , but also to join somes of the threads.

I'm riding several bikes, my favorite for now is the 800GS, even if the seat is a torture.

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #686
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Hallo Susanne

Welcome to the asylum

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #687
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Hi everybody,
after reading in the Parallel Universe for quite a while I decided to join the 'inmates'.
Not only in order to beeing able to use the wonderful smilies like this , that or my most loves one , but also to join somes of the threads.

I'm riding several bikes, my favorite for now is the 800GS, even if the seat is a torture.

LG
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #688
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Hi to Germany,

although we left Germany to life our dream and go around the world since Jan 2011, we're still Germans and will return from the trip part 1 in a couple of months :)

We lived in the Black Forest and would like to return to this area - it's just bikers paradise. But we need to find new jobs and return to a normal life - for a couple of years
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:04 AM   #689
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Hi to Germany,

although we left Germany to life our dream and go around the world since Jan 2011, we're still Germans and will return from the trip part 1 in a couple of months :)

We lived in the Black Forest and would like to return to this area - it's just bikers paradise. But we need to find new jobs and return to a normal life - for a couple of years
Nice to have you here. I love it over here but miss the US at times.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #690
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A little late, but whatever ...

I'm about 1/2 hour away and would be up for any dirt riding, but as you've already learned it's not that easy in Germany. Generally, everything which is not specifically forbidden is allowed. Unfortunately, driving motorized vehicles on roads without asphalt through forrests is explicitly forbidden. Most other dirt roads are private with signs as shown above.
The situation might be a bit better in the Netherlands or in Belgium, but I haven't tried that yet. I've read somewhere that it's legal to ride Dutch beaches in winter and the whole Dutch coast is within your 3-hour-range.
Then there are some motocross parcours in the area. The most interesting offroad parcours is off limit for bikes though, but you could rent a Russian tank and have some fun with that instead ...
For a quick onroad afternoon trip I'd recommend the Baumberge, the Sauerland, the Bergisches Land or the Teutoburger Land - not necessarily in that order. Be aware that a few roads in the Sauerland and Bergisches Land may meanwhile be closed for motorbikes on weekends and public holidays. They had too many accidents and are enforcing speed limits and road closures. Even a few unmarked police bikes are loitering there.

Pip

Oh, by the way, as this is my first post in this thread ... hello everybody!
Cheers Pip! Better late than never myself..

With some german spring on it's way it's time to break the bike out for some exploration. Looking at a topographical map, head east for hills. Some weekend touring through sauerland, and those other lands is on the menu. Maybe a single cylinder dual sport was not the best choice in motorcycle for an anti-offroad nation. (government)

To another point which has been touched on, coming from canada I reaaaaalllly see the congestion in germany. There seems to be people, and road congestion no matter where you go. Around every bend is another little village.. it never ends! That being said, many truly excellent roads to explore.
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