Elefantentreffen 2012

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Rocketfuel, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Rocketfuel

    Rocketfuel GS'er

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    Hi folks

    Just back from the Elaphant Rally in Solla in the Bavarian Forest:

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    More to follow ...........
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  2. Tommys04c

    Tommys04c Adventurer

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    Ich hoffe!! Mehr! Ich muss mehr sehn! Verdammtnochmal!! Kidding. I love speakin (writing German when I can) People listen more cuz they think I'm angry.
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  3. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    In for more pics and stories.

    Potzblitz stärneföifi nommal Dammisiech! Swearing in swiss german can be fun, too. :deal
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  4. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    It looks like Occupy DC but with motorcycles.:D
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  5. fuhgawee

    fuhgawee Thats a road?

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    The liquor stores in DC can only dream of such
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  6. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    I love Elefantentreffen ride reports :1drink
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  7. MK96xj

    MK96xj 100% Seat Time

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    Looks like a lot less snow this year.

    More pics please. :freaky
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  8. Rocketfuel

    Rocketfuel GS'er

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    Ice cold in Solla (but where is the ADV sticker?):

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    Downhill speed trials!:

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    To help cross the Alps:

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    Smoking woods:

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    Elephant ride:

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    Union Hill:

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    Cheers........:freaky
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  9. ShimrMoon

    ShimrMoon Been here awhile

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    Maybe it's just me but I doubt we'll be seeing any "wet T-shirt contests or jello wrestling" at this rally...these whacky Bavarians are a tough bunch, Brits too ! :D
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  10. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    Crazy bastards! Who would go motorcycling in that kind of weather? I mean really? And camping too? What a bunch of frikkin weirdos!

    Sure looks like fun, wish I coulda......
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  11. Rocketfuel

    Rocketfuel GS'er

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    Hey California

    He ain't even wearing his knee protectors :D

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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    How cold was it this year? seems to be a lot less snow than usualy. Hope I can join you next year
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  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    :clap sichd so aus das doch no gschneid had :lol3

    more pics please!
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  14. Rocketfuel

    Rocketfuel GS'er

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    Father of GSA:

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    Tuned for horses:

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    To get stoichiometric mixture :

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    How the Italians come over the alps (and they were quite a few):

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    Does anyone remember the the good old Jawa?:

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    Prague Guzzi connection:

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    Puts an end to "which top box" debate:

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    From Romania with love:

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  15. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    Would love to see more pics vis-a-vis the Italian alps crossing machine with deployable ski and (aparent) miniplow...:ear
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  16. Rocketfuel

    Rocketfuel GS'er

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    There is an interesting demo on Youtube by a French Rider, inventer, Pelpas who tests similar skis on his BMW 1150 GS. Watch it to the end he starts swinging the bike round, quite impressive. Video below courtesy of Pelpas :clap:

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  17. rescueMAN

    rescueMAN Been here awhile

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    Next thing he'll have a water based one :rofl

    Seriously though, some good, simple engineering, and would undoubtedly save a fortune in drop damage going to such as the Elephant. 10/10 for effort there :clap
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  18. RSRennsport

    RSRennsport Navigator

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    Ahh...

    Reminds me of the good old days. :1drink

    Das waren noch Zeiten.
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  19. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    yup! :freaky

    Sadly I've never made it. Back in the 80th, when the event was still in Austria, a bunch of my friends went on their winterbikes (MZ-hacks) on a regular basis. I normally didn't carry the insurance through the winter, and didn't really have the right bike for it :cry.

    I'd be set know - but now I'm on the wrong continent :baldy
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  20. RSRennsport

    RSRennsport Navigator

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    I went there in the 70's and 80's, then I moved to the US.
    It was outlawed in Germany for a while, then moved to Austria and now back home in Germany.
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