Elefantentreffen 2013

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Oldenough2knowbetter, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    we have had really warm weather recently with very little snow so keep an eye on the forecast closer to the time, it may not be as bad as last years.
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  2. somanymiles

    somanymiles n00b

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    ...hope to meet a lot of new friends.
    :freaky
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  3. Chris Wils

    Chris Wils Adventurer

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    Hello.
    Is it tru that you have to have winter tyres now for motorcycles in Germany? Like they are required for cars.
    It schould have an S+M sign on the tyre.
    Can someone tell me abouth it?
    Thanks.
    Chris.
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  4. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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  5. Chris Wils

    Chris Wils Adventurer

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    Hello.
    But how is it for foreings bikes?
    My bike is registered in Belgium,can I ride my Belgian bike,with new tyres,in Germany,
    or do I have to change the tyres for winter tyres before I go to the Elefantentreffen?
    I don,t want to pay an extra 50 or 100 € for a fine by the German Polizei.
    Thanks.
    Chris.
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  6. y2blade

    y2blade Long timer

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    I look forward to the trip report and pictures :freaky

    Have good one you lot.
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  7. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Where is the rally held? I see the office of the planners is in Cologne, but the rally itself is where?
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  8. Jim pedley

    Jim pedley Been here awhile

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    Thurmansbang-solla Bavaria 30km east of deggendorf !!
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  9. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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  10. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Anybody going to the "old-ET"? Its more of a reasonable distance for me as I haven't really tested the new(to me) bike yet...
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  11. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    I'm going to be in Thurmannsbang-Loh from Friday evening till Sunday morning. If you see a flat black Honda Transalp without fairing and with the number plate starting with SHA please tell me your an ADV-member!

    Schelbi.
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  12. backofbeyond

    backofbeyond Adventurer

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    Back in the summer someone gave me an old 70's Suzuki stroker that they just wanted rid of and I thought it'd be perfect for the Elephant. So, if you're going and you see this either parked up or in a ditch somewhere come and say hello -

    [​IMG]

    It's not the fastest thing on the planet so it's going to take me a few days to get there (especially as I'm going via Amsterdam) so I'm leaving the UK either Tuesday or Wednesday morning and planning to arrive at the site on Friday am. I've got a fairly good idea of what I'm letting myself in for as this'll be my fifth Elephant (although the first for a few years). This is a picture from one I did earlier -

    [​IMG]
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  13. Itgetsnobetter

    Itgetsnobetter Adventurer

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    Backofbeyond, all the best, who needs "adventure bikes" :D
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  14. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Wow, that thing definitely IS an adventure bike: It makes every trip an adventure:D

    Wish you good luck for your long trip! I have only 280km to the meeting. Hope to meet you there for a :1drink

    Schelbi.
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  15. rescueMAN

    rescueMAN Been here awhile

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    Nuts, you're truly nuts, but yes Adventure all the way. Great. Let us whimps on here know how it goes please :clap

    And I have a set of those panniers, circa 1978,,,,
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  16. Oldenough2knowbetter

    Oldenough2knowbetter Adventurer

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    Just look at the plus points,
    Slower speed means less wind chill.
    Narrow tyres cut through the snow better
    Lighter weight is easier to hold up when it gets 'interesting'

    You just need to travel faster than the HGVs. Nothing scarier than being sandwiched in the middle of a convoy of Eastern European truckers, then going onto reserve. DAMHIK

    My outfit is fully sorted now and we're heading over on the 8 o'clock Wednesday Dover to Dunkirk ferry, overnighting near Cologne then down to the rally on Thursday, arriving hopefully in daylight.
    We usually camp in the field with the pedestrian entrance a short distance back up the road you come in on. It means less distance to lug your kit from the road and there's usually a few Brits camping there.
    We fly a St Georges Cross bearing the words 'Old enough to know better' and will have some excellent whisky and some killer Chilli Vodka :freaky
    The Thurmansbang Web-Cam shows plenty of snow at last so bring your sheepskin y-fronts :d
    Look us up when you get there.

    Ride safe
    Adge
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  17. de vlieger

    de vlieger Belgium

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    I'll be there to for the 14th time... arriving Whensday, back home on saterday... adres : Elefantenstrasse 1, right under the entrance, easy to find!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  18. Oldenough2knowbetter

    Oldenough2knowbetter Adventurer

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    I know the place. If it's where I think, we camped there with Anreas from Berlin 3 years running. Maybe you were with him. We'll look for you. If you get offered a bottle of Chilli Vodka by two drunken Englishman, that will be me:freakyand my co-pilot,Nigel.

    Have a safe journey,

    Adge
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  19. de vlieger

    de vlieger Belgium

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    I guess I have an idea who you are!! :1drink I'll be camping at the first campfire you can find, right under the entrance, on your right side, I'n the one with the idiot yellow Cecemel thing on my head (this year as only Belgian at the campfire, with lottsa Holland and German people) just ask for the Vlieger and you'll find me!!!
    About that safe journey, i'm going with the backpack this year, hitchhicking!!! (ok, lost my driverslicence :1drink) gonna be a new adventure!!! let's get packing and goooo!!! partytime!!!
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    that's me behind the snow... idiot yellow thing on my head and yesss!!! i'll be taking some extra with me!!! for you!!!
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  20. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    I've seen your camp, too.
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