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Discussion in 'Europe' started by bavarian, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Raphael Thier

    Raphael Thier n00b

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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....:wave, sorry if not

    Regards
    Raphael, Annette and Anna
  2. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Petawawa Ontario
    Fantastic game, my first "foot ball" experience.

    We were in O2, close to the Berlin fans...:rofl
  3. Marius356

    Marius356 back on Africa Twin!

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    Location:
    HAMBURG (Germany)
    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).
  4. jensht

    jensht Adventurer

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    If all goes well I will be transferring from Hamburg to Munich sometime in summer! I am looking forward to elevation changes and curves :clap
  5. BlackTape

    BlackTape fixes everything!!

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    Bavaria
    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 :huh , that :scratch or my most loves one :evil, 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.:bluduh

    LG
    Susanne
  6. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    Oberkirch/Blackforest/Germany
    Hallo Susanne

    Welcome to the asylum :evil:evil:evil

    MJ
  7. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    A Brit in Germany
    Hi hope you like it here I know I do, have fun :evil

    Joe

  8. boomer bike-travel

    boomer bike-travel the F 800GS ADV twins

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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 :clap
  9. strom thingie

    strom thingie Lost and Proud!

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    Sumter, SC
    Nice to have you here. I love it over here but miss the US at times.
  10. moto rrad

    moto rrad ADV n00b

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    Cheers Pip! Better late than never myself.. :lol3

    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) :cry

    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. :freaky
  11. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    Hi Katie and Jens,
    I'm not much help about returning to Germany, but apparently you are going to the Wedge in Asheville on Wednesday.... bis Mittwoch
    Silke
  12. boomer bike-travel

    boomer bike-travel the F 800GS ADV twins

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    Hi Silke,

    see you on Wednesday :D
  13. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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  14. pip_muenster

    pip_muenster curious

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    Location:
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    I'm pretty sure there are plenty roads where the Freewind 650 is a better choice than a ninja ...

    Hey, if you bored, there's a medieval market complete with knight tournaments etc. on May 1-5 in Bad Bendheim.
    http://www.horse-shows.de (sorry, German only)
    I may be there on Friday evening.
  15. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    A Brit in Germany
    Hi you lot,any one up around Dortmund, up for a trip out on the 30.04.13,
    will look in tonight to see if any one is intrested.
    by by for now Joe
  16. SIGINT

    SIGINT Adventurer

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    Darmstadt, Germany
  17. strom thingie

    strom thingie Lost and Proud!

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    Good to have you on-board. Your pics are great. I was in Wiesbaden my first 2 years in Germany and loved it there.
  18. 2d2rick

    2d2rick Adventurer

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    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Hi, I am moving from Colorado Springs to Stuttgart very soon. I have recently switched from an XR650R TO A KTM 990 ADV. I look forward to meeting some inmates and exploring the German countryside so hit me up if you have a ride in mind. My bike will be in transport from 20 MAY until ? But as soon as I find a rental home and get it delivered I will be ready to start exploring before the snow comes. :clap
  19. Blaster5337

    Blaster5337 Adventurer

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    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    2d2, I'm headed out to Stuttgart from Virginia Beach in August. I'm bringing out an f800gs and hopefully I can myself sorted before the weather turns. See you out there.
  20. coolgreany

    coolgreany Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Rockledge, Florida
    Welcome!! I've been in Stuttgart (near the airport) 4.5 years so can help you with local info. I know of a guy moving out of a rental in June so PM me if interested - it's virtually brand new and in the Degerloch area (I think).