Poor planning, soar ass and out of money...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Rideass, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Good trip man, but as you said, lessons to be learned. Maybe next time pack some emergency food, you have lots of space on that GS, I should know, I own one too. I can live for a month on what I can fit in my side cases, so you can too! :) That leaves room for food on top, no problem.

    Can you camp there? That will significantly reduce your expenditures. That or using hostels, which I would do there in northern Europe.
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  2. Rideass

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    Thanks, and i'm glad you liked it! We had packed down some meal replacement bars, but we had eaten all of them by the time we got to Lübeck the first time. :wink:
    Retarded as I am, I lost my wallet the week before. Assuming it would turn up I didn't report my other cards missing before going on this trip. That would also have made things easier since I could have used those for food and fuel.

    About camping, I don't know what rules apply in other countries than Sweden, but i'll have that checked out before leaving on my next one.

    I could have packed everything much better, thats for sure, could have put things ontop of the bike also. I'm going on a 5 week trip later this year, and we're bringing tents and everything for that one. And a GPS! :lol3
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  3. DRglidarn

    DRglidarn Panzer pilot

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    At least you guys were in Amsterdam and had some fun! Really enjoyed your report! Sure that this "recon trip" gave valuble lessons prior to your 5 weeks grand tour of Europe :1drink

    / a swedish compatriot
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  4. BigChris

    BigChris Seasick and Loving It

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    I suspect that your memories of this ride will provide you with more enjoyment over the coming years than some of the perfectly planned ones.
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  5. DRglidarn

    DRglidarn Panzer pilot

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    Yeah, You have a point there. I know for sure, just to ask myself...:1drink
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  6. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Loved reading this report, what I would have given to be there. Seriously, I'd love to have my bike over there - trying to figure that out for a possible trip starting next Spring/Summer. Wanted to ask what kind of helmet is that?

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  7. Rideass

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    Thanks for reading, completely missed your input there. Haven't been here much until recently. Been bikeless for a year.

    The helmet I am wearing in that picture is a Shoei Hornet DS, matt black. Not 100% happy with it because it puts pressure on the ears which makes any earplugs intensely uncomfortable after a short while.

    Might be my enormous head that is to blame though, or that I simply got a size too small.
    Using it now again for the new bike, but music is out of the question... Feels like the in ear plugs are humping my skull after a while.. :viking
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  8. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Sorry about posting in a dead thread, but I saw you posting somewhere else, so I figured I'd get an answer sooner or later. No bike eh? Sorry to hear - any plans to get one?
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  9. gallinastrips

    gallinastrips Been here awhile

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    nice :beer
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  10. deaninkl

    deaninkl Been here awhile

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    Well sometimes its good to get threads active again cos I read it today for the first time and loved it greta story, and funny.
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  11. Yappei

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    Excellent ride report - the pole story is good. Enjoyed the reading and pics this morning.
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  12. Rideass

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    No worries at all, you actually gave me a smile free of charge reminding me of this trip. Just bought a 08 GSA last week - so back on the beemer! Was out riding today and felt that "unstoppable" feeling again when pressing through between cars in traffic, resorting to sidewalks and bicycle lanes to save a few seconds here and there.. I guess I got a lot of :nono from people in cars today. :norton

    Have a few plans for 2013, possibly and hopefully my friend Chris in Oslo can get off work and get a bike for an adventure up in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland. Also considering more and more taking 1-2 weeks off and grow some balls and go to Morocco myself. Most certainly going to go around Ireland and do Scotland a lot the coming year!

    Always happy someone reads my stories - since its my way of saying thanks for letting me follow yours!

    :dllama


    Oh, yes, damn, if I manage to keep my job for two more years and the western civilization does not collapse within that time - still have not gotten over Russia. Not getting better when you see this fella riding through it like a boss. :eek1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ikZ-Dtc_M
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