Rhein-Main (WI)

Discussion in 'Europe' started by inaki, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. inaki

    inaki Adventurer

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    Hey there! I am new in the Rhein-Main Gebiet (WIesbaden) and I am looking for someone to go and ride together...
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  2. JethroDog

    JethroDog dogs bark

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    Inaki...I'm accross the river from you in Mainz. This weekend is not looking so good, but I usually ride all winter long. There are some really good short trips nearby in the Taunus, Hunsruck, and Eifel. Weekends OK?

    Chris
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  3. marret

    marret Transient

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    I'm a bit further in Kaiserslautern. I also ride all year, roads depending.
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  4. JethroDog

    JethroDog dogs bark

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    I'm down that way often. There is good riding in the Pfaelzer Wald and down into France.
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  5. marret

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    Yep, there is, especially south towards Strasbourg. Actually good riding in every direction here. I understand there is good riding north of Frankfurt, but I haven't been up there to ride.
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  6. MichaelJ

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    And there's that toll road just west of Koblenz - the Nordschleife :D

    I was stationed at Lindsey from '79 - '82 (had a moped :cry)

    Actually it was better than nothing, but not by much.

    We lived in Crestview housing. The ride to work downhill past the BX was exciting as the little beastie screamed all the way down to the Bahnhof. The trip back uphill later in the day was a lot more sedate.

    I REALLY wanted a real bike.

    Oh yeah - and a day south of you is a range of hills with some of the best biking roads on earth. A bit much for a weekend trip, but don't miss an opportunity to take a week or two of leave and head south.
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  7. marret

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    Good story. I think the OP must know about those hills to the south. I know about a little about them, of course not nearly as well as you. I've done several trips there, just got back from my last a little over a week ago.

    One of these days I'll get my bike up to that toll road. Had the 911 there... As MichaelJ has previously posted, it is good to do the Playstation 3 GT game before you go.
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  8. JethroDog

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    Crestview is still occupied (Army), but Lindsey is gone of course. BX is the PX and Wiesbaden Air Base is now Clay Kaserne. But you probably knew that already.
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  9. Hansemann

    Hansemann n00b

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    Hi there, I am registered for a long time but did not look in very often. I am near K-town too and also riding all year. So if you take off for a tour, let me know.

    Greetz,
    Hansemann
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  10. marret

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    Any of you interested/available to ride this Sunday, 6 Oct?
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  11. inaki

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    Oups, sorry! I was not connected during the weekend! We all need to meet!

    Weekends are ok, I can also ride on Mondays!
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  12. marret

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    Turned out the weather was bad anyway.

    Only weekends for me as I work during the week unfortunately.

    This coming weekend it is supposed to rain again, but I might could meet Sunday and would be interested weather depending.
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