Elephant Rally 2006, Bavaria

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  1. Polarbear

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    All the following pictures are courtesy of Noddy as our camera had a rapid lens - snow/ice interface, with custard Tart sitting on it for good measure :D :D <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    A great weekend with Mr & Mrs Noddy, Mr & Mrs Scottie, Custard Tart & Polarbear, enjoying brilliant sunshine vast quantities of Bavarian food, Beer and temperatures sub -10 degrees celsius during the day.<o:p></o:p>
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    Polar bear with a dummy :eek1
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    Our photographer, Noddy, likes a beer or two.<o:p></o:p>
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    Our humble tent for the weekend :wink: <o:p></o:p>
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    Front gate of the rally site, Mrs noddy and Jurgen<o:p></o:p>
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    Saturday nights tea being prepared.<o:p></o:p>
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    Mr and Mrs Scottie waving to the crowds.<o:p></o:p>
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    Custard Tart, camera squasher extrordinaire :eek1
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    Views around the site<o:p></o:p>
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    Left overs from friday nights supper :huh
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    More site views, this one down to the race track oval at the bottom.<o:p></o:p>
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    Location signs<o:p></o:p>
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    KTM's in their best bib and tucker.<o:p></o:p>
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    Teepees of the really barking mad mountain men :D <o:p></o:p>
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    Wd40, who would go anywhere without it?<o:p></o:p>
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    Golden oldie Triumph outfit.<o:p></o:p>
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    More tents....<o:p></o:p>
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    Road in and out of the site, lined with bikes for a couple of kilometers<o:p></o:p>
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    Picturesque views. The shiny dots in the snow are ice crystals which twinkle in the sunlight, as you move...... aaaahhhh bless :D <o:p></o:p>
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    :D WTF? :loco
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  3. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Is anyone else out there confused?

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  4. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Haven`t you ever heard about snowmobiles over there? :lol3
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    Is this Bavarian dish called ''Elsy''? :1drink
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  5. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Summer in Moscow?:lol3
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  6. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    This thing (Elefantreffan, or some such) has been going on for 30 years that I know of. I'll get there one day....
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  7. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    Neat report. I'm freezing in my office just looking at the pictures.

    I have to say, this is very cool. I love this sidecar.

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  8. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    rally? a ride? campout? winter beastfest??:pot:dunno
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  9. Elefant 900 Rad

    Elefant 900 Rad Hedley

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    I like it !! A lot !!

    Great photos.....gotta love the photos of all the bikes & tents in the snow !!

    That's DEDICATION !! :clap
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  10. Wallace

    Wallace Seat belt tight babe?

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    Wow.........so how many folks die during one of these get togethers?
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  11. SamTheEagle

    SamTheEagle Sam the Eagle

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    I dig on the loonies that attend the Elefanten Treffen.

    And I nominate this for AdvRider homepage. Visual impressionist poetry with bikes and racing and camping. It's magical.

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  12. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    Friggin' cool! I remember seeing a photo of this rally in an Aerostich catalog some years back.

    Not a soul made that trip to have a bad time... :freaky
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  13. Frank Warner

    Frank Warner Traveller

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    I like the one where someone had a circular saw where the rear wheel was - much better that carying a chain saw. Saw it (pun) some time ago. Looked leathal and not for use after beer/snaps.

    You want to ask these guys for equipment reviews! :evil "Tent material cracks when below -20C"
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  14. Polarbear

    Polarbear n00b

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    This year was the 50th Anniversary of the Elefantreffen, by all accounts it was warmer this year:huh
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  15. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Looks warmer this year

    More please - any links?:lobby
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  16. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Fantastic report! Pics look like Hannibal camping at the foor of the alps or something. At least you wouldn't have to worry about warm beer.....
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  17. Flood

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  18. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Thank you flood!

    Much appreciated!:thumb
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  19. Spanish Bob

    Spanish Bob I dont know where I am.

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    Compared to last year probably it was. -20 at night and I can tell you the camping was just peachy!:D Fortunately I am an experienced traveller and always take the necesary precautions!

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    Looks just like last year!! Looks great and superb fotos PolarBear!

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80627&highlight=elefantentreffen
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  20. barnett

    barnett Been here awhile

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    no wonder the German forests are dying.
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