Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Europe

Europe Topics specific to Western and Eastern Europe, from UK to the Russian border, and south-east to Turkey.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Like Tree23Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 22 Jan 2013
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: wirral
Posts: 71
Sorry Ted i thought i posted it ,, www.motoloco.eu , if your still living around moreton area we could meet in the spoons for a and i could pass any info that i have

zebb
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 22 Jan 2013
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyber-zebb View Post
Sorry Ted i thought i posted it ,, www.motoloco.eu , if your still living around moreton area we could meet in the spoons for a and i could pass any info that i have

zebb
I'm living in Prenton and moving to Bebington on Friday.
But yeah... I'll pick your noggin.

Hold that thought though. As I'm moving house, the ball n' chain will remove my crown jewels and wear them as ear rings if she thinks I'm nipping to the pub to talk about travel plans
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015

Last edited by *Touring Ted*; 22 Jan 2013 at 17:57.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 22 Jan 2013
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: wirral
Posts: 71
OH YEH know that problem ,, just pm me when you get the urge,
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 23 Jan 2013
RoadTrekker's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Prague
Posts: 39
Visit CZ

Hi ted,

I live just outside of Prague in Czech Republic so I am biased and love the area there are some great roads and places to visit. So if are passing through let me know and I can show you around but do it on the bike not in a metal box.

Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 23 Jan 2013
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoadTrekker View Post
Hi ted,

I live just outside of Prague in Czech Republic so I am biased and love the area there are some great roads and places to visit. So if are passing through let me know and I can show you around but do it on the bike not in a metal box.

Good luck
Cheers. I'll keep that in mind. I'd love to do it on the bike but I might have to sell it to pay for the trip
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 24 Jan 2013
Crusty's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Herts, UK
Posts: 220
When you going Ted..?

We're heading in that sort of direction from around April-ish, possibly a bit later.

Maybe we could meet up and disscus the relative merits of BMWs...
__________________
Beware the dark, mechanical bird.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 25 Jan 2013
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
When you going Ted..?

We're heading in that sort of direction from around April-ish, possibly a bit later.

Maybe we could meet up and disscus the relative merits of BMWs...
If/when I'm going !! hmm, probably July/August time if I've scraped enough cash together.

Would you like me to fill my van full of BMW spare parts for you ???

__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 25 Jan 2013
rockwallaby's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 122
Quote:
In the beginning Ted wrote:

I hate rushing...
I like meeting people, partying, seeing the culture etc.
Wild camping is great.
Company is great.
Likewise, 100%.

Ted, I'm heading from Australia and back over to France at the end of June, landing in Paris then to go to my bike which is stored between Le Mans and Angers in a farm house garage.

My fluid plan is to head more east this year, but to at least take another swipe through the Alpes along the way. I would like to go to Slovenia at least, then further east.

The TDM-850 is right to go.

It would be great to have a riding partner at some point.

I have everything on the bike;
loads of techy gear, tent and cooking stuff, leaving room for le bottle du wine and food. I'm pretty independant with the setup.

Have you any planed route as yet you would like to do?

I'd take the bike and leave the thingy that has four wheels at home

I'll keep an eye on the thread.

Paul
__________________
I have learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 25 Jan 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Shandong, CHINA
Posts: 654
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keks View Post
Hi Ted, sounds like Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Turkey are your destinations of choice. Only stealing is cheaper. It´s easy to have a good time in Romania and the Ukraine with your planned budget/time. Gas is most certainly the biggest item on your spending list. Haven´t been to Bulgaria yet but it´s no doubt as exciting as the other three are.
Cheers
Chris
.
Well if gas is your biggest concern, then guessing that Turkey is the second most expensive in the world,,,,,,,,,,

Might rule out Turkey.

For my suggestion, I would head through Russia to Mongolia.
Have a month in Mongolia, then back.
.
Mongolia.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.


All pictures from UKGSer (Tim)
http://www.ukgser.com

If you have time, have a read here. Russia and Mongolia with lots of pictures

vette
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 25 Jan 2013
Crusty's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Herts, UK
Posts: 220
Quote:
Would you like me to fill my van full of BMW spare parts for you ???
How marvelous, my very own support vehicle..!

Actually my BMW has covered 400 miles a week since I bought it, with no problems. It's fast, super-comfortable, keeps me warm & dry and has a good stereo. Best car I've ever had..

It's rubbish off road mind..

For traveling though, we'll be taking the trusty Transalp..
__________________
Beware the dark, mechanical bird.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 26 Jan 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: King's Lynn UK
Posts: 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by *Touring Ted* View Post
Hey all..

I think I'm going to escape this summer to Eastern Europe on my Tiger 955i or maybe in my Kangoo Diesel Van.

I've got about 8 weeks and I'll be on a £1500 budget. I'd like to see as much of eastern Europe/Black sea region as possible.

Maybe doing some Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Zealand Canada Europe if I can be bothered.

I hate rushing...
I like meeting people, partying, seeing the culture etc.
Wild camping is great.
Company is great.

Throw some ideas at me to brainstorm...

Thanks in advance.

Ted
If it's not a bike holiday and just getting around to see the world. I would take the van. You are going to get about the same MPG from a van as a bike. But you are going to get more in a van than on a bike. Plus push come's to shove you are going to be dry and warm. Not takeing in to account. You can sleep in the van.
Hope that help's
John933
__________________
To buy petrol in Europe. Pull up at station. Wait. Get out a 20 Euro note, then ask someone to fill up the bike. Give person money. Ride away. Simple.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 26 Jan 2013
rockwallaby's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 122
Quote:
John wrote:
Plus push come's to shove you are going to be dry and warm
I wouldn't have thought one would want to keep 'dry' and 'warm' during the hot summer months and especially in the area of interest?

Maybe you have cold and wet there now, it will change in a few months I am sure, except of course if you're in the UK

Paul
__________________
I have learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 26 Jan 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: King's Lynn UK
Posts: 329
For two month's, there is going to be rain one day at least. Or one time when you will wish you brought the van.
John933
__________________
To buy petrol in Europe. Pull up at station. Wait. Get out a 20 Euro note, then ask someone to fill up the bike. Give person money. Ride away. Simple.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 27 Jan 2013
rockwallaby's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 122
mmm 1.7% time spent wishing you had a cage, leaving the rest of the 98.3% time regretting and crying that the roads are so good, the open air smell of the counrty side, that sense of freedom one only gets while riding.

For me, that 1.7% I will relish and say 'wow, what a great adventure, bring it on'

I wonder what Ted is thinking?

Paul
__________________
I have learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 28 Jan 2013
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,473
Thanks for all the advice guys... All taken on board.

MPG wise, my Kangoo does 60mpg and runs on Diesel which is usually easier to find.

My Tiger 955 does about 40-50mpg.

I kinda like the idea of going in the little van as I've never travelled in one. I've done backpacking, motorcycle, canoe and train. Never car or van though.
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for the eastern point of Europe monche Ride Tales 3 9 Nov 2012 22:13
Leaving motorcycle in Eastern Europe saburo Europe 4 3 Oct 2012 17:08
Looking for bike for Europe for 3 months starting Oct 2012 YellowBMW Bike Swap or Rent 7 12 Sep 2012 20:09
Europe Tour - 6 months matloik Europe 6 25 Jul 2012 06:57
April 3(ish) for 2 weeks to Eastern Europe Modman Route Planning 4 10 Feb 2012 16:30

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:28.