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I love advrider!

It is my favorite site on the internets! What's most amazing is that there are no ads or admins asking for donations. Information should be free!

I sure as hell don't read the whole thing, just a few subforums. Without a doubt, the ride report section is what inspired me to get into the whole motorcycle travel thing at all. Without it I would have no idea that "normal" people could drive all around the world. Most people in the US never do it!

I have nothing new to add to this thread.. just saw it and had to voice my opinion!
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I like them both, kinda different POV's on things. I do find more rabid sycophants on ADV that are quick to protect high posters ignoring basic truths. The sight must have a lot of bandwidth as they have some quality adventure pics.
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Do Both

As an Englishman living in the US I say I like both. Th British Biased HUBB with good quality info, And yhe US based ADV With also good quality info, but a bit harder to find, bit hegher entertainment though. But HU meetings are the bees knees
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That's just amazing how you know who is talking more than riding..

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That's easy. The post goes "blah blah blah, new BMW, blah blah blah, had to get a logo'd aluminium thingy to blah blah blah blah. Should I now get another logo'd aluminium thingy to blah blah blah blah blah....". Should be on the bike shopping site not the bike riding site.

Still, takes all sorts and some of the shopping boys might actually take a ride once in a while.

I think Dazzers comment about the wet weekend was more linked to the number of people. A mate of mine went to the NEC show (goodness knows why). He arrived late morning and was number 145 in the bike part. In other words, of the X-thoudand "bikers" at the show a whole 145 had actually come on a bike because it isn't in "the season". Most of them were shopping of course!

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That's easy. The post goes "blah blah blah, new BMW, blah blah blah, had to get a logo'd aluminium thingy to blah blah blah blah. Should I now get another logo'd aluminium thingy to blah blah blah blah blah....". Should be on the bike shopping site not the bike riding site.
The BMW-bashing gets pretty funny at times, given how much many of those with BMWs ride; in inclement weather I see far more BMWs on the road than other types of bikes. Why don't you people with a problem with BMWs (or their riders) just give it a rest?
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That's easy. The post goes "blah blah blah, new BMW, blah blah blah, had to get a logo'd aluminium thingy to blah blah blah blah. Should I now get another logo'd aluminium thingy to blah blah blah blah blah....". Should be on the bike shopping site not the bike riding site.

Still, takes all sorts and some of the shopping boys might actually take a ride once in a while.

I think Dazzers comment about the wet weekend was more linked to the number of people. A mate of mine went to the NEC show (goodness knows why). He arrived late morning and was number 145 in the bike part. In other words, of the X-thoudand "bikers" at the show a whole 145 had actually come on a bike because it isn't in "the season". Most of them were shopping of course!

Andy

Beside the pics I think the other nice thing with adv-rider is that it’s not full of the pointless BMW-trashing (at least not in Old’s cool).

Out of interest; how many kms have a real biker like you picked up this year?

Edit: Can you please post a link to one of the "blah blah blah blah blah"-posts here on HUBB?
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That's just amazing how you know who is talking more than riding..

I wish I had seen the rest of this post before it had been deleted

I think anyone that ride's a Africa twin is a want to be them all ......
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I love these 'my dick is kilometres longer than your dick' threads. Which reminds me. Need to get a BMW sticker for mine........ which is HUGE.


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I love these 'my dick is kilometres longer than your dick' threads. Which reminds me. Need to get a BMW sticker for mine........ which is HUGE.


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No surely you mean a BMW tattoo .
Then when the mood is right it will read Bayerische Motoren Werke .
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I wish I had seen the rest of this post before it had been deleted
Another difference from ADVRider--they generally don't delete posts like HUBB did with Caminando's, I guess someone found it offensive, or in bad taste, or hurtful, or whatever...I don't recall exactly what Caminando's post said, but I didn't find it offensive at all--one of the things I dislike most about the HUBB is that it is too nannying and paternalistic. I was criticized by a HUBB mod once because a post I made "didn't add any value" (in his not-so-humble opinion)--it wasn't offensive, rude, obscene, or anything, I guess the mod just considered his time too valuable to read my post unless I met his very subjective standards...
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I haven't known a HUBB moderator to change a member's avatar,personal details and postings in order to ridicule him .
This does happen on advrider .
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I would edit my previous post to replace "BMW" with "bike", but seems a bit pointless now.

I guess the price of ring antennas of drive shafts must have gone up again recently.

I could answer Alibab by saying I've user fifteen sets of tyres and been RTW eight times, but I havn't and don't really care who has so long as they enjoyed it. The ones I do find amusing are the get togethers to compare shiney things. I guess not everyone else does.

Enjoy yourselves whatever you get out your bike.

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A few days ago I stumbled over Margus’ trip report . I haven’t read it all but I found it very interesting with great pictures and lots of information regarding how he solves practical problems on his way and how he experience traveling through foreign places.
I would say that this trip-report would be of interest for a lot of people planning a big trip, it’s also nice to read it for the pleasure.

The same day I found some other very interesting technical posts from another guy that used to post here (GSworkshop). Things were explained in great details (with pictures) and people answered questions and got well-written answers. A lot of people learned a lot and got inspiration for own projects.

Both this people used to post here, but now we don’t see them as often as it used to be. I think it’s a shame because Margus’ trip report belongs on the HUBB. The knowledge of GSworkshop is welcome for many of us and he also happens to live at one of the worlds most exotic touring-destinations. Quite a few travelers have used his services after crossing Africa.

So why have they more or less left the HUBB? Is it because they got tired of all the bashing? Didn’t they like that people spoiled the threads with offtopic gossip?
To be honest I don’t know, but I do know other people who don’t enter the HUBB for the same reason.
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WOW! Ali .. thanks for posting the link to Margus' trip reports. I've just taken a cursory glance at some of his pics; the aussie ones in particular, which are truly awesome. The best in fact.

What a shame he /they don't seem to want to post here regularly any more ..



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I started with the introduction and got bored part way down with all the "good luck mate" type posts. Then I went to the "country" bits and it does look fantastic.

The crack about "which KTM are you taking" made me think. Is that BMW bashing, or because it's on a BMW site fun?

Single marque clubs are always a law unto themselves. I was a GS club member for years until they seemed to decide my seven year old F650 wasn't a real GS and you needed a new R1150 (which ages me!) with all the toys. Any condemnation of tin box panniers suppliers or loss of faith in BMW was treated as heresy. The Chain gang had yet a different vibe, it was OK to rubbish BMW so long as you didn't contradict the FAQ section or one or two net "experts" or hint that 50 HP might not be enough. The Bonneville people are shoppers par excellence to the point I think some don't actually go anywhere on their bikes, while the MZ club can at times just be weird.

I think people will post where they feel most comfortable. I switch off from the "how can I stop my exhaust pipe going blue" Bonneville posts up to a point, then when I get swamped by them just avoid the place for a while. I'm sure some people do get fed up with people contradicting BMW marketing if they take it as an attack on their choice of bike. I got to a stage where I was about to punch the next old boy who told me he'd had a bike like mine in 1927, then I started playing with them and denying any knowledge of Triumph existing before 1990. Now I just say I'm not interestred in old bikes, the "public" are happy to just chat from there, the anoraks don't bother me with stupid comments. Same on the web.

You can't please all the people all the time and if quiet bar suits better than a loud one go for it.

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