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I frequent about about 4 sites, besides my own message board. Each site is great for what it is. I like ADVrider part for the entertainment, part for the information and for the camaraderie.

I enjoy this site for the focus on specific MC travel info, the international flair and the camaraderie.

In my mind they are different and complement each other. Nothing more, nothing less...
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The hubb is compact, searchable, concise and specific to international moto travel.

ADVrider is quite useful though. Although it is primarily an entertainment site (ride reports and jo momma are by far the most active forums), due to its high volume of traffic, it can be a better place to post mechanical questions, get user opinions on gear or learn about technique. If you enjoy getting feedback on your travels, you´ll get much more response from an ADV ride report than from posts on the hubb or on a blogg.

The international forums on ADV get less traffic than those on the hubb and these posters are often not as experienced as hubbers, but the ADVérs do their best to be helpful. (I often use both)

I disagree that ADV is for americans & the hubb for brits and europeans, the two forums simply have very different purposes.

Quite frankly, the reason the hubb gets so much less traffic, is that the true fraternity of intl moto travelers is actually quite small and fairly exclusive. ADV is filled with a bunch of folks that dream of international moto travel and enjoy reading about it, the hubb is for the relatively small number of people that actually do it.
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Hubb vs ADV

In my opinion

ADV is easier to read with the black background and white text (Seriously, a huge deal). It is also very easy to navigate.

The motorcycle contents of both is excellent, however the topics are much broader at adv. If I have had a couple of s and am feeling rambunctious I can go to the adv basement and troll and vent. Or check out the "Toxic Brittany" thread....

Also, I do live in the States and I am far from rich, have a young family, mortgage etc... I cannot even begin to think that a RTW trip is possible right now. Michigan's Upper Peninsula, yes, but that is only 6 hours away.

In the end I really like the background/text theme for ADV. Stupid, but that really does make a difference, for sitting and reading a computer screen late at night dreaming of travel in foreign lands on a motorbike... The HUBB is too bright

in addition Thumper Talk (a US website) is too bright to.
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ADV is easier to read with the black background and white text (Seriously, a huge deal). It is also very easy to navigate.
This actually can be quite important certain forms of dyslexia are based on colour of text on background. In fact white on black or black on white are both bad.

When I attempted (and dropped out of) my teacher training I was told using either white on black or black on white was really bad practise. If using whit background then dark blue text is better and on black backgrounds yellow text is best.
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f.lux helps for most, but a few can't get used to it. It takes a few weeks to get used to.

It changes the display to act like the time of day. I think it'll eventually catch on.

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I like them both for differing reasons. There are also 2 UK sites - KTM Forum & ABR which are also excellent.
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I, too, enjoy both sites for different reasons.

But I have read LIFE CHANGING stories on ADV. Here are two examples.

I Never Finish Anyth...: Why I enjoy ADV Rider so much: Example #1

Seattle to Argentina on a KLR650 - ADVrider

That last thread should be mandatory reading.


I'd be interested in seeing comparable stories on HUBB. (Instead of the guys who keep asking how to scam immigration officers and counterfeit carnets.)

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Seattle to Argentina on a KLR650 - ADVrider

That last thread should be mandatory reading.
That was some very heavy reading. Poor fellow. I made it to page 15. That was enough.....
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excellent Zappa quote - like that.
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Flipping heck. I stopped at post #194.
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excellent Zappa quote - like that.
Another good one I have seen and reused as a Sig is

"Keep and open mind, but not so open your brain falls out"

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HU is easier to use and search.

ADV has a ton of traffic and good for entertainment and variety of RR's.
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Flipping heck. I stopped at post #194.

Yup, #194 was a bad one.
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just found this thread... I'll visit both Adv and Hubb. they are just different. Adv's traffic is HUGE with 287k members. if I'm needing specific RTW planning tips, HUBB is the place.

if someone is down in the middle to no-where .. post a HELP needed .. odds are someone on Adv will be close to you most anywhere in the world. there's been help requests from some of the strangest places... with adv members responding by organizing rescues, repairs, truck bikes to border, etc, etc.

since my ride is an R80G/S, needed to get up to speed on all things G/S. technical information for airheads is voluminous on Adv. quite possibly most dense of any forum on the WWW. airlist is just too hard to keep track of for me.

plans are to go RTW .. hopefully not too far in my future.
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