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Surley this thread makes its own point, if you see a subject is worth having a chat about you get involved, but if somebody needs advice about Bogata and you know jack shit about the place you keep mum.
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I really don't understand those who say that ADVRider has little useful information, or it is buried under loads of rubbish...huh?

The bike-specific and equipment fora are much, much more informative than anything on HUBB. I have a GS and have picked up an enormous amount of knowledge about the bike from ADVRider, and if I ask a specific question usually receive a helpful answer within minutes.

In addition, the ride reports are very interesting and entertaining, and various other sections (Face Plant, etc.) can also be useful.

I virtually never visit JoMama, and in my opinion the posts on HUBB are much more likely to contain juvenile rantings or irrelevant and unwelcome political diatribes than any of the fora that I visit on ADVRider.

I visit HUBB for one reason only--ADVRider is certainly US-focused, and HUBB is far and away the best place to get up-to-date and accurate inforation about rather obscure topics involving international overland travel.
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ADV is much more about motorcycling; HU is much more about going RTW. That's perfectly okay.
That's my opinion too.

99% of the time I spend on ADVrider is in "Orange Crush", a part of the forum dedicated to the KTM LC8 (950 and 990), mostly Adventure and Super Enduro. The tons of infos I found there are incredible.

The other good part of ADVrider is the "Ride Reports, pics, pics, pics" section, I saw there some very good/funny/beautiful/etc ride reports. Even if 80% of the reports are very boring mostly in the US, like "Hey look! I went to the SuperMarket with my 12GS, a 12km long adventure!!!"...

When I visit HU (once or twice a week) I'm seeking informations about big trips, "real adventures" where you cross a continent or something like this.
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a small statistic:

people (mostly) from eu are fancy with HU and people (mostly) from America (as a continent) are fancy with ADV.

also many people think that ADV is about fun and motorcycling, whereas HU is traveling and RTW. Discussions point that both web sites has useful tecnical info.

and the conclution comes from MountainMan:

"To draw a loose analogy, if the sites were drinking establishments, HU would be a classic pub, small and quiet with conversations being carried on in polite tones in the corners between experienced, if not occasionally opinionated riders. ADV would be a large, loud, raucous night club, all brass and glass, and mixed into the crowd would be all walks of life, the good, the bad and the ugly. Somewhat representative of the real world really."
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also many people think that ADV is about fun and motorcycling, whereas HU is traveling and RTW. Discussions point that both web sites has useful tecnical info.
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and the conclution comes from MountainMan:

"To draw a loose analogy, if the sites were drinking establishments, HU would be a classic pub, small and quiet with conversations being carried on in polite tones in the corners between experienced, if not occasionally opinionated riders. ADV would be a large, loud, raucous night club, all brass and glass, and mixed into the crowd would be all walks of life, the good, the bad and the ugly. Somewhat representative of the real world really."
Well, I think the analogy is pretty close except for the last part.
I find ADV to be very US-based so “Somewhat representative of the real world really” doesn’t make sense to me. But I guess it makes sense for their users..

HU and ADV is different and that’s nice, hopefully it will stay this way. Someone prefer HU and someone prefer ADV, that’s the way it should be.
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I use both fairly regularly, but post much more rarely on ADVRider than on here. I don't know why, I think it's purely because the sheer number of posts and people on ADVRider overwhelms me slightly, and being on a 125 I've got a big enough inferiority complex as it is.

I do love the pictures though, and wish more people posted pictures here, they're great for inspiration on a wet winter's day in Brittany. Ride reports? I like some, but was hugely put off by an otherwise very good report, which then seemed to drift onto how "charming" the young African girls were, complete with a few too many photos for me.
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I do love the pictures though, and wish more people posted pictures here
Post more pix, like this?


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It looks fake to me, but it’s nice anyway!
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It looks fake to me, but it’s nice anyway!
Don't think it is fake, there was a thread on Advrider about the fact that one of the huys on the last Shuttle mission was a member of Advrider.
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Talking ADV VS Hubb

I enjoy both site but I think the main difference is that hubb is more technical and ADV is more pictures oriented, most people do not want to read a full page of info but like to look a great pictures and that could be why you will see more member on the ADV site, now when I need serious info about a specific subject or destination the HUBB is my first choice.Now what will help is to be able to have post reponding to the question asked and stopped some of the useless pointless never ending out of order disoriented bashing or personal vendeta.

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HI,

The truth is, there are a lot of good people, and information, on ADVRider, providing you take the time to get to know us, and take a look around.

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Both?

Interesting thread....what a great microcosm.... some replies seem fairly predictable...ranging from the expected 'ADV...no HUBB' is definitely better for reasons xyz...(escalating into yeah...oh yeah...yo momma)......through to other pointing out each's strengths...(I must admit I did quite enjoy reading the Angola RR on ADV)...and then onto other quieter voices suggesting that, at the end of the day, variety and options are great....I also admit to using other sites out there such as KLR650.NET - Your Kawasaki KLR650 Resource! KLR650 Forums, Photos, Mods & Tech (Sgt. Marty), austouring.com (Posties to the Cape), backroadexplorers.ca and others.

HU has lots of threads from riders and of course lots of links to various travellers tales that I got lots of early info from. And I look forward to the the ezine as a ready made series of highlights about who's where....At the same time, ADV has set me up with lots of Western US info (Moab, Idaho) - which I like cos the ridin's a little easier to get to than the pistes of Morroco...

Perhaps, like , or church, having the option of trying out a different one every once and awhile is enjoyable....even though one may 'lean' to a particular pint/pew at a preferred pub/cathedral on most days...

Arguing about which /religion really is better is a bit pointless really...although in the case of religiousness...it can be a bit more deadly...

As a next to last note, it is quite clear to me that ADV folks probably go through a lot more popcorn than HUBBer's do....(it's the RR thing....)

And, as a last note....I'll paraphrase the recent London Bus Ads...There's probably no God, so get out there and ride. Except for me, with snow and minus 20c...it'll be stay in and read for the next little while....I know, 20 below....wus!

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Finding what I am looking for at ADV takes longer time and very difficult.
It's easier at Hubb.

ADV is a fancy place (like a disco), Hubb is like a school.
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Finding what I am looking for at ADV takes longer time and very difficult.
It's easier at Hubb.

ADV is a fancy place (like a disco), Hubb is like a school.
The multiple comparisons of ADV to a disco are kind of funny, but whatever.

ADVRider does have a really weak search function, and you're better off searching it with Google by entering: site:advrider.com [search term] into the google search bar.
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a small statistic:

people (mostly) from eu are fancy with HU and people (mostly) from America (as a continent) are fancy with ADV.

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I think the most important point is just how many of us are members of both .. it seems quite a lot .. They both are good in many ways and both have faults (IMHO both forum's faults are VERY minimal compared to other bike oriented sites I have read/ been members of over the years) . They are just not exactly the same type of forum which is the way it should be we (riders) dont need two HUBBs or two ADVs. I know which one to go to look for what I want. How bad would that be!?!?! Eventually one forum would die (or give up). I would hate to have to search several sites for a simple answer or the same answer 6 times (which already happens to a small extent). I, for one, hope they both are around for a long time!
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