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Mar 06, 2004, 10:52 AM
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Travelling to Holland this summer!

To all Dutch r/c bikers!

I'm going to travel to Holland, this summer, specifically from July 1-4. Actually I'm riding my (real) BMW R1100GS all the way from Ancona (Italy), Trento, Bavaria, Karlsruhe, Antwerp (a 5-6 days trip) to finally end to Zwartesluis. I'm going to a BMW bikers meeting, there, and I intend to have my TT FM-1e R1 with me!!!!

I m only taking my r/c bike, transmitter, 12V charger, 2-3 batteries, and a few basic tools for the bike itself with me anyway. I have to travel light, since I'm going to carry all these in my bike's cases along with my other travel stuff!!!

I was wondering if we could meet during that weekend and have an impromptu race around there?!
My TT will be equipped with either a 13x3 or a 12x5 motor.

The place we are meeting is called Hotel Zwartewater, at Zwartesluis. The gathering's webpage is at and the hotel's page is at

I intend to arrive in Holland on Thursday July 1 and leave by Sunday July 4, taking the roads south to Germany, Austria, Italy...

Any ideas welcome!

Oh... John (nuovaic) also said he might come too if family planning assists!
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Mar 07, 2004, 04:39 PM
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He Cool, you're coming our way Zwartesluis...never been there but is about 2 hours from my place so that not the problem. Only problem could be the date, that's around the vacation period here. So I have to check with (future?) miss boss to know when we go on holiday, keep forgetting

I'll let you know, could be cool
Mar 08, 2004, 12:57 PM
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You can ride that bike to Vegas????? LOL

Just kiddn'
Mar 08, 2004, 01:10 PM
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steliosh count me in.......
its also far from my home but it would be cool te meet and to race the bikes!!!!!!!!
Mar 09, 2004, 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by Kev71H

You can ride that bike to Vegas????? LOL

Just kiddn'
When I retire, in 2008, I will have the bike transported to the East Coast, and then ride it all the way to the West...

In a few (or a lot? who cares!) weeks...
Mar 09, 2004, 11:30 AM
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USA map:

Well, It took me 3 full 18hr days of driving to get to OHIO (OH) to San Jose, CALIFORNIA

Its a 12 hr drive to OHIO to New York. That may give you an Idea of how many days it may take to ride accross?

Mar 09, 2004, 12:15 PM
STeve B in NC
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On one trip, I've ridden from N.C. down thru Dallas Tx, then onto Denver. Co. in 4 days on the ST1100, back to NC in 3 days. It doesn't matter how many days (weeks?) it takes to ride across the US, Kevin, if Steliosh has the time.

Distance riders don't pick a destination, they pick a direction.

STeve B in NC
Mar 09, 2004, 12:58 PM
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ahh... Kevin... Yes... I know that going from NC to NYC is about as long as going from the middle of Italy to the north of Germany... practically... 3/4 of Europe!!!!!!!!!!
But... as I said... if it takes a week or two more... who would care?! I will be retired then!
Mar 09, 2004, 12:59 PM
I'll be back..bwap bwaap
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If your retired is especially doesn't matter how long it takes. Visit all 48. The time of year you travel to each area does need to be planned however...can't ride a bike in 2 ft of snow.
Mar 09, 2004, 01:00 PM
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right Steve! This summer it's North!
Mar 09, 2004, 03:55 PM
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Later when you retire......visit San Fran/ San Jose area and there will be a few "beers" with your name on it!!!!
Mar 09, 2004, 06:06 PM
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o yes! I don't forget that, Kevin!
Mar 09, 2004, 07:23 PM
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GOOD...Lets not forget that!
Mar 09, 2004, 10:58 PM
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Count me in. . . make that another beer!!
Mar 10, 2004, 12:36 AM
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