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Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,515
Posted By robi

great looking stuff.. I would love to see it in...

great looking stuff.. I would love to see it in action!

Try this site for some other good ideas http://www.andersj.se/ it's in Swedish but I can understand most of the instructions even though I...
Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 04:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,983
Posted By robi

I have a beard.. goatee or whatever it is called...

I have a beard.. goatee or whatever it is called in English these days.. I keep the sides shaven. I use a straight edge razor and soap.

It is easy as pie and I can do it without a mirror if I have...
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,893
Posted By robi

Yes, paper maps!

Yes, paper maps!
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,893
Posted By robi

Well, Germany to Poland is flat, then you have to...

Well, Germany to Poland is flat, then you have to go over the Tatras to get into Slovakia.....

December weather, yeah it can be bad and Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey have some pretty big...
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,340
Posted By robi

To me tarps are pieces of fabric that I use to...

To me tarps are pieces of fabric that I use to keep me dry whn I am sleeping in my hammock, or during a rest stop in the rain.

If there are walls and zippers, then it's a tent. I have never...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 04:55 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,645
Posted By robi

sure, space is always an issue. We all leave our...

sure, space is always an issue. We all leave our bikes out year round, there is an overhang that protects them from the rain but the wind often blows snow and sometimes rain on them.

Solution for...
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,893
Posted By robi

yes, for example Prague - Vienna is on the Green...

yes, for example Prague - Vienna is on the Green Way... google it, lots of info... but if you do not want to go via Prague then don't google it.....
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,893
Posted By robi

Why the Med? To the OP, check out...

Why the Med?

To the OP, check out crazyguyonabike.com you will find many who have done the same ride. Also check out the Eurovelo routes... For example Route 6 goes from France to Germany, then...
05-23-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,833
Posted By robi

seems like a question that only the family...

seems like a question that only the family involved should deal with.

If the mom thinks it's ok, then this is a non-issue....

Robi
Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 12:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,645
Posted By robi

Each member of our family has 1 bike. Me and the...

Each member of our family has 1 bike. Me and the boys pretty much ride to school./work everyday, regardless of the weather on the same bike, all fixies.

A friends moved abroad recently and left...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-11, 05:14 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,116
Posted By robi

This is sg I have mentioned to ppl here and they...

This is sg I have mentioned to ppl here and they just laugh. They are sure that you only need to change the oil based on the miles you have driven with it....

Regarding the biking commute.. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-11, 03:31 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,116
Posted By robi

done that!

done that!
Forum: Commuting
09-04-11, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By robi

Great work.... nice and simple! I have...

Great work.... nice and simple!

I have always wondered just how waterproof those types of bags are... Have you been out in the rain yet?

Robi
08-20-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,190
Posted By robi

a colleague of mine rode with one of our students...

a colleague of mine rode with one of our students and a former colleague last year from here in Budapest, Hungary to Glasgow, Scotland!

He, used a flip-flop hub and only used the free wheel side...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By robi

I have one bike, currently a fixie built on some...

I have one bike, currently a fixie built on some old frame from here in Hungary... I will use it until it no longer works.....
Forum: Touring
07-30-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By robi

well, all the info is useful, thanks! MEC...

well, all the info is useful, thanks!

MEC does not deliver to Hungary as far as I know.... but thanks for that Optimus NOva tip....

robi
Forum: Touring
07-30-11, 05:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,080
Posted By robi

like I have said before. I sleep on my side or...

like I have said before. I sleep on my side or stomach. I cannot sleep on my back... in the hammock, I sleep under a tarp, out of the rain and on my side and sometimes end up on my stomach..... I...
Forum: Touring
07-30-11, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By robi

Berner, hi! I'm the same Robi... I will be...

Berner, hi! I'm the same Robi... I will be posting a TR of the bike trip on Ttips soon... I have never met any of the Ttipsters from Beantown.... in fac tI have only met a few of the ones living here...
Forum: Touring
07-29-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By robi

stoves for famil bike touring

We just had our first bike tour as a family.. ... nothing special, nothing serious, just 4 days of fun along the Danube in Austria.

As my wife had never ridden much and was sure she could not do...
Forum: Touring
07-29-11, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,079
Posted By robi

I used plain old straps on the hammocks I make...

I used plain old straps on the hammocks I make and they work just fine... never have heard of the whoopie things but will take a look.


all I need to hang a hammock is two trees, fence posts,...
07-16-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,775
Posted By robi

Jankuci, I teach at www.poli.hu we have many kids...

Jankuci, I teach at www.poli.hu we have many kids who cycle to shcool fro all over Pest in good weather and I and A co worker cycle from Kispest to near klinikak year round, regardless of weather......
07-14-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By robi

My kids all bike to some degree.. my oldest, now...

My kids all bike to some degree.. my oldest, now 18 has been bikign to school since grade 1 or 2, at first with me, by grade 5, ie, age 11ish he did not want me there with him....

the youngest was...
07-13-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,160
Posted By robi

Kind of sad you folks in the USA are so worried...

Kind of sad you folks in the USA are so worried about law suits..... liability... come on, is it really that bad these days?

I was born and raised in the US... and have live my entire adult life...
Forum: Europe
07-12-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By robi

Kiitos Juha! I tried googling too, but maybe...

Kiitos Juha!

I tried googling too, but maybe I had a brain fart and misspelled sg or whatever.. I will check out your link... the others that I have found lead you to a list of camp sites with no...
Forum: Europe
07-12-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By robi

well, if I were going alone, it would be no big...

well, if I were going alone, it would be no big deal, I would ride until I am tired of riding, then sleep wherever I can, a campsite, a river bank, a biergarten.. but the wife is coming and she does...
Forum: Touring
07-11-11, 05:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,080
Posted By robi

no better way to sleep than a hammock......

no better way to sleep than a hammock... www.hammockcamping.com for starts... I have several that I have made myself!


I usually take a foam pad with me in case I cannot find a place to hang the...
Forum: Europe
07-10-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By robi

Camping along the Danube, Passua to Vienna

read tons of trip reports on the Passau Vienna Danube bike path but never see any info on camping.

sure ppl mention where they camped etc, but no prices.

I have googled but no luck...

so,...
06-29-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,720
Posted By robi

I was at a high school in Ljubljana, Slovenia in...

I was at a high school in Ljubljana, Slovenia in the fall and noticed the grammar school kids next door with bikes, and helmets... when I asked I was told that in Slovenia young kids are taught to...
06-25-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,749
Posted By robi

diet helps with stench, but does it help with...

diet helps with stench, but does it help with preventing sweat?
Forum: Touring
06-17-11, 04:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,211
Posted By robi

I am from the US, I live in the EU... I...

I am from the US, I live in the EU...

I have perm. res. status in Hungary... I can travel freely through the entire EU yet whenever I fly back from the US the US airlines often do not want to let...
06-16-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,749
Posted By robi

I have come to love merino wool! if I am clean...

I have come to love merino wool! if I am clean when I put it on and end up sweating I still smell better than when I wear any other type of clothing.....

I ride to work regarldess of how hot it...
Forum: Europe
06-01-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By robi

check out crazyguyonbike.com and you will...

check out crazyguyonbike.com and you will certainly find many who have been through the region by bike!

Robi
Forum: Commuting
05-16-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,298
Posted By robi

I road a mountain bike until it was stolen last...

I road a mountain bike until it was stolen last year, then I got a 5 speed Swiss touring bike on the cheap, the back wheel busted (long story) in Feb. and I just went fixed then.

I have a 6 km...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By robi

I just toss them in with teh other clothes, hell,...

I just toss them in with teh other clothes, hell, I do not even pay attention to whether they are with the whites or colored clothes.

I do not have any special detergent, we do not have a dry so...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By robi

worst part for me is when there is a puddle of...

worst part for me is when there is a puddle of slush and a car or bus/truck sprays me.... it has been sub freezing for the last 3 weeks, so solid ice roads for 3 km of my commute and i have not...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By robi

wearing a pair of REI merino wool sock. third day...

wearing a pair of REI merino wool sock. third day running, biked to work in them on Wed, Thursday and today. they were fine this morning.. however, I think now they may are the freshest.....
Forum: Commuting
09-17-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,909
Posted By robi

NO it is not complicated. rob

NO it is not complicated.

rob
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,069
Posted By robi

I teach at a HS and a college. One way I get...

I teach at a HS and a college. One way I get round the carrying papers home is I do not give them assignments on paper. I try to at least.... So, at the college it is easy, everything they have to...
Forum: Touring
08-17-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,766
Posted By robi

Nice!

Nice!
08-10-10, 02:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,370
Posted By robi

Harvest Box, then seems to be the same as CSA,...

Harvest Box, then seems to be the same as CSA, Community Supported Agriculture. We did that for a while and loved it. It was fun meeting the veggie guy at the weekely pick ups - to save on gas for...
Forum: Touring
08-08-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

I am one hundred percent convinced that the folks...

I am one hundred percent convinced that the folks designing Hungarian bike paths do not actually cycle! They are often placed in poor locations, end abruptly, and cross to the other side of the road...
Forum: Touring
08-08-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,345
Posted By robi

It must have been the palinka/rakija and the...

It must have been the palinka/rakija and the plejskavica with kajmak that kept you going, of course.

Robi
Forum: Touring
08-08-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

yeap, there are tons of sections where the signs...

yeap, there are tons of sections where the signs just aren't there, or they lead you onto a main road, heavy traffic, no shoulder.

when the dedicated bike lanes are finally built it will be nice,...
Forum: Touring
08-08-10, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

Kip. I only have experience on the sections north...

Kip. I only have experience on the sections north of Bp. But I can give you detailed route into on it when you need.

Robi
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

That EuroVelo 6 in Hungary surely sucks as far...

That EuroVelo 6 in Hungary surely sucks as far as singage and surface for vast sections. I just did an 80 km ride with my 13 year old son. a long section of our ride was along route WV 6. From szob...
08-05-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,370
Posted By robi

Family of 5, the boys are 17 and 13, they eat...

Family of 5, the boys are 17 and 13, they eat more than the restof us do combined. Our daughter is 16 and does not eat too much. But stll we have to buy quite a bit.

3 of us just ran to the...
08-05-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By robi

great town, great place to ride bikes, great...

great town, great place to ride bikes, great video.

everytime I go there I want to bike, but i didn't do it the last two trips.... bummer.

thanks!

Robi
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

Oh, you said Szabadka instead of Subotica... Te...

Oh, you said Szabadka instead of Subotica... Te magyar vagy?

When you going to be there next?

Go to Karloca, where the peace treaty was signed between the Austro-Hungarians and the Ottomans....
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

lechatmor... btw, do your cousins make fun of...

lechatmor... btw, do your cousins make fun of banat? When I was swimming in the Tisza not far from Backo we took a ride over to Banat County and my Serbian friends had a good time laughing at things...
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By robi

I know all bout the bits north/west of Hungary!...

I know all bout the bits north/west of Hungary! They are well documented and lots of Hungarians go there...

It is the East and south bits I want to do because, as lechamort put is, the ppl are...
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