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== Top speeds ==
 
== Top speeds ==
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Austria 170 kmh january 2008
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Belgium unknown
 
Belgium unknown
  
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Czech Republic unknown
 
Czech Republic unknown
  
Germany 230 kmh november 2003
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Germany 230 kmh november 2003, 2nd 210 kmh september 2007, 3rd 205 kmh (130 mph) january 2008
  
 
Lithuania unknown
 
Lithuania unknown
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Poland 180 kmh january 2007
 
Poland 180 kmh january 2007
  
Slovakia unknown
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Slovakia 170 kmh
  
 
Ukraine unknown
 
Ukraine unknown
  
 
== Planned trips ==
 
== Planned trips ==
30.11.07 Maastricht to Rotterdam (NL)
 
02.12.07 Rotterdam to Maastricht (NL)
 
22/23/24.12.07 Maastricht to ’s-Hertogenbosch, perhaps via Venray (NL)
 
27.12.07 ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL) to Piechowice (PL)
 
28/29.12.07 Piechowice (PL) to Kezmarok (SK)
 
12/13.01.08 PL/SK to ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
 
13.01.08 ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Maastricht (NL)
 
 
26.04.08 Maastricht to Viroinval (B)
 
26.04.08 Maastricht to Viroinval (B)
 
30.04.08 Viroinval to Maastricht (NL)
 
30.04.08 Viroinval to Maastricht (NL)
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September 2008 Maastricht or ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) to Klöden (Late Summer Camp) (D)
 
September 2008 Maastricht or ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) to Klöden (Late Summer Camp) (D)
  
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== Trivia ==
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: The first ride served to me by a driver with nons was one from Tatra's to Kezmarok (SK), january 2008.
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: On December 23, 2007 I left Maastricht for the 50th time from the official hitchhiking spot.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:39, 16 January 2008

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Hi there. My name is Frank and I live in the Netherlands.

Why

Hitchhiking is my favourite way of travelling, which I practice when I have time: during weekends and in holidays. It is a very interesting way to be in touch with people and also a more environmentally aware and economic way of travelling fast than going in your own vehicle or by public transport. Anyway as far as travelling is concerned I also enjoy to move myself on foot, on bike, on ice-skate, by public transport and only occasionally in a Citroen AX.

It can take a while before you know how to hitchhike fast and efficient and also experienced hitchhikers sometimes need patience. In my own country I rarely need more than twenty minutes to find a driver when I am in a good or reasonable hitchhiking environment. I started hitchhiking actively in spring 2003. Before that I hitchhiked on occasion, for example to go back to the starting point of a hiking trip or to get back to a camping. The first experience was in the summer of 1993, when my father in a moment decided to hitchhike with me when we were walking in the French Alps. That way we managed to get up very high on the mountain. Otherwise we would not have succeeded in doing that.

Longest and shortest rides

My longest ride brought me from Wroclaw in Poland to a motorway petrol station near Mönchengladbach in Germany, which I calculated as 882 kilometers (January 2007). On the second place is a ride in a truck from Jilhava in Czech Republic to a motorway petrol station near Siegburg in Germany, a distance of 797 kilometers (September 2007). The third longest ride was from the Polish border at Swiecko to Lierop near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, a distance of about 700 kilometers (January 2006). May 2007 I got a ride with a friend of 680 kilometres from a service area near Liege (Luttich) in Belgium to the beach of Berlin-Grunau, which was actually our destination. The ride from Pomellen at the German side of the border between Berlin and Szczecin had a length of 660 kilometers (September 2006). The sixth longest ride was from the border petrol station near Heerlen in the Netherlands to Konigs Wüsterhausen near Berlin in Germany: 640 kilometers (june 2006). Seventh place: from Michendorf in Germany to Vaals, just accross the Dutch border: 599 km. In november 2003 I had a ride of 540 kilometers from service area Frechen near Köln to service area Michendorf near Berlin, and in december 2006 I got another 465 kilometer ride to Michendorf near Berlin, on that occasion from a service area close to Hengelo.

My shortest lifts include several short rides of one kilometre, which were sometimes very helpful.

Longest total distances

The longest distance I hitched in one day was 1125 kilometers, which took about 24 hours and two times I did almost thousand kilometres, which once took about 13 hours and the other time 15 hours. I made twenty trips longer than 250 kilometers. My longest ride in the Netherlands was 265 kilometers, which was part of a trip of about 350 kilometers from Maastricht to Groningen; this is about the biggest distance one can do in the “small country” the Netherlands.

My statistics and hitchhiking website for the Netherlands

Here is the website that I edit: Hitchhiking (ad-hoc-carpooling) in the Netherlands: [1]

I keep detailed lists and statistics of my travels. For an extract, take a look here: [2]. The page holds a list of all trips, a table with numbers of rides, average waits and average ride lengths per country and a list of the motorway service areas which I have used during hitchhiking.

Let’s build this community! See you on the road!

Top speeds

Austria 170 kmh january 2008

Belgium unknown

France unknown

Czech Republic unknown

Germany 230 kmh november 2003, 2nd 210 kmh september 2007, 3rd 205 kmh (130 mph) january 2008

Lithuania unknown

Luxembourg unknown

the Netherlands 180 kmh november 2007

Poland 180 kmh january 2007

Slovakia 170 kmh

Ukraine unknown

Planned trips

26.04.08 Maastricht to Viroinval (B) 30.04.08 Viroinval to Maastricht (NL) June 2008 Maastricht (NL) to Berlin (Beach Camp) (D) July 2008 Maastricht (NL) to Traben-Trarbach (Mont Royal Summer Camp) (D) September 2008 Maastricht or ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) to Klöden (Late Summer Camp) (D)

Trivia

The first ride served to me by a driver with nons was one from Tatra's to Kezmarok (SK), january 2008.
On December 23, 2007 I left Maastricht for the 50th time from the official hitchhiking spot.