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Robert "<strong>prino</strong>" &#80;&#114;&#105;&#110;&#115; is a 55-year old hitchhiking grandfather of four, born in the [[Netherlands]], but now living in [[Oostende]] in [[Belgium]].
 
Robert "<strong>prino</strong>" &#80;&#114;&#105;&#110;&#115; is a 55-year old hitchhiking grandfather of four, born in the [[Netherlands]], but now living in [[Oostende]] in [[Belgium]].
  
His <strong>recorded</strong> hitchhiking career started on 16 June 1980 at 7:47 and as of 3 June 2015 at 22:48 he has hitched 444,878.2 km in the following 33 countries:
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His <strong>recorded</strong> hitchhiking career started on 16 June 1980 at 7:47 and as of 9 June 2015 at 14:46 he has hitched 445,556.3 km in the following 33 countries:
  
 
[[Netherlands]], [[Germany]], [[Denmark]], [[Sweden]], [[Norway]], [[Finland]], [[France]], [[Austria]], [[Yugoslavia]], [[Greece]], [[Bulgaria]], [[Turkey]], [[Belgium]], [[United Kingdom]], [[Italy]], [[Luxembourg]], [[Poland]], [[Lithuania]], [[Latvia]], [[Estonia]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Switzerland]], [[Ireland]], [[Japan]], [[San Marino]], [[Portugal]], [[Spain]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Hungary]], [[Croatia]], [[Slovenia]] and [[Andorra]].
 
[[Netherlands]], [[Germany]], [[Denmark]], [[Sweden]], [[Norway]], [[Finland]], [[France]], [[Austria]], [[Yugoslavia]], [[Greece]], [[Bulgaria]], [[Turkey]], [[Belgium]], [[United Kingdom]], [[Italy]], [[Luxembourg]], [[Poland]], [[Lithuania]], [[Latvia]], [[Estonia]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Switzerland]], [[Ireland]], [[Japan]], [[San Marino]], [[Portugal]], [[Spain]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Hungary]], [[Croatia]], [[Slovenia]] and [[Andorra]].
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[[Image:prino-guinness.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Famous for 15 minutes...]]
 
[[Image:prino-guinness.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Famous for 15 minutes...]]
 
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   <li><strong>Career distance:</strong> 444,878.2 km (as of 2015-06-030T22:48)</li>
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   <li><strong>Career distance:</strong> 445,556.3 km (as of 2015-06-09T14:46)</li>
 
   <li><strong>Best 24 hour:</strong> 2,318.4 km, from Southern Yugoslavia (1989-07-05T00:00) to just before Rastst&auml;tte Hamburg-Stillhorn (Germany) (1989-07-05T24:00). This record can be found on page 179 of the 1991 UK edition of the Guinness Book of Records, see the link from [[Hitchhiking World Records]] for full [[Prino%27s_24-hour_record|details]].</li>
 
   <li><strong>Best 24 hour:</strong> 2,318.4 km, from Southern Yugoslavia (1989-07-05T00:00) to just before Rastst&auml;tte Hamburg-Stillhorn (Germany) (1989-07-05T24:00). This record can be found on page 179 of the 1991 UK edition of the Guinness Book of Records, see the link from [[Hitchhiking World Records]] for full [[Prino%27s_24-hour_record|details]].</li>
 
   <li><strong>Best calendar month:</strong> 9,936.4 km, July 1990 - 17 hitchhiking days, the [[De Bilt]] to [[Athens (Greece)|Athina]] part of [[User:Prino/log/log1990|trip 11]].</li>
 
   <li><strong>Best calendar month:</strong> 9,936.4 km, July 1990 - 17 hitchhiking days, the [[De Bilt]] to [[Athens (Greece)|Athina]] part of [[User:Prino/log/log1990|trip 11]].</li>
 
   <li><strong>Best calendar year:</strong> 41,243.4 km, from 2014-01-13T07:28 to 2014-12-01T13:22 - 323 days (55 days on-the-road).</li>
 
   <li><strong>Best calendar year:</strong> 41,243.4 km, from 2014-01-13T07:28 to 2014-12-01T13:22 - 323 days (55 days on-the-road).</li>
   <li><strong>Best 365 days:</strong> 49,055.9 km, from 2014-06-11T06:32 to 2015-06-03T22:48 - 358 days (62 days on-the-road).</li>
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   <li><strong>Best 365 days:</strong> 49,734.0 km, from 2014-06-11T06:32 to 2015-06-09T14:46 - 364 days (64 days on-the-road).</li>
 
   <li><strong>Longest ride:</strong> 2,502.9 km, from [[Platamon]] (Greece) (1990-08-13T16:32) to [[Driebergen]] (Netherlands) (1990-08-15T12:54), also in trip 11.</li>
 
   <li><strong>Longest ride:</strong> 2,502.9 km, from [[Platamon]] (Greece) (1990-08-13T16:32) to [[Driebergen]] (Netherlands) (1990-08-15T12:54), also in trip 11.</li>
 
   <li><strong>Fastest ride:</strong> 196.1 km/h (<em>average speed!</em>), from Rastst&auml;tte Fr&auml;nkische Schweiz/Pegnitz (Germany) (2015-05-27T06:05) to Rastst&auml;tte Fl&auml;ming (2015-05-27T07:49) - the ride included a refulling/toilet stop from 6:58 to 7:09. There have been a multitude of rides where the highest speed has exceeded this value, the highest ever observed speed was in a Porsche GT3 on 2014-10-02 at about 22:40, when the digital speedo showed a speed of 269 km per hour. The highest speed in the here mentioned fastest ride probably exceeded this with a speed possibly as high as 280 km per hour.</li>
 
   <li><strong>Fastest ride:</strong> 196.1 km/h (<em>average speed!</em>), from Rastst&auml;tte Fr&auml;nkische Schweiz/Pegnitz (Germany) (2015-05-27T06:05) to Rastst&auml;tte Fl&auml;ming (2015-05-27T07:49) - the ride included a refulling/toilet stop from 6:58 to 7:09. There have been a multitude of rides where the highest speed has exceeded this value, the highest ever observed speed was in a Porsche GT3 on 2014-10-02 at about 22:40, when the digital speedo showed a speed of 269 km per hour. The highest speed in the here mentioned fastest ride probably exceeded this with a speed possibly as high as 280 km per hour.</li>

Revision as of 18:22, 9 June 2015

About

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Robert "prino" Prins is a 55-year old hitchhiking grandfather of four, born in the Netherlands, but now living in Oostende in Belgium.

His recorded hitchhiking career started on 16 June 1980 at 7:47 and as of 9 June 2015 at 14:46 he has hitched 445,556.3 km in the following 33 countries:

Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Austria, Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, San Marino, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Andorra.

He has also been to the USA on two occasions, visiting Austin and New York, but he has not done any hitchhiking during those visits.

See details on his log  of hitching trips or a map.

He's fluent in Dutch and English, more than capable of speaking German and knows enough French to survive when dropped in the middle of nowhere in France.

Some personal hitchhike records/statistics

Famous for 15 minutes...
  • Career distance: 445,556.3 km (as of 2015-06-09T14:46)
  • Best 24 hour: 2,318.4 km, from Southern Yugoslavia (1989-07-05T00:00) to just before Raststätte Hamburg-Stillhorn (Germany) (1989-07-05T24:00). This record can be found on page 179 of the 1991 UK edition of the Guinness Book of Records, see the link from Hitchhiking World Records for full details.
  • Best calendar month: 9,936.4 km, July 1990 - 17 hitchhiking days, the De Bilt to Athina part of trip 11.
  • Best calendar year: 41,243.4 km, from 2014-01-13T07:28 to 2014-12-01T13:22 - 323 days (55 days on-the-road).
  • Best 365 days: 49,734.0 km, from 2014-06-11T06:32 to 2015-06-09T14:46 - 364 days (64 days on-the-road).
  • Longest ride: 2,502.9 km, from Platamon (Greece) (1990-08-13T16:32) to Driebergen (Netherlands) (1990-08-15T12:54), also in trip 11.
  • Fastest ride: 196.1 km/h (average speed!), from Raststätte Fränkische Schweiz/Pegnitz (Germany) (2015-05-27T06:05) to Raststätte Fläming (2015-05-27T07:49) - the ride included a refulling/toilet stop from 6:58 to 7:09. There have been a multitude of rides where the highest speed has exceeded this value, the highest ever observed speed was in a Porsche GT3 on 2014-10-02 at about 22:40, when the digital speedo showed a speed of 269 km per hour. The highest speed in the here mentioned fastest ride probably exceeded this with a speed possibly as high as 280 km per hour.
  • Fastest trip: 3,186.7 km in 24:32 hours (actual driving time), from Oostende (Belgium) (2014-01-27T07:20) via Germany and Luxembourg back to Oostende (2014-01-30T14:25).
  • Exceed one Light-second: On 2011-02-02 at about 11:00 his recorded hitchhiking distance exceeded 299.792.5 km. It takes light one second to travel this distance, it took Prino, give or take a few leap-seconds, 966,674,160 times longer.
  • Best Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas traveler (distance-wise) for the club years of 2001/2, 2007/8, 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Projects

On the web

Prino's Blog

Mentioned in a Master's Thesis

On Live on the road’s Videos on Vimeo

Prino by Sarah Franke

On the website of the Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas

On Bernd Wechner's mirror of Suite 101

Daily life

In his daily life he is an analyst programmer with more than 29 years of experience in PL/I and somewhat less in DB2, CICS, REXX and IDMS. He is the author and maintainer of a set of REXX execs that can be used to convert legacy languages into HTML. He is also, since February 2003, the maintainer of the mini-FAQ for the comp.lang.pascal.borland Usenet newsgroup.

He is currently unemployed. A CV is available on request.

Trivia

The origins of "prino"?

The name "prino" was "given" to him in 1974 by his chemistry teacher, Eelco Hessling. When going through the names in his teachers notebook, he could not read his own handwriting, called "Robert Prins" "Robert Prino". The name was taken over by a few of his classmates and has stuck ever since.

Contact

  • email: robert(a)prino(d)org
  • Skype: prinox (or sometimes madtruffi)
  • JustVoip: madtruffi
  • BeWelcome: prino
  • Hospitality Club: prino
  • CouchSurfing: prino
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