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<h2>About</h2>
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[https://prino.neocities.org Prino]
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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]].
 
 
 
His <strong>recorded</strong> hitchhiking career started on 16 June 1980 at 7:47 and as of 20 May 2015 at 17:58 he has hitched 440,606.7 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 [[United States of America|USA]] on two occasions, visiting [[Austin]] and [[New York]], but he has not done any hitchhiking during those visits.
 
 
 
See details on his log[[User:prino/log|&nbsp;]]<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>of hitching trips or a [[User:prino/map|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.
 
 
 
<h2>Some personal hitchhike records/statistics</h2>
 
[[Image:prino-guinness.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Famous for 15 minutes...]]
 
<ul>
 
  <li><strong>Career distance:</strong> 440,606.7 km (as of 2015-05-20T17:58)</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 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> 44,794.4 km, from 2014-06-11T06:32 to 2015-05-20T17:58 - 344 days (57 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>Fastest ride:</strong> 190.2 km/h (<em>average speed!</em>), from Rastst&auml;tte Aurach (Germany) (2010-06-14T20:06) to Rastst&auml;tte In der Holledau (2010-06-14T20:50). 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 speedo showed a speed of 269 km per hour.</li>
 
  <li><strong>Fastest trip:</strong> 3,186.7 km in 24:32 hours (<em>actual driving time</em>), from Oostende (Belgium) (2014-01-27T07:20) via Germany and Luxembourg back to Oostende (2014-01-30T14:25).</li>
 
  <li><strong>Exceed one [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-second Light-second]:</strong> On 2011-02-02 at about 11:00 his <em>recorded</em> hitchhiking distance exceeded 299.792.5 km. It takes light one second to travel this distance, it took Prino, give or take a few <!-- 15? --> leap-seconds, 966,674,160 times longer.</li>
 
  <li>Best [http://web.archive.org/web/20130404025814/http://www.autostop.lt/ '''Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas'''] traveler (distance-wise) for the club years of 2001/2, 2007/8, 2011/12 and 2012/13.</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
<h2>Projects</h2>
 
<ul>
 
  <li>He is the author of a [http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hitching/files/Robert%26%2339%3Bs%20Programs set of programs] to extract various [[Keeping statistics|statistics]] from notes made while hitchhiking, a short description of them can be found on [[User:prino/pascal|Prino's Programs]].</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
<h2>On the web</h2>
 
 
 
<h4>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog Prino's Blog]</h4>
 
 
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20141229-a-long-look-back A long look back]  (Originally published on 2014-12-29)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20120411-justina-maarten Justina &amp; Maarten] (Originally published on 2012-04-11)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20120227-2011-a-review 2011, a review] (Originally published on 2012-02-27)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20111026-vak-15-no-escape-from-hitching-to-the-middle-of-nowhere VAK-15 - no escape from hitching to the middle of nowhere] (Originally published on 2011-10-26)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20111009-trip-1-1980-and-as-a-bonus-trip-100-2011 Trip 1, 1980 (and as a bonus, trip 100, 2011)] (Originally published on 2011-10-09)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20110813-raststatte-hopping Raststätte Hopping] (Originally published on 2011-08-13)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20110528-numbers-numbers-numbers Numbers, numbers, numbers] (Originally published on 2011-05-28)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20110429-inga Inga] (Originally published on 2011-04-29)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20110414-so-where-do-you-sleep "So where do you sleep?"] (Originally published on 2011-04-14)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20110313-looking-back-on-2010-a-very-good-hitchhiking-year Looking back on 2010, a very good hitchhiking year] (Originally published on 2011-03-13)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20100920-close-but-no-cigar Close, but no cigar…] (Originally published on 2010-09-20)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20081022-a-trip-to-denmark-and-liechtenstein-way-back-in-2000 A trip to Denmark and Liechtenstein (way back in 2000...)] (Originally published on 2008-10-22)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20080830-records-are-there-to-be-broken Records are there to be broken...] (Originally published on 2008-08-30)</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20080805-a-quick-trip-through-eight-countries A quick trip through eight countries] (Originally published on 2008-08-05</li>
 
  <li>[https://sites.google.com/site/robertahprins/home/hitchhiking/prino-s-blog/older-entries/20080515-oostende-b-de-bilt-nl-and-back Oostende (B) - De Bilt (NL) and back] (Originally published on 2008-05-15)</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
<!-- <h4>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/ Prino's Blog]</h4>
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2014/12/29/a-long-look-back/ A long look back]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2012/04/11/justina-maarten/ Justina &amp; Maarten]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2012/02/27/2011-a-review 2011, a review]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/10/26/vak-15-no-escape-from-hitching-to-the-middle-of-nowhere/ VAK-15 - no escape from hitching to the middle of nowhere]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/10/09/trip-1-1980-and-as-a-bonus-trip-103-2011 Trip 1, 1980 (and as a bonus, trip 103, 2011)]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/08/13/raststatte-hopping/ Rastst&auml;tte Hopping]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/05/28/numbers-numbers-numbers/ Numbers, numbers, numbers]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/04/29/inga/ Inga]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/04/14/so-where-do-you-sleep/ "So where do you sleep?"]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2011/03/13/looking-back-on-2010-a-very-good-hitchhiking-year/ Looking back on 2010, a very good hitchhiking year]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2010/09/20/close-but-no-cigar/ Close, but no cigar…]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2008/10/22/a-trip-to-denmark-and-liechtenstein-way-back-in-2000/ A trip to Denmark and Liechtenstein (way back in 2000...)]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2008/08/30/records-are-there-to-be-broken/ Records are there to be broken…]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2008/08/05/a-quick-trip-through-eight-countries/ A quick trip through eight countries]</li>
 
  <li>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/2008/05/15/oostende-b-de-bilt-nl-and-back/ Oostende (B) - De Bilt (NL) and back]</li>
 
</ul>
 
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<h4>Mentioned in a Master's Thesis</h4>
 
 
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130713201138/http://membres.multimania.fr/bpierret/memoire/memoire.html Auto-stop Approche géographique (Sylvain Viard, 1999)]</li>
 
</ul>
 
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<h4>On [http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/ Abgefahren e.V.]</h4>
 
 
 
[http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/DE/blogs/prino/20081022/a-trip-denmark-and-liechtenstein-way-back-2000 A trip to Denmark and Liechtenstein (in 2000)]<br />
 
[http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/DE/blogs/prino/20080830/records-are-there-be-broken Records are there to be broken]<br />
 
[http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/DE/blogs/prino/20080805/a-quick-trip-through-eight-countries A quick trip through eight countries]<br />
 
[http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/DE/blogs/prino/20080515/oostende-b-de-bilt-nl-and-back Oostende to De Bilt and back] -->
 
 
 
<h4>On [http://vimeo.com/liveontheroad/videos Live on the road’s Videos] on Vimeo</h4>
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[http://vimeo.com/40209632 Hitchhiking with the master]</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
<h4>Prino by [http://vimeo.com/sarahfranke Sarah Franke]</h4>
 
<ul>
 
  <li>On Vimeo: [http://vimeo.com/86849620 Prino]</li>
 
  <li>On IMDb: [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3447958/ Prino]</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
<h4>On the website of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20130404025814/http://www.autostop.lt/ Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas]</h4>
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120604233713/http://www.autostop.lt/stories/2000prins.html Back home from the 4th IHHC]</li>
 
</ul>
 
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<h4>On [http://www.suite101.com/ Suite 101]</h4>
 
 
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/11729 Thumbing Around: Robert Prins Writes]</li>
 
  <li>[http://web.archive.org/web/20040107020126/http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/11729 Thumbing Around: Robert Prins Writes]</li>
 
</ul> -->
 
 
 
<h4>On [http://bernd.wechner.info/ Bernd Wechner's mirror of Suite 101]</h4>
 
 
 
<ul>
 
  <li>[http://bernd.wechner.info/Hitchhiking/Suite101/Article/?31 Thumbing Around: Robert Prins Writes]</li>
 
</ul>
 
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<h4>On [http://www.digihitch.com/ Digihitch]</h4>
 
 
 
[http://www.digihitch.com/road-culture/hitchhikers-modern/996 Robert Prins (minuscule bio)]<br />
 
[http://www.digihitch.com/article1546.html A trip to Denmark and Liechtenstein (way back in 2000...)]<br />
 
[http://www.digihitch.com/article1503.html Records are there to be broken (or I love hitch-hiking in Germany)]<br />
 
[http://www.digihitch.com/article1483.html A short trip through 8 countries in four days]<br />
 
[http://www.digihitch.com/article1412.html Oostende (B) - De Bilt (NL) and back] -->
 
 
 
<h2>Daily life</h2>
 
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 [http://www.cbttape.org/ftp/cbt/CBT769.zip 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 [news://comp.lang.pascal.borland comp.lang.pascal.borland] Usenet newsgroup.
 
 
 
He is currently unemployed. A CV is available on request.
 
 
 
<h2>Trivia</h2>
 
The origins of "<strong>prino</strong>"?
 
 
 
The name "<strong>prino</strong>" 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.
 
 
 
<h2>Contact</h2>
 
<ul>
 
  <li>email: robert(a)prino(d)org</li>
 
  <li>Skype: prinox (or sometimes madtruffi)</li>
 
  <li>JustVoip: madtruffi</li>
 
  <li>BeWelcome: [http://www.bewelcome.org/members/prino prino]</li>
 
  <li>Hospitality Club: [http://secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/travel.php?cid=prino prino]</li>
 
  <li>CouchSurfing: [http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/prino/ prino]</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
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