User talk:Prino

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Hello Robert, welcome to this Wiki! --Fverhart 14:03, 17 July 2007 (CEST)

I just showed your Guinness record to the crowd here and we love it! guaka 23:55, 2 October 2008 (CEST)

hehe, would be interesting if this record is still actual!:)-- 21:00, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

It was the only time that Guinness included a 24-hour hitch-hiking record. The current non-Guinness record is held by Pavel Trcala with 2,777 km, from Miami to Chicago on 1998-11-28/9, see the records page of the Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas for the details. Prino 14:05, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

World Records

As you are the only one I know who owns a world record realted to hitchhiking you might be interested to join the discussion I started: --Quarim 07:33, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

  • thank you prino, it is a good start. how has guiness book verfied thoose records? how do you proved your record to them? -- 09:42, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Keeping statistics

Hey, Prino,
I enquired about your impressive project on its talk page. Mind having a look? :-)
Cheers and safe roads--Zenit 19:06, 24 September 2010 (CEST)

Hi, thanks you for you're work and for correcting what I write, I very much appreciated it ‎--xo 15:17, 4 October 2010 (CEST)

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Cosmetical changes on multiple pages

Hey Prino. If you want to change the same strings on all pages on the wiki (like Hitching Out -> Hitchhiking out), just let me know. I can let the bot handle that. --MrTweek 14:42, 5 April 2011 (CEST)

I already changed the template, it would be nice if all "Hitching Out" etc strings could be changed in "Hitching out" etc, I've been doing it, CRCulver has also been doing it, this "Multiple Caps Heading" thing is just silly! Ditto for my other pet annoyances, gas/petrol and highway/motorway. -- Prino 17:16, 5 April 2011 (CEST)


Thanks for the cleanup. Let's try to open up for anons again this week, maybe there's something else we can try. Let's brainstorm on Hitchwiki:Spam. guaka 13:26, 1 May 2011 (CEST)

As for the cleanup, I hope I've not made any mistakes, the fuckwits made multiple edits and Special:RecentChanges only shows the last 50 by default.
And about looking after things, I'm currently locked up at Pfizer in Brussels, and sit behind a PC from about ~7:30 to ~23:30. I can keep an eye on things for the next 15 or so days, but I have plenty of other things to do... I have mixed feelings about opening it up for anons, if someone is really interested in hitchhiking, creating an account is very simple. Prino 13:51, 1 May 2011 (CEST)


As most Central Americans learn US English, they tend to say "gas" instead of "petrol". A European hitchhiker in the area will have to get used to that. Therefore, I don't think it's worthwhile to change "gas" to "petrol" on articles about Central America. CRCulver 23:39, 9 July 2011 (CEST)

links to motorways in your logs

Hallo Prino. Please, if you write in your logs links to motorways, then write them in the form 'M1 (GB)' and not only 'M1' or 'A1 (Germany)' instead of 'A1'. --GeorgDerReisende 23:06, 5 October 2011 (CEST)

Could do, and will keep it in mind as a future enhancement, but don't hold your breath. Prino 21:43, 6 October 2011 (CEST)

Question about average speed in Germany

Hi Prino, first of all respect for your endurance on keeping logs! I was thinking about adding general average speeds for hitchhiking in Germany. Thus I wonder if your average speed of 114 km/h in Germany is just time in the cars, time on the road including waiting or door-to-door time. If it's the first one, do you have statistics about the latter two? Best regards --Kriechstrom 15:57, 1 February 2012 (CET)

It's pure driving speed, excluding all stops (toilets, meals, etc) and even traffic jams (when the traffic comes to a complete standstill for more than 5 minutes). If you want more details, please check out the input file for my programs on Yahoo! (link on my page). I have no plans to add statistics for time-on-the-road or door-to-door. Anyway, time-on-the-road is sort-of available in the "lift.h-h" output file. My ballpark distance-per-day figure for hitching in Germany is somewhere around 800 km. Prino 16:03, 1 February 2012 (CET)
Sitting in a hostel in Hong Kong with only a small netbook I am not motivated to play with your statistics program at the moment, but I still feel like messing around with numbers :)
I know that statistic-wise, this is complete bullshit, but if I combine your numbers with Franks, who has exactly the numbers that are missing in your log, I estimate that you had probably around 679 lifts in Germany and spent 353.08 hours in waiting in Germany :)
This comes to an average speed (driving + waiting) of 84.1 km/h -MrTweek 16:59, 1 February 2012 (CET)
524 rides that started in Germany, and 176 that were partially in Germany. 535 waits in Germany, total waiting time in Germany 523:35. Prino 17:26, 1 February 2012 (CET)
Nice. That makes 74.6 km/h then. --MrTweek 17:57, 1 February 2012 (CET)
Hi, thanks for the informations to you two. I'll try to figure something out for the Germany article. Best regards --Kriechstrom 19:43, 6 February 2012 (CET)