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Wolsly 04-30-2012 04:06 AM

Wandering Wolsly, a 100 day trip through Europe, Russia and the Caucasus
 
Hello great nation of adventure motorcyclists,

As my plans for my 4 month trip are coming together I think it is about time I stop lurking and share some of it with you inmates. Starting at the end of august I am leaving Amsterdam, Holland and heading through Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, France, Belgium and back home.
Something like this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...576/europa.jpg
The Russia/Georgia border crossing is still uncertain but we will see how that goes the coming months.
As I really have no ties or places to be at certain moments other then being back home mid December the route is subjected to change.
My Girlfriend will probably join me for a few weeks somewhere along Turkey
Some of the prep stuff I already put on my websitehttp://www.wolsly.com as the website is part of this prep it is still a “work in progress” since I have no experience with blogging/website building whatsoever.
I am hoping for some input from you guys for “must see's”, places to stay and maybe meet up some of you somewhere along the way.
Be save and lets have a few :beer

Cheers
Wolsly

Dekatria 04-30-2012 12:24 PM

Hi Wolsly! Nog een mede-Nederlander hiero :thumb

Awesome route! What kind of bike are you going to take on your trip?

Wolsly 04-30-2012 09:26 PM

coinsidence?!?!?!
 
Yesterday as my shift ends and my colleague for the next shift and I have a coffee before I leave he tells me about his brother planning a trip to Greece and filming it all.
What about that Mr Cathalina.... I know Holland isn’t big but hey isn’t this coincidence or what?????:rofl.

I own a 2002 R1150GS which will hopefully bring me all the way :clap.
Great job on your website by the way.

Dekatria 05-01-2012 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolsly (Post 18583138)
Yesterday as my shift ends and my colleague for the next shift and I have a coffee before I leave he tells me about his brother planning a trip to Greece and filming it all.
What about that Mr Cathalina.... I know Holland isn’t big but hey isn’t this coincidence or what?????:rofl.

I own a 2002 R1150GS which will hopefully bring me all the way :clap.
Great job on your website by the way.

Hahaha that's extraordinary :rofl I believe he sent me a pic of your bike some time ago... dark grey, is it not? Are you going to change panniers or just leave the plastic ones on? I'm doing a small trip to Friesland tomorrow, and just now I'm noticing that extra luggagespace is something really worth having :D

If you want, we could ride together some time and exchange experiences :thumb thanks for the compliment too!

Wolsly 05-07-2012 04:17 AM

site down ?!?!?!
 
My website went down this weekend, aaaggghhh..... forgot (and did not know how) to make a backup :dog
Took the bike out this weekend, brought me al the way to Hamburg and back, great city by the way.

And yes Mr. 13 lets meet up to have drink that would be great, maybe there are other cheeseheads out there that would like to join us?

Cheers

Wolsly

jorrizza 05-07-2012 09:28 AM

Speaking of cheese heads...

It seems the entire country is going to ride and pillage Europe this summer. Keep us posted!

Dekatria 05-07-2012 12:56 PM

Yahrr, ride 'n pillage!

Maybe Hemelvaart or Pinksteren?

jorrizza 05-08-2012 03:18 PM

Pinksteren sounds fine. It'll be one day before my Alp is scheduled for its regular maintenance. It might be nice to have the bike desperately need it for a change :D

Wolsly 05-09-2012 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dekatria (Post 18632631)
Yahrr, ride 'n pillage!

Maybe Hemelvaart or Pinksteren?

Hemelvaart would work better for me as on Pinksteren I will have to work until 22:30.

Cheers

Wolsly

Wolsly 05-09-2012 01:30 AM

GPS logger thingy
 
Last weekend I did some sort of a test run with the bike. As we did not did a proper long distance trip together she took me to Hamburg :clap


http://wolsly.com/wp-content/uploads...mToHamburg.jpg

It was a bit wet out there but everything worked out fine....

And the website is back up.
Cheers

Wolsly

Wolsly 05-23-2012 12:23 AM

a little to busy.....
 
Been busy with visa applications, hyperpro springs, websites and oh yes my employer still wants me to do stuff and things.

It seems that the border-crossing from Russia to Georgia is a go.:clap

Done a bit of this on the bike:

http://wolsly.com/wp-content/uploads...7757195663.jpg


The new fancy purple hyperpro hiding in the back.

I guess "hemelvaart" is a bit out of the picture for the ADV cheesehead meet?? How about Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 of July?


Wolsly

Dekatria 05-23-2012 11:44 AM

Well done on the progress! Like the DIY-thing going on there :D

I got a tour coming up the 16th of June by the way, you're free to ride along :thumb Veluwe area. PM for details.

Wolsly 05-26-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dekatria (Post 18751103)
Well done on the progress! Like the DIY-thing going on there :D

I got a tour coming up the 16th of June by the way, you're free to ride along :thumb Veluwe area. PM for details.

Wait and see what we had to do to get the rear spring done :huh
I will upload a picture as soon as I can.

During that weekend I will be at Hellfest in France enjoying some HeavyMetal :super and a hole lotta :dutch
Wolsly

Wolsly 05-27-2012 12:50 PM

spring wrestling
 
Here is a picture of Fridays work:

http://wolsly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ADV2.jpg

Damn those things are though!!!!!
But we did it :D

Dekatria 05-27-2012 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolsly (Post 18772791)
Wait and see what we had to do to get the rear spring done :huh
I will upload a picture as soon as I can.

During that weekend I will be at Hellfest in France enjoying some HeavyMetal :super and a hole lotta :dutch
Wolsly

I've visted the Belgian festival of Graspop numerous times, they share most of the line-up with Hellfest.

Keep up the good work :thumb


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