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Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,519
Posted By Doogle
Sorry I didn't get to follow along while you were...

Sorry I didn't get to follow along while you were riding. Just saw your report today. But ride reports are forever. I get jealous when I see people riding places I haven't been. It keeps the fire...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,410
Posted By Doogle
It looks like you are still having great weather....

It looks like you are still having great weather. What are your plans when it turns cold?

You went through Norway and didn't post any pictures. I guess it doesn't meet ADV rules,since you weren't...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,606
Posted By Doogle
Below is what I just replied to another inmate. I...

Below is what I just replied to another inmate. I think it applys to you also:

Buy a couple spare fork seal kits for your trip. You will almost certainly need some. They don't take up any room....
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,940
Posted By Doogle
Buy a couple spare fork seal kits for your trip....

Buy a couple spare fork seal kits for your trip. You will almost certainly need some. They don't take up any room. You don't want to be in the middle of Bolivia looking for seals. And a spare set of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Doogle
Are you riding round trip, or shipping the bike...

Are you riding round trip, or shipping the bike back from TDF or Dakar Moto in Buenos Aires?

You haven't mentioned any places you plan to see while travelling. After a post of your plans, others...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Doogle
I looked at this post because you mentioned...

I looked at this post because you mentioned Mongolia.I thought about hitting the back button,but read on since there were only 3 posts.In my opinion,if you want responses, you might leave out some of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 67,698
Posted By Doogle
I rode the TAT in 2007.A Rubbermaid box for a...

I rode the TAT in 2007.A Rubbermaid box for a pannier. I also did a 180* lay down in Tennessee.Innocent looking stream crossing,isn't it?
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
What did your spark plug look like? Looking...

What did your spark plug look like?

Looking at the piston,I wouldn't rule out running lean.Damage is pretty uniform around the circumference of the piston for a broken ring.

Jets could have...
Forum: Latin America 09-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
Glad I didn't make this trip. Messed my back up...

Glad I didn't make this trip. Messed my back up on Wednesday (2 days after my wife came home from back surgery). Sunday I was so bad we had to call an ambulance to get me off the floor. Had my back...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
You are making me so envious that I didn't buy...

You are making me so envious that I didn't buy the visa for Kazakhstan. It looks beautiful. And I love warm weather. You may need another SD card for all the photo op's you'll have.
Forum: Latin America 09-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
Gayle had her back operated on last Friday.I...

Gayle had her back operated on last Friday.I thought if it wasn't too bad,I might be able to sneak away for a couple days.Well,I messed up my back Wednesday,and she is taking care of me now.I am...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
I don't know if it would make any difference to...

I don't know if it would make any difference to you now.But the landslide at the Georgia border was cleared. A friend went through a few weeks ago.I guess it is possible there was another one though.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/81614/i-J6RpzrM/0...

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Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
There are so many variables to...

There are so many variables to compare.Camping,hostel,hotel,or staying at motorcycle clubs?Gas is one of the biggest cost. $4 a gallon in Russia.$10-11 a gallon in western Europe.Do you ride 200...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,347
Posted By Doogle
When I am done riding for the day,I want to Skype...

When I am done riding for the day,I want to Skype and update my RR.If I'm camping,there is a lot of time setting up and repacking.And probably no internet.And as soon as I'm off the bike,a shower is...
Forum: Latin America 08-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
You were the one that put the RTW thought in my...

You were the one that put the RTW thought in my head.You said something about riding to Vladivostok a couple years ago.

A friend of mine is doing a RTW now.He rode to Ushuaia in 2004.I wondered...
Forum: Latin America 08-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
This thread has been awful quiet.They're putting...

This thread has been awful quiet.They're putting a zipper on my wife's back September 5. So I won't be there.But I'd still like to listen to ya'll jabber at each other.I sure wanted to be there.
Forum: Latin America 08-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
You know,that might work one time.But it might be...

You know,that might work one time.But it might be the end of all my adventure riding.As much as I'd like to be THERE,I like the idea of being able to come back to my house.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
Kazbegi,Georgia south of Vladikavkaz,Russia is...

Kazbegi,Georgia south of Vladikavkaz,Russia is your border crossing. Russia and Georgia had a 5 day war in 2008 that closed all borders. This one reopened in 2010. Both countries needed it open for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
The rest of Russia will look like the sunflower...

The rest of Russia will look like the sunflower capitol of the world.
If you're going through Georgia,you know there is only one legal crossing. It had a massive deadly landslide in May. But the...
Forum: Latin America 07-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
I won't be coming this year. My wife is having...

I won't be coming this year. My wife is having back surgery on the 5th. I will be on house arrest for 3 weeks. Then work release for 3 more months. Hopefully next year.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
You should have this GPS list of POI's for your...

You should have this GPS list of POI's for your trip. Colebatch created it for HUBB and ADVrider inmates.It has Sasha and Opposite M/C coordinates listed.You should consider sending your POI's to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 501,530
Posted By Doogle
There is plenty internet in Ulaanbaatar. In Altai...

There is plenty internet in Ulaanbaatar. In Altai I went to the post office and used internet. Many places say they have it. But once you settle into your room and try it,you discover they know how...
Forum: Latin America 06-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
Bring the ATV. I think it's the most fun possible...

Bring the ATV. I think it's the most fun possible on wheels. I've got 2 Raptors. Still sore from riding last weekend. Also responsible for most of my emergency room visits. Or was the alcohol...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
Is B'man going to be there? I am a little...

Is B'man going to be there?
I am a little nervous about him coming. I heard he went to India for some terrorist training.

And does Sasper still have a pulse? I know he got to Guatemala and...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
I'll be there if scheduling works out. Waiting to...

I'll be there if scheduling works out. Waiting to see when Gayle has her back surgery. Also,might be taking a jet ski trip from NYC to Lake Erie,Illinois River,Ohio River with a friend in September? ...
Forum: Latin America 06-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,095
Posted By Doogle
Is Pryor Creek near Quapaw,Oklahoma? Years ago...

Is Pryor Creek near Quapaw,Oklahoma? Years ago the wife and I spent the day there hiding from a storm while riding Route 66. The "Cattlemans Club". Harley and Rose ran the place. Juke Box was 12...
Forum: EMEA 06-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Doogle
Not many responses here. I have a friend...

Not many responses here.

I have a friend that plans to go to Sochi the end of June,then ride through Georgia/Turkey. He asked me to research a route for him. A couple riders from Austria told...
Forum: Asia 05-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By Doogle
Bananaman joins "AAA" An Asian...

Bananaman joins "AAA"
An Asian Adventure.
Forum: Australia 03-06-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
I appreciate this response as much as any so far....

I appreciate this response as much as any so far. I think my trip may need to wait a year. My wife is having problems with her back that may require surgery. I was on a trip through Russia last year...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
What bike do you have? Does it have panniers and...

What bike do you have? Does it have panniers and top box? Buying a bike would be complicated. Wouldn't have any idea what condition it was in until I was in Oz. Then selling it could have it's own...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
Garners Motorcycle Hire- Unresponsive

I saw Garners rental site. It looked good with many rental choices. It seems to be a large dealership. It looked like it would cost me $2500-4000 to rent for 2-4 weeks. I sent an email to...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
Thanks for that link. Not the McDonalds part. I...

Thanks for that link. Not the McDonalds part. I know about them. I did a bicycle trip across the USA 2 years ago. All of my internet access was at McDonalds. And I had my not smart phone with me.
Forum: Australia 02-20-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
Communications-Which modem works

I am not well adjusted to the world of apps and tablets. Last year I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 just before leaving on a trip. I didn't anticipate a learning curve. I thought it would just be a...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
I've packed,loaded OSM maps,and started looking...

I've packed,loaded OSM maps,and started looking at a general route. I know Australia is big. I'm not sure how many roads are dirt.We are looking at flights in mid April. I'd like to book a one way...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
I like riding. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere...

I like riding. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere more than a couple days regardless of how interesting it is. And I don't like tours. I like riding as long as I like and stopping where I want. I...
Forum: Australia 02-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
Well I got a comitment from the wife tonight.We...

Well I got a comitment from the wife tonight.We will go to Australia and possibly........ Tomorrow I start packing stuff. She's had some back issues the last year. And that would be the only thing...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
I appreciate that offer. Do you happen to leave...

I appreciate that offer. Do you happen to leave any of your craft brew around there ????
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
My thought would be ride north from Sydney along...

My thought would be ride north from Sydney along the coast to.... Then south inland to Melbourne and further down. I'd like to see Tasmania and New Zealand if the wife holds up.

I'd rather ride...
Forum: Australia 02-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,537
Posted By Doogle
Many years ago my parents went to New Zealand and...

Many years ago my parents went to New Zealand and loved it.

I would like to get there also. Last year I rode for a week with Igor and Penny (Kiwis) while in Russia. They're doing a 2 year RTW...
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