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Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By poppawheelie
Bike probably won't get to Seattle till end of...

Bike probably won't get to Seattle till end of October, will need steering head bearings replaced. Can you recommend a Suzuki dealer or private shop?
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Six to eight weeks. Shipping is handled by...

Six to eight weeks. Shipping is handled by Compass Expeditions as part of package. Unfortunately port of entry is Seattle instead of LA. May be a weather problem for the ride home by that time of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
The DR did well. Things that need attention as...

The DR did well. Things that need attention as any bike used this hard would:

Steering head bearings are badly dimpled. Need to be replaced ASAP.
Chain guard is cracked.
Chain guide is broken...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Auto/ Moto Museum

I did get to the motor museum.
http://www.automotomuseum.vl.ru/

It's smaller than the National Motorcycle Museum in Iowa, The AMA Museum in Ohio, maybe even a tad smaller than the Museum in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
A trip too long

Some riders on this trip may not agree with me, but I know a few do. IMHO the route is too long. I'm not saying I wouldn't recommend Compass, but I wouldn't take this route if I had it to do over...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Vladivostok

I'm not headed home yet. Magadan does not offer International flights, so we have all flown to Vladivostok, a very modern, wealthy looking, glitzy city, and we're all staying in the same hotel. If...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Beauty of the Land

I was thinking as I rode through the incredible scenery here in Russia, it is hard to beat the riding beauty in the USA. What comes to my mind for paved and unpaved riding:

Blue Ridge Parkway...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Parting Shots

THUS ENDS STAGE 1 OF MY ROUND THE WORLD TRIP. I STILL HAVE TO RIDE ACROSS THE USA WHEN MY BIKE ARRIVES SEATTLE IN 6 TO 8 WEEKS.

Now that the trip's over, Mick can take a rest. (Not really. He has...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Magadan

City of about 100,000. City entrance.

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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Yakutsk to Magadan, the Kolyma Highway

We arrived in Magadan one day late after 18 flat tires, 7 in one day :eek1 , fallen bikes, broken windshields, broken truck trailer springs, and unavailable gas. The road is rough. Flat tires were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Never watched LWR. Overheard comments in this...

Never watched LWR. Overheard comments in this group that they don't think much of the show or riders, that they didn't know what they were doing.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Thanks but I don't think I'm coming that way....

Thanks but I don't think I'm coming that way. What I cold use is a place in Seattle, WA, where the bike is coming into in 6 to 8 weeks.
The couple that is on this trip is from NE Ohio. Dr. Walt...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
No particular reason for the SPOT on the bars....

No particular reason for the SPOT on the bars. Most riders put it there, but I've heard of solo adventure riders or lone day riders going into rough country keeping it on their body for good reason....
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Final prep for the Road of Bones

New tire - other one was just replaced when flat. New chain and sprockets, new brake pads, tighten and remount several things like the chain guard which had fallen off and was retrieved by my buddy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Oops

Oops! :baldy

L-E-N-I-N. I get rushed at doing these updates and don't have good Internet connection either.
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Yakutsk

Yakutsk is the coldest city on Earth with a record low of -84 degrees F and an average January temp of -38. It's 280 miles below the Arctic Circle. Summers are warm, in the 80's.

Diamonds and gold...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Heading towards Yakutsk on the M56

08-21-2014 Just like home, Osceola Mills, PA. Coal mineing equipment retired and on display in Neryungri, Russia.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Spot map

Those following me on SPOT.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0upmTJlgZPtdZXqLlDf7tt5dyC33nesRr

Hover over "map" and click on the "terrain" option when it appears....
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
M56

We are now on the M56 all the way to Magadan, now on the section known as the Lena Highway. It doesn't show in the video, but when the trucks pass, it causes total loss of vision for 4 or 5 seconds,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Last of the M55, Trans Siberian Highway

The M55 goes all the way to Vladivostok, but we don't. So here's a last look at cruising the Trans Siberian Highway pavement before turning north toward Yakutsk. There are few potholes, but the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Tragety

About two hours out of Chita we came across an accident that had just happened. Two cars involved, one torn in half. The car torn apart had a family of five people, three generations inside. The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 285
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Posted By poppawheelie
A little help from my friends

An advantage to being the oldest member of the group, is that others tend to jump in and help when something goes wrong. The youngest of the group, Bayne, and our leader Mick virtually changed my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 285
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Posted By poppawheelie
Back in Russia for the final time

After the usual miserable 1/2 day border crossing the day before, we stopped in the city of Ulan Ude to see the biggest head statue in the world, the Lenin Head.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By poppawheelie
Last post from Ulaanbaatar

Today 3 of us rode 34 miles out of the city to a 131 foot tall statue, completed 2008, of Genghis Kahn and located where he supposedly found a golden whip. Impressive at a distance.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Clinics

After those who needed to visited the medical clinic, a moto clinic was held. Most of the menu was made up of new tires, brake pads, chains and sprockets. I didn't do mine today, but will need to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
That's good to know, explains a lot. Thanks. ...

That's good to know, explains a lot. Thanks.

Mongolia is a progressive country. After the oppression of Manchu and Soviet rule, this country is concerned with human rights and international unity....
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By poppawheelie
Late, not long before dark, the group came in...

Late, not long before dark, the group came in from the loop I skipped. They had a rough go of it for 4 days, rain, mud, nasty ruts, river crossings, huge potholes on the paved part. Most fell at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
For you HOAD's (Horny Old Adventure Riders)...

For you HOAD's (Horny Old Adventure Riders) seeking Mongolian beauty, you need go no further than the hotel. Now they're shooting a movie here. First picture is blurry because it's a spy shot, taken...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
I wouldn't normally have time to answer a list of...

I wouldn't normally have time to answer a list of Q's like this, but I do now, so let's see what I can do with it.

bikes - Compass Expeditions is BMW affiliated, so most of the bikes are that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
City of Ulaanbaatar

I am soooo enjoying my R & R at the Continental Hotel in Ulaanbaatar. :D

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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Mongolian Country Homes

Like Russia the homes are built of wood with tin roofs, but the Mongolian roofs are brightly colored.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Video of what we rode in Mongolia

Here's a 9 1/2 minute video, part of a long video I shot for my own use some winter evening at home. It is NOT INDICATIVE of what we rode. It got much rougher and muddier. It became similar to a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Truck Drivers change plans

When I arrived at the truck-leaving point in Moron, they had reloaded the bikes on another truck. No sheepskins, but scrap metal. Three young men in their 20's jumped in to drive, after I paid the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 285
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Posted By poppawheelie
Happiness is slapping hands with two Mongolian...

Happiness is slapping hands with two Mongolian guys on a smaller bike as I pass at 60 mph.

Aug. 7: We stayed 2 nights in a Mongolian Ger (Yurt) in a remote part of north west Mongolia.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 285
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Posted By poppawheelie
Russia into Mongolia

Aug. 2: We went around the south end of Lake Biakal to continue east on the M55. Notice the gardens in the still photo and video. The town is Kultuk.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 285
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Posted By poppawheelie
Hey, I believe I read your blog! Today I have...

Hey, I believe I read your blog! Today I have (weak) wifi for first time in a week. Will attempt update. I definitely agree on splitting into two trips, have started to write a piece on "trip too...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Thanks Eric500, Dutchgit, TheBlur, & mtntrails. ...

Thanks Eric500, Dutchgit, TheBlur, & mtntrails.

"It's all good." :ricky

Off into the wilderness now.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Thanks. Nice to know somebody's watching. :D

Thanks. Nice to know somebody's watching. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Lake Bailkal

LAKE BAIKAL CAMP

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Lake Baikal is about 400 miles long, 50 miles wide and over...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,128
Posted By poppawheelie
Irkutsk

IRKUTSK
This metropolitan city reminds me of Washington, D. C., with it's riverfront pedestrian and bicycle paths, monuments, arched bridges, statues, well dressed people, theaters, and coffee...
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