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Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,481
Posted By Cross Country Ural
:roflHA! Your ride report is awesome! I love your...

:roflHA! Your ride report is awesome! I love your writing style, the angry whopper bit actually made me spit out my drink and laugh out loud!
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By Cross Country Ural
More than likely it's a Russian-built version of...

More than likely it's a Russian-built version of the Model A. Ironically the Soviet automotive industry was almost entirely built by American engineers sent over to Russia by the Ford company in the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 819,550
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Trans-Labrador Highway

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Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By Cross Country Ural
You need fellow idiots to join you on a Ural ride...

You need fellow idiots to join you on a Ural ride through Russia next year? Heck, I'm just that type of idiot! Count me in, I'll even supply my own Ural! :evil
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 26,695
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Don't worry about not speaking French, it won't...

Don't worry about not speaking French, it won't be a problem.

I've traveled a great deal all over Quebec and even in the far Northern regions I've never met anyone who didn't speak at least enough...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 26,695
Posted By Cross Country Ural
I rode the TLH in August last year. (See:...

I rode the TLH in August last year. (See: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373029 )

If you're going in August, one of the most important things you can bring is a bug net! It's...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 210,270
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Not sure what Gary's using, but on my Ural I'm...

Not sure what Gary's using, but on my Ural I'm using the stock tractor seat with a gel pad strapped on top. It increased the comfort 10-fold. Before a few hours of riding were deadly on the behind....
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 210,270
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Preacher Dan is fantastic! I had the good fortune...

Preacher Dan is fantastic! I had the good fortune of running into him in New Mexico on my own trip two summers ago. If he gave you any recommended roads to ride, be sure to follow them, he knows the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 80,228
Posted By Cross Country Ural
You most definitely will h<link rel="File-List"...

You most definitely will h<link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Allen/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 48,325
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Wow! This is amazing. Keep up the awesome posts!...

Wow! This is amazing. Keep up the awesome posts! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Cool, keep it coming! :1drink

Cool, keep it coming! :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 296,665
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Mr.Cob, <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->...

Mr.Cob,
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I’ve been watching the progress of this trip since the beginning with great interest, since I did a similar trip last summer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Glad you had a good trip as well. I hope to see...

Glad you had a good trip as well. I hope to see your own ride report up here shortly :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Dan!!!

DAN!!! Yes, that was me you met last summer! Small world eh?

For days afterwards I was wishing I had gotten your email address when we met in New Mexico so I could thank you for that route you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
DAY 7 +: The Final Chapter

We made it back to Baie-Comeau without further notable incident. A hotel was called for so we could have our first shower after a build up of several days of road grime and several nights of camping....
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 80,228
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Wow, this is fantastic! I'm glad I found this...

Wow, this is fantastic! I'm glad I found this ride report. Keep the good stuff coming. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Day 6: Somewhere North of Churchill Falls to Goose Bay

I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned for what seemed like hours, and I just couldn’t get to sleep. Whenever I’m camping I always wear earplugs. If I don’t, my heart starts pounding at every little...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
My bike did come with a tire pump, but the hose...

My bike did come with a tire pump, but the hose split on it this spring rendering it useless, so now I just carry a co2 cartridge inflator. I wanted a proper tire pump just to be safe after having...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
DAY 5: Somewhere North of Gagnon to Somewhere North of Churchill Falls

DAY 5

I woke up after a surprisingly restful (but cold) sleep and treated myself to a breakfast of utterly disgusting powdered scrambled eggs.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Day 4: Baie-Comeau to Somewhere North of Gagnon.

Baie-Comeau to Somewhere North of Gagnon.

Upon awakening and looking out the window that morning we were greeted by…… sun!!!! GLORIOUS SUN! After three days of rain, it was absolutely wonderful,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Day 3: Quebec City to Baie-Comeau

Quebec City to Baie-Comeau

We left Quebec City at 9:30am under overcast skies and cold misty rain. That’s three days straight of rain and I seriously hoped this wouldn’t set the tone for the trip....
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Day Two

Day Two
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Montreal to Quebec City
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We departed in the rain, heading up...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Fantastic! I was just commenting to a friend the...

Fantastic! I was just commenting to a friend the other day how I've love to see more rides in Japan on this site.

I look forward to this one. Safe travels.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,288
Posted By Cross Country Ural
I Quit My Job And Rode To Labrador!

(A taste of what's to come)
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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By Cross Country Ural
4 Guys, 5 Bikes, 1 Death wish, and a great weekend overall!

<o:p></o:p>And so on Saturday morning I set out at the crack of dawn to find my friends. The destination was Algonquin Park, which was 350 kilometers ahead of me. It would be a grueling day,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,890
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Excellent post! I'm heading up the TLH in three...

Excellent post! I'm heading up the TLH in three weeks so I'd be curious to know what the approximate daytime/nighttime temperatures are at this time of year.

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 37,716
Posted By Cross Country Ural
This is fantastic, keep it coming! We don't get...

This is fantastic, keep it coming! We don't get nearly enough ride reports from Eastern Europe/Russia.
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 49,042
Posted By Cross Country Ural
From what I understand, these buildings (the...

From what I understand, these buildings (the concrete shells to the left) are part of a WWII coastal artillery bunker and AA battery built to protect the St. John's (Newfoundland) harbour from...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,779
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Most excellent! I've been patiently awaiting the...

Most excellent! I've been patiently awaiting the day when the legendary Mr. Cob would return from Death Valley to bring us tales of adventure and Ural induced mayhem. :1drink
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-03-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 313,799
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Two of my favorites: ...

Two of my favorites:

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Forum: Hacks 01-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,934
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Here's a couple of my favorite pics. Taken in...

Here's a couple of my favorite pics. Taken in Arizona.

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Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,002
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Now that is the mark of a true ADVRider. After...

Now that is the mark of a true ADVRider. After crashing at 80kph, on the way to a second hospital you got out of the ambulance and rode the bike away yourself!!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Has it all come to an end?

This post will be one of my last, as I have completed my journey and arrived home. Although the bike wasn’t damaged after the flip over, being so close to home, and at the end of my trip anyways I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
In hindsight it was pretty freaking awesome, plus...

In hindsight it was pretty freaking awesome, plus it just adds another death defying story to the checklist that I can impress my friends with when I get home.:evil

Thanks for the kind words...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Disaster Strikes!

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Ugh, I try to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
http://bp3.blogger.com/_k6PPrnGxNpo/RsitbADRujI/AA...

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Since it was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Nearing the End

Oh my!

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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
He does tell some good stories about some of the...

He does tell some good stories about some of the dispatch rides and patrols he went on, which I plan to post on here once I return from my trip. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
In studying history, I've read countless war...

In studying history, I've read countless war memoirs. This is in fact one of the better one's I've come across. It's clearly not meant for publication though. It's rough, un-edited and un-polished....
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,895
Posted By Cross Country Ural
Northern Ontario

During my travels across two countries from East to West, I’ve seen a wild array of terrain. Throughout all of this, I never once thought that I would end up comparing Ontario to any one of the...
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