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Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By poppawheelie
What he said. :nod

What he said. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Don't beat up on yourself. Everybody does stuff...

Don't beat up on yourself. Everybody does stuff like that. From the rest of your ride report, I think you're already over it. Enjoy! $200 can't buy the good time you're having. :D
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Stans

Just rode through three of them last summer. See PM. BTW "Stan" means land.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew...

Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew that. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 138,099
Posted By poppawheelie
Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap

Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap ...

Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
Regarding the Tompkins'. Wow, what a memorable...

Regarding the Tompkins'. Wow, what a memorable experience.

Regarding the wind in that area. That's someth'n in't? :eek1 Did you notice you must park your bike with sidestand opposite the wind,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
Good to know. Looking forward to his...

Good to know. Looking forward to his continuation.


:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 71,093
Posted By poppawheelie
Yes, have been through Argentina and Chile from...

Yes, have been through Argentina and Chile from Vina Del Mar, down to Ushuaia and looping back up along the Atlantic. Also have ridden PA to Prudhoe Bay.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.

I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
So it's not all fun and games for you or Alvaro....

So it's not all fun and games for you or Alvaro. Stay cool and ride safe. Ride with others when you can. Do you carry a SPOT or Delorme?
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
You are going to love the Carretera Austral!...

You are going to love the Carretera Austral! :eek1 Watch for unusual plants and trees and waterfalls coming off glaciers.
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 11:27 AM
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Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Merry Christmas, Ed. <a...

Merry Christmas, Ed.

<a href="http://s711.photobucket.com/user/poppawheelie_2009/media/IMG_0013.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 71,093
Posted By poppawheelie
Hey, nice to hear from you! PM sent.

Hey, nice to hear from you! PM sent.
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 71,093
Posted By poppawheelie
Ship arrived late. Then customs selected...

Ship arrived late. Then customs selected container with my bike inside for through inspection, delaying release even further. Cleared customs at the worst possible time, just before the "Polar...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 138,099
Posted By poppawheelie
Rolling Hobo: "Then again, given the option, I...

Rolling Hobo: "Then again, given the option, I think most Mongolians would prefer to have decent roads through their huge country. I don't think it's in the common desire of any nation to remain the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,624
Posted By poppawheelie
Just stumbled across your thread today. I'm...

Just stumbled across your thread today. I'm really enjoying your pictures and stories, and now I'll be following along. I rode Chile and Argentina, including Ushuaia of course, in 2005.

More...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 138,099
Posted By poppawheelie
Turkey, the Stans, Russia, Mongolia, even Europe...

Turkey, the Stans, Russia, Mongolia, even Europe are soooo different than the USA where land ownership rules. I don't believe these countries have such a concept of every square centimeter belonging...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 138,099
Posted By poppawheelie
Regarding "The Shortcut." Now that's real off...

Regarding "The Shortcut." Now that's real off road Mongolia! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Hang in there man. We're all watching wishing you...

Hang in there man. We're all watching wishing you good luck.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 51,687
Posted By poppawheelie
Just tipped off your comment on the first page of...

Just tipped off your comment on the first page of my rtw thread to get to this thread. Didn't notice it there before as I was busy riding round the world.

I love Sportsters and will be following...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Romance, thrills, chills, compassion for...

Romance, thrills, chills, compassion for children, beautiful scenery, history, adventure. This story has it all!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By poppawheelie
With the suspension lowered and heavy saddle bags...

With the suspension lowered and heavy saddle bags on, I found even the Suzuki short stand not low enough. I had it cut about 3/4 inch and welded to make it even lower. No problems now. Bought a can...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 12:25 PM
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Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 10:07 AM
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Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Way to go ED! This is the best adventure thread...

Way to go ED! This is the best adventure thread ever. :clap
I love the way you write it up, minimal text and just a few pictures a day. Like a coffee table book it's easy to read and keeps one's...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By poppawheelie
Far East Russia

I can't find a write-up of Lensk to Magadan on "Ride Must Go On." I'd be very interested in that coverage, since I rode London to Magadan this Summer. I see you were ahead of me since your photo of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 89,255
Posted By poppawheelie
You timed it just right. A "Polar Vortex," as the...

You timed it just right. A "Polar Vortex," as the weather pundits like to call it, is about to drop down and make sub freezing temps in the USA all the way through the deep south. I have a motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
You know you're taking the perfect trip to...

You know you're taking the perfect trip to compose a book on "Wines of the World." Ever think of that? Could make some $$$.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,586
Posted By poppawheelie
deja vu

I'm very much enjoying your pictures, having traveled much the same route this Summer. If you are posting in real time and in fact not yet in Ulaanbaatar, I will tell you there are great museums...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Cry Damn. No more Tam-Tam.

Damn.
No more Tam-Tam.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 841,778
Posted By poppawheelie
Stelvio Video

You can upload the video to YouTube and post a link on ADVrider, without imbedding it.

Oops. Wait, maybe that won't help. In any event, I'm enjoying your new thread as much as your old. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 2,204,089
Posted By poppawheelie
Just read your "Open Letter to the Motorcycle...

Just read your "Open Letter to the Motorcycle Industry." :deal

Three cheers, total agreement here. :nod:nod:nod

BTW I just finished riding London to Magadan, albeit with the help of Compass...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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: 294
Views: 71,093
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...
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