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Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By igorshen
That's what I figured too. Basically people do...

That's what I figured too. Basically people do not bother looking into their rear-view mirrors. So they are asking drivers behind to honk or flash their high beams at night (I'm not sure either...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,910
Posted By igorshen
Next day, I made my descent into Kinnaur ...

Next day, I made my descent into Kinnaur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnaur_district)district. The road was carved out of a deep canyon susceptible to frequent mud slides and rock falls. The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,910
Posted By igorshen
apparently a post cannot be longer than 40000 characters

East of Kargil, people are Tibetan Buddhists. It was strange how abruptly mosques got replaced by Buddhist monasteries and stupas and how houses started looking distinctly Tibetan. After crossing a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,910
Posted By igorshen
Blow Horn PLEASE !

Use dipper at night

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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 147,404
Posted By igorshen
you teaser, you

Hey Fred,

You are really teasing us with your pieces here and there. It's been more than a year now since I met you and your story is still in China!

Where are you now? Wherever you are, I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
Glad to see that you've made it home safe and...

Glad to see that you've made it home safe and sound. Don't despair over sucky US. It can be worse :wink:

May you get to ride many more miles through far-away, third world countries again.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
Hope you find the Guiana fun and have great...

Hope you find the Guiana fun and have great weather there.

I Always wondered why things in French colonies are more expensive than in France.

Looking forward to your updates :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey, Yeah, it seems like forever... I...

Hey,

Yeah, it seems like forever...

I like Versys, feels like a rocket compared to my KLR (but then, probably even a Vespa would be more agile than a KLR :rofl ).

I love No. AZ and So. UT....
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
That sucks big time. I had pages added to my...

That sucks big time. I had pages added to my passport twice and it was free. Last time I had it done in San Jose, Costa Rica (Jan 2010). I guess they need all the money they can squeeze from...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
I haven't ridden that bike much. I spent a few...

I haven't ridden that bike much. I spent a few weeks in Burma (without the bike) and now I am still waiting for registration papers. They say I'm not supposed to take bike on a long trip without...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
I am not sure what kind of bad experience you've...

I am not sure what kind of bad experience you've had getting Brazilian visa as a US citizen in a foreign country. In general, it's far more troublesome for Brazilians to get a US visa (and possibly...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 147,404
Posted By igorshen
smooth with chinese cops

hey Freddy,

Your story reminds me of the episode when my friend and I got escorted from the Tienanmen gate in police car because of possession of porn videos. After a few hours in the police...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
Hey Vince, That's the place where my chain...

Hey Vince,

That's the place where my chain broke and three friendly Chileans gave me the 200 mile ride to La Serena. They showed me the observatories from the main road. It's great that you had...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Yeah Crashy, back to the kingdom of ho's. BTW,...

Yeah Crashy, back to the kingdom of ho's. BTW, while in BA, some people there (experts in the local market) told me that prostitutes' services are about half the price of those in Thailand.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Yup, David is still happily riding around the...

Yup, David is still happily riding around the Golden Triangle. I exchanged a few emails regarding maps with him the other day.




As I said, the market for DS bikes in Thailand is very...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Yeah, I'll be here for a while. When I get...

Yeah, I'll be here for a while. When I get bored, I'll have to look for another place. I think SE Asia will keep me busy for a few years.

I bought this bike. It was the only bike made in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
cold no more

Hey guys, I appreciate your comments! It's been a great journey. Even though it's been less than two months, it feels like it was years ago when I was in the Andes.

I'm in a bit warmer place...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
what an update!

Hey Vince,

After reading this update, I feel stupid for not taking that route. I think I camped at the same spot where you did (next to the island).

Good luck
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
good times

Hey Vince,

Your excellent pics remind me of the wonderful time I had there. Despite harsh conditions, I'm jealous of you being there. Good luck buddy!
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Good to see you here. Too bad we didn't get to...

Good to see you here. Too bad we didn't get to ride for a while. Who knows, may be one day, somewhere...

good luck!




Yeah, I have a few holes to fill in myself. I hope we get more...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Thanks

Thank you all for best wishes and I'm so glad that you enjoyed this RR.

igor
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
I don't know what took me so long !

Epilogue

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_T-UVTaEy1wQ/TKvbDRJAejI/AAAAAAAAQ34/mGKj1mvSr1g/s800/IMG_0143.JPG
My trophy panniers



While at times challenging, this trip was a wonderful experience and it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey, I've been slacking since I came back. It's...

Hey, I've been slacking since I came back. It's no fun taking care of 10 months worth of pilled up bills and obligations. Riding the worst roads in SA, being chased by armed bandits (not that I had...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,453
Posted By igorshen
last post

Hey Vince,

I just saw your latest post with pics and they reminded me of the good times there. Even though it's been only a few weeks since I came back, it all seems like a distant memory now. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 147,404
Posted By igorshen
u waited all this time for a RR ?

Hey Fred,

I wish I asked you more about your epic trip when we met you in Rio. I guess I'll find out soon. Looking forward to see all the pics and hear about the adventure you've been through.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey Mike, So good to see you "around." I...

Hey Mike,

So good to see you "around." I hope you got out and enjoyed this summer in the Rockies.

I wish we were heading in the same direction and could ride a little longer in Mexico. But...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey fellow ex-engineer, I see from you...

Hey fellow ex-engineer,

I see from you report that you're about to cross Darien. Good luck with the boat ride. If you get on a decent boat, you'll have a blast.

I have no intentions of going...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Well, the photo came out completely unexpected. ...

Well, the photo came out completely unexpected. I didn't even see her showing V when I took the pic. Could it be that she watches too much rap videos? She was a real poser and loved being...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
El Fin

The route map is here (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107856389924935162171.00047cd4b064c445e5d80&ll=-6.577303,-75.410156&spn=59.355226,79.013672&z=4).




Day 273 –...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey Louis, Thanks for your flattering...

Hey Louis,

Thanks for your flattering comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my RR. I do read other people's writings and I can tell they are much more eloquent. I wish I could write like them, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey Lumpy, $2100? Wow, I was gonna let it...

Hey Lumpy,

$2100? Wow, I was gonna let it go for $500 (without panniers). Seems you have higher opinion of the bike than I. Well, you are not way off (especially since I didn't mention that I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey guys, Everything is cool. I'm battling...

Hey guys,

Everything is cool. I'm battling Peruvian bureaucracy for importation papers for the bike. Yeah, that puppy has already been peruvianized.

My official riding part of this trip is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey Vasco, If I had to choose between the...

Hey Vasco,

If I had to choose between the west and east coasts of SA, I'd probably still choose the Andean route. This does not mean that the east coast route is not worth doing.

I rode the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hey Walt, You crack me up. I really doubt...

Hey Walt,

You crack me up. I really doubt that the particular model of the filter makes difference. I remember years ago I shot one picture in the Sierras at around 12000 ft. The sky was almost...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
To be honest, I was disappointed with the...

To be honest, I was disappointed with the Transoceanic HWY on the Brazilian side. It was all fazendas and nothing else. Besides, they were burning the weeds and the air was extremely hazy.

If...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Hehe, glad to hear that this pic made you smile. ...

Hehe, glad to hear that this pic made you smile. But don't laugh too much. It can happen to you too, if you get a taste of freedom somewhere in the Amazon. You may never even come back :wink:

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
You're right, after-market part was weaker. ...

You're right, after-market part was weaker.

The clutch was ok before, it was close to the other end of the range, but I adjusted it anyways.

Learned yet another false alarm. Glad it wasn't...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
Map of the route and current location is here...

Map of the route and current location is here...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
I used to love soccer and play it when I was a...

I used to love soccer and play it when I was a kid, but then I lost interest. Of Brazilian teams, I only know about Flamengo. Their stores are everywhere.



I really hope your wife does not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 193,627
Posted By igorshen
I adjusted it as per Pierre's suggestion last...

I adjusted it as per Pierre's suggestion last night, but the problem still persisted, till this morning ...




Thanks for support and mechanics. I figured it out before even taking it to a...
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