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Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,280
Posted By racki
I carry this in map pocket on left forearm (bmw...

I carry this in map pocket on left forearm (bmw rallye jacket) - most of the time it is facing up, never had problems with marking correct location. I guess if it can't see sky clearly it might drain...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By racki
Two years ago it took me two weeks to do...

Two years ago it took me two weeks to do Sydney-Cape York-Sydney (with Fraser Island thrown in for good measure). Cairns and back took 4 days out of it and and I don't recommend to do it in such a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 213,684
Posted By racki
You may not like them, but judging by the sticker...

You may not like them, but judging by the sticker - this one is your friend!
And yes - I totally agree with what other mates said before. Simply stunning.
Bart
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Don't want to disappoint you, but I'm afraid...

Don't want to disappoint you, but I'm afraid you've seen all the good ones already - the rest is blurry/too dark/too bright/not interesting. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Now I could go anywhere solo - I figured that...

Now I could go anywhere solo - I figured that travelling solo gives me more freedom and less responsibility, which are the most important components of motorcycle travel. The other components, like...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
It looks like you overdone it a bit - now she...

It looks like you overdone it a bit - now she thinks I wrote it from fake account only to fool her into letting me go for another trip :evil
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Thanks a lot! Not sure if I received +1 before,...

Thanks a lot! Not sure if I received +1 before, so I'll take it as my first ever!
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
That wasn't her - if it was her and I had put it...

That wasn't her - if it was her and I had put it on the web, I would be few feet under the ground now :deal
Magda looks way better, but you have to trust me on this one

Thanks for compliments.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,861
Views: 3,258,644
Posted By racki
Not sure if they were talking about me and my...

Not sure if they were talking about me and my buddy John, but if that's the case then Australian is correct. The other issue is that we were there year ago, so they might be talking about someone...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,831
Posted By racki
I like your style - both writing and travel. I...

I like your style - both writing and travel.
I know it's hard to put it together so long after the trip, so will keep my fingers crossed.:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 87,566
Posted By racki
You can upload track for each day to...

You can upload track for each day to ridewithgps.com and share a link or embed it within your RR. It's awesome to read RR and check gps track at the same time - it just adds another dimension in my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Well, putting me among those guys is undeserved,...

Well, putting me among those guys is undeserved, but I'll take it! Thanks! :evil

As to capability if XC on such a trip, let me just say that I've seen at least 6 of them on Cape York, all without...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
No way! My beauty is deteriorating rapidly and...

No way! My beauty is deteriorating rapidly and I'll keep it just to remember those days, when I was still handsome :D

I've done another ride - much shorter this time. I'll try to force myself to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,328
Posted By racki
There is fuse for ABS somewhere on the side of a...

There is fuse for ABS somewhere on the side of a bike, next to battery. I got mine smashed on a trip and ABS was off for some 12000km :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 665,902
Posted By racki
Looks like Cape York was a prime location for...

Looks like Cape York was a prime location for X-Challenge spotters. Over three days I've seen about 5 of them, which proves how good these bikes are when it comes to demanding conditions.

Here is...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 123,529
Posted By racki
Well - I would be the one on the right on the...

Well - I would be the one on the right on the last photo then and my name is Bart.:1drink
It was great meeting you guys, sorry I ran in a hurry without saying goodbye. I made it home in time, even...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 665,902
Posted By racki
No, there is not. I did about 23000 km on my trip...

No, there is not. I did about 23000 km on my trip and after that guys in service told me it was still within tolerance. Just check it before departure.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 665,902
Posted By racki
No matter how hard you try to reinforce bags, you...

No matter how hard you try to reinforce bags, you do it just to discourage 'opportunistic thieves' - real pro-scumbag will always find a way to get your stuff. Kevlar, locks, steel line or whatever...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,325
Posted By racki
It's quite entertaining to read google translate...

It's quite entertaining to read google translate results in Polish, good effort guys!
As for photos and craziness of the ride - respect!
Can't wait to read details. First question - what's the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 102,154
Posted By racki
Hang on a minute! I've seen it somewhere! ...

Hang on a minute! I've seen it somewhere!

Good job with ride report Fernan, I enjoy both photos and text.
Bart

http://www.jabar.com.pl/TransAzja/Photos/Photos%20big/P1030730.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
I've been to Adelaide during Easter long weekend...

I've been to Adelaide during Easter long weekend - did some shakedown ride to check equipment before this trip. I went to Cameron Corner, then via Strzelecki track to Flinders, Adelaide and back to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
It's couple of months since my return, so...

It's couple of months since my return, so everything is back to normal. Magda (my wife) got her rider's licence and we bought her a scooter - she cannot understand now why she ever wanted a car :D...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 98,652
Posted By racki
Re kids throwing rocks - the best method is to...

Re kids throwing rocks - the best method is to ride straight at them, revving engine a bit. Once you spot them reaching for stones, steer towards them. Sounds brutal, but it's very effective and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
This may sound strange, but I feel detached from...

This may sound strange, but I feel detached from this whole trip now. I can almost read it like someone's else RR. It might be my poor memory of course...
I was super proud to finish this trip and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Reading this RR out loud is not recommended -...

Reading this RR out loud is not recommended - good you read it quietly then! :D

I would love to cisit Cambodia one day, that would be one of the furthest commute to work ever! I would help you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
It's easy to prove this thesis in just about any...

It's easy to prove this thesis in just about any Russian city and this photo is far from being the best to prove it. I made it just to prove how difficult walking conditions they have to deal with -...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 98,652
Posted By racki
Those Russian customs marks are hard to get rid...

Those Russian customs marks are hard to get rid of, aren't they? those on my bike were there for 20 000km before my father dissolved them with something, but it looks like yours will be there for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 98,652
Posted By racki
The moment I left Mongilia I wished to go back...

The moment I left Mongilia I wished to go back straight away. From what you wrote it's obvious it will be the same with you :D
The best part of it is that there is nothing special - no forest, not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Thanks, I'm glad I didn't ruin your Sunday...

Thanks, I'm glad I didn't ruin your Sunday afternoon! :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 665,902
Posted By racki
It looks more and more like 'I wanted to get KTM...

It looks more and more like 'I wanted to get KTM but orange feels wrong for some reason'. Low fender, now fairing... I trusted your thinking and tested it - 20 000 km across Asia on X and I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,747,166
Posted By racki
Not taking anything from Doug, Russian police is...

Not taking anything from Doug, Russian police is not as bad as you think. They stop bikers mostly out of curiosity - I was stopped there many times and I had to pull the rego papers out just once (I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Thanks for kind words, Geoff. Bike is in...

Thanks for kind words, Geoff.

Bike is in good hands - my brother and dad are bored enough to bring it to mint condition. So far it looks better than on the day one of my trip :clap, and they are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it and it would be...

Thanks. I'm glad you liked it and it would be nice to ride long distance again. Eh... Maybe one day...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Not sure if you noticed yet, but this whole forum...

Not sure if you noticed yet, but this whole forum thing is designed for people to fall in debts. One guy, ages ago, made first RR and ever since other guys pays their duties by writing their own RR....
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
For quite a long time it's going to be...

For quite a long time it's going to be home-work-home kind of trip for me...
I would love to cross the whole Russia through - it's a nice country and not having to deal with border crosings could...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Day 63 – The last one<?xml:namespace prefix = o...

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I was so excited about smells in Hungaria, that I have to mention dominant...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
My speed of updating is so lame, that in reality...

My speed of updating is so lame, that in reality I'm back in Australia already. There is just one more day missing, one more push and I'll be through!
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Day 62 – Somewhere near Capusu Mare (Romania)...

Day 62 – Somewhere near Capusu Mare (Romania) –Rudnik (Poland)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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Our plan was simple to begin...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Day 61 – Varna (almost) – somewhere near Capusu...

Day 61 – Varna (almost) – somewhere near Capusu Mare (Romania)
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Maciej told me to ride like I was on my own....
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,158
Posted By racki
Hmmm... Beer.. That would be nice, but I'm in...

Hmmm... Beer.. That would be nice, but I'm in Sydney already. I'm slow on updates recently - massive jet lag puts me down everyday at 5 pm.
It's good to hear that my info was usefull for once!
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