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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-07-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By eightup
Got the word doc. Thanks Chip for the file and...

Got the word doc. Thanks Chip for the file and your help.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-04-2014, 12:06 PM
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Sticky: Tet
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Posted By eightup
Got the .pdf file. Thanks in advance!

Got the .pdf file. Thanks in advance!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-24-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By eightup
I got the .pdf file. Thanks a ton in advance!!

I got the .pdf file. Thanks a ton in advance!!
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 507,222
Posted By eightup
I got a spot in Elkins, AR. I have a couple...

I got a spot in Elkins, AR. I have a couple spare bedrooms, a garage, and a backyard if you prefer to sleep in your tent.

Basic hand tools and metal working tools. I have access to more if you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
The Motorcycle

My trusty 2006 DRZ400S, Nicole. A few people said the DRZ would be too small and it was for 2up travel. When I was solo it was perfect. Small enough to pick up easily (which I did a lot), reliable...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Summary

I enjoyed the shit out of this trip and I cannot wait to go again. In hindsight I do feel like I travelled too quickly though and didn't take the time to fully immerse myself in the culture. If I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Vincent Van Gogh

After packing up camp outside of Paris we headed off to see the grave of Vincent Van Gogh. He is buried in his home town, Auvers-sur-Oise, in the town cemetery. The whole town is kind of centered...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
We of course had to go to the top of the Eiffel...

We of course had to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I really wish I had a camera that would take panoramic shots because almost all of Paris was viewable from the top.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
To Paris

After leaving Omaha Beach we saddled back up and headed south to Paris. After accidentally heading too far into the city once, we stop to find some wifi and a campground. Thank god for Mcdonald's...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Thanks guys. Should be finishing up this RR in a...

Thanks guys. Should be finishing up this RR in a couple days.
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Omaha Beach

It wasn't what I expected. When I think of Omaha Beach I think of war, violence, and the death associated with it. What I found was a neat little beach with people playing in the water. We climbed...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Ferry Ride

We booked a ferry crossing from England to Jersey then to St Malo, France. Of course it showed we would be arriving at 11pm. Exactly what we wanted to avoid. But at least the ride was interesting....
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Castle or Gun Fort?

From Stonehenge we got an early start and headed south towards the English channel. We had our sights set on exploring a castle or two before crossing the channel. It seems like the entire...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Stonehenge

After a couple days in London doing the typical tourist stuff. We set off towards the English countryside and Stonehenge. I skipped a few mods to the bike before leaving, one of them being an...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
So there's this girl...

Before I left on this trip I went out and met a girl. I had known her for a couple days when I mentioned that I was leaving in a couple days to go travel Europe and stuff. We kept in touch via...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Maintenance Time

Travelling south through Sweden it became apparent that my rear tire was quickly losing its tread and wouldn't make it much further. I pulled up the tent space thread and sent out a PM to Don T...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Norway is long

Riding the coast of Norway was a time consuming process. Not that I didn't love every minute of it. But there would be times where I could see a town across the fjord but there would still be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
The Sun Never Sets

It was light out, a lot. Which made it a hell of a lot easier to set up a tent at "night". From Nordkapp I worked my way down the eastern coastline. The rain was kind enough to follow me and I was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Nordkapp, Norway

I crossed through Finland pretty quickly. I found one gas station where I washed my face and hair before saddling up again and heading north. The plan was to reach Nordkapp, Norway. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Finland

The drive through Finland was pretty straight forward. I say this because the roads were pretty much straight. For the record, a dirt road in Finland is better than most of the roads in Russia.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Day 30ish... On the road again I set off...

Day 30ish... On the road again

I set off from St. Petersburg with crossing the border on my mind. It was only about 200 or so kilometers away which would allow ample time to cross the border. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
After my stay at the hostel was up I found a...

After my stay at the hostel was up I found a couple on couchsurfing that was able to provide a room. Their life seemed pretty typical of a young American couple. They showed me some of the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Guess I should finish this eh? Day 29: St....

Guess I should finish this eh?

Day 29: St. Petersburg

With the bike fixed and stashed I was now worry free. Looks like Russia would not be keeping my motorcycle after all :D The hostel was...
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By eightup
Probably about 10-15 miles. I knew about how new...

Probably about 10-15 miles. I knew about how new tires can be slick, but I wasn't thinking.
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By eightup
Roundabout + New Tire? = Gear Test

I always hoped I wouldn't have to post in this section but here's my story.

I started the day off with taking care of all the maintenance on the bike: new rear tire, oil change, check valve...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Day 28: A Quest for a Welder

Location: Saint Petersburg

I had one goal for the day and that was to get the bike fixed. Considering I had about 8,000 km left to travel before reaching my next friend it was kinda important. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Thanks, PM sent.

Thanks, PM sent.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
I found a Location Hostel for like $20ish a...

I found a Location Hostel for like $20ish a night. This is the first hostel I have ever stayed at and its a new experience that's for sure. I signed up for couch surfing so I will be doing that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Day 27: There are only 2 things to fear in Russia: The roads and fools

Starting Point: North of Moscow

I decided to sleep in, since it never got dark I didn't see a point in getting up when it got light. Around 8 AM I started packing up and the number of mosquitoes...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Day 26?: On the road again

After spending 2 weeks in Moscow I was ready to hit the road again. I said good bye to my the people I was staying with, pulled my motorcycle from the depths of the market, loaded all my gear, and I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,111
Posted By eightup
Good read so far, definitely looking forward to...

Good read so far, definitely looking forward to the rest of this. I couldn't convince any of my military buddies to take enough time off to go travel Europe. Key West is a pretty cool place to...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By eightup
I would send him an email. He would probably be...

I would send him an email. He would probably be able to work something out via air or at least get you pointed in the right direction.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 143,533
Posted By eightup
Nope sorry, shortly after taking that picture I...

Nope sorry, shortly after taking that picture I was engaged in battle with an overwhelming number of gnats. I promptly retreated.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By eightup
I shipped mine through Knopf Tours. Dropped the...

I shipped mine through Knopf Tours. Dropped the bike off in Florida and picked it up in Germany. All paperwork was handled, I was on the road by the time I got my battery reconnected, mirrors...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Funny Story

Forgot to include this in a previous post. Upon arrival in Moscow, I put my bike in paid parking for an hour or so to use the wifi in the cafe. After I had gotten in contact with my friend and let...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
Few pictures from the All-Russian Exposition...

Few pictures from the All-Russian Exposition Center:

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m613/eightup747/Europe%20and%20Russia/IMG_0715_zpsae84e8f0.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
You have a thread about traveling through Europe...

You have a thread about traveling through Europe and Scandinavia right? I read it lol. Or maybe I just didn't look at the dates close enough and the trip has already happened or is farther in the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
I should be passing through your area right as...

I should be passing through your area right as you are ready to head out on your trip. Shame we are going opposite directions. If you want to grab a beer and talk bikes and traveling, I would be...
Forum: EMEA 05-29-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By eightup
Haven't had an issue finding it in Russia yet,...

Haven't had an issue finding it in Russia yet, although I have yet to get into the rural areas. So it could vary
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,867
Posted By eightup
More Photos

I'm currently hiding from the rain here in Moscow, hopefully the sun shows up soon cause there is a lot to do here.

A few things I have noticed along the way. In Germany it was always a knife...
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