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Old 04-30-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Wandering Wolsly, a 100 day trip through Europe, Russia and the Caucasus

Hello great nation of adventure motorcyclists,

As my plans for my 4 month trip are coming together I think it is about time I stop lurking and share some of it with you inmates. Starting at the end of august I am leaving Amsterdam, Holland and heading through Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, France, Belgium and back home.
Something like this:


The Russia/Georgia border crossing is still uncertain but we will see how that goes the coming months.
As I really have no ties or places to be at certain moments other then being back home mid December the route is subjected to change.
My Girlfriend will probably join me for a few weeks somewhere along Turkey
Some of the prep stuff I already put on my websitehttp://www.wolsly.com as the website is part of this prep it is still a “work in progress” since I have no experience with blogging/website building whatsoever.
I am hoping for some input from you guys for “must see's”, places to stay and maybe meet up some of you somewhere along the way.
Be save and lets have a few

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Hi Wolsly! Nog een mede-Nederlander hiero

Awesome route! What kind of bike are you going to take on your trip?
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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coinsidence?!?!?!

Yesterday as my shift ends and my colleague for the next shift and I have a coffee before I leave he tells me about his brother planning a trip to Greece and filming it all.
What about that Mr Cathalina.... I know Holland isn’t big but hey isn’t this coincidence or what?????.

I own a 2002 R1150GS which will hopefully bring me all the way .
Great job on your website by the way.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:36 AM   #4
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Yesterday as my shift ends and my colleague for the next shift and I have a coffee before I leave he tells me about his brother planning a trip to Greece and filming it all.
What about that Mr Cathalina.... I know Holland isn’t big but hey isn’t this coincidence or what?????.

I own a 2002 R1150GS which will hopefully bring me all the way .
Great job on your website by the way.
Hahaha that's extraordinary I believe he sent me a pic of your bike some time ago... dark grey, is it not? Are you going to change panniers or just leave the plastic ones on? I'm doing a small trip to Friesland tomorrow, and just now I'm noticing that extra luggagespace is something really worth having

If you want, we could ride together some time and exchange experiences thanks for the compliment too!
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:17 AM   #5
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site down ?!?!?!

My website went down this weekend, aaaggghhh..... forgot (and did not know how) to make a backup
Took the bike out this weekend, brought me al the way to Hamburg and back, great city by the way.

And yes Mr. 13 lets meet up to have drink that would be great, maybe there are other cheeseheads out there that would like to join us?

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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Speaking of cheese heads...

It seems the entire country is going to ride and pillage Europe this summer. Keep us posted!
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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Yahrr, ride 'n pillage!

Maybe Hemelvaart or Pinksteren?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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Pinksteren sounds fine. It'll be one day before my Alp is scheduled for its regular maintenance. It might be nice to have the bike desperately need it for a change
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #9
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Yahrr, ride 'n pillage!

Maybe Hemelvaart or Pinksteren?
Hemelvaart would work better for me as on Pinksteren I will have to work until 22:30.

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:30 AM   #10
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GPS logger thingy

Last weekend I did some sort of a test run with the bike. As we did not did a proper long distance trip together she took me to Hamburg




It was a bit wet out there but everything worked out fine....

And the website is back up.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:23 AM   #11
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a little to busy.....

Been busy with visa applications, hyperpro springs, websites and oh yes my employer still wants me to do stuff and things.

It seems that the border-crossing from Russia to Georgia is a go.

Done a bit of this on the bike:




The new fancy purple hyperpro hiding in the back.

I guess "hemelvaart" is a bit out of the picture for the ADV cheesehead meet?? How about Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 of July?


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Old 05-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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Well done on the progress! Like the DIY-thing going on there

I got a tour coming up the 16th of June by the way, you're free to ride along Veluwe area. PM for details.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #13
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Well done on the progress! Like the DIY-thing going on there

I got a tour coming up the 16th of June by the way, you're free to ride along Veluwe area. PM for details.
Wait and see what we had to do to get the rear spring done
I will upload a picture as soon as I can.

During that weekend I will be at Hellfest in France enjoying some HeavyMetal and a hole lotta
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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Here is a picture of Fridays work:



Damn those things are though!!!!!
But we did it
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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Wait and see what we had to do to get the rear spring done
I will upload a picture as soon as I can.

During that weekend I will be at Hellfest in France enjoying some HeavyMetal and a hole lotta
Wolsly
I've visted the Belgian festival of Graspop numerous times, they share most of the line-up with Hellfest.

Keep up the good work
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