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Old 12-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #121
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What a great read! Really enjoyed the pictures and narration. And , on a DR350, one of my favorite bikes of past. Liked it better than the DRZ400SE I later bought and sold.
The buildings are so amazing. Nothing like that in the USA for sure.
Thanks so much for the time and work to share your amazing journey with us who will probably never be able to see these things except for travel reports such as yours.
My Veronie side of the family ( my mom ) orginates from Nice from what I gather. But, I can't speak Italian and totally destroy French and get along in English. ;-)
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:20 AM   #122
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Fantastic report Love the DR350 as well
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:32 PM   #123
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Fantastico Momi :)

A great report of an amazing journey.

I like your choice of bike. More and more people seem to be opting for smaller bikes... and having a great time on them

Not that there is anything wrong with big girls like the KTM's and 1200's but a lot of us just don't have the moola for them.

Bravo Momi
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:14 PM   #124
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well done momi.good to see you dont need the big expensive bikes to have a great adventure. well done
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:17 AM   #125
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Fantastico Momi :)

A great report of an amazing journey.

I like your choice of bike. More and more people seem to be opting for smaller bikes... and having a great time on them

Not that there is anything wrong with big girls like the KTM's and 1200's but a lot of us just don't have the moola for them.

Bravo Momi
4 reasons about my motorcycle choose

1) $$$$$$$$ little, second hand it costed around 1650$
2) the weight: this is my first motorcycle ( previously i had just experience with Vespa 125 PX, the scooter, and a week with yamaha 225 XT)
3) reliability: the 350 DR is a strong donkey: you can put even water in the tank
4) facility of maintenance: 1 cylinder 4 strokes, no special accessory
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:53 PM   #126
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great report, thanks for sharing! you should watch mondo enduro if you havent already seen it, about group of english guys who ride 44,oookm round the world on suzuki dr350's,great bike and seems very tough for these kind of trips.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:35 PM   #127
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Wow, great ride report! Thanks!
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #128
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Great trip looks familiar from summer 07


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I was agree with my two friend (Sanzio and Pacchia) to meet in the point 5 of Bishkek Lonely Planet map, but my book was 5 years old, and their new. Fortunately my 5 point was their hotel and so we met in Bishkek.


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at the restaurant










at the disco (bad picture i know)




Next morning I take them to the bus station: I’m going to Osh (Uzbekistan border) and they are going to the lake. After one hour I went to the wrong way and take the direction to the Kazakistan border. Bad thing. A car begin to follow me and after a while come side by side. The driver was a cop, driving a normal car, without symbols. I could speak just some words in English and obviously Russian. I pretend to understand nothing, so he began to write. This kind of situations are the same all over the world: he wants money. Speed limit: obviously no radar no picture, nothing. In the scanner of the sheet you can see the haggling. The cop began asking 300$, but after one hour of contractions we went down to 50$. This sheet is the only souvenir that I bought during my trip: not cheap but really picturesque !



The road to Osh is spectacular
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Pacchia and Sanzio told me to be careful to the tunnels on the road: no ventilation inside. But I have with me mask thet I use in my factory to protect from dust: it was ok.






in the mountain there aren’t gas station: you have to buy gas from yurta







a stop in a little bunch of hoses and yurta called Parish these guys are working in a little restaurant/motel: we made small talk about my trip and my country. I explained the big difference between Italian ladies and central Asia ladies: in my country at home the woman is the dictator.



they given to me the Shrek puppet as lucky charm







Around evening I reach Toktogul:
the hotel



the room



the shower: you had to go back to the hotel to take the water from the river



For the dinner I decided to go outside to buy something to eat in a shop: very dark and few people in the streets, but I heard music coming from a restaurant: a wedding. I asked to the owner to stay and have a dinner. Ok so went by my night :





restaurant owner












this girls are looking to my italian-russian phrase book






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Old 01-31-2009, 02:40 AM   #129
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Grande!

SEI UN GRANDE!!!!! TROPPO FORTE MOMI!!!!
Uno di questi giorni ti mando un messaggio... mi piacerebbe fare un viaggio in moto da quelle parti del mondo! grazie per le foto e per l'avventura!
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:54 AM   #130
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Hi Momi ...
Greeting from Indonesia
I just read your ride report and I love it
simple sentence [easy to understand] and great photos.
You not just enjoy new place/landscape by yourself but also meet a lot of people !!

No much rider can be like you, Momi ...

regard,
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #131
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Great report and awesome pictures. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:36 AM   #132
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Loved this ride report!

you make the trip look so easy! now I want to go myself as well

Hope you have a chance to see another part of the world in the same method!



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Old 02-13-2009, 10:28 AM   #133
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Hi Momi ...
Greeting from Indonesia
I just read your ride report and I love it
simple sentence [easy to understand] and great photos.
You not just enjoy new place/landscape by yourself but also meet a lot of people !!

No much rider can be like you, Momi ...

regard,
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It's been a while since i visited the forum...simple english (mine)--->simple sentence
Thanks a lot for your compliments
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:30 AM   #134
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Loved this ride report!

you make the trip look so easy! now I want to go myself as well

Hope you have a chance to see another part of the world in the same method!



Just start because remember that Every big trip always begin with a little step
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:58 PM   #135
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Interesting RR. Good work!
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