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Old 04-20-2009, 04:55 AM   #31
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Great report, always nice to see another part of the world through the eyes of someone on a bike.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:43 AM   #32
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One of the problems of riding to Israel, would be the stamp in the passport and what this means in all of the surrounding countries. Also what a stamp from one of the surrounding countries means in terms of ability in getting to Israel easily.
Other than that I guess it would be like riding in Iraq. Patrols, checkpoints all over the place, tanks, you never know whether a stray bullet/rocket will hit you or the bike, or a hummer/tank will ride all over you, if the hotel will still be in place the next day either due to a Palestinian suicide bomber or an Israeli bulldozer or whether war will be declared or not the next day with any of the surrounding countries. Sounds like a lot of fun.
But I would like to see your reports and proven wrong.
Regarding the first part of your question, when arriving in Israel you need to teel the immigration officer not to stamp your passport. He/She will then give you a paper with the stamp ( and keep your passport clear) that you need to return on your leaving Israel .
As for Tanks , Wars, road checks and unwanted pregnencies make sure that you stay in bed on Friday the 13th and you will most probebly keep safe and childless.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:51 AM   #33
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Great ride report. Keep them coming it is always great to see different parts of the world.
You should try to include a ride to an area that that has a kibutz and explain to everyone what that is. My sister lived in a kibutz for a few years, I think near a orange grove. Also my nephew left last year to go serve in the army.
Am I the only one to see that Goride is the only guy riding with all those lovely ladies . NICE JOB!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:50 AM   #34
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Great ride report. Keep them coming it is always great to see different parts of the world.
You should try to include a ride to an area that that has a kibutz and explain to everyone what that is. My sister lived in a kibutz for a few years, I think near a orange grove. Also my nephew left last year to go serve in the army.
Am I the only one to see that Goride is the only guy riding with all those lovely ladies . NICE JOB!!!
He's not the only one ....

I'm joining him most of the time ....

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Old 04-20-2009, 09:22 AM   #35
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Excellent - Keep them coming.


(and yet another reason to like Israeli girls!)
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:32 AM   #36
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Excellent - Keep them coming.


(and yet another reason to like Israeli girls!)
I agree and hope that I don't cause offence to mention that the ladies on your ride are all

HOT!
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:09 PM   #37
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I agree and hope that I don't cause offence to mention that the ladies on your ride are all

HOT!
Thank you, I'll pass them your comment

As for tanks in the streets and wars all around. well, you might think
I am biased, but I don't see any tanks out of my bedroom window....

Those of you that had been in Israel probably remember that it's looks like any other European country. Except the weather...
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:09 PM   #38
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off road pix around Israel

Hello everyone
My name is Nave I'm from Israel and I have been writing up until now on the Suzuki DR750/800 thread.
I follow the advice of guys from there and uploding here a collection of pics from my rides around Israel with my very modified Suzuki DR800...
hope you enjoy

well, i'm going to start with some pix from the time when the bike was still looking like a dr800...

this one was taking at the Judean desert, about 30 minute east to Jerusalem.


and this one was taking about 20 minute west to Jerusalem...
how about that in change of scenery in less then 1 hour ride...


this one is from- Ramot Menash or the hills of Menash...
about half an hour driving north from Tel-Aviv...




now lets go a bit up to the north, more true- the south of the north, the place where I was born and I'm going back to live in 6 months
the area is the lower gallile and the round mountain is mount Tavor.
just behind it (to the west) is the city of Nazareth

















Back to the center of Israel-
i will let the pix to talk...

















Now lets go back to the desert:





































When a lot is on your mind what is better then leaving everything behind and go to clean the disturb mind in a few days in the desert?
So, I pick up the wife, 2 kids and the bike and went to visit good friends who live in a small "moshav" named- Faran in south Israel where they grow peppers.

On Friday morning welcomed me a beautiful sunny autumn day- some clouds in the sky and clear and clean air with excellent visibility.

Perfect!!!


had a rough idea about where I want to go and decided to decide as I go, see who or what I will find on the way…which is one of the benefits of riding solo…

I only knew that I want to end the day on a beautiful point above the Ramon crater

As usual, on the way I met some very nice people- bicycle riders, hikers and also to surprise some gazelle andibex- who don’t give you the time to pull out the camera…
Between one wadi and anther I made time for coffee or tea breaks, by my self or with
Guests I met on the way.
To my surprise I didn’t meet any motorcycles…

When the sun was not so high in the sky I finely got to the point where I took these pictures. What a place to finish a day. Any day!

I have to share with you something- I put the bike over there riding on. To get to that point you have to go over a crack that is about 40cm width and over 50m deep. I notice that only after the front wheel was already on the other side…

After I took some pictures and enjoyed the view it was time to get the bike from there… then some strange fear trickle dawn my spine…




The way beck I did walking the bike, and not looking down…

From there it's a short ride to the small town of mitzpe ramon. It's time to put some gas in the tank air in the tires to fit them for some fast on road ride. (I have only good things to say about the Dunlop D606)

That was the dessert of the day- 80 kilometer of empty desert road with slow curves, long full gasstraights and excellent landscape beck to Faran.

Perfect day, perfect bike.

Going beck to the south...
after reading about some of you guys riding at the snow i just have to warm you up with some pix from this weekend...

me and a good friend on a XR650 left the wifes and kids and...




replacing a torn clutch cable...


then we arrived here...a white crack in the middle of all the black and brown


good time to rest and take the gear off


a look from above


all the gear is off...


i will spare you our pix here...





and a look from the bottom


puncture is a part of the game


2 kinds of desert camel...


the next day i took Maya for some hill climbing.


so she can get a good view...





these camels are evrey were...


hope i got you warm up :)


well, I promise you some green too...
Just return from a week end at the north (where it's green )
and a month from now all is going to be yellow...
this time I went to the Golan Hights-





the way starts from -200 meters at the sea of Galile and from there is a climb up to +2200 meters at the highst place.
i went to the south of the Golan to the triangle border between Israel, Jordan and Syria.





the Golan is a wonderful mix of un touched nature with large agriculture field. both in there peak now.
peach blooming













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Old 04-20-2009, 01:37 PM   #39
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Thanks Nave

Thank you Nave for your contribution to my thread.
You almost covered all kind of landscapes Israel can offer.
I assume these pictures weren't taken recently, don't they?

have safe journeys!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #40
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Thank you Nave for your contribution to my thread.
You almost covered all kind of landscapes Israel can offer.
I assume these pictures weren't taken recently, don't they?

have safe journeys!
Hey :)
I was real happy to bump into your thread
Is a video from your tour on fullgaz?

The oldst picture is from 2006 (I think) and the pix from the white canyon and the Golan are from this month.

probably we will meet on some dusty place one day...
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:56 PM   #41
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Thank you! Keep it coming!

A question: How difficult is it for someone to fly in, rent a bike and go ADVriding in Israel?

Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:42 AM   #42
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Thank you! Keep it coming!

A question: How difficult is it for someone to fly in, rent a bike and go ADVriding in Israel?

Thanks!
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible due to the fact there are no places to hire a bike in Israel. Skooters are easy to find.
I know that BMW may rant you a bike, but it should be expensive.

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #43
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2 things, well maybe 3

I will have a new desktop photo from this thread

I will subscribe and keep on top of this one

I will make it to the holy land in my life, hopefully w/ a bike.

Oh and Israeli women are beautiful. My wife's only a Pittsburgh Jew and she's pretty hot
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:10 AM   #44
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My little contribution..

3 days solo off road trip in the south part of ISRAEL

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:20 PM   #45
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awesome photos guys! looks like israel is a hidden gem for adventure motorcycling !
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