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Old 04-21-2009, 11:07 PM   #46
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if u just know where 2 look 4....

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awesome photos guys! looks like israel is a hidden gem for adventure motorcycling !
here it somewher near Latrun monstry
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:17 AM   #47
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Brave Girl Nataly. Thx for sharing'em with us.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:44 AM   #48
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thanks guys for showing us a part of the world we hardly get to see.

Great landscape, I like the Golan heights.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:04 PM   #49
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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.
Wish I had you as an advisor 2 years ago when I was childless
As for the passport thing I didn't know such an arrangement was possible.

Apart form that, the pictures are magnificent...quite some terrain you got there for all kinds of (offroad) expertise. How about temperature variations in the night?
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:55 AM   #50
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"temperature variations" depand in which part.
next to the sea, varied by 5~7 celsius degrees.
in the desert, varied by 15~25 celsius degrees.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:01 AM   #51
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temperatre variations

It is not late to come visit!
Temperatre variations depend on location. In Tel Aviv, as example to a city near the coastline, it is about 24C during the day and about 18C at night. Of course that in the summer it's about 32C and 25C. Main issue is humidity.
In the Negev desert, it can reach 35C at day and low as 15C at night.


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Wish I had you as an advisor 2 years ago when I was childless
As for the passport thing I didn't know such an arrangement was possible.

Apart form that, the pictures are magnificent...quite some terrain you got there for all kinds of (offroad) expertise. How about temperature variations in the night?
Speedy recovery to your GS buddy
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:38 AM   #52
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As for the passport thing I didn't know such an arrangement was possible.
This often works, and I commend Israel for accommodating travelers with a separate piece of paper, but it is important to note that in the past some border guards from surrounding countries have insisted on stamping your passport upon exiting their country as you enter Israel. Since the stamp often includes the border crossing name (e.g Taba) it makes it pretty easy for future border guards to figure out that you visited Israel...even without an Israeli stamp in your passport...

So it's probably best to try and avoid passport stamps altogether when traveling through the Middle East.

Great pics. Todah rabah.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:26 PM   #53
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In the fields

When we don't have the time to travel far, we ride close to home. between the cities along the coastline,
there are many fields in which I used to ride with my bicycle as a child. Many citrus trees,
easy to ride gravel paths and more than all - some quiet from the city noise.
Since my friend Itiel just got his brand new Tenere, and my bike just have been cleaned, i
t's a perfect time to look for some dust.
So we all met in Raanana city, and looked for the gravel.

My bike just cleaned out!



Meeting Itiel with his brand new Tenere:





This is an overlook view of where we are going to ride. About 25KM north to Tel Aviv, parallel to the shore:



and a closer view of the fields. Most of the trees here are oranges,
tangerines and pomelos. notice the stright bright line - this is the coastline railway.

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Old 04-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #54
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to the fields

So we enterring the fields. The hours is near 4 PM and sunset is close by.



Shira with the Transalp feels like at home.
At the background you can see the sidelock of Raanana.





Itiels new bike mets the gravel for the first time!





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Old 04-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #55
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to the fields

I just love this hour of the day!







These fields are rather small riding area, so we actually rode in circles.
Yet, the views and the weather were perfect!

I just finished my studies and closing my laptop to ride back home, so I'll post more soon.
Stay tuned.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:40 PM   #56
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to the fields

It is now almost spring and everything is flowering!





nice sunset!



Succesfuly we found some mud!





the land is craving for some water. this winter was arid .



My bike once was clean, now dirty.

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #57
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to the fields

On the way, we found these parcticing on the motocross track nearby.







They didn't reach close to the electricity wires as it seemd in the pictures...



If my bike was only a bit lighter....

We continued riding the paths and routs.






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Old 04-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #58
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to the fields

Natanya city is visible in the far background.



Sun was dropping down fast!



so this is a great time for a coffee stop!





It seems that the AT was designed to fit that fields and sunset backgrounds.







We leave the fields as sun is totaly down.



I like these quick rides near home. We try to do that often.
Thank you for your time.
Please send me any questions, comments or remarks.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:30 PM   #59
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Good stuff! Thanks for the rides and the beautiful pictures
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #60
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A question: How difficult is it for someone to fly in, rent a bike and go ADVriding in Israel?

Thanks!
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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.
I might just have to do it the hard way - via RTW tour.... or consider a scooter - unfortunately, this would limit where one could go...
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