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Old 01-24-2012, 03:31 AM   #241
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My wife and I are your age and we have been reading this non-stop. We envision doing a trip like this although probably with two bikes instead of two up. Thanks for the report, very well done. We can't wait to see the rest!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #242
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more details would be helpful...where are you flying into? where you want to fly out of at the end?

I have no doubt someone will sell/rent you pretty much any kind of bike you you have any ideas what you'd prefer?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #243
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Originally Posted by Frederic_Shiffer View Post
Yes you are right, let me rewrite that. I was passionate and did not explain well :)

The type of bike : A good looking bike, reliable. Can be an adventure bike // a roadster // a sportbike // an enduro bike. Not too expensive.
Wow - all that's pretty subjective, especially the good looking part and the Not too expensive part.

Do you have a budget? By August of this year there will probably be several good reliable bikes available from at least one of the folks I ride with, and I'm sure from more than one inmate here. A good deal will depend on your budget.

Heck, the '87 Ninja 600 that is in the first stages of refreshing will be ready well before then - and I'm sure will be well within your budget if you want to purchase one - or renting would be a possibility as well.

The more info we have the more we can help.

Looking forward to seeing you when you get to the States.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #244
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Frederic, look at it this way...if you were to request some very specific bike be available for rent/purchase in August of 2012, you can just about guarantee that the ADV community here in America can make it happen. Lets say, for example, that you wanted a 94 Honda Africa Twin

chances are better than 50/50 that it can be made to happen.

so, what I'm saying is... unless you want to get 947,312 offers of bikes for sale/;rent filling up your PM inbox, you might wanna get semi specific on what you'd like to ride.

Heck, maybe there's some classic bike you've always wanted to get some seat time with...whatever floats your boat...
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #245
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No bikes are available in the US until this ride report gets finished
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:01 AM   #246
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No bikes are available in the US until this ride report gets finished
+1 Riding season is near, Reading season is getting shorter!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #247
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Originally Posted by trl rdr View Post
+1 riding season is near, reading season is getting shorter!
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:05 AM   #248
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:55 AM   #249
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Free bike here! First needy ADVRIDER member gets it!

I just cant store it until August.... maybe an inmate is willing.....
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #250
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As long as you write a ride report...... and finish it
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #251
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Thanks for the latest installment. Waiting eagerly on the next!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #252
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That's pretty funny Fred, you realize it was August of 2009 when we ran into you in Almaty? Two and half years ago. Time flies! It still makes me laugh thinking about the drama at the visa office!

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #253
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Fred, where's the rest of the story? I stumbled upon your ride report on an unrelated Google search. Great story... But it ended quite abruptly! Everything okay?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #254
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What happened to the report?

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 PM   #255
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