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Old 09-03-2011, 05:44 PM   #31
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Hi girls, nice to see this adventure,
if you pass close by BOLOGNA (100km north-east FLORENCE), I suggest you to hit a road called FUTA. (Strada statale della FUTA SS65 ).
It's a mountain road across APPENNINI from Bologna to Florence, through "raticosa" pass and "futa" Pass.
On the first one "raticosa" well known for bikers and nice landskapes and good food and Ducati bikes tests.
By the way in Bologna ,my city, there is the MUSEUM of Ducati Factory.

Enjoy your trip, Marco
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:06 AM   #32
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Looks like an interesting trip!! Subscribed!!
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:19 AM   #33
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nice rides..

everyone from down here in OZ is behind you have fun stay safe
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:08 AM   #34
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Powodzenia i szerokiej drogi ...
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:21 AM   #35
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While we are waiting for the Girls ride report you may want to see what these bikes are about with our latest Vanvan alps adventure 2011 ride report...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722141

Looking forward to Veronica and Carolines ride report

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:30 AM   #36
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These are pictures from Transfogaras - road :)
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:37 AM   #37
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Day 1

We started our journey! Greetings from Kaniów (Poland), we’re spending night with nice motorcycle family (Thomas & Isabell) : )
Today we head to Budapest, we hope we will find some accommodation.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:51 AM   #38
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Looks like you've got the bikes loaded up pretty good! More pics of how they are loaded would be appreciated!

Good luck & have fun. Remember, many of us may never get to Europe; instead, we're are counting on you 2 gals to show us around, so lots of pics!!
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #39
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Yeasterday we had visit extermination camp - Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It's unbelivable how many people were killed by Nizes in this place. After that short lesson of history we realize how we are luck that we live in free country.. and that we can make our dreams come true.









in the end of this path for milions... death was waiting...


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Old 09-05-2011, 02:39 PM   #40
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They have a cult following in the UK; folks off-road them because their intended purpose was beaches/sand etc.

And if the going gets too rough, two people can lift them over obstacles.

MCN (UK) did a piece on VanVans crossing France, off-road, a few months ago.
There is a blog in internet about a young french couple doing France-Australia and across Mongolia on ONE VanVan

I have rented a VanVan and its a fun machine, even if it's pretty slow (which is the best pace to travel anyway).

Would Suzuki build a 650VanVan I would buy it in a second and keep it forever and ever.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #41
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There is a blog in internet about a young french couple doing France-Australia and across Mongolia on ONE VanVan

I have rented a VanVan and its a fun machine, even if it's pretty slow (which is the best pace to travel anyway).

Would Suzuki build a 650VanVan I would buy it in a second and keep it forever and ever.
I am sorely tempted..
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:01 AM   #42
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05.09.2011

We had plans today to get to Budapest, but as it turns out plans are made to change them.. We started morning relatively late for that even we had to do a few things on Polish territory... when we crossed border, we went in to the direction of the village Čičmany, known for its dark wooden houses painted in white ornaments. The route, which passes through the valley of Rajčanki is great. It is a beautiful road ideal for motorcycle rides. Of course, do not run out of adventures, rain soaked us several times, at night we were looking for accommodation, gps suggest some extreme track ..., but more about that another time.
















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Old 09-22-2011, 05:20 AM   #43
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06.09.2011 - Hungary

In this country at every turn someone offered us support. From small gestures, handshake-type... like old lady who didn't speak a word in english, but by the gestures she explained that when she was 19 she rode a motorcycle by herself. After another pleasant event that took place ... help of a stranger man in stretching the chain in Carolina VanVan's. (We rack with the screw over 20 min. Until suddenly grew behind our backs, our hero .... )
In our hearts for a long time gone stay some lady who held out a helping hand to us, when we lost hopes of finding accommodation. She open her house for us despite that she didn't have to much by herself.


For me this country will be associated with "spectacular" ride of Carolina, which caused me.. almost a heart attack!


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I'm still riding... now (22.09.2011) I'm in Nice and tommorow I'm riding toward Barcelona if there are some VanVan's or other ADV riders in Spain or Portugal pls mail to me contact@weronikakwapisz.com ;)
















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Old 09-24-2011, 12:40 AM   #44
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07.09.2011 Romania
They say much about this country, unfortunately, much more harm than good ... why? Hard to say... how far it surprised us very much, beautiful scenery, fabulous roads, the weather at five with a plus (A+) 32 C. And this interesting architecture. We hope that this image won't be disturbed by anything tomorrow. We're going to ride the Transfăgărăşan route, which personally I can't wait to ride.














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Old 09-24-2011, 12:52 AM   #45
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08.09.2011

Today we spent another day in Romania, which has charmed us again. Transfogarska route was the icing on the cake! Frankly every moto-geek should ride it. Fairytale turns and overwhelming views. Non-stop in Romania we pass on the road the Gypsy carriages and frankly we admit that this view fits perfectly into the landscape. Most of their passengers are festively dressed in regional costumes.

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We didn't even once met with insolent, aggression or hostility from the natives.

If someone is dreaming to visite this country ... don't hesitate - just jump on the bike or to the car and see by yourself.























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