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Old 06-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #61
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Cool pics.Keep them coming.
I spent 2 years in Korea in the 80's and enjoyed seeing the pictures.
I remember going to a little beach in Inchon while I was there.Spent many long nights in Seoul also.They had some 24 hour clubs in seoul and Tongduchon.
If you get a chance check out Cheju-do Island off the southern tip of the penninsula.
Pusan is a cool port town also.
Have fun and post lots of pictures.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #62
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6-4-13

6-4-13 Tuesday
I got to the terminal before they opened. So I went looking for tires. No luck there, so I went back to the terminal. They were open this time. I bought my ticket for the bike 589 won-about $530.This also stared the customs process. Then I bought my ticket -about $115. As I went to move my bike, I saw 2 bikers. I asked if they were Igor and Penny, from New Zealand.It was them. I had communicated with them on the forum. I thought they might be on this ferry.

4 hours later we are loaded and on our way.There are only about 15 passengers on this big boat. And the cargo area is also pretty empty. I walked around the boat with Igor and Penny for a while then went to my room. I thought I would be sleeping on the floor with my cheap ticket. But I was in a 10 bunk room by myself. I slept about 3 hours. I got up and found Igor and Penny in the cafeteria. We had a decent supper.I have no idea what it was. A little later I went back to bed. This time I slept 8 or 9 hours. A few hours later were in Zarubino, Russia.

Immigration went rather quickly. Then we went to customs. This didn't go so fast. Everybody was helpfully-it just seemed like they were new to the process. But we were on our way 5-6 hours later. I will travel with Igor and Penny, maybe through Mongolia. I hope Igor doesn't get tired of educating me on using my tablet. He has taught me a lot.And Penny knows a little Russian.I already feel like I am a burden to them.

We rode about 130 miles to VVladivostok and found the hostel Variant-$75 for the 3 of us.Igor and Penny found a restaurant in the hostel. I found a bottle of Fanta, potato chips, and a Snickers for my daily food supplement.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #63
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6-5-13 Thursday
Today we rode to the Iron Angels motorcycle club/shop.There is not a lot of respect for motorcycle riders. Look out to survive. We stopped at a Magic Burger restaurant. I had the worst hamburgers I ever ate. So bad I had to take a picture of it.We went looking for 2 British guys that are also traveling a similar route.They were gone from their hostel before we got there. So we went to the ferry terminal for Vladivostok and looked. We gave up and continued to th Iron Angels club. I needed a new tire and chain as spares. Someone went and got them for me.Yes, I raided the debit card again.

The mechanics start bringing out shots of vodka.When that is gone we go to a cafe next door to eat and of course more vodka. Then we go back to the shop and have more vodka. While we are there, the owner brings me 2 boxes. He says they are Russian army rations.I don't know where I will put them.

I don't have much time with internet service. So I will post and add pictures when I can. Adding pictures from this tablet takes a lot of time
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #64
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Interesting report!
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #65
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One of the Iron Angels lead us out of town today, Russian style. Lane splitting and all.He saved us a lot of time. We stopped at the Golden Bridge for pictures. It was built with the Golden Gate Bridge as a model. Very nice setting. We saw many wedding partys come for pictures while we were there. Russian women sure like the short tight dresses.

When we left there, we were escorted out of the city, and said good bye. We rode about an hour to Ussuriysk.We met Andrea Kim and his family on the ferry to Zarubino. He invited us to come to his house if we were close. We called him, and he met us at the train station. We followed him to one of his three motor scooter shops. We parked our bikes in a shop and went to his house. We ate with his family and a couple friends. And, of course, 3 bottles of cognac and vodka. Then we retired for the night.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:45 AM   #66
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6-8-13 Saturday 437 miles 3513 total

We left Ussuriysk and Andrey Kims shop about 1230. There was a lot of construction on the road going north. Dirt, dust, gravel, and trucks. Nog many towns. Over 400 miles and I didn't see one road kill or truck tire tread on the road. We got to Khabaroysk about 1130.We were supposed to call someone from the iron angels mc club when we got close to town. The message was not sent that we were coming though. But 2 guys came and met us.They led us to a garage to park our bikes. Then they took us to their apartment. Andrei is a doctor. Yuri is divorced, and I think is living with him temporarily.

They wanted to feed us too.I said, nothing for me.2 hours earlier we stopped at a road side food stop. I pointed to a picture of something on the wall.A man pointed to another picture. I indicated to the girl I would have both, and a large ice tea. When I tried to pay, she said no.Present. She wouldn't take any money.

Yuri wouldn't take no for an answer either. He made a salad that I did eat.An of course the cognac. 2am we finally go to bed.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #67
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Finally a few pictures.


Customs building in Zarubino Russia


Hotel Variant in Vladivostok



Ships in Vladivostok


Magic Burger The worst burger I ever had.


Iron Angels shop



Guys fixing my electrical problems


Our room at tha Iron Angels shop

Stamping coins


The Golden Bridge in Vladivostok


Me, Igor, and Penny



The place that wouldn't take money for the food I ordered.


One of Andrey Kims 3 motor scooter shops.


Some of Andreys crew



The road to khabarosky

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #68
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Is that even beef at this point.. my one thought is

"WHERE'S THE BEEF"


The adventure began at the first burger shop you started at... have a blast riding
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #69
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Great stuff, I'm looking forward to more. Also I got curious about the ship. So I'll link what I found for those interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian..._Varyag_(1983)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slava_class_cruiser

For those curious about those launcher tubes, that's what made me want to know what the ship was.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-500_Bazalt
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #70
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Is that even beef at this point.. my one thought is

"WHERE'S THE BEEF"


The adventure began at the first burger shop you started at... have a blast riding
If that was beef, it was smaller than an over cooked sausage patty.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #71
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6-9-13
We rode 437 miles to Khabarosky. We got there at 1139pm.We called a number we got from the Iron Angels. One of their local members would meet us.Andrei and Yuri got the notice, but they came and got us.We parked in a locked garage, then went to Andreis apartment for the night. The next day they gave us a tour of the city. First we went to a church. Below the church was a memorial wall for people from this city that died in WWII. Similar to the Vietnam memorial wall.



Then we went to their small beach.


We stopped at a small amusement lake where Andrei bought us lunch.
[IMG]- See more at: http://s846.photobucket.com/user/doogleadv/media/6-9-13Khabarosky4.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2#sthash.ZKKVAIK5.dpuf[/IMG]


This is me with Andrei and Yuri.

We stayed in a motel the 2nd night since they had to work in the morning.

6-10-13 we went 271 miles.
We passed this sign on highway M58. It says Moscow Vladivostok

I know my pictures aren't showing up here. But I've spent over an hour and a half on this little bit of a post. Something has changed. I give up for now.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #72
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A little help with pics

We stopped at a small amusement lake where Andrei bought us lunch.


This is me with Andrei and Yuri.


We passed this sign on highway M58. It says Moscow Vladivostok


Doogle: When viewing your photo on photobucket, right-click and choose 'Copy image URL' and use that for inserting the image in the post.

Russians are cool. Do not try to out-drink them. You will lose!

Rubber side down, etc.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #73
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Sean,
I'm using a tablet. No right click. I have not seen any of these bikers drink anything if they were driving or riding. We haven't gotten into an contest when in for the night either.

I'm taking another day off.I've had a travelers stomach for a week and a half now. Today it won't let me leave the room.I'll try working on photobucket. It's painfully slow with the tablet even if the pictures posted.

Thanks for fixing my last batch.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #74
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That's something i never thought of... How to right click on a tablet. Did you try long pressing on the photo? I forget that sometimes
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #75
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That's something i never thought of... How to right click on a tablet. Did you try long pressing on the photo? I forget that sometimes

I long press. Then I have to press select all before I hit copy. Next I paste in ADV slot. Next I would erase the extra http before okaying.

What I paste in now versus last week, it has http See more at wherever, then the http....
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