Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Reg this thread is my daily news.....:lol3 Ed RR is amazing better than Opera:evil Welcome to ADV bud. Sorry for the Hi jack Ed
    Now go ride some scooter and take some photos while Kath flying around Europe.
  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    You live in one of my favorite areas in the world. Not just because of the good wine, but the great roads. Hwy 58 and 229 are some of the best. And yes, I have been to the town of Pozo. I once gave a hitchhiker a ride from Fresno to Atascadero. Once he got in the car I was sorry I had stopped because he stunk so bad. I just rolled down the windows and we talked about picking mushrooms to panning for gold.
    You also have one of my favorite motorcycles I have never owned. At some point I want to buy one and complete my RTW tour in Australia on one.
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Funny thing is all I want to do is relax, have a beer and watch TV right now.
    I got watch both a F1 and MotoGP race this weekend on Kathe's new big screen. But come Thursday, than will come to an end.
  4. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Stunning pics....:clap Got anymore ? :lol3

    Have you ever thought about doing part of the trip without a motorcycle?
    Using public transportation or some other means?

    Would have to make border hopping easier.
  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I have plans to cross Lichtenstein on a Pogo Stick next year. But I don't like using public transportation. It makes me feel so ordinary.:rofl
    after being so independent on my moto, I don't like being around crowds and having to conform to someone else's schedule
  6. mirtna

    mirtna Magrambalgue

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    Something about that just sounds so cool. Send pictures.......
  7. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I just got reminded today that I need to do the award show for the best of Europe.
    I think there will be some surprises. Especially so for my favorite and least favorite country. But also keep I mind that I haven't visited them all.......yet!.
    I will be working on this.
    stay tuned
  8. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    What categories do you have so far? Most beautiful women I expect. Best roads? Architecture? Cost? I said women right?
  9. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Well we already know the winner of "best beer"
  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Well she wasn't kidding.
    She has at least 200 bikinis
    And she is trying them them all on to see which ten she should bring.
    And I am helping.......so far I like the white one best.


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  11. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Subscribed..:thumb Found a pogo stick yet ? :lol3
  12. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Dang near put my eye out on this one. :lol3
  13. DiegoDobles

    DiegoDobles n00b

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    Especial, sorry it took me so long to subscribe. Been following along ever since the beginning. We have missed having you along on our Diego Dobles rides.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    You mentioned that you were thinking about using the Wolfman Luggage. I have a number of their products and had to post. Five of the guys in our group now ride with them, and everyone swears by them.<o:p></o:p>
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    I used the E-12 saddle bags when we went to Northern Baja last time. We did not have a chase truck, so everything was on our bikes and backs. They are great! They are easy to remove when you leave the bike overnight. They are super secure and do not hit the pipe at all. I barely even notice them on the bike when riding. I store all sorts of stuff in them, tools, clothes, spare oil... On our trip we crossed at Tecate, Santa Vernonica, Laguna, Valle de T, San Felipe, Puertecitos, Rockman Trail to Catavina, Rancho Meling (if you have never been to this place, go! It is legit!), and finally on to Mikes Sky Rancho. About 900 miles in 4 days. It was cold! I have never been that cold for that long. Snow on the road, water, rain... When we left Catavina to head to Meling, we could only ride 10-15 miles before we were frozen. It was in the high 20's (F). We would stop, grab our exhaust with both hands, thaw, then do it again. Freezing! It was all a pre-run for our trip with the rest of the guys in March. Both trips were great. March trip we decided to leave out the Rockman trial. Rockman trail was crazy difficult!<o:p></o:p>
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    The day tripper bags I use for day trips, or trips when we have chase trucks. Exactly the same as the E-12's, but narrower profile.<o:p></o:p>
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    The enduro tool bag I use to store stuff I want to get at quickly. Maps, food... I don't like to put too heavy of stuff that far back on the fender.<o:p></o:p>
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    I have been on about 6, multi-day trips with the luggage. It is really high quality stuff. I have dropped the bike plenty of times and the bags hold up really well.

    Keep up the good work. I am really enjoying your thread.
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  14. flyingdutchman177

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    Yep Wolfman makes some good stuff.
    Looking forward to going lean and mean in SE Asia.
    Leaving for palm trees and white sand now
    Punta Cana here we come
  15. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    A head-up in VietNam in case you aren't aware.. they now let any size of bike in. Recently a couple on Harley (Electric Glide) was able to get in.. toured Nam with no problem. However, there is only one border crossing you can enter and exit. You can't enter at this border crossing and exit at a different border crossing. Edit: rules aren't strong so I guess you could check if you can exit at other border crossing- they might let you if you give them some fine wine! :freaky

    HUBB: VietNam Crossing I am subscribed to that thread so I can monitor what's happening with this. Also, I believe that Myanmar is now letting you cross? Heck, you probably could tour all over SE Asia countries and still be able to get thru India.
  16. LUVMYDR

    LUVMYDR Adventurer

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    Mine is REALLY REALLY pissed. Just gonna do it.
  17. LUVMYDR

    LUVMYDR Adventurer

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    Made me laugh, would like to meet you someday. I needed a hero. lol
  18. LUVMYDR

    LUVMYDR Adventurer

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    I use all wolfman luggage. Tank bag, Tank Panniers, rear Saddle Bags, a large Duffle and a smaller double ended bag. They work great. Water proof and very durable.
  19. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    We need some updated posts and pics

    I hope all is well
  20. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    We are at this fancy "all inclusive" resort in Punta Cana Dominican Republic.
    But wifi is not included.
    After a few problems here I went to complain to yhe management and they just laughed at me.

    We are still having fun, but this place is horrible. I would never recommend it to anyone that I liked.

    More on that later.

    I will try and post a couple of pictures now and a lot more when I am back in Lima.
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