Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    PM and PP sent, bet I get some interesting conversations out the shirt, looking forward to RR.
  2. frank wheelbarrow

    frank wheelbarrow ten four

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    Nice ride report and last years as well and I've read some back years also which were just as good! Been meaning to post for a while to tell you strong work...but now I have a new signature, thanks to you, I thought I better tell you how much I've been enjoyin!!
  3. ullukk

    ullukk Been here awhile

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    Merry christmas doug, all the best to you and the missis, just like to say a big thanks for many great reads plus excellent photos as well.

    Happy travelling.

    Cheers
    Keith.
  4. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    I PMed you ... need shipping cost to Greece for one of each t-shirt ................
  5. BOBaloo22

    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    Hey Doug! Hope to see and meet you and Polly in D.C. in a few weeks. Hang on to a 2x T for me please.
    Bob
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    gambler49 n00b

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    PM Sent!
  7. DoctorAbo

    DoctorAbo friends call me Mitsulas

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    ε ρε Doug μέxρι τη Πάτρα θα φτάσουν τα μπλουζάκια Dirster :rofl:rofl:rofl
    Translation :
    wow Doug your Dirster T shirts will be present to Patras (=Greece)
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  8. Shultzie

    Shultzie Adventurer

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    Doug, I love reading your R.R.s.! :1drink
    PM sent.
  9. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Woo-Hoo......got my Dirtster shirt today!!! :clap


    Thankyou kind Sir!!! :norton
  10. Treadless

    Treadless Long timer

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    Kinda makes me sad that this thread has turned shirt before the trip got finished. :waysad :evil :lol3

    I do appreciate y'alls supporting the amazing Doug, but really am I the only one who give a shirt your clothing needs. :dunno


    This thread needs more HD & pictures from the road STAT. :lurk
  11. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    You're shirting us. Even the mighty Doug can't live by bread alone: he needs wampum to take on these adventures and a T-shirt sale is a pretty good way to go about it. I'll wear might proudly, cuz the shirt is about as close as I'm gonna get to Magadan -- or a Harley.
  12. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    +1
    LMAO but true.

    Send bucks, shirt happens.:evil
  13. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    that's easily fixed, ya know! :evil :deal


    :lol3
  14. Stuffyyff

    Stuffyyff Adventurer

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    My $.02 with 49 countries under my belt and 50 to 54 by the end of January is this. I have never, ever, encountered anti-americanism in any country. In Alsace region, a lady was hesitant seeing my 'D' plated Audi with a "Deutsch?" I replied, "Non. American." "ahhhh, American (with a big smile with missing teeth). blah-blah-blah." During which I could not understand. The closest I came to anti-Americanism was in Republica Dominicana last May when I told a kid wearing a Che shirt that Che was a murdered, a thug, a communist, and no one to be proud of. He didn't like that, but many people are brainwashed and know no difference.

    French are great people. Thanks to them, as General Washington frequently credited, we were able to become a country. The French financed us, they conducted a naval blockade, and many civilians and military personnel joined the Continental Army. Our founding documents' thinking was built upon French Enlightenment thinking.

    Be aware, be good, and try to say even if horribly some of the language in the country you're visiting. Eat the local foods. Don't be loud and disrespectful (definition varies by country). In France, start with a 'Bonjour' even if you know nothing else. After all; we in the U.S. consider it rude if someone starts speaking to us in another language. I hope that causes a little light bulb to go brighter in a brain somewhere.

    Thanks for your excellent RR as always, Ambassador RTWDoug.

  15. Poolside

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    Nicely put, Stuffy.

    Doug's presentation at the Motorcycle Show was divided into separate topics, my favorite part was the section titled, "The People". And the best part of that section was when Doug said people in less capitalistic countries are always friendly and ready to help. They don't have the means, or don't care about it, and are used to working together.

    Words to live by.

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  16. Yannick

    Yannick Celtic Neighbour

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    I totally agree with you, Stuffyyff. The problem is that people can be brainwashed in so many ways, and it's so hard to make them face the truth.
    Not everyone have the luck to be open minded, or the chance to become it. So let's keep travelling, and discover "the others" who sometimes are not so different from us.
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    gambler49 n00b

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    +1 on that. I got to meet Doug and Polly yesterday, and got my shirts. It was great meeting both of you, and I'm glad to contribute to the cause. Ride on!

    Rick
  18. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    All true, but one must not forget that Britain was the principal fly in Napoleon’s conquering ointment and that the fledgling USA was then the principal thorn in Britain’s side. While French help was nice, it was borne of self-interest -- an interest that wasn't all that laudable. General Washington spoke well of the French, but I suspect had no illusions re their motives.
    In any case, whatever debt was ever owed to France or its people, it was paid in full and then some when they fled from the Nazi's like quail flee from a hound and were restored to their country by lots of American boys, lots of whom didn't get to come home.
  19. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Yea, I'm sure that when Doug rides around, planning his next border crossing, that is what he's thinking about.

    :lol3


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  20. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    As you have made clear, Doug thinks quite a bit more than many inmates on ADV.