Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

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

  1. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    When I saw the spooge on this ,I thought blown seal.

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    Then I saw the same spooge on these two. Did the guys cut through the hog lot?
    If not what kind of stuff do the patch the roads with in Bulgaria ?
  2. sprocketus

    sprocketus Shovelheader Maximus

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    Shovels rule, among other things. :rofl Can't wait for the next ride on that. Your pic of the bike in front of Mt Ararat is my desktop. Best to you Doug
  3. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    that black 'spooge' is from turkey. they spray the roads with it, then dump gravel on it & let the trucks do the work. Its very interesting when travelling the other way with an open faced helmet.

    I asked em if the turks gave them an extra tax upon leaving for taking so much of the new road out of the country :lol3
  4. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    well thanks. Yep, the shovel is an awesome bike. Im really missing it (on the smooth dry roads, anyhow)

    As last years trip got cut kinda short, next year I want to visit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan (maybe Israel, if the boats to Greece are running again)and will try for an Iran visa next winter. If that goes thru, then I'll visit Iraq again, and probably ride around the Black Sea to get there.

    or maybe something totally different.

    Doug
  5. GeoDiablo

    GeoDiablo compulsive troublemaker

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    Nice looking page… couldn't read a bit of it. :lol3

    Great pics of the moto camp… love the look of this building.
  6. beys

    beys Adventurer

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    good to see my former MC mates on the road. When I was with them in the 90s, I often did the long trips alone...:D

    greets beys
  7. therion

    therion Adventurer

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    Looks like the HUBB Meeting was fun (except for Andi).
    I´m sad that I didn´t come, but I couldn´t leave Austria before sunday.
    Therion
  8. asphaltmueller

    asphaltmueller nomad acc. § 2(3)AVV

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    I wouldn't say that I didn't have fun.........

    and shit happens

    and afterwards everything, including the pick up at the turkish border and the transport to Ankara went well; good to see the friends were there when I needed them
  9. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Shize Galaufen!
  10. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    Ich bin beeindruckt Doug. Dein Deutsch ist nicht schlecht "...Scheiße gelaufen"
  11. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    If you go to Israel, you can't get into Iran. If you go to Iran, you can't get into Israel. Unless you have two passports:D

    Also, Americans have to have a minder (an official tour guide) in Iran at all times. We aren't allowed to run around loose there. Took us about 4 months to get the visa, too.
  12. Ide508

    Ide508 Easy Does It...

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    Hi Doug
    This company will take you there, from Montfalcone (next Trieste) to Haïfa or Ashdod... kind of expensive though! 5 days at sea stopping in Piraeus & Alexandria.
    It's a freighter company but they accept passengers (few) with cars or bike ;)
    Contact: Grimaldi Lines Freighter @ -> Karin.Hellauer@neptunia.de


    To my knowledge, it's the only way to go, at least it was on November 2009.

    Ride safe :norton
    Bernard
  13. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    chip seal is what its called...nasty shit!

    Enjoying the report, bud :thumb
  14. RadoDikov

    RadoDikov Adventurer

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    We ask the Propane-Chopper-Biker... wondering why you turn your good ideas into Crap finish, and why don't you buy a nice original bike to ride it - then he said... "Look son... there is a welding machine in every village..." :rofl
  15. peekay

    peekay Been here awhile

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    When entering Israel one can immediately request that they don't stamp your passport. They will ask you to fill out a form, which they will stamp (instead of your passport) for entry & exit. This alternative is highly recommended if one plans on traveling to Muslim countries after Israel.
  16. DJ1

    DJ1 Chopper Jockey

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    VEG, Doug, since you're one of the reasons I'm here at ADV I'll spend my first post here.

    IN!!
  17. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Glad you had a fun meeting in Bulgaria ... maybe I would like to come next year.

    Sorry to hear about the crashes, but at least none of the injuries are super serious.

    Look forward to more
    :freaky
  18. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    oh great. so if you mess up, I'll be the one they blame!
    :lol3

    Welcome!

    Doug
  19. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Eastbound & Down.......

    So today I got my last visa, for azerbijan. 6 visas in 4 days. If anyone need to find these embassies, just ask, I went to em all enough times!

    Big thanks to Andi, as without his help, Im sure it would have taken longer!

    I got
    Azerbaijan
    Turkmenistan (5 day transit, waiting for me at the border)
    Uzbekistan
    Tajikistan
    Kyrgistan
    and Borats stompin grounds, Kazakhstan!

    (I'm told I can get the Afghan visa in Dushambe)

    My passport now has more money invested in it than some of the bikes I have travelled on!

    I'm heading out in the morning
    WooHoo!

    Doug
  20. asphaltmueller

    asphaltmueller nomad acc. § 2(3)AVV

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    don't mention the B.... -word - they may revoke your Visa - or don't even bother with it and shot you while still in no-mans land :wink: