Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

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

  1. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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  2. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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  3. mcgo104

    mcgo104 Habitual Linestepper

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    I am speechless. I am without speech.

    Gracias, Doug!
  4. JamesOn2Wheels

    JamesOn2Wheels Banned

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    road marker 666.......

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    Zig
  5. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    the highway to hell

    we have one here in ohio, too
  6. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    I just have to say it again ... thanks for taking us along! :clap

    You've got to be a nice fella to get into the places you have and to meet the people you do. Keep on keep'n on!


    Is that a BMW boxer engine in a HD wideglide chassis ... cool!
  7. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Yes to all and more about ^ bike.:lol3
  8. adaleb

    adaleb Adventurer

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    Oh, Doug. If you only knew. You are the hero. You are the man. And this trip looks to be one of the best of all. So much for getting things done on a Saturday morning... Page after page, and I am glued. Forget the rest of the day, this will be what we are all thinking about.

    Glad you have electrical power again - you had us all worried.

    Looks like you are really close now, according to the Spot?

    Dale
  9. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    Dang... I really, REALLY, need to get a life. Go Doug!
  10. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    doug, your just an authentic dude.That your from Alabama intrigues a lot of people. How did this bama boy get over there?
  11. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    Damn,those are some seriously TIGHT shorts......Hurts just to look at `em.
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  12. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    Serious tat, too. Wonder what he's like ...
  13. DanEngels

    DanEngels Adventurer

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    <style>@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0mm 0mm 10pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style> The gentleman on the right has traveled from Korea back to Finland on a R1200GSA (fully loaded). He started his RR after he arrived in Finland. Unfortunately his last entry was from April this year. So I started to wonder what has happened? Now that I'm seeing him sitting in good health and a year later, I wonder again, what happened with his story? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635305
  14. DanEngels

    DanEngels Adventurer

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    I assume those two guys on the right are from Russia, so what's up with their German invaders memorabilia?
  15. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Pity about the denim shorts .... otherwise I like the outfit :rofl
  16. vivid dadas

    vivid dadas Been here awhile

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    I expect someone will object to this clear violation of the "No Nipple" policy.
  17. mcgo104

    mcgo104 Habitual Linestepper

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    Doug, America's ambassador of quan! The terrible sacrifices you are making just so we can follow along. I can barely stand to watch you torture yourself like this. :freaky:clap

    (this is my favorite pic so far......:clap)
  18. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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    Yeah. Nice tattoos. Neo-nazi thugs. Wonderful.


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  19. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    Well, yeah, but take comfort cuz I can think of a time or two when you've come very close.

    LOL!!!
    Brilliant!
  20. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    sheesh, those shorts were so painful to see that i totally missed the nazi crap