Off road rides around Israel

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by nave, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. nave

    nave Nave

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    Hello everyone:wave
    My name is Nave I'm from Israel and I have been writing up until now on the Suzuki DR750/800 thread.
    I follow the advice of guys from there and uploding here a collection of pics from my rides around Israel with my very modified Suzuki DR800...
    hope you enjoy

    well, i'm going to start with some pix from the time when the bike was still looking like a dr800...:norton

    this one was taking at the Judean desert, about 30 minute east to Jerusalem.
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    and this one was taking about 20 minute west to Jerusalem...
    how about that in change of scenery in less then 1 hour ride...
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    this one is from- Ramot Menash or the hills of Menash...
    about half an hour driving north from Tel-Aviv...


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    now lets go a bit up to the north, more true- the south of the north, the place where I was born and I'm going back to live in 6 months :clap
    the area is the lower gallile and the round mountain is mount Tavor.
    just behind it (to the west) is the city of Nazareth
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    Back to the center of Israel-
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    Now lets go back to the desert:

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    So, I pick up the wife, 2 kids and the bike and went to visit good friends who live in a small "moshav" named- Faran in south <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Israel</st1:place></st1:country-region> where they grow peppers.<o:p></o:p>
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    On Friday morning welcomed me a beautiful sunny autumn day- some clouds in the sky and clear and clean air with excellent visibility. <o:p></o:p>
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    Perfect!!!

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    had a rough idea about where I want to go and decided to decide as I go, see who or what I will find on the way&#8230;which is one of the benefits of riding solo&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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    I only knew that I want to end the day on a beautiful point above the Ramon crater <o:p></o:p>
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    As usual, on the way I met some very nice people- bicycle riders, hikers and also to surprise some gazelle andibex- who don&#8217;t give you the time to pull out the camera&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
    Between one wadi and anther I made time for coffee or tea breaks, by my self or with <o:p></o:p>
    Guests I met on the way. <o:p></o:p>
    To my surprise I didn&#8217;t meet any motorcycles&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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    When the sun was not so high in the sky I finely got to the point where I took these pictures. What a place to finish a day. Any day!<o:p></o:p>
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    I have to share with you something- I put the bike over there riding on. To get to that point you have to go over a crack that is about 40cm width and over 50m deep. I notice that only after the front wheel was already on the other side&#8230; <o:p></o:p>
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    After I took some pictures and enjoyed the view it was time to get the bike from there&#8230; then some strange fear trickle dawn my spine&#8230;
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    The way beck I did walking the bike, and not looking down&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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    From there it's a short ride to the small town of mitzpe ramon. It's time to put some gas in the tank air in the tires to fit them for some fast on road ride. (I have only good things to say about the Dunlop D606) <o:p></o:p>
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    That was the dessert of the day- <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="80 kilometer">80 kilometer</st1:metricconverter> of empty desert road with slow curves, long full gasstraights and excellent landscape beck to Faran.<o:p></o:p>
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    Perfect day, perfect bike.

    Going beck to the south...
    <o:p>after reading about some of you guys riding at the snow i just have to warm you up with some pix from this weekend...

    me and a good friend on a XR650 left the wifes and kids and...
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    replacing a torn clutch cable...
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    then we arrived here...a white crack in the middle of all the black and brown
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    good time to rest and take the gear off
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    a look from above
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    all the gear is off...
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    i will spare you our pix here...:lol3
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    and a look from the bottom
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    puncture is a part of the game
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    2 kinds of desert camel...
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    the next day i took Maya for some hill climbing.
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    so she can get a good view...
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    these camels are evrey were...
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    hope i got you warm up :)


    well, I promise you some green too...
    Just return from a week end at the north (where it's green:clap )
    and a month from now all is going to be yellow...
    this time I went to the Golan Hights-

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    the way starts from -200 meters at the sea of Galile and from there is a climb up to +2200 meters at the highst place.
    i went to the south of the Golan to the triangle border between Israel, Jordan and Syria.
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    the Golan is a wonderful mix of un touched nature with large agriculture field. both in there peak now.
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  2. jcorni

    jcorni Adventurer

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    All I can say is, awesome :clap
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  3. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    So very Nice. Thank you. Peace to the people and land of Israel...
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  4. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    wow. Some of the best pics I've seen on here. Are you going to post more in this thread? Or should I watch the DR800/750 thread?
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  5. nave

    nave Nave

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    thanks!
    I will post new one here. the more tecnical stuff will go on the DR thread.

    one more- from the Faran wadi. it runs from the Sinai desert (Egypt) to the Negev desert in Israel.
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    and my self...
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  6. reelfish

    reelfish Adventurer

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    Nave,

    Thank you for sharing your adventure. What a wonderful way to spend some time with family and some strangers. God bless and take care

    Thanks
    Kevin
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  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    thanks for posting the beautiful pics. I have never seen Israel before, except on TV, and then it's always a war zone. Thanks for showing us a different side of things.
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  8. Andy G

    Andy G 2wheeled alpinist

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    nice pix, nice action shots! Thx for sharing!

    Cheers, Andy
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  9. Lash

    Lash Adventurer

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    Gorgeous! Thank you very much! :clap
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  10. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    awesome pics and beautifull country:clap
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  11. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    Who Knew? thx.......Bruce
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  12. Frgich

    Frgich Long timer

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    Nice views you have there, and some front page material for sure :clap
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  13. Stillupright

    Stillupright Make my day

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    Greetings Nave,

    We don't get a lot of reports from Israel. It is nice to see people are out riding - it looks like there is plenty of open desert to explore:D
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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    No kidding.:scratch


    Wow.:bow Nice pictures!!
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  15. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    I,m imagining that Israel is a bit like my new home Colombia.Looks and sounds scary from the outside,but once you,re there the biggest danger is you won,t want to leave!!!
    Al thebarkingspider
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  16. Stuntman

    Stuntman Been here awhile

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    Very, very nice!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
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  17. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Hi Nave - very nice pictures. :bow

    Thanks for sharing.

    :freaky

    Gustavo
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  18. Rellik

    Rellik o-KAY!

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    It's so refreshing to see pictures of this area that are not referenced to some great conflict! :clap
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  19. halldp

    halldp Adventurer

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    I spent a week in Israel in February around Caesarea and Tel Aviv. Beautiful people and a wonderful country. Great pictures, I hope you can post many more.

    Best wishes,
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  20. Michaelfish

    Michaelfish Been here awhile

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    Wow! That's all I can say.

    My wife & I have always wanted to go to Israel. You make it all the more alluring.

    Maybe... just maybe some day....:clap :clap :clap
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