Project Russia 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by duroturk, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. yzedf

    yzedf Adventurer

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    Spasibo bolshoi! :clap
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  2. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Pajalusta :clap
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  3. Viking from Denmark

    Viking from Denmark VikingRider

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    Nice report and pics - thanks :wave:wave
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  4. drisschoufa

    drisschoufa Adventurer

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    Great RR thank you for sharing, this is a part of Europe I have never been to. I should start planing now.
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  5. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Such excellent pictures! I would love to go and really get to see the country, meet the people and learn more about their way of life - it contrasts so much with the U.S. in so many ways, but it's also so similar in so many.

    Thank you for the inspiration! :freaky
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  6. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    And I thank you all for following this thread and your motivating messages.


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  7. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    While we were leaving Moscow, I asked my friend Osman to how to get the road to Krasnodar. He said, "Turn to left here and ride 1000 kms." :rofl

    So the directions towards Krasnodar are easy but driving itself is a little messy. Roads are too crowded and it is a bit dangerous because of those big and fast trucks and reckless drivers.

    Many times we have seen crushed trucks on the straight roads. Most probably they were fallen asleep.

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    We just kept riding with very small brakes in the gas stations. At the end of the day we made 950 kms and we were still in the middle of nowhere. :D

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  8. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    While the sun was setting we started to look for a place to stay. All the folks on the road was doing the same so almost all the roadside hotels were full. Then it got dark and I think we were at the most shitty part of the road. The road was very narrow, horribly bad, dusty and it was very very crowded. Now the trucks were really dangerous.

    And after a very tiring day I was at the border of fatigue. We could not find any place to sleep and I knew that I should not carry on. I started to look for a suitable place to camp but there wasn't much around.

    Then we came to a small town and I was ready to proove to my wife that humanity is not dead yet. :wink:

    I found this nice house with the garden and I knocked on their door around 10:00 pm. When they open the door they were quite surprised to see these freaking strangers asking to camp in their garden but they understand our need instantly and welcome us in warmly.

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    We even get closer in minutes to get such jokes. :rofl

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    They have a very nice corner in their garden with some sofas, a free standing cooker, table and a water tap. We did not neet to pitch our tent They have offered us some nice soup, tea and biscuits and then we jumped into a deep sleep.

    This family is producing melons and tomatoes and they are selling them in the local market.

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    They had to leave very early for the bazaar next morning so we moved with them. Before we leave our host has removed this ribbon from his car and tied it to my right mirror. There they are keeping this ribbons as a reminder to second world war and he sent us with their motto and the fist in the air: "For victory!"

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    One last picture of the house in the next morning.

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    People are people everywhere and we all same. I always say to my foreign friends that they can always knock on the doors to ask for help while they are travelling in Turkiye.

    And I was very glad to see this once more for an another country.
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  9. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Amazing! :clap Good karma at work. :norton Love to read about your trip and the people you meet.
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  10. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Thanks AG, I like your reports too!
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  11. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    this is amazing makes me really miss Russia was there last summer for 5 weeks such a experience out there.
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  12. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Next we reached Goriachy Kluch. We didn't enter Krasnodar and jumped right into Caucasus.

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    after spending a night in Goriachy Kluch we continued and reached Maikop, Adigey Republic.

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    Maikop is quite calm and nice city. I wish we could stay there at least 1-2 days.

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    We could only stop by a cafe for a short break.

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    Then we cranked the throttle towards our target, Dombay!

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    I was desperetely searching for some shaslik all the way and I could find it here finally.

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    Road to Dombay is really awesome and we enjoyed it very much.

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  13. flyingturtle

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    good one!

    Waiting for rest of the pics.
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  14. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Its just so beautiful!

    It was cool seeing the car with the flowers on it, did they just get married?? People do that in the U.S. too, I didn't realize its a global tradition! :1drink

    such great pictures! :clap
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  15. stephenaki

    stephenaki Old Rider

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    Great pictures and report, I wish I had made it to Russia while in Europe but did not get the chance. I recognize the pictures of Georgia and knew exactly where you were. I spent a couple months there after the conflict between Georgia and Russia. The Kazbegi mountains were absolutely amazing. Did you get a chance to visit the church on the hill in your one photo? I thought it was pretty cool.

    Looking forward to the rest of the report and more pictures!:lurk
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  16. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Yes :)
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  17. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Well, I have seen many things in Georgia over two trips but unfortunately this one was an exception. Definitely next time :)
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  18. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Dombay is wonderful in summer and I am sure it is even better in winter.

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    We stayed in these bungalovs and it was very comfortable.

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  19. AlphaDuc5

    AlphaDuc5 general observer

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    It's been an interesting rr so far, with great photos - hoping for more ...
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  20. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    Wow great photos, there is some amazing scenery there!
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