Renting my way through Asia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Doogle, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Sanibel

    Sanibel Been here awhile

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    I would rather lick dog hair off carpet than go to Disney.

    My little tractor wasn't actually burning any oil , just a small leak due to crankcase pressure. Had a minor piston issue. Still can't believe she was making power. (60 miles per quart, 3 qt per tank, 5 gallons for whole trip.). Fixed with 685 kit. If I spent that kind of money on it, now I got to put some miles on the KLR to amortize the cost. Looking at Vladivostok to Europe Aug to Oct. Hardest part is getting over the sticker shock of getting the bike to the starting line. IMG_2993.JPG
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  2. prince666

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    Them jerks must of been police or PSB police .
    What every there was there are still jerks.lol
    You done the rights things.
    Had 2 police pickups chase me the other day on the toll roads.
    Was I going to stop ?
    Like shit I was just gave the bike WOT for 10 km and lossed them.
    Loads of rain today left hotel at 4 am lol .
    Be lucky and keep dry hehehe
    Steve
  3. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    2017-04-16 Los Angeles

    Surprise surprise. My wife flew up to LA to meet me as I got off the planes 12 hour flight from Korea.
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  4. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    I rode to Vancouver and shipped from there. I think it cost $1700 dollars shipping to Incheon Korea. Rode across Korea and took a ferry to Zarabino, Russia. I probably have all that info on my ride report.
  5. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    2017-04-18 The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    The good part of my trip is I didn't get sick or have any injuries. The bad part is, 12 hours after I got home I was in the emergency room. The ugly part was the kidney stones I had. Ugly pain from 3 am till about 1 pm. It was the 4th or 5th bout I've had with kidney stones in the last 20 years. And the second worse pain. I try to drink a lot of water daily to help prevent the stones. My last week in China I didn't drink many fluids. The last 4-5 days my hotels didn't provide the typical 2 drinking water bottles. About the same timeline the breakfasts didn't have any drinks with the food. I ate breakfast and got on the bike and rode. I guess that lack of fluids caught up with me and gave me a big painful gotcha. The pain drugs they gave me at the hospital had me bouncing off the handrails on my porch.
  6. Sanibel

    Sanibel Been here awhile

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    Plus the $1000+ to get it over to Vladivostok. No more ferry to Zarabino I hear.
  7. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Wow, Doogle, that's a rocky coda to your trip! I'm sorry ya had to get (de)stoned on your return. :waysad

    Thanks for your report - it almost makes me think I could do it! :deal
  8. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    I did it, so of course you can do it.
    I'm just happy getting stoned waited till I was on home soil and not half way back from China. How embarrassing it would have been with 500 people listening to me cry and scream. You know, like the kids sitting next to me.
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  9. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    The ferry service I used (Stena Dae?) was new when I went. And it was almost empty.
  10. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    Steve, I've been blocked out of WeChat. I think because I tried to install WeChat on my laptop. Can't get it to let me back in yet.
  11. prince666

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    Hi Doogle
    Sorry to hear about you being unwell.
    With WeChat it could be because you installed it on your Laptop and the system has recognized a new Browser it normal ask for you to confirm it's you by sending a text code to the Mod number you set up the account with.
    Now did you use my Chinese SIM card ?
    Now the best thing IMO if you can't get it to work again and you did use my Chinese SIM card, then just set up a whole new account using a USA SIM card number?
    Good luck and keep me up to speed with all that is going on.
    Still taking to my bank .......
    TIC (This Is China ) The Zogic Free Zone.
  12. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good

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    The only plus side of having the kidney stone in China would have been the cost. You could have gotten it taken care of for less than your deductible in the USA.
    Not having WeChat is a good thing... unless you're into being monitored by the PRC. Read what that app does to your device and then think about it.
    Welcome back!
  13. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    i DIDN'T use your SIM card for the account. I cut that card up yesterday. I used Gayles phone number as a FRIEND to unblock my account. But it isn't accepting that. WeChat is for mobile devices only. But I found a work around. It may be the problem. I don't want another account. I have communications with people on my chats,that I want to access. I'll work it out eventually. Just like the bank problem. Glad you found better weather.
  14. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    That was my thought before I finally installed it. They can monitor me all they want. But beware. They will have employees falling asleep.
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  15. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    We'll be here about 10 more days.

    Sunday I am going to meet SDsplash at the Acorn Casino and talk about China.
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  16. motofshr

    motofshr n00b

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    Hi Doogle, I really enjoyed reading and the pictures of your journey, especially of all the positive experiences with the local people. I am curious... if you had the opportunity, where would you return for an extended stay ?
    Thanks for the time and effort...
  17. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    I couldn't say where I would go. I didn't spend much time anywhere. Ride,Eat,Sleep,Repeat. Prince666 says China is 69% mountains. An extended stay for riding would be different than visiting an area for 3 months. Most of the cities were pleasant. And all of the people were.
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    motofshr n00b

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    Thanks, I've spent a little time riding in Thailand, I loved it.....but China has been on my short list ...
    BTW I had a stone start moving after a multi day single track...had me in the fetal position for a time...
    hope you got rid it......
  19. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can

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    My pain lasted about 10 hours. Glad I wasn't on an airplane. I assume it pissed it away. I've never seen one of my own. The first time I used the screen- and still never saw it.

    China was on my list for a few years. I finally thought it was possible. If the bike didn't work out, I would just go exploring by plane, bus, or train.
  20. prince666

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    Made it back to Longkou (shandong province ) ok clocked up nearly 12.000 km on the way home.
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