Seeking riders for Bulgaria to Nordcapp July 2013

Discussion in 'Europe' started by SpecialAgentNancy, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    I read through your trip plan. I see you're going through my home town - Wałbrzych. Not much to see there, but castle Ksiaz is really nice. Worth a walk around. City wise, IMO Wroclaw is much nicer than Poznan ;)

    Hmm, in Norway. If you are not planing on sticking to main roads, dont plan distances longer than 500km per day. Top speed limit is 100km/h, on most roads 70. So think average traveling speed of 60km/h. And you really don't want Norwegian police catching you speeding. The tickets are monstrous.
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  2. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    OK good to know.

    Now that I'm pretty clear on chopping this trip up between 2 summers, I think I don't nearly have to push as hard.

    Can I get a homestay if I come through your town? :clap

    This last ride I did to Portugal 8000+ miles, strained my neck so bad I had to go for ultrasound and cold laser therapy for a couple of months and I finally stopped seeing my chiropractor every week. SO, I'm VERY happy to hear about low speed limits!
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  3. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Haha, I was born and raised in Walbrzych, now I live in Norway ;) But if You'll be around Tønsberg/Langesund You are more than welcome to send me a message and drop by :) Eventually I'll be in Lofoten mid July on Lofoten motorcycle meeting. We could grab a beer together, bit of an arctic summer party in the midnight sun :)
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  4. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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  5. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Well as much as I wanted to do this, not any serious inquiries so I'm going to put this off for a year.
    Thanks for playing....
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  6. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Oh,that's a shame SANancy....

    (I'm also thinking of Morocco again for a laugh,probably around the end of October...you'd be welcome to come along on that ride out if you wish....this time throwing in a bit of wild camping...you could ride to me at your leisure,in southern France,do what RTW Noah did and stay here with my family, and ride on down through Spain etc etc...)

    As you want.

    Just say'in like...

    :D
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  7. T-Mac

    T-Mac orange

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    Sad to hear it. You can still come to the Bulgarian seaside where beautiful women are highly appreciated :evil
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  8. RuckedUp

    RuckedUp Long timer

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    I just found the thread today, oh well I still plan on making a dash for the circle this year via Sweden; tag Norway and Finland then head back south.

    I have a rally to attend here in Germany second week of July then I was just going to grab some coffee and head north. I'm for sure taking my heated gear. I was on the fence about it till I saw the snow on the ground from the photos posted here.:eek1
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  9. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    I changed the plan to do a trip from San Francisco to Dawson City Yukon Canada for the D2D event.

    Too much work to come to Europe and there wasn't much interested in a nordcapp ride.
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  10. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear you have cancelled.I couldn't make plans that far ahead,but as no USA work is forthcoming this year,i'm stuck in Europe and started thinking ahead and was thinking about your trip.
    Ach well,i might head over from Barcelona,Spain to Turkey(only 5hrs on the road,the rest ferry) and head up into Eastern Europe.Got plenty Latvian/Polish friends,i might leave the bike there somewhere to give me future options.
    Good luck with your trip,maybe our paths will cross one day!
    Bill
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  11. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    I just saw this.
    I would have been interested.
    I have gone to the Artic circle in Norway before, then did Alaska the following year but, to go all the way to Nordcapp would be awesome.
    Let me know if you change your mind.
    The D2D is an awesome experience as well, been there, done that :)
    I can catch a ferry to Denmark, Oslo is an easy 2 day ride from the ferry and the Artic circle is a day north from there on the main road.
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  12. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Funny coincidence, I just met an Irishman in Wellington New Zealand yesterday who had me laughing non-stop and as I wiped the tears from my eyes, asked, "are all Irishmen this darned funny" to which he replied. Yep.

    I'm pretty close to finalizing my Alaska ride but thanks for the shout out. I'll be in Europe next summer and will do this ride.
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  13. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Well, lets put it this way, it would be a very entertaining trip to Nordcapp. Pass no bar, put a smile on every barmaids face and do some awesome riding.
    You will love Dawson. The Dempster is a great ride, pity there is nothing at the end except a lot of drunk natives and overpriced food.
    I would happily spend weeks in Dawson, so many bars...
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  14. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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  15. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Alaska was epic and Dawson City a good old time!

    My RR. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903327

    Sasha reached out to me and this ride might be on for this summer after all.
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  16. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Nice RR. Well done.
    If you get to Bulgaria, be sure to call to these guys
    http://motosapiens.org/motocamp/

    I'll be around somewhere in Europe. Let me know when your getting close to making the trip a reality.
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  17. PPleven

    PPleven Adventurer

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    What happened with the trip?
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  18. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Thanks for the nudge. With all of the political unrest in 2 of the countries I'd intended to ride through, I'll skip this for another year.

    The plan B ride will most likely be South America this Christmas.
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  19. casperghst42

    casperghst42 Been here awhile

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    What 2 countries ? The only place where people are having a go at stupidity right now is Ukraine... Russia is not a problem, unless someone is stupid enough to start a shooting war.

    As for timing and Scandinavia; there is one rule; do not speed, you will regret it and it can ruin your vacation. In Norway +25km/h is equal walking, and no amount crying will not help. Therefor plan at least 3 - 4 days extra to cover Russia -> Nordkapp -> out of scandinavia....

    Casper
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  20. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Ukraine is about as exciting as Kansas anyway.
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