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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.
Nice Rod, thanks for sharing your ride home!
It took me an hour or so to get home to out flat in London from Dover and I dropped the bike in our back garden.
Well earned rest and due for a MAJOR overhaul and service
For anyone interested, this is the Dunlop RR208 tyre I'd questioned whether or not might make it to Moscow from Irkutsk...it'd done better than that and got me all the way home. 9000 miles is good going by any measure and you can see it's still got a little left.
This has been one of the most formative, informative, life-enhancing, self-examining experiences of my 57 years.
I will truly carry it with me forever and refer to it daily-I'm still overwhelmed by it frankly.
Thanks to everyone who's PM-ed, commented, helped me and to my SibEx 2012 companions Terry B, Bas and Linda, Hassan and Yana, Tony P , and especially to Walter for persuading me to get off my arse and do it.
That's it. X
Geir/Steve...over to you
now...how to bribe GB to delete all the Bongo pics.......
Rod, and I mean this sincerely, if I'm as cool as you are at 57, I'll consider it a job well done. At 42, with a young family, I'm dreaming of the day I can do a trip like you finished. I've really appreciated your wit and humor. I'd love to buy you a beer next time I'm in London, possibly this summer. You really enhanced this report and I appreciate it! You've also made me reconsider the possibility of a 690 for my next bike
Finally, a place where my bike has been as well.
Thank you, Rod, for sharing your adventure, and beyound that, thank you for the way you told it.
YEAH Rod! Just freakin' fantastic!
I am following this thread which is journey of many riders all - in - one with a great surprise and joy. Thank you guys for sharing,
Now I have an F800GS how on earth did you get the bike on so much water? :eek1 How did you avoied the water in the air filter?
Great work guys.
Thanks Rod for your version of this truly EPIC report!
Rod, you brought a whole 'nother angle to this thread/report/amazing story and kept it very entertaining! thank you for taking the time!
Thanks for all the words and pictures Rod. When I grow up I want to be just like you.
While this trip is truly impressive for it's scenery, stories, insights, and sheer distance logged, what really stands out for me and makes it different from many other incredible ADV RRs is that it was a team trip from beginning to end that added and changed team members (who all meshed without any issues) and who upon their return have collectively written the most incredible team RR that flows like its being directed like an orchestra. As so many others have said, thanks for taking us along
Loved your take on the ups and downs of this adventure. Thanks for making your part real. Not knowing you personally, I still feel a kinship.
Aside from now being in a self-animated state, what's your opinion on the HG Tuaregs.
Gonna do a write-up on Morocco?
Another big hand and thank´s
Thanks for your input Rod, looking forward to the Morocco RR?
By the way, that tire has plenty of life left in it. You could get right back on the bike and do all 9,000 mile again
Rod, I can't say anything that has not been said before. Thank you elmuchco to your addition to this super great ride report.
Rod, thanks so much for this incredible ride and incredible report. Hats off to you, my friend. Hope to meet you on the road one day, or maybe in a pub for a pint or twelve!