Well this is the start of my first ride report on the ADVrider Forum. I have not really planned to do so, because I did not know any of you guys and you don´t know me either. So I thought you might not be interesed. But guess what - I don´t care Before I went on my trip, I read many ride reports that helped me planning my trip and my route. I did not really ask for help, just the information that is on the forum helped so much. So I thought I will give something back and write down my story plus a few notes that I was searching for and did not find. (but found out by myselfe now) So for the start of the story, here is a short appetizer. So you can judge within a few minutes if this will be an interesting one for you or not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ikZ-Dtc_M But before you just skip this report - beware - I will disclose the well hidden secret why adventure travellers all over the world are buying BMW´s for their adventure rides. And here are some facts: Rider: just me (and those weird voices in my brain appearing from time to time) + a few nice guys I met during the trip Bike: an old worn out BMW 650 Dakar which I bought just for that trip with 135.000 km on it when I bought it for not much money Route: Basicly the shortest way from Vienna to Magadan which took me EXACTLY 13.000 km + 100 meters Days: 21 (19 riding days) 30% of the ride was on tarmac 30% was on gravel and sand and mud 40% i did not see what I was riding on more to come ... btw. is there a way to insert youtoube videos right into the forum?