Where is the bloody tiler?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by racki, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    What a great ride report covering some great country:clap:clap:clap

    Would you have done it solo from the get go? I like being able to do whatever whenever way too much when I'm out and about but I can appreciate having the help around. Speaking the language is a major plus for sure, I jealous of those 8 years spent learning.

    Thanks for sharing the great report and photos.
    Just read the whole thing this am and couldn't stop until I finished.
  2. peter13

    peter13 FJ cruiser

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    You need to put on a slide show one night.
    I live in Sydney, I'll come.
  3. racki

    racki Been here awhile

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    It looks like you overdone it a bit - now she thinks I wrote it from fake account only to fool her into letting me go for another trip :evil
  4. racki

    racki Been here awhile

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    Now I could go anywhere solo - I figured that travelling solo gives me more freedom and less responsibility, which are the most important components of motorcycle travel. The other components, like sore ass and dirty clothes stay constant while going in the group.
    It's possible that I will find other rider sharing the same style and philosophy of riding and then will change my mind and apologize.
    The other option is that Magda will go somewhere with me and then I won't dare to complain about anything.:deal

    Back then I was thinking about going solo, assuming that Jonathon won't be able to make it. If he had asked me to postpone by a year, then I would agree until I got all visas. Which means that about a month before that trip I new I was going anyway. I prepared my kit this way - had all the tools and spares for my bike, all camping gear etc. When we split with John I had to leave some of my tools with him as he wasn't quite prepared to go solo, but those were tools taken especially for his bike anyway.

    Speaking the language is a major advantage - locals can get a bit stiff when they can't communicate with you. On one occasion John arrived first at petrol station and it was being closed down for the day. He couldn't get anything from them, but when I arrived minute or so later I could easily talk them into serving two more customers before calling it a day. On the other hand I'm not Tolstoy - at the beginning I could only speak like a stroke victim, but it came back with practice and by the end I was fluent enough.
  5. racki

    racki Been here awhile

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    Don't want to disappoint you, but I'm afraid you've seen all the good ones already - the rest is blurry/too dark/too bright/not interesting. :lol3
  6. Kiwi Canuck

    Kiwi Canuck Adventurer

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    On the other hand I'm not Tolstoy - at the beginning I could only speak like a stroke victim, but it came back with practice and by the end I was fluent enough.[/QUOTE]

    WOW!!, I have managed to spend way too long reading this RR instead of doing what I should be doing, like work, or tiding my gagrge. I even got up at 5AM this norning to finish this, I have absoluted busted a gut :rofl reading some of your posts, man you can be funny. the gay pose by the bike had me in stitches, trying not to wake up the whole family, priceless.

    Thanks for the awesome RR, I really needed a good laugh.

    Cheers,

    Kiwi Canuck
    From Vancouver BC
  7. Spaggy

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  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    methinks you deserve another, here you go:
    +1

    To put Istanbul on the route for sake of a fur hat, and then forfaiting the purchase.
    Mhm, isn't there a tiny worm, gnawing '"should've bought the hat, gotta return for the hat"?

    Could be a good excuse, though.
    Cheers.:1drink
  9. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    :jack Hahahahha uh huh... I could see that happening.
    Merry Christmas!
    JJ
  10. lordmaciek

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    pelen wypas :clap
  11. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Excellent, just excellent. Thank you very much:clap

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  12. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Just read thru this, thanks for all the work.
  13. The Dogger

    The Dogger Been here awhile

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    Nice one , thanks for taking the time to share