Around the World Ed-Venn-ture, the next 800 days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Tower bridge London

    [​IMG]
    #61
    CowboyFatBob, jaakmh and Faol like this.
  2. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,252
    Location:
    Nor Cal
    Dam it Ed's here,I'm almost home from another trip to B.C just in time for the show to begin,let's ride:clap
    #62
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    In front of Buckingham Place. Queen was home that day.

    [​IMG]
    #63
    Faol and 10ecjed like this.
  4. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Tam showing me around her home town. Big Ben in the background.
    London is nice but I am not impressed with the beer here. It's all so light and flavorless.
    Where's all the stouts, porters, Scottish ales and barley wines?
    No.worries, heading to Albania later tonight and back to the GS. Can't wait to get back on that big yellow bike.

    [​IMG]
    #64
    Faol likes this.
  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Fellow AdvRider Zan and I sharing some brews and laughs at a local pub in Trafalger Square London. He is planning his own around the world ride and i hope to one day follow his own blog here. He also hooked us up with a nice hotel room in town and we are so thankful for him for that - as that might be our last real bed we might see for a while. Tent camping here we come.
    If you live in eastern Europe from Italy/Germany to the east, we are always looking to meet new friends and if you have a spare room or couch, that would be cool too
    Europe can be so expensive.

    [​IMG]
    #65
    CowboyFatBob likes this.
  6. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,122
    Location:
    So Cal
    What take you sooooooo long?
    I know you are making up all the romance from all the past months :lol3 in Alaska. But Tam will be with you so let get back on the roads and the RR:deal we are waitting :ddog
    #66
  7. WorldWideRide

    WorldWideRide Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Oddometer:
    140
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    Albanians steal the fillings from their mama's teeth for crack money. Hope your bike is ok.
    #67
  8. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    6,663
    Location:
    UK for now.
    You were going to the wrong boozers. Get away from the tourist areas next time and you'll get some good beer. Its 25+ years since I lived in London but go along the Kings Road to the Worlds End pub (if it's still there), they brewed their own beer on site.
    #68
    scudo likes this.
  9. Wotnext

    Wotnext KLR 650

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    529
    Location:
    Home - Johannesburg South Africa
    Subscribed:lurk
    #69
  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Bike is fine and all good
    My attitude with Albania has changed 180 degrees.
    I love it there.
    The people are cool
    Yeah, they still drive like jerks but when in Rome or in this case Tirana
    #70
    ridgerunner1061 likes this.
  11. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,122
    Location:
    So Cal
    About time you show up
    :wings:wings:wings:wings:wings:wings:wings:happay:happay:happay
    #71
  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    I totally agree. I was drinking the equivilent to Miller over there at most pubs.
    But i did go to one micro brewery in London called the Crate and it did make some fine beers.
    #72
  13. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Yep, out of Albania and in to beautiful Macedonia now.
    The English lass and I have been keeping real busy day and night so there has not been much time for posts.
    But the quality of material and photos has definitely improved.
    I will try and upload them soon.
    #73
  14. Gypsy King

    Gypsy King Wes

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Hawkinsville, GA
    Hooked! Enjoy it man. I'm hitting the road in the summer of 2016, but until then, I'll be keeping up with you here! Clap!
    #74
  15. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Tamara and I loaded up and ready to go.
    I have The Flying Dutchman loaded to the max and it is riding just fine

    [​IMG]
    #75
  16. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,435
    Location:
    arizona
    i'll be looking out for you as i head towards the balkans and europe over the next month or so
    #76
    Rich Rider and Red_dog like this.
  17. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Visiting Albania is like going back in time.
    My first experience there was not so good. I didn't like the people. I thought they were rude. But I gave them a second chance. And it was just a bad first experience with just a few bad apples.
    Yeah, sure the roads are shit and they all drive like jerks, but it is an awesome place to visit.
    After spending $7 for beers is London, Tam and I stopped at a little street café and ordered a coffee, five beers and a hot sandwich from a street vendor that was delivered from a nearby restaurant all for less than $5.
    The guy next to us made a call and the sandwich was delivered by scooter to our little spot along side the street. And that guy got one of the 60 cent beers

    [​IMG]
    #77
    CowboyFatBob, jaakmh and Faol like this.
  18. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Who knew there were Roman ruins in Albania.
    Pretty cool place and we had it pretty much all to ourselves

    [​IMG]
    #78
    CowboyFatBob and Faol like this.
  19. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    I could have fit in in Roman times

    [​IMG]
    #79
    Faol likes this.
  20. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9,024
    Location:
    California
    Tam is loving Albania. There is so much to see and do here. And it is totally off the tourist map scene

    [​IMG]
    #80
    jaakmh and Faol like this.