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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The early day meant we had time for some bike maintenance, laundry , and RR catch up. The GS 911 says that the 800’s charging is not perfect. We swapped out the regulator and no change. Later we started the bike and the voltage meter still showed 13.9 -14, but riding at speed it was up to 14.2. Next we will swap the batteries to see if that is the issue. It is more likely since the stator has only 30,000 km.

    [​IMG]IMG_8687 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_8688 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Armenia-6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    This is a bit of a strange spot. They have 3 tethered Reindeer, an airplane, and a tank on the lawn.

    [​IMG]Armenia-7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    My wife said, "Good for her, she took her cross stitch along on a world ride." :D
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Yes this is the first time! I saw Neda of Lightcycle last year and she had hers. I said "Dan Neda has a CRAFT!!!" Pronto my luxury item is now cross stitch! Sara
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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We will also today visit Orbelian's Caravanserai.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 09.09.25 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    “It was built in 1332, by prince Chesar Orbelian to accommodate weary travelers and their animals as they crossed from, or into, the mountainous Vayots Dzor region. Located at the southern side of the pass at a height of 2410 meters above sea level, it is the best preserved caravanserai in the country.”

    [​IMG]Orbelian's Caravanserai-12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Armenia-8 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Armenia-9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Armenia-10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  10. Saralou

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    We passed the a funeral and all of us noted there was not a single woman present.

    [​IMG]Orbelian's Caravanserai-17 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    The next small village had 2 shops that sold exactly the same things. There was a group of older gentleman there who were quite interested in us. One of them spoke German as he had been stationed in Berlin for 3 years and so Orvar could speak with him. He was so happy to be asked for a photo and proudly pulled his medals out of a bag in his pocket for the picture.

    [​IMG]Orbelian's Caravanserai-18 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Armenia-12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Armenia-13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Orvar of Sweden's latest movie on the ride east.

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Well first man down Trevor has been fighting a cold for a few days. Since it is Friday and we have no news yet from Tehran we decided on another day at the lake to laze about.

    Dan’s voltage meter has been below 14.1 for the last few days. He put on the 911 and charging is not optimal. We swapped out the regulator and then the batteries and still looks like the stator. Drag as this one has only 30,000 km. Lucky as we have 2 with us.

    We decided to see how it went on the ride out Saturday to Yerevan. It started out at 14.1 and was good all day until the traffic in the capital, it was 39 degrees, and the fan kicked in then it was 12.5.

    We rode out from Lake Sevan and noted the heavy police presence here. There are speed traps everywhere.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 14.09.01 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    The Swede had a video from Armenia!!

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    NEWS FLASH

    The pain and stress is finally over we will pick up our Iran visas in the morning. This makes us 5 days late to enter and now our 20 days is only 15, but at least we are in! This means a very long (10 +) hour day tomorrow to get from Yerevan, Armenia to Tabriz, Iran.....We may be off line not sure if we will be able to access ADV in Iran. Wish us luck!!

    SARA & DAN
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    I just catch up on your RR, its has great pics and stories as always :clap:clap:clap, great to see King of Sweeden riding with you again !
    Hope Iran treats you well !
    Saludos amigos !
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    pzvt Been here awhile Supporter

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    Luck! Looking forward to Iran tales.


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  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks so much Mario! We have been off line pretty much in Iran and Turkmenistan, but here in Uzbek we are back connected to WWW. Miss you all. Hope to see you next spring!!! Sara
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