FreeBirD does a Manki Ride Across 7 Countries in Iron Butt Mode.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LovemaX, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    Finally, the Preparation from the ADV experts : It was time to hit the road in the fast mode .... Yes, that is how it all is going to be.
    NO Complaints - No Arguments made - Simply - One Ride - One Manki - TWo Wheels - Some Love and Some Hugs... Welcome to the RIDE (Manki Style)

    So, for all those who dont know about this : The beginning came in advance with the help of Fella Good AdV Riders in Germany & Austria and all those even participated in the silent mode : The thread was started in Trip Planning mode :
    Fast Mode : London to Klagenfurt, Austria.

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    For all the good reasons : Riding GER instead of FR makes all the sense .... :lol3 :I realised it finally - WHy.... Mr Philofax = The Master gps was the really helpful :clap
    > No speed cameras

    > Fast speed cruising
    > No tolls to pay
    > F$$$ the F$$$ : NO FR.......
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  2. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    The ride for 91.5mi lasted an hour and 40minutes with traffic slowing down in the road repair works. But overall smooth ride till the Eurotunnel and before I could leave, it worked as a good idea to top up the tank and fill it for the next ride .. as far it takes me..
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    philofax lifetime noob on wheels

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    Nightmarion Been here awhile

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  9. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    The waits continues :) .... heres the second lot...

    One wonderful person who was surely ready to make this journey wonderful experience...

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    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    Here comes the angel watch.... :clap - thank you Marion
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    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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  12. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    Next 35 min ....
    be bored
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    sleep
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    Wonder.... what comes next...

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  13. philofax

    philofax lifetime noob on wheels

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    :ear more more ....
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    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    more more on its way....



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    Entering into Belgium

    One of the most strangest thing was that in the fuelling station - I had to pay first and and then take the fuel. I am sure it never happened in this way to me riding across UK in all this while. Was strange at first but I knew what I could expect in the rest of the ride going through before the outbreak of the dawn.



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    Riding into the outbreak of the day, it seems to be like a time travel.

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    Riding on the R0 of the Belgium Ring and losing my direction. Although it was bit difficult in the early hours and the only place where I went on the wrong side of the lane after riding only on the highways. Apparently the car coming in its right lane and Me positioned wrongly - Reminded me that I m wrong.

    Moreover, losing a bit of direction ofcourse made me feel more unhappy and angry on myself.....

    Just one turn before my intended turn on A3 and I landed on the Airport section of the Belgium next to R0. The best thing happened here was - It is 4.20am and the guy standing for his cab. I asked him for Leuven and he simply didnt understand english. So, he told me with the standard language of signs and actions that follow his car - and when on the way - I see signboard for Leuven take the exit and be on that road.

    That was fair enough that I could understand and following his cab, he switched on his indicators to let me know that I have to go that way and There I was on my way again. Getting ot a point where I was still looking for little more direction.

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  17. philofax

    philofax lifetime noob on wheels

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    maybe a little blurry? ... but i am sure, more pics will follow ..

    go go go ...
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  18. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    Blurry because they were all on the move and not a single moment to stop .. :evil - Except that.... it was still dark.

    But here we go for more...
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    I was just looking into the maps to understand my exact location and there I saw this biker to whom I waved and asked for help and there he was ...
    A Pro Biker

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    This time my Question to him was : Do you understand english ?
    He answered : A little bit yes.
    I am lost on my directions to Leuven -
    No problem, Follow me - I am on my way to work and will get you to A3. From there I take right but you can be on your direction.

    To a Biker from a Biker... The Bikers are sooper :clap



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    On my way following the Biker Angel.... He guided me into the Leuven A314 on the A3 taking me into A2 which eventually gets me going into Netherlands for quick short run and into the Germany...
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    Bowes Oman Dirty Biker

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    Please keep it comming, waiting for more:thumb
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  20. philofax

    philofax lifetime noob on wheels

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    LOL ... ProBiker is the house brand of the Louis Company (www.louis.de), a
    motorsickle and rider equipment selling company.

    just if anybody was wondering why anyone has a sign "probiker" on his forearm.

    and now give us moooooore.
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