From Russia, with love

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MadRider777, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    I 've finished last season like this

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    It's sad to have crunches and crushed motorcycle as a result. But it's great to know that you'll be healthy again and you can renovate this bike according to new desires.
    It's like a beginning of new life :-)
    An insurance agency honored me with a payment for all necessary parts. And I've got some money for my trauma too. It was the time to start...

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    The exhaust - to a welder, ruined valve cover - also to him, all fairings - to remove. My bike needs a new handlebar, and I have to mount additional lights to be more bright in the dark.
    And after that I was eBaying. Fuel tank and foot pegs from Britain, a windshield from USA, new speedometer and rear view camera from China.
    Wonderful girl Christina sent me Daytona racing boots from Germany. And I've received Dainese trousers with great discount from the Netherlands.
    I ordered some small custom parts from my friend in Perm and 3M Vinyl Tape from Israel.
    All presents were in place before New Year's Day. St. Claus brought me only an inspiration :-)
    2017 riding season began before I knew it. But I'm already ready for new adventures.

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    I'm coming back to the road with a great pleasure. And my first destination points was quiet old towns near Moscow - Zvenigirod and Bronnitsy

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  2. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

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    This is great! I miss spending time in Russia with Colebatch.
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  3. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Today is excelent weather in Moscow. Some pictures from my relaxing evening riding. It's an interesting area in the southern part of Moscow that is looking like a kind of small fantastic kingdom

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    I have big plans for this weekend...
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  4. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

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    If 'big plans' means more great pictures of another great North Country; bring it on!
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  5. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    On last Saturday my friend and I had to take a trailer and transport his motorcycle in my garage for repairing. It was in very interesting place where a lot of old things from small toys to large trucks are collected together.

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    The trailer wasn't very big and we had some interesting moments with roping :-)

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    And now, at the destination point it's the time for this sweet camp dinner

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    The work is done. Motorcycles are dancing tango :-)

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  6. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Sunday was the day of a small trip to Tver and Rgev, about 200 km from Moscow

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    This woman was a beautiful little mermaid. But life is so cruel...

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    Run away cloud, it's time for sunshine

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    I arrived to the WWII museum. There was the place of battles for Moscow in 1941-1942.

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    After that I headed for Tver

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    The next point on my route is Rgev

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  7. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    On Monday I was going to visit Moscow Classic Grand Prix. I love these old cars, which lays claim to being race cars.
    But at first simply this pleasant summer morning.

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    The memorial to the Defenders of Moscow in 1941

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    And now - to the race track.

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    I nearly forgot, my place is in the parking lot :-)

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    And this oldtimer was near my garage in the evening :-)

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some Moscow views

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    And some work to do with central stand. My custom and its original twin brother. The troubling similarities :-)

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  9. Essbee

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    Very interesting. I have always been intrigued by Moscow.
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  10. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    And we are intrigued by the weather today :-)

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    This Maybach makes big waves :fpalm

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Last weekend I took part in the first Horizons Unlimited Meeting in Russia. It was really great event!
    Beautiful nature of Valday Lake, good cuisine and mototravellers from all over the world. We spent time very well :-)

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    And we met there guys and girls from Peace run international organization. I ran with the torch for world peace too

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    On Sunday one group of travellers headed for St. Petersburg and others - to Moscow. I was in the second team

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    We arrived directly to Red Square, the heart of the city

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    My new friends stopped at Night Train Motel and I wished them good luck in their adventures
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Last week I decided to do what is done by any tourist in the first day of his visit to our city. Sightseeing cruise on the river. It's funny but I never did it before. And I liked it. Really beautiful :-)

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    One more evening ride. Some nice small monuments of Moscow

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  14. TheAdmiral

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    Very pretty
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some american footprints. Near my office.

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    And even in subway

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    Oh, this multiculturalism :-)
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some new adventures. I have felt loss of power on the highway. I pressed the brake pedal - the rear wheel was practically blocked. Having stopped, I saw the flame escaping from brake pads! It was very strange and I couldn't cope with it. Two portable extinguishers made this work.

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    The girl from the bagger told that I'm like Ghost Rider. Excellent humor!
    Two guys stopped and suggested to take me with the motorcycle on their RAM. But... my motorcycle was OK, excepting back brakes. And I continued my way.
    The beautiful town of Sergiev Posad.

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    Short race with Diavel. I'm Ghost Rider, I'm not afraid of you :-)

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    It's time to rest

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    We are planning to organize a tourist motorcycle center in this house. There are Golden ring towns and beautiful nature around this place.

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  18. kurien

    kurien adventurer

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    Fantastic pics and nice rides. Seen a part of Moscow and the outskirts when I was there for work a few years ago. Beautiful places. Thanks for sharing.
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    My friends organize an evening openair cinema for motorcyclists. Big screen, pleasant communication, a little food and movies.
    In general it's quite good.

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    Night on the lake shore

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    And new morning promising of a sunny day

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  20. rvsparky

    rvsparky Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks so much for your time and effort on this ongoing report. It is so nice to see things in your country from your prospective. Please keep it up.
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