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From Russia, with love

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

  1. rrittner

    rrittner Racing for not last

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    Still keep us posted, looks like a start of a good build thread!! Being a BMW fan it's fun to see what others are doing to their bikes.
  2. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    She is my design director, as she has beaty in her nature :-)
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  3. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    You'll certainly see it :beer
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  4. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    Happy new year to you Madrider777 from us over here in poverty hollow.
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  5. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    It's looking like some transmission of thoughts. I'm going to make a photo report about "shine and poverty" of Moscow. This is the city of big money but at the same time of big human dramas. A lot of people come here every day in search of happiness and well-being and many of them get only depersonalization and despair.
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  6. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    Sounds similar to New York City and Los Angeles
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  7. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Moscow successful life face

    Courteous doormen

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    Long limousines

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    Shiny shops

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    Expensive cars

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    And more expensive

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    And even more. This one is at least beautiful :-)

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    It's like a game of hide-and-seek where all of us hide under consumer mask. Faceless or horsefaced man, big or small, no matter. In this kingdom of Hermes only your wallet creates your image.

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    Fortunately I'm protected from this consumer magic. One sight on my custom, pure and brutal, destroys it :-).

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    "Why don't finish with this archaic handicraft and come back here, to this carefree shopping world?"

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    Oh, I've seen endless sky and will never believe in these expensive thrills :-).
  8. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Elegant pictures painted by the outgoing Winter

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    And bright lights of evening life

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    I'm not sure everyone likes this rhythm. Good dreams, my friend. Let Moscow tell you her silent secrets...

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  9. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Mysterious night

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    And small tricks with an aluminium sheet

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    It will be the airbox in Summer but today it's an installation for romantic dinner

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  10. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some gloomy photos to support the world trend

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    My bike's engine is protected from COVID too

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  11. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    Is that the rear end of a буханка van I see on the 2nd photo? Awesome :-)
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  12. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Airhead addict

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    What a great thread !!! I have never been to Russia (yet) but it looks very interesting through your photos.
  13. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, it's famous УАЗ буханка :-)
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  14. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    Hope you all are getting good information over there. Stay safe.
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  15. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Snowy morning. Empty city.

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    Empty suburbs

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    Empty industrial zones

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    Empty train

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    The only full thing is my custom's engine with changed oil

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  16. rrittner

    rrittner Racing for not last

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    How's your build going? Enjoy seeing pictures from the other side of the world.
  17. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Everything inside is ready. New indicator panel works well.

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    But there is a lot of work to be done outside. Wiring harnesses, small accessories, design, fairing, lights.

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    But it's a moment of creation, not repair, so it gives some inspiration. Every small thing, like this lever handle.

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    Funny kids on the way to the workplace

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    It's a pleasure to travel in good company :-)

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  18. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some pictures from my walking in empty self-isolated Moscow

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  19. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    Thanks. What a grand city. Stay safe and if you ever visit the US lots to see over here too.
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  20. Spoilyfarts

    Spoilyfarts whomp whomp

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    Your pictures wouldn't load for a few months here. I am so happy they do now because your posts always make me a little bit happier. Life may not all be skittles and beer, but it can be close sometimes.
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