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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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    Great decorations of this gray and sullen sky I've seen from my window today. Victory Day avion parade repetition.

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  2. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Yesterdays parade. Only aircrafts and some peolple looking at this flight keeping on recomended social distance

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    And one picture I've accidentally meet on the web. Soviet and American soldiers together in Germany 1945. I like this attitude.

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  3. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Another walking in empty Moscow

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  4. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I enjoy your reports from Russia. Keep them coming and stay healthy.
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  5. I wanted to go to Volgograd for the 75th Anniversary, but....I like that people show photos of relatives who fought in the war. I like the idea of the ribbon of St George.
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  6. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    It's not about anniversary, it's about bravery, honor and unbelievable sacrifice. So I think one day you'll come to Volgograd without crowds and big noise and just sense something that will make you like a brother for these soldiers remaining in past time. And you'll understand the importance of some simple things that aren't valued in our modern life. Good luck.
  7. Thats a good answer. I like the Russian spirit.
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  8. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    My custom still in work

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    And Moscow is waiting for these two wheels

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    Different as usually. With rude modern architecture and quiet spirit of ages

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    With expensive toys and cheap sleeping areas.

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  9. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Relaxing easy riding in suburbs

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    Military historical museum near the road

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    Beautiful park

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    The way home

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    This policeman didn't like my bent license plate. But another guy didn't have any so I'm not so bad :-)

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  10. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Sunny weekend

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    Ruins of old homestead

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    Accidental meeting with two guys making Youtube movie about motorcycles

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    Ice-cream was very tasty and without chocolate so it's not an eskimo pie, we have nothing against the eskimos. This is very important in the light of the struggle for equality :-)

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    Kickstarter works well and we are going to head for another ruins

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    Very atmospheric place of the 18-th century

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  11. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Nice weather and great weekend riding again

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    Very picturesque place near Moscow called New Jerusalem

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    Keyholes to the inner world

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  12. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Another short ride near Moscow.

    Unexpected motocross track along the road

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    Beautiful lake Senezh

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    The way home

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    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Definitely makes me want to visit. Nice pics
  14. sixspeed

    sixspeed Put on the WHOLE armor

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    Awesome stuff MadRider!

    Someday I hope to build myself a rural sportster and bring it over to start my "Gospodi Pomiluj church, ikonostas and food" tour of Russia, Slovakia and the Ukraine and Poland.

    Darn spell checker doesn't know how to make hybridized Russo-English names :D
  15. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    I think it's a very good idea! Welcome! :-)
    And meanwhile you can read my latest northern report
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/northern-sketches.1458524/
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  16. sixspeed

    sixspeed Put on the WHOLE armor

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    Great Ride Report!!! Every time I read a book like the Father Ciszek "With God in Russia" I wonder how many of my distant relatives were in the camps in Norilsk with him. Would love to take the bike and the train across Russia and find out.

    I bet if I dig way back I could find tons of my relatives on a nice tour.
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  17. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    My beauty is tired after all my trips. It takes oil. So while waiting of engine reanimation. It will be swapping to 1200cc maybe.

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    And now I'm working hard to finish with my new custom to get funny autumn riding.

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    It's very important to put all this stuff in protective shells. First of all it should be reliable.

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    Sort of non-touristic Moscow along the way

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    I know now where they get the Oscars

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    My custom is almost ready. Small work with fairing remained to roll it out onto the road.

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    I couldn't help taking pictures on the subway along the way. Some old stations have awesome style.

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    Several casual photos of overground Moscow

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Wanted to give my new custom a test drive.

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    Great weather said me Yes :-)

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    What I've seen during the test drive.
    The estate of Leo Tolstoy, Yasnaya Polyana, 200km from Moscow

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