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Into The World - 2Up around Africa, 2 bikes along the Silk Road

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by mrwwwhite, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider Supporter

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap

    Thank you.
  2. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    WOW!
    Looking forward to reading more of your adventures. Whether on motor or push bike it does not matter. Excellent narrative and photos. Enjoying every bit of your posts.

    Drum Bun!

    PS... Looking forward to read details on the 690 and your plans for it.
  3. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    Following your web page and the continuation of your journey....still on two-wheels. (ha - just thought if Baptiste shows up again he could ride his unicycle.)
  4. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    We have one more micro adventure to go before I ll be back in my garage. Will surely post a detailed report of the 690 rejuvenation. Still in the process if sorting out parts and loads to fabricate. The DRZ will undergo some cosmetic pampering as well. I have itchy hands :))
  5. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    There's a dude who unicycled around the Black Sea at some point. Can't imagine one can carry enough luggage and supplies tho' :))
  6. LusoViking

    LusoViking Aspiring Adventurer

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    Would love to hear your thoughts on moto vs bicycle travelling - I imagine it's quite region specific - crossing vast deserted areas on a bicycle must be quite a chore. I love push-bikes, having lived in Copenhagen for a long time and relied on them exclusively for transportation, but have never travelled on them. The impression one gets is that although bicycles immerse you even further in your surroundings and bring you even closer to the people along the way, the motorcycle has a broader range of application, trading some of the immersion factor for greater freedom/control - you can choose to cover vast distances quickly, and get out of somewhere you don't want to be in a hurry. Thoughts?
  7. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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    Wow, didn't know that Olkhon island is so beautiful. Maybe next time.

    This is a beautiful adventure,

    Cristian / Bob
  8. genghis9021

    genghis9021 Arak Connoisseur

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    Fantastic writing, photos and excellent job on the BAM solo.

    The water levels were MUCH lower when you rode it just a few weeks after Kim, Noah and I. As you say, the weather makes the challenges different, not necessarily easier.
  9. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    We are waiting for more :D
  10. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Photo server has been down for hours :cry
  11. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    Whats happening with this RR?
  12. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    Just finished...what a spectacular series of adventures. Well done!!!


    Lee...
  13. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    Hey guys sorry for being a bit under the radar but we plan to return with a vengeance: the cycling report will continue shortly and I'll start soon a 690 rebuild thread with lots of interesting stuff.
  14. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    You pretty much nail it. Touring cycling is more about the body and soul but in the end adv motorcycling is the ultimate form of traveling (at least in our case because we've been spoiled with riding bikes for more than two years and then we switched to push bikes).
  15. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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    Cool :clap, I will subscribe for sure to that topic

    Regards
    Cristian / Bob
  16. hady

    hady Adventurer

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    outskirts of Kikwit. Some Indomie instant noodles for the me.
    i'm surprised you'd find indomie in africa continent, soon i've found these
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indomie

    thanks for such amazing report.
    greeting from Indonesia.
  17. Pelesh

    Pelesh n00b

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  18. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    Hey guys we've been a bit offline lately but the good news is I managed to rebuild my awesome 690!
    Speaking of Sibirsky Extreme the video below covers the beginning of my troubles in Siberia and also the timelapsed rebuild.
    The dedicated thread is here.
    Enjoy!

    <iframe width="1100" height="619" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FdvZkiTGkY4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  19. duibhceK

    duibhceK duibhce Kaelann

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    Excellent video, that! :clap

    And good to hear your first rally went well.
  20. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Cool video! :clap It is good to see an update from you.

    When is that rally held from Brasov? How much does it cost to enter?