Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. longrides1

    longrides1 Been here awhile

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    The Ducati factory had to have had some hot ass babes walking around there somewhere. :wink:
  2. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    They did I was too much of a wimp to take photos of them. :D
  3. micko01

    micko01 another DR650 rider

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    haha always knew beemers were too heavy over the front wheel! Here's the proof! :lol3
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  4. micko01

    micko01 another DR650 rider

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    Love the cagiva elephant
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  5. SS in Vzla.

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

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    WOW, nice!
  6. ELSammo

    ELSammo Adventurer

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    Awesome stuff all round!
  7. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Well here's the proof :lol3
  8. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Chinese bike has a bigger clutch than that *:lol8:

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  9. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    The closest I will ever come to the Spirit of Ecstasy.

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    They more resemble 4 ton trucks size in real life. They really are big cars

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  10. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    I forgot to add the Vespa Museum in Italy. So here goes.
    [size=12pt]VESPA.[/size]
    The Vespa museum is for free. There’s laverda’s and Piaggio’s as well and then one from Salvador dali.

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    Vespa from 1953 to 1968

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    Just a bit small for my frame *:lol8:

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    Battle scooters. Funny as fuck! The enemy could outrun that rig
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  11. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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  12. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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  13. BRO63

    BRO63 BRO

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    Hiya there
    great adventure, l do not know if you passed by Turkey yet but if not , l will be happy to see you and have a cold beer together sometimes . Please contact with me when you come close by Marmaris , southern-west coast of turkey:freaky
  14. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Bro63, we were planning to travel Turkey this year, but with all the visa issues with Croatia, Bulgaria and those country we decided to store our bikes in Germany and get over to the USA. Our plan is to ride South America, USA, Canada and Alaska the next few year. But we will be back in Europe in due time. We will for sure come visit :thumb
  15. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Austria - As we headed up to Germany to store the bikes it was already deep Oct and getting seriously cold. Not the kind of shit we are use to. Locals told us to get going as we have to cross the Alps and if it start snowing we will be stuck in Italy.

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    Goddamn Stroh rum kiosk was closed!

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    It is this cold! :lol8:

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    Since we are stupid South Africans and know jackshit about snow people warned us about black ice on the roads. Well I had the fortune dropping the bike a couple of times


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    Just such a super great time stopping for lunch in the Alps with the cold air in the face and brewing up some coffee with a bit of whiskey to aid in heat generation. :lol3

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    Just about enough wood for a BBQ
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  16. MikeinSA

    MikeinSA The sheep lie Super Supporter

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    Hey guys :wave. Just read through the whole thread - you guys are incredible! I've been showing your pictures to the Mrs., trying to get her to stray a bit outside of her comfort zone. I'll let you know how it goes :lol3
  17. NKOrange

    NKOrange Puny homer

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    Michnus, I am slowly going through the Africa reports. Excellent stuff, thanks for posting! You have so many pictures that should be on the cover page of ADVrider, I don't know where to start.

    When you hit the States (next year?) be sure to send a PM. We've got beer!
  18. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks Mike, I am really happy you enjoyed it! If you can get her to go she will never want to go back to the comfort zone. :wink::lol3
  19. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks so much NKOrange! we have just hit the stated, bikes got registered on our names today. :D:thumb :wink::beer

    I am little bit behind on the report but will try and catch up chop chop.
  20. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    We travelled through Switzerland to visit 2 overlander couples we met on our trip through Africa. Switzerland is INCREDIBLY beautiful. Everything work, it's super clean and organized. But it is farking expensive! 1Kg Chicken cost R550-00 per kilogram, cup of soup for R50, and then it is shit. Coffee cost R45 per cup of instant stuff.

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    We took the back roads, which eventually became impassable and we had to opt for the small local trains that use to link towns through tunnels.
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