Riding Across Europe - Girl, Suzuki VanVan and 12 000km

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LadyCruiser, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. panzerrocket

    panzerrocket Been here awhile

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    Excellent report Weronika, very nice read :clap
    It seems to me that you did very well on your own, so why not travel alone next time?
    I've travelled alone the last 20 years before starting taking my son with me 2 years ago, and I've always loved to be on my own. Nobody to argue with about how, when and where to go, eat, sleep etc. and on a bike you're never alone, always meeting people when you're stopping for breaks.
    For travel suggestions, why not stick to smaller areas and dig more into it? You've got a pretty good overview of Europe now, so for example 40-50 days in Spain, France, Greece or whatever, and you'll have seen and learned that country/area very well. Just a suggestion...
    Thanks for your report, again a nice read here in the wintertime.
    Looking forward to your next adventure.
  2. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    For sure in a future I would like to visite once again Spain, France, Macedonia, Romania and Montenegro and just stray in those country. they have a lot to offer :)
  3. Yannick

    Yannick Asterix the Gaul

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    It's something I've ever been thinking of, as I plan to visit all North America one day (dunno when yet, but one day ...), but I wonder if it's doable for a non-american to get a bike registered there, because as a traveller, of course there's no address on the US ground. Or would the only way to do it be to have the bike registered in the name of a US citizen ?
    I think it would be a solution for a short trip, like one month or two, but for a longer trip, it'd be nicer to be on your real own bike. I mean the bike you've been riding for many years, and on wich you already have seen so many countries and got so many memories. (When I say "you" I'm talking for every one, in general.)
  4. diffuser911

    diffuser911 Still learning

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    Lovely ride report, I passed all day in office reading it :evil

    And the pictures are just fabulous. Which camera were you using, and did you do any editing there??

    Cheers :clap
  5. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi, I was using Samsung Nx10 standard equipment. Pic's were made in .jpg I didn't have time to work with .raw format.
  6. DelHess

    DelHess Been here awhile

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    Read the "Alaska to Argentina " thread. They flew to north America and registered bikes.

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  7. Cloud

    Cloud Adventurer

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    Hi!
    Congrats for your brave and performans.:clap
    Great trip and ride report, I like it.

    Suzuki van van is a little big bike, unfortunately nonexistence in Turkey.

    Good luck for your next trip.

    You must come to İstanbul and Turkiye's amazing places.(Black Sea costs, Cappadocia or Aegean Sea costs, etc. Ha?)


    Greetings from İstanbul, Turkiye.(Turkey)
  8. Yannick

    Yannick Asterix the Gaul

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    Thanks for the information, I'm gonna try to find that thread.
  9. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi,
    Thanks :)

    It's true Turkey is a great country I've been there couple of times but
    unfortunately
    never on motorbike.
    But I would love to!!
  10. vonmucks

    vonmucks Touring, middle name

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    Damn!! Will love to ride in Europe. Shipping my r12gs over from Singapore will be way too expensive.

    Any suggestions? :D
  11. JG77

    JG77 I ride my own.

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    Your ride report and pictures moved me to tears. I admire your courage and your tenacity. Your pictures capture so much more than the scenery. What an amazing journey you had!

    If you ever make it to the U.S., you have a place to stay in Texas.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    J.

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  12. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi,
    Well I'm sure you will find here in Europe some nice bike or you can just rent it.
    If You will need some tips where to ride and what to see I can help you :nod
  13. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi J.

    Thank you for praise. Well to be honest maybe I will visite Texas sooner then you think ; )
    Riding Across America is my next dream voyage which I want definitely to realize!!
  14. JG77

    JG77 I ride my own.

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    Just let me know when you will be arriving. It's always a beautiful day in the Texas Hill Country!

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  15. zoki1

    zoki1 Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap:clap Great RR and dobri Polski spirit !!!:clap:clap:clap

    NEXT .............CANADA ......?????
  16. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi Zoki,

    definitely!! On my top list are Montreal, Vancouver
    ...
    Maybe you can give me some tips? What to see, which road ride? My "trip planning" you will find here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749576
  17. kopeli

    kopeli moto-traveler

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    Dear Veronica ,
    congratulations for the great tour.
    Keep on riding.

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  18. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Thanks Kopeli!! :)
  19. BadWHooper

    BadWHooper Quick, rather than Dead.

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    Really enjoyed the view from your camera, especially Portugal and the Netherlands. And now I have to find out how that guy was "floating" in air! :huh

    Seems to me, you did more than "ride across Europe" - you rode AROUND it!

    Oh, and I've "invaded" a curb with my bike too, like the woman you met. That meant a new wheel and tire! Ha ha...

    See you on the road...
  20. FlameDance

    FlameDance Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah, been there, done that.

    It's not necessarily a mistake. Old friends may disappoint you too, such a journey with close contact over weeks and months may give new insights into friendships, good and bad. If it's a new aquaintance, a new friendship may grow - you never know in advance. Just be prepared to part, should tensions become too strong.

    Usually it's the small things ... like one stops for photos often while the other wants to ride on: One feels pressured into making haste while the other feels pressured into waiting. Small, if it happens once or twice, but if the seemingly small tension coming from different attitudes or approaches to traveling grows over weeks ... well, you know how it ends.

    Even if you're aware of it, it may happen sooner or later. But if you're aware, that it may happen, then the loss is smaller. Just be glad that you encouraged each other to start at all and had some good time together in the beginning.

    Nice Ride Report, btw. :)