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

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

  1. enfielddnepr

    enfielddnepr Been here awhile

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    Do not hesitate to mail me for questions about the Netherlands..:clap
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  2. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Husqy pilot too...

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    Sounds like an awesome plan!! Safe travels you two.
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  3. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    WOW!~ never even heard of a VanVan before. 125cc w/ rear drum brakes...becareful not to overload that bike. Cant wait to read about your adventure.
    :clap
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  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa AA Zoom Baby

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    They have a cult following in the UK; folks off-road them because their intended purpose was beaches/sand etc.

    And if the going gets too rough, two people can lift them over obstacles.

    MCN (UK) did a piece on VanVans crossing France, off-road, a few months ago.
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  5. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    Looks like a TW200
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  6. lukeman

    lukeman Cool Hand

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    Looking forward to it! :freaky
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  7. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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  8. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa AA Zoom Baby

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  9. LFD Kansas

    LFD Kansas Been here awhile

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    Beautiful women on interesting motorcycles in a part of the world I long to visit. I will be following this one closely.

    Have safe travels and have the adventure of a lifetime!
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  10. geno2w1

    geno2w1 Vagabond dreams

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    I should be sharing the Barcelona-Valencia-Gibraltar roads with you starting about 15 Sep. I'll watch for those VanVans. :freaky
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  11. iz4dja

    iz4dja traveller inside

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    Hi girls, nice to see this adventure,
    if you pass close by BOLOGNA (100km north-east FLORENCE), I suggest you to hit a road called FUTA. (Strada statale della FUTA SS65 ).
    It's a mountain road across APPENNINI from Bologna to Florence, through "raticosa" pass and "futa" Pass.
    On the first one "raticosa" well known for bikers and nice landskapes and good food and Ducati bikes tests.
    By the way in Bologna ,my city, there is the MUSEUM of Ducati Factory.

    Enjoy your trip, Marco
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  12. HogFan

    HogFan Adventurer

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    Looks like an interesting trip!! Subscribed!!
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  13. rabrd001

    rabrd001 Solo Adventurer

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    nice rides..

    everyone from down here in OZ is behind you have fun stay safe
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  14. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Long timer

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    Powodzenia i szerokiej drogi :D ...
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  15. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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  16. pampusz

    pampusz n00b

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    These are pictures from Transfogaras - road :)

    Attached Files:

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  17. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    We started our journey! Greetings from Kaniów (Poland), we’re spending night with nice motorcycle family (Thomas & Isabell) : )
    Today we head to Budapest, we hope we will find some accommodation.
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    thanks for warm welcome

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  18. HamboneSlim

    HamboneSlim ಠ_ಠ

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    Looks like you've got the bikes loaded up pretty good! More pics of how they are loaded would be appreciated!

    Good luck & have fun. Remember, many of us may never get to Europe; instead, we're are counting on you 2 gals to show us around, so lots of pics!!
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  19. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Yeasterday we had visit extermination camp - Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It's unbelivable how many people were killed by Nizes in this place. After that short lesson of history we realize how we are luck that we live in free country.. and that we can make our dreams come true.

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    in the end of this path for milions... death was waiting...

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  20. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    There is a blog in internet about a young french couple doing France-Australia and across Mongolia on ONE VanVan :eek1

    I have rented a VanVan and its a fun machine, even if it's pretty slow (which is the best pace to travel anyway).

    Would Suzuki build a 650VanVan I would buy it in a second and keep it forever and ever.
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