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Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by nathanthepostman, May 4, 2009.

  1. CETME

    CETME Been here awhile

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    simply amazing. I'm almost the same age as you, and have gone on several rides but not quite up to the same standards as yours. After reading all your words about your trips, I feel as though we've become friends. Strange of me to say that, but that's how it feels.

    You have an excellent writing style and it's really personable. Keep it coming, we are all rooting for you.
  2. bnkslo

    bnkslo n00b

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    I like it. :clap

    If your travel takes you true a small town called Maribor in Slovenia, Europa. Give me a call or post a message.

    I can even offer you a couch for you and a garage for Dot.

    Respekt.
  3. space monkey

    space monkey Adventurer

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    fantastic trip :clap :clap :clap
    keep on going :norton
  4. voyagerrider

    voyagerrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nathan,
    Great report, keep it up. Looking forward to the next installment. I will pray that you continue having a safe trip.
    :clap :clap :clap :clap
    Marty
  5. chillidog

    chillidog Adventurer

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    Nathan, There are many of us that are priviledged to be reading your RR and riding vicariously with you. Take care, my friend, and keep riding and writing....Dave.:clap
  6. BikerGeek99

    BikerGeek99 Horizon Chaser

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  7. Meltdown

    Meltdown Abort, Retry, Fail?

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    This is an excellent adventure.

    Best of luck to you and Dot!

    :lurk
  8. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    Awesome, Im in! You rock dude! :clap
  9. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    Really great, we are rooting for you.

    Ride Nathan Ride!
  10. Going_Commando

    Going_Commando Been here awhile

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    Go Dot and Nathan GO!!!!!
  11. kuyaoli

    kuyaoli Been here awhile

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    While reading your latest adventures, my thoughts went to many many years ahead when you are much older, your youth is gone and you look back longingly on your youth and there is one thing nobody can take away from you that is the remembrance of a fantastic, adventurous, great trip done with the best friend you had at that time, named DOT.

    Many of us readers are dreaming of such an adventure but are sticking with excuses why it is not possible, why it is to long, why we can not leave our jobs and then there is Nathan, he doesn't mind - just living his dream.

    My exceptional respect for you...
  12. forrest_fire1

    forrest_fire1 I came, went & discovered

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    Great choice of transportation. My family farm in Oregon has about 10 of these (not all running at once) to do the daily irrigation and what not. Your story and pictures are A+++++++. I look forward to hearing and seeing more. Keep up the amazing adventure ride for life:freaky.
  13. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Well me and Dot are dry again. We didn't have any luck at the British embassy; the woman came back with printed information on Iraq. i think she heard me wrong.

    More postively my camera's fixed and Dot should be leaving next week.

    I remembered that I'd shot a short video during the ride into Bangkok. For some reason the last half is missing so it's quite short. Just disappeared. And sorry about the obscured view and swearing. I was getting so wet I didn't give much thought to either. So apologies.

    Nathan and Dot.

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  14. forrest_fire1

    forrest_fire1 I came, went & discovered

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    seeing that video makes me thirsty!:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
  15. Game over

    Game over Haha

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    More great stuff, glad you are still going and having a good time as well.

    I wanted to start my first ride report. It had everything , a grin on my face, a breakdown, rain, an epiphany and Macgyver moment, good food, and a happy ending. The only problem was that it was my first ride to work.... (on this particular bike) and your report makes it look like a drop in the bucket, ok half a drop.

    Oh well, a toast to you and taking something that isn't supposed to get you that far and trying anyway....In freaking converse all stars, you are killing all the ATGATT members.

    If you decide to push forward and go to Texas, let me know, I feel I owe you a steak.
  16. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    That's a very valid point made about the bike fitting in. Travelling alone and being part of the scenery is what being a "traveller" is all about. And Nathan you've made that very distinquished group with your travels & travails. I salute you. Peace be with you.
  17. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Nathan,

    Try these HU links on your Iran visa prob - they may help.

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-paperwork/visa-for-iran-how-works-3722

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/southern-asia/iranian-visa-at-the-border-25270

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/southern-asia/problems-iran-visa-iranianvisa-com-29946

    Finally, try these!

    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=...+site:horizonsunlimited.com&btnG=Search&meta=

    Good luck!
  18. Oilybimmer

    Oilybimmer Long timer

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    Subscribed here, Go Nathan :wave
    Stewart
  19. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Me and Dot getting wet again, but this time in a slightly different way. Kapow.

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  20. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    You are a Loon. :D :D
    Good fun :beer