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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by memento13, May 25, 2019.
Awesome ride ....Cheers!!!
It's tough getting a decent rate for foreign money in the US. I find it's easier to keep until my next visit to that country or just donate it at the airport - especially the coins - but only after I have picked out the best bills and coins for souvenirs, of course!!
Collected my bike from Rotterdam and had a quick ride back to Estonia. On my way to Germany - Latvia ferry, was hosted by @TheNetworker, was nice to have some beers and chat. Other than that quite boring tarmac riding, as my university has started, not much time to fool around anymore.
It is almost 2 years (701 days) last time the bike touched Estonian ground. Although I have been back home already 2 months now, was still weird feeling crossing the border back to Estonia with the bike.
Having a last camping night today in Estonian woods before going home tomorrow.
That's awesome! Are you a student, or a professor?
Student, Masters in Datascience. My plan B as East Africa was not an option.
is that the mosko moto 40L? how does it compare to the giant loop coyote? mounting, compactness, ease of packing, etc.?
I wish you every success in your studies.
It will probably not be possible to avoid thinking with melancholy every now and then about the freedom of the last 2 years.
It is the R80
Where did you camp at? I’ve been all over the place as I used to live in Pärnu for a while midagi 100 aastat tagasi and also did some sweet road trips later on.
You should start eating more of that sinep, bro!
its the bigger R80. Both bags are excellent, would happily use either of them, but here's some pros and cons:
+ packing is great, feels like a system, easy to access everything and packing is quick
+ replaceable straps (one reason I replaced Coyote was that with years some straps were broken)
+ seems sturdy and fell build, but have not ridden enough km's with it
- not best fit, it is too wide for narrow enduro bike (mine is ver 2, new version fits supposedly better as you can change angle of the legs)
- heavier, adds probably several kg-s compared to CL Coyote
+ perfect fit for enduro bike
+ very light, but bag itself is still very durable. I have had countless crashes and bag itself was still without holes, only straps broke
+ their warranty support is great, they sent me new Gas Bag free of charge to Angola, when old one started to leak
- hard to access stuff, especially if they are in leg parts of the luggage.
- had to add additional tail bag, which made accessibility and packing even harder
If you can fit everything into Coyote and like to ride hard, it is probably better option. If you have longer trip, like to carry stuff with you, then MM is better option.
Thanks. We actually have most freedom when we are at home country. When travelling, especially in Africa, all the bureaucracy with visas, vehicle import documents, expiring driving licences etc shows that we are not totally free in this world. So far quite enjoying being back home and not having to worry about some BS, but now and then some post in social media make me miss Africa. It is special place to visit.
Pertlimetsa, a bit north east from Kilingi-Nõmme. Planned to buy some sinep today, but forgot.
Wow. I think I’ve been there! I did a few trips into / around Soomaa area back in the day...