The Russians Are Coming!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by strikingviking, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Farewell comrade. Fair winds and blue skies. Best wishes for a fine trip home and a wonderful reunion with your love and your country.

    So long.
  2. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Farewell my Friend. Hope to hear more from you from Vlad.
    You'd be telling the stories for your entire life now. :thumb
  3. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg aka Camorpheus

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    :thumb

    Nice farewell gathering. It was a pleasure, Alex.
    :clap :clap :clap :clap
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider Supporter

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    Sorry I could not stay for the goodbye gathering....but since i was riding north, and the rain was coming in on Thursday I had to get riding.

    I got to meet up with Nixel, benjaba, kbasa at Bovine at Pt. Reyes Station where I was treated to coffee and a great blueberry scone. Then Nixel road up hwy 1 for a ways, and took me on Coleman road and a few others.
    Thanks Guys, Great meeting you. Looking forward to a return trip with more time!!

    Had an awesome ride up Hwy 1 including the section from ocean near Fort Bragg to Leggett :D 22 miles up the hill with plenty of twisties and linked turns:knary Since it was a weekday, I only had two cars in my direction on the entire 22 miles :clap :clap (and they were passed in a hurry:deal ).


    Thanks Pete for hosting Alex at your house, and picking me up at the airport!
    (even if your little car has less room for riding gear than my RT:rofl )
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    Then Pete cooked us dinner, except Alex prepared the potatoes just the way he likes them:1drink
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    As I packed up in Petes Garage with His round the world R100GS in the background, Pete and Alex slept soundly. Alex tired out from his travels, and I was ready to get back on the road.


    Best Wishes to you Alex!! Enjoy your welcome home with mKristi! :knary :crash
  5. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Have a safe trip Alex. It was great to meet you.
  6. danbrew

    danbrew GSAdv.com

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    до свидания.

    Maybe I'll catch up with you in Vladivostok in January!

    :)
  7. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    Hi everybody, thanks for all.
    I'm in Seoul now, have flown by Singapour Airlines (Korean Air has canselled flight), everythings fine.

    Hanging out in Incheon airport for tomorrow flight to Vladivostok.
  8. Super Suz

    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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    What do you know about this town?

    Here's something you may not have known. Yul Bryner is from Alex's town and his family played a big part of the history of that town.


    Pics here. But check out the last box if you dare. I didn't.





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    Canadians, check this out..
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    Modern Russian Gymnastics
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    A very touching story...
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  9. mKristi

    mKristi The wife of the traveller

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    Vladivostok, beautiful city on seacoast!
    And I will show it to you :

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  10. mKristi

    mKristi The wife of the traveller

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  11. Frnk4tr

    Frnk4tr Been here awhile

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    Wow - what a beautiful city! Are there no flights from the USA to Vladivostok? I have visited St. Petersburg and loved it, and would certainly be interested in visiting your beautiful city.
  12. mKristi

    mKristi The wife of the traveller

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  13. mKristi

    mKristi The wife of the traveller

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  14. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Wonderful...
  15. BeniciaRT_GT

    BeniciaRT_GT Reformed Hoon

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    Wonderful pictures of what I'm told is a wonderful town. I hope to see it some day soon.

    Did you take them? Also, I don't expect an answer for several days, since Alex should be home now!!!:feelgood

    Thanks for sharing him!!!!
  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Wow! Thank you for sharing those pics with us MKristi :clap

    And thanks again for sharing Alex with us. I hope the trip and the exp-erience surpassed his hopes and dreams. Next time you have to come with him :nod
  17. mKristi

    mKristi The wife of the traveller

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    Hi everybody! Alex now at home :clap :crash
    it has given me many gifts Thanks! :thumb
    He had tasty house meal.
    Right now he has a rest. :beer
  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Thanks for letting us know he got home alright... Looking forward to the updates after you have had some time together :crash

    I bet he was more than ready for a home cooked meal and some time in his own bed... not to mention his wifes loving arms :nod
  19. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Alex, it was a pleasure meeting you while in my area. I'm glad you had a good trip and are home enjoying time with your wife again. I know you really missed her while you were here.
  20. PotentialScat

    PotentialScat aint

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    Beautiful pictures Kristi.
    Thanks for sharing them.