The Russians Are Coming!

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

  1. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    LMAO :rofl.
    Online translation is ok if you want to translate just one word. Sentences however - not so much :D

    Btw the best thing is to translate something back and forth a couple of times. You can really have fun with that :D

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  2. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    I'm really feeling bad.

    But I think Alex isn't? I don't know. I still started having this sinking feeling.

    Then I read this:
    on Pete's sig line.

    Maybe sometimes its the result of deliberate planning? Please don't take my comments out of context. I don't feel good about this either--and I'm a little miniscule cog...but I'm wondering if you knew Alex and came anyway?

    If you did, I'm going to cry, swear to doG...but I'll just love ya more for it. That would be a huge sacrifice for such an experience.

    I talk to much. I am sorry.

    -Bill
  3. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    I'll think up something, no worries :-)
  4. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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  6. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    Thank you all for kind words, my friends.

    Nearest days near computer...
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  7. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    Yesterday's Vladivostok for rest of your eyes.:norton

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  8. kfcz400

    kfcz400 dirt track maniac

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    hey shustrik, tell your russian comrades how nice and caring the american people. our government is no indication of how the people feel towards the rest of the world. as you can see by the election outcome. it would be nice if our countries could be friends. someday i want to travel russia and be seen as a friend.....kevin cave
  9. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    hey,
    unfortunately not all people realise what people from another countries are.
    If you will have a chance to see Russia, it will be great experience. Far East and Baikal lake are must have :-) And of course you must ride transiberian "highway" (about 1600 miles without asphalt). You still have time - I don't think they will finish this road nearest 2-4 years :-)))
  10. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    From first days, guys :-)

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    <o:p> </o:p>
    I was waiting for check-in for my flight when I’ve met Russian Korean couple who speaks Korean same as Russian – fluently. They asked where I going to, I said <st1:city w:st="on">Seoul</st1:city>, and next day to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region>. They asked can I take envelope for theirs friend in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Seoul</st1:place></st1:city>? I said yes, why not. At least I will met somebody, it’s interesting. They have called to <st1:city w:st="on">Seoul</st1:city> and after told me: you will meet Korean man, about 50 y.o. who looks like Brezhnev and hi will pick you up from airport to find hotel in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Seoul</st1:place></st1:city>. Ok… <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Check in, custom, passport control… waiting for a flight…. Ok, time to go inside. I got the seat near window! Awesome! <o:p></o:p>

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  11. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    <o:p> </o:p>
    Ah, yeah… Putin… I could see how their VIP asses went across all airport to their VIP plane. <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>

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  12. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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  13. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    I didn't know Vladivostok so little airport. Later, when I've seen Seoul and San Francisco... well, now I understand :-)))

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  14. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    See ya Vladivostok! See ya in one month! (yeah, I really thought it will take only one month!) :-))

    Air meal... couple of hours of fear and I am in Seoul.

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    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Great photos. The one showing the landscape looks like South Louisiana. Plowed field, a little forest near the water, storage tanks, small city. I do lots of helicopter passenger work going to and from my job in the gulf. ;-).
  16. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I have a feeling the real trip report is about to start :D :clap :clap
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    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    someone loan him a smugmug account for all these pictures so we can get multi pic posts! :deal
  19. Shustrik

    Shustrik Been here awhile

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    Well...
    in airport I've met that korean man who pick me up to city and found me hotel. In the morning I woke up and went around before take bus to airport. ah...
    where is these pictures...
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    contain drugs or illegal items!!!!
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