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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, May 7, 2009.
I think all Dougs pics should be on the front page
Agreed, but pass on the shim photos please!
I'm still under impress!
Doug, thanks for all the great stuff on this thread man. It was the coolest thing I have ever seen on a computer. Keep me in your book of contacts for a ride through the more interesting areas of Eastern and lower Europe.
This trip made me rethink getting a second bike- it looks like my Pan can still get the miles I want to put on it!
Thank you, Doug!
I was in Europe for two months earlier this year backpacking... I was debating if I should go to Ukraine or not, I decided not too. I decided next time I was in Europe I would go... Now, I really wish I would of! Hell, I would of been in Ukraine the same time you were too! ha!
OMG! I WANT!! :eek1 Were they selling this one, if so don't remember how much they were asking?
I just read read - What bike number ?
Im sorry, but I dont remember how much the CB400 was, but it seems retro bikes are real popular in Japan. You can get new CB400's, SR400's, & lots of other bikes that look old, or old models that are reissued
I have heard so many 'what bike number' jokes since I got home......
Doin my 1st ride report/slideshow for a local bike club this weekend. I hope I dont sound too stupid! :huh
Just saw Part 6 of your mag story last night...cannot recall the name of the chopper magazine, but it had a really hot chick in black leather skirt on the front...
Good read, especially about giving the BMW guys grief about their mechanical troubles!!!
Great great story...made even greater by the choice of an old "non-ADV" bike!
Wear the Mongolian boots.
Great effort, and report, Doug.
If you make it to Oz, I'm sure you'll have many offers of accommodation!
And try to to smack the millionth person to ask you about a certain bike number!
that would be The Horse. I havent seen the new one yet, as I havent been to a store, & they aint sending me free copies. go figure.
Its also started showing up in Wild, a Hungarian bike mag, & should start soon in Vibes, a Japanese chopper mag.
(both are sending me copies, I might add)
Im also gonna be in some Italian mag.
one of these days I'll be almost famous.
This place is notorious ... probably the most notorious GAI post on the whole Trans Siberian route .. its at Nizhny Ingash, between Kansk and Taishet. The cops there give the rest of the Russian road cops a really bad name. Most Russian cops were very good, even very helpful. But these guys were dogs. Total dogs.
I also got stopped there for over an hour this year while he looked through every piece of paper I had trying to find irregularities. The fu@kers there even demanded to look at my visa, as if a visa has anything to do with road cops. And then asked to check out my mobile phones!
If there is one place in the whole of Russia than needs an air strike called in, its here.
Mark it on your maps folks, anyone about to do a Trans-Siberian trip, and when you get close, stick tight right behind a truck (will be dusty). The truck will probably get pulled over, allowing you to scoot past unmolested by these slimeballs.
I almost met up with you a few times last summer, I was at the Bike Corner in Irkutsk right after you were there. I kept seeing your Sibirsky Extreme stickers
Very cool sticker, & I want one for my saddlebag!
And yes, the cop at this place was a total prick. hands down the worst cop I have ever met in Russia. He was pissed that I was all legal, kept asking me for different papers, & everytime I pulled another out, he just got madder.
I couldnt remember the name of the town, but I remember it was right about where the 'good' road ended for a couple hundred miles.
That was a rough stretch on the chopper! Took me about 2 days to get past it.
I got the new HU travel DVD a couple days ago, & saw that you were also on it. I've been meaning to email you & say howdy
Doug, - As a member of said bike club, I want to thank you for a great presentation. No matter if you like it or not you are very well spoken and superbly entertaining. You had what is normally a rather rude and rowdy crowd completely spellbound for 45 minutes. No small feat let me tell you.
They cost me a small fortune, but for you Doug, I will do one as a late Christmas present. PM me your address mate and it will be in the mail.
How much later than me were you at Baik-Konur?
I want to make the arctic circle chapter of HOG rally. Can you help me wrt papers? Also who did you use to ship your bike and what airline did you fly?
BTW I'm the guy who gave you the orange cozie.