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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, May 11, 2010.
That bike looks badass, you definately dont need a Beemer to have an awesome adventure.
Can't wait for more pics.
I'm in. Loved the last RR and this one looks like it will be at least as good.
This could be interesting...
Someone could really make some big money selling popcorn around here
in! can you say envious???
If I was running a country, I wouldn't let in long haired crazy bastards on choppers either!
Doug is on the road again
subscribed. Note: Every chick wearing a burqa in the summer is hot.
I am definitely in , looking forward to this one.
I'm definitely subscribing to this one.
Didn't you just get home from your last epic journey? You just stop at home for a couple of months vacation between adventures?
I`m in too! Good luck.
Give me a call when you're in Romania, maybe we meet again :)
This is going to be so sweet. Cannot wait until the next update! Subscribed!
You CAN get Iranian visa I believe. Full contact details and how-to in my report of a year ago. Maybe things changed since the election but I had no major difficulty, although had to arrange a few weeks ahead of course.
Ditto Israel-Greece ferry service. Only one ferry service, as of Christmas 2009.
You are correct, if you go back thru Syria they may ask and can see your exit point from Jordan in passport. I DID go back thru Syria post-Israel but had meanwhile done Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan -- so they did not get suspicious I guess.
The type of bike has nothing to do with it, all these places welcome visitors is my experience. The faceless bureaucrats who issue visas are a separate issue.
Iranians LOVE Americans. The gov't is another story. 75% of Iranians were shown in an internal survey to be pro-Yank. My Iran blog has details and links to survey.
Saudi I think you are out of luck. I tried EVERYTHING from Egypt including an Egyptian fixer, no luck unless willing to wait for a month of two to see what they decide. Maybe you'll get luckier than I did ...
GREAT TRIP! - Wheezy Rider
has how-to details
The Goldwing and the Indian/Choppers really prove that you can do the deed on whatever bike you have.
REALLY looking forward to following this one. Give those talibaners hell!
I agree not to give up on the Iran visa. Americans do get them. Just apply in each and every country you go to and you very well may get lucky. The border to Azerbaijan right on the Caspian is real mellow compared to the one near Tabriz. If they have an Embassy there, it might work. It's an awesome place- though you are completely mad for riding there in summer. You will need a Carnet for the bike if you get the visa for you.
Does your map show a side trip to Iraq? I don't think you will get a visa for there (though the road in Syria runs pretty close to the border). Saudi will be near impossible for an American. Turkey, Syria and Jordan all ROCK! This will be fun.
When you are in jordon make sure you go to petra and wadi rum.
wadi rum is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
still waitin on the damn bikes. they say the crate is in the air now.
The customs guys in the US waited til monday to clear it, instead of friday, cuz they are too busy dickin around.
then someone else was screwin off at the shipper, & didnt get em in the air.
so anyhow, barring any probs here, the plane lands at noon, so I hope to have em on the road by 3 or 4.
since I will need a carnet for Iran, I wont worry about a visa, cuz I aint got a carnet anyhow.
and yes on Iraq, the northern part should be ok, I'll let ya know how that works out.
I'll definately visit Petra & Damascus, lookin forward to visitin Lebanon, I think thats where all those Lesbians come from?
but I got a few months in europe to kill first, wont go east til august/sept.
thanks for all the ideas & support!
You rock dude! I admire your creativity and ingenuity in building your own cool bikes to ride around the world! Right on!