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Boarder06 12-25-2013 05:47 PM

Eastbound, to the Stans
 
Happy Holidays Inmates,

The festive season seems like the perfect time to start writing another ride report. I will take you on a four months ride from Germany to the Pamir. Compared to my last ride report this one will be fewer words and more pictures. I wonít be giving a day-by-day account. So it will be much shorter.

It seemed like too much time had passed since my last big bike trip to Iran and I was itching to get on the road again on two wheels. Iím a bit of a visual traveler. I read a lot, both online and offline, and if I like the look of a place, I kind of file it away in the back of my mind as a place I want to visit. For this trip, I just had a rough idea of heading east and wanting to end up in one of the Stans. I didnít have a fixed time frame (other than the limitations of fall and winter) and I didnít plan all that much as far as routes go. I only got Russian and Kazakh visas before leaving home, everything else would have to be sorted out on the road. I learned on my last big motorbike trip that traveling solo, open ended, and with no fixed route is a good recipe to have some adventures.

Here is a small selection of teaser pictures to whet your appetite:

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The report will have high resolution versions of these pictures and many more. I hope youíll be along for the ride.

Cheers,
Boarder

Cuttle 12-25-2013 06:52 PM

:lurk

NonstopBanana 12-25-2013 08:48 PM

:*sip*

Colebatch 12-25-2013 09:26 PM

in ! :ear

pdegroote 12-25-2013 09:45 PM

Got a first row seat.. :)


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asi00007 12-25-2013 09:53 PM

:clap:clap:lurk

FlyingPenguin 12-25-2013 09:54 PM

Sign me up. I'm in.

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Dickyb 12-25-2013 10:00 PM

A bucket of popcorn and a gallon of Kia-Ora. Ok, I'm ready. :lurk:jkam:thumb

Cheers,


Dickyb


Paratrout 12-25-2013 10:09 PM

in. Thanks Colebatch for the link on Facebook.:deal

rgiroux 12-25-2013 10:09 PM

In! :clap

duroturk 12-25-2013 11:33 PM

:lurk Subscribed.

hatz 12-26-2013 12:07 AM

*yay* :ear

Tourist 12-26-2013 12:23 AM

Very nice :ear

kyotoviking 12-26-2013 12:28 AM

:jive Yeah

WesleyDRZ400 12-26-2013 12:38 AM

"I learned on my last big motorbike trip that traveling solo, open ended, and with no fixed route is a good recipe to have some adventures."

Agree :thumb



I am in for this one, to many good ride reports going on i think i might lose my job:rofl


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