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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the words of support and also for...

Thanks for all the words of support and also for the information around importing our bikes. I've spoken to a few people who have CDN-plated motorcycles stored in Europe for years and it seems that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/166.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/166.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-W463mhq/0/L/map166-L.jpg

After two long weeks apart, I joined Neda in Croatia. She's...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
We tried our Croatian customs agent that the...

We tried our Croatian customs agent that the shipping company contracted to get our bikes into the country. She told us that Canadian bikes have to be imported under the Canadian passport. Otherwise...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
I am quite simply blown away by the responses. It...

I am quite simply blown away by the responses. It was not clear to us just how many people follow us on ADV until everyone started sending their well wishes. We are very honoured to have you all with...
Forum: EMEA 08-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By lightcycle
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the reply!

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Turns out that Croatia is not part of the...

Turns out that Croatia is not part of the Schengen Zone yet. Our Much-Beloved President Milanovic has said this will happen July 2015.

This may work out to our advantage since the 90-day timer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Hi Lori, we are fairly close to the...

Hi Lori, we are fairly close to the Slovenian-Croatian border. PM your details, we'll see if we can meet up somewhere.
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Hi all, we need some Schengen Zone advice. I...

Hi all, we need some Schengen Zone advice. I posted the following on Horizons Unlimited as well as the trip planning section on ADV, hopefully someone reading our thread will also know the answer:
...
Forum: EMEA 08-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By lightcycle
Registering Canadian motorcycle in EU Zone with a European passport?

We are currently in Croatia, having entered Europe (via Munich) with our Canadian passports. Our bikes are due to arrive soon, however, we envision staying in Europe for longer than the 90-day...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Message from Neda: We are both so touched by...

Message from Neda:

We are both so touched by the outpouring of support and virtual love from all of you. Your prayers, well wishes, lit candles and offers of pet therapy make us feel a part of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Message from Neda: I just wanted to send a...

Message from Neda:

I just wanted to send a big thank you to all of you at ADV who have expressed your concern and well wishes for my mom during her battle with cancer. Since our blog is behind,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,392
Posted By lightcycle
Oh my god! So sorry to hear about this! I'm...

Oh my god! So sorry to hear about this!

I'm glad that you guys are relatively okay, it could have been much worse. Good thoughts to the both of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/165.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/165.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-prQN3m4/0/L/map165-L.jpg

I've been in Lima for a week now, patiently waiting for word...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/164.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/164.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-3XngzVz/0/L/map164-L.jpg

While we were in Huanchaco, we received some devastating...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Best bike in the world! :) Although it might...

Best bike in the world! :)

Although it might be a bit heavy for what we're doing, there's something about the wide handlebars or the low centre of gravity (unloaded) that makes this bike a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/163.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/163.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-ptFSksM/0/L/maps163-L.jpg

Another long riding day: 11.1 kms. 16 minutes by Google...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-06-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By lightcycle
Yep, you answered your own question. Not so...

Yep, you answered your own question.

Not so much an issue on pavement, but if you're venturing out into sand, mud or anything else loose, then the general wisdom is keep all your weight down low...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks guys! When you ride through as...

Thanks guys!



When you ride through as much rain as we do... :rofl



We'd definitely love to visit Indonesia! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/162.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/162.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-ktwcbt5/0/L/map162-L.jpg

We've got a couple of long riding days ahead of us.

When I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks guys. We had a MotoGP Video subscription a...

Thanks guys. We had a MotoGP Video subscription a while back, it wasn't cheap - €99 a year. But we had jobs back then...

Nowadays, I, um... DON'T download races from the Internet by NOT using...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/161.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/161.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hDfVsX6/0/L/map161-L.jpg

We're leaving Ecuador!

Heading towards the Peruvian...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By lightcycle
We've crossed Mexico->Belize->Guatemala->rest of...

We've crossed Mexico->Belize->Guatemala->rest of Central America(+Jamaica+Cuba)->Mexico and then Mexico->Guatemala.

You don't have to cancel the Mexico TVIP if you plan on returning to Mexico....
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
I know, that's like the fourth oldest trick in...

I know, that's like the fourth oldest trick in the book...



Thank you for the suggestions!
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/160.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/160.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-rCXvHrJ/0/L/map160-L.jpg

Hi Ho! Through the Andes Mountains we go!

We've struck a...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By lightcycle
http://i48.tinypic.com/2nsc9ya.gif Canada...

http://i48.tinypic.com/2nsc9ya.gif

Canada allows dual-citizenship.

My wife and I are currently traveling on a Canadian passport, but might use our UK and Croatian passports in Europe. Shorter...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
I did some research as to how these Amazon tribes...

I did some research as to how these Amazon tribes (the only ones in the world) shrink the heads of their enemies: they remove the skull and replace it with a small wooden ball, then boil them in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/159.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/159.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-DRjz6TX/0/L/map159-L.jpg

We're both missing the sun and sand, and we debated long and...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By lightcycle
Pretty much any McDonald's. And they're usually...

Pretty much any McDonald's. And they're usually attached to Walmarts as well.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Might have been a quinceanera, I just assumed...

Might have been a quinceanera, I just assumed they were bridesmaid dresses...?



Only in Latin America! I haven't seen numbered stairs anywhere else in the world!



Dog, the Bounty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/158.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/158.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-9Tm2CsC/0/L/map158-L.jpg

We made a huge mistake.

We wanted to spend the next few...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 550,332
Posted By lightcycle
Oh my god, so sorry for what happened to Ellen! ...

Oh my god, so sorry for what happened to Ellen!

That is terrible, I feel so angry, I don't have any words!

Ellen, heal up soon. Neda and I are wishing you all the best. Andi, take good care of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Neda's mom's health is still a question mark, so...

Neda's mom's health is still a question mark, so we don't know how long we will need to be in Croatia. We may have more answers in the next few weeks.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/157.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/157.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hZbPGq5/0/L/map157-L.jpg

It's our first ride in a couple of weeks ever since coming...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
I'm going to be in Munich on Sunday, leaving...

I'm going to be in Munich on Sunday, leaving Monday night if any ADVers want to get together for a pint. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
I'm still in Lima, finalizing the shipment of the...

I'm still in Lima, finalizing the shipment of the bikes. They've passed Aduana (customs) and the boat is scheduled to leave July 4th. I'll work on getting the blog up to date in the meanwhile.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Guys, thank you all so much for your well wishes....

Guys, thank you all so much for your well wishes.

Neda is going through a very tough time right now. She really appreciates all your words of encouragement.

Thanks again.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the info, Phil. Shipping by air was...

Thanks for the info, Phil. Shipping by air was prohibitively expensive (the cost was almost equal to the current value of our bikes), so against our inclinations, we're working with a shipper to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-dgMF26M/0/L/anniversary-L.jpg

On June 14th 2012, we started a journey that was purposely designed to have no plan, no schedule and no...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Good advice about getting a crate at the BMW...

Good advice about getting a crate at the BMW dealership, will try that.



I know it doesn't look like it from our pictures, but we have 250L of stuff in the hard cases between the two of us,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,897
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/156.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/156.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-fjFTrfh/0/L/map156-L.jpg

After a too-short two week vacation in the sunny Galapagos...
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