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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,034
Posted By Flyred
Made it home alive

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974271
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Made it home alive

And just found out my company is transfering me to Alaska. The Siberia of North America
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Thanks for all the kind comments

You guys kept my posting. I hope you also got a chance to read my Arctic RRs
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491927&highlight=prudhoe
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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Last leg

What didn't work.
The stock chain was shit in 8000 miles and chewed up both sprockets
Here is my rear sprocket with curved teeth
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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Fuel varied from 32RUB a liter in Russia (a...

Fuel varied from 32RUB a liter in Russia (a dollar) to about the same in Mongolia at 1430Tugrik ($.80) liter. Once in the EU the price doubled to about $8 gallon and England it was about $9 and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Exactly right. The British and Scotish Pound...

Exactly right. The British and Scotish Pound notes have the same value but look completely different. They both use the same coins however. I used BP in Scotland and SP in England with no problems
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Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Largs Scotland

Scotland is narrow so crossing east to west only takes a couple hours.

I have a couple days to burn before I wash the bike on the 2nd and ship the bike on June 3rd. I have avoided big cities...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
St Andrew

I play golf about 5 times a year. But this place is like Mecca and I had to stop on my way back west.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5281267_zps4adc843a.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Cullen

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5271250_zps4d931931.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5271252_zps041a62ab.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
On the right trail. Down the River Spey

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5271219_zps645ce91c.jpg


There are more whiskey distilleries than you can shake a bottle of Tylenol at.

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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Going home...but first

The Isle of Skye ferry. First on, last off

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261102_zpsc0535688.jpg


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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Up Skye

The best weather and scenery of the ride and my chain and sprockets are ruined.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261046_zpsb4f95489.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,524
Posted By Flyred
This area is going to the top of the next ride...

This area is going to the top of the next ride list

Subscribed :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
The bridge to Skye

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261022_zps49ea59a7.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261025_zps548dbd12.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
To the Isle of Skye

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261013_zps8c0c7084.jpg

God smiled on me today with perfect weather. That is the little village with last nights B&B

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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
And then the sun came out

I am a drowned rat again. Dripping wet from Apple Cross and I really want to be done today. There is a small hotel in the town on the east side of Apple Cross and it was sold out, but the barman...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Apple Cross

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5250992_zps00b3595e.jpg

single track with pull outs. This is the only Swiss alpine style pass in Scotland. Every bike in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5250947_zps53668055.jpg

The golf courses of Scotland mostly look like Sheep pastures

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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Other Adventure bikes along the north coast

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5250945_zpsf90d4c6c.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
The North Coast and a single track A road

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5240883_zps6ac28d11.jpg

With no longer having to be anywhere any more Im getting lazy and stopping for lots more pictures.
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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Thanks Rick. I will take you up on that offer

Thanks Rick. I will take you up on that offer
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Loch Ness to John o'Groats

This is the real fort that became an abbey which became a mansion

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230839_zpsb9380d65.jpg


The wind is howling up the loch...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Fort Augustus

This little village is at the upper end of Loch Ness. I went for a walk after dinner and saw the camp ground. Notice that the only people outside is the tent camper with the motorcycle. All the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,728
Posted By Flyred
What my light twin has been doing the last couple months

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24054696#post24054696



http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5291285_zpsfc7af706.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
The best scenery of the ride by far

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230786_zps5fbc4cdf.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230792_zps57abf742.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Into the Scottish Highlands

And its a Bank Holiday and everybody is going to the Scottish Highlands on this road

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230776_zps7918e6bc.jpg

Really...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Lockerbie. Yes. That Lockerbie

A short day after wandering Hadrians Wall and stopping at a Honda dealer to buy chain lube. BTW. The OEM BMW chain is made of folded foil gum wrappers.

The clock tower is beautiful but there...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
A trend developes. Its sunny in the morning

No breakfast because no kitchen but no matter. I am tired of English breakfast anyway

English breakfast: A soft fried egg, pork and beans, a sausage that is more filler than pig, cold toast on a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,728
Posted By Flyred
I got on the Calais to Dover ferry. It was really...

I got on the Calais to Dover ferry. It was really easy
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,728
Posted By Flyred
Largs Scotland

Overlooking The Firth of Clyde

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5291314_zps7500d80d.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
More rain and a visit with death

I reluctantly leave Penzance in yet another downpour. My Aerostich Darian jacket and pants that have served me so faithfully for 6 years are soaked through in the first hour. I am trying out a new...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
I carried no tent because in Russia there is...

I carried no tent because in Russia there is enough truck traffic on the Trans Siberia Hwy that I would be able to flag somebody down and get help. In Mongolia add to that buses. The Russian people...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
me ...

me

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5200656_zps908a774e.jpg


Equally old is this church. This was built soon after the Romans left

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Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Lands End Not the clothing

The roads out here are narrow

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5200627_zpsf59fd562.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Penzance, Cornwall

The Union Hotel is recently remodeled . The telegraphs in the rooms have been replaced by modern Clock Radio/ Telephones

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Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
The ferry is popular with schools doing field...

The ferry is popular with schools doing field trips. There is a lounge forward that kids are not allowed but I went aft to the smoking area. Everybody in Europe smokes and they are all here today
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Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
The ESA space Shuttle never flew

This "Space park" currently is a bit of a joke. Lots of school kids rampaging around and the displays area bit haggard looking.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Into Germany and I go swimming

Its just not any fun anymore. Everything says Waterproof that I own isn't anymore. A lot of my gear is from 2008, 09 and has some miles on it, but still...
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,728
Posted By Flyred
Went to Thruxton

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5180527_zps462006c0.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,192
Posted By Flyred
Into Germany and my laptop goes swimming

The rain...blah blah blah. Is really sucking the life out of me

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5160450_zps640e4600.jpg

But a short ride from Fucking...
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