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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:29 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
crappy night

I found the most amazing place to hang my hammock but it just didn't work out as i had hoped. It is difficult to find trees in a desert country to tie up my hammock.
Either, there are no trees, the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:15 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Baby goat ...

Baby goat

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3631_zps8c7f704b.jpg (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/edwardbach/media/edwardbach198/IMG_3631_zps8c7f704b.jpg.html)
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:14 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbac...

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3638_zps1f8dedd7.jpg (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/edwardbach/media/edwardbach198/IMG_3638_zps1f8dedd7.jpg.html)
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:12 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Jebel Shams One of Oman's tallest mountains ...

Jebel Shams
One of Oman's tallest mountains

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3628_zps1d4bcf6b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:09 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Heading down to the coast and then a different...

Heading down to the coast and then a different loop back up the mountain to where i first started

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3637_zpsdd21d1c9.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:07 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
And sometimes the road took you through slot...

And sometimes the road took you through slot canyons

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3624_zpsc505dcbf.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:06 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I found this beautiful swim hole coming out of a...

I found this beautiful swim hole coming out of a narrow slot canyon

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3618_zps103c1ad8.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:03 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Beautiful views heading down ...

Beautiful views heading down

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3613_zps5cb18b64.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:01 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
In Oman, there is a mountain range that has one...

In Oman, there is a mountain range that has one dirt road thru it. It goes from 2000 meters down to nearly sea level in the matter of just a few miles. It is very, very steep in places. One of my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
And here is the place i found to spend the night...

And here is the place i found to spend the night that night

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3585_zps3d36e829.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Ruins from an ancient city I wanted to sleep...

Ruins from an ancient city
I wanted to sleep there but i couldn't find a place to tie up my hammock

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3582_zpsbf2d374e.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:57 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
beautiful river canyon

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3588_zpsf5d913d8.jpg (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/edwardbach/media/edwardbach198/IMG_3588_zpsf5d913d8.jpg.html)
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Further down the mountain i spotted these woman...

Further down the mountain i spotted these woman tending to their goats.
One woman was running off the road away from me. She was wearing this shinny gold clothes. It was like a bigfoot encounter. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
At the end of the road lives this old man - a...

At the end of the road lives this old man - a goat shepard. He was living alone and very surprised to see me
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,611
Views: 366,122
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Riding the paved roads in the mountains is cool...

Riding the paved roads in the mountains is cool but getting in the dirt is what Oman is all about.
Here i took this remote road up into the mountains. I didn't see anyone else for miles
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
After riding a whole more day thru the desert, i...

After riding a whole more day thru the desert, i made it back into the mountains in the north part of Oman without blowing up the engine on the 650. My gas mileage dropped considerably running it at...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
And shooting thru the sky too

And shooting thru the sky too
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Never seen a sunset like this one before. I just...

Never seen a sunset like this one before. I just watched that big ball of fire drop below the horizon
No clouds, hills or pollution to block my view
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 08:13 AM
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Views: 366,122
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I made it half way thru the desert (900 km) and...

I made it half way thru the desert (900 km) and the sun was going down
The problem was, there was nothing but sand around me.
I needed something to tie my hammock to. I didn't want the scorpions...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbac...

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3572_zps60b5b56e.jpg (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/edwardbach/media/edwardbach198/IMG_3572_zps60b5b56e.jpg.html)
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 01:58 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbac...

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3567_zps5d1882c0.jpg (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/edwardbach/media/edwardbach198/IMG_3567_zps5d1882c0.jpg.html)

My bike...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 01:56 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Leaving Yemen and Salalah behind, i headed thru...

Leaving Yemen and Salalah behind, i headed thru the heart of the desert in oman back to the mountains in the north.
The road was flat, boring and featureless.
Wha to know what the top seed s of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 06:45 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
He won.t get any work done for a month now

He won.t get any work done for a month now
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I saw a bunch of divers in the water about 100...

I saw a bunch of divers in the water about 100 miles north of Salalah. I stopped to ask what they were diving for
I thought maybe lobster
Nope
Abalone
This bag is probably worth a small fortune...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Eating camel AGAIN for dinner My stomach...

Eating camel AGAIN for dinner
My stomach doesn't like camel
But it is tasty going in though

You can see the drying process for the camel meat behind me
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:28 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
More pics I forgot to post from just before...

More pics I forgot to post from just before Salalah
I almost hit a camel when it spooked and ran out in front of me
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The big crabs were busy that night on the beach ...

The big crabs were busy that night on the beach

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3526_zps6713ac45.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I slept on the beach in this little structure on...

I slept on the beach in this little structure on the Oman side, about 50 miles from Yemen.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3520_zps9af1b03b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
1000 meter cliffs overlooking the beach below ...

1000 meter cliffs overlooking the beach below

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3497_zps5f833b79.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
shoot out at the OK corral

Cows vs. Camels
The stand-off

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3484_zpsc5e1f5c5.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The only military check points I saw in Oman were...

The only military check points I saw in Oman were near the Yemen border. I snuck in this shot of the camels in back of the truck as the guy with the big gun checks things out
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Ocean views ...

Ocean views

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3454_zps1ba577d4.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:06 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Back in Oman

After my brief visit to Yemen (a longer stay would have meant a visa obtained in Washington DC), I took this pictures on the plateau road back in Oman
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I would never try this on my big 1200. I am...

I would never try this on my big 1200.
I am beginning to think that a 650 might be the right size for me

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3489_zps8fe24d0f.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Riding on the beach near the Yemen border ...

Riding on the beach near the Yemen border

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3486_zps17f4b354.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Sometimes I need to zoom out my GPS to remember...

Sometimes I need to zoom out my GPS to remember (or believe) where I am in the world

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3509_zps3e2fa074.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Inside Yemen

At the border. You meet the nicest people from Yemen

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3478_zps981420cb.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Inside Yemen

I made it inside Yemen!!!!!!!!!!!

That is right..........Yemen.

I am glad I didn't listen to everyone to stay away from the border.
And don't believe everything you hear on Fox news


And...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Better than Norway too ...

Better than Norway too

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3498_zpsfeeed723.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The Alps have nothing on Oman........and...

The Alps have nothing on Oman........and btw........do you see any cars on this road? I didn't either

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach198/IMG_3471_zps756583f1.jpg...
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