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Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Hi gals and guys Been a bit under the...

Hi gals and guys

Been a bit under the weather since I started this report. Didn't mean to abandon you like that. Will commence posting again in a few weeks and get back to it. Thank you all for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,458
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
That's an impressive route - loving your ride and...

That's an impressive route - loving your ride and pictures so far. Will follow you along on here. :norton

I see you will be riding through St. Petersburg and would like to give you some pointers:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
With Andi now on his way back to St. Petersburg,...

With Andi now on his way back to St. Petersburg, I checked out of the hotel. With the farewell, the receptionist suggested to have a look at a nice monastery a bit south of Olonets.

Here’s an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
A few kilometers outside of St. Petersburg,...

A few kilometers outside of St. Petersburg, traffic died down fast. While there was a lot of road work going on two years earlier, now they seemed to have finished this section and, again, it’s a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
You're absolutely right about bistro. There's so...

You're absolutely right about bistro. There's so many loan words in the Russian language and the other way round entering the English, German or French language. I heard there are even a handful of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
As one user pointed out, the bust in the last...

As one user pointed out, the bust in the last picture is Mikhail Kalinin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Kalinin), a Bolshevik revolutionary and head of state from 1919 to 1946. Still to this...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
The border was pretty straightforward - for a...

The border was pretty straightforward - for a Russian border.

Leaving Estonia and thereby the European Union was easy. The border follows the Narva River and you cross it via this bridge (Russia...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Thank you everyone for following our trip, glad...

Thank you everyone for following our trip, glad to have you on board. This report will take a few weeks to finish so, please, be seated. :deal



Thank you very much, Blader54. A Siberian or even...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
The Baltics

When night fell, we rented a small apartment along the road for, I think, 20€ each with kitchen, living room, balcony, everything. This was our nice view of the sunset.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Shortly before we arrive at the polish border, I...

Shortly before we arrive at the polish border, I experience the first cultural shock. At a gas station, I ask the cashier if they have a toilet.

"Of course we do."

She goes on to serve the next...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Germany

For the first leg of the trip we took the easy way and boarded the car train by the Deutsche Bahn, shedding off a few hundred kilometers of distance over night from our home town of Basel to the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Preparing the bikes So far I’ve had a Suzuki...

Preparing the bikes

So far I’ve had a Suzuki SV 650S, a street bike with sporty aspirations that kept up well. I did a few trips with it, bigger ones including a ride to the Nordkapp and to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Eastern Frontiers: Arctic Russia – Georgia – Armenia – Azerbaijan – Kazakhstan

After a long time of procrastination I finally wanted to start to tell our story of an Eastern European trip last year.

Together with Andi, a good friend with whom I went to Istanbul in 2012, I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 47,882
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Stunning. Love those open landscapes and the...

Stunning. Love those open landscapes and the feeling of freedom they release. Incredible pics, thanks for sharing. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,782
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Hi Wim, the SV is still my favourite bike...

Hi Wim,

the SV is still my favourite bike and will always be. Though I wanted to do some offroad riding on this trip, which the SV is only barely suited for. :lol3 Thanks for your interest, I hope...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 96,045
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Riding up the slippery and bumpy ramp onto the...

Riding up the slippery and bumpy ramp onto the ferry was the worst part, yes. I'm glad I only had to ride a few hundred meters with all the luggage in the last pic.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,935
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
After losing my buddy in the rear view mirror I...

After losing my buddy in the rear view mirror I turned around to find this:

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/balkan2012/13/01.jpg

It was one of the last days on a three week trip through the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 96,045
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
When my buddies bike broke down in Albania...

When my buddies bike broke down in Albania (broken rear suspension link), I had to carry all the luggage.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/balkan2012/13/09.jpg

And even worse, when we went on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,905
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Nice to see this thread pop up again. :norton...

Nice to see this thread pop up again. :norton Also, that's a good reminder. I though I finished the report but the last bit is still missing. And it does change the story quite a bit. So here we go!...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,782
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Of course, I was constantly popping power...

Of course, I was constantly popping power wheelies due to the untamable power of the Transalp. :d But really, they just wanted to look at my bike on the pretext of checking if I had a 'Pickerl'....
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,782
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Hey Sιb, Severin here, we met in Hungary shortly...

Hey Sιb, Severin here, we met in Hungary shortly before the austrian border! How was your trip back home? I was stopped by the police 30 seconds after we split up on the Autobahn, apart from that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 49,928
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
It's been two years since I went on this trip and...

It's been two years since I went on this trip and every time I see someone posting a reply I'm rejoicing. Thanks again for your numerous replies and kind comments (although I'm a rare poster :D).
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 69,090
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Also reading your posts, please keep up the good...

Also reading your posts, please keep up the good work. :clap Looking forward to you hitting the road again soon.

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,374
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Nice ride and report. Epic ride for it is your...

Nice ride and report. Epic ride for it is your first motorcycle and first trip even. :clap How long are you gonna stay in Piter? I will be there in a bit more than a week, could be fun meeting up for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 402,974
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Nice wheelies and great story. Thanks for...

Nice wheelies and great story. Thanks for sharing. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-24-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 85,690
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
That's a great looking bike, Flydream :thumb

That's a great looking bike, Flydream :thumb
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17,077
Views: 4,953,795
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
It sounds like the german word potthδsslich,...

It sounds like the german word potthδsslich, which roughly translates to butt ugly. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 53,360
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
You've certainly drawn my attention with the...

You've certainly drawn my attention with the interesting bikes. The dog stairs on the hack are amazing. :D

When do you plan to leave Europe towards Morocco?

Looking forward to your further...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 107,978
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
I think he was referring to Kazakhstan, not...

I think he was referring to Kazakhstan, not Russia. :deal Read the full text again in context:
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17,077
Views: 4,953,795
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Last December, I bought a 1996 Transalp XL600V. I...

Last December, I bought a 1996 Transalp XL600V. I really love the simple handling and the V2 engine. :clap

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/div/2013/ta/ta-01.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17,077
Views: 4,953,795
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Nice looking bike, thepoddo. I'm sure it handles...

Nice looking bike, thepoddo. I'm sure it handles like a dream. How did you get the rear to be so high? Would love to lift my bike up a bit more. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 32,435
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Love your enthusiasm about the trip. I'm...

Love your enthusiasm about the trip. I'm following. :norton
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 79,875
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
While researching on some roads in Karelia and...

While researching on some roads in Karelia and Murmansk Oblast I stumbled upon a picture with a guy that looked familiar. :D
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 220,036
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
:clap That's a neat bike, I had the pleasure...

:clap

That's a neat bike, I had the pleasure to test ride it a while ago and it felt light and nimble, though it was only on asphalt. Congratulations and don't forget to post again as soon as the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,905
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Now is the time to visit Albania. But it's not...

Now is the time to visit Albania. But it's not running away, apart from the coast it's still just slowly developing. Next time we want to include more from the mountainous regions, e.g. the Albanian...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 854,579
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
There's a thread about his explotiations over in...

There's a thread about his explotiations over in Ride Reports. Check it out: R1 Sjaak Polar Ice Ride (Official Thread) (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854295)

I hope you don't mind me...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,477
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
He stoppped by over at RTWDougs place. :clap

He stoppped by over at RTWDougs place. :clap
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17,077
Views: 4,953,795
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
I've seen a few Transalp here with high mounted...

I've seen a few Transalp here with high mounted front fenders. Can you guys provide some detailed pictures or recommendations on how to mount a fender there? Looking at the Transalp front it seems...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
You have an interesting way to look at things....

You have an interesting way to look at things. :lol3 I'm in.

Although, as a native german speaker, I'd have to correct you about 'die': it does mean 'the', but it's not always 'die'. It depends on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2,441
Views: 584,134
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
I have to say I really enjoy the pictures in this...

I have to say I really enjoy the pictures in this thread. Those landscapes are unlike anything I've seen in Europe so I hope to one day be able to ride through those vast plains. Keen on posting....
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