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Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2007, 10:33 AM
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Posted By crusader
I am getting near the end of the trip and must...

I am getting near the end of the trip and must manage to leave the area.
After spending my last night in Bet She'an , in a guesthouse also accomodating soldiers ,I cross the border back to Jordan....
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Damascus gate was rebuilt in XVI ° century .
It's the entry to the souk and the meeting point for the Moslem...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,055
Posted By crusader
règle n° 1 : "en Afrique , ne jamais rouler de...

règle n° 1 : "en Afrique , ne jamais rouler de nuit " Cyril Neveu
Bravo et merci quand même .
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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East of the old city , split from it by Cedron valley , a several thousand years old cemetery waits for the Judgment Day...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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The Western Wall is the vestige of the rampart that surrounded the second Temple .
Two spaces , where every day some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
"Jeroush al aïm" means "peace vision" . It's the...

"Jeroush al aïm" means "peace vision" . It's the city choosed by God, the glorious city. Up to it walk the all ages pilgrims ; sometimes the spear in hand to reconquer it, sometimes barefoot to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/bohemont/mapisrael.jpg Riding from the North by the brand-new motorway that borders the Palestinian territory , I ask me if the metal gates evenly set out are...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/bohemont/walls-of-jerusalem.jpg20000 bodies would have burnt for one week , beneath the walls .
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/bohemont/fo...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/bohemont/fondscadrescroisade001.jpg In the morning , I had met the first and only biker of my 10 days trip . He rode on a V Strom.We exchanged some words and he...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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NAZARETH is the most important arabic town in Israel.
The church of the Annunciation is superposed on the ancient...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/bohemont/fondscadrescroisade178.jpg It's to put the eastern latin states , weaken by clan rivalries , back on the right track , that ,in 1191 ,Philippe Auguste...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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TABGHA was probably the deserted place where Jesus used to retire . Tradition relates it to the sharing of bread and fishes...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
While the night has fallen , a very good road...

While the night has fallen , a very good road takes me to TIBERIAS . The town is one of the four holy cities of Judaism.
It's on the shores of Lake Tiberias that Jesus began his ministry and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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In the evening of this sunday 14 March , I ride back up to the northern border of Israel . Several roadblocks with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Saladin's monument and tomb are standing in Damascus , close to the deliverance gate....
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Traffic in the syrian capital is difficult in downtown and in the area around the souks . Damascus has 1,5 million...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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The krak of the knights nestles at a height of 750 metres. It made up the key of the christian land , for it controled the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Tartous (ex Tortosa) cathedral .

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MARQAB is the huge...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By crusader
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In SYRIA I could fill my 19 l tank for 8 Euros (10 USD) . Note that in the top case I had a 5 liters reserve jerry can ,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2006, 08:24 AM
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Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2006, 09:38 AM
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Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
Instead of taking the too busy road to Aleppo , I...

Instead of taking the too busy road to Aleppo , I decide to cross the Turko-Syrian border south of Antioch , by a route favorable to encounters with brigands .
Just after the border and as I had...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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Antioch's siege by the crusaders lasted 8 months throughout which the cold and the continual rain contributed to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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The road climbs down again in a canyons set . We ride along CAPPADOCE that was the heart of HITTIT empire between 1900...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
Two months were necessary to Our Lord army to...

Two months were necessary to Our Lord army to cross those uninhabited immensities , under an implacable heat . Dehydratation decimated horses and a part of the troops....
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
After crossing Bosphorus-bridge - link between...

After crossing Bosphorus-bridge - link between Europe and Asia , the night has fallen when I arrive in IZMIT ;
the town sustained ,in 1999 , a dreadful earthquake .
Elections are going full swing ....
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2006, 04:25 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By crusader
Finally it's the descent to Thessalonik , the...

Finally it's the descent to Thessalonik , the capital of MACEDONIA greek province . I realize that the odometer has given up the ghost.
As setting sun shines down on the orchards on the brink of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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After landing on the ancient BYZANTIN Empire territory , a drizzle foreshadows the day weather conditions. The EPIRE...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2006, 01:52 PM
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Posted By crusader
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Marrakech , Morocco, North-Africa.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
In the afternoon , I reach the harbour of Ancona...

In the afternoon , I reach the harbour of Ancona , fitted out by roman emperor Trajan in 115 ac .

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The cathedral...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2006, 04:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
The weather is better when I reach the ALPS . The...

The weather is better when I reach the ALPS . The guy at the MONT-BLANC tunnel's toll asks me if I want a round-trip ticket .When I say one-way , he tells me that the little Saint-Bernard pass is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
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A french group of the first crusade had joined Clermont and ITALY .
In the lead rode Hugues de Vermandois, King of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2006, 08:40 AM
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Posted By crusader
Princes or knights took out loans to equip and...

Princes or knights took out loans to equip and feed men dragged along behind them .
Nothing could keep the crusaders back : neither caution advices, nor family life , neither wordly possessions....
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
The success of the Pope surpassed his wildest...

The success of the Pope surpassed his wildest dreams because 35000 soldiers and 100000 civilians left on 15 th August 1096 , after harvest time....
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
27 november 1095 , closes in Clermont (Auvergne ,...

27 november 1095 , closes in Clermont (Auvergne , France ) , the council . French pope URBAIN II causes a surprise by exhorting the western Christians to cease their fratricidal struggles , to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,895
Posted By crusader
by bike , on the traces of the FIRST CRUSADE

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The word pilgrim comes from Latin peregrinus which means traveler .
But the pilgrim is not a tourist. His luggage is light....
Forum: Europe 10-07-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By crusader
as french , I pay 249 € a year for my F 650 GS ,...

as french , I pay 249 € a year for my F 650 GS , living in little town on atlantic coast and having 50% bonus ( no accident since 5 years and driving license more than 3 years ). the company is AXA ...
Forum: Europe 10-07-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By crusader
thank you boys for advices now departure is on...

thank you boys for advices
now departure is on wednesday 11 october , direction intermot
in Cologne .

cheers !
Forum: Europe 09-14-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By crusader
germany austria czech republik in october

planning a trip middle of october along the main european rivers , Loire , Rhein , Donau , and the german Alpenstrasse , could somebody tell me if a motorway 10 days tax is compulsary for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2006, 05:29 AM
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Posted By crusader
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