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Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:18 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Originally Tams and I were going to ride there...

Originally Tams and I were going to ride there from Georgia thru Kazakhstan on my GS. But when we started to look into the logistics of it, we realized how big an area it actually is. It would take...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:12 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
My camp I want to get a trailer and move it...

My camp
I want to get a trailer and move it here.
And hang out with the hippies during the summers on Cyprus

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:09 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The daughter playing the guitar I bet she has...

The daughter playing the guitar
I bet she has never heard of Louis Vuitton or Gucci
God bless her in deed

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:07 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I took this picture with the family in front of...

I took this picture with the family in front of the "home".
I heard about people like this. I met a few before but these people were the real deal

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:02 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
This family, originally from Germany, has been...

This family, originally from Germany, has been traveling around the world, going to places that God leads them to. They have been living with tribes on islands in the South Pacific. And most recently...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:55 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The next morning, this guy came out of his...

The next morning, this guy came out of his trailer and the dogs finally shut up. I was upset with him but I waved hello to him anyway.
He then invited me over to have breakfast with him
Coffee,...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:52 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
And making it to the paved road at the end of the...

And making it to the paved road at the end of the Akamas Peninsula road, I had dinner on the beach and found this "campground" to sleep.
Ok, I tried to sleep that is.
When I scoped out the spot...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:39 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Here's a link I found on YouTube which shows the...

Here's a link I found on YouTube which shows the Akamas Road. At 1:45 minutes is the scary part. Of course in a buggy it makes it look easy. But you can't see the moguls and big rocks at the worst...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:26 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The road gets tougher from here. ...

The road gets tougher from here.
Unfortunately, I didn't stop to take pictures.
This is where it would be nice to be traveling with another rider

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:25 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I left my new Russian friends and headed up the...

I left my new Russian friends and headed up the Akamas Peninsula. This is where I encountered the dangerous/scary road.
This was at the beginning and was easy and beautiful


...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:21 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Then we went and had lunch and went for a swim on...

Then we went and had lunch and went for a swim on Lara Beach - where the sea turtle do there thing

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:20 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The next morning they made breakfast and then...

The next morning they made breakfast and then went for a cool hike in Akamas Gorge

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach195/Cyprus%20end%20038_zpssdtwhioy.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:18 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I met these Russian girls at a winery and they...

I met these Russian girls at a winery and they invited me back to their house for a BBQ. I take back all the things I have said about the Russians. These three were very friendly. Most of the...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:16 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Aphordite's Rock Brewing Co

In Northern Cyprus, they have Efes and Tuborg beer and that's about it. In South Cyprus, they have Keo and all the big names produced by the brewing conglomerates - SAB Miller, InBev and Heineken.
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:07 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The next morning, I just took my time. There was...

The next morning, I just took my time. There was no set check out time and no one was in line for the room. I toured the monastery. It was pretty cool. There were buses full of tourist at that...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:02 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
There was literally no town or restaurant for...

There was literally no town or restaurant for miles around. So I brought my stove up on the balcony, cooked up some pasta and opened a bottle of wine. I slept well.......that is until 6 am the next...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:00 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The rooms were plain and had no linins. But it...

The rooms were plain and had no linins. But it had real beds, blankets and a hot shower. And best of all - it was all mine. I was wondering if they let chicks in the rooms. That would be fun:evil...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:58 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I had visions of monks running around in their...

I had visions of monks running around in their underwear, snapping towels at each other's butts and everyone, including me sharing a big dorm room style bedroom, with bunk beds three high. But it...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:54 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
A taxi driver told me about this cool monastery...

A taxi driver told me about this cool monastery up in the mountains. He said they would provide me with a bed to sleep in if I asked. And a bed and hot shower sounded like a dream

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:47 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Cyprus is my 74th country in the past 3 years. I...

Cyprus is my 74th country in the past 3 years. I wonder how many of them I have been wine tasting in?
This stop was pretty good.

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:45 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Riding thru tiny villages thru the wine country...

Riding thru tiny villages thru the wine country in Cyprus means riding up and down narrow streets - always fun

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:44 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
A bridge from the middle ages ...

A bridge from the middle ages

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach195/Cyprus%20end%20007_zpsxdppmjks.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:40 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I had a little trouble finding a good place to...

I had a little trouble finding a good place to sleep in the Cyprus wine country. Not many abandoned buildings.
But I did find this cool little church. It was locked - no surprise there on Cyprus....
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:37 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Turkish food is my new favorite - right up there...

Turkish food is my new favorite - right up there with Mexican food

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach195/Cyprus%20end%20001_zpsegbnkvut.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:49 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Thanks - I was hoping someone would notice It...

Thanks - I was hoping someone would notice
It was pretty striking for me too
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:07 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
border troubles

I went to cross back into North Cyprus today. I wanted to check to see if the western border was going to be open for me. They said it was and i told them i would be back. They asked for my...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,912
Posted By flyingdutchman177
great comments

Thanks for all the feedback.
For me, what is most important - i don't like to stop. Once I am rolling, i just want to Go Go Go. I don't want to be zipping on and off liners when it gets hot or...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,912
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Yes, i used the Held as well. Great vents and...

Yes, i used the Held as well. Great vents and great suit. If they would just make the outer layer waterproof, then they would have a winner. Keep the waterproof liner too - just to be sure you...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,912
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I have used three Rev'it suits (including my new...

I have used three Rev'it suits (including my new one ' the Cayanne Pro) and have never had a durability issue with any of them!
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Yeah - I wish

Yeah - I wish
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
before going somewhere, i just google search to...

before going somewhere, i just google search to find out some highlights for each country.
Basket weaving museums and city tours are definitely a miss for me. But anything with natural beauty that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Lots of pretty coves in Cyprus ...

Lots of pretty coves in Cyprus

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach195/Cyprus%20day%203%20062_zpsj8acignq.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Nissi - pretty beach in Cyprus but even more of a...

Nissi - pretty beach in Cyprus but even more of a zoo

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p492/edwardbach/edwardbach195/Cyprus%20day%203%20076_zpsi3oxblyf.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
European beaches make me laugh Look at the sea...

European beaches make me laugh
Look at the sea of people, chairs and umbrellas.
To me, this is a zoo.
Sure, its nice to check out the bikinis and topless sun bathers, but i would rather find a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
This cool arch was fenced off so you couldn't do...

This cool arch was fenced off so you couldn't do what I am doing here.
I asked some girl to take my picture. I handed her my camera and said i am going to stand on the arch. In a thick german...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,356
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
less adventure please

I just finished riding around th Akamas Peninsula in Cyprus.
And i am very glad to be out of there in one piece.
My map said the road was paved but it started out as a roughly graded dirt-rocky...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 931,026
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Go Go Go - now Go Slow

I am trying to do too much.
I am trying to pack too much into the time i have.
I am missing out on more as a result of it
In this case, less might be actually more.

Like all things in life, you...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,356
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
read on - it's not about the wine

People ask me all the time why I am traveling the world on a motorbike. And my simple answer is because I enjoy it.
But the main reason is not because I get to ride all these fantanstic roads, see...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,356
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
one country or two?????

I know it's supposed to be one country, but it definately is not.
I followed the east coast road into South Cyprus. I got to the border at the North Cyprus check point, they checked all my...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 931,026
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Exploring all of Cyprus I am loving it here ...

Exploring all of Cyprus
I am loving it here
But looking at this picture - i need a bath and to clean myself up a bit
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