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Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Richard Eastham
You just can't get the staff these days.......

Hi Piopio and Mart'n

Sorry for being a slacker. I have been meaning to finish this but lost count of the amount of travelling I've been doing. I will set to it over the next few days - promise....
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
Hi Owlseye - it's that 6 degrees of separation...

Hi Owlseye - it's that 6 degrees of separation theory working again.

I can probably be best described as being in the "lecturer of last resort" category for imparting knowledge. Thankfully (for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
Hi Racki and Piopio Many thanks for your...

Hi Racki and Piopio

Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm delayed in the USA at the moment but hope to be back in Blighty tomorrow, so will have the gps/picture files available to post more...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
Day 0

Well dear reader, I am so sorry to say I lied. There will be no Winchester to Vladivostok trip. Due to work commitments I couldn't actually start the trip…………


…… from Winchester. Instead I had...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
1 week to go

Marvellous news, I collect the bike tomorrow. Bob and Kyle (tp://www.bobpressleemotorcycles.com/)have been sourcing parts in The Motherland (a new coil) so apparently the shed is now once again a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
2 weeks to go

Quiet and steady progress this week. Im writing this post on the 1835hrs train from London Waterloo which means that the unlocked broadband dongle has arrived and is working. Im hoping to buy a sim...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
3 weeks to go

I think I may have taken my minimalist approach to the journey too far this week.

I am without a motorbike.

Even I understand that attempting a motorcycle trip without a bike might pose an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
A touch of the Donald Rumsfeld

Hi Catweasel - thanks for the encouragement - not to be too philosophical but to quote the Don " There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
1 month to go

So, one month to go am I ready NO. Is the bike ready NO. Have I kept my promise to keep a regular video diary - NO.

Have I got a visa; booked the flight back; booked the cross-channel ferry...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
6 months to go

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Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By Richard Eastham
WinVlad 2012 - An antidote to well planned and expensive adventure

On the night of the London Olympics opening ceremony I set off alone on an 8000 mile adventure from Winchester (UK) heading for Vladivostok (Sea of Japan). I had a bike purchased for 900 from Ebay....
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Richard Eastham
Hi Potski It was a 13 year old BMW F650...

Hi Potski

It was a 13 year old BMW F650 funduro.

Walter is the expert in these RR's but if I get chance to scribble a few notes I'll post them.
Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Richard Eastham
Alexlebrit and RalphyDo check out the Ice Run at...

Alexlebrit and RalphyDo check out the Ice Run at http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/ice-run

Walter - another excellent report - thank you. I was in roughly the same area as you at the...
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