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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:23 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
What.......you thought I slept outside? No way!...

What.......you thought I slept outside?
No way!
I lit some candles and stayed nice and warm inside.
:-)

...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:20 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
It was Saturday night so I was wondering if...

It was Saturday night so I was wondering if people would come early Sunday morning and find me camped there. I moved my bike around the other side so it couldnt be seen from the dirt road leading up...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:15 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Here's to finding my new favorite camp spot ...

Here's to finding my new favorite camp spot

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:14 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The view in just one direction ...

The view in just one direction

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:13 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Check out that view ...

Check out that view

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:12 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Even had a full moon ...

Even had a full moon

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:10 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I have camped in some pretty fun and crazy places...

I have camped in some pretty fun and crazy places but this one might be my favorite.
It's a church on top of a 1000 meter mountain top with a 360 degree view of the island.
Watching the sunset,...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:06 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Exploring the backroads on the island. Riding...

Exploring the backroads on the island.
Riding the dirts roads in Greece are tough
It's very rocky here.
Like riding on big marbles
I don't like it.
I need to learn how to ride my big BMW again. ...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:01 PM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The next morning, i wanted to see if the Greek...

The next morning, i wanted to see if the Greek islands that everyone raved about were all they were craked up to be
I went to the island of Levkas because it was the easiest to visit - you drive...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:54 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Found this dandy little spot to cook up some...

Found this dandy little spot to cook up some pasta, drink some tasty Greek wine and get a good night's sleep
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:51 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The water looks so inviting. It is clear like a...

The water looks so inviting.
It is clear like a pool and such a beautiful shade of blue - but it is fricken cold at the beginning of May.
But I needed a bath - bad
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I found a little road that wound down to this...

I found a little road that wound down to this beach. I needed a bath as it had been several days without a shower.
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:44 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
From Vikos Gorge in the mountains, i heading to...

From Vikos Gorge in the mountains, i heading to the west coast for my first look at the sea. I don't know what it is about the water in Greece but it is an all together different and more beautiful...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:40 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
It's a long way down ...

It's a long way down

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:38 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Just monkeying around at the bottom of the gorge....

Just monkeying around at the bottom of the gorge.


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Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:34 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I got off the bike and stretched my legs on a...

I got off the bike and stretched my legs on a three hour hike down to the bottom of the Gorge
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:32 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
The first thing i learned about Greece is there...

The first thing i learned about Greece is there are mountains. And in those mountains, there was snow on the peaks still in early May.
My first stop was Vikos Gorge
Amazing - this is Greece!
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:30 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
welcome to Greece

Greece - so much more than just world class beaches

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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:27 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Breakfast on the coast in Albania ...

Breakfast on the coast in Albania

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:04 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
BTW, here's the castle on the little island. ...

BTW, here's the castle on the little island.
Maybe one day I will go back and spend the night there - with a smaller bike!

...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:56 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I am heading down the west coast now - hitting a...

I am heading down the west coast now - hitting a couple of islands on my way down.
I plan to take a ferry to Crete - definitely
Then from Athens, i will head north up the east side and then into...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:56 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Great start

And all that was just my first day out.
Next stop - Greece!
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:55 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
and here's where I finally decided to spend the...

and here's where I finally decided to spend the night. I found a house that was under construction and then abandoned. There are a lot of them in Albania. This one had a nice view to wake up to
...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:54 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
I was going to camp here but it was just too...

I was going to camp here but it was just too close to the road

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:52 AM
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Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I got to the first rocky part and hit a little...

I got to the first rocky part and hit a little rock. That sent me off into the rut. The problem besides the weight of the bike is you can't see the ground around the enormous gas tank. So I just...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:47 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
And then I found the right place.......a real...

And then I found the right place.......a real castle on an island connected by a small finger of land. You could even ride thru the doors and into the hallways of the castle. I knew that this was...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:44 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
best camping spots in Albania

How about camping in an abandoned submarine base with submarine garage - nope - still looking

...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:43 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
Where to spend the night. There were so many...

Where to spend the night.
There were so many options.
Like this abandoned house perched high above the ocean.
But I keep moving on to find something better

...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:41 AM
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Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Southern Albania

The coast ride was some of the best Europe has to offer. I didn't stop and take a lot of pictures - I was just too happy and excited to just keep riding. So picture this........but a 1000 times...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:39 AM
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Posted By flyingdutchman177
First day - new season in Eurasia

Never received my new helmet in Albania. So I am wearing my old (damaged) Schuberth.
Kind of sucks.
But I was ready to get on the road.
Heading south out of Albania, I took the coast road and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I just finished that coastal road and it is...

I just finished that coastal road and it is certainly world class. Albania continues to amze me.
And it might be the king of abandoned places to stay.
Last night, i slept in a cool abandoned house...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
There's no harm in those comments - and it maybe...

There's no harm in those comments - and it maybe true.
But I am not changing my ways.
Besides, no harm is being done to anyone with my actions - including me.

I think the biggest reason why...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I am in southern Albania along the coast. I...

I am in southern Albania along the coast.
I almost always avoid the main roads and when I have to use the toll roads, I try and sneak around the gate anyway - let the cameras take a picture of my...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 02:21 AM
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Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
I disconnected the battery so I hope that helped...

I disconnected the battery so I hope that helped - seems fine
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 02:18 AM
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Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Forget his eyes - II wish he had put a mask over...

Forget his eyes - II wish he had put a mask over my muffler as it now has little burn marks on it
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Albanian truth

ok, I know me and the Albanians got off to a bad start. I spent two days here two years ago and I judged them from those two days. Yeah, sure they are drive like idiot ass-holes and they aren't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Night security

The two reasons why my bike is still here in Albania

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Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 12:55 PM
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Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
My new sidekick

Bye bye Tams - there's a new girl riding shotgun with me. Seriously, a couple less bottles of wine and I can make this happen...........don't think she'll grow any - do you? :D

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Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Besides doing some maintenance work, I am...

Besides doing some maintenance work, I am addressing some needed repairs. My side luggage rack cracked from vibration and excess weight. I am having it welded up and an extra brace added. I was a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 838,705
Posted By flyingdutchman177
Here's where my bike spent the last 5 months and...

Here's where my bike spent the last 5 months and nine plus months last year.
It is also been my home for the past three days. I got my hammock strung up and my gear sorted all over he floor
The...
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