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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By Blader54
The famous Doug rode a Harley to Magadan. He...

The famous Doug rode a Harley to Magadan. He created Dirtster from Sportster! Report is here somewhere. Also he rode old V-twin around the world once. His nom de moto might be "rtwdoug".
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,252
Posted By Blader54
Funny how things work themselves out sometimes,...

Funny how things work themselves out sometimes, if we give our heads some time and space. My old integral calculus prof told us that if we really "looked" at an integration problem we would "see"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Blader54
This looks like it's going to be good!

This looks like it's going to be good!
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 161,538
Posted By Blader54
ADV to Wesley.......copy?:D

ADV to Wesley.......copy?:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,095
Posted By Blader54
A fine story, wonderfully told. And so.....about...

A fine story, wonderfully told. And so.....about that trip East to the sea????
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Blader54
Great start to this report! Looking forward to...

Great start to this report! Looking forward to reading more of it! Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,451
Posted By Blader54
Woo hoo! I'm ready! On with the show!

Woo hoo! I'm ready! On with the show!
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,188
Posted By Blader54
Allo Macadom! I am so happy you will continue...

Allo Macadom! I am so happy you will continue your report! Thank you so much!
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 94,361
Posted By Blader54
When I lived in California the advice was to...

When I lived in California the advice was to stand in a doorway during an earthquake. If outside, get away from buildings. Smaller aftershocks were pretty normal for hours afterwards. Some too small...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 34,047
Posted By Blader54
Nice to see you guys back on the road! Sorry to...

Nice to see you guys back on the road! Sorry to hear about your getting sick. The shots of San Fran took me back! I used to like to hit Chinatown for the Saturday morning market. Very exotic for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 411,383
Posted By Blader54
well, sometimes life just gets in the way! Anna...

well, sometimes life just gets in the way! Anna did her trip back in the summer of 2012, which was probably the summer before her senior year in college. Remember, she had an internship in San Fran...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 94,361
Posted By Blader54
I think Guatemala is running close behind...

I think Guatemala is running close behind Honduras for danger now, so I'm really glad you got through there okay. Regarding the sudden influx of children crossing the border into the US illegally, it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Blader54
Excellent report! Thank you! Danke! Merci! A...

Excellent report! Thank you! Danke! Merci! A journey, holiday, and adventure! Fantastic!
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 34,047
Posted By Blader54
Great update! Are you going to stick around there...

Great update! Are you going to stick around there for a while or are you heading out soon?
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,252
Posted By Blader54
Sorry to hear about the lowside but glad you're...

Sorry to hear about the lowside but glad you're okay and the bike just has the busted lever. Sounds like your head is in a really good place! Looking forward to the following the rest of the trip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Blader54
Or maybe because their director, Sergio Leone,...

Or maybe because their director, Sergio Leone, was Italian, as were the producers?
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,697
Posted By Blader54
Wow, Tiffany, this one's barely begun and already...

Wow, Tiffany, this one's barely begun and already the adventures within the adventure are piling up: what must have been the highest altitude traffic jam in history; then you're dodging icebergs on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,843
Posted By Blader54
Great stuff! Road racers (TT, NW200, etc) must be...

Great stuff! Road racers (TT, NW200, etc) must be the most courageous riders. They are in a class all to themselves. Imagine back in the day when the TT was part of the World Championship circuit! I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,091
Posted By Blader54
Excellent report! Nice to see a ride through this...

Excellent report! Nice to see a ride through this part of Europe, and to learn of new roads! Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Blader54
Looking forward to future installments. If not...

Looking forward to future installments. If not being too personal, was wondering what was the inspiration for your journey, reaction from friends and family, if you enjoy the journey solo more than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By Blader54
hey panzer rocket, always nice to see one of your...

hey panzer rocket, always nice to see one of your RR! You tent is so big, and I love that you have the small table and a proper chair in which to relax with a dram of whisky after a long day riding!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,278
Posted By Blader54
In split you may enjoy exploring the remains of...

In split you may enjoy exploring the remains of the "retirement palace" of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. One of the few Roman emperors who did not die in office, he retired here to a massive palace....
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,813
Posted By Blader54
Great report! Looking forward to seeing your next...

Great report! Looking forward to seeing your next one! Thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By Blader54
Looking forward to this! :clap

Looking forward to this! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,642
Posted By Blader54
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,813
Posted By Blader54
I always wondered how those domes were...

I always wondered how those domes were constructed! Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,278
Posted By Blader54
If you walk around the inside of the city wall...

If you walk around the inside of the city wall you should be able to find a passage through the wall leading to a tiny bar on the outside overlooking the sea. Very nice. Also, if you like calamari...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,278
Posted By Blader54
That part of the world has a very long history of...

That part of the world has a very long history of being a cultural and religious borderland that has been part of many empires, each one overlapping the other in time and geography. Mix in a modern...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,813
Posted By Blader54
Yes, Allied involvement during the Russian...

Yes, Allied involvement during the Russian revolutions/civil war.....a strange time indeed.

If I recall correctly, there were many WW2 Allied convoys that carried supplies to Archangel and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,278
Posted By Blader54
That Parkway biker bar in Bari has to have about...

That Parkway biker bar in Bari has to have about the most elegant entrance I've ever seen for such a place!

Enjoying the heck out of your continued journey! Thanks again for sharing. I second...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,188
Posted By Blader54
B'jour Macadom, Sorry to hear the moto aspect...

B'jour Macadom,
Sorry to hear the moto aspect of your voyage est finis, mais glad to learn that you will continue via car. I don't know whether the authorities on advrider would permit you to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,188
Posted By Blader54
Macadom, je suis désole! Quelle dommage! I'm glad...

Macadom, je suis désole! Quelle dommage! I'm glad to learn that you are okay and the gear worked properly. Wishing you all the best and hoping that you are able to continue ce voyage tres etonnant!
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,188
Posted By Blader54
Bonjour encore, Macadom. Bien sur, nous restons...

Bonjour encore, Macadom. Bien sur, nous restons fideles! Continuez, svp!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,188
Posted By Blader54
Hoping for an update soon!

Hoping for an update soon!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,239
Posted By Blader54
You can't go wrong in Ireland anywhere in the...

You can't go wrong in Ireland anywhere in the west. Always something beautiful or interesting to see. I remember a farmer who had a ruined castle in his back garden -- paid his little lad 50p for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,779
Posted By Blader54
Ah yes, Madison, Georgia...."the town that...

Ah yes, Madison, Georgia...."the town that Sherman spared." IIRC the story is that one of the pre-war Georgia congressmen was from Madison, and he voted against secession. As Sherman's army...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Blader54
Fantastic! I've been waiting for a new...

Fantastic! I've been waiting for a new installment! For those of you who have not read the OP's previous RR, check out "Bellingham to Brazil-Not coming back" elsewhere here in the reports! Great...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,961
Posted By Blader54
Wedding, or quinceanera?

Wedding, or quinceanera?
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,686
Posted By Blader54
Fantastic report! Inspiring on many levels! Love...

Fantastic report! Inspiring on many levels! Love the American can-do approach! That Meccano bike that lapped the IOM looks amazing! Seems as if it was another James May undertaking as part of his...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,278
Posted By Blader54
Yep, scooters are everywhere in Paris too. And in...

Yep, scooters are everywhere in Paris too. And in New York City you hardly ever see them! That shot of your anti-pasto plate was amazing. Geez, if I ate all that I'd not have room for anything more!
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