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Forum: Europe Today, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Kamikaze
Thanks, Terry & Con. No, I definitely can't...

Thanks, Terry & Con.
No, I definitely can't imagine it being done on anything heavier. :eek1
Forum: Europe 09-17-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thanks, Cengiz64. You should be proud of your...

Thanks, Cengiz64.
You should be proud of your people.
The generosity in time, help, welcome, food and vodka we received was beyond belief.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 04:43 AM
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Views: 1,062
Posted By Kamikaze
Great photos as always, Terry. :thumb

Great photos as always, Terry. :thumb
Forum: Europe 09-15-2014, 08:40 AM
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Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Luke, We're, likewise, hugely impressed by...

Luke,
We're, likewise, hugely impressed by your achievement.
For those who don't know, Luke did it last year on a pushbike.
While we doubted our sanity at times, we were 100% convinced of your...
Forum: Europe 09-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thank you, Gents.

Thank you, Gents.
Forum: Europe 09-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thank you very much. :thumb

Thank you very much. :thumb
Forum: Europe 09-09-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thanks, Steve. I might just take you up on that....

Thanks, Steve. I might just take you up on that. It won't be in the near future, however. Got to get back to reality....well, kinda. :-)
Forum: Europe 09-04-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thanks, Chris. Yeah, epic is an appropriate...

Thanks, Chris.
Yeah, epic is an appropriate term.
I suspect it's the top end. Within minutes of it eventually going, it was in a truck and from there to the shipping company so no time to check...
Forum: Europe 09-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thanks, Steve. I read your most recent one last...

Thanks, Steve.
I read your most recent one last night, looks like a great weekend was had.
Forum: Europe 09-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,364
Posted By Kamikaze
I've just posted another thread on here re our...

I've just posted another thread on here re our trip, doing the Eastern Bam in Siberia.
We originally brought the bikes to St. Petersburg where members of The Hooligans club helped us.
In Vaneno, it...
Forum: Europe 09-04-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Thanks, Chris. We couldn't have done...

Thanks, Chris.



We couldn't have done it without your training regime, Loz. :lol3
Forum: Europe 09-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
I've added some photos to the blog, to lighten...

I've added some photos to the blog, to lighten the reading a bit.
www.ridingthebamroad.blogspot.com
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Kamikaze
The rest should have been easy. :-)

Blog 9.
Mon 11th. Aug
Got up, took the bearings out of my bike. While doing so, Kev discovered why his bike wouldn’t start last night. He found a loose connection behind the ignition.
We went...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:38 PM
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Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
....and it's done!

Blog 8.
Mon 4th Aug
5.30 alarm to be ready for the 7.30 train.
Vova called, opened the garage and we loaded up.
He, who’d organized all our entertainment and accommodation all weekend, insisted...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
More Russian hospitality

Blog 7.
Tuesday 29th July
Last night, we decided to take time out today in order to work out our best option for crossing this river.
We woke late to a glorious, fresh morning with a continental...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:33 PM
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Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Blog 6. Thur July 24th. The next morning,...

Blog 6.
Thur July 24th.

The next morning, we arose to find eggs and tea/coffee on the table for us and that Igor had taken a sickday from work.
They were disappointed we were leaving early…well...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
and then there were 3!

Blog 5.
Sat July 19th.

Happy Birthday, Kev.
We headed off on what was a lovely day, dry, warm but not too warm.
These were again the type of trails we enjoy, rocky, mostly dry, challenging but...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Some days good.....

Blog 4.
Friday July 18th.
We were awoken at 6 a.m. by a knock on the door. It was a different cop, with a translator. He took a statement and got us all to sign it. The gps had apparently led us...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
And then there were 4!

Blog 3.
Well, we got to Komsomolsk - on - Amur yesterday and it's now Monday, July 21st..
It's been an interesting few days.
I forgot to mention in the last post that as we entered Vaneno, a guy...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
And on to where the hard stuff was to begin...

Blog 2.
Welcome. It's Tuesday night, July 15th.
On Saturday night last in Vladivostok, we went to eat with two German guys, Fritz and Tomas, who were also staying at the hotel.
They were on their...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
A month later

A month later, we flew to Vladivostok. The adventure had begun.....

Blog 1.
Today is Saturday July 12th.
We flew from Dublin to Gatwick on Wed evening and from there to Moscow early Thursday...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Ok, Firstly, we shipped the bikes to Riga, Latvia...

Ok, Firstly, we shipped the bikes to Riga, Latvia and flew over a week later to ride the bikes to St. Petersburg for onward rail transport to Vladivostok.
Here's how that went:
Prologue


...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Kamikaze
Just completed the Eastern Bam Road, Siberia.

Five of us left 7 weeks ago to complete the Eastern Bam. We hoped to do the Western as well but the Eastern is the major challenge.
One guy's done it on a pushbike and we met one Russian who says...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,137
Posted By Kamikaze
Excellent as always, Matt. :thumb

Excellent as always, Matt. :thumb
Forum: Europe 05-21-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,337
Posted By Kamikaze
Back to reality now but with vivid memories of a...

Back to reality now but with vivid memories of a fantastic week.
It was great meeting all you nutters.
The trails were excellent and I'm delighted I did it.
Well done Rose & Co on a great event....
Forum: Europe 05-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,448
Posted By Kamikaze
Great write up, Matt. It was great to meet...

Great write up, Matt.
It was great to meet people and put faces to names.
The trails were brilliant. Monday was probably the best time I've had on a bike.
I'm delighted I did this....it was even...
Forum: Europe 04-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,337
Posted By Kamikaze
:puke1 Only if it's on a paint roller with a 6...

:puke1 Only if it's on a paint roller with a 6 foot handle.
Forum: Europe 02-26-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,337
Posted By Kamikaze
Hi Rose, Having read about this last year and...

Hi Rose,
Having read about this last year and talking to Fiona and Famous, I'l like to be considered for this. It looked fantastic last year.

Jim.
Forum: Europe 02-26-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,448
Posted By Kamikaze
Charles, Just entering this in my work diary...

Charles,
Just entering this in my work diary and noticed that Monday is the 13th.
I'm asssuming it is that Monday but you know what they say about assumptions.
Sorry if this appears pedantic.
...
Forum: Europe 02-18-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,448
Posted By Kamikaze
Definitely still coming. :clap

Definitely still coming. :clap
Forum: Europe 01-20-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,448
Posted By Kamikaze
This is definitely in the calendar. :thumb

This is definitely in the calendar. :thumb
Forum: Europe 01-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,448
Posted By Kamikaze
I've been advised by some of last year's...

I've been advised by some of last year's participants that this is not to be missed so I'd like to be included.
640A or DRZ400?
Forum: Europe 09-17-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By Kamikaze
My vote added. :thumb

My vote added. :thumb
Forum: Europe 09-13-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Kamikaze
Hi Mike, Can't be of any great use to you. ...

Hi Mike,
Can't be of any great use to you.
I'd suggest you post in the Irish section of www.ukgser.com (http://www.ukgser.com)

Jim.
Forum: Europe 08-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Kamikaze
Great....and if the session lasts 2 months, I'll...

Great....and if the session lasts 2 months, I'll happily buy the last one. :D
Forum: Europe 08-16-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Kamikaze
Those must have been very good festivals you're...

Those must have been very good festivals you're recalling from your yoof if they lasted 2 months. St. Patrick's Day is March 17th. :D
Forum: Europe 10-18-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,312
Posted By Kamikaze
Definitely a major problem in Las Ramblas. My...

Definitely a major problem in Las Ramblas.
My brother and I were there over the New Years break two years ago for a few days.
At least once a day, we were approached by prostitutes in groups. As...
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