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Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Through plenty of traffic, I finally reached...

Through plenty of traffic, I finally reached Moscow. I simply entered 'red square' on my GPS and headed into the centre of this massive city.

There's nowhere to stop with a vehicle on red square,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
I've been working on the video and the pictures...

I've been working on the video and the pictures of the next part of the trip - the Caucasus. The pictures were in a huge mess and it took me a while to organise and sort them. Watch out for the next...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
I bought the shirt in Dom Knigi...

I bought the shirt in Dom Knigi (http://www.spbdk.ru/) on Nevski Prospekt in St. Petersburg but I can't seem to find it in their online shop. They got plenty of shirts with no further description....
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,912
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Awesome stuff man, love the pictures. :clap Keep...

Awesome stuff man, love the pictures. :clap Keep up the good work.

Cheers from a fellow Transalp rider.
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Since my host from last night usually takes the...

Since my host from last night usually takes the northern route to get to a bigger town, he hasn't driven this road in a while. I wasn't yet convinced this was the better road, it was already narrower...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
The road continued through the woods with some...

The road continued through the woods with some short sections along the lake.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/18/01.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/18/02.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
After some good sleep I hit the road south. Next...

After some good sleep I hit the road south. Next target: Moscow!

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/17/01.jpg

After riding through Kandalaksha, I left the Kola peninsula and crossed back into...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 85,239
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Some pictures of Murmansk region, Russia. ...

Some pictures of Murmansk region, Russia.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/23.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/26.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/16/05.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 603,783
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Some pictures taken with the cameras self-timer....

Some pictures taken with the cameras self-timer. :lol3

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/02.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/07.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 06:08 AM
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Views: 241,506
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Murmansk, Northern Russia. ...

Murmansk, Northern Russia.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/16/06.jpg

Sun's coming out again in the distance. :1drink

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/16/17.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 210,698
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Not as deep as most pictures here, but I still...

Not as deep as most pictures here, but I still enjoyed it. :wink:

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/08.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 128,863
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Northern Russia at the Barents Sea. :ricky ...

Northern Russia at the Barents Sea. :ricky

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/01.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/15/02.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Returning to Murmansk, I spent another night (ok,...

Returning to Murmansk, I spent another night (ok, I technically slept through the day) at 'my' apartment.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/16/01.jpg

The girl whose apartment I could use was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Most people were already leaving from the meeting...

Most people were already leaving from the meeting place, I was a day late for the excursion to the peninsulas northernmost point. This remote point has good weather only a short while in summer and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Thanks for your comments guys :deal Hey...

Thanks for your comments guys :deal


Hey Ivan, I read all your ride reports and took a few roads you suggested. Great riding you are doing up there in the north. :clap I talked long with Max, one...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Next stop: Motobukhta meeting. Two years earlier,...

Next stop: Motobukhta meeting. Two years earlier, I met a few travellers who told me about this meeting and this time I finally wanted to get there. The meeting's subtitle translates to "at the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,859
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Awesome trip Roland! Do you have a map with your...

Awesome trip Roland! Do you have a map with your route by any chance? I'm very interested in where you rode your bike. :ear

Cheers

Severin
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-08-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 582,896
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/11/23.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/11/23.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
You should not have to wait as long for the next...

You should not have to wait as long for the next installments. My goal is to post daily, otherwise I won't finish anytime soon.


Anyway. On my way back from Varzuga I met two groups of motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
In another thread...

In another thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26105104&postcount=695), ftw (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=292940) provided some more information about this particular...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 191,416
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Thanks for the detailed information. :freaky I...

Thanks for the detailed information. :freaky I don't know much about military hardware (quite obvious) so I'm always glad to be corrected.

I have heard of the plane that got shot down over the Sea...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 02:47 AM
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Views: 2,638,291
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Arctic circle sign in Northern Russia. ...

Arctic circle sign in Northern Russia.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/12/17.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 587,826
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Petrol station in Northern Russia. ...

Petrol station in Northern Russia.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/12/20.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 497,127
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
How about a fully loaded Transalp in deep sand...

How about a fully loaded Transalp in deep sand somewhere far out in Russia? :lol3

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/12/02.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
In the morning, I continued to the settlement of...

In the morning, I continued to the settlement of Varzuga. When I refueled in Umba, I forgot to fill some bottles with more petrol and the clerk wouldn't let me buy less than 10l at once so I had only...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 415,708
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
A few pictures from Northern Russia, close to the...

A few pictures from Northern Russia, close to the arctic circle.

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/09/20.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/11/23.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 191,416
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
A MiG29 monument in Northern Russia. :norton ...

A MiG29 monument in Northern Russia. :norton

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/10/01.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/10/02.jpg

http://www.oosterveld.ch/img/rr/2013/10/03.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
In the last post, I crossed the arctic circle and...

In the last post, I crossed the arctic circle and now I'm heading into the Kola Peninsula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Peninsula). This peninsula has been inhabited by the Sami people for up to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Initially, my plan was to visit the Solovestky...

Initially, my plan was to visit the Solovestky Monastery on the Islands by the same name. When I learned that there's really only a boat going there early in the morning and one back in the evening,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Ok folks, let's pick up the ride report from here...

Ok folks, let's pick up the ride report from here on. I hope some of you are still interested in my story. :wave

After I left the young’uns, I got some money from an ATM and bought some food at a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Hi gals and guys Been a bit under the...

Hi gals and guys

Been a bit under the weather since I started this report. Didn't mean to abandon you like that. Will commence posting again in a few weeks and get back to it. Thank you all for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 39,713
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
That's an impressive route - loving your ride and...

That's an impressive route - loving your ride and pictures so far. Will follow you along on here. :norton

I see you will be riding through St. Petersburg and would like to give you some pointers:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
With Andi now on his way back to St. Petersburg,...

With Andi now on his way back to St. Petersburg, I checked out of the hotel. With the farewell, the receptionist suggested to have a look at a nice monastery a bit south of Olonets.

Here’s an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
A few kilometers outside of St. Petersburg,...

A few kilometers outside of St. Petersburg, traffic died down fast. While there was a lot of road work going on two years earlier, now they seemed to have finished this section and, again, it’s a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
You're absolutely right about bistro. There's so...

You're absolutely right about bistro. There's so many loan words in the Russian language and the other way round entering the English, German or French language. I heard there are even a handful of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
As one user pointed out, the bust in the last...

As one user pointed out, the bust in the last picture is Mikhail Kalinin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Kalinin), a Bolshevik revolutionary and head of state from 1919 to 1946. Still to this...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
The border was pretty straightforward - for a...

The border was pretty straightforward - for a Russian border.

Leaving Estonia and thereby the European Union was easy. The border follows the Narva River and you cross it via this bridge (Russia...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Thank you everyone for following our trip, glad...

Thank you everyone for following our trip, glad to have you on board. This report will take a few weeks to finish so, please, be seated. :deal



Thank you very much, Blader54. A Siberian or even...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
The Baltics

When night fell, we rented a small apartment along the road for, I think, 20€ each with kitchen, living room, balcony, everything. This was our nice view of the sunset.
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Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,528
Posted By AlpineGuerrilla
Shortly before we arrive at the polish border, I...

Shortly before we arrive at the polish border, I experience the first cultural shock. At a gas station, I ask the cashier if they have a toilet.

"Of course we do."

She goes on to serve the next...
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