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Old 07-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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TransAlp 600 in Europe 2013

I have started in on my European ride with my first ride today. I flew in to Dublin Wednesday morning after an eventful flight which included an emergency landing for a medical condition of a traveler. I toured Ireland by bus and saw some sites and got to live in some hostels. I was about ready to head to England but Wheatwacker got in touch with me after a communications mix up and we ended up buying a motorcycle last night. I'm doing this from my windows phone so if I can get some time on a real computer I'll go into more detail and put up pictures I have been taking.

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Here I am at my going away party with a friend in the states


Then I had another going away party the day before my plane arrived
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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I had to be out the door at 4:30 on Tuesday for the flight . The flight took my from St. Louis to Atlanta I had a 6 hour layover which made me think I really didn't need to leave at 4:30 am. The flight was exciting right after we got food the pilot decided that we needed to return to America and land at Boston to take care of a passenger. But before I knew it we were landing at Dublin and I was through the gates and on to see Ireland. I went to the blarney castle and to the city of Galway. I visited the cliffs of Moher. It was a raining and windy at the cliffs which apprently is how the are 3/4 of the year so your chances of seeing them are not good. After touring around the west side of the Island I decided to head to Dublin and onto England after that.






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Old 07-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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Dublin

I decided to spend the weekend in Dublin before heading on little did I realize but there was a gay pride weekend in progress complete with parade. I got to walk around some see some stuff and headed over to the Guiness brewery. I will add the brewery is nice if you like a two hour advertisement that will cost you 13 Euro. Don't expect to go there and see pumps vats valves or pipes because they wont show it. The whole thing is geared towards tourism and they make ample space available for you to buy merchandise and other crap. You get a ticket for one free beer too and have to pay for more which are more expensive than the bars in town.

I got back into the city centre just in time for the parade to end. It looked like everyone had a good time the whole street was sticky and broken glass was everywhere. The night life was very active too. I met a couple nice guys in the street and they gave me some flowers they said it was for lovers. I took their flowers and went into a bar of course the place was packed and I gave the flowers to some girls to gain access to the bar. These girls were the classy types that immediately stuck the flowers up their nose or mouth for who knows what reason but it looked like fun.






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Old 07-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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Like I said earlier I missed Wheatwacker at the airport Famouse messaged me asking if everything is going alright and things were but thanks for checking in. I got in touch Wheatwacker on Sunday we went motorcycle shopping that night and I bought a 1998 Honda transalp 600 late at night. I looked like a good bike in the dark but the same thing happens with girls sometimes. The next morning when I went to look things over in detail it wasn't quite as pretty. I had to get the brakes worked on so I went over to wheatwackers friends Alton's place. The bolt head in the caliper was stripped so things got serious. Alton is a good mechanic and has a number of used parts available so we got everything fixed. Wheatwacker is letting em stay at his place for free but if you ever come here it may not cost anything but it's not free. I had to help him pick up a motorcycle and front end loader, set up and maintenance a tractor, and mark out a new shed.

Good news about the shed it's being built to accommodate bikes and riders I feel privilaged that in a few years when hundreds of riders will pass through this future riders mecca I was here building it.








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Old 07-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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Here he is, proudly standing beside his new purchase.



A rush purchase and with not a lot of choices on the web we settled on this transalp. It's needs a little work but brakes and tires should set her straight.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #7
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I made it to Bulgaria. When I got off the ferry the first thing I needed was gas and a map since my gps did not cover Bulögaria or Romania. After that I drove to motosapians motor camp. It was intersting on the way part of the road was under construction and I needed to drove around workers and heavy equipment, good thing I have the trans alp.







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Here I am moto sapiens motor camp.





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I met Jan and Eva from sweden at the camp they were nice enough to let me tag along to the transalpina highway in romania.

We had to go back through the same construction I dealt with on my way down and the same ferry ride again but with a different boat.











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