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Old 04-24-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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A quick photostory from an 8 Day trip from Germany to Estonia

In preparation for my summer Trans-Russia trip I rode the bike (clapped out nasty looking '87 Transalp) from my folk's house in western Germany to Tallinn in Estonia, riding through Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to Estonia. The sun shone most of the way.


Guess the landmark?


The Wall, East Side Gallery, Berlin


Tree lined lane, NW of Pniewy, Poland


Jean a French HUBBer, near Poznan, Poland and his 35k km Enfield Bullet "Buddha Buddha" (and Karma the Polish mountain dog)


The sidecar that'll get bolted onto Buddha Buddha


New Triumph dealership?!, Vilnius, Lithuania


Monument to Frank Zappa, Vilnius, Lithuania


Trakai Castle, Lithuania


2 dodgy Flyboy Geezers, 10 Litas note, Lithuanian currency


Views en route


Latvia/Estonia border and snow



Menu in Usbeck restaurant, Tallinn, Estonia



Memorial to the late, great Joey Dunlop, King of the Mountain N 59.27.612, E 24.50.227 I went there with the super helpful Nick in his 750 Ural Outfit.

Hope you liked these pictures.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Very nice, Chris.

Would you mind to elaborate your report a bit further and share some additional details of your trip with us? I'm sure you have taken more than 13 photos...

Thanks, much appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Nothing wrong with some time in Tallinn! Very interesting place. Great ride your on! Keep us with you.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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Nice trip! Where did you cross estonian-latvian border? Looking at the gravel road on your picture, you weren't travelling on major roads.
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:33 AM   #5
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New Triumph dealership?!, Vilnius, Lithuania


Triumph over shoulder boulder holster more like, check out the web site!

http://www.triumph.com/uk/en/987.html
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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Triumph over shoulder boulder holster more like, check out the web site!

http://www.triumph.com/uk/en/987.html
I fixed your link.

http://www.triumph.com/uk/en/987.html

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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Very nice, Chris.

Would you mind to elaborate your report a bit further and share some additional details of your trip with us? I'm sure you have taken more than 13 photos...

Thanks, much appreciated.

Hi Ela
Took a few more pictures than this, but these say most of it. Additional details: 2500km, 8 days, lots of beers, nice wine, great people en route, lots of beers, 1 litre of engine oil consumed (not bad for a 200k km engine...), sunny every day, except near Mragowo (went for a visit to the Wolfsschanze a.k.a. Hitler's Wolf's Lair in the rain), did I mention beers?



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Nice trip! Where did you cross estonian-latvian border? Looking at the gravel road on your picture, you weren't travelling on major roads.
I wasn't planning on riding dirt, but suddenly there was none, for about 25km... From Rujiena/Latvia, heading north. The bike's running gear is totally shagged out and it's badly packed, but it was very straight forward and smooth, with just a little slushy mud.

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Indeed. Lithuanian women are made for Triumph

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:25 PM   #8
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Tallinn is a sweet little town. It aint Berlin, however.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #9
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Fantastic ride! Thanks for the report and great pics
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nice post!
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Frank Zappa?

Why on earth do they have a monument to Frank Zappa in Lithuania?
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:18 AM   #12
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Why on earth do they have a monument to Frank Zappa in Lithuania?
The only one in the world... Apparently put up by the FZ Official Fan Club
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