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Old 06-08-2011, 06:59 AM   #721
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When I saw the spooge on this ,I thought blown seal.




Then I saw the same spooge on these two. Did the guys cut through the hog lot?
If not what kind of stuff do the patch the roads with in Bulgaria ?
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:09 AM   #722
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Shovels rule, among other things. Can't wait for the next ride on that. Your pic of the bike in front of Mt Ararat is my desktop. Best to you Doug
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #723
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that black 'spooge' is from turkey. they spray the roads with it, then dump gravel on it & let the trucks do the work. Its very interesting when travelling the other way with an open faced helmet.

I asked em if the turks gave them an extra tax upon leaving for taking so much of the new road out of the country
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:33 AM   #724
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Shovels rule, among other things. Can't wait for the next ride on that. Your pic of the bike in front of Mt Ararat is my desktop. Best to you Doug
well thanks. Yep, the shovel is an awesome bike. Im really missing it (on the smooth dry roads, anyhow)

As last years trip got cut kinda short, next year I want to visit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan (maybe Israel, if the boats to Greece are running again)and will try for an Iran visa next winter. If that goes thru, then I'll visit Iraq again, and probably ride around the Black Sea to get there.

or maybe something totally different.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:42 AM   #725
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Thats Kosta. He rode that bike around the world last year. When we met a few years ago, he told me his dream was to ride a bike RTW, but he had to save up money for the right bike. I said 'why not take that one?'
so he did

Im such a bad influence.

here is his webpage of the trip http://fireinside.bg/

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Nice looking page… couldn't read a bit of it.

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Great pics of the moto camp… love the look of this building.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:28 AM   #726
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We had a group from Germany stop by on their way home from Turkey. They had some cool GS’s. flat black, dirty, they looked perfect. Made me sorta wish I had kept the one I had.


good to see my former MC mates on the road. When I was with them in the 90s, I often did the long trips alone...

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:54 PM   #727
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Looks like the HUBB Meeting was fun (except for Andi).
I´m sad that I didn´t come, but I couldn´t leave Austria before sunday.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:38 PM   #728
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I wouldn't say that I didn't have fun.........

and shit happens

and afterwards everything, including the pick up at the turkish border and the transport to Ankara went well; good to see the friends were there when I needed them
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #729
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #730
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Ich bin beeindruckt Doug. Dein Deutsch ist nicht schlecht "...Scheiße gelaufen"
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:49 PM   #731
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As last years trip got cut kinda short, next year I want to visit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan (maybe Israel, if the boats to Greece are running again)and will try for an Iran visa next winter. If that goes thru, then I'll visit Iraq again,
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If you go to Israel, you can't get into Iran. If you go to Iran, you can't get into Israel. Unless you have two passports

Also, Americans have to have a minder (an official tour guide) in Iran at all times. We aren't allowed to run around loose there. Took us about 4 months to get the visa, too.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:59 PM   #732
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As last years trip got cut kinda short, next year I want to visit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan (maybe Israel, if the boats to Greece are running again)and will try for an Iran visa next winter.
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Hi Doug
This company will take you there, from Montfalcone (next Trieste) to Haïfa or Ashdod... kind of expensive though! 5 days at sea stopping in Piraeus & Alexandria.
It's a freighter company but they accept passengers (few) with cars or bike ;)
Contact: Grimaldi Lines Freighter @ -> Karin.Hellauer@neptunia.de


To my knowledge, it's the only way to go, at least it was on November 2009.

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:44 AM   #733
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that black 'spooge' is from turkey. they spray the roads with it, then dump gravel on it & let the trucks do the work. Its very interesting when travelling the other way with an open faced helmet.

I asked em if the turks gave them an extra tax upon leaving for taking so much of the new road out of the country
chip seal is what its called...nasty shit!

Enjoying the report, bud
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:59 AM   #734
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We ask the Propane-Chopper-Biker... wondering why you turn your good ideas into Crap finish, and why don't you buy a nice original bike to ride it - then he said... "Look son... there is a welding machine in every village..."
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #735
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If you go to Israel, you can't get into Iran. If you go to Iran, you can't get into Israel. Unless you have two passports
When entering Israel one can immediately request that they don't stamp your passport. They will ask you to fill out a form, which they will stamp (instead of your passport) for entry & exit. This alternative is highly recommended if one plans on traveling to Muslim countries after Israel.
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