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Old 12-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #1051
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FanTAStic pictures, and ride report!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #1052
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Good to get the update Noah..ride safe...

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:30 AM   #1053
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It's so amazing to read and see those pictures. All the best from snow covered Poland!
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 AM   #1054
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Good to get the update Noah..ride safe...

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It's so amazing to read and see those pictures. All the best from snow covered Poland!
Thanks guys!

PS. I figured out how to quote 3 people at the same time! Huge victory for me
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:05 AM   #1055
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Yup... I can definately see why you were not in a hurry to leave.....

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #1056
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Nov 26, Ajaccio to Calvi (Island of Corsica, France) 202 km
I woke up to a beautiful sunrise in the Ajaccio harbor. I spent about an hour looking for Wifi in Ajaccio but I couldn't find any so I headed north. About 30 km I found a hotel/restaurant/bar with wifi. A few coffees later I knew where I wanted to go on the island. The weather was sunny and there was not much wind. I was surprised how rocky and hilly Corsica is. The riding was beautiful. Twisty roads along the ocean for most of the way. On the northern part of the island I found some very interesting hollow rocks. I am not sure how they are hollowed out.. maybe the sun baked the top so it is harder and the inside was eroded by the wind? Probably BS but its a guess? I was obviously on the island during slow times. Most of the hotels were closed and it was difficult finding a room on Corsica and Sardinia. I was very glad I had one last warm sunny day to explore Corsica because the next few would rain. I stayed the night in a way to nice hotel in Calvi. The off season rate was 70 euro. A budget killer but I didn't feel like camping.








Riding north










Hollow rocks. Not the best picture. I saw better examples of them but sometimes I am having to much fun riding to take pictures.








In Porto.


Lunch spot north of porto. French bread, cheese, sausage.






Sunset view from the hotels looking east across the bay.


Nov 27, Calvi to Propriano. 245 km
The first part of the day the sun was trying to come out and it rained in the afternoon. In the evening I did have a nice sunset as I was riding down into Propriano. Once again, the fall colors were very nice. I had some amazing spaghetti carbonara for dinner. For those of you who have not had it, you really need to try. It is bacon, sauteed onions, garlic in a creamy sauce over spaghetti with an egg and lots Parmesan cheese. You can feel yourself getting fatter with every bite!




If there aren't cows, goats, dear, elk, bear, moose, wolf or some other huge animal.. you are not on a good adventure road.











I saw quite a few little rally cars like this. looks fun!




Sun is *trying* to come out to dry this pavement.














On the rock wall on the side of the road. I have no idea.


Looking down at Propriano

Nov 28, Propriano, France to Cannigione Italy . 133 km (including ferry)
I woke up at 5:00 to catch the 7:00 ferry to Porto Torres but when I got to the dock. There was no one there, no ferry, not even lights in the parking lot. I KNEW the ferry was running on the 29th. What I didn't realize is that it was only the 28th. Once again I have forgotten the date. This is not a bad problem to have. I found out there was a ferry running from Bonifacio to Santa Teresa so I rode about 65km south to Bonifacio in the rain and got there about 1/2 hour before the ferry left. It was a short ride to Sardinia and I slept even though I was still wet. Once in Sardinia I was wet and cold and it was still raining so I started looking for a hotel. Most of the hotels were closed but I finally found one in the town of Cannigione, 50 km after getting off the ferry. I spent the rest of the day catching up on Italian dubbed US movies. You should see Dogma dubbed in Italian. Its pretty great.




Leaving Corsica

Nov 29, Cannigione to Cagliari Italy 343 km
It rained on and off all day as I rode to Cagliari. In the evening I met up with Raminta and Simona and we went out for dinner. We had sauteed mussels, some amazing pasta and wine of coarse. They are both from Lithuania and going to medical school in Cagliari. For the next 3 days we hung out a lot. This was my first time actually using couch surfing and it was great.


My new ride! haha I wish!






He only wanted 25k euro for it!


My new friends Raminta and Simona

Nov 30, Dec 1 Cagliari Italy
There is a great market in Cagliari with fresh fish, meat, vegetables, cheese, noodles and whatever else you could want. I cooked for everyone on Saturday night. Prawns sauteed in garlic and olive oil and Chicken pesto on fresh noodles. The girls made a salad of fresh tomato, olives and cucumber. It was definitely a feast.










These tomatoes were soooo effing good!





I found a guy who said he could make me some stickers so I quick put together a design. I was afraid it would be to detailed for his machine. It turned out the machine could cut the stickers but it was to detailed to separate the junk from the wanted. So I will have to have another go at the design sometime. That night Raminta and Simona cooked for me then a few of us went out. It turned into a late night very quickly and I took many photos in the city.




I wish this wasn't blurry! Young Italians don't want to mess up their hair so they wear the helmet like this!


Exploring above the city.


For making salt I was told?








I don't know what this is. but its funny.




FYI to America. Ford already makes a sweet diesel for ALL the cars. Start demanding that shit!




Bartender man.


In an elevator going up to the old part of the city.










Hiding from the rain. I look fast in this picture.




What do you do when the cobblestone streets get slick? this of course.






As I stood there taking this pic.. I thought.. what if this fell?


Hard to see. But the basement/dancefloor of this bar is a cave. Quite neat.


Vending machine on the street.


I think this was a political conversation. I'm not sure though.


"guantanamera... guantanameeeeeeeera"

Dec 2, 3 Cagliari to Rome.
I only had a few hours sleep when my alarm went off. The plan was to get on the ferry to Sicily at 10 in the morning and sleep all the way to Sicily. I got dressed, loaded the bike and I was at the dock by 8:30 just to find out they weren't running that ferry for another week. This time I had the date correct but they canceled it or something. The next ferry to leave Cagliari was an overnight ferry to Civitavechia just north of Rome. I would have to skip Sicily because of this. So I went back to Raminta's house and got some sleep then got on the evening ferry. This time my room was nice and cold. Perfect for sleeping but the sea was so wavy. I kept thinking the moto was definitely on its side. But when we arrived, she was still upright. A quick ride to Rome along the coast and I checked into my hotel, (which has locked private parking). For the past 5 days I have been doing the sight seeing tourist thing here in Rome. And i'm almost caught up on my RR!
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:11 AM   #1057
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In related news..

My Snowboard gear and avalanche pack/beacon/probe are all packed up and ready to go. My brother and his wife are meeting me in Florence on Monday. From there I'll be loaded kindof heavy getting to Georgia.


Jameson wanted to inspect my bag. Lets hope the little furball didn't leave me a present!
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #1058
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Noah!

Game over in Croatia!

We're completely covered in snow, most of the roads closed, highways too.
Don't even try.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #1059
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Noah!

Game over in Croatia!

We're completely covered in snow, most of the roads closed, highways too.
Don't even try.
Thanks man. I will probably end up taking a ferry from Italy.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #1060
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Thanks man. I will probably end up taking a ferry from Italy.
Good call - you're welcome.

Too bad, though..
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #1061
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Awesome trip and report Noah. It just keeps getting better!
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #1062
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Good call - you're welcome.

Too bad, though..

Cortez - What no snowmobiles??

Noah - Great stuff as usual, how dem Europeen girls treating U?

also, probably better off not talking politics when imbibing, mostly nothing good comes of it

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #1063
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That Fiat Panda 4x4. These cars are pretty damn good off road and in the snow, they can keep a Land Rover honest!

Can't agree about Ford diesels though - the fewer diesel engines in the world the better.

I can't remember what your plans are for winter. How are you going to avoid the european winter. Fly to India or somewhere maybe?
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #1064
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That Fiat Panda 4x4. These cars are pretty damn good off road and in the snow, they can keep a Land Rover honest!

Can't agree about Ford diesels though - the fewer diesel engines in the world the better.

I can't remember what your plans are for winter. How are you going to avoid the european winter. Fly to India or somewhere maybe?
I would love to try a panda in the snow.
It depends on the application and the fuel but diesel engines are much more efficient if done correct. It is much easier to make bio-diesel then it is to make a bio-gasoline alternative. The fact that they don't even offer a diesel in the US is why I bring it up.
I'm going to spend 4 months snowboarding in the mountains of Georgia. I will be trying to learn some Russian, getting visas and prepping the moto for Siberia in the spring. I hope to be renting a place by mid January. At this point it will be another type of Ride report for a few months.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #1065
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Cortez - What no snowmobiles??
I'd be surprised if there's more then a couple of dealers in the whole country.
Those things cost twice as much here then in US, and peple here tend to
drive $2000 cars.. so.. do the math.
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