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Old 04-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #61
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Very inspiring and beautiful. Thanks for your efforts! I can't wait to get a motorcycle soon and start my little adventures. Look forward to the pictures everyday.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:14 PM   #62
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Fantastic Photos and Story. Thanks so much for sharing your trip. The only way many of us will ever get to see this part of the country.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #63
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #64
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Grateful thanks to all of you for following my report and for your positive replies. If some of my pictures can be an inspiration to some of you, I will be very glad.
Thank you for the great RR with this stunning pics really enjoying it, and a good inspiration for the choice of my route planning
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #65
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Another one joining up.

Kinda like the soft bags deployment on the bike. Must have looked familiar to most horse riders on the route.


Whenever you feel like a few words on the Transalp would be appreciated. It looks already weathered in through previous expeditions?
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #66
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Great RR and pics
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #67
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Fantastic ride and pics

Were there many warnings about land mines?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:28 PM   #68
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absolutely stunning - waiting for the next treat
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #69
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I have to say that the level of the pictures is increasing a fucking lot!
Awesome!

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:11 AM   #70
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...It was easy to find good places to camp out.

That looks like a very lonely trip you were doing.

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I spent a quiet night somewhat off the road. In the morning I had some visitors.
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I camped north of Tehran in the Central Alborz mountains.
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I camped on a river, hidden away from the road.
I see also a lot of long empty roads. No traffic at all. Beautifull scenery indeed. But so lonely. Does that make fun driving in this way?

And after a long loneley day you put up your tent hidden from the rest of the world. How do you feel being alone in your tent? Don't you miss some company? Is this what you dreamed of of being on a big trip?

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Camp on the Ysyk-Köl. The water is fine, I go for a short swim and wash. I forgot to buy some beer for the evening, deep regret!
Oh... you are in for the beer...

Well seriously: what is it to be a lonely rider?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:13 AM   #71
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Such amazing scenery and people. It's shocking when you see the picture of the upside down tank in the river and the land mine sign. Thanks for putting this together.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #72
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Another one joining up.

Kinda like the soft bags deployment on the bike. Must have looked familiar to most horse riders on the route.


Whenever you feel like a few words on the Transalp would be appreciated. It looks already weathered in through previous expeditions?

I will do so later on, if this is ok?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:41 AM   #73
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Fantastic ride and pics

Were there many warnings about land mines?

There were, but not many. You see one and you know it's no good idea to go for a hike there.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:51 AM   #74
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Great report so far! Keep it coming!

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #75
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That looks like a very lonely trip you were doing.

I see also a lot of long empty roads. No traffic at all. Beautifull scenery indeed. But so lonely. Does that make fun driving in this way?

And after a long loneley day you put up your tent hidden from the rest of the world. How do you feel being alone in your tent? Don't you miss some company? Is this what you dreamed of of being on a big trip?

Oh... you are in for the beer...

Well seriously: what is it to be a lonely rider?
Blackcaps, I think you know better than me what it is like to be a lonely rider. Isn't that your motto - do it alone?
And then, I was looking forward to meeting two friends in Barnaul. Unfortunately, one of them had decided to come in a Mitsubishi Pinnin, which was great of course because he was offering to transport all our stuff, but at the same time it slowed down our progress.
By the way, what about the photos - yes or no? Only the best, I promise.

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