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Old 08-27-2013, 03:14 AM   #4036
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I am about half way in to my 800 days but I don't really know when I while stop. But after a night like last night, I was ready for it to be over.
But I am considering riding a Royal Enfield from India to Malaysia early next year. I hope we can stay in touch. I might need some help and have some questions for you.
well ed,
sometime we want to do it, some we don't. IMHO you are a tough guy. a true adventurer. sometime it is good without having heavy "commitment". you can do anything that you like.... accessing your damage later. enjoy while you can, it is a life time trip. at the end of the day Nobody is PERFECT especially in our Life. we cannot WIN all the TIME. well hang in there.
Hope fully i can give you an answer if you have any. Riding Enfield from India to MAlaysia will be good. surely you will have a good coverup. the bike groups will surely like you. If you ride your GS they will like you better.
i have a question..... what is the best thing about ALASKA? With this 400 days riding what actually you are looking for in LIFE. just like your response. he he
well keep all the good photos coming.
cheers
I just ride a Honda c70.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:52 AM   #4037
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And we continue to follow your adventures :)

It continues to be a great read. Northern europe (hemisphere for that matter) really starts to change in the end of August, so you just made it in time. A few years back i went to Finland for a few weeks in August and the change is quite faster than down here in the south :).
I think you should visit Africa as others have said, i have never been but it's on my list as well. My brother has worked all last year in Angola, and my advice there (from his info) would be to be careful on the northern regions, and if possible avoid Luanda, it's a big chaotic and very very expensive city. Down south the people are friendly and thins get cheaper, i would risk saying that this is the same in most african countries, but there are a few that i would skip if possible, and in this subject there are much better informed people in this Forum. I would advise you to read this RR and maybe contact the guy if you didn't already ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819155 )

I will keep following your trip, and if you end up going to Asia and do the trip you're planing , i'll be in Malaysia from the 24th to the 28th, then in Cambodia for a few days, and spending new year's eve in Siam Reap...if you happen to be around, let me know and save a bottle of champagne heheh

And drink more water dude....heheh
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So now I am caught up once again.
Right now, I am sitting in my little dorm room in A Norway right now watching the rain come down sideways outside my double-pained window.
Two of the backpackers I was sharing the room with took off and went for a hike. Now that is hardcore. When it comes to rain and bad weather, I am kind of soft. I like it here. It is warm and dry. But I too will venture out in to this weather soon. I need to put in some miles today
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #4038
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Me and the guy working on the ship just stood over this sad site. We both just enjoyed inhaling the sweet smell of this nectar spread out all over the deck of the ship. And then I thought, why should it go to waste and do I really need a glass?

And you wonder why you are pissing blood!
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #4039
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And you wonder why you are pissing blood!
all that broken glass has to come out somewhere!
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #4040
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all that broken glass has to come out somewhere!
I am more worried about him being away from Kathe this long and taking pics of sheep right outside of his tent........

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #4041
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Getting off the ferry at midnight. Now to find a place to camp.

Are you sure you took a ferry ride? This looks more like an alien space ship. Ride on my friend and stay safe. BBTGLG
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #4042
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I am more worried about him being away from Kathe this long and taking pics of sheep right outside of his tent........
i dunno, she gots some purdy eyes...
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #4043
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Finland

Crossed the border in to Finland.
Everyone thinks they are a WRC rally car driver hete.
And the econo boxes they drive with those big driving lights mounted to the grill make the cars look pretty cool.
but the speed cameras ever other mile ruin the fun for all.

I stopped to see Santa
I am talking the REAL Santa.
Mote on that later.

I have about 400 miles to go before I reach Helsinki.
I sure hope this front tire holds out until thrn.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:22 AM   #4044
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Lalo, spilling beer! In Belgium you would get shot for that!

Enjoy the Ride!
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #4045
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i dunno, she gots some purdy eyes...
Yo Ed got your Velcro gloves! Mutton busting Norway style
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #4046
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Lalo, spilling beer! In Belgium you would get shot for that!

Enjoy the Ride!
And it was a Westvleteren 10 too.
If I had a gun, I would have shot myself.
But at least it wasn't my Blue Chimay Magnum
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #4047
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Yo Ed got your Velcro gloves! Mutton busting Norway style
I need Velcro gloves to keep me from dropping my beer
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:51 AM   #4048
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I need Velcro gloves to keep me from dropping my beer
THAT. Is a genius idea.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #4049
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After so much crowing about Chimay in this RR I went out and found some. Ok, I get it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:09 PM   #4050
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Crossed the border in to Finland.
Everyone thinks they are a WRC rally car driver hete.
And the econo boxes they drive with those big driving lights mounted to the grill make the cars look pretty cool.
...
Well they somehow are, as James May of Top Gear found out when he went to Finland to meet Mika Häkkinen.
http://youtu.be/2bmqdnx5R1U

Enjoy Finalnd. Hope the weather is good enough. I am thinking of heading out for a week the next days to do some riding before the rainy fall comes.
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