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Old 08-20-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Ride to Caucasus DR-Z 400

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I am Sami, finnish 39 years old finnish motorcycle rider. I was thinking to post some pictures and ride report of my coming trip to Caucasus, more precisily to Georgia&Armenia Or Gruusia as russian people know it.

This is my 3rd longer trip to Russia&former Soviet Union countries. 2010 i rode with few finns and one estonian and one irish guy to Kazakstan and Mongolia and 2012 i was in Pamir Highway just when fighting broke out in Khorog. Between those longer trips i have done several shorter trips to Russian Carelia as its only 3 hour riding distance from Jyväskylä where i live.

Now this year i decited to see Caucasus. I originally planned to do that allready 2011 but somethings plans change so this year its time to see Caucasus.

I will start my journey Friday August 23rd and it will be about 4 week ride and i try to post report&pictures as i ride and i have connection to internet. I try to get russian SIM card and also in Georgia some local sim-card with GPRS connection.

So it is now something like 3 days till i start my ride and travel feaver is allready running high. I have started to collect things i take with me to my living room and allready packed some.



I will be using Giant Loop Great basin soft bag, Buckin roll tank bag and smallish orlieb bag and where it try to fit things i take with me. Everytime when i have done trips i have taken less and less things and travelled more lightly.



This travelling light also goes into my bike. When i went to Mongolia i had model 1998 Africa Twin and in Pamir same bike with modified suspension and Boano fairings. Now i ridden about year with Suzuki DR-Z 400 S model
what i will use in this trip

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Old 08-20-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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Nice DRZ and interesting trip .. I hope that you did something to the seat ...
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:07 AM   #3
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Nice DRZ and interesting trip .. I hope that you did something to the seat ...
I will have standart seat but i will get probably get that Airhawk or whatever that is (gelseat)
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:16 AM   #4
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I will have standart seat but i will get probably get that Airhawk or whatever that is (gelseat)
Tsemppiä reissuun Sami!

Have a nice trip.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Tuesday 20th August: -2 night till launch



I am suffering serious travel feaver and i did today test packing of things. It seems i can fit all my 4 week gears into GiantLoop bag and rain suit, cooking items and front inner tube slips into smaller orlieb bag.

I did in the evening some adjustment of routes and also created few routes to Viipuri and Chudovo, little bit past St.Petersburg. I am supposed to meet in Viipuri or in closer to St.Petersburg finnish motorcyclist living in Tsudovo and spend first night in his home and then continue to Moscow on saturday.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:25 PM   #7
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tsemiä matkaan ajele varovasti!
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:17 AM   #8
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Ride safe!

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #9
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Good luck, Sami, I visited Georgia on a yellow DRZ like yours last summer. Feel free to pm me if you need any info.
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