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Old 10-31-2013, 03:56 PM   #406
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Doogle, nice post trip summary. From my 2 decades of travel in the area I think your summary was pretty damn accurate:

About the Mongolians; about the Russians; about the fuel requirements (I have never needed to ride with more than 22 litres [5.5 gallons] there); about other peoples opinions of the roads ...

Glad you made it all the way after the earlier issues!
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #407
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #408
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Doogle, nice post trip summary. From my 2 decades of travel in the area I think your summary was pretty damn accurate:

About the Mongolians; about the Russians; about the fuel requirements (I have never needed to ride with more than 22 litres [5.5 gallons] there); about other peoples opinions of the roads ...

Glad you made it all the way after the earlier issues!
Thank you Walter. It feels good getting a complement from the Guru of Asia.And thanks again for your POI files.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #409
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I've been home about 2 months now. And I've seen 3 people that I met in Romania on my trip. Three weeks ago 2 German riders I met in Brasov,Romania stopped at my house. Gunter has a cousin that lives about 10 minutes from me. He and his friend rented Harleys and rode down to the Tail of the Dragon. Then they stopped at my house for a couple hours visit.










The day after meeting Gunter in Brasov, I met Jim while riding the Transfagarasan Road in Romania.



Jim moved to Dayton,Ohio (It's about 25 miles from my house) a month ago,after moving back from Germany. Wednesday night I met Jim at a bar in Dayton to collect a free beer he promised me.

I met 2 people on my 18,000 mile trip that had a connection to places close to my house. I met them both in Romania 1 day apart.They were both living in Germany. And I meet up with both of them here,a couple months after getting home. What a coincidence !!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #410
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #411
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I wanted to go to Kaz but ran out of time.Had to send my PP away to have $82 worth of pages added. Then the Russian visa time.I probably could have gotten it in time.But decided not to take the chance.Besides,I couldn't name anything there that I wanted to see.

I didn't know you were there.If you would show up at the ALARR once in a while,I would know these things.
One of these years BOTH of you will show up. We'll just keep on meeting until that happens!
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:40 AM   #412
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Thanks for the Write-Up

I just ran across this report and spent the last week reading the entire thing. I really appreciate the different perspective that you have on riding. Instead of saving money on camping and then buying a brand new bike, you rode an old bike and stayed at hotels more. Great write-up.

Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:42 AM   #413
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I just ran across this report and spent the last week reading the entire thing. I really appreciate the different perspective that you have on riding. Instead of saving money on camping and then buying a brand new bike, you rode an old bike and stayed at hotels more. Great write-up.

Thanks.
When I am done riding for the day,I want to Skype and update my RR.If I'm camping,there is a lot of time setting up and repacking.And probably no internet.And as soon as I'm off the bike,a shower is nice.Not always available when camping.I sleep better in a bed and my wife feels I am safer.And I meet more people staying in hotels/hostels-Always interesting.

I considered buying a new bike.But the KLR is a good bike-if you keep oil in it! And if a KLR is stolen,crashed,or needs to be left behind, it doesn't hurt as much.And maybe not as big of a target for being robbed as someone riding that shiny new BMW.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #414
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Great RR

Just read your ride report end to end. What a Great adventure. Congratulations on a successful journey. Even more impressive since you did most of it alone.

I'm just getting back into riding after a long hiatus and hope to do some cross country riding to get into the groove. My goal is to do the TAT in the next 5 years. Waiting for the kids to move out :)

Again, Congrats and thank you for the fine report!
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