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Old 07-07-2007, 11:36 AM   #31
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Georgia - the south

We where haeding south to my friend Sasha. I met him on one of my previous trips.
Fixing the problem with the center/side stand - we have all gone through this untill know.





Hot springs in Borjomi - Borjomi is also well known for excelent mineral water.



... and finallu arrived to Sasha. Big supper. Only man at the table. Women in the kitchen. Lot of wine, vodka, home made vodka and the speciality of this region - long and touching toasts.





Sasha:



Hot springs in Abastumani - good for the hangover.



By by sasha. Now heading toi the stone city - Vardzia.






On the oposit of the stone city, we have found an abandoned(empty) hotel. Slept on the teracce with beatifull view:





Chevron in Georgia.



...and heading to Armenia now. Huraa!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #32
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Armenia



4 hours of vegetation at the border an we are in Armenia. Made just 40km and were stopped by two guys who invited us for a party.
Greate food, wine, vodka, lot of toasts and Armenian dance:





Marcin didn miss any toast (thay would let us) so the end was obvious:



Happy!



Next day Marcin wasnt filling any better:



Heading to the capital of Armenia - Yerevan.



We were invioted by a guy that had a KTM in the past. We could sleap at his place and he is running a restauranrt with excelent food:



Yerevan:



..and next day going south:



I have found a nice shortcut on the map. The locals sad no way we will make it. There was a lot of downs at the beginnig but after it was TOP1.



Greate place to sleap at 2800m.





Next day the truck was even better and we arrived to 3200m.





..and arrived to lake Sevan.





Arround the lake and up north to Georgia again (the border between Armenia and Azerbeijan is closed).



Nice road through the Caucas with industrial cities:





..and back to Georgia / Tibilisi. Wojtek is going back home the next day so we have a good by party:



Mother gorgia: a sword in one hand for the enemies and a glass of wine for the guests.



Heading to Azerbeijan now.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:00 PM   #33
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Azerbeijan

7 hours of vegetation at the border and at 2am we are in Azerbeijan.



Heavy rain destroyed Marcin tent this night:



People extremly nice - the same in Azerbeijan, Georgia and Armenia.



Heading to the capital - Baku.



Baku - oil city.



Have been a few days in Baku now. Waiting for the ferry accross the Caspian sea to Turkmenistan.

Bikes are running greate. Yesterday we have change the oil and followed Advrider/Creeper guide to set the valve clearance (thanx!!). After 12 hours of hard work in the sun it looks we have done it.

Probably tomorow we get on the ferry.

T.B.C

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Old 07-07-2007, 12:07 PM   #34
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What a start! I will be keeping an eye on this one!
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:31 PM   #35
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this is going to one to watch.



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Old 07-07-2007, 06:41 PM   #36
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Fan-Fkin-Tastic

Looks like a trip of a lifetime and you guys remind me of
"The Wild and Crazy Guys" from Saturday night live.

I wonder how much trouble The Ugly American that only speaks English and a few cuss words in Spanish would fare in that part of the world??

Waiting for more

Thanks
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:48 PM   #37
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No shit.

Could this be one of the funniest - and most adventurous - reports in history...???

Only time will tell.

I do miss Russia. Say hello to the ladies for me!

And if we can buy those shirts and/or decals...TELL US HOW!
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:34 PM   #38
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Yeah this kicks arse. Nice work. I hope the riding is as awesome as this when I get round that end of the world in a few years.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:22 AM   #39
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Very cool! Keep it comin
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:32 AM   #40
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+1 wondering if we could get some of those shirts...
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:51 AM   #41
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hehe, I knew that you guy´s should show us alot of ...
Thank´s for that! and ofcourse for sharing all of this great adventure!

I really envy you guy´s

I send you a "good luck kick on your pretty damn sure soure "

Thank´s for reporting!
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:45 AM   #42
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Talking 31 days on the road

Hello guys!
Thanx for all the feedback. No problem for me to send t-shirts/stickers, but I think I will be only able to do this when I m back.

Trip report:

Done: Poland, Ukraine, Black Sea, Georgia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbeijan, Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
31 days on the road, 7000 km.

Pics from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan i next post.

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:10 AM   #43
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Talking Turkmenistan

Spend a couple of days in Baku. Done some work on the bikes with the assistance of few very sexy cats.





...and finally we are on the ferry across the Caspian to Turkmenistan.





Due to many problems: 5cm waves storm, closed port etc instead of spending 12 hours on the ferry, we spen 3 days:/





No beer, only bread and water so ... it was a very hard time for us.

Finally in Turkmenistan:




Fuel price: 1$ = 60 Liters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



All thanx to the greatest man in the world - Turkmenbashi the Great. The ex president of Turkemnistan (dead now). The author of Ruknama - a book about Turkmenistan history and wats good or bad - a bible that must be read by every Turkmen.



Hot lake in a mountain i Kov-Ata:



People EXTREMELY nice!



The capital Ashgabat is also a project from Turkmenbashi the great head.
His golden statue in the center of the city. This guy had a lot of fantasy (and petro$)







Did I say that the people are extremly nice. Met IZ riders:





..and we go north through the Karakum desert to Darvaza, where there is a huge burning hole in the middle of the desert. 70 years ago there was a gas mine there, which collapsed with 100 people inside. Somebody set fire to it and... its burning. We had some problems finding it and get lost from the main track. Had a few dunes to pass (man down!) and when it got dark finally we could see the hole on the horizon.




Found the hole! On my KTM there was a 6666 that day! The Evil was with us!



We had also some visitors that night - road builders in a Catepilar:



..with a bottle of vodka





Darvaza







...and Uzbekistan next!



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Old 07-17-2007, 08:30 AM   #44
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Talking Uzbekistan

I ve had some gastrolic problems from both sides



Uzbekistan now:




A lot of visiting now, Khiva:









Safran converted fom hairy male to less hairy male:






Very nice people and kids all the time:





Futuristic toilet, man on the left and women on the right please (45 C in shade, inside the toilet about 100 Celsius):



Had some problem with the fuel once. Running 80 oct fuel with the CDI switched with no problem for 2000 km. But this time, after buying fuel, when accelerating the engine was doing TATATATA like the valves where punched. Stopped and found some nice people which told us the guy we had the fuel from is adding water, diesel, alkohol and what he find else to his fuel. Drained out this shit, put some proper 80 oct fuel and the bike was running smooth again.





Bukhara








..on the way to Samarkanda, very very very nice people:





Samarkanda:











Done.

Tomorow we are going to Tajikistan. Huge mountains, much colder, gravel roads - Hapaaaaaaaa!!!!

More photos from Turkmenistan (15) and Uzbekistan (16) on my web site:

http://motosyberia.com/photo_en.php


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Old 07-17-2007, 08:46 AM   #45
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Awesome...i love it....with a vodka!!

Keep it coming guys,funny as...!!!
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