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Old 10-10-2007, 10:34 AM   #91
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Day 31

It has been raining the whole night.
When I hit the road after packing and a brisk breakfast it is still drizzling. But it's clearing up the further north I get. Again I dont take many pictures. Sometimes I can really be an ignorant fool



I have programmed the GPS to get me to a camp site close to the German border. (as you'll have noticed I am traveling charted lands again )
It really seems to know its way around here. Beautiful small roads, great landscape, no photos (see above )





When I arrive at the campsite I give in to the urge of tasting another one (or two?) of those Czech beers. Then, I try to pitch my tent...
I can manage, I am well trained...in pitching tents I mean...


330kms on tiny little hinterland roads.

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Old 10-10-2007, 11:31 AM   #92
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Day 32

GOING HOME.

I don't really have any diary enty for the last day of the journey. Coming home wasn't as pleasing an experience as it should have been. Well...

This time I do take some photos though.




Coming home after such a long jouney really is a strange thing. Suddenly everything is supposed to be over...I want to stay a bit longer...Well, maybe next time

That and a picture I wanted to take even before I left are the reasons why I do not go home on the direct route.
I have to admit that I had been lurking on advrider for quite some time and a couple of months before I left I knew that some of the last pictures of the tour would be these:






They were inspired by Baghist, member of the asylum, in the tunnel thread.
It's a nice little castle about 30kms away from my home and I had to learn of its existence from an American motorcycle forum...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153312

The last official stop of my journey was the grave of my brother. After all I was riding his bike. It has become some kind of tradition in our motorcycling club thet we bring along a stone from our greater biking adventures - I brought one from Sevastopol and one from the Caucasus.
Just a small pic not to get you folks down too much:


I arrived home safely after almost 9000kms. AMAZING.


One important last thing to say is THANK YOU.
Dziekuje, Dyakuyu, Spasibo, Tessekür ederim, Blagodarya, Multumesc, Kösönöm, Danke, Dekuij !!




ca. 130kms







Thank you folks for reading my humble contribution. If you have questions, comments, polemics, criticism...(no requests for more candid or not so candid photos though )
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:51 AM   #93
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Just fantastic.
Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #94
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Thanks for a great ride Tobie! Now ya'll come vist here in the States, you be welcome anytime.

And there are always other trips to share with us. Where are you thinking of going to next???

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Old 10-10-2007, 12:47 PM   #95
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Oh... I'm so sad, that the report is at the end now. Thank you Tobias for sharing... it was almost a daily ritual: Coming home from work and looking to your contribution. You have earned a coffee for you with that if I'll meet you on the saxon roads sometime.

BTW.... nice castle!

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Old 10-10-2007, 12:58 PM   #96
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Thank you so much for sharing your adventure. I'll probably never visit the areas where you traveled - great of you to show what that part of the world looks like. Great job!
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:20 PM   #97
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Excellent ride report, it's a shame to see it end.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:09 PM   #98
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Good one...well done...thanks for posting..
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:21 AM   #99
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wow killer report.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:02 AM   #100
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Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:19 AM   #101
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Thumb Great ride

Thanks Tobe.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:08 AM   #102
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that was an OUSTANDING report!

thank you!
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:04 AM   #103
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Enjoyed your humor a lot. A superb report. Can't believe that ALL the people were nice, though...
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:17 PM   #104
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Thank you lot for the nice comments. They are really appreciated. This was my first travel report on the net ever - I didn't know what to expect...
And again it is a continuation of the tour itself - only nice people.
Amazing.


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Can't believe that ALL the people were nice, though...
I swear, 'cross my heart and hope to die , that I did not meet a single asshole.
Be it Poland, the Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria or Czech all the people I talked to, had to deal with while shopping, or met elsewhere were friendly and nice. Even police or customs officers were up for jokes.

That's as objective as I can be.

In hindsight there is not a single moment that needed repression by the subconscious.
Well, maybe my lack of adaptiveness when encountering women
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:29 PM   #105
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Very, very nice report, Tobe. Thanks. There's a lot of work in it. Great ride. I hope I can ride some of the same lands next year.
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