|08-19-2008, 12:10 AM||#1|
Full moon riding
Three days ago we celebrated here in Israel Tu-Be'av day, which is the Jawish equivalent to the Christian Valentine's day. Great timing, when all women become very sentimental, to have some time with my bike, which doesn't appear to be bothered by all this kisses and rosses thing.
Sagi, my best friend is now suffers invalidation of his driving license (drank too much after a wedding. The police here has no kind of mercy ) so our plan was to go together to one of the bikes club here around year unniversary afternoon (we just got up from bed very late, after going to the local Safari - which is open all night long so you can see the night wildlife! very cool!) and after that riding the night to the south.
Ok! I'll stop with the words and let the pictures do the talking...
So Fullgaz club is one of the largest clubs in Israel. I know it doesn't look like that at the pictures, but with more than 7000 registered members it's quite large.
Although I will probably never own a custom bike, I love to watch them!
What I do love with these people is the creativity they show...
and this also comes with the coolest mirrors!
How the hell they ride with these high handlebars?!?!
the club manager. well, quite...
This is the nicest Harley I ever seen!!
My bike is loaded and ready to ride! Shira's bike (shira is my cousin ) park next to mine.
some cool paintjob
is that used to be a military bike?
also this kind of beasts seen in the meeting
and this is a nice pair of Yamaha's. the left one is a junior 125cc, and the other is the real one but they both look great!
Ok, do this is the real club manager. Many prizes were raffled during the event. No need to say that my luck hasn't changed and I still didn't won no matter how many fingers I crossed.
after the sunset, the event ended, and we put our hearts on riding south. yes, to the desert again!
so here is a tizer for the next! more soon !
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|08-20-2008, 12:48 AM||#2|
1 hour later...
After sunset, the event ended. Sagi and I left the beach and headed to the gas station.
We drove to Beer-Sheva city, 138KM south. It became dark, and a huge white rounded moon apeared.
We both were very hungry, so we decided to stop eat at "Nafis" - local cheap resturants net.
The good thing with these resturant is that the food come fast.
pitty I didn't took a "after-eating" picture. the plates were totaly empty.
paid, and continue riding 45 min south-east to Sde-Boker field school of desert architecture and exploration.
We rode a bit offroad to Wadi Zin, and settled on the cliff.
start upacking the bike.
and build our new home
the moon was full and bright. we wanted very much to do a night walk in the desert.
the problem was that we both were very tired and suffered a major headache. so we decided to mak some hot turkish coffe and go to sleep.
in the morning, Sagi didn't want to wake up.
but outside a beautiful sunrise appeared.
but Sagi wasn't bother by all of this and continue snoring
After he woke up and made some coffee, we discussed about walking the wadi up to the spring. the problem was: where we are going to put the riding gear? even in this early hour of the day the hit was intense and walking with the gear wasn't acceptable. we walked across the area. in this Saturday morning everybody was sleeping and the place looked abandined. we found this solar station.
it's nice to have clean energy. suddenly a guynamed Kobi riding this
stopped and asked if we need any help. we told him we are looking for a place for our riding gear (no problem to leave the bike loaded in the area). he suggested his warehouse both for the bike and for the gear
so now we could start the 4 hours walking down to the spring.
|08-20-2008, 01:21 AM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: New Delhi, India
Lovely pics mate
Himalayas on a Motorcycle - Photography book by Chanderjeet
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|08-20-2008, 03:22 PM||#4|
going down the spring
The moment we left Kobi and started walking, we both realized that we forgot our hats with all the rest of the bike stuff. this include the binoculars, another camelback with 4 liter of water, our lunch (sanwiches), sunscreen cream...
Well, if we intend to survive the desert sun and hit we had to improvise. we had only 2 liter of water, 4 hours walking ahead and no sun guard instroment of any kind. temp were around 37C.
Giving up and returning to the field school was one option. No, we are not going to take this option. not today. we are going to be original.
group of bicycles passed us giving us some more water. we reached the spring at the exact time before we both collapsed.
no one was there except us. the silence was everywhere.
now in August, in the middle of the summer, only two small ponds left from the winter floodings.
soon a convoy of few 4X4 vehicles reached and the place became full with people.
the tale says the pond is 8 m deep! another tale says that people come here with scuba diving gear and pull out watches and other finds.
when the place become crowded, we decided that this is the correct time to start walking our way back.
Note the natural heart shaped rock.
also these where visible. they very brave, and aloow men to get very close to them.
after 20min walking the 4WD convoy appeared at the distance, and soon came by asking if we would like to jump onboard. free 4X4 trip! great!
we where really tired by the hit and without enough water, so this kind offer was a rescuing matter.
after 30min we reached the field school, thanked the people in the cars (that collected another two trackers along the way) and start looking for Kobi.
Soon we found him and toke the bike out of the warehouse. Thanking Kobi again for his help, and changed clothes. now we were ready to ride back north.
on the way we stopped at Kibutz Revivim at Sagi's family to eat lunch. the food was wonderful. we both were so tired that I didn't take any pictures.
we reached home at about 20:00 for a cold Guiness.
It was short trip, but we both needed it. even the bike.
|08-20-2008, 03:26 PM||#5|
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Joined: Feb 2003
Location: Frazeysburg, OH
Very nice Eldad
There are some front page photos in this report.
Everyone should be so lucky as to be able to ride a motorbike through the Himalayas.
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|08-20-2008, 04:18 PM||#6|
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: NW Montana
These are great reports, Eldad! Keep them coming... we like seeing adventures from your beautiful country...
|08-20-2008, 04:18 PM||#7|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: city of hot women LOS ANGELES
Shalom Eldad. I havent been to Israel for 24 years now... Its great to hear the name of the places again. Sound you had a great trip there... Keep rubber side down.
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