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Old 11-14-2010, 03:22 AM   #31
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more please

So please keep writing, can't wait for more.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:29 AM   #32
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Hey Jani!
How have you been doing? It was nice meeting you at the HU gathering

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Old 11-14-2010, 04:52 AM   #33
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Hi,

Fortunately everything is OK - I'm planning the next trip to Stan's, Mongolia and Far East Russia And of course the next HU meeting in Bulgaria
when are you doing that? I'm heading that way next summer.
Hope to see you again, either in BG or on the road

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Old 11-14-2010, 05:09 AM   #34
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when are you doing that? I'm heading that way next summer.
Hope to see you again, either in BG or on the road

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It seems on 2012. Next summer "only" Iceland for a few weeks, (about a mounth), Bulgaria again and the Balkans. Don't have more time for next year, because I've lot of work. You know, I have to prepare my 4 mounth holiday for 2012.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:15 AM   #35
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It seems on 2012. Next summer "only" Iceland for a few weeks, (about a mounth), Bulgaria again and the Balkans. Don't have more time for next year, because I've lot of work. You know, I have to prepare my 4 mounth holiday for 2012.
How about that! I'll be doint Iceland (by boat ) with the wify in 2011.

In 2012 I'll be heading from the US via Canada, Korea, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan to Germany. Planed US departure May/June .
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:35 AM   #36
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It seems on 2012. Next summer "only" Iceland for a few weeks, (about a mounth), Bulgaria again and the Balkans. Don't have more time for next year, because I've lot of work. You know, I have to prepare my 4 mounth holiday for 2012.
Gonna stop in & visit Hogni & Unuur? they were at the HU meet.
Sorry for the thread hijack, Andrej

carry on.......

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Old 11-14-2010, 05:46 AM   #37
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Gonna stop in & visit Hogni & Unuur? they were at the HU meet.
Yes, sure
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OK, I stopped the thread hijack, waiting for more...
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:10 AM   #38
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #39
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lemme think, for some reason this photo reminds me of a tale: The Tortoise and the Hare... :)
(well 2 hares to be exact)



it was nice to meet you andrei!
looking forward for the full RR.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #40
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:58 PM   #41
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Thanks a lot for the many compliments.



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You be careful with those soju bottles Michael! Who are you drinking with by the way...?




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well its about damn time you started on your RR!
Doug, multitasking is not my strength. There has been some serious disturbance from an Alabama Taliban writing nutty stories on this site.





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lemme think, for some reason this photo reminds me of a tale: The Tortoise and the Hare... :)
(well 2 hares to be exact)
Hello Ron! It is indeed two Polish hares charging for Karaganda early evening Thursday 5th of August. BTW, I have been looking for your report but could not find it. It is payback time for you as well - Stop lurking, start reporting! You have a great ride to share.




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Where does the Sisu come from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu)? You have Finnish blood?


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Old 11-15-2010, 02:03 AM   #42
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andrei,
i have written my 14kkm RR however still needs translating to english. will do some time near and let you know.
now, lets not hijack your amazing trip RR.
waiting for 50mm f/1.8 pics! :)
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:05 AM   #43
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i have written my 14kkm RR however still needs translating to english.
Saw your report on the Polish site and let Google Translate do the work. Great story! Look forward to read it with full size photos on ADVrider!


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Old 11-15-2010, 09:27 AM   #44
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Trip preparation - Rider

Rider preparation - Physical

As a young boy I did a lot of outdoor sports until other interests took over in my mid teens. Does that count? I am in my high 30s now (some may use the expression “middle aged”) and except for the occasional exercise with the Korean heavy version of the "hula hoop" I have not been doing too much exercise lately. The "heavy-duty" hula hoop is great for those important hip moves...




I prepared for the worst case where I may end up in a fight and took a round with the "boxing machine" in one of Seoul's game arcades. Biggest problem was that the machine was designed for those around 1.70 tall so punching solar plexus of my opponent was not easy...




I had scheduled 3 weeks of holidays with my family in Finland early June before going back to Korea to start the ride so I thought I would “rest myself in shape”. We had a rotten birch at our summer cottage which needed to be taken down so I had the opportunity to make some firewood (my dad is also reading this so I have to admit that he did most of it…).




We also did some rowing on the lake (actually my daughters did most of the rowing…).




Most important, I had to hone my sauna (banya) bathing skills to prepare for what was to come in Russia. The sauna traditions are very similar in Finland and Russia. Fit for fight!





Rider preparation - Mental

It is said that Finns are comfortable with loneliness and silence. Let’s find out. I have no history of mental problems (at least not diagnosed).




Rider preparation - Armour

My height (199,5 cm / 6' 6.5") has created some challenges in finding gear. It is difficult enough to find makers in Europe having extra tall sizes that are not too “barrelshaped” (I am below 90 kgs) not to talk about shopping in Korea where I can find only underwear and t-shirts…

Sizewise I am very happy with European size 110 (extra long) of the Rallye Pro 2 jacket and trousers. It has great ventilation and with the liners it is very warm. Unfortunately it is not rain proof without the liners so I opted for a separate rain overall (do not want to do a roadside strip to put on the liners when it starts raining). I strongly recommend using suspenders instead of a waist belt, the trousers become a lot more comfortable and are better ventilated when the waist is not tight. I use the BMW kidney belt with additional protection for the lower part of my back (in addition to the large integrated back protector in the jacket). The kidney belt also helps me to keep the posture on the bike during long riding days.

The Schubert C3 flip up helmet is another favourite of mine. Whenever I meet people, enter villages or cities I simply open up the helmet to “show face” and get easier contact. The integrated swivelling sun visor is also very handy since I am using glasses (I never use sunglasses when riding and do not like them otherwise either). When very hot I sometimes ride helmet open to get better ventilation.

I agree that an enduro type helmet with goggles would probably be better when riding offroad and in dusty conditions but they are not good at all when meeting people...




I wanted to buy some watertight sturdier boots than the Polo Motorrad Pharaos that I have had for a couple of years. They are very comfortable but not watertight at all. Anyway, could not find anything in my size so I had to forget the new boots.




Language

I know very very little Russian. I consider that communication on the road consists of 20% speaking and 80% something else like e.g. smiling, hand gestures etc. so I am not too concerned.


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Old 11-15-2010, 10:00 AM   #45
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well, if the fulltime adventure rider carreer doesnt pan out, theres always Chippendales!





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Most important, I had to hone my sauna (banya) bathing skills to prepare for what was to come in Russia. The sauna traditions are very similar in Finland and Russia. Fit for fight!




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