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Old 08-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #1591
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Ok, that was just weird.
Doug's from Alabama and in Russia - get it? I actually thought it was pretty cool that the Red Army Choir would play with the Leningrad Comboys.

Way to go, Doug! Congratulations!!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:39 PM   #1592
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Ok, that was just weird.

that was friggin awesome....SOOOO over the top!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #1593
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that was friggin awesome....SOOOO over the top!
You got that right! Awesome!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #1594
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?........

HD has been making bikes over 100 years and this is the 1st time one has been to Magadan?

I thought they had been all over used by various military groups and such.
Lololol.....I'm sure it's used with poetic license ...more figurative than literal....


....and it prolly wasn't actually a CNN report either.....
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:12 PM   #1595
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Ok, that was just weird.
when did the chick from the b52's move yo russia?
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:17 PM   #1596
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Lololol.....I'm sure it's used with poetic license ...more figurative than literal....


....and it prolly wasn't actually a CNN report either.....
Tell me it ain't so!!!! Nooooo!!!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #1597
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Congrats on getting the Dirtster to the end. Now waiting on the pics and report. Gotta be AWESOME!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #1598
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Wow, Thanks everyone!

Im still a bit sore. got lucky tho, found a boat leaving today for vladi, so I will put the bikes on it, and fly to Vladi tomorrow, spend a few days letting my body heal a bit, and do some siteseeing with Poly.

3200km of mostly gravel/potholed/rocky road really took the wind out of me.

Im glad I made it here, but I really wish I could have done the old summer road cutoff, but it was not meant to be. They had bad storms a few days earlier, & the Kyubeme river had washed 2 russian jeeps downstream the day before we got there as they tried to cross, & it was still pretty high. We could have crossed it in a big Kamaz truck, but there were other rivers to deal with after that. The crazy guys from Moscow (there were 5 of them left, Oleg crashed south of Yakutsk, & broke his arm)
said they were going to try it. 2 days later, they were only in Tomtor, and I havent heard anything from them in the last 3 days.
But, they are MUCH better riders than I am, and have much better bikes. plus, my airfilter isnt good for deep water.
But, as Im an idiot, I was willing to try it with them, but Tom had more sense and didnt want to try, as all the locals said not to.
So I stuck with Tom.

Maybe another day, I will come back. But for now, at least I made it here, and I am going to get a Magadan tattoo to commemorate it :)

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Old 08-21-2011, 06:52 PM   #1599
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Nice job Doug!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #1600
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Open House at Doug's place when you return ... storytelling ... backslapping... handshaking?.... I'll chip in some dough and help...


Glad you made it. Sounds like the right call on the Summer Road!
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #1601
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nice - and to think the job is only half done, now to get back...

Loving the story

Cheers from downunder...
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #1602
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I think its time to lose the "I hope"on your tag. well done.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #1603
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[QUOTE=rtwdoug;16675828] [CNN World Report]
Today, the first Harley Davidson has made it to Magadan, in NE Russia.
BMW GS riders worldwide groaned in disbelief, as they watched the drama unfold on laptop computers from the relative safety of their local Starbucks.
When asked how he felt after reaching the end of the Road of Bones, Doug replied
“I’m wore out like a 2 dollar whore on nickel night!”




I like how CNN didn't mention KTM...now that reporter has class!

Wish I wasn't in front of my computer, Doug I suppose its the second best place to be to watch this story unfold.
And then there's next year!!!:

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #1604
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Great job Doug. You write better than you think you do. It's been an excellent ride report.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:03 PM   #1605
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Good Job Doug!!! Simply amazing journey.

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