ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #2461
PaulGir
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Oddometer: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by TallRob View Post
Doug, the reason the they have low air pressure in the plane is usually due to airframe age...Its a simple way to keep older planes flying and not have to pay for expensive repairs. You were gutsy to fly on that plane.
Ignorance is bliss
PaulGir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #2462
MoBill
Smiles when says dat
 
MoBill's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 13,333
Cheeps cheeps, do doo do-tadoo
MoBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 10:11 PM   #2463
excTC
Carbon Ktm lifeform
 
excTC's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Briswest
Oddometer: 164
The challenge of riding and reporting

Have finished reading the report up to date and wanted to say thanks for the commitment. I enjoyed it greatly and your writing. I have only done a bit of riding in Europe but am more inspired to add to it and call by The motohotel.
__________________
KTM 530 EXC Royal Enfield Bullet 500 KTM 690R. Spot link The Land of Pickled Fish and Beyond
Team690 on the APC
excTC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 06:36 AM   #2464
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
So we landed in Vladivostok. Its my 3rd time here. A lot is going on here, as there is some big asian summit next summer, and they are building bridges over the bay, and the road to the airport is being rebuilt. Of course that means the road is a total mess now. So we haggled over sharing a cab to town, which is about a ˝ an hour away, & got a ride.
I had the cab drop me off near my friend Sasha’s house, where Poly has been impatiently waiting for me for about 5 days. I hadn’t seen her in a few months, so it was great to see her again. The next day, we start contacting the shipper about the bikes, everything is on schedule, the boat should arrive in a couple days. Poly has been doing a lot of siteseeing already, but she hadn’t seen several of the places I like, so we spent a couple days wandering the town. Ive spent a lot of time here waiting for boats to go to Japan & Korea, so I know the area pretty good.

We went down to the port, & visited a museum, where Poly told em she was my translator & they let her in for free. Hahaha
Some sites around town…..









__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #2465
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
why is the tiger smiling?







The buses here are imported from Korea
__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!


rtwdoug screwed with this post 04-24-2012 at 08:17 AM
rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 06:39 AM   #2466
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
Then I took her to the local bike/car museum. This is a great place, & I have visited it enough now, to where the people that run it say OH! You came back again!
















__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 06:43 AM   #2467
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554












__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 06:43 AM   #2468
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554










__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #2469
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
Well, as all things Russian, the boat MAY get in this weekend, but we cant get the bikes until Monday.
Sasha, who is VP of the Iron Tigers MC, & Pirate, who is the Prez, invited us to go on a camping/fishing trip to the southern tip of Russia Island, to the south, on the Sea of Japan. So of course we went.

Pirate is a big importer of bikes, & ships them all over Russia. It’s a pretty good business.
We all got our gear together, & stopped to shop & stock up on the essentials (vodka & beer) oh, and cooking stuff. No need for food tho, as we will be catching fish (we hope)
Its about an hour & a half boat ride to the tip of the island









Finally, we get there. Long rough ride on a zodiac
__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:26 AM   #2470
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
We set up camp





There were 7 of us, Pirate, Sasha, Nikolai, Gena, & his son.
So we headed out to go fishing
The flounder were biting pretty good



And Poly caught some bait…..


After we caught a pile, we came back to do some cooking. Gena is a really good cook










__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #2471
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
Pirate did some snorkeling, the water here is crystal clear. He found a sea cucumber. They claim they are edible, but we all passed on trying it.






Then when it was dark, we went out after some squid. I’d never fished for those before. Poly stayed on shore, as she was tired of the bobbing boat. So was I, but I had to try it some more.

Squid jigs


It was fun, & we all caught several. So were out in the sea of japan, bobbing in the waves, & for some reason (beer maybe?) Gena was sitting on the edge, & fell in!
The other guys were looking away, but I saw him, & grabbed him & his pole, but I couldn’t pull him back in. The other guys saw the commotion, but started laughing so hard they were no help. Gena was laughing also. The waves were several feet high, & holding onto him almost pulled me over also. Finally the guys helped drag him back in. And I didn’t drop his fishing rod either J
Sometimes it sucks to be the sober guy.
It was funny tho, but all I could think about was sharks & shit like that. It was windy, & he was cold, so not long after, we headed back to camp with a good pile of squid.

The light to attract the squid


And our catch





__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #2472
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
Gena cooked the squid for breakfast. I’ve never been much for it, but it wasn’t bad



Poly & I went snorkeling, & the guys went out after crabs

I found a lot of critters



And the guys got us some crabs for lunch







Sasha

__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #2473
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
Then we headed back, to get to town by dark. It got cloudy, but didn’t rain.



__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:43 AM   #2474
Treadless
used 2 b aventuring
 
Treadless's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Santa Barbara Ca
Oddometer: 5,172
__________________

Treadless is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:54 AM   #2475
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,554
Finally, the boat has arrived, but theres no dock space for it yet. Shit!
So we had a couple more days to kill in Vladi.
We went to visit Lucy, the Patch Queen, as I wanted to get my Road of Bones patch



Of course theres the gold one (for OSR) and the silver (no OSR)

But as Im weird, and did it on a Harley, I had mine custom made, Black & Orange!



We picked it up the next day, & took Lucy out to lunch. She’s a great girl, & a lot of fun. Anyone heading that way should stop in & say hello.




Finally, the boat docked, & we met up with Max to get the bikes.
But, as a foreigner, Im not allowed in the port. WTF? Wasn’t a problem in Magadan.
But Max could, so he went in to deal with the bullshit. Of course it took 4-5 hours to get the papers done, which I cant understand, as they didn’t cross a border, but hey. Its RUSSIA!
We FINALLY got the bikes out, & went to the Tigers clubhouse to wash them (was worried about salt air after being on the deck of the boat) and change the oil in the BMW.

Ben from Tennessee’s bike was there, & they gave it a bath before shipping it.


And the dirtster got a much needed bath





Finally, after almost a week in Vladi, we hit the road heading west……..
__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014