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Old 09-12-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting, this is my contribution, a few interesting photos of a bygone era, bloody hell that makes me sound old!
Here is my G/S on a four year RTW trip with its original owner 1984-1988, no minimalism involved in this trip.





Here is Al Jesse with his R80ST who I met in a campsite in Austria when he was en-route to North Africa in 1985. Apart from the Acerbis tank he had designed his own piggy back twin shock set up which was fitted to it. James who was the original owner of my G/S met him on the road in Arizona and Al sold him the same set up which I still have. Does anyone know if Al stiff owns this bike? He bought it in the UK hence the number plate, the one under it was from an older airhead he had owned in the US.



Here is my G/S nearing the end of its second trans-Africa trip in 2007 fitted with the Heinrich tank James sold me with the bike which is still going strong.

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Old 09-13-2014, 06:07 AM   #3
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Jenna - thanks for the link.

Mark - thanks for sharing those great photos! When the desert swallows the road, you might be on an adventure! Fook yah!
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:12 AM   #4
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Great stuff all 'round. Thanks a bunch!
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
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Love it

Part of what I love and hate about helge pedersens book is the snapshot in time that is no more.

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Old 09-13-2014, 02:11 PM   #6
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #7
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I have a bunch to add; just have to pull 'em off the ancient Kodak digital CD; software is retired, but there are a few ways to pull off the old shots...
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:22 PM   #8
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I feel like I'm riding in the 80's whenever I ride my R80 G/S, how cool would it have been to have the old girl in High School.....I was an out cast with my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 (Bugeye) an old ugly BMW would realy be off in left feild and maybe even under it....
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:10 AM   #9
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #10
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And another one

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Old 09-14-2014, 07:46 PM   #11
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Wow that was cool. Thanks for posting that link, Jenna.
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:47 AM   #12
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Very Cool!

A lot has changed - but some things never do!

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Old 09-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #13
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Wow. Thanks for that Jenna! Too cool!

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