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 08-31-2013, 08:06 AM   #1981
live2ridetahoe
RN
 
live2ridetahoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Concord, CA
Oddometer: 1,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisWayHome View Post
Keep your spirits up with the rain. I'm suffering thousands of miles away in Iceland with strong winds and non-stop rain. The only saving grace are breathtaking views of this volcanic island and hot springs to bring a dead-cold body back to life.
That is where I want to ride someday. Thanks for painting such a beautiful pictue of the place :) I'll be sure to bring good gear.

Cheers,

JG
live2ridetahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:09 AM   #1982
Lutz
Killer Rabbit
 
Lutz's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: North Shore of Lake Superior
Oddometer: 1,208
I love this story! It's got everything.
Incredible backdrops of scenery, people, and places.
Romance... If it's meant to be, then set it free. Of course the photos are proving that there are more fish in the sea.
Mechanical issues... Adapt, improvise, and overcome.
Opportunities lost for other opportunities taken. Sweet memories of what did happen mixed with the what ifs that never will.
Riding achievements and failures, highs and lows.

What I really want to know is...are those old sidecar bodies really just sitting everywhere? Jeeze.
Lutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:19 AM   #1983
live2ridetahoe
RN
 
live2ridetahoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Concord, CA
Oddometer: 1,244
Amazing scenery and riding Noah!! Thanks for taking us with you.

Jeff G.
live2ridetahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 01:43 PM   #1984
Honkey Cat
Tailights Fade!
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: SW Florida
Oddometer: 1,062
Noah, great pics. That minow looked delicious. HaHA
__________________
My favorite philosopher is Cha Ching !
Honkey Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 07:45 PM   #1985
E-Bum
Studly Adventurer
 
E-Bum's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 640
I am devastated to hear about your beard.


As always, keep on going dude.


P.S. I'm not sure if you're keeping a running budget, but have you any idea what your total cost is up to this point? This would be including all the time you've sepnt not traveling as well (your several month-long stay in Georgia included for example).

And another question... Ever miss engineering, or are you content with the mental stimulation you encounter on the trip itself?
E-Bum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:13 PM   #1986
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 565
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Bum View Post
And another question... Ever miss engineering, or are you content with the mental stimulation you encounter on the trip itself?
Not to pick on Noah or any long-term adventurer, but this would be interesting to note.

There is another thread going on where the adventurers have parked their bikes, and flown home for a vacation of sorts. Seems like structure, schedule, and routine can be missed on these long adventures.
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 | 2008 Z1000 | 1999 WR-400F
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 11:59 PM   #1987
RoninMoto OP
Wanderer
 
RoninMoto's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 1,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lutz View Post
I love this story! It's got everything.
Incredible backdrops of scenery, people, and places.
Romance... If it's meant to be, then set it free. Of course the photos are proving that there are more fish in the sea.
Mechanical issues... Adapt, improvise, and overcome.
Opportunities lost for other opportunities taken. Sweet memories of what did happen mixed with the what ifs that never will.
Riding achievements and failures, highs and lows.

What I really want to know is...are those old sidecar bodies really just sitting everywhere? Jeeze.
Thanks dude.
Seems like they are laying everywhere.

Quote:
Originally Posted by motocopter View Post
Not to pick on Noah or any long-term adventurer, but this would be interesting to note.

There is another thread going on where the adventurers have parked their bikes, and flown home for a vacation of sorts. Seems like structure, schedule, and routine can be missed on these long adventures.
I'm always thinking of ways to improve the bike. Or make the next one better. I'm always looking at the power lines, substations, trains, bridges, buildings and fixing them in my head. I might do some contract work if I feel I need to. but of the things I miss about the structured life... working an engineering job isn't really one of them. (maybe a little). I miss winters in Bozeman. I miss projects in the garage. I don't miss "American" food, TV or attitude.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirty_sanchez View Post
Once again I say you have balls that CLANK, Noah!

Thanks for the update!

Dirty
I usually just tell the girls "I ride KTM" not "I have balls that clank".
__________________
Noah 08 KTM 690 ADV. 111,000 km. 42 countries. 5 continents and counting.
RTW Ride Report --> http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893
Blog ------------------> http://rtwwithnoah.blogspot.com/
Facebook------------> https://www.facebook.com/RtwWithNoah
RoninMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #1988
RoninMoto OP
Wanderer
 
RoninMoto's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 1,561
Quick Mongolia Video

Here is a quick video about Mongolia. Enjoy.
__________________
Noah 08 KTM 690 ADV. 111,000 km. 42 countries. 5 continents and counting.
RTW Ride Report --> http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893
Blog ------------------> http://rtwwithnoah.blogspot.com/
Facebook------------> https://www.facebook.com/RtwWithNoah
RoninMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #1989
Long Trail
adv dreamer
 
Long Trail's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: North East US 802
Oddometer: 51
Thank you for the vid Noah

I can't say how much I enjoy reading about your adventure, as well as seeing the pictures. What an amazing ride.

I am just an average guy working to support his young family. I will probably never even come close to experiencing the things you are doing. However I will gladly follow your story.

Thank you again and keep living it man!!
Long Trail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #1990
gunnerbuck
Island Hopper
 
gunnerbuck's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: N.V.I, B.C.
Oddometer: 3,779
great video...

You mention all the rain in Eastern Russia, it's kinda ironic, because we have had the nicest, warmest, driest, most wind free summer on the N.W. Coast of North America than we've had in a long time.... I suppose the rain has to fall somewhere...

Sometimes in life when you reach a crossroads, flipping a coin to decide which path may not be a bad idea, if you don't agree with what the coin says, just keep flipping it till you do...

Ride safe Noah...
gunnerbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #1991
TOTim
Gnarly Adventurer
 
TOTim's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto On
Oddometer: 178
You need more videos. That was great.
TOTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #1992
Scott_PDX
Leisure Engineer
 
Scott_PDX's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Portland...the newer one on the left side.
Oddometer: 2,662
Love the Video Noah. Glad you are back on the grid to get us up to speed. The KTM sounds great!
__________________
2011 WR250R, 2009 KLR650, 2004 KTM 450 EXC, 2000 R1150GS

My MotovLog (Youtube Videos): http://www.youtube.com/user/scottb572/videos

Where Am I via SPOT (Code SCT): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719703
Scott_PDX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #1993
WeazyBuddha
Carbon-Based Humanoid
 
WeazyBuddha's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: RGV Texas
Oddometer: 4,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by TOTim View Post
You need more videos. That was great.


You seem to have the right personality for interacting with people you meet along the way.

Some of us have the personality of grumpy cat.

__________________
A drunk driver killed someone I love
WeazyBuddha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #1994
squawk77
Dreamer
 
squawk77's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Deutschland
Oddometer: 493
Great vid Noah Mongolia and their history is always so captivating to me.

Soak it all in over there while you can!
__________________
ADVriders on Kiva | Balkans | Morocco | Alps | Corsica
squawk77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #1995
levain
STILL Jim Williams
 
levain's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Providence, RI
Oddometer: 6,939
Noah, if you're into podcasts, check out Dan Carlin's series Wrath of the Khans. Seems fitting as you ride through Mongolia.
__________________
Click Here!
2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
2008 Yamaha WR250R
1971 Lambretta DL
levain is offline   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 05:55 PM.


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