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Old 10-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by rides2little View Post
J The whole trip is inspiring to say the least. Great way to spend a lazy Sunday morning......into early afternoon!
That's just the way it is ...
Remember when SEX was safe and MOTORCYCLES were dangerous ...
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #182
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This needs a BUMP

What a mint deluxe report!
Well done everyone - very enjoyable read of a thoroughly excellent adventure.
Big thanks.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #183
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What a great trip!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #184
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Great report Joe. Looks like you had another memorable trip.

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:41 AM   #185
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Reading this report had been on my To-do list for a while, but coming across it again in the Sibirsky Extreme thread I decided I would go ahead and read it right now. Great read, and my kind of ride :) Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #186
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Just read this. Great RR, got the link from the Sibersky Extreme thread.
Looks like a blast.. I think the tent is great (even for a minimalist).
Mosquitos and rain.. Just not fun with out the tent.
We used to roll the pigs when caught in the rain. We had a pop-up trailer with the three kids, and took it all over MT, WY, and CO. My older son had a gift for leaning jowlers..

Two other comments about the rants.. I'd think a comfortable 650 would be a good choice. A GS is great, but mud is a killer for it. (In my opinion.)
As far as the price of the bike, and what the folks you meet think, do you think they would even know the cost of a foreign bike? Do you think they would even care.. They seem pretty generous, and just plain nice. Something makes me think the price of the bike wouldn't be held against you.. Once again, just my $.02..

Great RR, thanks for putting the link over in the other thread.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #187
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Great report

VERY INSPIRATIONAL! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #188
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Awesome RR!

Loved the casual laidback approach.
Dig how you adventure by going with the flow.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #189
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A very enjoyable ride report. Great job. I'll be looking into your older ones for sure.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #190
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I travel light to return loaded. (or the home front wouldn't let me back in).
Hence approve your approach, and kudos to both rides and reports (India & Mongolia).

About the rant on the brand and rental office. You were way too knowledgeable about bikes. Its condition was likely due to the previous renter and the one after you will have had a blast, and the one thereafter possibly too, courtesy of you. Here's to you:

See, going to a country, renting a 10 year old bike (and many are even older) that goes up and down the Himalayas several times a year and has been doing this for all of its life does not give you the right to denounce the brand as crap. In your mindset: RTWDoug rode oldtimers around the world and has proven them to be the crappiest most worthless motorcycle brands ever. Huh, that doesn't add up, don't ya?

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Sorry to all. My justice gland is swollen and my heart has a weak spot for the wronged ones.
Now return to your rides. I know the Minsk to be popular in Vietnam and many other places...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:06 PM   #191
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Real Motorcycling

Thanks, dude: You all have shown me the real spirit of adventure in motorcycling. SWEEEEEET.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #192
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epic!!...and you've got some really great like minded riding partners to share that awesome adventure.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #193
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loved it thanks
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #194
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Awesome, can't say enough about it! That single track was beautiful, the bikes, just what you needed.
Oh and I'll have to find my daughters pigs to take on the next group ride.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #195
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Inspirational to say the least

Thanks for your efforts in sharing your experiences with all of us. Fantastic and inspirational ride report in many ways.
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