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Old 07-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #76
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Day 27

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With my friend needing to catch the Calais ferry, he left earlier than I did.


It was odd not having the GS in my mirrors



No prizes for guessing where I stopped on the way :)


After a few more miles I was at the Hook of Holland, so checked in and got onboard the Stenna Brittanica to Harwich.



After seeing so many of these signs on our trip, it was nice to get another hutten in!


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Old 07-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #77
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Day 28

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This sign is 5km from the port... a little too late?


A route through the middle of London



A reminder of where our friends saw us off all those weeks ago


Before the final leg back through the countryside


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Old 07-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #78
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Thank you very much. That was a super job of relating your trip to all of us. Excellent photography and concise descriptions. Don't be sad as there will be other trips for you, even bolder than this one.

Try the States Mate!
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #79
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Great RR.



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Old 07-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #80
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good read, enjoyed your travel and commentaries.

thank you.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #81
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I too have greatly enjoyed reading this RR. Hoping to do a trip to St Petersburg overland and via Norway at some point in the near future (perhaps next summer), so it's been tremendous to read about your exploits :) Looks like you had a great time and as said earlier; don't be sad because there will be more trips to come!
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #82
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Thanks for sharing. Great commentary and photos. The eastern parts of your trip were particularly interesting. Leaves me pining for the fjords.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:58 AM   #83
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awesome ride report, enjoyed while reading.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:16 AM   #84
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Cool report, thanks for taking the time to post. A few questions if I may?


What would you do differently next time?
and
what's next? :)
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #85
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Great RR!!

That's the longest I've ever seen a KTM go without breaking down.

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #86
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Wonderful road report. Love the picture on the old mail road with the rain being illuminated in the KTM's headlight.

In my younger days I would just quit a job and go on tour...I know precisely that feeling you describe about returning home. Things always worked out for me....here's to your future successes!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #87
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Cool report, thanks for taking the time to post. A few questions if I may?


What would you do differently next time?
and
what's next? :)
Thanks :)

If I were to do the same trip again I'd probably have spent a little longer wild camping in Finland. But that's really about it.

Next will probably be Iceland for a holiday, but I've a proper bike expedition planned to somewhere rather remote that I hope to share with you next year.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #88
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Great RR!!

That's the longest I've ever seen a KTM go without breaking down.

JG
This 990 has been on three big trips (London -> Uzbekistan, all of Scotland, London -> Murmansk -> London) plus was a commuter for a while and has yet to let me down. 64000km of troublefree riding!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #89
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This 990 has been on three big trips (London -> Uzbekistan, all of Scotland, London -> Murmansk -> London) plus was a commuter for a while and has yet to let me down. 64000km of troublefree riding!
Looks like you got a good one!!

I had either a Monday morning or Friday afternoon bike...

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:32 PM   #90
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On the back I've a regular backpack with
  • 4x undergarments
  • 4x pairs of riding socks
  • 2x regular socks
  • 3x long-sleeve shirts
  • 2x riding undershirts
  • 1x pair shorts
  • 1x towel
  • 1x pair jeans
  • 1x trainers
  • 1x sunglasses
  • 1x dental stuff
  • 1x laptop and charger
Fine RR, great pix, but: how much of the above clothing did you actually USE?
You lads need to take my "Packing Lite" course the next time I give it at a Horizons Unlimited meet... all my clothes other than trainers in a 15 L compression drybag, and the most important travel item of all -- besides the motorcycle -- a packable clothesline. Since I carry only synthetic gear, it dries overnight, and if i have to wear it wet next day (never have, but i live in a dry climate here in Colorado and the Southwest), it's still warm.

will be riding your route next summer with one of your countrymen, so thanks, and thanks especially for the great little videos.

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