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Old 02-01-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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To Kazahstan on a Harley chopper

As you probably recognized from the title this is not a a "normal" trip. First I introduce, I'm Roland from Hungary, and ever since I ride motorcycles I like choppers and like long trips so I decided not to make compromise. I own this 1969 Sportster for 10 years and did 100.000 km in 32 countries mostly in Europe and Asia. This Kazah trip was in 2012 and that was the longest so far with 16000 km, but I will start around the world trip next month that will be longer as I count.

Thats me in Chernobil in 2010. I was there wit Doug Wothke some of you probably know him



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First night in Transylvania

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Biker party in Odessa, Ukraine

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More party

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Landscape became pretty flat in Russsia as I get close to Kalmük Republic

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They are buddhists, came from Mongolia to this area many hundred year ago. In elementary school they learn chess lessons pretty serious.

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Oh I stupid, forgotten some more pics from biker party :)

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So back to Kalmük Repuplic:

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I own a Lada, they are very good cars, even they are fireproof, change the wheel and you can go

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Old 02-02-2015, 03:25 AM   #2
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Thanks foe sharing. Any more pics from the biker party?

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Old 02-02-2015, 03:53 AM   #3
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:06 AM   #4
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Arriving to Astakhan in the Kazah-Russian border

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Volga river

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:28 AM   #5
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:13 AM   #6
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In Kazahstan there are 2 things you will see for sure: oil and camels

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:19 AM   #7
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West-Kazah the roads are terrible, especially on a rigid frame. I did 2000 km on dirt road, met some crazy byciclists, and a few really lonesome villages in the middle of nowhere



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Government says we dont need roads, oil tranported on railway, and people don t need to go anywhere

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:28 AM   #8
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Things start to get fall apart

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So I learn the most important word: "Svarka" ...that means welder

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These nice roads means one thing for me: More "Svarka"

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:29 AM   #9
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Laugh Oh, man

...this will be awesome!

Bring it on :)
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:33 AM   #10
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Bike was needed to wash after a week in the dirt...I was needed too but the only hotel in Aralsk cost billion kazah Tenge

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One time it was Lake Aral... water is almost 100 km from here

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Camping on the roadside is very dangerous here...I dont want to shot me down and nail me on the wall of a pub

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:43 AM   #11
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After Aralsk I reached Baikonur space center. I wanted to go in to the space station but it was forbidden. It belongs to Russia anyway. So the borderguards call a young guy to translate me, but it wasn't necessary I could understand some russian. But Ivan, had a "B" plan. We took my bike in a garage outside Baikonur, and then jumped across the fence of the top secret space center. There was only 1 place where we could jumped, and there were some guard towers with kalasnyikov. After that we spend 2 days in Baikonur among huge rockets. If police catch me, they tie me to a rocket and shot me to the space i'm sure.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:47 AM   #12
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Entrance of Baikonur

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Our company in Baikonur

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:52 AM   #13
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We met in Zakopane, Poland when you were going home from your trip!


Your bike looks fantastic!
A year after that I went to central Asia too, I loved it!


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Old 02-02-2015, 11:53 AM   #14
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Next day we went to the holiday place of Roskozmos which is the russian Nasa. Its a little lake and some wooden houses

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Antique painting from the 18.th century

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This is kitchen building. If rocket fall back to Earth, the recycling as a building

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and paint nice flowers on it

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