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Old 13 Apr 2010
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Ian is a heroo...!
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Update on Ian Coates' Travels Around the World.......

Hello Everyone...... For all of you who have been keeping up with Ian Coates' travels around the world, I just received an email from him and he would like me to post this for him.

From Ian Coates - Wednesday, April 28, 2010:

DEE, CAN YOU PUT THIS IN FOR ME PLEASE .
I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY MOTOR BIKE TO GET TO VLADIVOSTOK BY SEA FROM SEATTLE, USA. I GOT HEAR ON THE 16-4-2010, MY BIKE SHOULD HAVE GOT HERE THE SAME DAY BUT THE SHIPPERS SAID IT NOW WOULD GET HERE ON THE 21-4-2010. ON THE 21-4-2010 THEY SAID IT WILL NOW GET HERE ON THE 27-4-2010. ON THE 27-4-2010 THEY SAID IT WOULD GET HERE ON THE 30-4-2010. I DO NOT THINK THEY KNOW WHERE THE SHIP IS AND WHEN IT WILL GET HERE, IT IS A RUSSIAN SHIP . IT WILL GET HERE WHEN IT GETS HERE. I HAVE BEEN ON THE RUSSIAN TV HERE ON MONDAY AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY AND BEEN INVITED TO A BIG BIKE RALLY HERE ON SUNDAY, ITS A 2 DAY RALLY . I AM STILL SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR OF THE IRON TIGERS MOTOR BIKE CLUB AND GARAGE, THEY CALL IT THE BOX. IT IS A LOT BETTER THAN MY TENT AND IT IS DRY . THEY ARE LOOKING AFTER ME VERY WELL AND I AM MEETING LOTS OF BIKERS. ITS BEEN VERY COLD HERE AND SNOWED LAST WEEK. NOW COLD AND WET BUT THATS OK I AM IN THE BOX .
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Good to know news from Ian...
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We have been hanging out with Ian all week while my bike has been fixed at the Iron Tigers headquarters. Great guy!
Spoke to him today at the Open Day bike rally. He is having major problems getting his bike into Russia. It has arrived, but Vlad customs will not release any of his gear. They are happy for him to have his bike, but everything else in his crate, including his helmet, tent and front wheel (as this was not actually attached to his bike) has been labelled "contraband" and they are saying it must be confiscated. He's going back on Tuesday to negotiate with them, but is having to think about shipping his bike to Korea or somewhere else, and then bringing it in again. I'm sure he would appreciate any advice people are able to give him.
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japan?

has he thought about shipping into Japan and then once in there leaving from Fushiki to Vladivostock by ferry?
its not necessary to have a carnet when entering Japan - they definitely prefer it - but it is poss without.

we found entering japan no hasstle and leaving via the ferry extremely easy. all details of the ferry GPS co-ords for the offices etc...can be found on our website here: 2ridetheworld.com : diary

hope this provides some ideas......
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Ian's farm stay

Ian came back to our farm in east-central Alberta after he had shipped his bike to Russia but was still waiting for his Russian visa. He was up bright and early in the morning and out to welcome the newborn calves. The rest of the day Ian could be found working in the shop helping to get the machinery ready for the planting season. He no sooner had made the statement that he had not had a cold for many many years and I noticed his voice disappearing. Well did he ever have a bad one and thank goodness he was here and was able to nurse himself back to health. Heres hoping for another 30 years of immunity Ian.
I have just returned from a month of motorcycling around India on Royal Enfields. You can all imagine the stories each evening around the dinner table with Ian's experiences. Now he reckons why not China and India. Actually plans are in the works to join him in China.

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hi,

me and my motorbikefriend Martin have seen Ian Coates at the Bike-Festival in Kemerovo/Russia (18.06.2010-20.06.2010)
Now he should be in Omsk to get his Visa for Kasachstan.
Actually he is on the Way to visit the "stan" countrys.
He thought, he would be in Germany in September this year; later than back at home

greetings
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PS: later I will post a photo from this Meeting with Ian
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Now that is what I call adventure riding. At sixty years of age I have been debating the wisdom of an extended trip. Ian certainly is an inspiration.
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Ian wrote me an Email few days ago.
May be (and i hope so) he would be in Germany at the end of Octobre.

If anybody see him, then pick him up and drive with him to the meeting in Germany this Autumn.
This would be great.

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hi volker

hi volker,

thank you for posting this here, I expected Ian to stay in Ukraine until next year ... but the summer is over now and maybe he wants to be next to his own heater for the winter, or he joins us on the boat to Brazil in the end of November.

this means also that I could meet him in the UK in October or November, good news ...

greetings from a wet campsite in Berlin

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Very good Mika!
Will you come to Brazil?
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Odessa

I just receive one message from NightWolves Russia about Ian. He is in Odessa region. I send him email and Text message in the mobile we are looking for him here in Romania. Our Romanian Motorcyclists Association will be honor to host him in Bucharest.
I personally met Ian In Sevastopol Bike Fest in my expedition to Magadan. Ian told me few tricks about riding in Siberia.
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Hey Dan:

I guess you have missed him. He showed up today near Burgas, Bulgaria.
He is having some small problem with the bike, but nothing critical.

He will be heading to Turkey after he fix his bike. But from what I am reading about him it might be some time before he leaves ;-)
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cool, what a chap! I'll stop moaning about getting old now
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Smile Ian Coates update

i became friends with Ian when I wrote a front page story about the amazing gent last January, he is a sweetie and keeps me updated so I don't worry...here is his latest update!

Dear Lora . Happy New Year . Thought Your Readers Might Like This Email. Can You Let Me Know If You Print It Please ..this Is A Email I Sent To Triumph In New Zealand .
. Happy New Year . I Am Now 80 Miles South Of Athens Greece And Still On My Way Home To England . I Am Now Organising My Next Trip In 2013 ( Thats If I Am Back Home By Then ) I Am Going To Ride From England To Vladivostok Then Japan Then Canada Alaska Then To Argentina . I Would Like To Do It On The New Triumph 800 Cc ( Because I Am British ) And Would Visit Triumph Garages On My Way Also I Would Be On The Tv In The Newspapers And In Magazines In All The Counters I Ride Through On My Ride Round The World. If You Google . Ian Coates Hebden Bridge , . Google Ian Coates Honda , And Google Ian Coates Voice Of Russia . You Will Find Out More About Me . I Got To Vladivostok Russia Far East In April 2010 And Road All Round Russia Far East Lake Baikal And Huzu Island On Lake Baikal Then Siberia Then The You're Mountain,s Then All Round Ukraine And The Crimean Mountains Round Moldavia Romania Bulgaria Turkey And Now 80 Miles South Of Athens Greece . From The Crimea ( Ukraine) It As Been Raining Snowing Freezing High Winds Freezing Fog And Rain I Did Not Mind That Slid Off My Bike And Got Knocked Of It By A Wagon On The Black Ice Roads. Did Not Mined That . But I Was Very Pissed Off When My Bike Broke Down Some Wear Next To The Black See In Bulgaria On My Way To Turkey No Spark At The Plugs. It Had Given Frost And Snow There That Week End And My Bike Was In The Yard Of A Ship Yard Good Lads But Out Side . My 1991 Honda Africa Twin As Now Dun About This Trip 167 000 Miles Sins 1999 Yes Nearly 12 Years Riding Round The World Sold Lots Of Honda Bikes For Honda And Got No Help From Honda, Been On The Tv All Round The World Newspapers And Magazines On The Tv 17 Times In Russia I Am A Hero There And 6 Times In The Ukraine But Hell I Do Need Honda To Help Me Now I Need To Finish My Ride Round The World On My Honda It Would Be Good For Honda . My Wife As Been Very Hill But Doing Ok At The Moment So Now I Am Trying To Get Home As Soon As I Can The Wether Duse Not Bother Me I Ride In Eny Wether . I Have Now Been Riding Round The World For Nearly 12 Years I Have Not Got A Once Of Fat On Me I Am Like A Gray Hound And As Fit As A Butchers Dog I Am 67 But Feel 27 .
If Eny Whonts To Get Fit And Younger They Should Come Out Hear To Me And Ride Back To England I Guarantee By The Time They Get Back To England They Would Be 10 Years Younger I Mean That. But Still Enjoying Every Minuet Ot My Trip. If You Whont Some Photos Let Me No And I Will Send You Some . .( Got No Help From Honda) . All The Best Ian Coates
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