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Hi to all,
Ian was my guest for past few days in Niksic, Montenegro.
His plan (if I can say plan ) is to go to Skoplje, Macedonia thru Tirana, Albania
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Real legend rider..We can meet him behind every border gate around the world..Sure one of the secrets to keep young and healthy is the love of biking....will be pleasure to host him in our club..
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Hi to all,
Ian was my guest for past few days in Niksic, Montenegro.
His plan (if I can say plan ) is to go to Skoplje, Macedonia thru Tirana, Albania
Exactly, Ian is currently in Skopje, at our Road House he will be here until Sunday, after that he will continue to Prishtina, Vrnjachka Banja, Split.. and then who knows

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Ian coates in serbia

IAN is in Serbia now. Very good man is he. He is with his friend Slobodan and me in city Vrnjačka Banja (old spa from Roman time).
He is ok. His moto bike is also ok.
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Ian plan is Bosnia next and then to north....
He is full of life and storys..
All pictures are from Serbia...
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Ian Coates on his way to Marko and Milos (twins ) Radovanovic farm in Serbia, in the mountains near Studenica.
Ian was on his way to Bosnia.







Ian : " I m very happy I am riding in the mountains".

Ian Coates continued on Friday his journey to Bosnia border and further on to bike meeting in town Trebinje.
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croatia

Ian is in Split,Croatia at the moment and he is staying at BMW club Split Stanica Split: Već 12 godina motociklom putuje svijetom > Dalmacija News
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Slovenija

I saw in a magazine that he was in Slovenia for a few days. Even he came to the city Ljubljana, as he says that he is avoiding cities.
12 years on the road and 68 years old- thumbs up.
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Just wondering if Ian is still out there on the road ? Did a search and didn't find anything newer than this thread.
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The latest I have found is from February 2012;
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truly a legend i met him in montenegro and rode with him, all respect to that old fella
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In work yesterday and one of the girls had "Chat" magazine.

A crappy womens gossip mag..

Inside was a 2 page spread about Ian Coates travelling around the world. Ok, the article was more about him abondoning his wife and about her not minding that has he has been gone 11 years !

What a girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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truly a legend i met him in montenegro and rode with him, all respect to that old fella
I also feel a tremendous respect for his wife (and family...) I'm sure he definitely has to be great when at home! (no offence, please, had to say it!)
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Hello!

Ian is currently in Spain, he's going to head to Barcelona in order to take a ship to Italy, if I'm not wrong. We're gonna meet him when he gets here in Barcelona. Follow him here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=673307062

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Ian Coates

Hola todos,

Ian is near Alicante now, got this from him a month ago ... enjoy reading ....



Hi MIKA THOUGHT THIS MIGHT INTEREST YOU .,


THIS IS A BIT ABOUT MY RIDE ROUND THE WORLD AND STILL RIDING .
I LEFT MY HOME IN HEBDEN BRIDGE YORKSHIER ENGLAND IN 1999 AND FLEW TO JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA TO BE A MECHANIC AND DRIVER OF A LAND ROVER THAT WAS GOING BACK TO ENGLAND, THERE WAS 2 OTHER PEOPLE THAT WAS ORGANISING THE TRIP THE OWNER AND IS FRIEND ON THE LAND ROVER BUT AFTER ABOUT 3 WEEKS THEY LEFT THE LAND ROVER SO I HAD TO BE DRIVER AND THE MECHANIC IT WAS A OLD 101 EX BRITISH ARMY LAND ROVER WITH A TRAILER , THERE WAS ALSO SOME PASSENGERS . WHEN I GOT TO KENYA I COULD NOT GET VISAS FOR ETHIOPIA AND THE SUDAN SO I HAD TURN ROUND AND DRIVE BACK TO JOHANNESBURG . SOUTH AFRICA , THE PASSENGERS HAD TO FLY BACK TO ENGLAND . I PHONED MY WIFE UP AND ASKED HER TO SEND MY HONDA AFRICA TWIN TO ME IN JOHANNESBURG I TOLD HER I WILL RIDE BACK HOME TO HEBDEN BRIDGE ENGLAND WHICH SHE DID. WHEN I GOT MY BIKE IN JOHANNESBURG I ROAD TO THE MOST SUTHERNES POINT IN SOUTH AFRICA THEN ROAD BACK HOME TO HEBDEN BRIDGE YORKSHIRE ENGLAND IT TOOK ME 1 YEAR THESE ARE THE COUNTRIES I ROAD ROUND ON MY WAY BACK HOME
1 SOUTH AFRICA
2 SWAZILAND.
3 MOZAMBIQUE
4 BOTSWANA.
5 NAMIBIA.
6 ZIMBABWE,
7 ZAMBIA.
8 MALAWI,
9 TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR..
10 KENYA.
11 UGANDA.
12 ETHIOPIA.
13 SUDAN .
14 EGYPT.
15 CYPRUS.
16 GREECE .
17 ITALY.
18 FRANCE .,
THEN BACK HOME TO HEBDEN BRIDGE YORKSHIRE ENGLAND .

THAT WAS 1 YEAR,
THEN I SHIPPED MY BIKE TO AUSTRALIA TO MELBOURNE AND THEN I ROAD MY BIKE ROUND THE COAST OF AUSTRALIA, I ROAD DOWN TO ALICE SPRINGS AND ROAD ABOUT 9 WEEKS ROUND THE CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA AND THEN TASMANIA . THAT WAS I YEAR
FROM AUSTRALIA I SHIPPED MY BIKE TO NEW ZEALAND AND ROAD ROUND THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH ISLAND. FROM NEW ZEALAND IN 2003 SHIPPED MY BIKE TO ARGENTINA AND ROAD TO THE MOST SUTHARNEST POINT IN SOUTH AMERICA USHUIA.FROM THERE I ROAD ROUND
1 ARGENTINA.
2 CHILE.
3 URUGUAY.
4 BRAZIL.
5 PARAGUAY.
6 BOLIVIA.
7 PERU.
8 ECUADOR.
9 COLOMBIA.
10 VENEZUELA.
11 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.,
FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO I PUT MY BIKE ON A TALL SAILING SHIP 150 FEET LONG AND 450 TONS, BIG SAILING SHIP, IT WAS ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE FROM GRIMSBY ENGLAND TO NEW ZEALAND AND IT WAS AT ANCHORED AT TRINIDAD WITH NO ENGINEER I SAID I WOULD BE THE ENGINEER FREE IF THEY TAKE ME AND MY BIKE THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL I WOULD LEAVE THE SHIP AT PANAMA CITY. BUT WHEN WE GOT THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL THEY ASKED ME TO STAY ON THE SHIP AS THE ENGINEER TO NEW ZEALAND SO I DID ,VISITING THESE ISLANDS ..
1 DUTCH ANTILLES .
2 GALAPAGOS. ISLANDS .
3 TAHITI.
4 BORA BORA .
5 HIVA HOA .
6 TONGA .
7 MOST OF THE FRENCH POLYNESIA ISLANDS .
8 FIJI.
I CAN NOT REMEMBER THEM ALL .
WHEN WE GOT TO NEW ZEALAND I SHIPPED MY BIKE BACK TO PANAMA WEAR I WAS GOING TO LEAVE THE SHIP WHEN I GOT ON IT IN TRINIDAD .FROM THERE I ROAD ROUND ,
1 PANAMA.
2 COSTA RICA
3 HONDURAS.
4 EL SALVADOR.
5 GUATEMALA.
6 BELIZE.
7 MEXICO.
8 USA.
9 CANADA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND .
10 ALASKA . GOT TO THE NORTH OF ALASKA AT DEAD HORSE AT PRUDO BAY IN 2009 IT HAD TAKEN ME 6 YEARS TO RIDE FROM THE BOTTOM OF SOUTH AMERICA TO THE NORTH OF ALASKA .THEN I SHIPPED MY BIKE TO VLADIVOSTOK RUSSIA ,
11 RUSSIA.
12 UKRAINE.
13 MOLDAVIA .
14 ROMANIA.
15 BULGARIA .
16 TURKEY.
17 GREECE .
18 ALBANIA.
19 MONTENEGRO.
20 MACEDONIA.
21 KOSOVO.
22 SERBIA.
23 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA .
24 CROATIA.
25 HUNGARY.
26 SLOVENIA.
27 SLOVAKIA.
28 CZECH REPUBLIC.
29 AUSTRIA.
30 ITALY (ALSO THE ISLAND OF SICILY)..
31 SPAIN
32 PORTUGAL
THERE IS MORE COUNTRIES BUT I HAVE FORGOTTEN THEM, I NEED A MAP TO REMEMBER ALL OF THEM .I TRAVEL ALONE WITH NO GPS. NEXT YEAR I WILL BE 70 YEARS OLD AND I WOULD LIKE TO RIDE ROUND THE WORLD AGAIN .( THAT IS IF I HAVE GOT BACK HOME BY THEN )
YOURS SINCERELY IAN COATES
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