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Old 11 Jun 2011
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Anybody know

Anybody know this guy and know what he is carrying around on his amazing worldtrip. I saw this bike at a petrolstation near the Spanish / French border. I have looked around but couldn't find the driver, sadly.

Look and shiver.

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Now, THOSE are a pair of hard-panniers I can endorse without hesitation... I've been using the same for the past 25 years.
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I read an article about that guy a while ago when he was in Germany. If I remember correctly he's Russian and travelling the world on a budget. Whenever he can he tries to earn some money to continue travelling.

I keep looking for the article in the archives but can't find it

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Found a different article about him: http://www.motorradonline.de/de/reis...ltreise/288051
For those who don't speak German: his name is Vladimir Yarets, he's 60 something, deaf-mute and started his trip on a Jawa in 2000. Had a horrible accident in Illinois in 2003, broke 28 bones in his body and continued his trip after seven months of rehab. He was given a BMW F650GS by a Chicago business man whom he met during rehab and who was very impressed by his story.
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most appreciated..certainly has interesting adventure stories..I wish he doesn't keep in silence and we can read them somewhere soon...a real myth in the adventure world...
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I wish I could understand German, looks like a great story!
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to think we were debating hard or soft panniers .this guy has started a whole new trend
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For now I want to thank for this really amazing story. It only makes me feel even more sorry that I didn't meet the MAN himself.
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Yarets Vladimir Alekseevich – Round The World Trip
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Yarets!!!!!!

I met him in Dublin last year!!!! He stopped in the city centre by the Spire and there was a deaf-mute guy with him that could write in English, so I was able to "talk" to him for a few minutes using short sentences on my mobile's display Only a few minutes, because I was on my way to work... I eventually ran late :P.
And I wish I had taken my camera with me on that day :/

Yarets is an unbelievably optimistic person, full of energy and so positive about life and adventures! I would like to meet him once again during my own journey this year.


Ronvk62, don't worry, it is always possible you come accross him once again. His journey doesn't seem to be coming to an end! I hope I will meet him this year during my journey.

And there is a way to find him. Just follow posts in this group
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Holey crap... That is amazing !!

I can only guess that he has the suspension off a Sherman tank !

What a guy... I love his "don't give a crap" approach.
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That looks really dangerous
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I met him in California in 2005. He certainly gets around.
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I read an article about that guy a while ago when he was in Germany. If I remember correctly he's Russian and travelling the world on a budget. Whenever he can he tries to earn some money to continue travelling.

I keep looking for the article in the archives but can't find it

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Found a different article about him: Szene: Ein taubstummer Russe auf Weltreise - Motorradreisen: Nachrichten - MOTORRAD online
For those who don't speak German: his name is Vladimir Yarets, he's 60 something, deaf-mute and started his trip on a Jawa in 2000. Had a horrible accident in Illinois in 2003, broke 28 bones in his body and continued his trip after seven months of rehab. He was given a BMW F650GS by a Chicago business man whom he met during rehab and who was very impressed by his story.
Mate not sure if your being funny or what? the give away is in the photos says Started 2000 Belarus Russia & on his tank bag Russia.

I think it is an advocate for hard panniers, if you think about it because the panniers have wheels on if he gets stuck or falls over they act like staberlisers well if I ever meet him I will buy him a good luck on him
It says he had a 70th on may 2011
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Just remarkabale. I hope he comes to Pakistan one day and have a cup to tea with the PBC.
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