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Old 20 May 2011
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hi Jamie.
I am new to this malarkey and have just read your post.
I was planning a jolly out to turkey and neighboring countries, around the end of June. I was going to go down Italy way but all my itinerary involves is sampling local ales and food!!
I was going by myself, then a friend recommended that i come on this site. I noticed your going that way.
Do you have a specific leaving date yet?

I also am a very laid back sort of guy.. so everyone tells me.....39 years old and just being made redundant ( no time restraints).. I like an ale or too and no mental tendencies.

I have been to Greece before via Montenegro way a couple of years ago. and done 25000 miles in the last 2 years. Not a seasoned pro but done enough.
Anyway let me know and i can drop by or meet up on route.

Cheers Pete
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Howya Pete,

Good to see you're liking the look of a trip out to the crazy Caucusus.

I am looking at being able to leave Ireland on or around the 10th July and have to be back here before the 18th September. However, I still have 1 or 2 things that need to be sorted out workwise before I can commit. But I hope to be sure by next week.

The other fella who posted above, Xander2 (Hey!), seems pretty keen on the trip too.

Your plan of sampling the fine ales and fodder along the way does sound very appealing.

I'll keep you posted. You can drop me a line @ jamiesheridan1@gmail.com

Cheers
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Hello James,

Very interesting trip you have proposed. I have never heard of anyone heading to Georgia from the British Isles. I'm sure the trip will prove worthwhile and interesting though. I'm also interested in the bike you are doing the trip on - Kwaka W650. I have heard good things about this bike on various forums and mags. Apparently the W650 is a better bike than Triumph's own version of the Meridan made Bonneville, the T100? I read recently that Kawasaki are bringing out an updated version of the old W650 in 800cc flavour?

I'm planning a similar trip on my XT600E to the Ukraine. I'm interested in touring the Crimean War battlefields around Balaclava (Charge of the Light Brigade). My GG Grandfather was in the charge and survived. I have his medals. I wanted to pay my respects to the dead (from both sides).

Your twin is likely to do a better job on high speed tarmac than my Jap thumper. I may ride offroad trails when I get there...

I will keep an eye on this thread for updates.

I do hope you enjoy your trip. Ride safely and above all - STAY SAFE!

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Howya Pete,

Good to see you're liking the look of a trip out to the crazy Caucusus.

I am looking at being able to leave Ireland on or around the 10th July and have to be back here before the 18th September. However, I still have 1 or 2 things that need to be sorted out workwise before I can commit. But I hope to be sure by next week.

The other fella who posted above, Xander2 (Hey!), seems pretty keen on the trip too.

Your plan of sampling the fine ales and fodder along the way does sound very appealing.


I'll keep you posted. You can drop me a line @ jamiesheridan1@gmail.com

Cheers


Hi Jamie & Pete...

I'm indeed very keen on doing this trip. Around 10th of july is great for me. I have to be back at work around half of August.

Should be fun to gang up and check out the local beverages and dishes...and do some riding in between...

@Pete: Jamie's got my e-mailadress.


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hi all...
I'm still going that way. but i will be going a week earlier. About the27th June
I am in no rush about things., and will be more than happy when you catch me up.
It will also mean i can wind myself into it a bit slower.And sample a few more ales.
I will post my number at a later date....
My planned route which is very vague, Belgium, Germany Czech,Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, then its a open book....but i do want to get to warmer climates later.
I am still unsure if i will need any special paperwork, but i am sure that i can pay as i go even if it is a little more expensive, but hey ho.
Any advice welcome

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Hi All

Just stumbled across your thread. I'm riding to Crete leaving on around 22 July, plan to go through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Bosnia, then either Albania or through Montenegro.

I aim to get to Greece in about a week, but would be great to try and meet up if we could. Am on XT660 tenere and travelling solo.

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