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Hey Chaps,

Just thought i'd let you all know that Dan and Jordan from this forum are starting their adventures tomorrow, to hopefully end up in Australia in 6 months time.

https://www.facebook.com/UK-to-Australia-2018-Motorbike-Trip-192690164706589/?notif_id=1525531002503227&notif_t=page_invite&ref=notif

They've both been finishing up packing tonight ready to set off tomorrow morning. Both are travelling on OE TTR's biggrin

Link to their facebook blog above so we can follow their progress



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Good on the boys! Wishing them luck and will be on standby for back up services ( hope it is not needed)

Need to keep things updated on heresmilesmile



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Thanks Steve! We'll try updating on here as much as possible:)

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Good luck to the lads, if in Adelaide & they need a hand or tools etc. I'm in the North East of the city

Cheers Terry

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Amazing. Aust is in winter now :) freezing in the south. Bring warm clothes.

Edit: just re read , in six months time.... THAT MAKES SENSE NOW!!!!!

 



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Best of luck guys. Sorry, don't facebook - will just await second hand reports!
Ride safe,
Simon.

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They've made it into France today 😁

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We could do with a gps of the progress, like a map of the world and their bikes location winkwink



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We could do with a gps of the progress, like a map of the world and their bikes location winkwink


 If they used a Spot tracker it can be checked online

 

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What a great adventure that will be, sing out if you make it to Tassie - I have to say for riding, its a place you don't want to miss. If you need a place to stay or someone to show you around let me know.

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A route map would be great, how do you overland that whole thing? The getting in and out of India part -- Iran and Pakistan I guess? Then its either across Burma, or up through Assam and down through China?

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I believe they were aiming to go over "the 'stans" (Kazak, Uzbek etc) and into China. Can't remember if India was on the itinerary, but if not, Laos then Thailand is feasible (if they can take their bikes into Thailand - rules have tightened up recently to stop Chinese tourists arriving and causing traffic mayhem - some of the worst drivers I've ever come across!)
Is there a plan on facebook? (I'm not on it)

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Something like... Uk, France, Italy,Slovenia, Croatia,Bosnia,Herzegovina,Serbia,Bulgaria,Turkey,Georgia,Russia,Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan,Tajikistsn,China,Pakistan,India, Nepal, Vietnam,Cambodia,Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Austrailia.

Subject to change 😉

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Sorry guys haven't really posted on here since leaving. Thanks for all the support!

Malcolm nailed the route, ten days in and we are currently at Split, Croatia enjoying the sun. Its such a cool city!

The bikes have been behaving so far, nothing major has pcropped up, i hopefully will be getting a few jets to tweak how its running overthe trip.

We did a cool trails, the first Monaco which went too 1050m above sea level and was a dilapidated ww1 track with bunkers in the mointains
. The second was at 1200m gravel track in slovenia and the latest was a really steep and very very rocky route up the mountains as it had heavily rained and was also muddy the poor bikes struggled with grip but clawed their way up with relative ease. They really arent that nimble with the e07s and luggage haha

We'll see how much cash we've got before commiting to too much in austrailia but it'd be great to meet people/go to Tasmania!

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Malcolm nailed the route, ten days in and we are currently at Split, Croatia enjoying the sun. Its such a cool city!


LOL - we missed each other Daniel! Spent a week in Podstrana just up the road from Split and flew back on Tuesday biggrin

I don't know which way you are travelling but we were very impressed by Pesak - had a fantastic mixed grill there cooked in view whilst overlooking the Adriatic.

Also I had my first ever Chateaubriand in the Restaurant Bastion in Omis - best steak ever - and sensibly priced as is their lovely Croatian wine wink

Thanks for the update and I hope the rest of your trip goes as well smile

Brian

PS We were given a post-dinner honey brandy liqueur at one restaurant. Avoid at all costs unless you like the taste of toilet cleaner! Supposed to be medicinal evileye



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Keep posting, i'm interested in this.
No hassles but any vids aval, prob don't have time. Understand. Would be great to see some footage but.
Living the dream guys.

 



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At some point i'll transfer some of the photos onto here to save Dan the hassle so you guys without facebook can see some of them

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Looks like the guys are getting on ok and the ttrs still going strong 👍

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Awesome.

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Hi guys,

We arrived in Almaty, Kazakhstan yesterday. Its been really fun so far, the bikes have miss behaved but i still think they were right for the trip!

We should be pushing for the Pamir mountains fairly soon which very welcome as Kaza is very flat and very hot!



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Thanks for pics.

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