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Offline croatia

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Once upon a time in America...
« on: January 12, 2011, 09:37:01 pm »
Ok. Mostly photos this time...


Little bit of everything for the start...




 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 











Lets go from the begining...San Francisco...a day before geting the bikes...























































This thing is not for me...





 







More from SF...





























































 



 



 







NEXT...Lake Tahoe, Yosemite...



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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 10:56:15 pm »
Wow, some pretty (very!) nice photographs! Waiting for the rest of the story...  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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I do not think that dying is a good idea.
Living doing something that you love is a good idea.
Living until you die is a good idea. If living happens to kill you it means you made a mistake, but we are human, and humans make mistakes, so go for it, enjoy it, live until you die, rather than not living for your whole life.
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 05:11:15 pm »
Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and few things more...




First day on the bikes. On the way to Lake Tahoe... 



 

















 

Brad, our friend, live near the lake...Enduro is his way of life too...











His orange paradise...























 







We stay that night at his place...He was on the way for holiday but when we call him, he turn his trailer and come back home. Thanks Brad and Mo!



 





 









 

 

On the way to Yosemite...our first off road, just to fell the bikes...















Snow and sand...










 









Nice roads, very nice roads...













Mexican food for lunch...





We need some fuel sometimes...







More off road...





















 

Beautiful roads...







 



Yosemite, the land of bears...





 



 



 



 

 

It is cold up there, really cold...



 

 

In the morning we just hit the road...to find beautiful place to relax...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 

Somewhere near Mono Lake...



 



  



 



On the way to Death Valley...

 









 

Nevada...





 

 

Lunch time...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 







 

 

Again in California...









NEXT...Death Valley & Las Vegas...


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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 06:08:51 pm »
great photos!

but those bikes are far too clean :)
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 07:56:27 pm »
thanks for sharing those pics  :thumleft:, now get some knobbies on that bike and come and ride here in SA.......
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 08:12:50 pm »
great photos!

but those bikes are far too clean :)

...will be dirtier later... ;)

thanks for sharing those pics  :thumleft:, now get some knobbies on that bike and come and ride here in SA.......

These are our bikes... ;)
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=46352.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=38378.0


...and this is something from SA... ;)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419391


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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 08:19:34 pm »
Great pics. Thanks.
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 10:02:47 pm »
Great pics, croatia you sure know how to make us envious.

Thanks also for posting the link to your RSA trip.
That was a great 4k you guys did.

always great hearing the insight of tourists to our country

Boys will be Boys.
And girls are darn thankful for that
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 07:03:02 pm »
Thanks everyone!  :)

Death Valley & Las Vegas...





On the way to Valley...



 











 



 

 

In the morning...













 



Death Valley



 

 



















 

 

In the Valley and arround we take some prohibited tracks to ride...































































 

 

 

Very nice...



























































 





Nice place...































 

Lost in the valley...





















 

 

Beautiful place...



































 

Lets find the road again...



















Las Vegas...

 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

















 



 



 



 



 



 



NEXT...Grand Canyon, Route 66...

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 07:46:05 pm »
that desert does not look like a good spot to be lost LOL
Boys will be Boys.
And girls are darn thankful for that
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 02:37:29 am »
Grand Canyon & Route 66





On the way from LV to Grand Canyon. Hoover Dam.



 



 



 

 




Somewhere in Arizona...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 

 

Nice peace of dirt...





 





 

Route 66... 









 





















 

Night in small town on the route 66... 

 







 



Somewhere in the national park...





 



And...

 







 

 

Amazing...

 



 























































 





 

 

























 

 

 

 

Lunch time...





























 



 



Arround canyon...

 



















  

 

On route 66 again...















 

 

Oatman...

























 















 

 































 

 

 Arizona stickers...













 

 

 

More from Oatman...













 

 













 

 

Beautiful road...













 



Some off road parts...

 















 





Good night... 





 

NEXT...Arizona, off road paradise...

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 06:11:19 pm »
Arizona, off road paradise...



Good morning Arizona...



 



Beautiful off road parts...































 



Strange...they had acident here in the midlle of nowhere. But what they do there...not something legal for shore... 



















We ask do they need some help. "No thanks, we are find" Ok.





 

 

Lets go forward...or not...











 







What a nice places for riding all over...













www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik-1gCVlUEk




Deep sand...not for this bikes...





















California, here we come again...





We spend night in Palm Desert...











New boots...















 

Chaparral - they said we are the bigest in the world....







































 

















 


After Chaparral,  Malcolm Smith looks like a small shop...



































 

NEXT...Pacific Highway 1, more than just a road...


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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 08:28:09 pm »
Wow! Amazing pics! Thanks for posting  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 09:34:58 pm »
Awesome , i came up with the idea of "doing"the states after my next boat tour (work) in the caribbean a wek or so ago  , thanks for cementing that thought :thumleft:
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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 10:21:05 pm »

Pacific Highway 1, more than just a road...




Good morning...




 



 

 



Nice shop in San Pedro...




 



 



 



 



 



 

 





It is nice to speak some Croatian again...




 



 

 





On the road again... 




 

  





Venice Beach...





 



 





 

We make small problems to the crew of some tv show...CUT!...I think it is some remake of Beverly Hills or something like that...





 



 



 



 



 



 





 

 



Santa Barbara...







 

 




Beautiful cost, beautiful road...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 





 

Pismo Beach...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 





Carmel...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 





Carmel by the sea...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 





Monterey...





 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 





On the road...





 



 



 



 



 



 

 





Santa Cruz...





 



 

  





 

San Francisco, good bye America...










 



Amazing country, beautiful nature, very friendly people...

 





Till next time,



Cheers!

 



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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2011, 09:04:48 am »
MDB raved ;) about your RR last nite, so I had to have a look for myself, and I must say he was right – WOW! Looks like another awesome country to ride in!

Great pics – they really captured the vastness of the country with a little humanitarian side to some  :thumleft:
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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2011, 10:52:50 am »
Well done Knes, we gotta come ride there
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2011, 11:53:15 am »
Great thanks for sharing, I am feeling green :thumleft:
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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2011, 10:18:21 am »
Just took another look at this report - you have a good eye for taking the best and unusual pics there
Really awesome - the States has so much to ride
Also want to go ride Croatia as well

Did you take your own bikes to the States or did you hire/borrow/buy them there??
 

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Re: Once upon a time in America...
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2011, 10:21:57 am »
and how long did this trip take?
looks like you guys didn't have any problems with the bikes not even a puncture!