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Viking Ships, Well Preserved People, & Light Rail Vehicles

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  We roll into Norway and right into Oslo.  Meeting up with our riding friend Bjorn, we find thousand year old Viking ships and artifacts, visit with some people preserved in metal and stone, ending up checking out light rail vehicles.

You can ride along with us by CLICKING HERE or cutting and pasting the below link into your web browser:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-11#post-33972528

We hope you come along for the ride!

 


Polish Ducatisti Hospitality, Road Runners, Wooden Menus And Leaving Lithuania

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time we are treated like royalty by Polish Ducatisti, watch hundreds of runners take over the streets, order dinner from wooden menus and feel the fall of the Soviet Union in Lithuania.  If you would like to join us, click HERE or copy and paste the below link into your web browser:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-11#post-33517100

We hope you decide to come along.


We Attend Class At The Historic Le Mans Circuit Lesarth (24 Hours Of Le Mans) And Hang Out With Chickens

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time, we head out to the historic and famous Le Mans Circuit and check out the museum there.  Some amazing history with great exhibits from racing over the years.  If you like racing (and even if you don’t) you won’t want to miss this episode.  To see what we saw, click HERE.

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http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-9#post-32583130

We hope you enjoy!!!


Eastward Through France, We Visit the Mont.

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble takes us further east across France with a visit to the famous Mont Saint Michel.  An amazing Middle Ages Fortress and Monastery, it was attacked many times in history, but never taken.  We walk through and find “interesting” things inside.

If you’d like to visit, click HERE.

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http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-9#post-32569449

We hope you enjoy!

 

 


An Emotional Day In Normandy

The latest entry of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  For us it was an emotional day on the beaches of Normandy, France.  You can read and see what happened by clicking HERE: or cut and paste the below link into your browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-8#post-32523870


Riding to Montreal, Shipping The Bikes and Landing In London

The next segment of our Planet Ramble has just been published.  This time, we ride to Montreal Canada to drop off the bikes for shipment to Europe.  We eventually get there and pick up the bikes.  You can catch up by clicking HERE or by copying and pasting the below link into your browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-8#post-32481168

We hope you enjoy.  There’s much, much to come soon.

 

 

 

 


Ride2ADV Starts Phase 2 Of Our World Ramble

We are ready to start Phase 2 of our Planet Ramble.  We’re off and riding Saturday June 3 for a few months.  This trip will mostly be on pavement, so were doing a bit of an experiment and will be riding two modified Ducati Scramblers.  Kim will be on a Scrambler Icon and Mike will be on a Scrambler Desert Sled.  We’ve had to make some modifications to make the bikes suitable for our intended riding.  The bikes now have aluminum panniers and top boxes.  Kim’s bike has both upper and lower “case guards”, while Mike’s Desert Sled has only uppers.  There is now weather protection for our hands, heated grips, oil cooler protection and some very bright led lighting.  The last significant change is the addition of some larger and more sure footed footpegs.

There are some additional minor changes like a headlight guard on the Desert Sled and oversize sidestand feet.  When we return, we’ll be looking at adding a bash plate (when we can find a quality one), or fabricate one ourselves if need be.  Since this trip is to be mostly on road, this really shouldn’t be an issue.  We are also running on OEM tires and will likely change to Continental TKC-80s for our trip to Morocco next Spring.

So what do they look like now?  Here are a few pics.

If you’d like to see a brief video on the changes made to the Desert Sled, click the below video or on the link below the video.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Adventure Modifications