November 7th 2010 USA, CA, 16 700 km

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Yes, my dear friends! I did it – I came to the Northern America. Somebody made a comment – less words, more photographs. And I will do so. Here will be pictures and the thoughts will be put on the paper in my book. BTW, a “Bike” magazine weekly publishes my column about the tour. As for now, I’ll tell you one thing – the life is beautiful and ready to give us the pleasure and so on. One should only wish it! So, let’s go! Now I am in Oregon riding to California to meet governor Schwarzenegger. Next, through the Death Valley and Grand Canyon to Ohio to American motorcyclist association (AMA) to bring some present from Federation motorcycling of Ukraine. I hope there will be no snow there. After that my way lies to Mexico through Miami, Florida.

The adventure are on the start!

America!

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Goodbye, China. Though I actually have not seen you. Only three hours sitting at the airport.

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Somewhere at the dateline 37 800 feet over Alaska. On the left if’s morning. On the right it’s still night

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There is morning already.

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TV in chairs.

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Day-night

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Clouds are just like people – so different

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Hello America! Seattle meets me with rain. It’s a god sign!!

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At the airport

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Here she comes – my Africa! She has flown from Seoul!

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Thanks to the company that boxed up my cycle! They did it with knowledge and carefully. Khamza Mida!!!(Thanks in Korea)

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I asked for my bike to be moved out where I assembled it.RG032364 thumb November 7th 2010 USA, CA, 16 700 km

Now we are ready!!!

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Many thanks to Andrey who has met me and helped to handle customs issues. Especial thanks – for your internet phone!!!

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At the Needle Space – a token of Seattle

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Olimpia city

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First night at the tent.

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This place is a camping that is being closed for visiting for autumn and winter time. But there is a restroom with an air vent, paper, and hot water! It’s hard to believe it’s true! But it is regular here.

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Fog and drizzling rain. The weather changes very fast at the cost.

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Here is sun.

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I saw id riding by. And did not regret!

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A museum in Tillamook. See Google if you wonder.

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What do you think it to be? I thought it were gallows… Moreover there is sheriff’s office nearby.RG052455 thumb November 7th 2010 USA, CA, 16 700 km

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A shop assistant at the store was very surprised to know where am I from and what am I doing there. Her son is also fond of motorcycling and travelling. I gave them my sticker

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America is a traveling nation

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However Africa Twin is pretty rare bird. It was not supplied to US. But almost every tourist has BMW instead.

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Next day I met Richard. He is from California and he rides all over America in spite of his sixty. He rode from Florida when hr met me in Oregon. He rides home now, so for a while we will ride together.

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And this is California. It’s very humid there but it doesn’t bother to feel the forest air, look at the beauty of the nature and breath in it’s dense fog.

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Eyelashes

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Trees are like a characters of fairytales. I’d never take a risk to ride there at night. Even in spite of spending nights at such wild places that reminding it when sitting at home and writing stories of my journeys I sometimes think “O shi..!!! How did I stay there?!”

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The trees know it all. For the first time I felt the mighty strength of trees!

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Ok, guys its time for the next quiz!

An answer for C mark – what was that?

An answer for B mark – what are color and year of production?

An A mark answer – how much cc in engine?

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It was so nice to ride that track

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And then the road ran through a tree. Yes – right through!

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A happy traveler who stands under a tree. He has his live, parents and a sister with hwe husband waiting him in Ukraine!

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As this family knew that I am executing my dream, they blessed my journey… and felt much happier when I gave them my sticker. So nice to meet so nice people

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It reminded me a story of my primary school – at the admittance committee a teacher has asked me: – Valera, where the squirrels live? – Don’t you know?- I asked – In a hollow of a tree of course!

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Richard from Orlando

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Everyone likes a graffiti on my helmet

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The quality if the asphalt in the US is much better then at Kreschatik, Kiev, Ukraine. The main street in the Capital of Ukraine :)

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This is Richard on his Gold Wing 1500 : )

We had to br sitting at a motel waiting for the rain to end. And this happened in 10 km to San-Francisco!  Tomorrow I’ll ride on the Golden Gate bridge. After taking a look at the city I’ll head to Sacramento to meet Arnold! It seems to me to be too soon for the next recording. I’ll put some photos later. BTW, there is such stuff as RRS. It’s useful to know about the news of my tour. Be in touch and take care! Ok? ))

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