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    Default New video: This is Albania... nope, not Alabama, Albania with F3s 🤟

    Guys, to this post i will upload all episodes wwith TheBeast from Albania trip.

    Episode 1: Welcome to Tirana


    Going to Albania

    Enjoy 😁😁😁🤟
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    Martin....a great video as always. You take us vicariously around Europe and on roads most will not venture out on. It is good to see people much younger than me doing such things. I say, do it while you can. There comes a time you can't and you are left with memories. Make them wonderful memories.
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    Great video Martin. Keep them coming.

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    Albania = Enver Hoxha.

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    Interesting video. Two things I noticed. First,the Moscow airport was not crowded like the Charlotte, NC airport. Second, the Spyder must be a very unusual vehicle over there. I bet you get a lot of looks and questions.

    The country side is spectacular.
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    Looking forward to the long version.
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    Very interesting and well done Martin. Thank you.

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    Default Ahhh yes...!!

    Another great Ryde through the countryside of Europe... and I never run out of gas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
    Martin....a great video as always. You take us vicariously around Europe and on roads most will not venture out on. It is good to see people much younger than me doing such things. I say, do it while you can. There comes a time you can't and you are left with memories. Make them wonderful memories.
    Will remember your words Sir ������ and will travel as much as possible

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    Love these videos,keep them coming.Maybe you could do a behind the scenes look at how you manage to get such spectacular shots and the logistics of filming all over Europe.There must be a lot going on behind the scenes.
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    There are so many great places to ride in the US but every time I see one of your videos I want to ride in Europe.

    Another great video Martin, thank you!
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    As always, great video. Awaiting the follow up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Slovakia View Post
    Guys, to this post i will upload all episodes wwith TheBeast from Albania trip.

    Enjoy ��������
    I'd love to go on one of your rides as a wingman, and for the record I'm part Slovak, the famiy name is Jurasko

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearBait View Post
    Albania = Enver Hoxha.
    yep, crazy dude, there will be some story behind in next episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyder01 View Post
    Love these videos,keep them coming.Maybe you could do a behind the scenes look at how you manage to get such spectacular shots and the logistics of filming all over Europe.There must be a lot going on behind the scenes.
    behind the scenes... i was thinking about it. trust me, its a ton of work and some amount of equipment )))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpot View Post
    Interesting video. Two things I noticed. First,the Moscow airport was not crowded like the Charlotte, NC airport. Second, the Spyder must be a very unusual vehicle over there. I bet you get a lot of looks and questions.

    The country side is spectacular.
    hmmm.. airport its pretty crowded there, but not at 5am second, yes, in general there is not a huge market for Spyders in Europe, so everywhere you go, TheBeast gets attention. and i get a ton of questions ))))

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    Did you go all the way up in Kruja ? If you did must've have been an amazing ride
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    I see The Beast has been up graded with a back rest. Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donhy View Post
    Did you go all the way up in Kruja ? If you did must've have been an amazing ride
    Hmmm... Kruja is not tgat far from Tirana. Next few episodes we go up to Skhroder and down all the way to Ksamil. I will prepare sole video from ROAD only coz the roads are epic

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperSpyder View Post
    I see The Beast has been up graded with a back rest. Nice!
    Ohhh jeeez, yes. I hate that "upgrade" but if you love her, and dont wanna lose her going fast from corners...i had to upgrade TheBeast... well i call it "geriatric" upgrade... ������

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    Thanks for the views of Albania, Martin; most enjoyable. 49 years ago, as a late-blooming 'flower child' wandering around Europe, and in the process of traveling by VW camper bus from Paris to Athens, via the Dalmatian coast of (the-then) Yugoslavia, several friends and I tried to enter Albania, but got turned back at the border, near Rashtish. At that time, Albania was a very tightly closed country, under communist rule; foreigners rarely got to see it. We had to back-track all the way around Lake Skadar, avoid Albania entirely, go through the mountains over to Skopje (which had just suffered a terrible earth quake), and enter Greece through Northern Macedonia. A great adventure in itself, but I have enjoyed seeing and learning a bit of what we missed, thanks to your video. Wonderful!! Keep it up, please. BTW, what camera do you use?
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    Wow Sir.
    that must be a trip back then. WoW!!! I am complete rookie compared to you... ufff
    As for the camera I do have several
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    and ton of patience )))))))))))))))
    this is what i use ))


    Quote Originally Posted by bushrat View Post
    Thanks for the views of Albania, Martin; most enjoyable. 49 years ago, as a late-blooming 'flower child' wandering around Europe, and in the process of traveling by VW camper bus from Paris to Athens, via the Dalmatian coast of (the-then) Yugoslavia, several friends and I tried to enter Albania, but got turned back at the border, near Rashtish. At that time, Albania was a very tightly closed country, under communist rule; foreigners rarely got to see it. We had to back-track all the way around Lake Skadar, avoid Albania entirely, go through the mountains over to Skopje (which had just suffered a terrible earth quake), and enter Greece through Northern Macedonia. A great adventure in itself, but I have enjoyed seeing and learning a bit of what we missed, thanks to your video. Wonderful!! Keep it up, please. BTW, what camera do you use?

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    Thanks for the videos. The scenery is beautiful. Glad you are having a fun and safe journey. My trivial knowledge of Albania is that its largest export product is chrome. That's all I have! Will continue enjoying your videos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WisconsinDavid View Post
    Thanks for the videos. The scenery is beautiful. Glad you are having a fun and safe journey. My trivial knowledge of Albania is that its largest export product is chrome. That's all I have! Will continue enjoying your videos!
    David are you sure?
    Chrome? in Albania.? really? as import I understand - they steel cars so there is a lot of imported chrome )))) but never heard of chrome export..
    will have a closer look at it... hmmmm interesting.

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