Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ABC Wednesday
V is for Vladimir Yarets

Walking through St Helier, Jersey, I came across this motorcyle and thought to myself, "I've seen that somewhere before".

The motorbike belonging to Vladimir Yarets, a native of Minsk (Belarus). He is aiming at a Guinness Book world record to be the first deaf person to do a round the world trip on a motorbike. In 2007 he was in Auckland, New Zealand and I remembered it from the post on Auckland Daily Photo.

His round-the-world trip was started on the 27th of May 2000. Currently he has traveled through more than 69 countries and covered a total distance exceeding 302,279 km. More information on Vladimir Yarets' website.

More photographs from my own trip can be found on Jersey 2010.

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  1. Oh Gerald I am proud of you - recognising a motorbike eh! Fascinating person isn't he. A great post for ABC Wednesday - thanks so much.

    ABC Team

  2. What a fascinating post for the V Day, Gerald! I love it! Hope your week is going well!


  3. Whoever said that the internet makes your world smaller is a nitwit. You recognised this motorbike from another blog and you immediately knew who it was. Did you talk to the man (albeit with hands and/or feet)?

  4. But that trip across the Atlantic must have been a bear...

    Actually, VERY interesting.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Interesting V post today. This is the first I've heard of Vladimir Yarets. I will keep an eye out for him here in Iowa, USA.

  6. He must be a person with Vision - in every interpretation of the word.

  7. Wow! )))
    But I haven't understood - my father now in the USA? ;)
    Your photo here -

  8. I guess the motorbike is rather memorable! But good for you for remembering! My memory has never been very good and now it's getting worse, faster.