I purchased Lucy- a 1975 Minsk Motorcycle- on December 2, 2011 in Saigon, Vietnam. Lucy and I spent the next several months traveling through Vietnam and Cambodia. At the end of our trip, Lucy was loaded into a container and shipped to Portland, Oregon.
Once Lucy arrived, I spent the next year improving on her poor communist era design-Lucy was built in Belarus. We spent the next couple of years riding across the United States eventually arriving in Key West, Florida where we hired a boat to take us to Havana, Cuba.
Originally the plan was to spend several years riding Lucy around the world, but after my 9th engine rebuild and having to wait months at a time for parts, I decided this was impractical. Lucy and I eventually returned to Portland where she is enjoying a well deserved break.