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kramnamhoh 11-14-2011 11:06 AM

Gender feminism sends me to south america
 
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Iíve had some amazing experiences over the last couple of years. It all started when I lost my job in the beginning of 2010. A woman claimed I had said and done something, and before I knew it I was fired. It didnít matter that what she had claimed was easily proved to be a fabrication of her imagination. It only mattered that she had said it had happened. We are so societally conditioned by the gender feminist movement to believe that men are guilty of whatever a woman claims, that the truth doesnít matter anymore. Men are guilty until proven innocent. It has been an incredible education. Even more disheartening, is seeing some people who I thought were my friends drop our friendship like a hot potato. I guess when the poo hits the fan you find out who your true friends are. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Anyway, enough of my soap box rant. I found myself unemployed with lots of time available. So, what to do? I decided itís time to work on the bucket list. In the summer of 2010, I rode 7000 miles across Europe. Since then, Iíve continued working on my goal of seeing 100+ national parks and monuments. I am currently on #86. Starting December 1, 2011, Iím going to ride a KLR650 through Mexico, central america, and south america to the end of the road in Ushuaia, Argentina. Next summer, Iíll ride to the end of the road north to Prudhoe, Alaska. Iíll also take my daughter on a long motorcycle trip next summer. We are going to go see the tallest, largest and oldest trees in the world. They all happen to be in California. Then, Iíll be out of money, and desperately seeking to rejoin the workforce. <o:p></o:p>
The best thing that has happened in this time off is being able to spend quality time with my daughters. When Iím not travelling, I have been doing something with them. I got to volunteer almost every week in my youngest daughterís class last year. How many divorced dads can say that? The bond with my daughters, especially my youngest daughter, has been strengthened by the time I have been able to spend with them. i don't think i would have the time otherwise while working full time. For this alone, the forced time away from work has been worth it. <o:p></o:p>
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i have also had time to spend with family and close friends strengthening our bonds. I've also had the opportunity to work through the remaining issues that I was still carrying around post-divorce. Altogether, it's been an incredibly positive life changing experience.<o:p></o:p>
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So, off to South America I go. I am as prepared as Iíll ever be for this adventure. I know enough Spanish to ask where the bathroom or the doctor is. For bike prep, I put a fuel filter on the KLR, mounted some old Givi bags (thank you Dave!) and a Rubbermaid top box, and changed the oil. Iíll fix whatever pops up with a combination of JB weld, zip ties, gorilla tape and luck along the way. i also learned how to change my own tires...what a pain in the *ss that was. I hope i don't have to do that again!!<o:p></o:p>

kramnamhoh 11-14-2011 11:10 AM

where i lay my head is home
 
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where I lay my head is home

...a roadside camp in the Italian Alps....

kramnamhoh 11-14-2011 11:19 AM

#81 vermillion cliffs national monument
 
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Yes...sand washes and overloaded Vstroms do not mix!!

poolman 11-14-2011 11:24 AM

Welcome to Adv. Have a safe journey and post lots of pictures!

Manolito 11-14-2011 01:43 PM

I'm in :clap

TurkeyChicken 11-14-2011 02:54 PM

Sorry to hear about the false claims, but you sure look like you've made the best of it with your rides!

Groomez 11-14-2011 03:36 PM

subscribed! sorry about the job loss and gender bs. Stay strong man!

Speedo66 11-14-2011 04:00 PM

Perv.

When my daughter went to an Ivy undergraduate, the official line was if a woman felt she'd been sexually harassed, she had been. No guidelines, etc. Can you get any more subjective than that? For real, that was the official line. She said it, and the male was gone.

Hope you have a great trip.

ArizonaSunsets 11-14-2011 04:34 PM

Good Luck
 
Good Luck I am happy to catch a good RR while it is just starting.

PS. It is so scary the laws back in The States. When they explained the laws to me in health class I just about decided to never talk to a girl again hot or not!

TheYeti 11-14-2011 04:38 PM

I try in tough situations to be a silver lining kind of person, It's sounds like you've found the silver lining.

Good luck on the trip of a lifetime, It's good you did something instead of being depressed,and angry.

Ride safe It's a report I'll watch.

Wolfgang55 11-14-2011 04:55 PM

Ride smart.

4corners14 11-14-2011 05:02 PM

Your RR....
 
Looking forward to following your travels. Have fun!

Rockmuncher 11-15-2011 05:28 AM

I'm in
 
I envy you already. Waaaa, waaaaa, waaaaaaaa, or what ever sound a klr makes when it heads south. Ride safe.

basketcase 11-15-2011 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by kramnamhoh (Post 17302246)
Iíve had some amazing experiences over the last couple of years. It all started when I lost my job in the beginning of 2010. A woman claimed I had said and done something, and before I knew it I was fired. It didnít matter that what she had claimed was easily proved to be a fabrication of her imagination. It only mattered that she had said it had happened. We are so societally conditioned by the gender feminist movement to believe that men are guilty of whatever a woman claims, that the truth doesnít matter anymore. Men are guilty until proven innocent. It has been an incredible education. Even more disheartening, is seeing some people who I thought were my friends drop our friendship like a hot potato. I guess when the poo hits the fan you find out who your true friends are.

Been there too, bro. Lost a huge training opportunity years back because a female said she "felt uncomfortable when I walked by." It was a perfect example of "damned if you do, damned if you don't." I had not even noticed her neurotic personage occupying space in the room.


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Originally Posted by Speedo66 (Post 17304206)
Perv.

When my daughter went to an Ivy undergraduate, the official line was if a woman felt she'd been sexually harassed, she had been. No guidelines, etc. Can you get any more subjective than that? For real, that was the official line. She said it, and the male was gone.

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+1. I have two grown daughters, one of which works in big corporate environments. That same thinking has extended into the workplace -- at least at one place she worked for a while.

Back to the main story, kramnamhoh bring it on. Winter is coming and I'm ready for some vicarious travel! :thumb

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vagueout 11-15-2011 02:51 PM

The best revenge is to live a good life, that puts you well in the frame.:freaky


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