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Old 08-12-2010, 01:40 PM   #23
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Loving life in tha mountains :)
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After nearly 44 years and nearly 29 years of driving I estimate I have put over 2 million miles on my cars. Most of that alone, while camping. Much of the last 10 years or so while photographing large, wild animals and birds. I'm still alive and kicking and craving my next adventure.

I got the motorcycle bug last year and I am hooked. I spend much time on the roads alone. Riding partners are great, but I can't live my life waiting around for them to come along and have similar schedules and similar riding habits. I expect I will log a lot of miles on my bike alone, camping, probably some of it photographing large, wild animals and birds.

I recently moved back to New Mexico, closer to my family. My mother worries about me, tries to tell me I shouldn't go alone. When I was in the PNW she never knew how much time I went alone, what she didn't know didn't cause her worry. I am learning to tell her more things after the fact and to let friends know where I am going to be, similar to what I used to do when in the PNW.

Bad things happen to people every day, many of them in their own homes or neighborhoods. We can choose to live our lives afraid and closed up, or we can live our lives by staring fear in the face and giving it a big f-you. If I'm going to die young I would prefer to go out in a crazy crash or being gored by a buffalo. It would truly piss me off to go while sitting in front of a spreadsheet on my computer.

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