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Old 03-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #4216
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Thumb Well Done!

Sir Rod,

Loved your take on the ups and downs of this adventure. Thanks for making your part real. Not knowing you personally, I still feel a kinship.

Aside from now being in a self-animated state, what's your opinion on the HG Tuaregs.

Gonna do a write-up on Morocco?

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #4217
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Originally Posted by dcrider View Post
while this trip is truly impressive for it's scenery, stories, insights, and sheer distance logged, what really stands out for me and makes it different from many other incredible adv rrs is that it was a team trip from beginning to end that added and changed team members (who all meshed without any issues) and who upon their return have collectively written the most incredible team rr that flows like its being directed like an orchestra. As so many others have said, thanks for taking us along

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #4218
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Another big hand and thank´s
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #4219
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Thanks for your input Rod, looking forward to the Morocco RR?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #4220
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #4221
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By the way, that tire has plenty of life left in it. You could get right back on the bike and do all 9,000 mile again
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #4222
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Rod, I can't say anything that has not been said before. Thank you elmuchco to your addition to this super great ride report.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #4223
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Rod, thanks so much for this incredible ride and incredible report. Hats off to you, my friend. Hope to meet you on the road one day, or maybe in a pub for a pint or twelve!
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #4224
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Rod! Awesome! Here is to you and all you have done for us all!
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #4225
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Rod, many thanks for taking time and deliver it in so many details. You made it possible to ride along with you to us.
Lot's of respect!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #4226
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Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post
This has been one of the most formative, informative, life-enhancing, self-examining experiences of my 57 years.
I will truly carry it with me forever and refer to it daily-I'm still overwhelmed by it frankly.

Thanks to everyone who's PM-ed, commented, helped me and to my SibEx 2012 companions Terry B, Bas and Linda, Hassan and Yana, Tony P , and especially to Walter for persuading me to get off my arse and do it.
That's it. X

Geir/Steve...over to you to bribe GB to delete all the Bongo pics.......

Great stuff laddie thanks
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #4227
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Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post
It took me an hour or so to get home to out flat in London from Dover and I dropped the bike in our back garden.

Well earned rest and due for a MAJOR overhaul and service

9000 mi. and just gets left in the back yard - for shame!

As everyone else already mentioned, great RR, thanks for taking us along!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #4228
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This ride report is the Concept Album of advrider. And you all pulled it off, the whole package. Platinum.

Большое спасибо for the massive, massive amount of work it was to put this all together for our enjoyment, all thoughtfully timed to keep thousands of northern hemisphere riders from losing their minds over the winter. You all are owed many, many пиво worldwide. Bravo.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #4229
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Rod, thanks for your input ya jock. can't believe this report is soon to be wound down. NOW wtf am I gonna do at work!!!!!
I know! you all should tell the story backwards, that should take a couple months, and then all the snow will be gone and i'll be riding and won't care!
The info here has been overwhelming!!! The cast has been superb, the story-telling outstanding, THIS, IS A RIDE REPORT, AN EPIC RIDE REPORT. The time and dedication needed for such details, and to communicate in such a vibrant manner is incredibley difficult! Everyone of you involved is to be congatulated and somehow thanked for your efforts.

SSOOOO thanks-until you are better paid
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #4230
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Rod, You even read my mind on what the 908RR looked like at the end of the trip!

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