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Old 07-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #3556
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Okay, I've read the entire report. Great words and photography, but there is something about your trip that is really special...hmmm

Okay, I know! It's the bike! Great choice!



Seriously keep it up-enjoying the ride very much!
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #3557
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Lalo,

Keep up the good RR
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:07 PM   #3558
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Okay, I've read the entire report. Great words and photography, but there is something about your trip that is really special...hmmm

Okay, I know! It's the bike! Great choice!



Seriously keep it up-enjoying the ride very much!

You seem like an extremely intelligent person.
If you were a woman, I would marry you.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #3559
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Wow did you get lucky with a nice clear day in Paris!

FWIW, I had the same feeling after waiting the see the Monalisa... What's the big deal? I am after all, left brained though!

Enjoying the ride.. Thanks!

But it was also 40 C degrees and humid.
I was wishing for some more clouds
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #3560
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Lima Peru

I am pretty much caught up with my posts and pictures now.
I left Paris Tuesday and headed to the airport.
I left the Flying Dutchman there and headed to Madrid for a day and a half to meet up with Kathe for her layover.
As I mentioned before, I used to date a flight attendant (with the same name) and I flew with her several times.
It is fun to travel like this when your GF is working because it is like being in first class.............more champagne please!
But this plane was absolutely full.......not one seat available.
I was not sure I was going to make it on the plane
I met the captain earlier in the day and it turns out he is a big motorcycle guy. After chatting with him, he was kind enough to let me on the plane and ride in the jump seat. While I was happy that I made it on the plane, riding for 12 hours in the jump seat was not fun. But all the Champagne certainly helped.

Right now we are in Lima.
Sunday in their Independence Day so we are going to party like its 1999.

Pictures to follow

Sorry, no bikini pics this time.
It's cold here
Back to winter
That was something I was trying to avoid for 800 days.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:22 AM   #3561
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Enjoy your stay in Lima. You are doing a sterling job of the RR so in my book you have earned the break. Enjoy

I am a real pleb when it comes to art. Prefer a good picture or a landscape where all things are in the right proportion and in the right place. Not a Picasso fan. However went onto the WWW to try and get a value on that Mona Lisa painting. As expected it is not for sale and therefore priceless. However this appeared on the WWW dated 2013 05 26.

The Mona Lisa is not insured as it is considered priceless, and it has a current estimated value of almost US$760 million, based on an insurance assessment in the early 1960s, valued then at $100 million

Source http://tenrandomfacts.com/mona-lisa/

One thing for sure. If I owned it, I would convert it into something useful............ cash.

Have a great time in Lima.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:00 AM   #3562
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Wow, those are great pics of Paris and I loved the commentary- A church where the Hunchback lived

But I really liked your take on the Mona Lisa and the cause of fame. Famous because other people said so.
The painting has done nothing for me but sit there. It is static and adds nothing but being a painting, famous because other people said so.

You however have entertained me, educated me, taken me along on your fantastic journey.

For me you are famous.

Thank you.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:22 AM   #3563
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Hey Ed - Just got back from a 5 day ride up in Colorado and have just caught up on some ride reports. What's with all this porn stuff? You already got a hottie............

Oh, as for all the tourist traps? Run don't walk away from them, as fast as you can so they don't bring out "the jerk" in you. Funny shit DUDE! Keep it up.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #3564
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Lovin the report! I found the other paintings more interesting than the Mona also. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #3565
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Enjoy your stay in Lima. You are doing a sterling job of the RR so in my book you have earned the break. Enjoy

I am a real pleb when it comes to art. Prefer a good picture or a landscape where all things are in the right proportion and in the right place. Not a Picasso fan. However went onto the WWW to try and get a value on that Mona Lisa painting. As expected it is not for sale and therefore priceless. However this appeared on the WWW dated 2013 05 26.

The Mona Lisa is not insured as it is considered priceless, and it has a current estimated value of almost US$760 million, based on an insurance assessment in the early 1960s, valued then at $100 million

Source http://tenrandomfacts.com/mona-lisa/

One thing for sure. If I owned it, I would convert it into something useful............ cash.

Have a great time in Lima.
I asked that question when I was there and they didn't comment.
But I know another painting that was not nearly as famous sold for over $100 million recently. It was bought by a museum. And with their grants making millions of dollars in interest each year, they need to spend their money somewhere. I am sure a few museums around the world would want it. And it costs about $16 to get in to the Louvre and they attract thousands of people each and every day so it wouldn't take long to buy a few more paintings for the museum
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #3566
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[QUOTE=squiffynimrod;21964042]Wow, those are great pics of Paris and I loved the commentary- A church where the Hunchback lived

But I really liked your take on the Mona Lisa and the cause of fame. Famous because other people said so.
The painting has done nothing for me but sit there. It is static and adds nothing but being a painting, famous because other people said so.

You however have entertained me, educated me, taken me along on your fantastic journey.

For me you are famous.

Thank you.[/QUOT






I am sure your opinion is shared by many here.
But then again, this is a motorcycle web site.

I thought the same thing about watching the Tour de France. There were a million people there that were all wrapped up in it. They even got excited watching the cars drive by with the logos of their favorite rider's sponsors
For me, it was kind of boring. I like riding bikes but that is about all. I don't live and breath bicycles. But for many, it was a bucketlist thing for them to see. For me, it was just another notch on my stick and a small one at that.
I suppose for some, the Monalisa gets them off and flips their twinkie.
Different strokes for different folks.
And I am ok with that.
If everyone liked doing the same things I do, then there would be too many people in my way and I would be even a bigger jerk than I already am
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #3567
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You seem like an extremely intelligent person.
If you were a woman, I would marry you.

Thanks for the offer, but my girlfriend would be jealous.

Looking forward to more of your story as it unfolds.

Cheers,
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #3568
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Hey Ed - Just got back from a 5 day ride up in Colorado and have just caught up on some ride reports. What's with all this porn stuff? You already got a hottie............

Oh, as for all the tourist traps? Run don't walk away from them, as fast as you can so they don't bring out "the jerk" in you. Funny shit DUDE! Keep it up.

No worries
Some times I like to be a jerk
It is my way of entertaining myself when I am traveling alone
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #3569
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Thanks for the offer, but my girlfriend would be jealous.

Looking forward to more of your story as it unfolds.

Cheers,
Steve

And that is not my idea of what a Menage a trios should be.......too much meat in that pie for my taste
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #3570
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Kathe and I in our favorite wine bar in downtown Madrid

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