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Old 02-21-2012, 07:06 AM   #1261
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There were several changes made either out of respect for, or at the request of, Ozymandias's family. This isn't just a story.
I don't think this detracts from the power of this thread...
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #1262
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I read this thread about 3 or 4 years ago.. I was recommending it to a friend the other day.
I just came back to re-read it again and noticed that it has been deeply edited.

There has been much removed from it. Not sure how this came to be. Not sure how I feel about it, other than it was a deeply touching story on so many levels.

Now re-read it , I can't help but feel it is not doing the author justice.

PS: I would also like info on how to get his book, if someone can PM me.

Thanks!
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It is unfortunate that there has been so much editing of the thread, but I hope it's been in someway to help the family with it's grief in Clayton's passing and I respect that.

I know that the family is also upset with the online posting of Clayton's book, but as hard as it is to read, there was some enlightenment there for me.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:05 AM   #1263
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Edited POST?

I read thread and the book back in early 2010. I think in it's whole it is an amazingly honest and sober look at this one man's tragic story. I am saddened to read that the original thread has been altered.

Blessings on the family of Clayton and all who loved him in life and respect and admire him in death.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #1264
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More than one million views

Out of an estimated 20,000 threads (40 per line x 500 pages) Yes i see that there are 733 pages, a bunch seem to have been moved.

There are currently only 11 Ride Report threads that can claim the additional fame of being members of the 1 million + views club.

Glen is way closer to his 3 millionth view than the 1 mark.
Doug is here twice...looks like your dirtster is a bit more popular than the panhead.
Clayton appears to engage his readers so much in his stories that they are to mesmerized to reply.

Would be great if the mods could let us know how many subscribers each of them have.

Thread Title - Start Date n Time - Replies - Views
Striking Viking bumming the world (On the road again) 05-12-2004, 01:43 AM 7,022 2,988,422
Quit my job to go on a "little" ride....US Tour '07 02-11-2007, 12:42 AM 5,363 1,837,533
Seattle to Argentina on a KLR650 05-07-2006, 05:01 PM 1,264 1,610,653
The BAM Road - ultimate test of man and machine 12-14-2009, 08:00 AM 1,646 1,538,485
Can a Harley make it to Magadan? 04-27-2011, 03:04 PM 2,490 1,441,766
The Mobius Trip 05-23-2008, 06:33 PM 4,880 1,367,401
From Estonia with love (Round the World awesome ADVenture!!) 06-30-2009, 11:05 AM 2,559 1,318,875
Angola, it's not like they said. 09-23-2007, 03:40 AM 1,175 1,237,584
Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot 05-04-2009, 07:47 AM 2,878 1,204,865
Siberian Extreme 2010 - Back for More 07-21-2010, 08:27 AM 1,820 1,076,804
The WRONG Way Round.... on a Chopper! 05-07-2009, 07:26 PM 1,583 1,067,433
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:46 AM   #1265
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. I encourage everybody to ride slow, think about the one's who can't afford to have you out of the picture. Have fun out there, and remember that over your life, all the time you spend waiting for a light that was only yellow
amounts to 6 bad episodes of "friends" in the whole scheme of things. Be positive, be aware, and go and tell everybody that you love, you love them.
If nothing else, i hope this bumps this thread and more people read it. It is the most profound thing i have read on adv.

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I just have to add, I read this thread for the first time last night. It affected me, it dug into my dream. My thoughts upon wakening. Man, such a strange thread. Very touching and spooky in some weird way. One minute this person's here, happy, joyous & free. The next, tragedy then, much more tragedy. But, strangely, it happened nearly six years ago. I hope the friends & family of this young man have grown & healed as best they can. This story is now a gift, to all of us as we walk the earth about the fleeting moments.

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:01 AM   #1266
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I read the thread long ago...

What book?

Answering my own question :

http://www.2arms1head.com/

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I read thread and the book back in early 2010. I think in it's whole it is an amazingly honest and sober look at this one man's tragic story. I am saddened to read that the original thread has been altered.

Blessings on the family of Clayton and all who loved him in life and respect and admire him in death.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:27 PM   #1267
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Happy Birthday Clayton

From what I've read, I believe it was Clayton's birthday yesterday, 9/20.

I just finished his 13 Chapter blog that he conceived before he killed himself. WOW. Shocked would be an understatement. It's unbelievable that someone so happy-go-lucky, could so suddenly and distastefully be reduced down to such a small part of who they once were. In his case, it was completely out of his control. He held on to life for 1 year after the fact, but the idea of "shitdigging" and cathing was more than he could bear to embrace for 30+ more years.

"I am two arms and a head, attached to two-thirds of a corpse" as he put it. I hope that Clayton found peace in a better place.


I hope that your spirit will be my guiding angel everytime I get on my motorcycle Clayton.

REMEMBER, if you see an animal at the side of the rode...SLOW DOWN. They are unpredictable and dangerous to be anywhere near on a motorcycle.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #1268
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From what I've read, I believe it was Clayton's birthday yesterday, 9/20.
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It was. I have it marked on my calender and go for a ride with the passenger pegs down to "take him for a ride" on 9/20.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #1269
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I actually ride more carefully thanks to this report. I wonder how many other people do the same because of the lessons Clayton taught us? "Remember your parents" rings through my head often when riding. For what it's worth thank for reminding me to slow down.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #1270
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Happy birthday Clayton

This story has obviously touched a lot of lives and in doing so, given many of us wisdom and that deserves to be celebrated.

Scholar, gentleman and noble adventurer.

Rest in peace
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #1271
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It was. I have it marked on my calender and go for a ride with the passenger pegs down to "take him for a ride" on 9/20.

Petefromberkeley, thats awesome, a wonderful gesture!
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #1272
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Thinking of you Clayton... Peace my Brother!
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #1273
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Didn't know it was his Birthday yesterday, but we talked about him at CroMag.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #1274
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #1275
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I remember reading this several times when it was stickied to the top of Ride Reports. It definitely taught me from the beginning of my riding career to never take things for granted, ESPECIALLY animals. Everyone and everything is out to get you when you're on two wheels and, as wonderful as travelling via motorcycle is, the chances of a catastrophic accident from even a tiny error is much greater than, say, from a car.

Rest easy man. I hate, hate that you died like you did but I hope your life continues to mean something.
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