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Old 07-16-2008, 12:51 AM   #31
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Thanks Johnny Wolvo for your compliments. I hope to continue riding for many many years yet. I didn't start riding until in my 50's, but I'm making up for lost time. I've ridden over 11,500 kms already this summer! How come you gave up riding?
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:58 AM   #32
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Last week's trip to Green Lake, B.C.

I'm not wasting any good riding time this summer. Last week I rode down to Green Lake, just outside of 100 Mile House for some great camping at Arrowhead Provincial Park. My "neighbours" at the campsite said they hadn't seen too many women out riding and camping by themselves! My camp was just 20 ft. from the water's edge....absolutely perfect weather for riding and camping.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:27 AM   #33
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Fantastic, keep riding....

I hope you have many more wonderful miles... my financee loves being on the back of my GSA and often talks of learning to ride herself... maybe in the next year after we get married I'll finally get her on her own set of wheels.

Hope there's many more stories and pictures to come.

Cheers,
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:00 AM   #34
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Great ride

Great job on the ride & report! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:18 AM   #35
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Thanks for the report!
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:42 AM   #36
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I am very impressed with your desire to hit the road at your age. Keep it up and enjoy every minute of it.
I am 63 and have been riding since I was 17 years old. Have never been without a bike of some sorts in all those years. :) Riding a bike is addictive.
I know about the winds in the west and that is the part I hate to ride in more than the heat and cold. :)
I have been to BC Canada twice on a motorcycle and like the country very much. :)
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:29 AM   #37
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Caraboostrom,
Thanks for sharing. It looks like you are useing good gear. Enjoy refining your pack during your travels. I enjoyed your spirit of adventure and will look for more posts in the future.

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Old 07-16-2008, 05:57 AM   #38
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A FUN read... THANK YOU!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:10 AM   #39
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GREAT read!! thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:15 AM   #40
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You are an inspiration.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:22 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Cariboostrom
Thanks Johnny Wolvo for your compliments. I hope to continue riding for many many years yet. I didn't start riding until in my 50's, but I'm making up for lost time. I've ridden over 11,500 kms already this summer! How come you gave up riding?
Hello, I was a road tester and development engineer for the Norton motorcycle company on their 850cc Commando's in the early 70s, and had to do 300 to 350 miles every day, seven days a week, in all weathers. I raced for over 20 years in both national and International sidecar motocross. My late son Marc, carried on racing in sidecar motocross for a further 20 years. With the help of Marc I always made the outfits that we raced, including the frames and chassis out of tubing. Marc passed away in 2006 aged just 46, after a two year battle with the dreaded cancer, and it has knocked the wind out of my sails for a long while. I would like a sidecar outfit again, and I have just this last week started looking at MZ Baghira's and the like on Ebay, so that I can make and fit a sidecar on the side, to go biking again, "but on the road this time". Marc was not only my son, but also my very best friend. I think what you did, to go on that trip alone was just brilliant, and with so much courage for "may I say it" a real brave lady. Most men would think twice about embarking on such a long journey alone.

Best regards.......Johnny Wolvo.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:10 PM   #42
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THAT was not easy snow to ride in (on) Its looks to me in the picture of the stuff bike tires want to ride up on. Yes I'm guessing from the pictures.
Way to go.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:20 PM   #43
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Geat pictures and report. I understand the fear part, I had my M2 for 6 mnths before my first 6 wk journey in Mexico.

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Old 07-16-2008, 04:27 PM   #44
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Way to go!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #45
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Thumb Great job!

Not only did you go, but you didn't quit. Very impressive. It looks like you have your bike set up really well. By all means, get those ADV stickers. You earned them! Like Mom always said: "A ship in a port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." I look forward to meeting you on the road one day.
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