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Old 10-24-2011, 07:06 PM   #931
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"The man arrived, and we walked across the street again, to talk to the people that needed talking to. The final decision, was to come back tomorrow."

Love the final decision - made me laugh. So foreign to my daily reality, and so real in your world. Keep on keepin' on Alex - lovin' the ride! Appreciate the sharing.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:50 PM   #932
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Ok guy and gals...

I will wait for the audience with the judge/prosecutor etc. I will use the time to repair my motorcycle, repack my bags, send useless things home, and reorganize my thoughts. I will explore the surrounding area, and enjoy my time like I have been for a while now.
Look forward to any 'bike expanded' posts of the area!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:20 PM   #933
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First post!

Alex, not that I know you from Adam, your adventure here has made me want to sign up and start planning my own adventures. You are the epitome of care free and all the risk/reward that goes with it. The good news is that we see all sides of that definition too.

Good luck and Vaya con Dios.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:37 PM   #934
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makes great reading Alex........
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #935
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Yo yo yo.

D-Rail: There's a P.M. in your in box.

Meatn'taters: Life is in the moment here. So I've learned to take things as they come while I'm here. If you read back a couple posts, you'll see that I wrote something about returning to the lawyer on Monday, most likely to be told to wait till maybe Wednesday? I'll be lucky if I get the papers to retrieve the bike tomorrow! Hahaha.

trail717: I'm looking forward to getting out and seeing some things as well. If I do it right, I'll be heading to Cuenca again sometime soon to find myself a cheapo guitar to rock out on when I'm just "chillin."


brokent10: I enjoy my time wherever I am. I'll be here for another 3 weeks, so I might as well have fun while I'm here, right? Thanks for your compliment on the RR, I really appreciate it! I was thinking Alaska this summer, with Kristi. A Dr650 and Dr350 combo... We'll have to see how she feels about that.

Si Vis Pacem: First post man! At least you didn't end up posting over in FacePlant! If you stick around long enough you'll get to know what it's all about! All risk comes with rewards, and sometimes it gets intense, and we surely do get to see both sides of it! Thanks for the support man!

tobster9: Thanks man! There will be more to come!

--Alex

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #936
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I agree with your decision to stay, it's the right thing to do, but easier said than done.

Good for you, stay busy and keep with the positive thoughts.

Soon come,
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:58 PM   #937
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I agree with your decision to stay, it's the right thing to do, but easier said than done.

Good for you, stay busy and keep with the positive thoughts.

Soon come,
Yo! Thanks for the support amigo. Believe it or not, having been here for three weeks, I don't think three more will be an issue. The sun shines during the day, and I don't think I'll mind sitting in the park. Gotta get myself a guitar.

Ciao!

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #938
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Hi Alex,
Found your ride report and am happy to see your still in one relatively large piece with just a few small bits bolted on, so to speak.You have a great style of writing about your travels and your reflections on life show an understanding and insight into life`s meaning and purpose and its true potential for us all.Your living your life at this moment in time, travelling in South America and exploring the world around you.The world will find you ## and as you experience it, thoughts, feelings, emotions develope a strength, in a way you are creating an energy that can substain you in difficult times.You have got a strong bond with your family and friends.They trust you to know when to hold `em and when to fold `em.I can see folk on here cheering for you and in some cases becoming inspired by your adventures. We are grateful that you are really living your trip and can appreciate it for what it is.
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ps Buy the biggest twin air horn you can find and blow that thing like your life depended on it
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:19 AM   #939
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Good deal man

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:39 AM   #940
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Hey, Alex -- just caught up on your ride report. Sounds like you're making the very best out of a bad situation. I, too, agree with your decision to stay for the final court session. All too often we see in the US where foreigners think they're above our laws, and it would be nice if they would think and act as you do. You are being a good ambassador for the US, even if it is in a rural town in Ecuador. At least when you leave, the locals will have a positive memory of the insanely tall gringo who visited one of the local schools and respected their laws. Kudos to you!
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:48 AM   #941
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Hey Alex, great positive vibes! I sometimes wish the forum was more like Facebook so I could "Like" all the good comments! Cudos for capturing all the detail that makes your adventure unique; it makes it stand out from others and gives us perspective of what the adventure is REALLY like. Take care, and keep the faith!
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:55 PM   #942
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I always look forward to reading your posts Alex! Excellent rr !
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:46 PM   #943
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Hi Alex,
Found your ride report and am happy to see your still in one relatively large piece with just a few small bits bolted on, so to speak.... We are grateful that you are really living your trip and can appreciate it for what it is.
p.s. Buy the biggest twin air horn you can find and blow that thing like your life depended on it
Hey Dave, thanks for the kind words! I like to make it a point when I am traveling to take life as it comes, so the energy to stay positive comes naturally as well. What is happening to me is all normal, and when I accept normality for what it is wherever I am, well, it's easy to be relaxed and in a good mood!

That air horn is a good idea.


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good deal man,
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Hey, Alex -- just caught up on your ride report. Sounds like you're making the very best out of a bad situation. I, too, agree with your decision to stay for the final court session. All too often we see in the US where foreigners think they're above our laws, and it would be nice if they would think and act as you do. You are being a good ambassador for the US, even if it is in a rural town in Ecuador. At least when you leave, the locals will have a positive memory of the insanely tall gringo who visited one of the local schools and respected their laws. Kudos to you!
Hey Operator7G, I like to think I'm making the best out of a boring situation. Nothing is so bad here except that I am required to wait. Yea, I was slightly broken, but that was more on an inconvenience, and even made me laugh a time or too. Dammit. AGAIN? Haha. Sometime in the following weeks that I am here, I'll head up to the Orphanage to help out over there. I guess the kids like to climb all over the helpers/workers, so I'll need a stronger left collarbone first!


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Hey Alex, great positive vibes! I sometimes wish the forum was more like Facebook so I could "Like" all the good comments! kudos for capturing all the detail that makes your adventure unique; it makes it stand out from others and gives us perspective of what the adventure is REALLY like. Take care, and keep the faith!
Hey Tall Mike. How tall are you? Giving me a run for my money? Thanks for the compliment on the RR, I'm glad that you like it. The faith I enjoy keeping is the simple belief that everything will be fine. You believe that, and well, everything else is easy!


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I always look forward to reading your posts Alex! Excellent rr !
Yo Nate! Keep up the good work on the home front!



Some fellow motorcyclists have to visit yesterday, and left this morning. I've got some photos to post, and some new (basically the same) updates concerning my bike.

Ciao!

--Alex
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #944
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Pelican

Muchas gracias amigo! Pelican it is. Final answer.

Thanks for taking time to respond amigo.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:13 PM   #945
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Muchas gracias amigo! Pelican it is. Final answer.

Thanks for taking time to respond amigo.

For all of those that didn't read the P.M's (no one did) that went between D-Rail and I, he asked if I would go back to Pelican Cases after the Happy Trail Panniers.

In a concise answer.

I will not ever go back to Aluminium panniers after I get home. Pelican case all the way.

Final Answer.

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