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Old 01-01-2012, 02:20 AM   #1861
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Radioman,

I have been lurking on your posts for some time. You have been an incredible inspiration to me with the strength you have shown through all your life challenges I don't mean to belittle them by calling them life challenges. You have shown incredible strength with you travels and I as a first time poster in your thread. I want to express how much you have impacted my life in the past few months I have been following your thread. I look forward to each and everyone post from you. Wishing you the best in this new year and looking forward to many more posts in your exploration of self!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #1862
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new year

happy new year mark
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #1863
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Happy New Year, and Safe Travels there friend!


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Old 01-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #1864
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[QUOTE=4xford;17633258]Radioman,

I have been lurking on your posts for some time. You have been an incredible inspiration to me with the strength you have shown through all your life challenges I don't mean to belittle them by calling them life challenges. /QUOTE]

Thanks so much for taking the time to post. Appreciate that my life trails have impacted you. Hopefully for the better
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #1865
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About to welcome the new year in the US Midwest.

Loving your pictures and wishing you safe travels. Best to you in 2012, Mark!
Thanks BG Really Appreciate it! Happy New year to you as well!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #1866
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Happy New Year!

Hi Radioman. Another lurker coming out to thank you for your RR. I've been subscribed from the beginning but didn't want to clutter your report. Wishing you all the best for your ongoing journey. Stay safe and have fun!

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Old 01-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #1867
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December 31th Panama City and bring in the New Year!

It was fun to connect with some other motorcycle riders.... all heading for the Stahlratte Boat and passage for Columbia.
James I had met in Granada and we kept up by email since we both had reservations for our bikes but no room for us on Stahlratte.



Getting ready to ride with James and Mark.





Check out the "Action Packer Luggage" on the KLR Mark is really proud of this.





James rolling down the Pan American Hwy.





It was a straight and boring ride. We were all happy to be riding in the last Country in Central America.





There was a section of the hwy that had these stuffed "people" .... Like Superman along the road.... Not sure why but reminded me of the Cabot Trail in Canada.



We saw lots of Moto police bikes with radar along the 150 miles we rode. We just kept it to the speed limit and waved to them



Most have these 650GS knock offs....



Rolling into Panama City at 10AM.... amazing after riding out in the small towns of Central America.





Stopping in the middle of town to try and figure out where were were going. Mark needed a new tire and he had found a moto shop MPH. I also needed to do an oil change.





We rolled in and they had his tire, and told him we could do oil changes and they would mount his tire for $12.00 USD.
We parked around back.



I jumped in and did my oil change.



Then we rolled into town and found our cheap hotel as all the Hostel were full for the new years. They had a full secure garage.



Jame and I had a reservation and when we pulled into the garage, the was an 1150 GS with German plates.... Was we checked in we met Frank and Petra !!! They had just come off the Stahlratte and riding in Cuba. It was great talking with them, and we decided to spend the New years evening in the Old city of Panama!!



We had a great evening talking about travel, life and the new year!! They handed out some party hats and noise makers...



Happy New Year 2012 from Panama City!! Thanks for all the comments, encouragement a along this journey
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #1868
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #1869
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Happy New Year to you Mark.
Should be some of these ahead.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #1870
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This is great! It's a convergence of The Famous Ride Reporters in Panama City.

Hope to catch up with you in Colombia in a week or so.

Ride safe!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #1871
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We had a great evening talking about travel, life and the new year!! They handed out some party hats and noise makers and threatened to kill us if we didn't wear them.







Happy New Year Mark!
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:40 AM   #1872
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Happy New Year Mark - a few days late.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:56 AM   #1873
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Hey Radioman,

Happy New Year! Hope your travels are safe and full of new experiences and adventure... I will enjoy vicariously through winter.

Thought the pics of the police bikes were funny. Out of curiousity, what bikes are they riding? What seem to be the most popular bikes in the countries you have visited?

Safe travels!

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:29 AM   #1874
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hey RADIOMAN, i had some catching up to do here as i've been down in key west for a week with no internet. i've got my fingers crossed for you on the Stahlrite. riding that boat would be an experience for you too. i'm an old navy guy, so of course i would rather ride a boat than a plane. yep, i'm enjoyeing your ride for sure.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:13 AM   #1875
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enjoying the RR!!
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