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Old 12-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #6361
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Ride West BMW will also be having Mark do a presentation.
http://www.ridewest.com/event_list_d...&Submit=Search
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:58 AM   #6362
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It is just about 3am as I finish reading your ride report I enjoyed it immensely.

I met you at the 2011 WestFest in Darby--I hope you liked Montana and will be back here again one day.

Merry Christmas!!
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:59 AM   #6363
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After travelling around the world I think you have to admit the most beautiful coastline is right on you doorstep!


The beautiful Oregon Coast!! Always takes my breath away!





too many places to stop and take it all in. Having ridden these roads before, I do not stop much but try to just take it all in. With a flood of remembrances of the past two and a half years!



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Old 12-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #6364
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Just curious to know how long it has been since the last time you drove a car?
LOL I think the last time was Australia. I helped someone move vehicles.

Feels strange to be driving a car.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #6365
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Hi Mark
Congratulations on completing your wonderful journey, have a great Christmas and New Year.
Keep in touch.
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Russ and Nyree. Merry Christmas to you! Indeed we will be in touch!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #6366
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Thank You!

Thanks So Much for all the comments and posts. Cannot reply to them all, But very much appreciate all the participation along this amazing journey!

So I am back in my home area! Still not into my house until Jan 1st, so I stayed with friends and now up on Whidbey Island, and will spend the Christmas Holiday with my younger brother and his family!! Will be fun!

Hard to think that this Chapter has come to an end, and I will not be posting updates from the road But it is true (at least for now ).

As I reflect on this past couple years, all I can do is smile Truly a great adventure and one in which not many get to experience. It struck me in just a couple days around home, that the "Freedom of the road" is very special. At home, everyone is very busy with work, family, kids, workouts, shopping, etc and life on the road is much simpler. Keep the bike running, ride, find places to sleep, food, and some amazing sights.

I will spend the next month sorting all the photos I have taken, editing videos, moving back into my house, and preparing to share my travel experiences in a few local presentations. Then I will need to really figure out my options and decide what the next Chapter will look like! Then do it!

Had to post this photo from last year! Young James in a Santa Suit was one of the highlights of Christmas in Ushuaia!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!




. Will be posting some additional information, and lessons learned in the next few weeks! Stay tuned!


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Old 12-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #6367
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...It struck me in just a couple days around home, that the "Freedom of the road" is very special.
...life on the road is much simpler....
When Mark rode up, got off his bike, and looked the place over, his first comment was: "All I see is a lot of yardwork."

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Old 12-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #6368
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Thanks for taking us along on the ride of a lifetime

Awesome Radioman! I always looked forward to opening up the ride reports to see where you where. I'll Probably have some sort of withdrawl issues now the ride is over. Thank you again!
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #6369
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Awesome Radioman! I always looked forward to opening up the ride reports to see where you where.

Thank you again!
Thanks!! Has been a pleasure to share my Adventure. There will be more to this report.... and hopefully others in the future!
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #6370
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #6371
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Welcome home Mark!
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #6372
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Nice to have met you Mark,glad you are home safe!
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #6373
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Awesome Radioman! I always looked forward to opening up the ride reports to see where you where. I'll Probably have some sort of withdrawl issues now the ride is over. Thank you again!
Thank You! I might have a few Withdrawl issues as well.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #6374
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Nice to have met you Mark,glad you are home safe!
Thanks. So great meeting you and so many other great people on my Adventure!
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #6375
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As I spend a bit of downtime, organizing my thoughts and facing the huge task of sorting photos and videos from the past 31 months.

Still getting settled a bit, but this struck me as a funny way to look at my thread. 2014 should see productivity around the world improve


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