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Old 08-09-2011, 04:47 AM   #691
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You're getting pretty good with that camera.

I still think you're Ricky Carmichael's sister though.

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:02 AM   #692
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Like you guys, I remain suspicious of lakes although I grew up with them being all I had. I guess my first time at the ocean 'cured' me of any love for lakes. I congratulate you on putting your feet in. More than I may have been willing to do.

I have continued to enjoy your well written, interesting and well photographed narrative. I do feel a sense of sadness, however, that at least in a few places, service folks have seen fit to exploit your out of town-ness rather than go the extra mile to support your trip. I've had several experiences where, if the locals hadn't gone out of their way to see me up and running again, I'd have been badly stuck. Seems that spirit of helping travelers is now part of our quaint past.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:18 AM   #693
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I do believe in the goodness of people and the guys at Kickstart and Harley got us in right away at a price. It's hard times up here I think especially with the summer season being so short. We have no issues paying for services rendered, but prices that make no sense makes us wonder. But, here we are, still on the bikes and finishing the trip like we said we would. So, for the $$ spent maybe piece of mind was worth it?
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #694
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I do believe in the goodness of people and the guys at Kickstart and Harley got us in right away at a price. It's hard times up here I think especially with the summer season being so short. We have no issues paying for services rendered, but prices that make no sense makes us wonder. But, here we are, still on the bikes and finishing the trip like we said we would. So, for the $$ spent maybe piece of mind was worth it?
Hope you don't let it bother you too much that you had to pay $50 for the repairs. Sounds like a half hour minimum charge. It is how they feed themselves and like you said , they have a very short season to earn a living . We see $96 an hour labor rate often in the US Northeast...many thanks for the RR....is there an icon for envy ?
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #695
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I do believe in the goodness of people and the guys at Kickstart and Harley got us in right away at a price. It's hard times up here I think especially with the summer season being so short. We have no issues paying for services rendered, but prices that make no sense makes us wonder. But, here we are, still on the bikes and finishing the trip like we said we would. So, for the $$ spent maybe piece of mind was worth it?
I was thinking of them. My way of reading it was that you were overcharged for the work done. Most shops would have comped you the 10 minutes labor and wished you well rather than whacking you at a rate of $300 hr for what they did.

If you are happy, then I'm plum pleased to death.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:43 AM   #696
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I was thinking of them. My way of reading it was that you were overcharged for the work done. Most shops would have comped you the 10 minutes labor and wished you well rather than whacking you at a rate of $300 hr for what they did.

If you are happy, then I'm plum pleased to death.
agree...we are raising money for ACT and we are not the charity but 10 mins we think should have been comped along with well wishes. We even gave them one of our traveling cards so they would be able to see their shop on the BLOG. Oh well.....today we are in search of some fun roads with luggage off and try to make some cool riding videos.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:59 AM   #697
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Looking forward to seeing what next you post. Ride well.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #698
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My thoughts while at Homer Spit video

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:30 AM   #699
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]Having people as well following along all around the globe...
I know it says people from around the world following your travels, but think of the possibility of all of us following your travels around the world.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:33 AM   #700
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I know it says people from around the world following your travels, but think of the possibility of all of us following your travels around the world.
in our dreams...one day....one dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:25 PM   #701
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Hello from the Road.

Hello Soph9!

You may remember me well as the guy who bought your Rev´it Cayenne Pro jacket from you around 6 months ago at the Sumas border crossing.

I have been following your trip lightly from the road while on my own trip south, to Argentina.

I hope you find home well enough suited for you after your travels!

Your jacket will be put to use when my GF arrives in less then 2 weeks.

Enjoy yourself! (Maybe sell that house and take off around the world?)


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Old 08-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #702
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I like that Triumph hat you have on in the video, did the Triumph Dealer that supplied the Tigers sell you the hat?
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:20 PM   #703
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Tiger Riders

I have been subscribed to your ride report and enjoyed greatly your pictures and prose describing your ride. Great
Stuff.

Glad to see that you have enjoyed it also and overcame the problems you have encountered. That is what makes you ADV Riders!!

Ride Safe.

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #704
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I like that Triumph hat you have on in the video, did the Triumph Dealer that supplied the Tigers sell you the hat?
We got some hats and t shirts as gifts.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:06 PM   #705
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Cheryl and Leslie, thanks for the fantastic report. Been in since the beginning and am sorry to see it end. Been a lot of work for you to post but a ton of people are enjoying it. Have been taking notes as we are going on this trip next year. Been following XC rider and others as well. A DVD would be awesome, sign me up for a copy!

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