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Old 11-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #2476
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Those SE asian countries are interesting when it comes to traffic. All I can say is be careful, very careful!
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #2477
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Those SE asian countries are interesting when it comes to traffic. All I can say is be careful, very careful!
I thought Boston and NYC were bad...until I went to China. Impossible to describe.

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:32 AM   #2478
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Been reading the report since day 1. All I can say is good on you mate. You have clearly inspired a number of people here, me being one of them. I am busy planning a trip around Australia(home), with an eye to go RTW as you have done. I bought the steed last week, now the prep and build begins.

Thanks for sharing your story mate, and if you ever get to Brisbane, drop me a line and you'll have a place to stay.

Here's my new ride...
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:55 AM   #2479
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you'll definitely in love with Philippines, people and the places... beers are flowing, bragged as best beers in the world and relatively cheap. just uncertain how the beaureaucracy works there of bringing in with your own bike.
I just might have to check that out.

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Careful on your beach choice.
Not many people like that movie, but I watched it in highschool. It fueled the wander lust some. Until the AK47s come out.

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Those SE asian countries are interesting when it comes to traffic. All I can say is be careful, very careful!
Yeah.. ALL asian countries are interesting to drive in. I'm looking forward to it.

What I'm worried about.. is when I get back to the US and the crazy lane splitting isn't acceptable anymore. most of asia, if you aren't lane splitting to get in front of the cars/trucks... they don't care about you and will "invade your space". Meaning if you keep moving faster... they won't run you off the road.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:56 AM   #2480
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Here's my new ride...
Welcome to the addiction. You supply the beer and I'll help you wrench

I know a thing or 2 about that there bike
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:33 AM   #2481
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Welcome to the addiction. You supply the beer and I'll help you wrench

I know a thing or 2 about that there bike

Never a shortage of beer my friend.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:41 AM   #2482
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What I'm worried about.. is when I get back to the US and the crazy lane splitting isn't acceptable anymore.
This is my big fear if I ever go to the US. I learned to ride here in Japan and lane-splitting is second nature to me. Can't imagine having to ride without it.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #2483
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This is my big fear if I ever go to the US. I learned to ride here in Japan and lane-splitting is second nature to me. Can't imagine having to ride without it.
Then you will want to live in California where lane-splitting is not a crime.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:14 AM   #2484
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I do it all the time over here in Belgium.
No point in riding a motorcycle in the rain otherwise...
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #2485
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Noah,
I had almost forgot that I was also riding Orange many years ago. ;-) My '78 XT 500. One of the most fun bikes I ever built.

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Old 11-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #2486
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This is my big fear if I ever go to the US. I learned to ride here in Japan and lane-splitting is second nature to me. Can't imagine having to ride without it.
in the states just stay away from the large cities and lane splitting isn't necessary.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #2487
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in the states just stay away from the large cities and lane splitting isn't necessary.
Nah U can lane split, I did so for years in NYC. Not sure I'd do it now, post Range Rover incident.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #2488
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Finally caught up! Not sure what I'm going to do in between patients now...

My wife loves Thailand, her favorite place is Puket. (sp? Poo ket) Says you can stay at a swanky place for short dough and the beaches are awesome.

I gotta say, you're making me feel bad about picking the Dakar. A friend (Hi MuffinMan!) has a 690, I may try to scam a ride on it...
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:02 PM   #2489
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Well i've been reading this thread on and off for a few months and as I dream about planning a long trip my first thought is funding. Of course I understand a good savings account is important but when gone for such a long period of time like Noah's trip how do you gain more funds? Any advice would be awesome? What type of jobs do you try to find or what?

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Old 11-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #2490
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Finally caught up! Not sure what I'm going to do in between patients now...

My wife loves Thailand, her favorite place is Puket. (sp? Poo ket) Says you can stay at a swanky place for short dough and the beaches are awesome.

I gotta say, you're making me feel bad about picking the Dakar. A friend (Hi MuffinMan!) has a 690, I may try to scam a ride on it...
I'm looking forward to SEA. Ride a 690 and you might sell your Dakar. On the BAM, the Dakar was able to do everything the 950 adv could do. But I was having to wait for both of them often. Kim was a decent rider and he didn't beat on the Dakar and the bike couldn't handle the abuse of that road. I'm pretty impressed with the beating the 690 can take and still perform. When most people talk "reliability", they don't take into account the immaturity of the rider

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Well i've been reading this thread on and off for a few months and as I dream about planning a long trip my first thought is funding. Of course I understand a good savings account is important but when gone for such a long period of time like Noah's trip how do you gain more funds? Any advice would be awesome? What type of jobs do you try to find or what?

Thanks
For 5 years I was an onsite Electrical Engineer for a construction contractor who built windfarms. I was always away from home so I never rented a place, bought a new car, bought a house, and/or had a wife or kids. I would encourage any young people out there to travel for work.. especially if you have an engineering degree. The company will have to sweeten the pot since you are away from home. So, per diem, rent, flights home and transportation are usually covered. You can imagine how fast you can save for a trip if you don't need to use your salary to live on and it just goes into the bank. I have not had a job since I started this trip. I helped out a few time with friends, but I don't think I got paid for doing any work on this trip.
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