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Old 08-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #556
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As my grand-daddy used to say.....

...keep your chin up! We're all pullin' for you, Noah!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #557
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The campsite.


Dinner: Broccoli and cheese rice.. with extra sharp cheddar added. Just because.


Looks like a very fine way of dinning . In the Czech Republic we very much like Becherovka but not with Broccoli and cheese rice . Good on you buddy. Good luck.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #558
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Wow...

I am new to this sport and new to this site. I cant tell you how bad I felt for you when I heard your bike was ganked, but I have to admit for a newbie coming in to this, the response you got was amazing. I can't believe this group on here, blows my mind. Good luck in the rest of your travels, hope all goes well from here on out for you.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #559
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I am new to this sport and new to this site. I cant tell you how bad I felt for you when I heard your bike was ganked, but I have to admit for a newbie coming in to this, the response you got was amazing. I can't believe this group on here, blows my mind. Good luck in the rest of your travels, hope all goes well from here on out for you.
Thanks. Yes, the community is amazing. Welcome to your new favorite distraction. I'll see you in some foreign country in a year when wonderlust takes over and you get "the bug".
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #560
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Noah, it blows my mind to see how you are handling this whole situation...many of us would be looking to board the next plane for home. I envy your determination and fortitude. Keep it up, we all want to see this trip through to the end!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:05 PM   #561
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Yeah...

Yeah, reading your RR has already given me the bug. But...with two kids and a wife I think I will have to stay a bit closer to home!

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Thanks. Yes, the community is amazing. Welcome to your new favorite distraction. I'll see you in some foreign country in a year when wonderlust takes over and you get "the bug".
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:53 AM   #562
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Geez Noah, sorry to get this news. I just got back from a 3 day ride with 130 inmates to see this. I signed the front of your bike -BRITISH COLUMBIA- when we met on the ferry and I'm counting on that going the distance with you.

I remember going into that shop in Lillooet with you and you not worrying about locking your bike there - too much care free Minnesota attitude while I have built in South African security paranoia DNA
I've had bad sh1t happen to me too and I agree with a previous post... you will look back on this one day as a part of what you took on, another crooked step in your world adventure and a crazy, unexpected and also good chapter in your life. Look at all the good new people you are meeting right now JUST because of this loss. So here's the thing - your trip will now be completely different to how it would have been just because of these changed plans etc etc -even if you do get Miss Katoom back. You'll stay longer in Ireland than planned, be on a different ferry when you leave where you meet an amazing woman and end up with better inlaws than the ones you might have had if your bike wasn't stolen
It's a huge PITA right now but we are all rooting for you.

So take all the positive out of this and you will be smiling a LOT one day!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:12 AM   #563
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What!!!!!!!!

Honestly who steals a mans bike!? Especially a hardened adventure bike. It's obviously your only major possession. What a son of a bitch! I'd probably lose it if I came out and found my bike missing. And I mean lose it in the "check him into the nut house" kinda way. What a shitty way to start the European leg of the trip. I hope this doesn't end the trip for you, and I'm sure you can find a decent bike a bit of cash. Might mean forgoing some of the drinking on the rest of the trip.

Good luck and I'll be checking on ya regularly.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #564
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Hi Noah!
Today I read what happend to you and I'm really sad about that. We met a lot of great people and had a fantastic time in the US. Now it would be a pleasure to help one of them who's in need. Please feel free to contact and count on me if I can do something for you. I hope this won't be the end of your trip and if you can made it to Vienna, let me know. ;)
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:11 AM   #565
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Noah,

Just got my weekly update and realized that you've had misfortune......Good Luck with this setback......Stay calm and carry on as my British friends advise......
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #566
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Noah,

Just found your RR and caught up now. It's ironic that two pages PRIOR to your bike being stolen I saw it listed on my friends FB page. The bike looked familiar but you had hard cases. That's when I read the next page about the GL and saw the pictures...

About locks. I had my XR650R attempted to be stolen in Guadalajara this past winter. I was on the edge of downtown and a shady area. The thing is the bike was parked on the street, covered and cabled locked through frame, wheels, and around a concrete park bench. They tried to smash the lock after failing to cut the cable....

Point is, it'll happen anywhere. My guess it's not going to be the first time you run into this. I think the disk lock that's an alarm might help but as mentioned, they can get through anything easily if prepared.

You are taking this very well. I hope the bike is returned! I hate how dishonest some people can be.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #567
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Thanks for the support guys. I will probably continue south tomorrow after figuring out a few things with insurance.

Peter Bookey who owns Aaron Rider Training here in Dublin has given me a place to sleep, food, drinks and he is letting me borrow a KTM 640 adventure for the next week so I can see Ireland rather then sit around and feel sorry for myself. I'll be buying him a few pints.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #568
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Hey Noah just caught up on your tread today.Traveling vicariously through you is even better after having met you but it seems it also hurts even more when things go astray.My daughter's really hoping her Alberta signature can continue it's trip RTW with you.How ever it turns out we know you can make the best of it and continue to enjoy and experience the world and it's people.Or most of them!!We're with you all the way.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #569
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Peter Bookey who owns Aaron Rider Training here in Dublin has given me a place to sleep, food, drinks and he is letting me borrow a KTM 640 adventure for the next week so I can see Ireland rather then sit around and feel sorry for myself. I'll be buying him a few pints.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:46 PM   #570
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Thanks for the support guys. I will probably continue south tomorrow after figuring out a few things with insurance.

Peter Bookey who owns Aaron Rider Training here in Dublin has given me a place to sleep, food, drinks and he is letting me borrow a KTM 640 adventure for the next week so I can see Ireland rather then sit around and feel sorry for myself. I'll be buying him a few pints.
Now that's more like it!!!! Have fun!
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