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Old 08-31-2012, 07:20 AM   #151
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:56 AM   #152
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Me Too, excited to come along on another epic ride!
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #153
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the more the merrier...monday can't come soon enough!!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:02 PM   #154
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I'm happy to see you've survived Isaac.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:22 AM   #155
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Where are you going on Monday, Paul?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #156
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I'm happy to see you've survived Isaac.
using the radar now app on the cell phone...

watching the radar, Isaac was circling and every time it looked like we were going to get hit it just shifted a little north instead of west as it was coming our way, we got about 50 mph winds and 24 hours of rain, power went out for a few hours but that was it. Just 25 miles or more east of us they had constant winds, very heavy rain and lost power for 2-3 days in some cases, so yes real lucky on this one as the rain was more of a factor than the wind comparing it to Katrina.

...but ironically it hit on the anniversary of Katrina and big parties were planned, which of course had to be cancelled

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:06 AM   #157
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Where are you going on Monday, Paul?
i'm heading to the Horizons Unlimited meeting in North Carolina...i'm on the panel of experts as they call it and then to the HU meeting in Toronto where i am a presenter

there are quiet a few people heading south this year around the same time so it will be a good chance to meet up and compare routes/ ideas etc
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #158
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Cool, don't forget to look up Greg Powell, he'll be doing a presentation in Toronto, too.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:57 PM   #159
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Cool, don't forget to look up Greg Powell, he'll be doing a presentation in Toronto, too.
i'll look out for him, thanks
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #160
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leaving in the morning and actually ready ahead of time and packed ready to go after being in Louisiana for two weeks, i did a neck bearing swap and the races as well as the old ones have 60,000 miles and showing some wear



put on a new rear tire, i use Kenda K270 and this rear has 9960 miles on it and still has 4mm of tread left, pretty good wear i would say?



i also switched from soft bags to hard bags for the rest of the trip, i used a one man tent with the soft bags as it packs down small, i have a new two man that on paper the dimensions are very similar, but it didn't look like it when it arrived



i did a test run to see it set up





once i took it down it packed very small




main objective is to get it into the Jesse Luggage and it fits

so the bike packed looks like this, so i can walk away with the tank bag converted to a back pack and not be concerned as its all locked down

i have the rotopax for just incase gas, most of the time they will be empty until i get into the mountains in central america



so its more time for adventure before dementia

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #161
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so now time to head back out...there is a big world out there even though many people think you don't have to leave the country for adventure!!!



...and leave some tracks...




obviously i'm packed and have nothing to do right now, if it wasn't 3 in the afternoon i think i would leave

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #162
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This has to be my favorite picture so far , it looks like post apocaliptic world for real , guess that some movie maker would love this .
You have got talent , anyone can take picture but not everyone can take great pictures .
Great RR .
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #163
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funny you say that 'cause the guy that was riding with me that day didn't like the look of it; as it looks like a road to nowhere!!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:42 AM   #164
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Still reading your posts and still enjoying it ,whens the book coming out ? stick me down for one (signed of course )
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #165
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i was just talking to someone about that as i seem to have so many goofy situations happens when i travel...its a definiate maybe
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