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Old 11-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #136
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I love the ride reports, all of them, but once in a great while someone really rings the bell. What wonderful reading! I don't have to see what you did to feel the rush. Great story, and I can't wait for more! Keep riding, and keep posting, please.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #137
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Enjoying your ride report, thank you!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #138
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Epic journey and the epitome of what riding and ADV are all about, thanks for the smiles today.

P.S. join the local VA ADV'ers when you can, if not already seen these threads check'em out

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402683

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839434
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #139
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Great ride report and very inspiring Anna!
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #140
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Nice!

[QUOTE=vtwin;20146749]RuffnTuff, yea Pink Mountain was pretty much a bump in the road. That lady at the gas station tried to talk me into the campsite as well.



I ended up staying here, hmm, that campsite may have been better after all.




Your thread had me cruising though Craigslist looking at Radians. Must resist.

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was going to rebuild but do not have the time $400 firm. does not run

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Ha ha nice pictures of Pink Mountain! Glad I inspired you to get a Radian :) ...im sure it would be worth your wild. Sure is a reliable bike. This one looks good too, wonder why it's not running...i've been looking for a parts bike for mine. I need a fender and tail piece but don't think I can buy one in California ;) I'd like to restore good ol' faithful here in Virginia, and let it rest for a bit.....well for a day or two...maybe.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #141
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"I wanted to feel control of the engine with a gentle flick of the wrist in sync with my body. I wanted to smell the lush pine and cold air hitting me in the face. I wanted to feel the shivers go down my spine when I saw an amazing view. I wanted to feel the weight of the bike lean with my body, hugging the road as one being."

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Best line ever written by a adventure rider in my very humble opinion.

I made a trip from Idaho to Inuvik last summer in remembrance of my father. Your thoughts bring tears to this 57 yr old man's eyes. I have forwarded your rr to my 25 yr old SINGLE son, the last of three boys, telling him this is your dads idea of a perfect woman. Grit and determination will get you a long way in this life. Good things happen to good people. Looking forward to the rest of your rr.

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I posted a link to your story on my Facebook page. I want all my riding friends to read it and quit whining! I hope that is ok.
I'm thankful you have been so touched with my report! I'm deeply flattered although I'm sure I'm far from a "perfect woman"...:) We all have flaws somewhere. I'm honored for you to share it on your facebook. I'm happy to share it with anyone who wants to read it. I hope to one day get it all in a book, when it's finished. Thanks for all your support and encouragement.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #142
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Dear Señorita R...

I know not your name but I think of your story,
I have never met you, still I find you so familiar.
I like your writing and enjoy your tails,
even do your riding has maybe finish,
I hope your miles are only beginning !!!

Never forget your blood, he is always with you!

If ever you are back to California and want to cross another border,
please let me know and a meal, beer and shelter will be waiting.

From Ensenada BAJA, thank you for the need it inspiration!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:24 AM   #143
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Anna, your touching RR put tears into eyes several times. I fully understand the feeling that you want someone be proud of you, especially someone you love so much. Believe or not, that's the reason I started ride. And my that special person left me recently, maybe he will come back one day, maybe he will never come back. That the trip you had, the RR you wrote is like a therapy to you, then reading you RR is like a therapy to me. I hope one day I could get as tough as you...

Looking forward to read more and thank you so much the inspiration you bring to me!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #144
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SO.......................Did you ever make it up to my neck of the woods? I'm SURE I'm not the only one wondering.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #145
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I'm thankful you have been so touched with my report! I'm deeply flattered although I'm sure I'm far from a "perfect woman"...:) We all have flaws somewhere. I'm honored for you to share it on your facebook. I'm happy to share it with anyone who wants to read it. I hope to one day get it all in a book, when it's finished. Thanks for all your support and encouragement.
A book would be awesome. I have read a lot of adventure books and your Ride report is better than most.

Like the first mile of your ride, you have to write the first line. In your words at the start of this whole experience, it will be hard and you will be flooded with emotion. But you need to start the engine and twist the throttle girl. Looking forward to buying the first volume.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #146
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Thanks for posting this RR, I'm really enjoying and admire your sense of ADVR!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:25 AM   #147
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #148
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Nice! I've enjoyed reading about your adventures so far. I'm looking forward to the rest of the journey.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #149
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Very eloquent report....

Very eloquent report....

Makes me want to quit my job and just ride.... Eagerly await your next segment to be published. Glad to hear your back home safe and sound...

Your brother I am sure enjoyed that trip with you. Way to keep his spirit alive!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:47 AM   #150
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Awesome ride report! I am sorry for the loss of your brother, but as others have said, he was riding with you. If the book ever becomes a reality, I would certainly buy it! Ride on!
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