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Old 07-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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the time has come

For me to say sayonara to the green, the wet and the fabulous pacific northwest. In the morning I leave for Montana where I'll meet a friend and venture down to New Mexico where we'll meet up with 5 others and then proceed to Cortez Colorado to do the COBDR. I have my life packed onto my mule and after the COBDR I'll be moving to New Mexico to start a new chapter.

Mostly, I would just like to say thank you to some of you FF's (you know who you are) who taught me many lessons, in regards to riding motorcycles and life in general. For showing me some amazing places in Washington and Oregon to visit, ride and appreciate. And also for breaking me in for my first year of dual sport riding. I've learned many many things from everyone in this community and some local events and just want to say thanks. I only had a small taste of what our region has to offer and it made me fall in love with what we have and not take it for granted, but it's time to twist the wrist and explore not only some other geography, but also myself. This place will always be home, but I can't wait to see what else is out there. Thanks again, I'll either see you guys at Wetfest or AJ's Apple Vally Rally.

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Good luck man!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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Happy travels Roach, post up some pics sometime.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #4
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Cheers, Roach! Hope you will be able to make it up here to AVR 2014!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:16 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #6
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Good luck Roach.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:35 PM   #7
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safe travels bro,,have fun!
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:38 PM   #8
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:51 PM   #9
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I never got up to B'ham for a beer or ran into you at the Des 100, but I saw your bike there. Good luck on your new chapter and happy travels!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #10
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Good Luck Roach. Sounds like the next adventure is underway.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:50 AM   #11
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hammer down and have fun. Hope it goes well for ya
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #12
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Roach,
Have great time! Safe travels! Don't forget the pictures!
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:20 PM   #13
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Movin' on up!!
Rock the COBDR, buddy!

I'll look for that OD paintjob coming up my driveway in October
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:35 PM   #14
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The time has come-

Josh,
I wish you all the best-had fun riding with you locally..
It is not your destination but the journey that matters most my friend..

now fill that tank with juice, and get the ass end loose!!! Braaap

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Old 07-16-2014, 04:12 PM   #15
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Happy trails, Roach.
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