25,000 miles with Luke and Nick

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Fishfund, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. vadose

    vadose Dirt Doc

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    Thank you!
  2. lairylarry

    lairylarry n00b

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    What a great read! Found Luke's Mexico RR the other week while I was doing a bit of research on Husky TE610s - and now I've just finished this one and am sitting here with a smile on my face! Great report guys, love your writing style - almost feels as if I'm 'remembering' the trip myself!

    Just to mirror what the others have said - thanks for taking the time to write this up, must've been a chore at times but it was a great read. Very entertaining and inspiring. Shame I hadn't seen this at the time else I'd have bought you a cheeseburger in London!

    So, anyone want to buy a houseboat in London? I'm off to find a Husky and head East!
  3. lairylarry

    lairylarry n00b

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    Oh yeah, meant to ask, do you guys ever drink beer? Don't think I noticed one the whole report! :)
  4. Ash-7

    Ash-7 Adventurer

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    Just finished reading the whole report back to back. Must say your spontaneous approach was an eye opener.
    Being a Kenyan, I think your trip through Africa would not have left a bitter taste if you'd have done just a bit more research. But in hindsight, where's the fun in that?
  5. Nibis

    Nibis Where to next?

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    Seen a link to this post in the DR650 forum, think it was about the problems with KTM's LOL.

    I'm at page 29, awesome RR guy's ! Can't wait to read the rest
  6. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    I need a job to come back to.
    I need money to leave with.

    don't really see a solution to my being stuck in the ghetto
    :cry
  7. Arthurwg

    Arthurwg Been here awhile

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    This is the first RR I've read that's an actual page turner. Brought me back to my extended Land Rover trip through Africa many moons ago. Great fun that was, and much less difficult than what you've experienced. One thing I did learn from you: Not to buy that KTM 690 I've been thinking about!
  8. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    What an incredible journey.

    Thank you for sharing.

    It's been a very long time since I've read a RR that's captivated me like this one. I lost interest in ride reports for quite a while, came across this one on a whim & WOW. Had a hard time turning off the puter & going to bed at night until I was done.

    Most epic tale of friendship, hardship, perseverance, & awesome story telling & pic's. :clap
  9. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Thank you gentlemen for taking the time to do your RR, it's not always easy I'm sure.

    Very simply: a great story.
  10. BamaTexRider

    BamaTexRider MOTO-MIKE

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    THANK YOU :lurk
  11. erockmapquest

    erockmapquest Adventurer

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    Sweet RR guys. Soooo jealous!!:D
  12. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    A friend pointed me to this RR. Sure has been entertaining, and an eye opener too. If you guys do intend to tour the "stan" states, strongly suggest staying out of Afghanistan. I spent a little time there - while there are many fantastic Muslim folks doing their very best to better their lives there, and if not welcome, at least tolerate westerners, there are also not a few who'd rather see (very) bad things happen to westerners, and Americans in particular. Western Pakistan is just as risky/dangerous IMO... The middle east region seems like such a powder keg right now (understatement?), with unrest and stuff happening all over the place; probably best to avoid the predominantly Muslim regions altogether until things cool down. Too bad, they have an interesting culture and there's so much to see.

    Thnx for taking the time to put your RR together. :clap
  13. ADWrider

    ADWrider AKA Acorn27

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    Guys, I stumbled across Luke's South America report (awesome) and rolled straight into this one. Like a good book it was hard to stop reading.

    You guys are some great dudes. I'm very impressed at how you deal with adversity in a positive way, and still manage to have fun and look on the bright side. This should be your theme song:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/u2UP86bciVA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I sure hope you do some more rides and reports. A ride with Colebatch and Rod Currie would be so cool.

    If you are ever on the western shores of Lake Michigan it would be fun to meet up.
  14. bastimentos

    bastimentos Been here awhile

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    Well, it's 5.17am on a Monday here and I started reading this RR after dinner on Sunday Couldn't stop reading through the night!

    Amazing ride, great photos and refreshing honesty throughout your story.

    Clearly, I will be absolutely ruined at work in a few hours but it was so worth it. I'm sure people will be reading this RR fo many years to come. Look forward to the day that I stumble across your next ride.
  15. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    I'm planning on doing the TAT with some hooligans this September. :)
  16. Tukata

    Tukata ADV Demo Rider

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    Damn lazy Fisherman













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  17. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    Don't let the secret out
  18. excTC

    excTC Carbon Ktm lifeform

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    Finished reading and a fantastic report. Appreciate the effort to post in real time.
  19. Whitfield

    Whitfield Been here awhile

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    Thought I may be missing out not riding orange, but this RR is making my Husky 610 sound better all the time. Heck I can't even find a Husky dealer in my state / def no beverly hills beauty center look-a-like service -plaza.
  20. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Keep in mind that the majority of FF's issues came from one undiagnosed issue. The 690 is a great bike, and seriously brings the grin factor... to 11. :D