Around the world advrider mascot relay - Bacon's journey

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GazzaFish, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    There, I said it - had to.

    It's been some years, and another coast. If anyone recalls back then, I got all the pigs kit sorted before sending him along, posted pics of our adventures, and KEPT HIM MOVING!

    It would be an honor to do it again!
  2. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The pig needs to see some new countries...
  3. Chris K

    Chris K Been here awhile

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    I agree.
  4. canadius_maximus

    canadius_maximus Quaere verum - Seek truth

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    Then do so. And find someone who'll brook the condescending attitude. It's puppet - meant to foster goodwill, for heaven's sake.

    Since Bacon's come here, no one approached me to say "hey, I'm in ABC city, let's arrange a handoff, I'm heading to XYZ". I've said I'm ready to hand him off. The moment anyone does so, I'll happily pass him along.

    CM
  5. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    CM,Fist off I am not hassling you. Here is a thread that has been updated through time of people who would like to get there hands on Bacon.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265066&page=41

    When Bacon gets tired of riding with you (and you can pry him away from your Daughter :D) , look on the the list and send him East through Canada. By the time he gets to the East coast, it's probably going to be spring of 2013, but were looking forward to showing him the Trans PA Trail (then maybe some road racing :deal) , then passing him further south through the Trans WV trail I already have the route planned and who I will hand off too. :clap

    Keep the pictures coming.
  6. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    :huh Holy sh..,just wan´t to post the same link,but you are a few minutes faster :clap

    Mik
  7. Jim pedley

    Jim pedley Been here awhile

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    Words well wrote !!!!! You've shown bacon and thousands of us inmates abit more of the world .... THIS IS ADV RIDER NOT FACEBOOK !!! Great pictures great write ups . Total :thumb:thumb from me.
  8. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    heading to eastern europe next year, if bacon makes it to western europe by then I'll gladly take him along :)
  9. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    :huh
    He IS seeing a new country. Canada.

    Listen, some people who have Bacon have to fit the travelling around work. And, I agree with Canadius_Maximus, if no-one offers to collect or meet up then what can he do? It's coming on for winter there now so, I guess, get ready for not a lot happening.
  10. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    New pics? :hmmmmm


    ...:bore
  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Since I'm living in Lille, I'll be glad to take him from Belgium :eek:)

    Let's get him to europe if Canada is paralysed by the Winter. You'll get him back for the summer :eek:)
  12. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    + 1 !!!

    What´s going on here now,the last pics from the porker are from early september ??? :ddog

    and if he was snowbound we´ll send a rescue team to bring him back on the road!

    MJ
  13. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    and since he's living in the Blackforest I'll pass him to Mik and there we have the next 3 road trips planned. :freaky
  14. canadius_maximus

    canadius_maximus Quaere verum - Seek truth

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    An update on Bacon.

    Major life-changing situation has struck our family a few weeks ago. I'll I will say for now is major illness, with a massive corresponding financial impact. My prayer is that my family circle will still be complete by Christmas. Bike will be put up for sale shortly, will decide on what do with the gear.

    Sorry to the extent that I've not been able to travel further with Bacon. That said, I took the initiative to get him here - sure if I can do it, other interested parties can show the same initiative for his continued travels. I'll make reasonable efforts to travel to the BC lower mainland to pass him along to another Canuck for further eastward travel and eventual re-visit of the US, or to wherever his travels will take him.

    I'd wish to have more upbeat news - but right now, someone else needs to focus on Bacon.

    Thanks,

    CM
  15. Jim pedley

    Jim pedley Been here awhile

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    Very sorry to hear your that and hope everything goes ok for you and your family !
  16. Jim pedley

    Jim pedley Been here awhile

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    Just a thought here but with so many people wanting bacon ! Could we auction bacon of to the highest bidder for his next trip and the proceeds go to canadius maximus. This way bacon can get on the move again and it will help a fellow adv rider out a little ! What does everyone else think ????
  17. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Sorry to hear the news and hope things turn around for you.

    I am sure someone will pop up and be willing to continue Bacon's adventures.
  18. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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  19. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    I think that´s a good idea. Sorry to read that from c_m,wish you and family all the best!

    MJ
  20. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    The 'rule' has always been that Bacon had to be handed over in person from one member to another. However i suspect the riding season is rapidly ending in Canada (if it has not ended already) so it would be a bit of a shme if he just sat there all winter.

    At the end of the day rules are meant to be broken so I think the postal service can come into play !

    Who is there in a hot location where people are riding at the moment and where Bacon has not been yet ? He started out in Australia, think he has done Japan, but there are a couple of guys in India on the list - are they still up for it ?

    Or if he can make it back to the UK I can guarantee him the trip of a lifetime with a competitor in the 2013 Dakar before he moves on elsewhere ! (But I would need him on his way to me within a week or so).

    Let's get our little Porker back on the road !