Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Damn you Trader Joe's.......and love you and miss you at the same time
  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    As you are sitting in your office this Monday morning looking at my RR instead doing what ever work you should be doing, I am trying to figure out how I am going to pack these 10 bottles of wine on to my bike.
    Eger Hungary is just too cool. Fifty wineries all within staggering distance. A campground near by that let me stay for free. Lots of inexpensive, good restaurants around the wineries (I am getting fat BTW). And the town mayor walks around his City helping with directions for dirty motorcyclist.
    I want to stay.
    It's like heaven here
  3. GSqr

    GSqr Adventurer

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    Ed,

    Don't stress. Probability that some computer smart person is trying to do anything to you is close to zero. But if you're concerned, simple solution is to change your password. Use numbers and letters that others will not know.

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  4. nameless

    nameless 100% recyclable

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    :) it's not close to zero since he has a strong suspicion that his ex is behind it. :rofl

    Anyway, on with your great voyage, everyday i come here to check on you...it helps endure the rest of the working day :cob
  5. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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    This is me !! Sitting at my desk avoiding work reading your RR.
  6. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Your report is my morning news, keep them coming:evil
    I know you like Hungary but there are more ground to cover and see:lol3
    You cannot stop yet:D
  7. skian g

    skian g Adventurer

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    This has been me for the past few weeks. I finally caught up today, and will most likely be much more productive at work tomorrow when I only have a few posts to catch up on. This is a great read, I really enjoy the reports that people are doing that are using a motorcycle as a means to accomplish their goal whatever it may be. The interactions and experiences that accompany this type of travel are awesome, and you have done an amazing job relaying them to all of us who are following along.

    Carry on cant wait to read about the next 400 odd days!

    Oh and I dont have a BMW I'm dreaming about riding my WR250R RTW!

    Just outside of Asheville NC this spring:
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  8. hwunger

    hwunger Been here awhile

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    yeah, Lalo is living the dream alright .... and so entertaining too :D

    is surprised to see other riders going to Alaska .... then does Baja on dirt bikes - where are the support vehicles man ? .... wants to ride to South America but doesn't even think about the Darien Strait .... is surprised not everyone loves americans - wait till he leaves the west ... might want to hide that american flag whern doing Africa and Asia eh ? .... doh ! ... oh well he learns as he goes .... nice pics too :evil

    this guy is pretty funny ... now back to the show .... :1drink
  9. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I made it to Budapest.
    I had such a great time in the Hungarian wine country.
    Now I am in a big city with all the same shops like Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana.
    It really is kind of annoying.
    Who really needs a $1500 purse?
    I went out to dinner to a fish restaurant. everything was al carte. I ordered some Swordfish, shrimp and scallops. My bill came out to 50 euro.
    The big cities are expensive.
    I am not really sure why I even bother.
    I am tired of looking at old churches and museums.
    I don't think I will last long here.
    back to the country for me
  10. jeffjones

    jeffjones "offroad shit"

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    almost 300 pages in the last 2 days, just happened to stumble across this thread as i'm laying on the couch trying to get the bulging disc in the spine to calm down some.

    Great job so far, pics and updates are great.

    feel for you on the x issues, but shit happens.. you learn from it..

    computer problems are just from clicking on links in emails that are really fonny emails pretending to be a legit email from facebook or whatever.
    don't trust any email links.. go directly to whatever website is supposedly having a problem and log into it directly, if there is a real issue they will let you know once logged in.

    keep up the dream ride! i'll be checking updates every day with coffee.

  11. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    Lalo,

    Your RR is as good as ever. Regarding Kathe as my grandmother use to say to me there are as good of fish in the sea as ever came out. Jealousy is not a good trait in a g/f when you are on a trip of a life time. Enjoy your RTW adventure and I'm sure other doors will open for you in that department.
  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Kathe is not my problem. She is great.
    I am not sure who is trying to hack in to my accounts, but I have an idea.
    I just don't want to bring it up in more because I think it is just causing more problems for me.
    So let's all drop the past, focus on now and look forward to what lies ahead.
  13. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Thanks and I hope the back feels better
    I am curious about something.
    How does one stumble across my blog (RR)?
    It interests me how you all found my blog
  14. nameless

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    I found it when you started it, was looking at the RR thread, it caught my attention and has since never lost it :clap

    I agree with u on the big cities.
  15. Bebbo

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    I watched long way round. I searched for the bmw bike on ebay. Then googled adv bike trip. Then joined this forum and found this thread in this section.

    Been hooked for 4 months I look everyday before work when I wake up and everyday before I sleep.

    Great blog!!!

    My missus hates it as I don't stop talking about it haha

    Sent from the mothership
  16. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Yes, I am sure a lot of ladies hate me out of fear their men will leave too on a RTW trip
  17. jeffjones

    jeffjones "offroad shit"

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    I have plated ktm EXC 450 and am looking to get a bike that can be more "dual sport". Something that can be more butt comfortable, reliable, and powerful.
    I lost my login info from a few years back, so signed back up so I could ask the normal questions regarding a bike I was interested in.

    Then after the back went to crap again (bulging disc flairs up for no reason about once every year or so) I had time to explore the forum and found the RR section and your thread. Read a few pages and could not stop then..

    Enjoy the ride!
  18. flyingdutchman177

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    The ladies here are stylish.
    They all wear those big sunglasses that are in fashion but make them look like an alien insect or something.
    Miniskirts are the norm even if it is jacket weather and some perhaps should consider going on a diet.
    But the women are nice looking. But not Baltic country nice.
    I can't say the same for the men. Most have these big beer bellies and kind of a rough face like a boxer or wrestler might have.
    So if you are looking for a beauty queen, Budapest might not be a bad place to shop. There is little or no competition if you are a half way decent looking, fit man.
    For me, I am just looking.
    I am not in the market for anything other than some adventure.

    In the past couple of Weeks, I have done a lot of miles on my motorcycle.
    Mountain climbing in the snow and ice in Slovakia
    Mountain biking in Lithuania.
    But tonight, I am going to immerse myself in a little culture here tonight.
    I was all packed up and ready to leave the city and I stopped by the old opera house to see if they had any tickets available for tonight to see Flastaff by Giuseppe Verdi.
    Sadly they were sold out but the gal at the ticket office said to come back and 2 pm as there might be some tickets released then. And so I did and bought the last ticket available.
    So fate has it that I am to see an opera here in Budapest tonight.
    I certainly will be able to cross that one off my list.
    And too bad it wasn't The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner. Now that would have been my destiny.
  19. shallowskiff

    shallowskiff Been here awhile

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    I hope you drink lots of wine before the show!
  20. hwunger

    hwunger Been here awhile

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