Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    Very nice......You are very lucky that Kat did not leave you dry from Madrid picture :lol3
    So how is Asia compare to the rest of the world?:evil
  2. rahza

    rahza Adventurer

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    happy belated birthday.
    what route are u going to take in malaysia.
    when is it happenning
    cheers:D
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I am not even sure what i am doing tomorrow, let alone two or three months from now.
    Looking at the map, i think i will head down one side along the coast and then head back along the other.

    I am think that i am not going to have time for Indonesia this year so i will turn around when i get to Singapore. Th5 puts me in to Malaysia around the end of March or beginning of April if all goes as planned.

    I hope to see you then:freaky
  4. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    The hot tub pic is gone,what happened?
  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I got an earful for posting it
  6. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    From Kat or from the Mods...?
  7. Shapi

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    I get you don't get too many opportunities to stay at the LAX Marriott these days, but I am kinda surprised that you aren't going back go South America to see/be around the Dakar? Por què no?
  8. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I am in Peru right now
    But the Dakar doesn't come this far north this year.
    I would love to see it but at this point, i just want to get back on my own moto and continue my ride.
    Because doing is so much better than watching
  9. Cloud

    Cloud Adventurer

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    Oh, that's great. Very easy fishing.:rofl

    Great trip. I read it now.
  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Here's my plans

    Thursday night at 8 pm, Kathe and I will be at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Newport Beach around 8 pm
    Then to Yard House for a beer or two in Fashion Island, Newport afterwards

    friday, Kathe flies back and i am meeting some of my wine geek friends for some wine tasting. If you are a fellow wine geek, send me a personal message for details

    Saturday night, at Yard House in Irvine Spectrem around 7 pm

    Hope to see you while i am in town one of these nights

    I fly out Wednesday night to Hong Kong/Macau and then on to Bangkok

    Lalo
  11. Air Force Vet

    Air Force Vet Been here awhile

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    Happy belated birthday Lalo! Still loving the RR but I do have one question. I'm guessing you didn't anticipate the cost of criss-crossing the globe every other month when planning your trip. Is that an added expense or does Kathe hook you up with buddy passes or something???
    Enjoy your days stateside but please hurry back to get on with the travel publishing! :clap:freaky
  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Kathe has me hooked up. While the flights are certainly not free, they are heavily discounted to make my jet travel possible.
    But there is also the risk of flying standby. There are certainly no guarantees there will be a seat for you on the plane.
    Like flying to Los Angeles this week.
    The plane was completely full.
    But Kathe spoke with the captain and he gave me the jump seat.
    And i can tell you, sitting in the jumpseat in the back of the plane for nine hours is not fun. But Kathe brings me food and wine from first class that makes the time pass quicker.
    Champange, filet mignon, port wine and ice cream......yum
  13. Hunter-Douglas

    Hunter-Douglas rube

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    Lalo,

    Thought about you while cracking a Grand Reserve in Joshua Tree NP on New Years. Thanks for still taking us all along, it's been great to hear your perspective throughout the journey since I started following the report back in May.

    Cheers guy and keep traveling safe! (but not too safe)
    -Hunter

    -Oh and hope this goes without saying but if you ever find yourself up this way and don't mind some cramped mountain apartment space you have a place to crash anytime.
  14. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Shoot... I thought that first sentence was going to lead to this. :lol3
    [​IMG]

    But your "hooked up" deal is still a great one. Looking forward to the rest of your travels. Stay safe!!
  15. wannabeironbuttrider

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    nice too be in the club .. keep up the good work.. carry on
  16. FrikkieFerreria

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    In :lurk
  17. Bob Allen

    Bob Allen Been here awhile

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    Lalo, It's been a hoot following your RR. Your meant to meet up with a friend of mine in DA'LAT Vietnam. I'd like to send you a private message but I'm not sure how to do that, so if you have a minute maybe you can send me a e-mail and I can get back to you. bob@adventurepockets.com Ride Safe
  18. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Sadly, after 100,000+ miles in the sky, i am still not a member. But I assure you it is not from lack of trying:evil
  19. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    Come to Colorado - Mile High every time!
  20. flyingdutchman177

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    And in Bolivia' it is the two mile high club.
    And that was breath taking to say the least:D
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