Around the World in 800 Days

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

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  1. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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    Creekr makes a good point about inner reflection when riding alone. I've done most of my long disance rides alone and I could always think with extreme clarity. Something you cannot do sitting in a cubicle. Not to get heavy, but there is no doubt that long distance motorcycle travel is a metaphor for life's journey. Its real & raw living. It also parallels the ups & downs of life. Some good days on the road, a few crappy ones, and the occasional lonely day. One thing is for sure, you'll come back a wiser guy. Now pass the rum punch!
  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Gotta find some wine for my birthday to celebrate..............it{s been a while
    Man can not live on beer, tequila and rum alone
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Yep, not alone when I log on to my blog

    But my little tent can get lonely at night :evil


  4. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I need to learn Spanish faster some how
    I am missing out on so much because I can{t have a normal conversation down here

  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I cant remember te name of the place
    But in Mexico, it probablt has not changed much

    I need to start planning for my boat ride to Columbia soon
    I am thinking late January
    I will pin it down in the next couple of weeks

  6. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    The camera is a waterproof Nikon
    I wanted the Canon but it was 3 times as much
    I figured if it takes a dump or gets lost or stolen, I can just buy another and still be better off
    In the end, I wish I would have bought the Canon


  7. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Amen
    Not only am I learning the world, but I am learning more about myself
    And people don{t know what I mean unless you have been in our shoes
    Thanks

  8. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Well said
    I have left the land of rum punch and rasta dudes
    Now it all about the Rooster (Gallo Beer)
    Tomorrow I will explore beyond the rooster and see what else this country has to offer

  9. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Ecuador has really cheap Spanish immersion classes in Quito...Friend from work went and said it was great....
  10. JetJockJim

    JetJockJim Adventurer

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    Eduardo! Ole! - Following your adventures with much envy! You're looking great! Bike looks good too. Now that you're almost through the muck of Central America - I thought maybe I'd fly down to SA. Let's coordinate! Drop me a PM when you get a chance!
  11. sureshotbrown

    sureshotbrown SC

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    Happy Birthday keep it up we are all with you. I love getting my fix every Monday. Thanks :1drink
  12. quimexa

    quimexa Adventurer

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    Happy Birthday ED!!!!!!!!!!! :beer
  13. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    Ed

    Happy Birthday Ed
    Wishing you the best and safe travel, will have a :freakyfor you.
    I have fillet mignon and a bottle of Kendal Jackson waiting for you :evil
    :lol3
  14. m&p products

    m&p products Adventurer

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    Happy 47th Birthday! Hope you find some birthday cake to celebrate! Stay safe! Love M&P
  15. Marine By Choice

    Marine By Choice Sergeant 0311

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    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY and thank you

    Ed,

    Your excellent ride report and pictures leave all of us wanting more and more. You have done what we all wish to do but are not courageous enough to do!

    I have been a traveling salesman for most of my adult life and know the loneliness you face from time to time. In my busiest time I spent around 250 nights per year on the road. Fortunately I have a VERY understanding wife who kept everything together at home. You will, in future years, learn that these travel times allowed you to "know" yourself so much better than the average person. And you will be glad you took the time for this journey.

    Safe travels!
    Keith
  16. Adventurous Human

    Adventurous Human Adventurer

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    Finally found and caught up on your blog. AMAZING travels - I'm also from SoCal and you have inspired me to make the trip myself! I'm taking pointers and some boarder prices from your blog. Keep livin the dream.

    ¡feliz cumpleaños! :freaky
  17. nanox14

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    dude happy B-day, what an awesome GIFT you are giving yourself by going around the WORLD ON A BIKE :dllama,, keep that wonderful attitue and try to take in every experience..... SAFE travel,, and maybe I`ll see you here in VENEZUELA
  18. Voidrider

    Voidrider Been here awhile

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    Dogpiling on with the birthday wishes here!
  19. Coots

    Coots That's what she said

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    Happy Birthday Ed,

    Hope it was wonderful. Have one for me.:freaky
  20. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Happy Birthday Ed!

    Keep the rubber side down,

    Mark
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