Around the World in 800 Days

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

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  1. Adventurous Human

    Adventurous Human n00b

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  2. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    you're right Ed, and that really does suck. :(


    however. the only thing that i've learned in my 42yrs of living this life we live is that there is always something else to love. be it motorcycle, lead sled, riding the baja, or doing a trip like yours! focus on your next love and maybe something good will happen.

    shit man, you're in the absolute CENTER of the hottest women in the planet, imho...you're a good looking gringo with a spendy bike on a trip round the freakin' world man! and there are those smokin' hot indian women as well......

    ride on brother! :freaky
  3. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Out Standing Member

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    Snap out of it Lalo. The women come and the women go.
    You are doing what you really want to do or you would not be doing it.

    Check out James Allen "As a Man Thinketh"

    I'm enjoying your photos and tales.:dllama
  4. qman67

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    That's a tough one. I hear your pain! Take care my friend.
  5. Coots

    Coots That's what she said

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    Ed,

    That is too bad, and I am sorry to hear that it cost you that. But, having sold all your possesions, to do something you love and wanted so bad... I can only see this as her loss. Time heal all my friend, and remember, you have a bunch of friends here, even if we can't be there physically, we are here in spirit. Feel free to rant but don't woller in self pity. Enjoy the now, the ride, the adventure, and who knows things may work out for the best, because everytime a door closes, a window opens. Take care and remember we are here.

    Shane
  6. Travis Lutter

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    Sorry to hear that you lost your girlfriend!
  7. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Sorry about the sad news Lalo :cry
    We are here for you...All the pretty Latino women are around you
    Have a few drinks hit some club
  8. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    I was in Montezuma last year, and hippie town fits it. Stayed in a place behind the park. A large drunk guy was in the park all night long talking to himself with a Pavarotti sounding voice. He finally passed out in the morning and someone brought him some food and something to drink and it started all over again.


    Sorry about your girlfriend, but..... after your extended tour, and your back in town....You never know. Speaking from experience :wink:
  9. LUVMYDR

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    After reading for an hour about your trip Im reeeeaaaallllly jealous. Im planning a 7-10 day trip from Central Ca, up the coast into Oregon and the back down through Tahoe. How do you find these back roads? Im having trouble mapping out as much dirt as possible.
  10. Travelin

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    Ed,

    I absolutely love the pictures of the monkeys. I had one crawl on me in Honduras, but want to hold one...on my bucket list.

    I finally stopped lurking, and signed up so I could write a note to you on here.

    I am sorry that you have had to struggle with the relationship failure on this trip. I know it is hard even when you are in your comfortable home element. I am sure it is harder when you are traveling and already feeling somewhat alone.

    Godspeed....stay safe and have a blast. Love your 76 pages so far..

    Kim
  11. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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    Hi Ed,
    That is really tough! Sorry to hear that. I'm going through a divorce right now and getting ready to sell my beautiful home and much of my stuff. I've seriously thought about doing what your doing to just clear my head. Who knows, she might come around in time. Maybe she will realize this is what you needed to do at this juncture in your life. Its not like its forever. Anyway, stay positve.
    - Steve
  12. Luckies_AUT

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    Good morning Ed! (it's 8.20 a.m. in Vienna)

    Don't know how you feel right now. But I would like to tell you two stories..
    Right know there's an Austrian guy on a RTW trip too. He left everything behind and was riding alone the first months. Last year he met a girl from the Netherlands in Thailand. They felt in love. She quited her job and sold everything to join him on his trip. Now they are riding together on two bikes.

    Before we started our trip thru the U.S. last july, I met a canadian guy on this forum. He gave us good advices for our trip and until now we have a great friendship. He studied and grew up in Canada, moved to the U.S. and lived there many years. Now he lives in Vienna, couple minutes away from our place. Few weeks ago he met a girl, felt in love and he may stay forever now.

    You never know what happens. ;)

    My best wishes and stay save and healthy!
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  14. Uncledeadly

    Uncledeadly Been here awhile

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    AWESOME words!!! Thank you for your suggestion of these passages. Very timely in my life, and I believe great advice and direction for anybody!

    Thanks!





  15. hankgs

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    Hey Ed,
    As many previous posts stated, keep on keeping on. If it was meant to be, she may be there in a year- This may also be an opportunity for you to be more free to meet the locals on a more personal level :evil
    The Tica's are super nice and wait until you get to Colombia and Venezuela !
    Enjoy this special time and live it to the fullest solo mento!
  16. motomundo antigua

    motomundo antigua Tukker Motorsports

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    kom langs in mijn motorzaak in antigua guatemala, kunnen we ff koffiedrinken. zoveel nederlanders komen er niet langs op motoren.

    Taz
  17. hankgs

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    FYI... he is niet van Holland...
  18. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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    Hey Ed, I can sympathize. It's such a personal decision that has a major affect on your life. Nothing wrong at all with trying to patch things up -- you may not get another shot at it. You can always continue your journey later knowing that you tried. In other words - do what you need you need to do - to be happy. Best of luck buddy.
  19. sonnyboy

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    sorry for your life altering 1116 and thanks for sharing your current life experiences with us

    they say all for a reason, but we cant see the fine print on the reasoning
  20. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    Ed,

    Stay focused on the task at hand and enjoy every moment.

    Keep the rubber side down
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