Freedom51; a journey of life

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by goodcat, May 27, 2016.

  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    He may be working on the paperwork to establish permanent residence there. :augie
  2. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire Just this guy...

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    If he isn’t, he probably oughta be.
  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    guessing @goodcat current location has become an international sport...
  4. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Isn't he still in Nogales? If not he's been reticent about informing us of his move... :patch
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  5. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    Nogales?! I doubt it, that is just another Frontera shithole.
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  6. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    I kinda like it there stayed maybe 5 or 6 times in the last few years, even had a few teeth crowned there, The St. Regis is a fun bar! especially on Karaoke night.
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  7. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Jeepers, so many replies to attend to... and I will address each one in time

    I apologize for my tardiness folks, but being an introvert has overcome my attraction for social media.

    I finally made it to my friend's place in Arizona last week and really having a hard time with the culture shock of miles upon miles of shopping malls and every house looking exactly the same and people carrying stress in their attitude like bee's to flower. I cannot say I'm enjoying being back. But this is a stopover to seek the next path.

    It was also a hard blow to hear of Donnie's experience....and still saddens me.

    I'll post more and hopefully some pictures soon enough. Yes it's true... trying to find out where I am is like looking for Waldo HA HAA

    Cheers y'all
  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Good to hear from you Shawn. Looking forward to pics and stories about where you've been, crossing the border, etc. Sorry about the downgrade in scenery to little boxes made of ticky-tacky all the same. Just remember you're in the land of the free now so everybody must want them that way. And yes it's a real challenge to avoid the prevalent stress; freedom comes at a price, you know. You're not far from some spectacular mountain stuff; you could do some mind blowing day trips to clear your head. Beyond the North side of Phoenix through Cottonwood, Sedona, Flagstaff, and to the edge of the Grand Canyon, there's great roads and scenery we experienced on a trip through there. Might even encounter some relaxing atmospheres. Hope you enjoy your time around there man. Cheers bro.
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  9. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Buen Gato - Just finished your great adventure! Thanks for bringing me (us) along.

    MX is on my retirement hit parade, (as a Snowbird). Plan to split time between MX & DR in Winter time. But 1st year of retirement will be Spain for a year to travel Europe via 2 wheels, F1, MotoGP, SBK, Futbol & Rugby! About 15 more years of trabajo.

    And U have realized the essence of travel - meeting & interacting with locals! Most people go out of their way to help out travelers in any way they can - just good manners.

    Rush fan here too - but most likely not as ardent as U. (Saw them on Moving Pictures, Grace Under Pressure & Power Windows tours - NYC area).

    And I ordered a copy of Davids book - seems right up my alley and plan to give to son after I read it (he rides too)

    U stay Golden Pony Boy

    Thoughts & prayers for Donnie & his family & friends.

    Rhino
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  10. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Thanks everyone for all the comments. There's just too many now to address each and every one individually. So please excuse that.
    Rhino...that sounds like a fantastic lifestyle. Best wishes to you on that journey. It's true that the people can add a special flavor to a place and make it so much more enjoyable.
    As for where I am.... damn it's mind numbing boring and I need to fix it soon. But first I need to fix a little oil leak. Not sure where it's coming from and I certainly won't find it unless I actually look at it haha
    I don't really have many pictures to post as it was just a day ride from Nogales to Pheonix but I do have that "special" photo for my friend @GuateRider once again baahaha. Man I love playing that card with him.
    One of the plans cooking is that my Cousin is going to Cabo in early Feb so I'd like to ride down and see her. Time is running out for that but I'll try for that if the cards play out right.
    BTW.... Nogales might be a shithole town but my friend @Cal has shown me the best spot to hang out and it really makes that place kinda cool. And as long as I stayed there, I met several locals who knew me by name and we chatted everyday. It was a little pocket w/ a homey feel to it.
    I think that's it for now and I'll see if I can put a little diddy together with the pictures I have

    Stay forever young my friend's
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