No Jobs, No Responsibilities, No Better Time then Now

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by bigalsmith101, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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    I finally finished it up. You did a great job on the RR and that was one hell of an adventure for sure. I did find it funny that you and Tom never met back up in SA, i don't know if i would leave my riding partner that far from home. But then again I wasnt in that situation. Again, good job and cant wait for the next one.
    Jake
  2. RobBD

    RobBD Been here awhile

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    A beer and bed here in the West Al keep us all posted of your travels
  3. AXL Stubbs

    AXL Stubbs Jesk Dockie

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    This has been a most entertaining read!! Like a few others, I read in a few intense marathon sessions. I should get a custom made racing saddle for my office desk :D

    I'm looking forward to the next phase to begin in a few days but I think you should leave it on the same thread. I wanna see you hit 1mil views!!
  4. bigalsmith101

    bigalsmith101 Been here awhile

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    Excellent news amigo. Good to hear that your having a good time and enjoying your new lifestyle! How long does it take to get across the Pacific? I can't imagine that you'd make it to Australia inside the next year; something else will keep you busy! Thanks for the heads up dude!

    --Alex
  5. bigalsmith101

    bigalsmith101 Been here awhile

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    Waiting 40 days for me to get out of Ecuador, or for me to finish my 30 day visit with Kristi was never on the prep list for the Adventure that Tom and I planned while we were living and working in Alaska. If either of us had felt indebted to each other, I don't imagine that we would have ever departed. It was a jointly separate adventure that we tackled together. For that reason, we were always able to have a great time regardless, as we were able to operate individually. It was awesome.

    This time however, Kristi and I are most definitely on the same schedule, and depend on each other to kick ass together. It will also be awesome.

    Thanks for reading the ride report man!

    --Alex
  6. bigalsmith101

    bigalsmith101 Been here awhile

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    This is likely great advice, I'll have to make sure to take this into consideration. I'll let you know if I need a permanent address. Thanks!

    Thanks Zoro! I'll definitely keep it in mind should I ever make it to Darwin! Awesome!

    Thanks for keeping up the reading, and taking part in the adventure for as long as you have. I've taken a few invitations thus far (while in the US) and hope to take advantage of a few more as well along my travels. It definitely adds to the experience!

    Keep up the good work Donn and Deby! Life is good on the road! I'm sure you're having a great time!

    I do hope to make an effort to get to West Australia within my adventures. If I'm close by I'll let you know!

    Hey AXL! The first ride report rarely hits a million views! The second one may very well do it though! Compared to Horizons Unlimited where I have just under 95k views, the 750k views that this thread has is incredible! It'll hit a million views sometime next year as I'm riding through Australia. I might have to edit the first page though, and make a link to the page where this one starts. I'll take it into consideration, but you better get your custom racing saddle ready!
  7. LOBOFOX

    LOBOFOX n00b

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    DIOS TE BENDIGA AMIGO! saludos desde Tampico, Tamaulipas Mexico! un abrazo y FELIZ AÑO 2013
  8. Maverick75

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    You should be near to departing for the best country on earth, bar none, mate! :D Good luck on the temperature differential; we're in the middle of somewhat of a heatwave, so the beer might be a bit limited, at least in the airport.

    Looking forward to whatever you want to post of the new adventure and, as before if you're in the area, there's a bed and beer here.

    (No, we're not obsessed with beer.) :1drink
  9. bigalsmith101

    bigalsmith101 Been here awhile

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    Hey Maverick! We're soon to be departing one of the best countries on earth for another of the best, and we're excited! It's below freezing at night and in the morning, and just above freezing during the day. We're ready for double to triple the temps. We'll be, O.k.... Mostly. If we make it near Toowoomba, we'll claim those beers and possibly the bed!

    Gracias por los saludos amigo! Mi novia y yo estamos viajando a Australia por un ano mas o menos. Salimos esta miercoles! Espero que tienes un feliz ano tambien! Abrazos para ti!


    --Alex
  10. bigalsmith101

    bigalsmith101 Been here awhile

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    T MINUS 24 HOURS to go!

    The plan still remains the same! Kristi and I will leave Everett at 7am to be driven up to the Vancouver, BC airport by my lovely Mom, where upon she'll drop us off and then head off to visit her brother/my uncle. We should arrive by or before 10am. The flight is at 12 o'clock pm. (Noon).

    I haven't packed yet. I do everything last minute anyway. Kristi was packed last month.

    We fly via Shanghai to the Pudong International Airport. Vancouver to Pudong =12hrs 15min. We then have a 3hr 45min layover. From Pudong we fly to Sydney = 10hr 40min.

    If all goes as planned, we will arrive in Sydney at 10am on Friday the 18th, having gained 19hrs. Josh the Aussie, by now a good friend of mine will hopefully be at the airport to collect us at 11am, having picked up our luggage by that time. Then we're off and rolling.

    Life is good. I hope I find a job.

    Oh, by the way. I anchored Kristi for the long haul, last Thursday (the 10th), and asked he to marry me. She's mine now! :deal (Pics or it doesn't count)

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    --Alex
  11. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Congratulations BigAl!!!! :clap:clap:clap

    I'm looking forward to your new adventures, that's plural!
  12. JakeS

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    Congrats and good luck
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    ADVwnbe Been here awhile

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    How could she say no with a view like Deception Pass!:freaky:clap
  14. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    That's awesome Alex!!

    Best wishes to your new life. :clap
  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Congratulations!!! :clap



    afraid she falls for the aussie accent? :lol3
  16. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Is the anchor heavy? Haha
    Can't wait fore this adventure!
    Have fun u two!......
  17. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Those are long flights. Bring books.
  18. Ganjora

    Ganjora class A bollockser

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    excellent news BigAl.
    :clap
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    Congratulations!

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  20. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    :clapCongrats to you both, you da MAN AL :freaky