Old Man On A Bike Through India

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by simongandolfi, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    :lurk
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  2. Jonak

    Jonak n00b

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    No problem. Feel free to mail me. We can surely meet. May be we can ride to a place as well. I will be back from Sikkim in 15days.
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    Oh stop.......................:lol3
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  4. oldmencan'twait

    oldmencan'twait simon gandolfi

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    Yes, I have a confession to make. I am at it again. Eighty years old and riding a motorcycle (though only a small one). I fly to Delhi, India on the 7th to collect a 125 and ride back to the UK via Pakistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia etc. etc....
    The change from Old Man On A Bike to Old Men Can't Wait is self explanatory. I shall be moving on soon - to a higher or lower plane. Fortunately for my heirs, my great great grandfather built the church in our village and we retain ownership of a large part of the cemetary so burying me will be cheap. Meanwhile time to get on with it, polish my shoes, pack my bags, dig the helmet out of the store cupboard. Nervous? Yes, a little. Actually, more than a little...:clap
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  5. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    SIGNATURE MATERIAL FOR SHURE!!!:deal
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  6. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Wow, just looked you up on amazon and I now know that I met your son 20 odd years ago (he had been following the sun teaching scuba diving around that time. He told me his dad was writing a Alistair Maclean book).

    Good luck with this trip. I once considered buying a KTM duke 200 in India and riding it around the coast and brining it back to the UK (airfreight), but lots of horrible Indian red tape got in the way.

    :lurk
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  7. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    :lurk This sounds great! I'd love to ride India one day. For now I'll just live vicariously.
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  8. oldmencan'twait

    oldmencan'twait simon gandolfi

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    That would be Mark, now teaching science at a Grammer School, wonderful wife, two divine girls (10 months and 4 years)....
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  9. oldmencan'twait

    oldmencan'twait simon gandolfi

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    If traveling vicariously, hope you don't suffer when/if I fall off?!!!!
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  10. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    In, in, IN! Sir, I bow before you. You're an inspiration! :clap:clap:clap
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  11. 125uCrazy

    125uCrazy Adventurer

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    Simon,

    Your travels are inspirational and your philosophy to life refreshing.

    125cc & lesser is the way forward, my small capacity bikes always make me smile and cause the larger machines to sit idle in the garage.

    Wish you well and keen to follow another of your exploits
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  12. ElReyDelSofa

    ElReyDelSofa Desubicado

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    Simon,

    As always you give me great inspiration that at 54 there is still time for me to take long trips. I am subscribed and as always follow your journeys with great anticipation.

    Travel Safe,

    Martín
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