Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lightcycle, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    Great ride,thanks for sharing your adventure.
  2. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Lightcycle, I'm sure I speak for many of your RR readers who are waiting breathlessly for the Mandelbrot joke.
  3. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    I was told that you need an escort to see the stones up close?
  4. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    LOL! Did you actually buy them or did you put them back?
  5. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Do you know what the "B." in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stands for?
    "Benoit B. Mandelbrot"

    Thank you, thank you, I'm here all week. Try the veal...
  6. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    A recent technical paper by a food scientist who works for Hormel reported discovering a recurring visual pattern in sausage meat. This pattern remains constant irrespective of magnification. He calls it mandelbrotwurst. :rofl
  7. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Mandelbrot actually passed away a couple of years ago. Thank god he wasn't murdered though, it would have taken police forever to draw the chalk outline...
  8. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

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    put them back.....sometimes i am not so brave.....:D:D:D
  9. DanielR

    DanielR Adventurer

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    They are good. Try them next time. Love the ride report BTW. Following along and loving it. :clap
  10. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    LOL! Imagine the autopsy. :rofl

    :lurk Still loving this RR, keep up the great work!!
  11. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Hmmmmmmm......


    you guys are gonna make me Google this Mandelbrot guy, aren't ya. :deal :scratch :umph
  12. Bluebone

    Bluebone half band

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    kinda what i was thinking. i'll prolly have to do it at home tho, this computer at work cant handle large files...:D
  13. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Great to meet you two at the HU meeting, I have been looking through your ride report and my 46 year old brain only clicked this morning when I went back to see what you guys were up too :eek1:huh ... I hate gettin old :rofl

    The funny thing is you looked so familiar but I didn't wonna make a dick of myself saying I know you :evil

    Really looking forward to catching up again soon :clap
  14. nameless

    nameless 100% recyclable

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    hehehe, don't worry, you can look at mandelbrot photos at work...they're safe :rofl
  15. tamas

    tamas Adventurer

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    Great to hear from you guys again, fantastic ride report and pics :clap
  16. tint

    tint Adventurer

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    Subscribed!
  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Great RR so far,

    Nice to see some other people living "the dream" out there :clap
  18. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    there's a nice book about fractals called "the colors of infinity" and it comes with a dvd of a tv program that has a nice interview with the man himself and some mindblowing views of some of his "diagrams."

    the autopsy....yeah that reminds me...people are much bigger on the inside.....like a tardis....
  19. timmie415

    timmie415 n00b poster but not rider

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    Instead of being a diligent employee as I am most days, today I spent the morning slowly sipping my coffee and reading your blog from start to my old stomping grounds of the Pac NorthWest.

    If you are headed south and need anything in the San Francisco area let me know. Would love to hoist a few beers with you...

    -tim
  20. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Update from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/40.html

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    The Oregon shoreline reminds me a lot of California. It's just as pretty, with large rocks rising out of the coastal waters and miles and miles of sandy dunes tempting us to get off our bikes, which is just what we did:

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    Hopping off the bikes for a scenic hike

    The coast of Oregon is well-known for its sand dunes, there are tons of dune-buggy rental places as we ride south along the 101. I've always wanted to get paddle tires for our dirt bikes and go blasting up and down the dunes, it looks like a riot! That, and getting/making some studded tires and riding out onto a frozen lake are two motorcycle items on our bucket list.

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    A dog runs out to greet us

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    And then his owner chats with us for a while

    We love dogs, we've met so many on this trip. On the beaches of Port Orford, Bernie introduced us to his owners, Jean and Don, and we spent some time talking about our trip and where they are from. They own a cottage about a mile away from the beach and after finding out that we were just wandering around with no place to stay for the night yet, they insisted that we sleep in a proper bed for the evening!

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    Bernie enjoys long walks on the beach during sunset and being scratched under the chin

    Even though we've been offered accommodations and meals and plenty more while we're on the road, I always marvel at how generous people are to virtual strangers. We made sure we didn't remains strangers, sharing our travel stories with Jean and Don, and learning a bit about their lives and family. They own an almond (pronounced "Ammin" - like "Jammin'") farm in northern California and they had plenty of stories about their kids riding motorcycles (pronounced Motor-Sickels). Which brought up a good question - why do you pronounce bicycle "bi-sickel" and motorcycle is pronounced differently?

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    Mickey Mouse painting dreams over Neda's sleeping bag

    Unfortunately, I am allergic to pet dander as it collects on carpeting, furniture or anything indoors - which is ironic because I'm always the first to pet and play with dogs on our travels. This means that I can't sleep inside the cottage, but Jean and Don put us up in the cabins that their grandkids sleep in when they visit.

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    In the morning, we had home-made apricots and Ammins, and fresh scones!

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    Don and Jean and Bernie!

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    Jean tries out the motor-sickel!

    We thanked Jean and Don for their generosity and left Oregon in the late morning, our bellies full of homemade food and our hearts filled with the kindness of two "Ammin" farmers from Northern California!
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