Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Best. Post. Ever.

    I can remember almost 16 months ago, asking my Manager at Work to work the next day from home, because I had a guest coming to stay. She asked, "Is this a friend you've known for a long time?" "Nope!" I replied. "Just some guy I met on the Internet." :lol3

    And man, am I ever glad I did. :clap:clap:clap For those that have the opportunity in the future, you need to realize that Radioman is not a stranger, but just a friend you haven't met, YET. I'm so proud to have met Mark and hosted him in my home.

    Mark, your Ride Report is like my morning paper. The mornings when I get up at 0430 to go to work, I open the computer, log on to ADV and then sit with my breakfast and coffee and read your latest adventures and view your pictures. That stop usually entails a check of your SpotWalla Page as well. I'm so glad that the Adventure is taking you to a whole different part of the world... I'll still have some GOOD news to read every morning!

    So, my friend, keep riding and keep seeking the adventure you're looking for. We're all still here, following along and enjoying the ride.
  2. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Mark:

    I remember a couple years ago sitting with you at a pizza place in Oakland talking about what you would do when your time with Chris would end. The idea of a RTW was daunting and you weren't sure what to do - jump back into work or take time to ride around.

    Your resolution to go on this trip - unknown outcome - rather than just going back to work - is right in character for you. You're making the dream and then making it come true - very cool.

    Now get a picture of onna those flightless birds on Antarctica! <(")

    :poser
  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Congratulations on another milestone. I love the recap and seeing all the people that have been in your life during this adventure. I'm looking forward to following along on the next leg of your adventures.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your life and ride with us.

    Please keep staying safe.
  4. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    :thumb
  5. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Been here awhile

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    Wow! If I ever get to do something along the lines of your adventure, you are a big part of the inspiration. Thank you and congratulations on your latest milestone.
  6. fraser2312

    fraser2312 Been here awhile

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    Mark.

    You truley are an inspiration. Thank's for taking us on this incredible journey so far. It's been emotional.
  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Hey Mark, while you are waiting for your upcoming cruise, here is a little geographically appropriate mood music- or something. :D

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bNvKOzg03Es" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  8. BluNozr

    BluNozr Been here awhile

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  9. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Congrats Mark! We're still following along from up here in Mexico. Keep the excellent RR coming. :clap
  10. aussie_explorer

    aussie_explorer Adventurer

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    F5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5...........
  11. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :lol3 No churning the views. Was a pleasure meeting a fellow rider, especially one riding a KLR250 from NewFoundland to Ushuaia :clap

    Congrats on a fine achievement of making it safely to the end of the world and enjoy the antarctic!!

    Meet Michael. He carried this EMU beer from Western Australia to celebrate his arrival in Ushuaia!! Congratulations!! You certainly earned it!!

    [​IMG]

    His blog you can find here:

    mikesmotorcyclemisadventures.blogspot.com


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  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Super cool, Mark!! :clap:clap


    Are you going to go check out the Dakar?
  13. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I know what you mean. My Family and Friends know who Radioman is as the name comes up at least ones per week.
    and I never met him in person (yet). If your ever in PA, I will try my best to take you for a ride on some of the Trans PA Trail. Maybe you can have a reunion with Mo Bill since he lives a hundred or so miles from me.
  14. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Not sure yet. I ends in Santiago on Jan 20th...... Not sure if I will want to "rush" back up there to catch the ending as there are many things to see and do along the ride north!! (not to mention that it is a couple thousand miles to get there from here. With the Andies, Ruta 40, Carreterra Austral, etc

    :wave Larryboy
  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I hear ya buddy, don't rush, take your time and soak it in. :deal
  16. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    This was you last year. :thumb

    Hope all is well.
  17. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Congrats Mark! The fun part of achieving one milestone is you get to set your sights on the next one. Take care.
  18. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    Amazing summary of the ride to date Mark. I'm sorry I missed the 2011 Hells Canyon Gathering, otherwise we'd have met then. Aside feom the amazing milestones of your journey (mileage, easternmost, westernmost and now in the south) the friends you've made along the way are, in my mind, the best testament to you and your approach to life. I'm looking forward to the next installment, wherever it takes you.
  19. Montek

    Montek Eternal Noob

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    radioman, congrats:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    what an adventure! what a ride!!!!hard to sum up this whole rr in words cuz awesome just doesn't say it all nor descibe it all. not sure there are exact nouns, verbs, and "äjjtives" to really say it - and thanks for taking us with you, epically wonderful!

    Monte
  20. sandsman

    sandsman I ride more than some and less than others.

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    Well done Mark.......I follow you every day, and look for your updates. :D