Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    got some strange looks here at work for the wet eyes after reading the story of your wife but I didn't care. It was worth it.
    Thanks for sharing the tale.
  2. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Real Men and Real Adventurers can shed tears, and still be Tough :2cry :gdog
  3. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Indeed for me the Adventure is in the entire experience of travel. I love riding my motorcycle Onroad and Offroad. But for me it is not about the most extreme single track I can find.... But about the people I meet and share this world with! :wink:

    You would certainly be welcome in my home.... when I return (or if I do :lol3)
  4. JohnnyTh

    JohnnyTh Been here awhile

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    And when you do i have a guestroom here in the south of norway.
  5. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :thumb Love the connections being made!!
  6. bESS

    bESS Been here awhile

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    I too am teary eyed from reading your words and looking at those photos of your wife Chris.

    you truly are a great man, compassionate and caring. It is a pleasure for letting us follow you along on this stage of your life. I can only think how much better it would have been to be able to share this with someone you love and also brave enough to write about your inner feelings.

    safe travels

    bob
  7. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    I remember reading about your travels, and taking care of your wife. I marveled at someone who continued to dedicate himself to one who may or may not have recognized you at that time. I say marveled as I have known of others in your position who chose a different path than you.

    Two years later and we still feel your pain, but we also can share your trip and are glad that you are finding happiness once again.

    She would be very pleased for you.
  8. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Good. Because I'm reaching for the Kleenex while having breakfast and getting ready for work.
  9. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    on a more prosaic nature,make sure the bike and all the gear is clean when you leave for NZ.MAF boys wont be impressed with dirts from another country
  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thanks for making the point. Have cleaned the bike twice in the last 3 days, and will continue my cleaning efforts today so she will look better than when she was new!

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    looking good! dont forget those bags!
  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thanks for all the kind comments, and sharing in my journey. It is all part of my life experiences as I take in this adventure.

    I am in Buenos Aires. Today is a new day, and we will see what unfolds today!

    In between working on cleaning the bike, also taking time to see a little bit of the city. Went to the big cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood. Amazing mausoleum here including Eva Peron.

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    Some areas have wide "streets" lined with mausoleums, and others are narrow.

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    Many many very old ones.

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    Just enjoyed seeing the various architectural details

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    Lots of people gathering at Eva Perons Monument

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    Lots of caskets and decorations in the monuments

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    Then out for a nice lunch.

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    Then a nice little cone of Ice cream!

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  13. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    They are as spotless as I can make them
  14. olderigetfasteriam

    olderigetfasteriam Adventurer

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    You are an inspiration. As the caregiver to a wife with worsening Multiple Sclerosis you give me strength and courage. Thanks!
  15. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thank You. it takes a great deal of courage and strength to be a caregiver. May you do well in caring for your wife. To me there is no greater calling in a marriage than taking care of your loved one to the best of your ability. (of course, none of us do it perfectly and without mistakes, we are human.)

    :thumb Proud of you!
  16. AndréBigTrailRider

    AndréBigTrailRider VIAJAR É PRECISO...!

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    Radioman, where are you right now? When will come to São Paulo, we are waiting for you!
  17. IdeaWife

    IdeaWife Been here awhile

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    Still following along...your anniversary post made me :cry

    So glad you have this opportunity to travel the world and touch so many lives.

    :ricky Ride on!

    Sandy
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  19. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    If you like being in cities, Buenos Aires is Great!

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    Being back in Buenos Aires is the final stop on my time in South America. Sort of strange as I get sorted out with shipping, cleaning the bike, and getting ready to move on to New Zealand. It is bitter sweet, as I have come to really like my time here. I will miss using my small amount of spanish to communicate, and many other parts of the culture here to numerous to list. :deal

    SlowPhil and his Wife Jan returned back after spending a month together "Adventure Bussing" around Argentina and Uruguay. So what are we to do.... Invite people out to have a big dinner! We also added Chris from the UK that just spent 2 months riding his bike from Colombia to Argentina, and Ma Jo from Corrientes, Argentina who is staying in our apartment building. We had a great evening out! Go home at 4 Am

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    Here we are getting down to Jan's Height!

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    Then a great dinner!

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    Left a little wine bottle to remember the evening!

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    The culture of Argentina is a late night culture. We did not eat until 10PM, then out to find some music.....

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    Then a great Bar with fantastic music....

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    Claudio having a bit too much fun.

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    Then a Bachlorette party in full swing on the street.

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    As we stayed out late ..... Claudio talking to a new friend.

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    Nati giving Yoda a kiss

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    Next day took a tour bus around the city to get a little bit better understanding of different neighborhoods!

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    Plug headset into the right place.

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    Was worth getting a view of the city and learning some history!

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    A stop at the Boca Junior Stadium. Futball is huge here.

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    Then a look are the area. La Boca is a cool place to have a look around.

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    Taking a turn at Tango

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    And then some professional dancer.

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    Very Sexy dance

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    Then some special forces motorcycle police roll by.

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    Meanwhile back near our apartment, the graffiti artist at work.

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  20. Dracula

    Dracula Dilettante

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    Wow, Buenos Aires must make everyone feel young :thumb