Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Enjoy the next phase, Radioman. Looks like they are getting ready for you over there: Mag 6, 7 and 8 quakes the past few days. Probably just shaking the dust out for ya! :lol3
  2. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    Mark, I hope you enjoyed Argentina.
    Have a fantastic new chapter :clap
  3. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    Hey Mark! Jill and I were happy to join you for a small segment of your ride through the Americas. I have just now been catching up on so much that you've done over the past few weeks. It's hard to believe that you are already off to the next continent! We will follow along with you here.

    All of our best,
    Mike & Jill


    PS - the Bolivia and Peru videos you put together are impressive, by the way. And you were kind to conveniently leave out my zero speed set down while turning around in small town Bolivia. Now nobody will know that happened...
  4. RUOK

    RUOK no, no I guess not

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    Hey Mark, just got caught up again. I have been loving this report, thanks again for sharing it with us, I'm not afraid to admit my screen got a little blurry when you talk about Chris and the life you shared together.
    Looking forward to the next chapter in your adventure. Any plans of checking in on the PNW?
  5. porkandcorn

    porkandcorn FortesFortunaAdiuvat

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    mark - looks like we somehow managed to miss each other somewhere in brazil or uruguay or argentina. keep on keepin' on. staying in florianopolis brazil for carnival.

    -f
  6. davidbrundage

    davidbrundage Been here awhile

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    godspeed! can't wait for the new chapter!:dllama
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    The Pleasure was mine! Was great riding with you. I will be following along as you enjoy the rest of your trip!

    Travel Safe my friends!!
  8. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :lol3 I just landed in Oregon Yesterday afternoon. :D I had to pick up my Carnet and do some things at home for just a few days!! Not much time to socialize but planning to go here a talk at Tigard BMW tonight about Backroad Colorado!!
  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I bet it feel strange to be home for a while..
    Safe Travels Mark !!!
  10. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Welcome home Mark/assume you will have coffee with the group at Sbux.:D
  11. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Yup. Coffee with the boys. It's cold here!

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  12. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    No sympathy.

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  13. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Funny (actually is a sad thing) how Cristina is following in Hugo's footsteps and the result on each others economy is the same... Devastating for the "people" they say they protect and want to make it better for.
  14. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    I agree. For teh Argentinians this is not a good thing at all. I feel bad for them and the Uncertainty of Christina!
  15. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Welcome Home, if even for a short layover.


    I am sure the PNW gang has missed you.......





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  16. RUOK

    RUOK no, no I guess not

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    Cool! Got my ticket, see you there.
  17. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Uhm, is this what he gets when he gets to Eye D hoe? :rofl:lol3:1drink
  18. Baja Bob

    Baja Bob 2wheel Addict

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    WOW!!! What a great job!( I just got caught up)

    Great recap of your ride and motorcycle community.

    Thanks for taking us along. I'm just behind you. Leaving here in Aug.(I took lots of notes)

    Do East Cape NZ on a sunny day. I was there in Jan. on a 800.

    Keep up the good work, Radioman...
  19. AXL Stubbs

    AXL Stubbs Jesk Dockie

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    I have been reading frantically for the past couple months. You tell a great story!! Bring on some kiwis, cape reinga, sheep, and what ever else you can find.
  20. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Flew of Buenos Aires. Night Flight. 9 Hours to Houston. Then transfer to PDX.

    Strange being on United Airlines as the cabin crew is all speaking English. No more greetings like in Argentina. Kiss, Kiss, No Buen Dia, Gracias etc. Will miss it!!

    Long flight. Hard to get much rest. Was very interesting walking through First and Business class with sleeper seats and larger flat plan screens at each seat, until I arrive at my seat "steerage" . It seems like luxury for the “rich” is getting more plush, while regular travel is the same or worse. Much like the changes in our countries as the disparity of poor vs. wealth grows..

    Reading the book by Tom Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum about America. Called That Used To Be

    As I travel my mind wanders to now that I am well into my Adventure, How will I perceive this world differently? How much have I changed during the past 19 months of my trip? What are my expectations? Should be interesting as I get back to all the familiar of home.

    Seeing other cultures and places makes you see your life differently.

    Fortunately. I grew up in the US at an amazing time in history. I had great parents, and had opportunities that few have. Was taught to work hard, was fortunate that I did well in business, Married the love of my life, cared for her to her end, and now living a dream of riding the world on a motorcycle. Grateful for this time, the experiences I am having all along the way.

    This little stop over at home will be fun, but I did not tell too many as I had lots of details to get taken care of and limited time. Typically I pack my schedule as I to make the most of it! :deal But this time I did not :)

    But I was able to go to the Local BMW dealer for a movie of riding the Backcountry of Colorado which was fun,as I have ridden some of these roads!! Also got to stop at the ONE motorcycle show in Portland, and meet up with some ADV riders as well! Was great to see you, missed others. Sorry!

    Had a conversation with a few riders that really touched me. Putting my ride and my life out on the internet has been really amazing. It has connected me to so many people around the world. And having people tell you that they follow along, and that what I am sharing is meaningful and impacting their lives positively is really amazing. Just a simple guy out making the most of life. But it is with great satisfaction that you realize how cool it is to share! Thank You all that took the time to tell me what this thread has meant to you!

    Thank You. Stay tuned as there is more adventure to come !