Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. Motorrev

    Motorrev Semi-Adventurer

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    Radioman,

    Have not missed a day of this since you started. Great report as always, Mark.
    Was wondering the same thing about Sherri Jo. Any news or her anywhere?

    Blessing Mark,
    Bob
  2. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Catching up...finally decided to start from Day 1 to get the whole story. I'm on page 75 where you make it into Mexico after having the engine failure. Neat to fast forward and see where you're at.
  3. wildy

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    Late follower here. The trip is epic. Having read your posts and life story I get where your coming from and what your searching for. She will be very proud of you :nod
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Will be in Sydney mid May. Probably Perth by Augustish..... Will let you know.
  5. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Yes. Sherri Jo is well. I should see her soon as she is on her way to NZ :D



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  6. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Interesting to see that you are as far south as I am north, well, within a degree or two. Cheers.:clap
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    While in Christchurch we walked around to see the Red Zone downtown, which is all blocked off with the damaged building. There are many areas of the city and homes that can no longer be lived in. Still thinking about the devastation that is still visible 2 years later. Rebuilding has a heavy price for the People of Christchurch and NZ

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    Then up early. Remember..... Spent my second night in "jail" :lol3

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    Then I headed off in the morning to ride over Arthur's Pass to teh west coast to meet up with another rider who is planning a world ride. :D

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    Across the plain toward to mountains. Enjoying the early morning sun. I love the experiences as I ride my moto. The smells of the farming, the early chill, then the warming sunshine, the wind, the beauty of the sceneries unfolding before me, and of course the people I have the pleasure of interacting with along this journey.

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    I stopped for a cup of coffee in Springfield at the foothills. The lady that ran the place told me it would be raining in the pass.... I told her I was meeting a friend on the west coast for lunch..... "Be careful she said, or have your friend ride this way " But I carried on as I wanted to ride this road...

    Nice road as I wind up into the mountains. The rocks at Cass where really cool.

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    Just wide open spaces. I see rain in the mountains head, but it is a great ride!

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    As I roll up and over the pass, no rain, and nice views.

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    Then I get to the coast road.

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    The reason I rode this way, was to meet up with Tulletha. She is in the process of planning and then making a solo journey around the world. She had contacted Dick Hubbard after being inspired by his Cereal Box Notes about there adventures from Alaska to Ushuaia.

    Was fun to share in her excitement of the big journey ahead! If you want to check out her FB page and blog. But she will be updating her Website in the future as she plans to start her trip Oct 2014! Bookmark it :)

    https://www.facebook.com/TeesWorldRide2014

    http://www.teesworldride.blog.co.nz

    We will wish here well on her trip, and of course when she arrives in the US ..... Hopefully the ADV community will help her out! :clap
  8. jbcaddy

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    Hi Mark, thanks for the photos of Burt's "shrine". Well, the rest of the photos are great also. :D
    All the best, Jan
  9. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Mate we live in Wanaka and it would have been a treasure to have hosted you ..... unfortunately you have set a bad example and here where are unemployed and homeless with a huge :D on our faces.

    Very happy Dick and Diane have been looking after you, they are absolutely top people :clap

    Enjoy the rest of NZ :freaky
  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :lol3 Thanks Appreciate it! I have a similar grin.:lol3
  11. foggyred

    foggyred Adventurer

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    fantastic ride report,i thought of you going over the pass on Monday when the nor west wind got blowing,i hope it wasn't to bad for you.just a word of warning if you are riding over the Easter weekend the tolerance on speeding is dropped to 4ks over the limit and the police are usually out in force revenue gathering so go steady and ride safe
  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :thumb Thanks for the warning!!! Great info! The ride over the pass was great!!! Just a slight wind...
  13. LSU Tiger

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    radioman, i am glad you know where sherri jo is.
    please encourage sherri jo to post something personal on her blog
    so the rest of her family will quit worrying. thanks. joey
  14. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Nelson to French Pass, then onto Picton

    Has been amazing the weather that I have had for my time in NZ. As I ride east out of Nelson, it is a gorgeous morning!

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    And what a great way to start my morning. Nice twisty pavement up into the mountains

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    and it seems to get better :D

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    Was thinking about this card a friend gave me....

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    I took the road out to French Pass which is 60km north out to the end of the road.

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    Someones roadside sense of humor

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    Okiwi Bay

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    When the road turns to gravel for the last 22KM. It gets better yet!!

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    They were doing road works most of the way.

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    Lots of blue sky, sheep, beautiful scenery the whole way!

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    Arriving French Pass

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    Great little place! They had a cool campsite, but I had made other plans for the evening!

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    Sat on the beach and enjoyed the view

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    Then I get to ride it again!!

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    What a great day!!

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    I ended up in Picton staying with Diana'a Sister and Brother in Law!
  15. Aarrff

    Aarrff Gravel Grinder

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    Wow! What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing Mark!
  16. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    That looks like a fun road for sure!!
  17. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Beautiful photos...what's the ocean water temp along the coast? Inviting to swim or too cold to consider?
  18. ukturfrocks

    ukturfrocks Been here awhile

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    Awesome
  19. chekamus

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    More great pics mark! still in the sunshine i see!
  20. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Swimable if your from the PNW :)