'Round the World with an Italian Supermodel

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. BackpackerMoto

    BackpackerMoto Outcast

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    Ah, the 89/640. Fast but fragile. Imo its successor the 90/641 was the prettiest car of that era. John Barnard at his finest.

    Good to have you back, man.
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  2. Sherwin84

    Sherwin84 Adventurer

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    Well...as others have done, so must I.... Dennis Matson, amazing work. Your life experiences colorfully painted in words have resounded in many of us. Most of us envy the ability to leave it all behind and chase the adventure riding dream. I appreciate your realism. Adventure sounds like such romance. In a perfect world it would be. In this world, it will have its moments, but many of the romantic moments are followed by a shitstorm series of unfortunate events. Many of which could be crippling, but you ride on. I thank you for your efforts in riding, writing, painting, living, and opening our minds to think differently than we did at the beginning of page one. Ride on Brother, Live on...and should you ever cross Saskatchewan, my door is open for you and your noble steed. I fear the Panigale would have to sleep with a GSXR, but by the looks of things, she has done worse :) I will be adding a AH decal to the GXSR...
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  3. Ross1969

    Ross1969 Adventurer

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    Good to see you popping up again Dennis.
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  4. John Nash

    John Nash Bluenoser

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    Glad you have returned to these pages Dennis.
    Happy New Year and all the best to you in 2017.
    I have enjoyed your RR and photography since the beginning here.
    Life has its ups & downs..time for an up!
  5. Cro59

    Cro59 Been here awhile

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    One of the best ride reports on the site. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share with us, and good luck with your future adventures.
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  6. kneedrag

    kneedrag Adventurer

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  7. TT Rider

    TT Rider Extreme Countersteer.

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    You shoul read my comments on Dunlop Alpha 13.
  8. kneedrag

    kneedrag Adventurer

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    You have a good soul Dennis. I can understand this and would offer the same. As for being alone, I never am. Always in good company and spirits if only with my BMW beneith me with my Arai wrapped around my head.......
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  9. kneedrag

    kneedrag Adventurer

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  10. Silus

    Silus Adventurer

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    Great thread. Should never die.
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  11. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    One of the best ever written...probably the best
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  12. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Always eager to enjoy Dennis' adventures and observations on life unfolding around him. I hope today finds him in good health and contentment with the sun shinning. Like many, I anxiously await his next update.
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  13. radmeister

    radmeister not there

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    Dennis! Please come back.
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  14. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Search for his MotoGP and auto racing art.
    It's fantastic
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  15. dmmcd

    dmmcd ADV Wannabe

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    I follow him on Instagram, or you can check out his work here: https://www.antiheroart.com/
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  16. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    So Dennis, just finished reading your RR after getting tied up with life for a bit (source of inspiration to follow). Hope things are well. I just wanted to say, you've influenced many people in a positive way through this RR and that has VALUE! Would love to see you use that to help you do what you want to be doing. What ever happened with the book you were working on? If it's anything like this RR I would bet it would help you along and further influence people to follow their dreams.

    As an aside, thanks to you, I just bought my second Ducati, a brand I had never really considered. A Panigale 1299, slightly used and obsessively maintained including not being washed only wiped to prevent corrosion? ha! This guy didn't fuck his girlfriend, he saved her for me... Picking her up next week.
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  17. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    I have bought some of Dennis' artwork for gifts to our major customers to hang in their offices. They *greatly* enjoy it. Huge success.
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  18. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Dennis does paint some cool shit!
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  19. EvrythingAwesom

    EvrythingAwesom Long timer

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    SEE MY POST RE APRICOT KERNELS:
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/prostate.1170776/page-5#post-33822178