RTW with Noah on a KTM 690

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by RoninMoto, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Great! :clap Send me a link when you start posting:deal
  2. travelingaustralian

    travelingaustralian Globe Trotting

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  3. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Noah

    Still here enjoying this great RR.

    It's good to see that your youth isn't wasted.

    God Bless & stay safe

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  4. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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  5. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me?

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    Noah, thanks for the pics and vids and your candid explanation for why you are there. It's obviously a young man's journey. Now approaching 67 I can only applaud your spirit, strength, wisdom and bravery. But as a granddad, I'll feel better when you post from home. :D
    Travel safe young man.
  6. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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  7. habanero

    habanero Multistradler & LC4player

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    You'll be so thankful you did it this way. 30 years ago I did a 6 month ride through Europe, spending a time in East Germany and Yugoslavia before they broke up. It's given me perspective that people who never adventured just don't have...

    At 28 I had spent every penny I had to continue the adventure, you have a long time to earn money again...only problem is that when you get back to the US, you are really going to be intolerant of the selfish bs that exists here. I spend a lot of time doing nonprofit work in Vietnam these days, every time I come home I'm blown away at how much time and money is spent here on unimportant stuff...

    anyway, love your report, enjoy.
  8. O'B

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    The statement about waiting to retire is so on the mark. I fall into this revelation. I retired a few years ago and a few years before my kickoff date my hips started going out to the point where even driving for more than 30 minutes was too painful. I thought if I could just get off my feet, rest up a little I could rehabilitate the hip that was giving me problems well I ended up with a hip replacement. Well I am back on my feet again and gearing up as we speak but it took a lot of time and work to get to this point. Going in your younger years has one aspect that you can never recover, the youthful looks that attract a wide swath of the opposite sex and this item can not be underestimated! :lol3 But I must say everyday is a good day when you don't have to go to work and just rip around the countryside on a moto.:clapDude nice RR!
  9. mart´n

    mart´n Adventurer

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    Really enjoyed the sound of that KTM riding through the tunnel!:clap
  10. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I can't find my fly reel. I think I must not have put it back in my bag a few days ago when I was fishing.

    I have a cheap spinning reel I will use until I can get another fly reel.. which will probably be in Russia. Maybe Altai?
  11. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    If you can PM me an address to ship you a reel; I might have a Ross Gunnison you could borrow. :wink:
  12. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    What an epic vacation/trip/journey! Smart move on your part to get about seeing the world now. I totally understand your decision and support your idea. As a RN I make decent money, fund my 401k, and Roth IRA but can't stand where I work or where my life is headed. With a wife (which I love very much) and baby on the way it is nearly impossible for me to pic up and go. I admire your courage to take up and go. It takes real cojones to leave everything behind and do what YOU want to do. Keep it coming as it is my fix!!!

    Later
    John
  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    John, I think that is a familiar story.

    I wasn't smart enough to realize that I could pull this off in my 20's. Of course, I could have. It's a lot more difficult with a successful business, wife and 2 kids. Great life with no regrets, but it'd be a very different trip in my 20's, than in my 50's when I get around to it.

    Ride on Noah!
  14. sprouty115

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    I wasn't brave enough in my 20's. But not any more. I've spent months in places like Juarez MX and found nothing but great people. The world is full of them. Noah's trip shows that and following along has been inpsirational. You're right the trip will be different at 50 vs. 20, but in some ways it may also be better.
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Damn, that is tempting. I'll be able to find one in Altai though. I send/received emails with Russian guides and they pointed me in the right direction.

    2 days ago I was next to a river eating lunch. slow moving with huge trees on the side. I noticed quite a few mayfly looking bugs on the ground. they were dark grey. (we have white ones in Minnesota). I thought i've got this pattern in black. you should have seen how dumb I looked trying to cast a fly with a spinner reel. :lol3
    I am happy to say my dry streak in Asia has ended. :deal

    I had a good job too.. key word.. HAD :D
    I'll be able to get work when I get home. Sometimes I miss the engineering challenge... but then my bike breaks and i get my fix.. and I think that was way better then working.

    Thanks for following guys :freaky
    I think I'll probably have to do a trip when I am 50 also.. to see how the world has changed.
  16. LordSteven

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    Loved the last video, gorgeous landscape and the tunnel was too cool. Thanks for posting so often I really enjoy it.
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    You might change, good, bad or ugly, it is inevitable, but never grow up Noah!
  18. blake716

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    "Epic"
  19. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    The northern route in Mongolia was lots of fun to ride. I hit a rock HARD though and cracked my front rim about 3 days ago. It has not gotten any worse in the past 3 days but I need to replace it ASAP. Finding a rim in Mongolia is impossible. I tried to source one locally in Barnaul Russia but there was nothing. I've sent emails to a few different places in Russia and friends in Europe. Looks like I'll have to get one shipped in. Time to pull out the wallet :(
  20. gen

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    No way to weld it until the next motorcycle dealer?