Seattle to Argentina on a KLR650

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by OZYMANDIAS, May 7, 2006.

  1. kojack

    kojack AMF!

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    read the report etc. SWING YOUR LEG OVER THE BIKE AND GET RIDING! If you always live in the what if's you will just become howard hughes and stay indoors!
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  2. thechief86

    thechief86 Been here awhile

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    I will ride until I can't, fully aware of the potential consequences.
    I'd rather die knowing I lived when I had the chance.
    RIP, man.
  3. Thiben

    Thiben n00b

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    Every now & then on yearly basis i feel compelled to read the thread all over again, it never fails to make me realize how precious life is.
    And as a rider, to slow down, for loved once waiting at the end of each ride.
    Godspeed Clayton, Ride on
  4. Westbay

    Westbay Adventurer

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    Well said!
  5. JHpowderhound

    JHpowderhound Been here awhile

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    Wow. Just found this. So sad.

    RIP
  6. kojack

    kojack AMF!

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    Yes.....it was sad.....but the thing is, and the moral of the story, if you live in the what if's....you would become house bound. Not see anything the world has to show you! Get out and Explore!
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  7. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    Exactly. Better to 'live' than to 'exist'.
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  8. HuskerBlue

    HuskerBlue Adventurer

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    Oh my. Although I've been riding all my life, and I'm 61, reading this thread has had a profound impact on me - as a rider, as a human, philosophically, spiritually. Thank you for sharing a large piece of your spirit with us Clayton. It makes me realize the relative shortness of life - no matter how many years we actually live it's still just a candle in the wind.

    Clayton, thank you for the obvious and in a way trivial benefit of slowing me down. But more importantly, a heartfelt (such an inadequate word) thank you for opening, or perhaps reopening, a greater inner self-awareness and a more profound search for meaning and determination to live according to unchanging carefully chosen principles.

    Goodbye Ozymandias - from this moment on you ride with me in my heart.
  9. danbrew

    danbrew GSAdv.com

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    Thinking about Ozymandias today - caused me to come back to revisit this thread. Coming up on 11 years. Wow. Who would Clayton be today if he were still with us? Godspeed, Ozy, Godspeed.
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  10. Mej

    Mej Adventurer

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    Bump for a very thought provoking thread. It has been many years since i last read it.
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  11. KLRWiley

    KLRWiley Wiley

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    This has always been a sad favorite, not just because of ozys spirit for adventure, but seeing the advrider community come out in full force during both his time in need, and the years which have followed. This is what this community is all about.
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  12. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Yesss Indeed... What an AMAZING and Beautifull Story!!!!!