South America and Beyond on Another Minimalist Adventure

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by JDowns, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Gratuitous Advisor

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    John, I'll miss your cheery updates! Get healed, and we'll be ready when you are! All the best!
  2. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    :clap Standing O JD. :clap

    Went out with a bang (or crunch)!

    All eyes peeled for the next instalment of minimalist ADV by the guru himself.

    :beer
    Cheers! We'll put apple juice in yours.
  3. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    Sorry to see the end of this RR. Entertaining, educational, and inspirational, as always.

    You would be free of rules, being able to make it continuous, and include photos, subjects and criticisms that are not allowed on this forum. Would be good to make it interactive, so you can answer questions and receive other feedback.

    This forum's biggest strength is the variety and number of participants. That is a weakness of a personal blog - nobody knows it's there. You would be one of the few people who could pull it off.
    You are famous. The folks reading this are enough to get you going there.
  4. RiverCitySlicker

    RiverCitySlicker Completing The Worlds Longest Top End Kit Install

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    Get well soon JD, enjoy the downtime and please let us know when you begin the next chapter somewhere else.
  5. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    :waveNos vemos!!
  6. ki_ote

    ki_ote Cindi Jo Admirer

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    You have a pretty good handle on South America, maybe Russia would be fun.

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  7. ratbikemike

    ratbikemike Adventurer

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    John,
    It has been good, thanks for your friendship, consel and this ride report. Gotta say, adventuring around with good companion in a car ....wandering thru South America... It could be a lot worse.
    As for me , i will be drag racing tomorrow and tuesday the hardware (10 screws and a plate) are coming outta the wrist. Still building funds and ploting routes.....
    Thanks again. Ratbikemike
  8. GoMotor

    GoMotor Adventurer

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    Well done Mr Downs. Well done. I am sure you know that many more follow and enjoy your reports than those that write in often.
  9. JDowns

    JDowns Sounds good, let's go!

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    Never say die.

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    Half price invalid discount to Machu Picchu? Who can pass that up?

    They didn't mention on the ticket how many frickin' stairs there were.
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  10. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Ha Ha, anything for a discount! Looking good, John.
  11. geolpilot

    geolpilot Been here awhile

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    Going to have to change the name to Macho Picchu!
  12. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Long timer

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    Wow! Looks like a new hoodie and athletic shoe(s?). Also looks like a good time is being had. :thumb
  13. dgeezer

    dgeezer Time's fun when you are having flies. Kermit

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    That is a great picture John.
  14. JDowns

    JDowns Sounds good, let's go!

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    Yes. All credit goes to the staff photographer who not only makes me look good in pictures, but also has excellent taste in hi-tech practical ADVcrutching clothing.
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  15. riverman

    riverman Life is great !

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    Fantastic photo. Looks like you got there on a nice day. It strikes me that smile of yours is perpetual in the company of the staff photographer ! Happy for you both!
  16. mikezx10

    mikezx10 Happy hooligan!

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    Just caught up on your report. Top notch as usual. I think your new nickname should be Uncle Timex...takes a licking and keeps on ticking!!! Your my idol. Can't wait to see the next installment. Thanks for all your effort and have a speedy recovery.

    Ride On!


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