Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by nathanthepostman, May 4, 2009.

  1. Dyno

    Dyno Conquistador

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  2. Blumtnman

    Blumtnman Rider

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    Well done Nate and Dot, :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap.
  3. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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  4. Yukoner2

    Yukoner2 Been here awhile

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    Are you in Skagway now? I hope it is warmer there than here in Whitehorse. It has been fun following your extensive travels. I am surprised that "little" bike keeps going and going and going. It should be painted pink and called some kind of bunny.
  5. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger Been here awhile

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    Ah interesting. If you scroll down through page 202 you get to see the east coast of the US to the west coast in 10 seconds!

    Good on you Nathan. I met you way back in Manali India, before you were famous! Or is that infamous?
  6. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys. I guess it's been four and a half years and 35,000 miles in the making to reach this point, not all that time riding of course. But a few hurdles to get over along the way. Once I get back to England (end of month) I'll write a proper update and download, for now, a few more pics...

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  7. wasions

    wasions Hang 10

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    Good to see you got yourself some proper (warm) gear. And glow-y, too. Well done, Nate!
  8. WildsideRider

    WildsideRider Cruiser Adventurer

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    Awesome dude! Sydney to Alaska...the long way :)
  9. vwnate1

    vwnate1 Old Idiot who still rides

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    Iam SOoooooo jealous ! .

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  10. livewire

    livewire Adventurer

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    I was thinking the same.

    Dude I had an S-90 once in the distant past.
    Never thought of flogging it like you've done with your postie.
    Great job! i am in awe of your exploits.
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Ride on Nate and Dot, Ride ON!
  12. Toiretto

    Toiretto Getting into it!

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    Great stuff! What an adventure!
  13. bettingpython

    bettingpython Adventurer

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    Hadn't checked in for a while glad to see you're back to riding and posting about it to. I'll have to catch up in a few weeks.

    Still have my original postman t-shirt, and I often get asked about it when I wear it.
  14. chilango13

    chilango13 Been here awhile

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    Shoot! Why not just finish the adventure by reaching Prudhoe Bay? Imagine! I think you would be the first guy to make it there on a 150 cc...just saying! Awesome Report!:clap
  15. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I just met Nathan on his way to Seattle. He got off the
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    Ride on Nathan :clap :clap :clap
  16. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Congratulations on making it to AK and stopping to visit with Tom Edison. Enjoy your time in the beautiful PNWet. :clap
  17. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Thanks Tom. Great photos. And great to meet you. Thanks for flagging me down. I don't suppose you saw that hat on the back fall off as I rode down the road by chance? Worn it all the way from NY, then left it on the back as I pulled off. Doh!

    And Chilango, I thought about it, but time and cash were against me. And had I made it to Prudhoe you'd have said why not down to Argentina as well. And I guess at some point you have to know when it's time to stop. In the future I'd like to go back to Alaska and with more time and money on my side see it properly. But I loved Skagway, met some great people, didn't feel I had anything left to prove, and was happy to be bording the ferry south rather than riding further north on a bike with a failing bottom-end. And didn't some South American dude do Prudhoe on a scooter, I seem to remember seeing the pics...

    But yeah, great place Alaska, and the Yukon.
  18. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Nice to meet you also Nathan. Sorry mate didn't see your cover
    fall off. Take care and say hello the next time your in town. :D
  19. theKite

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  20. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I hadn't heard of Nathan until I met him Friday. I've just finished reading his trip reports and :eek1 .
    Pretty cool dude, the road has taught him well .
    I'm glad I waved him over something I've never done here in Edison.
    I'm subscribed :lol3 :D.

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