70 yr old women calling herself the ‘Old Weed’ is having her longest ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Abosit, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. SparkyL

    SparkyL Been here awhile

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    Wonderful RR, Abosit. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
  2. 20scout

    20scout Been here awhile

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    And I just came through there! Had I known I would have looked you up!
  3. KansasKawboy

    KansasKawboy KK

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    She's making her way home. My wife and I met up with her and had a nice visit.
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  4. Abosit

    Abosit Been here awhile

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    Kansascowboy:
    It was so nice to meet you and your wife. Even if it was short.
    Thank you coming out my way and hope next time we have more time.
    We always have lots of stories to tell.
    You are just a few hours South of our home, when the weather and conditions are right for you, take the a beautiful ride to us.
    Hope you come and visit us.
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  5. Txjack

    Txjack Been here awhile

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    Thank you so much for taking everyone along! You give us all hope for our future. I just turned 63, hoping for an early retirement& gearing up to do the same. Sorry I missed you, I work in one of the buildings across the street from United Cargo. I'm lucky enough to have the weekend off working for United. Would have loved to meet you in person, However I feel like I know you already! Have a save journey home!
  6. mrpete64

    mrpete64 Been here awhile

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    Txjack,

    Let me know if you might want a "old hippie" going with you.
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  7. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    WOW! This was the most inspiring RR yet...! Gracias!
  8. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    Going through my watched threads list today cancelling subscriptions to completed reports. As I revisit each one it makes me smile. Yours was particularly entertaining and inspirational. Thanks for taking the time to post up. Really enjoyed riding along.
    Over and out.
  9. Abosit

    Abosit Been here awhile

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    Hi fellow riders who have followed me all the way.
    GORA3 (my mosquito bike) and the Old Weed have made it home.

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    The last morning in Des Moines, I had my the last nice surprise, a women who had done the iron but rally last year, invited me for breakfast at 6:00AM in the morning, because the hotel where I was did not serve until 7:00 Am.
    The day was going to be very hot, so she, as a total stranger, invited me into her home. I accepted gladly and we had a beautiful chat together during breakfast.
    Thank you Mary for inviting me.

    Thank you ADV followers for all your support, it has been so great from each one of you.
    It was also fun for me and made me smile many times and help when I had some little problems.
    I have tried to answer your questions but I may have missed some of you, if so, if it was important to yours one more time, I will keep checking this threat for a short time just in case.

    All in all,..... my trip has been EPIC Ride for me.
    I have had no issues with my bike performance, I haven't had any issues with close encounters in the wild traffic, the dogs have behaved with me and the people......well I can not describe it properly. Total strangers being so genuine nice to you. Curious where you are coming from and where you are going. Not only that I have noticed that they are very caring between themselves. Never heard any harsh tone anywhere.

    On my return segment here in the USA many people asked me, which country I liked the best.
    I answered them they are all so different. I can not say which one I prefer, it is like asking me, which of your children you prefer.
    They have individual traits, customs and way of going about their daily life.
    I love them all and certainly I will be back hopefully not to much in the future.

    I will go over the notes I have about my trip and will post it.
    I know many of you want to know cost of traveling. The part I have been traveling alone is the easiest part to asses.
    Due to having been riding with Crick and Crock for a while, there it is more difficult, but will try to get some info as good as I can.
    I just need a few days to get settled and organize all what I have.

    I do have something to give away for FREE if this is allowed here. If not let me know and I will remove this from here.
    I have a lot of Malaria pills left over, they are expensive and still within the expiration day.
    Malarone (Atovaquone-Proguanil 250/100mg)
    If anyone traveling to the tropics and need them send me a PM

    unti next
  10. djfoell

    djfoell Old enough to know better. Young enough to try.

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    Welcome home. Thanks for sharing your trip!
  11. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    It was great following along! Thanks for putting the work into writing the RR! :thumb
  12. SevenFifty

    SevenFifty Adventurer

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    Awesome ride report, I read it all this evening, good to see that there is atypical adventurers out there.
  13. wianbiggar

    wianbiggar Been here awhile

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    Many thanks for all the hard work that made it such an easy read for us - and congratulations!!
    Impressive and inspiring.
    Ian
  14. motoqueen

    motoqueen One Life. Live It.

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    Great ride report ! Thank you for sharing :clap
  15. luv2fly

    luv2fly luv2fly

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    Welcome home Abosit. I'm sure it is bitter sweet. Sweet to be in the comfort of home and with family again, but the bitterness of such a trip being over. Thank you for sharing this through your eyes. Its been wonderful!
  16. hardroadking

    hardroadking Been here awhile

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    welcome home and thanks for all the effort you put into your report.
  17. navy8ret

    navy8ret n00b

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    I've been following from the start so let me say "Welcome home"
    You have put together an OUTSTANDING trip report - loved it!!
    Thanks for taking us along :-):thumbup
  18. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    Abosit,

    Me alegro mucho que tu fantástico viaje terminara tan bien, sin accidentes, sin problemas. Fue un gusto conocerlos a ambos. Seguiremos en contacto, y de verdad espero algún día visitarte en USA.

    Un gran abrazo!
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  19. caretaker

    caretaker Adventurer

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    It has been an enjoyable 4 months following your trip! Hope our paths cross as I also live in Wis., near Bayfield. Thank you for sharing. Welcome Home!

    Paul
  20. burley

    burley alaskan wanderer

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    Cant thank you enough, you have blown us away,like the morning after a hard rain,so refreshing,and the bright sunny day that follows, what an inspiration ,truly an grand adventure, you are one fine lady, day after day so gracefully documenting your travels for all of us to injoy it was like a fine vintage wine , i can only hope you bless us again ,!!!!!waycool!!!!! TWO THUMBS UP !!