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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. hardroadking

    hardroadking Been here awhile

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    Nina, thanks for the summary, lots of good information there.
    Were you careful about always drinking bottled water and avoiding ice cubes in drinks?
    Did you get sick during the trip due to food or water?
    Any problems getting money from ATM machines?
    Did Crick and Crock plan from the beginning to join you half way through your trip or did they decide to come down after they saw how much fun you were having?
    Did you eat street food very often or did you mainly eat in nicer restaurants?
    Thanks again for the great ride report, it was fun to follow along with your adventure!!
  2. burley

    burley alaskan wanderer

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    You have inspired many, planted the seed,and showed how rolling slow is the way to go ,one fine lady you be, incredible ride report, many thanks, please do it again,
  3. Candiya

    Candiya Been here awhile

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    Thank you for your inspiring report! Please let me know if you ever make it up to the Seattle area. My guest room is open!
  4. Abosit

    Abosit Been here awhile

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    Candy:
    thank you for your offer. I certainly will wander off to the Seattle area. I will let you know.
    Beautiful area to ride.
    Next year is a very good possibility.
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  5. BSTT

    BSTT Been here awhile

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    Great Ride!:clap
    Congratulations! It was a pleasure to follow you!
    Thank you for posting the story and the details afterwards.
    Ciao Gero
  6. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    Abosit it is always fun to wander along with you on your travels!
    Your pictures were ( as I have come to expect from you)
    AMAZING!

    And ........

    Thanks for posting the summary of your expenses. :thumb

    Happy trails :wave
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  7. FarSide

    FarSide n00b

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    Wow what an inspiring adventure. I'm late to finding these ride reports but now I can binge read the entire trip. I'm rethinking some riding goals and priorities and this help!! Cheers
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  8. Juanillo

    Juanillo Adventurer

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    ¡Hola, Nina!.
    Capté tu crónica tarde, me capturó, y me ha tenido encantado varias semanas hasta leerla, completa...
    Como bien te han comentado varios compañeros, has sido altamente inspiradora y has demostrado ser una auténtica dama sobre ruedas!!!. Que te conste que desde España, has sido "disfrutada" también...

    Hi Nina!
    I noticed your RR too late, and felt in love of it very rapidly!. Lots of fun to fully read it... You have been inspiring to all of us, as many fellow colleagues told you: what a real Madam on wheels!. Warmest regards from Spain!.
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  9. NowVoyagerlucy

    NowVoyagerlucy n00b

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    I'm speechless! you have inspired me.
  10. Abosit

    Abosit Been here awhile

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    Hi Juanillo,
    Thank you for your nice words.
    Oh Spain, beautiful country to ride. The culture the food......hm.....hm....thinking.

    For some of you wondering what next, or how it is after the return. It is also another aspect of the trip.
    I have been back in the US now for two and half months.
    My trip is slowly sinking in and missing my adventure time. I have heard from many riders the coming back is hard.
    Some people get depressed and have it difficult to get in a regular life again.

    I was wondering what would happen to me, well ...depressed?...NO..... itching for another trip?.... OH YES!!!
    So I am dreaming for another trip, just have to find good timing and where to. Europe, US or back to South America, Central America?
    When that happens, you will find another thread from the OLD WEED.... :)
  11. SpiritAtBay

    SpiritAtBay Been here awhile

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    Spain just might be calling!

    Look forward to your next adventure report.
  12. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Can't wait till your next adventure!! If you want to start from France I have a nice/cheap TDM still waiting for me in Paris which I should sell !!!


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  13. Old fool

    Old fool Road rider

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    My friend and I spent six weeks in France, Spain and Portugal in May and June on our motorcycles and yes, Spain for sure. There is no end of interesting and wonderful places to visit and see and of course the food is always good. Even MacDonalds has good coffee - nothing else mind you . . .
  14. MikeS

    MikeS Fur shur! Vamos! Supporter

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    I was wondering the same, following my own SA trip last winter. I was and am glad to be home, but suffering the itch of the travel bug it is. Depressed, no.
  15. motorradrudi

    motorradrudi tourguide

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    Nina,
    it's been a long time since I last follow your trip - today was!
    And I have to say:
    Congratulations on your epic adventure and your safe return!
    You did an amazing trip with outstanding pics!:clap

    Thank you very much for sharing your adventure with us!

    Best greetings from goold old Germany
    Rudi
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  16. Pedersoli

    Pedersoli Been here awhile

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    70 isn't old anymore. It is the new 40! Grace Slick (White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane) was born in 1939 and when I was a teenager I had a crush on her.
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  17. Mcreviver

    Mcreviver Adventurer

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    Glad you made it back safely.
    Is there any country you traveled through that you thought you wouldn't mind living in permanently?
    If so, what place?
  18. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I still do.
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  19. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Shame Carrie Fisher didn't get the memo.

    :thumb
  20. Abosit

    Abosit Been here awhile

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    You guys are unique!!
    From my side, still checking once in a while this thread if questions.

    I do like this expression:

    70 isn't old anymore. Its the new 40!

    I might put a sticker with that on my bike!!