A Solo TW200 Travels Eastbound WA to MN

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Macadam Drifter, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Oddometer:
    405
    Location:
    Kootenays

    +1

    Wow.

    Life is too short.

    Good riding to you man.
  2. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Oddometer:
    12,257
    Location:
    Whippin' Scutt Farkus
    Very sad to hear, this same disease has come close to me and it is just terrible and wrong. I am glad that he could contribute to so many with his ride reports and great attitude.

    Rest in Peace Michael, you are loved by many.
  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Oddometer:
    50,700
    Location:
    Cofveve, Nambia
    Thank you Michael for sharing your journey with us. :cry
  4. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,082
    Location:
    Port Angeles
    Godspeed Michael. Condolences to his family. My mom passed away from Multiple Myeloma last June. I'm sure she had some of the same doctors in Seattle. Screw Cancer!
  5. rm_hm

    rm_hm Logging Road Cruiser

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    169
    Location:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    I can't add anything that has not been already said.

    Rest in Peace my fellow T dubber :cry
  6. Brooktown Geezer

    Brooktown Geezer scooter guy

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    552
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    I enjoyed his perspective and the way he looked at riding. May God bless the family.
  7. North6633

    North6633 Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,126
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Stumbled onto this report, a year later, I lived just over mission ridge from Macadam Drifter, he lived his life! Condolences to his family and friends.

    Reading his adventures , helps ease the stress of for me and wife wife taking off on a month long trip to ride in Vietnam and travel around Asia later this year. We find ourselves worrying about the cost and how it will effect our careers. But its living not sitting behid a desk in some office.

    So a posthumous thank you is in order, for a man who did what he loved. More of us need to find that and do that. Myself especially included in that!
  8. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,245
    Location:
    Central Minn.
    +1 to our brother Mike.

    Watch over the rest of and lend us some occasional guidance.
  9. KLM 3

    KLM 3 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    122
    Location:
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    Awesome ride and ride report. :thumbup

    Fuck cancer.:(:
  10. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    14,113
    Location:
    FLAT Lander
    Just heard the sad news. This RR was one of the first ones that I read start to finish on ADVR. It is one that I won't forget as is it's writer.

    Good journey brother and thank you for the inspiration. :freaky
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    12,920
    Location:
    Trying to tame the Snake!
    It is a shame to think that this report and all the hard work he did to take these pictures and masterfully create the videos will become unavailable when his subscription runs out. I wonder if there is any way they can be saved for everyone to enjoy and to have a lasting legacy?
  12. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Oddometer:
    198
    Location:
    TX
    I just stumbled across this RR. Having struggled with cancer (already...early 40s), this really hits close to home. Reading this, I've been alternatively bummed out and amazed by the trip. However, this is a really great example of how to make something of your time above the ground. Thanks, and RIP.

    As if we needed another reminder, life is short. Best to make something of each and every day.
  13. Gooner

    Gooner Lanterne Rouge

    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Oddometer:
    122
    Location:
    C'ville
    Rest in Peace Mike.

    I hate cancer.
  14. jimmesa

    jimmesa Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    105
    Location:
    Mesa AZ
    Sorry we never met. Jim
  15. ADVMindset

    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,267
    Location:
    Between here and there...
    I just came across this sad thread. Too many of these lately...:cry

    Rest in peace Mike.
  16. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    444
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Flatistan
    There are a few ride reports that I seem to gravitate back to. This is one of them. It's been a year or so since I visited this one. I was not suprised, but am none the less saddened by his passing.

    We emailed back and forth a few times about his trailer and his travels. As DMC no longer builds that trailer, I ended up building my own along similar lines, but the Drifter and his travels were the inspiration. Obviously a good man - served his country, was productive and very friendly.

    As some one earlier stated, life is rather fleeting.

    So, quit reading and go for a ride. :D Explore the planet while you can, on what ever you ride !!!!!!
  17. erockmapquest

    erockmapquest Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    31
    This kind of hits close to home for me. My uncle who rides just died this month from therapy induced lukemia due to battling multiple mylenoma for 10 years. I started reading this report because I saw he traveled to MN and since I'm from there it piqued my interest. Very sad.:cry
  18. Motociclista

    Motociclista got your back

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    17,892
    Location:
    NJ
    Thank you for the beautiful picture and stories.
    Be well!!!
  19. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,314
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    That really sucks.
    This was one of the best ride reports here and I really enjoyed it.
  20. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Oddometer:
    15
    Location:
    Puyallup, Wa.
    Reading through the "Minimalist Touring Thread" and saw a post by Macadam with this RR in his sig. Read through the whole thing only to find of his passing.

    Honored to bump this great RR to the top.