A World Of Dirt...On A 500exc

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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  2. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Very well done video, Paul. I like the newest changes to the bike since I last saw it.
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  3. rtwpaul

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  4. KTM 500 EXC Six Dais

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    I am very grateful to you for sharing your experiences, I enjoyed reading and viewing your photographs ... It was great! Thank you!!
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  5. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Nice vid Paul. I’ve been reading your reports for years and for some reason (maybe because you live in the States) I never pictured you having a Brit accent! Well done governor, carry on!
  6. skibum69

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    It comes across more clearly when you're sitting across the table from him with beers in hand.:lol3

    Just getting warmed up a couple of summers ago, sorry for the crappy pic.
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  7. Specularius

    Specularius Been here awhile

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    In the presence of 2 RTW royals. Impressive.
  8. Droptarotter

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    :rofl:rofl
    Was that you that drank most of those beers Mike? Because when Paul was here, I think he only had a couple, unlike you and me!
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Funny, I recall that the week Paul and El were here I dropped $1000 in the liquor store.

    Everyone on hand likes their beer, Paul must not have been feeling well if he only had a few at your place, or maybe he was bedazzled by that HP2?

    :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  10. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    That's kinda funny! A few years ago, Paul came to my place and the first time we talked on the phone, Paul was all surprised that I was french! Advrider, a world of riders with a love for adventures!:clap
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  11. Yannick

    Yannick Asterix the Gaul

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    [What ??? You're French ??? But, alors..., if you are French, we don't need to speak english anymore ...!!! (Bourvil and De Funes in the moovie "La Grande Vadrouille"), sorry for the hijack, it's just a joke that only French people will understand ... :imaposer]
    It's funny because @Scribe said he never noticed a Brit accent, and me when Paul came to my place exactly 3 years ago in feb 17, I never noticed an american accent, he was speaking the same english I'm used to hear with the English community here in Brittany. And talking of accents, dunno now, my life and activity have changed but 10 years ago I was able to recognise a Liverpool accent from a London one, a Scottish and a Welsh one and of course on the other side of the ocean a southern and a yankee one due to my job in the (french) air force being connected to the NATO forces while the Balkan wars during the nineties till 2003.
    The video Paul has posted on youtube, presenting his "new" 500 EXC KTM bike is awesome. I've shared id with some friends who don't have the same english level that I have, and they told me Paul is speaking slow enough to understand nearly everything what he said, except only some technical words that I'm used to ear (spending most of my free time on the english and american web). If he had been talking in a Texan or Alabamian or any other southern accent that would have been different for comprehension.

    Paul, you know you have a place to crash in Brittany.
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  12. Linguinator

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    They had nothing in a style I was looking for!

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    This "hanging tennis shoe" architecture must have been at the weird residential areas next to the Salton Sea . . . right ?
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  13. Linguinator

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    We suffered and suffered and suffered. Dear Lord we suffered.
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  14. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Dayum, I'm jonesing for your continued travels Amigo...

    Happy 4/20!
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    Have a blazin' day

    I did a restoration of a 1958 James Trails Commando, allegedly one of only six ever built (with Villiers Engine) a few years back, had the same owner since new. Bought for $275 sold for $6000, hope you got/ get as lucky

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  16. skibum69

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    Paul, you're alive!
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    Foiler Been here awhile

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    This "hanging tennis shoe" architecture must have been at the weird residential areas next to the Salton Sea . . . right ?[/QUOTE]

    This is on Rice Road outside of Vidal Junction CA
  18. rtwpaul

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    ...but my bike is sitting in storage, so I'm dead inside :becca
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  19. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I hear you, all of the other inmates on here probably want to know where you're locked down and how you're holding up in this new world so I'll ask.:D
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  20. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    Let's just I'm glad what a difference two days makes.

    I should right now be in Spain right now, if you haven't looked at global figures of CV, Spain is ranked #2 worldwide behind the US and has over 3 times the death rate.

    I was watching this all develop, this was mid-February, even though I had my bike booked for airfreight from LAX and me to leave a few hours later...I pulled the plug 48 hours before drop off, luckily I hadn't paid for the freight. I ate the price of my one-way ticket to the UK for me, around $300, and decided to stay in Arizona, just to see how bad it developed...I think I made the right choice.

    ...but my bike needed to be put back to normal before it went into storage, its ready to leave at a moments notice once we are cleared...new destination, classified

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