A World Of Dirt...On A 500exc

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

  1. cidi

    cidi cidi Supporter

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    Paul,
    One more supporter of your great writing and photography here. I really look forward to your updates and please know that your hard work and time are truly appreciated!
    Ignore the negative comments best you can, those people are not worth a 2nd thought.
    Safe travels.
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  2. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    .... and yet another who has appreciated your pictures, descriptions, destinations, moto & personal-evolutions, and most of all the immense effort to constantly post such great, positive threads.

    Enjoyed every pic & page.
    Thanks
    Mike B
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  3. HeliMark

    HeliMark Long timer Supporter

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    First thread I look for when I log on to the forum. One of the quiet ones who appreciates the effort you put in to write this, and other threads. Your writing, and especially the pictures are awesome, and thank you for sharing your talent with us here.
  4. Killacurb

    Killacurb Dad

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    Just one more here to give you props Paul. You truly have a gift with bikes, photography and the written word. It will be a sad day if your not around here anymore. But, if by some sad chance you end up exiting here just know you have a large following that will tag along on all your adventures, wherever you may go. Cheers brother :beer
  5. cliffb

    cliffb Adventurer

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    I agree that your pictures, storytelling, and adventures are my first stop when I log on to this site. I hope you won't be driven away by a few misguided individuals. Unfortunately I have seen the few mess things up for the many before. I hope you know that most of us are in awe of your work. Please keep posting here.
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  6. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    Well Paul, your comment is a valid reaction to that unfortunate fact that The Internet has become a place where bullshit has replaced actual experience and expertise is often overridden by self "informed" misinformation. This happens not only in the front page comment section of this website- but all over the internet, all the time.

    Turns out that the intent is killing the... internet. At least the fun of it.
    But a couple dickheads out of thousands of avid readers & followers isn't the end-all... or rather, IN MY OPINION... shouldn't be.

    Ya know man, if the sun sets on your ride reporting tonight and you never post another word... that would be sad- BUT you've certainly gone WAY above & beyond, in all the years of writing and posting. If you dropped out, it could almost be seen as retirement. And it'd be understandable if not tragic! :D

    Maybe you could go "old school" and post your ride report in a... dare I say it....


    blog :photog

    on your Website :imaposer

    :hide
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  7. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I'll add my thanks and support for your efforts on your ride reports. Fantastic photosand text.
    My wife and I visited Iceland in 2019 for 10 days but driving not riding.

    You bought back many fond memories. You visited a lot of the places we did, but your photos are 100000000% better than ours.

    We stuck to the coast, as we were in a rental car and also most of the inland roads were still being repaired after winter.

    Please don't stop on account of a few keyboard f*&kwits.
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  8. Soil Sample

    Soil Sample Adventurer

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    Paul, this 60 year old is inspired by your RR, hell, my GF is inspired by your RR and she doesn't ride! (yet) :D
    Don't let the anonymous, nutless keyboard commandos drive you away. If they had half the stones you do they'd have RR's up on this forum. I for one look forward to your installation for the inspiration and the beauty of your photography.
  9. Slickrick

    Slickrick Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yet another lurker who appreciates all your content on the forum. Thanks for your time & enjoy your ride.
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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Don't let the turkey get you down!

    Ride on my friend.
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  11. cprbusa

    cprbusa Been here awhile

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    First: THANK YOU PAUL!

    Second: Some people would bitch if you hung them with a new rope.

    Third: THANK YOU PAUL!!!!
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  12. squadraquota

    squadraquota mostly harmless

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    I don’t comment too often but definitely need to join the chorus now.

    it’s not about the dimwits, it’s about the good people, few or many, silent or on the foreground.

    I certainly very much enjoy your tales and images and appreciate all the effort that takes.

    Hope you can shrug it off. Slovenia should help with that hopefully , great place :beer
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  13. AnyTwoWheeler

    AnyTwoWheeler Adventurer

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    Another quite reader who can't thank you enough. Ditto to the rest of the comments.

    Josh
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  14. Specularius

    Specularius Been here awhile

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    THANK YOU.
    Your visions through a photo lens brings joy to my life. Please keep it up.
  15. Wagg

    Wagg n00b Supporter

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    Another here that does not comment often but I feel the need to give my two cents worth.
    Paul, your reports are inspiring and your photography also. You help take us to places most of us will never be lucky enough to see.
    For those of us who look forward to your every post PLEASE do not let the A-Holes ruin it.
    It must be a hell of a lot of work doing these reports but do not doubt they are greatly appreciated.
    Love the videos also!
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  16. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Please keep on ridin' n writin', Gracias Amigo!
  17. Motoman66

    Motoman66 Green Rider

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    Keep on and do not let the DB bother you. Great pictures and writing and tons of useful info for all. Thank You for sharing.
  18. Don T

    Don T Roaming Viking

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    Despite the occasional imbecile, advrider is still a great place to hang out, get inspired and create connections.
    Paul it would be a loss for everyone if you decide to leave the party.
  19. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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    We're all being selfish because we love what you have given us and want more, but if you need to take a break for a while it is definitely well earned. Thanks for everything you've done so far. Hope your journey continues to be fantastic.
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  20. gianttrack

    gianttrack Been here awhile

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    It seems that there's a turd in every punch bowl, but your bowl is so big it will soon sink to the bottom. Take a break, but know there are a lot of us following when you come back.
    Dave
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