I think I have said this before on one of your threads; you are amongst the greatest ADVriders "real life" adventure posters, and are the greatest in terms of the overall input, IMO. You are obviously a complex person, yet you like to be a simple and straightforward person, a clever person, yet you are always like to an accessible person, and you also have an innate decency that makes you always want to give rather than take, and you thus always ensure that you bring a shedload extra to each of your "ride reports" besides just some good and relevant photos and a few explanatory words - even in bad times, which I really think says a lot of good things about your character. In fact, I think we, the ADVrider readers, are extremely privileged, because we do get share your soul vicariously through your words and storytelling - the honesty, the inventiveness, the common sense, the controlled craziness, the caring, the fun, the failures, the amazing adventures, the philosophizing, the joy of life, the joy of motorcycles, the joy of discovering different cultures and people, the joy of watching you work out your meaning in life, your friendships, your loves, your moods, your happiness, your sadness, your generosity, your courage, your tenacity, your cleverness, your cheekiness, your seriousness, your magic string and good fortune, your bad luck, your decency, your frustrations, and the education of watching you cope with whatever your Edventure throws your way. Its priceless stuff Ed. We can't ever thank you enough for sharing your life and taking us all along on your rides and Edventures. We are all in your debt. Long may your Edventures continue.