Around Europe in 80 days - the next Edventure - showing the world is a friendly place

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, May 29, 2018.

  1. Meatn'taters

    Meatn'taters Not any more Supporter

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    Good idea, pause here, found and started reading your 2012+ RR, Around the World in 800 days, been loving it for a few weeks, then BAM!, page 97, post #1935 pictures no longer upload from here all the way to the end :( Total buzz kill! Thought maybe it was me, so I closed out of the RR, now I can't find it again! OK, FI, I'll check out what keeps coming up in my advrider searches, ...the next 800 days RR. Open it, get to page 3, post #47, images gone! Buzz Kill dos. Is there something I don't know that I need to know?
  2. #1Fan

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    It's probably your internet connection. It works fine for me. I am rereading the first RR and it loads fine for me.
  3. beys

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    Scary may be, but it doesn't hurt, at least less than a muslim attack or a snakebite (It might hurt your wallet though, I admit :bite )
    But as I wrote: no advice. And there is a (bavarian) beer for you waiting here anyway...

    greets
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  4. Meatn'taters

    Meatn'taters Not any more Supporter

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    You get pictures after page 97? I get pics on other RR and other websites.
  5. Xicor

    Xicor n00b

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    Same thing for me. After post 2k, no photos!
  6. bocutter ed

    bocutter ed Been here awhile

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    A quick check and I have pictures from post #7222 and on ...
  7. Meatn'taters

    Meatn'taters Not any more Supporter

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    I had too many tabs open eating up bandwidth. I closed dang near all of them and rebooted - wallah, I have pictures again! I apologize for the highjack.
  8. #1Fan

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    I sure do see all of the pictures after page 97. Maybe it is your browser setting, internet connection, or country rules regarding viewing pictures on a hosted website.
  9. #1Fan

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    Glad to hear!
  10. AirCommando

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    Ed, what is your long range guess at when you will return to Europe?
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  11. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Long range plans?
    Pushing up daisies.
    That is the only thing I know for sure.
    I don't even know what I am doing tomorrow and it's Thanksgiving Day.
    But I hope to be back in Europe next June .
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  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    The cause is most likely a virus on your computer from downloading too much porn.
    :-)
    Seriously, I hope my story and photos stay up and are read by people many years from now.
    Long live Advrider
    When advrider was sold and starting running ads, I feared it might be the end of this website as we know it. But the opposite is happening. It is actually getting better. It is becoming the go-to web site for anything motorcycle and motorcycle travel related. And you can often times find it here faster and first.
    In the past, often times I didn't agree with what the mods were doing but now I see the greater picture and greater good it in.
    In the end, this site and its information is actually free. And what a bargain it is to have this much information at our fingertips. And no, the mods arent paying me to say this.
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  13. forgorin

    forgorin Stuck in Japan

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    So, they are holding one of your bikes hostage eh!?
  14. Xicor

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    Back now. Multiple browsers and computers. Must have been a photubucket problem. Back to reading!
  15. kevdawg

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    I have really enjoyed this Ride Report! I hope our paths cross again someday , stay safe.
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  16. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    The message I hope people get from this RR is it is easy to make your European Dream vacation plans a reality. And you can do it on your dream bike. Don't rent.......BUY! And then explore
  17. ObiJohn

    ObiJohn Screaming Banshee Supporter

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    A long-time lurker here. Ed, there is no question that humanity is going to continue. The question is, who will the future belong to? The answer is, the people who live in that future. Not having kids will not save the Earth... the Earth will endure far beyond us. And, we are as much a part of nature as any plant, animal, or insect. I have not traveled to as many places as you have, but I have traveled extensively. As you know, the world is actually a very empty place with humans concentrated increasingly in large cities while there is much uninhabited wilderness. Perhaps the problem is not overpopulation per se, but overconcentration in areas combined with a lack of respect for good stewardship of the environment in those places.

    Having children is making a statement... actually making several statements. It reflects an optimism in the future, a belief in progress and in the goodness of humanity. It also reflects the most fundamental drive of any living being... the desire to continue the chain of life. We are all descended from the original source of life, and when we have children we continue the chain. We are lucky in that today we can choose to have children; if you lived the same lifestyle a century ago there's no doubt that you'd be a father. Yes, we can choose not to have children, too. I have to say I agree with Orsi here, and that her desire to have children WITH YOU is a sign of her love for you, her optimism for the future, and her belief in the essential goodness of humanity. That is the optimism that has made things better for people over innumerable generations. And it is diametrically opposed to the seeming self-hatred of the modern Western cultural belief that humanity is a blight upon the Earth.

    I guess it all comes down to what each of us believes about our purpose in life. You have a fun, adventurous life that many of your followers dream about... but when I think of your most poignant posts, I think of the common theme... of your loneliness, of your drive to discover who you really are through your experiences. I think of your honesty, in that you understand why things haven't worked out before with the women in your life (at least the women involved with your journey). Your father is right, we can do anything if we are willing to pay the price. I'm sure that revealing a lot of this has been painful for you, sometimes it is painful to read. It does show that you are obviously an intelligent person, and a resourceful one, and that you have many friends of both sexes says that you are a decent human being.

    Exploring the world in the way that you are doing is something that has only been possible in the past half-century. That you are doing so is inspiring and incredible, and through your ride reports you are bringing some small sense of pleasure back to the rest of us. But, it will be all over in another 50 years (more likely another 20 years) for you. And then you will have your memories of your travels, and of the people you have met, and left, along that journey. Everything we learn, everything we have... it all goes away on the day we die. The one thing that lives beyond us is our children. They are our chance at immortality, at making a difference that continues long after we are gone. You are at a decision point; will your later years be one of being the elder uncle and watching your family and friends slowly disappear, or will it be watching your children grow and prosper, and learn from your life, and watch them take their first steps and then eventually go on to take their own journeys?

    This is your decision to make, not ours, and I believe that we all know what decision we want to make in our hearts. We just have to ignore the fear. For me, I only know that I have the ability to leave for a multi-year tour of the planet with significant financial resources, but that would mean leaving the people I love, including my son, behind.... and thus for me the decision is easy. Because I'm not giving up anything by being around the people that I love, and who love me... and their lives and their goals are as important to me as mine are to me, and to them.

    Good luck in whatever you decide.
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  18. Mexicano

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    I know this convesations were going on last year .. but I will be riding Europe this summer of 2019 .. any feed back on my trip?
    I would also like to find a rider go ride along with . .I have been in about 40 countries and it is time to team up with someone
  19. Oyabun

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    @Mexicano What's your timing, and roughly what parts of Europe are you about to ride? Potentially you could post up your rough plan in the Europe forums to find a more related audience.
  20. Hometoroost

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    Stunning and sensible ObiJohn. Great observation!