Around the World Ed-Venn-ture, the next 800 days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I think I am more excited this time around.
    Before, i was heading out into uncertainty.
    I was leaving a home, family, friends and a gf behind.
    Now I am heading out into an unknown new adventure but knowing full well what to expect. Plus I will be riding two up with Tam. That will be different but I am looking forward it sharing the Ed-Venn-tures with her.
    Southern California is still home but it is feeling less homey. Sleeping on couches and my secret spot in my tent makes it feel further away from my heart.
    For now, traveling the world on my motorcycle, I am following my heart and listening to the wind of my soul.

    T minus 3 days and counting
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  2. Trip Hammer

    Trip Hammer It's not the years, it's the mileage Supporter

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    YEESSSS!! Welcome back Ed! Looking forward to the next leg of your ride round the world. I can see my productivity at work suffering again when you get back on the road:rofl
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  3. v4play

    v4play Throttlephile

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    I'm in...whats that fishy smell on your hands!? :rofl
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  4. Doloe2

    Doloe2 Been here awhile

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    I was hoping you'd start posting again when Part II started.
    Is the salmon fishing season over up there?
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  5. kumatae

    kumatae Been here awhile

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    Can we at least get some pictures of salmon you guys caught?!?!
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  6. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

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    Glad to see the second part of this amaizing trip starts soon looking forward to it :clap :clap
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  7. dreamtour

    dreamtour Adventurer

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    In, good luck and have fun!
    I'm jealous...
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  8. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    We need some Chimay to send you off in style...:freaky
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  9. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Hey,but where's Ed?Oh ya he shows up when the audience settles in and relaxes,I can here the noise of candy wrappers and soda being shuffeled about,some couple over in the corner making out,is that Ed and Tam?
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  10. Stonedude

    Stonedude Long timer

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    Wouldn't miss it Lalo..:freaky
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  11. Meme

    Meme Adventurer

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    finally you are back!! Waiting for the adventure to start again!!:freaky
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  12. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Set go!
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  13. TropicalDale

    TropicalDale The Adventures of Peter Pan

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    Welcome back,
    Your dreams were your ticket out.
    Welcome back,
    To that same old place that you laughed about.
    Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
    But those dreams have remained and they're turned around.
    Who'd have thought they'd lead ya
    Here where we NEED ya
    Yeah We tease him a lot cause we've got him on the spot
    Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back

    Great to have you back Ed- Can't wait for the next 800 days to begin :clap
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  14. Rodsbike

    Rodsbike Adventurer

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    Yes yes yes. How about Tam also adds to the RR. Then we get two sides:clap :clap
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  15. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    Ed I will be in Croatia next two weeks. Hope to see us there for a beer or Five when you pass along.
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  16. fir_chan

    fir_chan Little Red Dot

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    Welcome Back..... was lost for a while! I am in! !

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
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  17. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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    Good to hear your back Eduardo... Onward!
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  18. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    Lalo, one more day to departure date.....!
    We are waiting :ddog :deal
    :lol3
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  19. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Nope, I am at the airport now. Blast off!
    Let the ride begin!
    And sorry we couldn't meet up for a Chimay. I got crazy busy these past few days. You just don't know the amount of work and planning that goes in to a two year trip like this unless you actually do it. I think i got less than 5 hours sleep these past three nights. And some how, i don't think Tam is going to let me sleep much once i get to London. I will probably conk out on the plane the whole way.
    I will check back in once i am across the pond.:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  20. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    Bon Voyage Mon Ami ......Let the journey begin Wooooo.......Hooooo:clap:clap:clap
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