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

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

  1. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer Supporter

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    Welcome back Ed, that was quite an adventure.

    Looking at that map, for all your travels, there is still a TON left for you to explore. Hoping you can "refill" the accounts and do another lap in the future. I'd like to see you tour the other countries in South America, ride Iceland to Magadan, and do a Aussie/Tasmanina/ NZ loop. Looking forward to the "next" 800 days trip!
  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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  3. Wimke1971

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    Ed, congratulations with everything you did on those 5 and a half years on the road!
    You were and are an amazing guy with the heart on the right place!
    Thanx for the 3 times we met up in Belgium and even in America! It was amazing! My wife and kids are still asking what you are doing and where you are! You made a real great impression on them! Live your dreams, don't dream your life like most of us!

    You still have some stuff here, so we all want you to come back :)
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  4. tankhead

    tankhead Path less traveled

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    Wonderful report. Followed you through it all. Enjoy being home. Thanks for your time in posting all of the travels. I know it takes allot of time. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Cheers!
  5. Canadatriumphrider

    Canadatriumphrider Old guy on a young bike

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    Congratulations Ed. Can't believe I have been reading your reports for 5 years. What am I going to do tomorrow when I get to the office.....work I guess.:lol3
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  6. redwine65

    redwine65 Been here awhile

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    Let the good times roll!
  7. Travelin

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    I love this photo..... S California still has a few good souls around, Men and women. Huge props to you! Can't wait to catch up in person next week.
  8. flyingdutchman177

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    Great seeing you at my Homecoming show on Saturday. Glad to see there is still one girl that followed me to the end.
    See you when I am back from Baja. I am going to see if Triple J can come too.
    Leaving today to go run chase for a Chris Haines team in the Baja 1000 next week.
  9. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    Rest up, bathe in some of your laurels and get settled in on prepping for your next leg. I'm prepped and awaiting.
  10. Kostya

    Kostya Adventurer

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    Curious if your father delivered the infamous line, “You can do anything in life you want, as long as you’re willing to pay the price”?
  11. C5dad

    C5dad Man on the Run!

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    I am in deep denial that Lalo's Edventures are done. A trip well done and two great ride reports. Here's to you Ed!

    BTW- will the tours in Thailand include string bracelets?
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  12. Normlas

    Normlas Been here awhile

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    Congratulations and thank you so much for taking us along Lalo - I've been with since you were in South America and really enjoyed your edventure and your style.
    You have been a huge inspiration to me, in fact I have finally pulled the trigger on my own trip and will arrive in LA from New Zealand next week, to pick up my sight-unseen bike and head South.
    Link here if you're interested, had a bit of a rough start already......

    Thank you so much!
  13. BruceT

    BruceT Been here awhile

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    Congrats Ed, it's been a fantastic read for the last 5 years...but that leads to my next conundrum....what do I do at work on Monday :(...oh, I know, do more research for my motorbike trip in Vietnam in February...thanks for the "ride" !
  14. John Nash

    John Nash Bluenoser

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    I was there in 2000 with my buddy Jeff who was stationed in Germany / Army, K town. I rode his 1984 K100 and Jeff his 1998 K1100RS. We did 12 Baltic countries in 8 days. We stayed in a pension over looking this Lake Bled. Spectacular place to stop. Jeff brought his wife Teresa back there a few times. Great memories!
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  15. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Glad to see people still catching up with my Edventures now that I am done with this chapter.
    The Baja 1000 starts in about 4 hours.
    I am here, chasing for one of Chris Haines' teams.
    45X is one of his teams and they are leading in the points. If they come in first or second, they will win the overall SCORE championship for the bikes. Now won't that be something!
    And in a couple of hours, I will be running down to La Paz to watch it all happen!

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  16. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    Very cool Ed! I believe you will get new readers and questions for years to come.:clap I also suspect it won't be the end of your travels:ear
    JJ
  17. xmonger

    xmonger Been here awhile

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    Congrats Ed! Going to the moon and climbing the Seven Summits is a breeze compared to what you have accomplished.

    Thanks for taking us along for the most incredible ride ever.
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  18. Bmcush

    Bmcush Wildman

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    Incredible looking machines. They look like 650's and I thought everyone was moving to the 450's?
  19. #1Fan

    #1Fan Been here awhile

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    Still living the dream, I see. :photog:photog:photog
  20. flyingdutchman177

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    Team Bremen Haines - 45x - first overall in the bikes in this year's running of the Baja 1000 and the 2017 Score Champions.
    Pretty damn awesome for this hardworking independent team and a long time in the making
    Next year, they will carry the 1x plate.
    Great job all!
    So happy to be a part of it!

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