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

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

  1. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Y'all need this HD Baja SR100 in Baja next time Ed!
    You saw it when you were here.[​IMG]

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  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Those are my "lucky flipflops". Remember those?
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  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I just wanted to post one last message here and thank everyone that supported me all these years. And a special thanks to all those that hosted me around the US and Canada in September and October. I definitely got my fill of filet mignon, wine and good beer to hold me over for a while. I don't want to go through and name everyone here but you know who you are. And so do I. Those last 2 months were certainly a highlight and an epic way to close out an epic trip.
    I can honestly say, that everyone I met was cool. And I hope our paths cross again one day.
    Since this chapter of my ride is over, so must my ride report.
    But unlike my first ride report, this one will remain open for comments and questions - provided they are related to my 5 1/2 years ride around the world.
    If I ever do another adventure ride, I will start a new Ride Report here.

    Also, I want to thank Advrider for giving me a media to express my thoughts and share my stories with anyone who was willing to listen. Crazy to think my Ride Reports have over 5.6 million views. Because of Advrider, I have lots of new friends that I would have never met. And that is worth much more to me than monetizing from it. And I have a lot of friends that I havent yet met but I hope to one day.

    [​IMG]

    The guy on the left in this photo is actually the very first guy I met on my ride. He had run out of gas on his motorcycle in a remote area of Baja when my ex GF and I were riding down to Cabo San Lucas on the very first week of my ride. We stopped at brought gas to him (good karma). When I was in La Paz at the finish of this year's Baja 1000 race, he found me and we caught up. He did his own adventure ride all the way to Patagonia and back a couple of years ago.

    Small world.
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  4. Olmatey

    Olmatey Been here awhile

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    swedish hat and t shirt?
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  5. brnsrgn

    brnsrgn Been here awhile

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    Congrats, and look forward to getting together in the future.
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  6. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Long timer

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    A great close to a great ride report. You are welcome back to our place anytime.
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  7. Francistor83

    Francistor83 Been here awhile

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    Congrats Lalo! Any will to share your next plans with us? I must admit I'm so curious....!

    Take care.
  8. lifetravelled

    lifetravelled Been here awhile

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    Well done. Great reports both of them. All the best with the future
  9. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Your report has been a great part of my morning, reading your stories and enjoying your pics......your sense of adventure is on a much higher scale than mine......."Hi, my name is ED-Venn-ture, nice to meet you Mr. Snake, do you mind if I camp with you overnite!!".......anyway, enjoy the new chapter in your life....your report will stay in my favorites.....CHEERS!!
  10. Kona990

    Kona990 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing your adventure with us, it's been fun reading all the stories. And of course all the amazing pictures. I've goggled so many places I never knew existed because you we're there.

    If my boss only knew how much time I spent on here reading your stories!!
  11. TropicalDale

    TropicalDale The Adventures of Peter Pan

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    Thanks Ed, It was one hell of a ride!
  12. JHpowderhound

    JHpowderhound Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks Ed.

    You are welcome back anytime.

    Eric
  13. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Great Ride Report! I followed both all the way through! Thanks! :clap
  14. #1Fan

    #1Fan Long timer

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    :clap:clap:clap Cheers, Lalo!!! Thank you, again, for sharing your Edventures with us!
  15. Starstruck

    Starstruck Been here awhile Supporter

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    Congrats Ed! A fitting finish to a great adventure and a great report - one that many of us will miss every day.
  16. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Missed this one, dude was doing stoppies on a Grom too![​IMG]

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  17. Long Trail

    Long Trail ADV Ready

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    Ed, I can hardly express enough thanks and certainly can’t put it into words any better than many people on ADVrider already have. I’ve read every part of both ride reports, even though your first 800 days started before I joined this site. I discovered you through Noah’s RR when you met up in SE Asia several years ago. So I did a week long marathon read to get caught up and have followed ever since. The truth is I never even subscribed to the thread because it was always easy to find since it usually lived on the first page of Epic Rides.

    You are an amazing dude! The things you have done in the past 5 years wouldn’t seem possible if someone simply told me about it, but having read it in real time these past few years have shown what a regular person can do if they step out and go for it. Very inspiring.

    I’m one of many who never got the chance to meet you, however on your round the USA trip you passed within a short mile of my house! Maybe in the future our paths will cross and I can enjoy a good craft brew with you.

    It’s hard to believe it has all come to an end. So thank you for the many stories and Edven(n)tures, they will be greatly missed as they help get me through the monotony that many of us are trapped in.

    Cheers man! And ride on!
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  18. kevdawg

    kevdawg Adventurer

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    My wife and I really enjoyed the time you spent with us, best wishes to you !
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  19. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Lalo,

    Andrew and I enjoyed hosting you.

    We also really liked following you in ADV - thanks for putting the time and effort into your blog.

    I look forward to riding with you in the next couple of months.
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  20. Snownut

    Snownut Been here awhile

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    It is a small world, I met him in Lareto while on a ride in Baja last year. He's a great guy and a good person to know South of the border..
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