Cycle South ♾

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Scanning4adv

    Scanning4adv Adventurer Supporter

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    Wishing you well in your road to recovery, even with the bump in the road.....you’re an inspiration.
  2. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    No offense intended. My intent was to make a joke; however, my allusion was excessively vague, especially for someone away from this country and our news media for some time.

    Explaining ANY joke destroys its magic. Nevertheless, here's one of many hits on the base of my attempted humor (I substituted, M. Banggood for, "Fang Fang," also a Chinese name):

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...p-eric-swalwells-ties-an-alleged-chinese-spy/

    Don't wish to clutter your excellent RR with my drivel; nor do I intend sullying you supplier's name. I will delete posts if you like, upon your request.
  3. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    No worries lol. Just didn’t understand the joke. It’s all good
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  4. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    So I started working on another video yesterday, using my new BT keyboard and mouse. Then a memory from Brazil fell upon me. That memory was of the extreme difficulty I had due to memory issues with my beat-to-Hell HP Spectre tablet the last time I tried constructing a video from many digital sources. Screen covered with cracks (dropped in Mexico), factory keyboard and touch pad quit working in Brazil. It was a mess of swapping micro SD cards and thumb drives. The Spectre just didn’t have enough memory left to allow easy manipulation of digital data.
    So...I purchased a used Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 tablet-laptop in excellent used condition. It also comes with a ruggedized shell for the tablet. Faster i5 processor. More RAM. Larger 128GB SSD.
    So now I’ll be able to take all my memory cards etc and load the data into the tablet and start editing. Cost well under $200 shipped. Was $1200 new (Dell’s top of the line five years ago)

    anyways. Back to your regularly scheduled programming
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  5. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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  6. r0ckrat

    r0ckrat Been here awhile

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    Regarding the Banggod box you bought... For a second I was hopeful it might fit an R as well as the GS/A... But alas no....

    And Banggood is a dangerous place to shop... All kinds of cool stuff! Mini-lathes, 3D printers, tools, toys, gadgets galore! I recently picked up a couple of chips for an electronics project for pennies...

    Edit: I think these might fit my R... https://www.banggood.com/Motorcycle...ackage-Toolbox-For-BMW-R1200GS-p-1695828.html
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  7. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    While the box is made for a specific BMW, it’s obvious that the four mounting brackets are made to fit the pannier rack. And most of them have similar dimensions. I know I can make it fit my Moose rack.
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  8. ohdobbs

    ohdobbs Adventurer

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  9. 531blackbanshee

    531blackbanshee Adventurer

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    i've had good luck with the girl scout cookies strain for pain relief,from an aching injured ankle.
    in 10-12 mins after inhalation i got about 5 ish hours of pain relief.
    i'm not really a fan of that strain for recreational use.but, it is the first strain i found that could actually give some noticeable pain relief.
    have you found any pain relief through the different strains of cannabis?

    leon
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  10. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Yes. For sure. They stopped me after 7 weeks from taking more opiate pain pills. I was eating them like candy. Cannabis (well, a few indicas) work well for me for pain. Best strain so far for me, but gone for now, was called “Dirty Taxi”. It worked really well.
  11. Tagman

    Tagman Been here awhile

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    At the very least you don't care about the pain as much.
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  12. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    some pics from the final push to Ushuaia

    Perito Mereno
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    Whiskey on glacial ice


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    Jim and Carol McWhirter. Not the pic shown before. Jim was looking away here

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    Mystery and Sam in Ushuaia

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    Check out the person photobombing in background lol
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  13. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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  14. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Was hoping for an update soon and now I see you are still dogging it. :lol3
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  15. Mcahron

    Mcahron Love is "THE" Answer.

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    Has Olaf ever smiled?Teasing
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  16. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    After months of relying on me for money (he was unwilling to pay the 30%ATM fees in Argentina, which my bank refunded monthly) he finally (with my help setting up an online account) was able to get a sizeable amount of cash from a Western Union transfer.

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  17. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Update on me?
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  18. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Ya, Wondering how you are coming along?
  19. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Was it a Charles Schwab account you used? I've got one for that purpose, but haven't had a lot of opportunity to use it... yet.
  20. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    About the same. Physical therapy starts on the 12th. The next day I get fitted for a carbon fiber orthotic device that will fit inside my shoe and assist with lifting the front of the foot during walking, as I still have no muscular control of the left foot. Most of the lower leg is completely numb in fact.
    Most days are spent in bed, leg elevated, watching whatever, waiting for the evening when the gabapeptin is taken. Then a few hours later all goes quiet and I can sleep.
    I’m eating pretty well but watching intake as I get little exercise.
    Also, something else was offered to me writing-wise, which I’ve been asked to keep under wraps by the project head. If it goes as planned it’ll be my first real words in publication. I’m excited and a bit intimidated by the offer but just being asked by this person is a great honor IMO.
    I did recently also submit an article to Traverse magazine in Australia but haven’t heard back yet on its acceptance.
    Yes. Charles Schwab. Joseph Savant turned me on to their debit account. Has been wonderful to have. Their app works great as well.