PR for International Friendship 2009

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by strikingviking, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    <MARQUEE>:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap</MARQUEE>

    Next round of huuuuuuge thanks out to:

    cozen

    cyberdos

    "mikeinpittsburgh" :dunno

    ladybug

    Nixels

    Brian007

    crazybrit

    Wesley J

    :bow

    $300 from these folks - thanks!
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  2. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>Dear Rider Friends,<o:p></o:p>
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    Greetings from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Beijing</st1:place></st1:City> to you all!<o:p></o:p>
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    I'm so happy that I had the chance to visite the Dreamed Land of America!<o:p></o:p>
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    Thanks to Mr.Glen, GT, Pete, Shwan, CrazyCarl and all the other friends helping me with all the problems during the last 6 months.<o:p></o:p>
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    I have just finished some reading about touring in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place>; I can’t wait to explore this great country with my own eyes. And I’m so excited that my first visit to this dreamed land will be on two wheels!<o:p></o:p>
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    There are so many famous places to visit: The big Cities Los Angeles, San Francisco, Night sight of Las Vegas, Seattle, Salt lake city……Hollywood, Route 66, Pacific Ocean beach, I saw then many many times in movies, now I’m going to see it by myself, what’s more, I will ride there!<o:p></o:p>
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    And the National parks of the famous YELLOW STONE, Yosemite, Arches park, Grand canyon, Death Valley, Zino park, Wow~~ I hope we have enough time to see them all.<o:p></o:p>
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    It seems there are many calm twilights, breathtaking sunsets, mountains, forests, sea sides waiting.

    Thanks for the rider exchange plan! Or else I don't think I woul have this chance at least, NOW. And now all my Chinese riders are more than expecting my trip and later the riding report on line. It's their tour on line to get to know about the America too.

    We have a saying among the Chinese Riders "Tian Xia Che You Shi Yi Jia", that means, we riders all over the world is a big family. Yes, definitely ture.

    I' looking forward to meet you soon and enjoy all the riding!:lol3 </o:p>
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  3. GTomic

    GTomic Ape Descendent

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    A big thanks to the above contributors and just a note from a previous
    treasurer. The couple of grand we had left over from Shustrik's ride will
    get Lu a round trip air line ticket and a good start on his journey.

    Ideally, we need the same amount left over for the next rider. Additionally,
    an emergency reserve is needed, as we have seen in the past, for repairs
    to loaner bikes and shipment of those bikes when necessary.

    Insurance costs and motorcycle consumables such as tires aren't cheap either.

    So, we have a very good start on funding Lu's ride but we really need to
    keep the coffers filled adequately to complete this ride and have enough
    left over to start the next ride.

    If we hadn't had the balance from last year we would not have been able to
    take advantage of good airfares just before the high season prices hit. Not
    having the ready cash would have cost, at the very minimum, another $500.

    Here's my $100 to back up my mouth.


    Garth
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  4. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Great points, Garth - thanks.

    Also big thanks to:

    Oregoncoast

    Skyclad

    GTomic

    Mortimersickle


    Another $160! :clap


    Keep it coming folks!!!!
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  5. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist Supporter

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    In for fifty bucks, PayPal'd to the v-boost account.

    Welcome, Lu, and Happy Trails. :ricky
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  6. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Benjamin is on the way from locovikingman. But Lu has to promise to spend it on lap dances.
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  7. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Hi Everyone, Sorry for the miss earlier, Go Lu Go !!!
    Ladybug's bike is magically faster than the ordinary f650gs. Dont ask why. It just is :nod :lol3

    If in case, he wants to do this route, I would be more than happy to arrange a Royal Enfield for him. :lol3

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  8. kingdm54

    kingdm54 Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    LU,

    Enjoy your trip to my homeland! And please have a fish taco (or 3) for me while you are there! Your reports have shown me some of the wonderful places I will now visit while I am in China for the next 4 or 5 years teaching. Thank you!!

    I can not wait to read your report. My donation will be on it way soon!

    OH yeah. Your going to have to stay on your side of the road and off the sidewalks when you are riding in the USA. lol

    Ride safe and most of all ENJOY!!!
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  9. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Banned

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    Bed, shower, laundry, food, fuel, mechanical and suspension work all available in Boise if he comes through here. I can tour guide, if needed, around SW Idaho, Eastern Oregon. Hells Canyon is something people like to see.

    Will get something in PayPal within the next week.
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  10. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    Smart that you routed him away from Greenland. It's cold there! Aren't they bankrupt too?
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  11. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Thanks Stadawg, You are International rider pit stop,haha

    BTW, what's in your logo picture? a bat or something?
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  12. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Thanks a lot for your help, CC! Fianally, I'm ready to Ride there!:freaky :clap :clap

    Are you in China or in the US now?
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  13. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    GJ,I enjoyed your explore USA thread very much! And you thread made me dreamed a lot!!

    Now, the dream is coming ture:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  14. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Loo Fay is okay, and Louis is fine too.:lol3
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  15. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    So, an Annual Pass sounds to be a good solution, aha?:wink:
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  16. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    You bet! Carl!

    I think National park will be my favorate place to visit!

    I read in books about the World Famous Yellow Stone, one the most beautiful place on earth.

    and also the amazing Arches!
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    Yosemite:lol3
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    The picture was breath taking, and if there's a Adv MC there, then will kills more:lol3 :lol3
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  17. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Haha, a piece of shit some time helps to avoid engine oil consumption, well I tell you it works:lol3 :lol3
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  18. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Thanks a lot Sir.
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  19. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Wow! Thanks Ladybug0048! The bike is light and easy to handle, and could actually go anywhere you wanna go!

    Thanks for your generosity!
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  20. Louis-CN

    Louis-CN Long timer

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    Thanx! I'm going to find out a beautiful west USA and all the hospitable rider friends then!:lol3 :lol3
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