Quit my job to go on a "little" ride....US Tour '07

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Kaneman, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    Words of wisdom.
  2. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I figure I will not do all I want to do in the Lower US much less North America as a whole in my lifetime. And, as my body and mind keep having those meetings where my body tells my mind what it's not going to put up with anymore, my travel routes so change. With the super fine ride reports and pictures from people roaming the earth, I'll learn and see those parts through them and thank them for it.
  3. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    How true. Although none of us will ever be able to ride to more than a small fraction of this earth, We can still experience many incredible places through the efforts of Kaneman, yourself, and many others who have put a lot of work into all these great ride reports.

    Ara, just in case you're interested, your old DR250 is still going strong
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    This pic was taken at "Suches International Airport" During the Memorial service for Frank Cheek
  4. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Oh! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..... I still miss that bike!!! I cannot believe I am seeing it here!!! It's OK... could not put a sidecar on it anyhow... and cannot leave my buddy behind!
    Nice seeing you here... has been a while...
    Be well... Ara & Spirit
  5. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I'd like to add something about this "vast country of ours"
    I recently read a ride report about Riding the BAM Road, posted by Colebatch. I was a truly fascinating and heroic trip. I highly recommend reading it. One of the things that many people commented on was the incredible generosity and helpfullness of the people living in the small towns along the BAM Road. People put them up in their own homes, fed them and even repaired their bikes and then refused to accept payment. I think that Kaneman's report showed how that same generosity and willingness to help a complete stranger also exists in this country.
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    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    I can attest to that. The "generosity" is indeed incredible. I did 2 years in the mid seventies. I was more at that time into staying with others versus now more camping in isolated areas. I think within those 2 years I might have camped 1 week!!! Of course at the time someone on two wheels with no destination, no per say time limit was a total novelty... I have to add those were incredible times. No GPS, no cell phone, no Internet. Phone booths!!! yes... It was more living in the moment meeting people so curious and with so many questions that they would take you Home... for days if you cared to!
    Only a torn map... and a great novelty at the time in my Windjammer fairing... an "eight track player!!!". Imagine that...
    Honestly... I miss those days. The Internet as we all know is a great tool, a great event, but has it's downsides. I still however meet travelers without it, like this Swiss couple each on a 650 on the road since 2000! They had never been on the Internet, no cell phone... not even a GPS!
    Anyhow... Ara & Spirit
  7. Reddane

    Reddane Circling pi

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    Hello Kaneman, I just finished reading your entire ride report (I'm new around here). That was an amazing trip.. it's an interesting thought that the farther we get away from home and comfort, the more of an opportunity we have to learn about ourselves.

    Looking at the random bits of user inserted drama that tried to ruin your report, I'd say that anytime a person does something significant or off of the beaten path - a small percentage of people will show up and try to destroy it. Perhaps the jerks in your thread are just like that guy you had to deal with at that restaurant.. insecure in their lives and angry about that fact (or just talking on your cell phone) :lol3 . But, as you had noted throughout your posts, it is fortunate that the majority of folks are simply good.

    I really enjoyed reading your ride report. Thank you sincerely for sharing your trials, learning experiences and fun times. I hope that all of your future ventures turn out well.

    Best from 'bama. :clap
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    You BeemerChief area also an inspiration to us serious riders. Glad you have embraced Texas, but as you move on, remember Texas will always be in your soul. It never leaves mine.
  9. Kaneman

    Kaneman Been here awhile

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    It blows me away that this still pops up, very cool. I kid you guys not, I was out rollerblading with my dogs the other day and some guy goes running by and says "Josh, right?" Turns out he was a lurker that read the report.

    Thanks for reading. I keep the picture account active so the pics will keep working.
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    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Thanks for replying Josh. Glad your keeping this report active with you pictures. Hang tuff and enjoy life!
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    Of course it still pops up...one of the best ever:deal

    Hope you are well and life is good to you.

    Best......John
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    Dammit, I hate it when this thread comes up on my subscribed threads list with new posts - I click expecting to see a new chapter. :freaky
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    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    So do I :rofl
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    Everything's great, how's the family?

    Well, it does look like someone bought Kanemantour.com and turned it into a forwarding site for porn. Should I be honored? lol
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    Anniversay bump in memory of the 32 students gunned down on campus...

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    Kaneman did a better job of covering this than anything I saw in the media.
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    I really forgot why I was so pulled into Kaneman's report. It's the writing. It's very real. You don't get that that much these days.
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