Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lightcycle, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Wingboy

    Wingboy Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great plan.Cheers.
  2. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Thanks for the update and glad to see you two still riding a cool wave! Merry Christmas and a great New Year for rest and renewal.
  3. mattsz

    mattsz moto-gurdyist

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    Glad to hear you guys are well and enjoying life! I hope we'll get to hear the rest of the story... sure don't want to wait until 2021 to hear about your impending Africa trip... :gerg
  4. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    Sounds like an awesome plan says the guy who volunteers as the snowboard team lead at Ignite Adaptive in the winter and does moto support for pro bike races in the summer.

    Thanks for all the wonderful pics and reports in the past and looking forward to hearing about whatever travels you may have in the future.
  5. ryder1

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  6. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Y'all certainly deserve the "break", enjoy!
    AND Thanks again, much appreciated.
  7. SirSkizzo

    SirSkizzo Adventurer

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    Glad to hear you guys are doing great! I missed the blog posts with all the great photos and stories. But sometimes it was tough keeping up with your adventures....i needed a break too! :0 Just know you made a lot of people happy sharing your adventures with great photos.
  8. s4dreamer

    s4dreamer 2MotoHobos

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    Awesome! Way to go! That is a really nice break. Merry Christmas to both of you!
  9. manshoon

    manshoon Been here awhile

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    Awesome place to take a break, on a ski lift for the winter. Look forward to your next installment or plans for the future rides. Happy Holidays to you both.
  10. tobyone

    tobyone Adventurer

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    I used to ski Big White a good bit back in the 90's and early 20's it's one of my favorite Mtns. as are a lot of the other B.C. hills (just deal with the FOG though) . Would fly into Spokane and drive up after hitting Red Mtn. etc I need to get back there. Much more enjoyable than where my bro. lives in summit county Co.

    Greetings from N. Bama
  11. Lancelb3

    Lancelb3 n00b

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    Hope to do the same...! Thanks for the inspiration..! :-)
  12. malscontent

    malscontent Genghis

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    Hey guys, this is so weird, way back .... couple years ago I was following your ride report, then you took a bit of a break and so did I. This week I was in Orchard Plaza Save on Foods and I see a lady... that somehow I recognized? My wife always says, how do you that guy, or it seems like you know them? I forget a lot of things like birthdays and anniversaries, but people I remember. Finally it came to me and I checked back on here. Pretty sure it was Neda, I wondered how I recognized this person and it took a while to figure it out. I see your up at Big White Out! I ride that hill all the time. Hope your having a great season! We just need a bit more powder! Maybe we could hook up with my riding buddy and We could show you some secret powder places!!
  13. mattsz

    mattsz moto-gurdyist

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    A new Japan post on ridedot.com a few days ago... maybe the saga continues?

    :lurk
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  14. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Small world! Let's meet up at Big White sometime.

    We were at the Vancouver motorcycle show last month and had a great conversation with someone else who also recognized us through the blog. That was unexpected!
  15. Vic5491

    Vic5491 Been here awhile

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    Gene, I had to take a break from your travels and just came back. Are you now back in BC? Are you at the end of your legendary travels or just taking a break?
  16. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    The trip is not over, but we're taking a break from everything: riding, touring, blogging, etc. It was getting a bit too much, we were getting burnt out and we needed a change. Maybe get back to the motorcycle trip sometime next month.

    We've temporarily relocated to the west, in Kelowna BC, where we're trying our hand out at being snowboard bums for the rest of the winter.
  17. Vic5491

    Vic5491 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the update! And all of us who have traveled even for a couple of months at once understand your need for a break and a change. Enjoy your break and know we all celebrate you two, moving or not!
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  18. LTFD

    LTFD Adventurer

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    BC totally beats Ontario. We are one time Ontarians who found our "little piece of heaven" in the hills a little northwest of Kamloops. The weather is better. The bugs are fewer. Options for outdoor activities are only limited by your imagination. Totally enjoy reading about your ongoing adventures. Whenever you get around to exploring the rest of the southern interior, feel free to drop in. We'd love to host you. We've got room and no cats.
  19. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Thanks LTFD, much appreciated!

    We're not here for much longer in the Okanagan, but this seems like a nice place to make a home, so I'm sure we'll see you the next time we're back!
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  20. Tacticalmedic

    Tacticalmedic Adventurer

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    Dang I was at the Vancouver motorcycle show but I missed you guys. If you find yourself down on the coast (Chilliwack) PM me. Not sure how long you two are going to be in the interior but don’t forget to check out Vancouver Island. The best part of the We(s)t Coast.