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

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

  1. Juanillo

    Juanillo Adventurer

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    Sincere congratulations Gene and Neda, and thanks a lot also for the time invested to let us know your amazing adventures!
  2. macuaig

    macuaig Hung Up the Spurs

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    Gene, I just caught up on your website, and can appreciate your re-entry funk. And I just have to say that after starting to set down roots again, when Neda said she’d go back out on the road until you could shake it off...well, I damn near wept. That’s quite a woman you’ve got in your life there, son. Remember, adventures are everywhere!
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  3. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    what are those bmw bikes you are riding? thanks
  4. Spicciani2

    Spicciani2 Been here awhile

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    BMW's? Na i think they only ride huskys and ktms now
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  5. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    Congratulations on 7 Wonderful, Exciting, Beautiful, Adventurous and Bonding years!!! It has been pure enjoyment for all of us to be involved with your and Neda's journey. Thank you both for that. So now, GET BACK to writing. We all miss you both and your comedy in your writing. At least Pictures! Most of us are entertained very easily with pictures.
  6. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Guys, thanks so much for sharing your trip diary with us! You two are an inspiration in many ways.
  7. lightcycle

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    You're so right. I'm very lucky to have a very supportive wife. Though it sounds like I had to convince her to get back on the road, it really wasn't that hard and we've had amazing experiences together in the ensuing couple of years.

    But more on that later.
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  8. mattsz

    mattsz moto-gurdyist

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    Agreed about your very understanding wife!

    You guys have some very dedicated fans, and we're processing all the emotions in our own ways as you write - but remember, folks, the events being reported here happened a year and a half ago, so we're behind! Hopefully you'll get us caught up, Gene, or at least keep the story going...
  9. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    The original ones from the beginning were a 2012 F650GS (twin cylinder) and a 2006 R1200GS.

    The ones in Japan were F800R, probably 2017.
  10. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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  11. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    We've been loving our travels and your amazing tips for Croatia for the last 2 weeks, thank you :-)

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  13. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm sure you also visited the Arena in Pula.

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  14. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Beautiful! Glad you enjoyed yourself. You picked the best time of year to visit!
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  15. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Even if you didn't, just say that you did.

    Just to make you-know-who happy...
    :hide
  16. PvtPts

    PvtPts Wanderer in training

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    Amazing - I started following early on, in your first year I think. Fantastic to see you still at it! Living many of our dreams you are! Safe travels always.
  17. Old fool

    Old fool Road rider

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    Yes, your odyssey has been inspiring and we all look forward to what ever comes next . . .
  18. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    Any updates?
  19. Spicciani2

    Spicciani2 Been here awhile

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    theyve quit their dreams and have saddled themselves with the crippling debt of toronto's beautiful skyline
    oops wrong alternate reality...
  20. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    No, they found nirvana and don't want to spill the beans as to where it is.
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