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

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

  1. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. lightcycle

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  6. 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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  7. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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

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  8. 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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  9. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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

    Just to make you-know-who happy...
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  10. 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.
  11. 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 . . .
  12. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    Any updates?
  13. 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...
  14. ryder1

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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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  15. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    How are you guys doing? Just a "Hi" would be nice to know you guys are still alive.
  16. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    I heard they just left their "hometown" so Gene will report on that in about 3 years?:1drink
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    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Perhaps they did settle in Kelowna, BC and are perpetually stuck in traffic on route 97 never to be heard from again. :dunno
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    might be trying to recoup the 150 to 200,000 dollars spent the last 7 years.
  19. lightcycle

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    August 2012: Canadian Rocky Mountains


    For the last few years, whenever we've met people on the road and they've asked us where we've been and we've shown them on the map, sometimes the next question was, "What happens when you've been everywhere?"

    Neda always replies, "We'll just go back do it over again, because everything will be different the next time!"

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    August 2019: Canadian Rocky Mountains

    We're in the middle of our move to the west coast, re-treading our steps from seven years ago. We're ramping up to be snowmadic again this winter, but we're not exactly sure where yet. We'll definitely get a clearer picture when we arrive and go knocking on some doors. Same as we've always done before.

    Certainty is the enemy of adventure!

    We do have big plans for the next riding season, the idea is get back to being nomadic on motorcycles again, but with a little twist. We'll keep you apprised!
  20. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    It took me more than a month, but I just finished this epic RR. Happy to see you are in BC...one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

    One complaint...all your food pictures are doing little for my waistline. I sit down to read a few pages, then I am rummaging through the fridge.
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