Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. SkiFlyRide

    SkiFlyRide Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Oddometer:
    45
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Mark,

    My wife, daughter, and I ran into you at Overland Expo last weekend. I can say that meeting and talking to you for a bit was the highlight of a very cold, wet, and rainy event (our first). When we got home, my daughter wanted to see more about your ride, so I have started showing her some of the report. Needless to say, she is quite impressed. Thanks for such a great story and it was a pleasure to meet you in person!
  2. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,423
    Location:
    riding during Covid
    Skiflyride - was really great meeting you and your family. Was great. I'll post up the photo tonight!

    So glad your daughter was interested.

    Edited: 5/20 10PM.

    It has been so awesome to meet people that enjoyed reading about my RTW ride and life that lead up to it! WOW. Wonderful people every place I turn! :clap

    [​IMG]
  3. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    525
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Skiflyride, "What is it about closing my visor that makes my nose itch?? "
    I've pondered this many a time as I ride down the road. It's a bit out of my pay grade but here's my hypothesis.
    The wind is causing electric static on the plastic face shield and your nose is the nearest thing for it to ground out to. Think of a little lightening storm going from face shield to your wittle nose . Just saying, rj
  4. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,431
    Location:
    seal beach, ca.
    Any updates?

    Pretty sure I'm seeing you around town once in a while....

    pm me so we can go have a few at Walt's Wharf.:dukegirl

    We met at LB BMW.
  5. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    494
    Location:
    The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
    Hi Mark,

    Hope this finds you well.

    All the best for Christmas and the New Year.

    Cheers,

    JM + TM.
    DCrider likes this.
  6. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,423
    Location:
    riding during Covid
    Hello Sam. Indeed I am still living most of the time in Long Beach! Hope to run into you soon.

    :wave JM + TM. Think of you often.... cannot wait for your big adventure!

    Have been back in the USA for over 2 years now. Getting on with life and work. Been a very interesting reentry to life back home. Still adjusting. So many people have reached out to me this last two years.... Wondering what my next adventure will be. Have some thoughts..... But not ready to talk about them, as I have spent the last couple years settling back into life here. Was a challenge to get back to work, and deal with the day to day corporate life. Realize I just want to simplify life, live for the moments and not get to caught up in my past ways of living. Not that they were bad, but I am in a new place, and want to live very intentionally.

    Everyday is an adventure as I returned and have started to live the next part of my life. Not sure what direction life will take me, but Ok with this. What I can say, it that my travels have made my life richer. The people I have met, become friends with, shared life with, inspired, given a bit of a new perspective to, have made it all worthwhile.

    Last time I was up in Portland, I saw a woman who works at the drug store next to where I stop for coffee. She gave me a big hug and exclaimed; "You need to get back on the road! I miss your Ride report and seeing the world through your eyes!" have heard this fairly often, and appreciate that so many people followed along, and connected with my trip.

    Happy New Year to all. Make the most of 2016. See you on the road!
    Migolito, v4play, sandsman and 9 others like this.
  7. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,114
    Location:
    So Cal
    The lady at drug store probably right :lol2
    Happy New Year Mark
    Glad to have you.
    Monique say hello :clap
    Radioman likes this.
  8. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    4,606
    Location:
    Earth
    Happy new year Mark!:-)
  9. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,720
    Location:
    Homestead, Florida
    Happy New Year Mark! I can't believe you have been back two years already!!!!
  10. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,403
    Location:
    Canoga Park - A great place to live work and shop
    Happy New Year Mark. If you're at loose ends tomorrow morning, come join us at the Hill Street Cafe in La Canada for breakfast (8:45ish) and a ride up to Newcomb's Ranch if the road is passable.

    jdg
    rgiroux likes this.
  11. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,167
    Location:
    riding
    Happy New Year Mark


    incognito...maybe???

    1424295_808677949238600_5524797369914778522_n.jpg
    Uke likes this.
  12. DRDP

    DRDP Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Oddometer:
    31
    Location:
    AB, Canada
    Subscribed, only 320 more pages to get caught up


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    rgiroux likes this.
  13. rebelmark

    rebelmark Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    Oddometer:
    95
    I read through this RR in a period of 4 days and I must say I was very inspired by Radioman and his travels. It is very interesting to get perspective on other parts of the world that we often only hear about when something bad happens. I have been riding motorcycles my entire adult life and recently made the switch from Harleys to ADV bikes. Like Radioman, i have always found that my most introspective moments occur on 2 wheels. It is definitely therapy for the soul.

    Radioman, your photography, words, and goodwill have lasted long after this RR ended. Thank you for this gift you have shared with us all.
  14. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Oddometer:
    4,486
    Location:
    In Motorcycle Heaven since 1990 - So Cal!
    Ain't that the truth!
  15. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,423
    Location:
    riding during Covid
    :wave Erik, I was at Overland Expo again this year... Did not see you. Hope all is well for you and your family!
    MoBill and Parcero like this.
  16. einnocent

    einnocent Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    120
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Weird, I have the same Ruta 40 hat. Did you get it from Ruta 40 motors in MedellĂ­n? The BMW Motorrad shop. That's where I got mine, never seen one elsewhere. Strange seeing it on someone who isn't me.
  17. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,423
    Location:
    riding during Covid
    Yup. Medellin hat! Good spot


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,405
    Location:
    Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
    Did somebody say "hat?"

    [​IMG]
    Dewey316 and SkizzMan like this.
  19. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,423
    Location:
    riding during Covid
    Hats for all my friends....

    [​IMG]
  20. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,588
    Location:
    S-Cal
    Radioman is a true legend!
    smilin jack likes this.