Rideforsmiles, Solo Australian to Africa Europe and Beyond, starting June 26th 2011.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rideforsmiles, Jun 19, 2011.

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  1. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    Congrats Sheldon & Ewa!
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  2. rodr

    rodr Been here awhile

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    Awesome. A very cool way to end the year. Congratulations to you both!
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    sheldon. your adventure spirit, great humor and love for women....that's why we hang out with you.
    you do the riding and spending while we just sit and watch. seriously, you inspire me and started planning to see the world

    best wishes sheldon and ev.
  4. Balanda

    Balanda No, I don't believe I will

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    Congratulations Sheldon, ya lucky bastard :beer
  5. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    All the best to you both Mr. & Mrs. Thomson, another epic journey starts!!
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  6. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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    Congrats to Sheldon, Condolences to Ewa :photog
  7. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts Supporter

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    sucker
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  8. Seenyah

    Seenyah Been here awhile

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    When you first asked Eve to travel the world with you I'm sure neither one of you would have imagined that the trip would lead to this. What a great day for two wonderful people.
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  9. Cloud-9

    Cloud-9 Not Dead Yet

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    Congratulations Ev and Sheldon. Great news.
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  10. skywarrior

    skywarrior n00b

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    Congratulations Sheldon and Ewa, may all your troubles be little ones.
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  11. tlub

    tlub Long timer Supporter

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    Congratulations!
    I did suspect it would happen.
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  12. rideforsmiles

    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    So its done, we sealed the deal, I locked her in, sentence to life, brainwashing complete theres a lot of different phrases that could be used :lol2:lol2

    In a normal relationship the next step would be sell the bike, get a job, buy a new couch or clothes dryer but not this little black duck we've set some new travel plans and are going to have our honeymoon in Russia next year. Ive got to start organizing my visa, at this stage I have to send my passport back to Australia to do it but not sure if getting married here in Poland opens that process for me to apply here which would certainly make things easier.

    Although it will be called a honeymoon Ill be riding there myself in April for the first few months and then Ev will fly into Moscow to meet me in June. Ev will spend a few weeks then fly home and work from Kazan which is about a 1000k's east of Moscow where Australia and Poland both play matches in the world cup, what a considerate HUSBAND I nearly typed boyfriend :-) taking my girl to a few games of football for her honeymoon, marriage has obviously made me so much more considerate :D From there I have no idea where ill go after but Mongolia is only about 10 000ks away and its the route I have wanted to do since near the beginning of the whole ride.

    Ill post about the process of getting the visa for Russia you never know it might help someone but for now I'll go into hibernation and enjoy my little girl and after that 2 minutes go about relaxing and enjoying my life in Poznan Poland.

    Thanks for everyone that wished us congradulations and everyone that has followed our travels, we are looking forward to sharing more with you in the near future, one thing for sure a few months is going to come around real fast.

    Have a great Christmas New Year and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

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  13. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    Mr and Mrs Thompson,
    This is so wonderful! All the best in the New Year and I am looking forward to your future shenanigans!
    Best Regards....just jeff
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  14. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Long timer

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    Gratulacje raz jeszcze :clap
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  15. ereneT

    ereneT Been here awhile

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    Congratulations to you guys.
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  16. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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  17. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Great Picture.

    Ewa and Sheldon - my best wishes for the next leg. That’s a real ADV Ride.
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  18. Cariboostrom

    Cariboostrom Been here awhile

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    Yes, congratulations and well done Sheldon and Ewa. I still want to see wedding pictures! Please post pics.
    Danielle
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  19. Clipper

    Clipper Been here awhile

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    Congratulations to you both! That is awesome. The incredible journey continues!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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  20. tlub

    tlub Long timer Supporter

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    The movie rights! Hold onto the movie rights. And the books.
    You guys are epic. Reality is more amazing than fantasy.
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