Riding RTW and back - on as much dirt as possible!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv. Supporter

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    Paul,

    Your photography is stunning, have you ever thought of licensing to travel publications, etc? You have a rare combination of eye and skill.

    Cheers,
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  2. Gone_Ridin

    Gone_Ridin Been here awhile Supporter

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    Awesome RR and pictures, just back from a bit of riding in Spain; not the greatest weather there either IMG_0062.JPG IMG_0096.JPG but better than -30 & snow at home!
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  3. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    Honestly never really thought about it, I'm guessing you didn't read the interview thread post #10970...but that being said if you know anyone drop me a PM
  4. Yannick

    Yannick Asterix the Gaul

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    Wow .... how to say that ... being a northern european oriented guy, I've always found mediterranean landscapes too dry, not enough green to me. Two friends of me went to Crete recently (in the past 2 years) for their honeymoon (and just by coincidence 2 french guys with 2 american girls) and I wondered why this destination, what did they find to this island ?
    Now that I've seen your pictures I understand, you have found and showed us the beauty of this site.
    You were certainly a very skilled bike buidler (I saw the lovely pieces of art you made) but following you for one year now, for me before all you are a real photographer, I mean you are an ARTIST ! And thank you for making us dream.
    I have read your interview and I understand very well what you're feeling being on the road for one year now, I would feel the same, I think. So take your time to achieve all the other things in progress, winter is here even in the middle of the mediterranean sea. Have some rest, don't get bored, we are not waiting for a daily updating, we all have subscribed to your thread and we'll know when you have something new to show us.

    Did I ever tell you I'm thinking of selling my f***ing Harley and buying me a super T, just because of you ? :lol3
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  5. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    Paul and El, enjoy your time in Crete. I certainly am enjoying it! Thanks again, as always, for the posts and excellent photography of your current locale. I'm Sure the Crete tourism board owes you some kickback for all the folks you have inspired to visit their island. Merry Christmas, Lance
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  6. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream

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    Whichever road you take you find yourself at some point riding thru a picturesque little village most with unpronounceable names written on a sign in the Greek alphabet, for example, this one was Καλλικράτης

    Curious how you typed the name of that town ! my keyboard don't have any of those letters.....lol
    Well , you said you weren't real busy riding , so you got time for stupid questions right ...
    Sounds like a well deserved break from having too much fun ...
    as usual , great report , thanks for your time.
  7. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    command C, command V off of google maps...if there are any questions fire away, i'll answer them.
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  8. jnowako

    jnowako jake

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    When is the last time you have been in a diner getting breakfast,looked on the menu, and ordered "the usual"??? Lol
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  9. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

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    CT inmate here, having Christmas in CA with family and have finally caught up! So far, an epic journey, well told. Am enjoying very much!

    So, on Christmas Eve 2016 (USA time zones, lol), here's wishing you (and to the other inmates reading), a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year filled with safety, fair weather, laughter....and all the joy the new year!
    Jay
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    jays100 Been here awhile

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    ...and WiFi...really fast wifi!
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    jays100 Been here awhile

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    ...and good friends!

    Doh! What else did I forget?
  12. Comrade Arturo

    Comrade Arturo Working stiff

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    Paul, thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures with us. Have a good Christmas :beer
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  13. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    Merry Christmas to everyone
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  14. PaulosGR

    PaulosGR Riding is my psychotherapy.....

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    Merry Christmas my friend, the best wishes!!
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  15. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas
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  16. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Long timer

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    Merry Christmas
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  17. jnowako

    jnowako jake

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    Merry Xmas Paul and El. Hope y'all have a great holiday
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  18. J.Luis Vázquez

    J.Luis Vázquez Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas El, Paul and everybody following this very interesting RR!


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  19. docjsh

    docjsh Seoul Rider

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Paul!

    I'm looking at a transfer from here in Seoul with a slim possibility of heading your direction to someplace in Europe (and your pictures make the possibility of exploring the continent highly desirable) or more likely just a bit south of Seoul. I know that it may be quite a while before you're back in Korea, but where ever we end up (with a new addition since you were last here), you are always welcome.
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  20. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    You found Peter Dinklage!
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