'Round the World with an Italian Supermodel

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Stens25

    Stens25 Back in the saddle..

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    image.jpg Hi Dennis,
    Thanks for the update and always honest appraisal of the current situation. A couple years ago you sent me the sticker and I've been saving it on a shelf in my shop until I had the bike that I wanted to 'brand' with it. Luckily for me I found and acquired said bike and it has been 'branded'. I enjoy seeing it on the front and thinking of the history behind it. Thanks again for your RR's and honest writing.
    Stens25 in Nampa, Idaho

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  2. BadDogMax

    BadDogMax Been here awhile

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    Thank you Dennis
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  3. GLantern

    GLantern A Nut Behind The Bars

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    Thank you for sharing


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  4. Snaefell

    Snaefell n00b

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    Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and personal adventure, Dennis. Your thirst for living a life well-lived (and a life lived in the moment!) while on the road is equal parts inspirational and contagious. Your thoughts, actions, and musings speak directly to the core of so many of us fellow nuts, and have had strong impact for me personally. I really hope that we meet up on the road some day

    Keep going and keep being yourself.
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  5. ^|^

    ^|^ n00b

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    Hi Dennis! Many thanks for all your great ride reports. They've made me decide to go out and do the things I want but thought I couldn't do. Did not go to work on Monday but in stead went riding all day, lovely and very good for the soul. Stay healthy and safe, thanks ^|^

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  6. wmdspalmer

    wmdspalmer Adventurer

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    I hope all is well Dennis. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts.

    Will
  7. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    Thanks Dennis!
  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Suck it up Princess, stop the analysis, you're just not young anymore!!
    You'll get used to it. :rofl
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  9. justafurnaceman

    justafurnaceman Imaginary

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    Hope you're doing well Dennis. Really enjoy your writing and paintings.
  10. handypro

    handypro SportTouracologist

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    Dennis, thanx you for sharing your superlative adventures and the position of your heart and mind...you are an inspiration for many more than you will ever know
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  11. moto rrad

    moto rrad ADV n00b

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    Hey AH, I haven't tuned into ADV nor your report for a while now and opening this report to read your latest writings felt like some wind in my sails. I'm very much a free person, next to no responsibilities, no debt, no house, and the only real possessions to my name are a motorbike and the related tools and accessories. Nevertheless, there is a daily war in my head involving the future and what to do. I've got a fantastic loving girlfriend who happens to be from another country who will certainly be part of my future. My big question in life is as simple as what to do for a career. The career being an avenue to generate income to fund later adventures in life. It always seems like a long road starting out, and the 4 years of schooling is a commitment I keep on shying away from. Decisions are hard to come by. Your philosophical writings have a way of putting these vague intangible ideas into words. They just sit there on the page and run over you like a freight train. Things that you were perhaps subconsciously aware of are somehow wrapped up into one tidy little sentence that just makes sense. Thank you for your inspiration and I hope the wheels are still on the cart wherever you are in the world today.
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  12. wmdspalmer

    wmdspalmer Adventurer

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    Anyone heard from Dennis?
  13. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Hello,

    Had a mail from him three weeks ago. So he ist still doing all his Dennis stuff :-)
  14. wmdspalmer

    wmdspalmer Adventurer

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    That's good to hear. I really enjoyed his posts!
    Will
  15. lronW0lf

    lronW0lf Adventurer

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    Dennis, when you crawl up on out from whatever rock you are under (please come back soon, its time), could you post about how much money is required to do trips you did? Daily, or monthly amounts, broken down to some common denominator, like excluding pre-arranged flights home, or unexpected teeth issues (I just had to go there, didn't I?). If I were to follow your tracks coast-to-coast and round the world, what can a person expect to spend on gas, food, ferries, tolls, hygiene products... Then, last, decisions driving air b'n'b, hotels or propping up tent somewhere... Hope all is well, and thanks!
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  16. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    If you have to ask......
  17. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @lronW0lf (why you gotta hide weird characters in your name?!?! haha) check out a thread in the Trip Planning forum called 'The Planning of the Monster'. A young couple really outlines the finances they planned for a RTW trip together.

    Everyone's trips will be different, and even Dennis' is a bit out of the ordinary with a bike that, I imagine, gets considerably worse mpg than a more typical choice.
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  18. mork

    mork Been here awhile

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    I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciate what you have written, and I can't say that part of this didn't have an influence on my decision to quit my job, hang out with my little kids more, work on bikes here and there and better experience what I enjoy.

    Carry on good sir.
  19. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    I think the Panigale excels in providing the highest SPG. Smiles per gallon! Tops mpg in my book! Ride what ya love!
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  20. lronW0lf

    lronW0lf Adventurer

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    Sorry about that, millennial habits. Much appreciate steering me to right direction.