"The Oasis of my Soul", 9th year on the road...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BeemerChef, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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  2. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    +1 thanks!
    Happy trails Ara and Spirit!
  3. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    just searching for one of the greatest Advrider legends here.... great to go back a read again... One of my Hero's
    around 10 years ago in Moab Utah.
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  4. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Sweet ! As they say!
    Watching the World go by... hopefully .
    Maybe you know Spirit passed 04 / 04 /2018. Miss my Buddy like you would not believe.
    A few more bypasses! One more spine surgery! Can't ride and that 's okay. It is what it is. At 71 rode for 61 years .
    House in Alamogordo New Mexico. Loving it here. 9400 feet in 20 minutes.
    Thinking about writing "The Aftermath" as trust me, there is huge mental aftermath when stopping, getting off the road after all these years. Many should know .
    Stay well. Thanks for writing.
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  5. GS Jihad

    GS Jihad p·r·o·p·h·e·t

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    Write the book Chef......many here who followed you and Spirit would love to read it. Best to you and I will tip a glass to Spirit tonight.
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  6. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Thank you. Stay safe...
    If ever through here, let me know! I don't ride but I do have a car . What a concept. Right?
  7. GS Jihad

    GS Jihad p·r·o·p·h·e·t

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    You too Chef. Im in Colorado so I ride NM all the time. I'll keep your offer in mind. PM me if you are ever up in the Central Rockies!
  8. jimbop

    jimbop Adventurer

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    Wow, what a community we have here!

    Stay well all and when it's time again may we all give each other bigs hugs!

    Ride and for those that can't travel safely.
  9. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Thanks for the update!
  10. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible Supporter

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    Ara thanks for popping in for the update.
    Had not heard of Spirits passing. :(
    Sorry to hear about your health hurtles and glad to hear you are doing well now.
    If at any time you are inclined to add more photos to this thread I am
    sure I'm not the only one who would love to see them. There is still an empty
    spot in my day not getting to see what you captured with your creative eye.
    Be well.
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  11. FinTec

    FinTec Been here awhile

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    Chef, yes, please make this addition to your travel writings. I do not think this is discussed enough and can catch many by surprise when it does happen. I personally, (and I believe others) would love to hear the perspective of a traveler of your caliber discuss this and not be afraid to bring up the dark aspect of this.

    And sorry to hear about Spirit. Dogs rule.
  12. Foiler

    Foiler Been here awhile

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    I am very happy to have run across this thread. I met you and Spirit several years ago but have never read anything other than some of your FB posts. I will make the time this week to read this thread. Still miss my dog after 6 years.
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  13. John Nash

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    Ara so nice to hear from you. I have wondered several times what had happened to you and Spirit. Sorry to hear of Spirit passing a couple years ago. You gave Spirit a wonderful life and also enriched yours. Hoping your healing well & I miss reading your travels every day on AdvRider.