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We are gone, another trip over a long distance (going RTW, back home for now)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Thomas B., Apr 24, 2016.

  1. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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    Absolutely fabulous adventure, photos, stories and friends along the way. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Thank you for sharing. And to think, I rode over to the post office today. :-)
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  2. Gbags

    Gbags Been here awhile

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    Thanks Tomas.
    I think that’s the best bike blog I’ve ever read.
  3. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Thanks guys and glad you liked it. We had a wonderful time and it's great you enjoyed it too. Planning for more but not sure where and when. Sitting in Doha {Qatar} in a hotel but without a bike. Only a rental car to get us around.
    Cheers
  4. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    Any plans made yet?
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  5. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Well since we are stuck at home for the moment we are doing some riding localy, but we got plans for bigger. Not sure what will really happen so you have to wait and see.
    Hang in there.
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  6. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Hanging in to wait and see for the "bigger"!
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  7. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Long timer Supporter

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    Standing by to stand by...…. :lol3
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  8. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    Thomas, can you give us an update on what is going on in the Swiss at the moment with the COVID-19?
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  9. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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  10. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Thanks Peter for answering. Well, I go to work (yes I am working again what I never had planned before the trip) because I cannot work from home. I am an engineer and designing machines and the CAD and ERP- Systems Need quite some computer power, that I don`t have at home and that hardly fit into a laptop. In the office every second workplace is empty. The enginners are spread out within the building. There is a lot of space as the other guys are working from home. I take the train to go to work and it is empty compared to normally. They are reducing the frequency of the trains starting today so we^ll see how I get back and forth then. Everyone is asked to stay at home and leave the house only if it is absolutely necessary.
    Tough times - lets hope it is over soon.
    Cheers Thomas

    Peter - We should get together for a coffee or beer this summer and talk bikes. Maybe on the Schallenberg:)
  11. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    Salü Thomas

    Ich freue mich drauf. Schallenberg passt :-)

    Hebs guät,
    Peter

    P.S. Obwohl man zuhause bleiben soll, habe ich heute Nacht mit meinem Kumpel einen Ausflug zum Napf unternommen und sind prompt in einem Schneefeld stecken geblieben. Ich bin Zweimal einen Abhang hinuntergekippt (die Honda XRV 650 ist ein ziemlicher Brocken) und mein Begleiter hat seinen Helm runterkollern lassen.

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    Beim Rückwärtsschieben habe ich Zweimal das Gleichgewicht verloren.

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    Die Nase meines Kumpels hat sich über die Kälte beschwert.

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  12. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I've follwed your thread for a long time but never posted. I have a 2005 640 Adv.

    You should see if your employer can set up some sort of remote access to your work desktop from your home (Teamviewer, Microsoft RDP etc).

    Then you can use the power of your work computer, but from home and avoid travel.
  13. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Well the IT-guy is not the smartest (hope he doesn`t read this) in my opinion and he said there is Nothing he can do.
    We will see what happens when the first infection reaches the Company. Then they might shut the house down.
    Who knows.
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  14. Cheftyler

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    Your IT guy is wrong (providing there's not a regulatory reason preventing it), likely lazy, or he can't get funding for it (this is also a real possibility but he'd say: I've tried we can't afford it).
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    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    How are things going? Hope the Virus has eased up in Austria.
  16. Thomas B.

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    Hey SmilinJoe,
    sorry for the late reply. Was busy with health issues and not much on ADV lately. Operation went well and I am hanging around the house for the next weeks so time for ADV again.
    First of all - we live in Switzerland. The virus is still around and is infecting more people again since the gouverments in Europe loosened up the restriction. It doesn´t really look good at all, but I guess still a bit better than in th US from what I hear. All we all can do is hope for the better.
    Cheers Thomas
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  17. SmilinJoe

    SmilinJoe Been here awhile

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    Hello Thomas, Sorry for the insult thinking you lived in Austria.:amazonGlad all is well with you. Stay safe. Thanks for the update.
  18. bigjohnsd

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    I spent the entire day enjoying this wonderful report.
    Like you, I've been stuck at home for the past year, but......I get my second Moderna Vaccination on Wednesday and am planning to head to the Southwest US with three friends at the end of the month.
    Will likely have to trailer my bike as far south as southern Colorado then who knows.
    I'll ride at least two weeks before I have to come home to take SWMBO to see the grandkids.
    Thanks again for a wonderful report read on a snowy day,
  19. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    You lucky one. We are far from getting a vaccination any time soon. I hope it is not when the summer is over. Would like to do some traveling around Europe this year. At least we went for a first ride this year today. What a feeling.
    Glad you like the report. It was an awesome trip.
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  20. 531blackbanshee

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    thanks for posting.
    great read.

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