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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
This is another wonderful picture that captures...

This is another wonderful picture that captures the raw beauty of the plains. If one looks closely at the sky, one can see the majestic hues of light purple mixed with the tones of grey. People can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,152
Posted By MelonMan
Food runs are a great excuse for a little...

Food runs are a great excuse for a little adventure!:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,601
Posted By MelonMan
I taught on the Navajo Reservation just south and...

I taught on the Navajo Reservation just south and west of you. These pics remind me of my weekend excursions into the wilds. The night skies were spectacular and the silence was amazing. Nice pics. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By MelonMan
Great pics. I spent time in that region while...

Great pics. I spent time in that region while training as a bike racer. I plan on riding out this May and will be riding the same route north up into Oregon.
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 1,061,894
Posted By MelonMan
Stunning! I was in the region about 3 weeks ago....

Stunning! I was in the region about 3 weeks ago. I am going back soon and I'll visit these amazing places that you photographed. Inspiring story!
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,786
Posted By MelonMan
Outstanding pics and report! I am going to look...

Outstanding pics and report! I am going to look at a low mileage cbr 954 this weekend. Your trip has convinced me that I'm making the right choice.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,112
Posted By MelonMan
Thanks Ryan, I'll save this map and explore...

Thanks Ryan,
I'll save this map and explore those roads soon. I'll drop you a line when I roll through.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,707
Posted By MelonMan
Spectacular pictures and an excellent narrative....

Spectacular pictures and an excellent narrative. I love the areas that you traveled through. I frequent them as much as possible. I never grow tired of the solitude that one can find in the great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,112
Posted By MelonMan
Glenwoood area

I was just up in your area 2 weeks ago. I'll have to try to find the roads you rode. Great pics. They gave me the incentive to get up there this coming Spring/Summer.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By MelonMan
Great photos...

Your son made an outstanding choice. The program he is entering is world class! Besides, now you have an excuse to come down to Boulder and explore what lies west beyond the Flatirons.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By MelonMan
Spectacular photos! I was there 3 years ago. I...

Spectacular photos! I was there 3 years ago. I look forward to being there again. If I'm real lucky I will be there this fall:)
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,414
Posted By MelonMan
Outstanding pics of a region that I absolutely...

Outstanding pics of a region that I absolutely love. I hopefully will be riding there in the coming summer. I am thinking of moving to Munchen in the coming year to fulfill a lifelong dream and...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 36,942
Posted By MelonMan
Living in the NL

Hello my friends. I am an American who loves your country and would like to live and work there. I am a teacher here in Colorado but I have 4 years of US/European work experience in sales/marketing...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
It's a glorious picture. Reminds me of some spots...

It's a glorious picture. Reminds me of some spots here in Colorado.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
I've got 5 weeks of break left, won't have a hell...

I've got 5 weeks of break left, won't have a hell of a lot of money but I'm going to point and ride. I want to meet good people, take lots of pics and just enjoy the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
Ahh, the avatar. I knew she'd draw some...

Ahh, the avatar. I knew she'd draw some attention. :evil
I'm looking at a bike Tuesday evening and will be riding by Friday. I will take lots of pics.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
I needed a good butt kicking! Life is passing by...

I needed a good butt kicking! Life is passing by and I need to get out and live a little bit. Thanks! The Sand Hills will be a first trip report. I like the road up to Hyannis, especially "Boot Row"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
To buy or not to buy...

I need a kick in the a**. I want to explore the great Plains on a 2006 TE 610. I was born in Mullen, Nebraska and live on the base of the Rockies. I'm a teacher with plenty of time still to ride....
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,053
Posted By MelonMan
Loved the report. The pics bring back many...

Loved the report. The pics bring back many wonderful memories of recent trips to my future home. I look forward to many a ride in the German countryside. I hope to be there permanently by the fall...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By MelonMan
BRRRRRR... Just look what the cold can do. ...

BRRRRRR...
Just look what the cold can do.

Thanks for the chilly ride and warm pics.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,844
Posted By MelonMan
I believe that you should avoid living in Denver...

I believe that you should avoid living in Denver County. The school system is a mess and you can do better. The Parker area is about a 25-35 minute commute to the CU Medical School and the schools...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,810
Posted By MelonMan
Nice video...

I will be making a trip down to Chaco next Spring. I too am fascinated with the astronomical significance of ancient structures. For a people who had no written language, I am amazed how precise...
Forum: Europe 11-21-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 73,854
Posted By MelonMan
Relocation wanted...

Hey everyone,
I know it is a longshot, but I'm wondering if anyone might know of an agency/company that I could contact regarding working/teaching in Germany/EU? I really want to spend a few years...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By MelonMan
Great video...

I might have to fly out for the next adventure. I really enjoyed the video. Looks like somone fell head over heals in love with the ride:)
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,956
Posted By MelonMan
Sweet ride! I need to come down there in the fall...

Sweet ride! I need to come down there in the fall to enjoy some of those gorgeous roads.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,683
Posted By MelonMan
I live about 45 minutes from where you shot those...

I live about 45 minutes from where you shot those photos. I thank God every time I wake up in this beautiful state. Thanks for the great pics!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
Great photos...

When I was a kid, I would travel to the Sandhills with my dad just about every weekend. At 14 I spent the summer helping my uncle put up hay. Those were the days of the privately owned ranches and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By MelonMan
:ricky It's refreshing to get a new rider's...

:ricky
It's refreshing to get a new rider's perspective. I will be sharing my new adventures soon. Keep the pics coming!
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,399
Posted By MelonMan
A trip down memory lane...

What a wonderful trip report and such incredible pictures! What makes this so special is how happy the two of you are together. Your smiles light up the photos:).

I love Sicily and all of Italy...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By MelonMan
If I'm not mistaken, that is a Norwegian Elkhound...

If I'm not mistaken, that is a Norwegian Elkhound watching the morning go by. I was in Norway a year ago and I didn't realize the Norwegians were basically unfriendly towards Swedes. I didn't enter...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,341
Posted By MelonMan
Don't hesitate to take folks up on their offers...

Don't hesitate to take folks up on their offers for meals, places to stay and riding companionship. Each has his/her own story. Life is a journey filled with all emotions and friendships are forever.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,802
Posted By MelonMan
:lurk Highway 101 is spectacular. I look...

:lurk
Highway 101 is spectacular. I look forward to riding through the Redwoods. Great photos!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 571,414
Posted By MelonMan
Lake McConaughy

When I was a kid, I worked on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. The air was clean, the days were long and hard and the sunsets were spectacular. My parents are buried at a tiny cemetary on top of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,341
Posted By MelonMan
It has to be somewhat comforting to know that so...

It has to be somewhat comforting to know that so many good people are out here for you if you need them. The enormity of your loss is beyond words and there is no hidden message in this tragedy that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,802
Posted By MelonMan
I guess I'm the first to enjoy your story and...

I guess I'm the first to enjoy your story and incredible photos. I was laid off from a company that I helped start. I'm going back into teaching(Special Education) this fall. Make sure you apply for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By MelonMan
Great looking bike! I hope to be teaching in the...

Great looking bike! I hope to be teaching in the SD area this coming fall. I'll have to explore this area.
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,675
Posted By MelonMan
Spectacular photos! I am waiting to see if I...

Spectacular photos! I am waiting to see if I receive a teaching offer in Naples. I would love to spend my weekends exploring the beautiful Italian countryside.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 312,289
Posted By MelonMan
...the thoughts...not "that"... What can I say,...

...the thoughts...not "that"...
What can I say, I'm a teacher.:)
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 312,289
Posted By MelonMan
Miriam, I'm sure I echo that thoughts of all...

Miriam,
I'm sure I echo that thoughts of all those who have encountered you and have read about your great adventure in that we all look forward to more stories and photos. Safe travels, you are an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 312,289
Posted By MelonMan
Amazing trip...

Zoa,
I took some time to catch up to the present. I admire your courage and your zest for life. You are such a joy to follow. Keep bringing joy to the world!
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