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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,915
Posted By GSgal
Welcome home, MikeO. Mountain weather will...

Welcome home, MikeO. Mountain weather will always be a gamble and you have to take what you get, so I'm glad you and Peter made the best of things. Thanks for taking time to get all those photos...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,915
Posted By GSgal
Green with envy, Mike and Peter. :rolleyes ...

Green with envy, Mike and Peter. :rolleyes

My 11 hour work day with nary a break, wasn't quite as spectacular. At least I didn't have to eat raw blood pudding.

Carry on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,448
Posted By GSgal
Really nicely done. I felt transported. ...

Really nicely done. I felt transported.

Thanks for the time and effort you put into this video. It's a great legacy for you and Johann, and a treat for the rest of us.

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 346,777
Posted By GSgal
Mario and Stan, it's great to see you there with...

Mario and Stan, it's great to see you there with Justin. Get well, Justin!

A big thanks to Ulysses and all the others on the scene for taking care of a brother.

What a great community.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
The suspense is killing me. Do tell... :brow

The suspense is killing me. Do tell... :brow
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Luisa, thank you for your message. I, too, am...

Luisa, thank you for your message. I, too, am thankful for new friends brought into my world this year on motorcycles. I'm thankful for the time with you and Julio.

Feliz dia de Accion de...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,810
Posted By GSgal
Welcome home, MikeO. What some people won't do...

Welcome home, MikeO. What some people won't do to grab a headline on ADVrider... :kboom


Tee hee hee!
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,810
Posted By GSgal
The Adventure is off to explore those twisties in...

The Adventure is off to explore those twisties in motorcycle heaven. :cry

Glad you're okay, Mike. I remember a time when you didn't fare so well.

Well done on saving your belongings and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Be sure you didn't accidentally misplace Luisa...

Be sure you didn't accidentally misplace Luisa inside that big box... :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Whoa, I'm a little behind the 8-ball! A couple...

Whoa, I'm a little behind the 8-ball! A couple of days away from your blog and you've already gotten a year older. That'll teach me.

Feliz cumple (disculpa la tardanza), Julio.

Bien hecho,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Welcome back, bienvenida, Luisa!!! :clap ...

Welcome back, bienvenida, Luisa!!! :clap

This report just hasn't been quite right without you.
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Incredible photos of your incredible experience,...

Incredible photos of your incredible experience, Luisa and Julio... awesome! :clap

Thanks for continuing to post so the rest of us can enjoy with you. And thanks to all the AdvRiders who are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Pareces bien con lodo, Luisa! :lol3 Saludos y...

Pareces bien con lodo, Luisa! :lol3 Saludos y abrazos... :nomystery
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Mi casa es tu casa. Mis motos son tus motos. ...

Mi casa es tu casa. Mis motos son tus motos. !Ven ya, Mario! :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Buen viaje, Julio y Luisa!

It was a real pleasure having Julio and Luisa with us in Montana for a few days. Thanks for rearranging your schedule (such as you have one) to await my return from El Salvador, Julio and Luisa. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,530
Posted By GSgal
Looking forward to your arrival in northwest...

Looking forward to your arrival in northwest Montana! :y0!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,951
Posted By GSgal
Shall I send you a venison steak to slap on the...

Shall I send you a venison steak to slap on the front there, MikeO? :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Klippies and Cokes are on me next time I'm in...

Klippies and Cokes are on me next time I'm in Swakop, Reino... :beer

I'm enjoying your photos. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Asseblief, Reino... post us some Nam pics! ...

Asseblief, Reino... post us some Nam pics!

Rene and Colette sent a CD of Namibian music, which I've been listening to nonstop. You have a beautiful country. With any luck, I'll be back in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Thank you, Twin4Me! I've not been to Tanzania...

Thank you, Twin4Me! I've not been to Tanzania yet, but have heard great things about it. It's on my list...

I'm a little delayed in replying as I was in Toronto for the week leading up to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 38,574
Posted By GSgal
Phenomenal trip and great report and photos. ...

Phenomenal trip and great report and photos. :thumb

Thanks for carrying all the camera gear along and for taking the time to use it, so we could "ride" along with you. Southern Africa is nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Send me the paperwork and tell me where to sign...

Send me the paperwork and tell me where to sign on the dotted line. :deal

I think Waterfalls and Wildlife in 2012 is just what the doctor ordered, don't you? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 143,777
Posted By GSgal
Nice to see your giant smile coming through your...

Nice to see your giant smile coming through your trip report. Africa does that to you, doesn't it? :D

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
One year later...

Funny how this ride report surfaces, just as I've been thinking how one year ago the GS Challenge was over and I had just signed up for the Africa trip.

Today I got an email from Rene, saying...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,396
Posted By GSgal
Thanks ever so much for taking time to document...

Thanks ever so much for taking time to document and post your trip. I've thought of doing this trip by touring bicycle, though I hear the road traffic is pretty rough. This gives a good idea of...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-07-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,721
Posted By GSgal
Highly recommended...

I just saw your post, and would like to suggest that you check with Rene Cormier out of Edmonton, who teams with Zulu Overland in South Africa.

www.renedian.com


I can speak from first hand...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,022,765
Posted By GSgal
Mark, it was a treat to meet you and to hang out...

Mark, it was a treat to meet you and to hang out with your distinguished companions from Idaho. :D You've earned all the great experiences that lie ahead for you over the next couple of years. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,060
Posted By GSgal
Well done, TraumaQueen! Don't worry about all...

Well done, TraumaQueen! Don't worry about all there is to learn... you'll get it figured out in time. If it were easy, you'd be bored after a ride or two. The main thing is to get out there and do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,573
Posted By GSgal
Ouch!

Sorry about the pannier, Mike. :cry Still, if that's the worst of it then you're good to go. Isn't it nice getting the mishap out of the way early, so you can be done with it?

Have fun you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By GSgal
Whichever GPS you buy (I use a Garmin Zumo),...

Whichever GPS you buy (I use a Garmin Zumo), these are the best maps:

http://tracks4africa.co.za/

Have a great trip!
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,713
Posted By GSgal
I'm really enjoying your report. Great idea for...

I'm really enjoying your report. Great idea for a trip! Thanks for taking the time to write up your experiences. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By GSgal
All the best trips start this way... :D ...

All the best trips start this way... :D

Have fun, Sasquatch!

Hi to the family...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,721
Posted By GSgal
When traveling with my helmet as carry-on, I use...

When traveling with my helmet as carry-on, I use a soft padded helmet bag around the helmet, then put it inside a ski boot bag. I can pack other soft stuff around the helmet and put goggles, gloves,...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By GSgal
We rode for two weeks in SA and Namibia (on...

We rode for two weeks in SA and Namibia (on unloaded bikes) with Tourances and did fine (see my ride report for pics of the roads, which were 50% gravel). If I had my choice, Gripsters might be...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Hi Seann! I'm happy you enjoyed the post, and...

Hi Seann! I'm happy you enjoyed the post, and even happier that you've met and established contact with Rene. I hope you'll have opportunity to meet Henk, the other half of the team, as those two...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
:clap Nice video, Globalpilot! :clap I...

:clap Nice video, Globalpilot! :clap

I can't wait to see the footage you'll bring back from Africa, as you obviously have the eye and the camera gear for it. Are you getting antsy to go?
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Thank you, Wildside! Comments such as these mean...

Thank you, Wildside! Comments such as these mean so much to me. The beauty is there so I get no credit for that. If I've helped you see it a little better through this report, I am honored indeed!...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Ja man, make a plan! It was one of the mottoes...

Ja man, make a plan! It was one of the mottoes of our trip. :D I'm happy people are still enjoying this story of our group's trip, and hope more will consider an African motorcycle journey of their...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Woo HOOOOO!!! :wings:rayof:wings Start...

Woo HOOOOO!!! :wings:rayof:wings

Start practicing your permagrin, Rick. You're going to need it. :D

Which trip will you be going on?
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,518
Posted By GSgal
Well said! I'm hearing from a lot of people...

Well said! I'm hearing from a lot of people who've visited Africa that it captivated them with this same magic you describe. It certainly did me.

I'm really happy that you and your wife are in...
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