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Old 06-07-2012, 09:05 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by AlpineGuerrilla View Post
Well written and interesting ride report with good pictures. I'm in!

May I ask where you are from? Or what you did in that time and place? As I'm generally interested in that part of the world, you caught me with mentioning that in passing.
I'm originally from Montreal, but lived in various part of Europe for 20 odd years. I've lived in Vancouver since 1993 and still experience it as if it was the first day I arrived there. When the wall fell, I was in Europe and just before and after, my parents rented out part of our house to European Union invitees from various ex-communist countries, mainly university professors and reformist (and not so reformist) government officials. Countless evenings and pictures taken from the "other side" were a real eye opener. Our favorite part was always taking a newly arrived official to the supermarket. After the shock of the abundance of food, fresh fruit and veggies, they could never get over the fact there was a whole isle with nothing but dog food. It sure put life in perspective.
Back in YVR after riding around the world for 2 years.
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