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Old 12-26-2011, 08:31 AM   #2386
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Hey Doug! Hope to see and meet you and Polly in D.C. in a few weeks. Hang on to a 2x T for me please.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #2387
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #2388
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I PMed you ... need shipping cost to Greece for one of each t-shirt ................
ε ρε Doug μέxρι τη Πάτρα θα φτάσουν τα μπλουζάκια Dirster
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wow Doug your Dirster T shirts will be present to Patras (=Greece)
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:22 AM   #2389
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Doug, I love reading your R.R.s.!
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #2390
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Woo-Hoo......got my Dirtster shirt today!!!


Thankyou kind Sir!!!
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:28 AM   #2391
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Kinda makes me sad that this thread has turned shirt before the trip got finished.

I do appreciate y'alls supporting the amazing Doug, but really am I the only one who give a shirt your clothing needs.


This thread needs more HD & pictures from the road STAT.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:00 AM   #2392
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Kinda makes me sad that this thread has turned shirt before the trip got finished.

I do appreciate y'alls supporting the amazing Doug, but really am I the only one who give a shirt your clothing needs.


This thread needs more HD & pictures from the road STAT.
You're shirting us. Even the mighty Doug can't live by bread alone: he needs wampum to take on these adventures and a T-shirt sale is a pretty good way to go about it. I'll wear might proudly, cuz the shirt is about as close as I'm gonna get to Magadan -- or a Harley.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #2393
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You're shirting us. Even the mighty Doug can't live by bread alone: he needs wampum to take on these adventures and a T-shirt sale is a pretty good way to go about it. I'll wear might proudly, cuz the shirt is about as close as I'm gonna get to Magadan -- or a Harley.
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LMAO but true.

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:02 AM   #2394
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the shirt is about as close as I'm gonna get to a Harley.
that's easily fixed, ya know!


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Old 01-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #2395
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International relations

My $.02 with 49 countries under my belt and 50 to 54 by the end of January is this. I have never, ever, encountered anti-americanism in any country. In Alsace region, a lady was hesitant seeing my 'D' plated Audi with a "Deutsch?" I replied, "Non. American." "ahhhh, American (with a big smile with missing teeth). blah-blah-blah." During which I could not understand. The closest I came to anti-Americanism was in Republica Dominicana last May when I told a kid wearing a Che shirt that Che was a murdered, a thug, a communist, and no one to be proud of. He didn't like that, but many people are brainwashed and know no difference.

French are great people. Thanks to them, as General Washington frequently credited, we were able to become a country. The French financed us, they conducted a naval blockade, and many civilians and military personnel joined the Continental Army. Our founding documents' thinking was built upon French Enlightenment thinking.

Be aware, be good, and try to say even if horribly some of the language in the country you're visiting. Eat the local foods. Don't be loud and disrespectful (definition varies by country). In France, start with a 'Bonjour' even if you know nothing else. After all; we in the U.S. consider it rude if someone starts speaking to us in another language. I hope that causes a little light bulb to go brighter in a brain somewhere.

Thanks for your excellent RR as always, Ambassador RTWDoug.

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Yes me too, hope to meet you one day, Doug. If you actually make your WW2 tour, as I'm really interested in this part of history (for many reasons I can't tell here), as I'm leaving in Brittany very near the Normandy limit, I could welcome you at home and eventually be your guide for some interesting sites. The desembarking (D-day) occured not far from here, and we still have some places stayed as it was then, and some museums to visit (especialy the para-troopers museum in Ste Mère Eglise), and some formers german submarines bases in Brittany.

For Johnny 55, I didn't want nor to start WW3 (France and the US have allways been allies through the centuries). But just wanted to answer to put that clear, and to say that in France the entire people is not a all anti-american. Just a little point to clear-up, when Doug says he had some problems around Paris, I'm not very surprised ... I mean, that in the rest of France we don't really like parisians, because they think that outside Paris, we are all ... rednecks. But then, compared to them I'm really proud to be a redneck. Paris is not France, and France is not only Paris, fortunately !

Welcome to all riders and bikers in our country, ride safe, chill, and have pleasure.
For those who would like to discover Brittany or Normandy, don't hesitate to contact me.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #2396
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My $.02 with 49 countries under my belt and 50 to 54 by the end of January is this. I have never, ever, encountered anti-americanism in any country.

Be aware, be good, and try to say even if horribly some of the language in the country you're visiting. Eat the local foods. Don't be loud and disrespectful (definition varies by country). In France, start with a 'Bonjour' even if you know nothing else. After all; we in the U.S. consider it rude if someone starts speaking to us in another language. I hope that causes a little light bulb to go brighter in a brain somewhere.

Thanks for your excellent RR as always, Ambassador RTWDoug.
Nicely put, Stuffy.

Doug's presentation at the Motorcycle Show was divided into separate topics, my favorite part was the section titled, "The People". And the best part of that section was when Doug said people in less capitalistic countries are always friendly and ready to help. They don't have the means, or don't care about it, and are used to working together.

Words to live by.


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Old 01-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #2397
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I totally agree with you, Stuffyyff. The problem is that people can be brainwashed in so many ways, and it's so hard to make them face the truth.
Not everyone have the luck to be open minded, or the chance to become it. So let's keep travelling, and discover "the others" who sometimes are not so different from us.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #2398
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You're shirting us. Even the mighty Doug can't live by bread alone: he needs wampum to take on these adventures and a T-shirt sale is a pretty good way to go about it. I'll wear might proudly, cuz the shirt is about as close as I'm gonna get to Magadan -- or a Harley.
+1 on that. I got to meet Doug and Polly yesterday, and got my shirts. It was great meeting both of you, and I'm glad to contribute to the cause. Ride on!

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #2399
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Thanks to them, as General Washington frequently credited, we were able to become a country. The French financed us, they conducted a naval blockade, and many civilians and military personnel joined the Continental Army. Our founding documents' thinking was built upon French Enlightenment thinking.
All true, but one must not forget that Britain was the principal fly in Napoleon’s conquering ointment and that the fledgling USA was then the principal thorn in Britain’s side. While French help was nice, it was borne of self-interest -- an interest that wasn't all that laudable. General Washington spoke well of the French, but I suspect had no illusions re their motives.
In any case, whatever debt was ever owed to France or its people, it was paid in full and then some when they fled from the Nazi's like quail flee from a hound and were restored to their country by lots of American boys, lots of whom didn't get to come home.
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All true, but one must not forget that Britain was the principal fly in Napoleon’s conquering ointment and that the fledgling USA was then the principal thorn in Britain’s side. While French help was nice, it was borne of self-interest -- an interest that wasn't all that laudable. General Washington spoke well of the French, but I suspect had no illusions re their motives.

In any case, whatever debt was ever owed to France or its people, it was paid in full and then some when they fled from the Nazi's like quail flee from a hound and were restored to their country by lots of American boys, lots of whom didn't get to come home.
Yea, I'm sure that when Doug rides around, planning his next border crossing, that is what he's thinking about.





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