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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 AM   #571
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Hey Guys!

Really sorry to read about the crash. Glad Ellen is recovering.

Phil and I are about to cross into Mexico finally tomorrow.

Let us know when you start back down South and hopefully we can meet up for some of the trip. We can take some of your extra luggage on our KLRs.

Stay in touch.

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Hi guys, thanks for that, hopefully you are progressing well, we are back to the US today and tomorrow, remit then awy again.

Catch up with you guys somewhere.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #572
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I have a better idea.......I can keep the torture rack and just add a new one to the stable. Wifey doesn't mind parking outside.

Keep me posted if you come this far North. Glad to hear you guys are doing well. I still have two cases here if you need them!
Now you talking bro, I will come up and help you ride the Adventure home ...... via Reno and Pruhdoe Bay
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #573
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Awesome that you are getting things all sorted and Ellen is on the mend. I have been on the road and haven't checked your RR for six days and the whole world changes!!

I am late to the game and it looks like it is handled. If you need any information on the road ahead let me know.

Chucked my F800 in to bushed and dirt yesterdays at about 50 MPH Wet roads, going too fast and not being 100% focused. Got things straightened today and think it is going to be fine. I was sure I bent the front forks but nothing shaking a 50 so good for now. Off to Anitgua in a day or two for a week. Let me know when you catch up to me.

First round of beer on me to swap crash stories!! Ellen's more spectacular looking for sure!!!
Damn man any crash is no good and considered career limiting, will catch up along the way when we are sorted.

Lucky you were ok too mate .... don't do it again!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:23 AM   #574
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Hi Guys,
Outstanding effort there. An awesome bike with all the fruit. Was wondering if Ellen was going in the Giant Loop for minute there. Well done on the true grit response. "When times get tough, the tough go shopping" (and buy a KTM ).
Ellen will get a good opportunity to convalesce without the pressure to ride so prob not such a bad thing saying hasta la vista to Chiwi.
Sorry we didn't jump to the Trumpy side mate but Maya was sitting there with the right gear.

Yeap say bye bye to Chiwi ..... mixed emotions.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:24 AM   #575
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I should spend more time following your RR, especially now that you have that dreamy SE
Ouwh yeah we in the col club now .... the only thing that will change in the 1 bike in the pics and there will be more from the bike shots.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #576
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Great timing, Ken and Carol move out , you move in I bet Al will be able to fix you up.
Hoping so, like the Jesses, gotta recover some of our stickers now and paste em on Maya!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #577
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Sorry to hear about your wifey and her trusty steed. You definately have a thoroughbred now though. Well farkled to boot. Craig makes good stuff. (CJ Designs) I have an 04 950 Adventure. It does great two-up on gravel and tarmac. I'm using Touratech panniers and a large North Face waterproof bag for my topcase. Set-up works very well. I've switched to a single exhaust which allows room for a bag on the opposite side. Great bike!! Good luck to you both. Should you 'mates happend to pass through Virginia, I'll buy ya'll dinner and show you some cool places to ride.
Cheers mate, hopefully made a right choice, think we have.

Bit of time to re shuffle then we will eb into it again.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:32 AM   #578
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All the best for the future you two, great lookin bike ur replacement is!

I hope it is a steady, stable and reliable 2 up platform, cause quite frankly it looks like a bloody racehorse mate!!

Onya
Yeah it will be ok, long wheelbase on gravel, nice suspenders etc ... should be good.

As Jeremy Clarkson said "It doesn't matter what you do as long as you look cool while you are doing it", we won't be fast but hopefully make points on the coul aspect

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Hey guys, I'm gutted to hear about Ellen's spill, but thank goodness she is OK. Pierre summed up the kiwi spirit, and I'm sure you will continue and complete your personal journey.
My apologies for not chiming in earlier, but we have been on annual leave - one week is all Tracey would allow us, but, it was under a palm tree in Fiji
Now back to the story...
Heya Richard

Trying times, and possibly a BIT much adventure from this week.

Hey it is not crime to have a holiday mate specially in Fiji

Back to the US today to deal with Chiwi and Hobbit and organise getting Maya.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #579
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Sorry to anyone we have not replied directly to, I have lost it a bit.

This week although fun buying a fancy new steed has been some real torment, can't get the vision of Ellen and Chiwi going flying in my mirror then out of sight , had a few hours sleep the whole week.

Got two days to sit back in the truck while we head back to the US and get sorted.

Many thanks for all the well wishes and props, we are very lucky to have you guys come on our trip and support us when things don't quite go to plan, emotionally I feel like a chick this week...have cried a bit, just not in front of the camera.

So onwards and upwards from here, things will be a little quiet for a while, will bounce back two weeks to Mazatlan and get that report done anyway, so we won't see you till next time
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #580
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Love the new scoot! I reckon you are getting everything set up in Phoenix? If you happen to find yourself in San Diego for some reason, I'll be around there until the end of the week so if you need anything, or a place to stay, shoot me PM.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #581
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Hey, just found this gem. Obviously you hadn't considered ALL the options. http://soc.li/cqGyvwe
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:55 AM   #582
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I agree and they dont exactly extend the life of the bike or the kit attached to it either!

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Damn man any crash is no good and considered career limiting, will catch up along the way when we are sorted.

Lucky you were ok too mate .... don't do it again!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #583
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Hey, just found this gem. Obviously you hadn't considered ALL the options. http://soc.li/cqGyvwe
Actually a Ural side was next on the list an the Yamal was the one paddle and all.

If reliability was one of their stronger features we would be on one.

Instead we will have to put up with Maya

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I agree and they dont exactly extend the life of the bike or the kit attached to it either!

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Damn man you are lucky, definately DON'T do that again!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #584
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Hey guys - good to see you are getting your shit together, again! Hope you're feeling better Ellen and mentally preparing for your new role as navigator/photographer/back seat driver ;-)

That must have been a hard decision - Ural or loaded KTM? KTM or Ural/Ural or KTM? You must have lost many nanoseconds of sleep over that one!

I trust you had no trouble with "the authorities" getting back into the US?

I'm in Creel now and ran into an Aussie couple the other day, Carol and Ken on an R80/GS. They met you in Yellowstone? They were just leaving for Batopilas, I'd just arrived otherwise I might have gone with them. I emailed them last night to see if they made it, but no reply so I guess either they are still trying to get there, or don't have an internet connection!

Look forward to seeing the Kiwi Two Motos (KTM geddit?) on the road somewhere.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #585
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Actually a Ural side was next on the list an the Yamal was the one paddle and all.

If reliability was one of their stronger features we would be on one.

Instead we will have to put up with Maya
Yes but when you are up shit creek you won't have your paddle!

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