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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 PM   #4141
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Well done Mark.......I follow you every day, and look for your updates.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:38 AM   #4142
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Ushuaia. Certainly the End of the road, but the start of a new one!!

USHUAIA. Has been a great experience getting here! It is a huge milestone for me on this journey.... But like life, it keeps on going ahead, and now the excitement on arrival is a good memory!

I now have some extra rest days here in Ushuaia before my ship to Antarctica. Lots of time to walk about this little town and explore.

Walking along the waterfront.



Fresh air, lots of boats to look at it in the harbor..... Will be boarding one soon.



Argentinean Navy boats in the harbor. The Falkland Islands or Las islas Malvinas are not far away, which is still an issue that you here about. The "Malvinas" signs are around as it was disputed territories, and of course a major conflict with Argentina and UK in the 1980's.



Lots of places pointing out that this is a long way from everything!



Christmas decorations are all around....





Santa cruising through town on the back of a firefighter truck...



HAd some great meals with Dick and Diana and Ken.



Fresh King Crab....



On the night before their departure my Kiwi Friends had a couple gifts for me!!



A slightly used book for my upcoming cruise, and a NZ 20 cent coin. (It occurred to me that they had just given me lot more than the regular .02 Cents worth )





Our Host Javier is awesome!! He cooked us an amazing BBQ as a send off.



Lots of excellent meat grilled to perfection!!



Cheers to an amazing accomplishment and making it safely to Ushaia! And the amazing friends that you meet along the way!



The next morning. Dick and Ken packed up for the last leg back up to Buenos Aires to ship the bikes home. Diana will fly home from here!



Bikes all ready to go.....



Just one last ride over the tricky exit to the B&B (right Ken )

Dick and Diana!! Parting kiss and hug. What great folks they are!!



And they are off....



Few hours later Diana catches the cab to the airport



I spent the last 14 days with Dick, Diana and Ken. What a wonderful time we had after a chance meeting at the hanging Glacier in Chile. What started out as a short ride together, turned it to an amazing time together. Not sure I can really explain what a blessing it was to meet, ride and share this part of my journey with them!! and it will no be the last time I see then either

Like all transitions of parting there are emotions and thoughts. I sit in the quiet B&B this am..... Back on my own. Smile on my face at the time spent with amazing people, but also peaceful, that as I continue this trip, there will be more people I meet and share with!


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Old 12-10-2012, 03:12 AM   #4143
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Btw, you're still not on your own sitting alone in that B&B this morning... I'm right there with you, along with many others . Enjoy this day!

You've mentioned many times how it's the people you've met along the way that's the most important part of your journey.
Thanks iDave When I say I am on my own, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Just part of taking on a ride like this solo.

Of course sometimes it is a bummer, as I miss the life i shared with my late wife Chris. But have hope in the future to meet someone to share my life with as in a relationship and marriage. Those were some of the best days of my life!

Glad it comes out in my RR. Of course these interactions and this ride change a persons views, perspectives and experiences. It is one thing to see the world, but to experience the connection to others is amazing!! Just my feelings that I need to share. Other rides are about the challenges and difficult roads to ride.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #4144
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I love this RR, Mark. When the Good News thread in JM is quiet, I know that I'll always find the good news that I need here.

As for the missing glove & sunglasses, I've lost a whole bunch more than that in my garage. Besides, famous guys have their stuff lifted everyday. Some celebrity seeker way down there is showing the stuff off right now.

"See this glove & these glasses? They belonged to RADIOMAN!"
"No way, man."

Happy holidays, my friend.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #4145
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"See this glove & these glasses? They belonged to RADIOMAN!"
"No way, man."
I can see it now "RADIOMAN GLOVE" on ebay.

Thanks,
For sharing your journey,,,
I feel like we are all right there with you.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:31 AM   #4146
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"See this glove & these glasses? They belonged to RADIOMAN!"
"No way, man."
But they have a very cold right hand


Thanks Roger!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #4147
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Incredible Journey!

I have been following from the start and was very pleased to meet you and Idahosam up at Whidbey last summer in between your legs of your pilgrimage.

Quite an accomplishment and experience. It sure has educated me in so many ways. Continue on!

Washington is still here and it is raining....
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:14 AM   #4148
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I have been following from the start and was very pleased to meet you and Idahosam up at Whidbey last summer in between your legs of your pilgrimage.
Hola Amigo You are one of the many I have met that I could not post a photo of..... Or you would still be back on my last big post looking at people!

Weather in Ushuaia reminds me of home for sure!! Love it!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #4149
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1,000,000 Views

WOW.

1,000,000 Views of this thread! Amazing!

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I predict over a million views for this one in no time at all

Benjava predicted this on one of the early pages. Ben was one of the good guys on ADV May he RIP!! Miss him


Thanks to each of you that has taken the time to click on my thread, read my posts, comment and share the journey with me. It is amazing to me and I appreciate the involvement of so many ADV riders in my life and on this trip!!


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Old 12-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #4150
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WOW.

1,000,000 Views of this thread! Amazing!
She just rolled over in the last hour or 2
I checked earlier today and you still had around 300 to go.

Congratulations your are now (even more) famous.
Now you should be able to get some sponsorship. Time for some fresh riding gear for the trip home?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #4151
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WOW.

1,000,000 Views of this thread! Amazing!


Benjava predicted this on one of the first few pages. Ben was one of the good guys on ADV may he RIP


Thanks to each of you that has taken the time to click on my thread, read my posts, comment and share the journey with me. It is amazing to me and I appreciate the involvement of so many ADV riders in my life and on this trip!!
It Radioman, you are doing greater success with your trip ...! Congratulations
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #4152
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Congratulations!

Congrats on the journey and for reaching one of your highlighted destinations. I have a feeling you will be showing us more. Enjoy the trip to Antarctica!
Thank you for bringing us along and sharing so much of your journey with us.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #4153
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Possibly the longest thread I've ever read. No doubt it was worth every second. Really enjoyed your phantastic report and the wonderful photos. Well, I hate that food photos forcing me to raid the fridge. Or with other words reading Radioman Ride Reports is a health hazard, it can make you fat and ugly

Seriously, thanks mate for a phantastic journey I could join. Keep on going and get to your next destination well.

All the best
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #4154
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Go Radioman, go!

To the next million. Yay!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #4155
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Mark,

Congratulations on an amazing journey and an amazing accomplishment. The 1,000,000 (and counting) views are a testament to your ability to inspire others. I suppose your writing and photography skills aren't too shabby either!

There are two types of people living in this world; those who go through life surviving, and those who thrive. The way you have taken command of "Chapter Three" in your life makes you a prolific example of the latter.

If this trip ever becomes the basis for a book I will certainly buy copies for those I know in need of inspiration and motivation.

Have a Merry Christmas,
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