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Old 01-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #766
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just donated. I have been reading this RR everyday. I am stuck working and just happy to see someone out there living the dream!!!

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:45 PM   #767
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Sent some $ your way. Hope it can help ease the bite of those expensive repairs to the bike.
We met at the HU Cambria meet up and I hope to leave Los Angeles and hit the road to Ushuaia in September on my BMW G650 X Challenge. Glad you're ok after those close calls. All the best, Bryce!

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Hey! Good to hear from you again! I think September is a good time to leave. I wish now that I would have left a little earlier and had some more time down here. In any event, here you are:



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Old 01-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #768
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...Interzone is VERY hippy/alternative. ... Mary's Peak is amazing! ... I posted some pictures from a ride I took ...
Thanks BF. Interzone sounds interesting, but I really wouldn't know what to expect. In the old days, the 'hippies' were the nicest people; smartest and most considerate. Not to mention, fun. But this is now, and a lot of things have changed. I wonder where modern hippies would fit in Bryce's insightful type analysis.
I remember your pics earlier. The killer landscape around there in pictures reminds me of Ecuador.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #769
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Donated to the adventure. Keep keeping on.

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Thanks! I will!

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #770
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Bryce: no need to reply to the donation. I appreciate your past service to our country, and the great RR. At 68 I'm hoping to spend some time in Columbia within the next couple of years after reading your report. I've done service work in Equador with medical community and loved the scenery and the people. However, your descripions of border- crossing perils are a bit much for me. Will be riding the Yellowstone area this July with my wife and hope to meet up with some of the AVriders. Unfortunately, will be too far north to make the Ouray and Silverton rallys. Ride safe!
Colombia is awesome! But really, the borders aren't that bad. Thanks a ton!

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #771
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Thanks to everyone who's donated so far! I wasn't expecting that much, that fast! I know I'm missing at least one person, so chime up so I can get you on here!

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:20 PM   #772
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... hit up Crashmaster and his plane....


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #773
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I sent you a couple bucks. I can't spare a ton, but hopefully my small donation can go toward something very important, like beer...

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Oops. Thanks for brining that up. I suppose you're right. There is a different attitude towards it down here though; it may not be the same everywhere, but I've seen numerous people draining the oil/radiator fluid/gasoline/etc out of their vehicles into the ground/street/sidewalk/ect. When I started this trip I would ask people what I should do with that kind of stuff and they would tell me not to worry about it, so I stopped really worrying about it. Still, I suppose that's no excuse. I guess it's time to clean up my act.
I'm glad ONandOFF brought that up. I feel the same way. Your ride report is amazing... But I've also been cringing at your posts about dumping oil and such. You seem as though you've been proud of it. No matter where you're at on this planet, what you do ultimately affects us all. Not to mention, it does reflect poorly on both motorcyclists and westerners in general.

I know how you feel about going with the flow when everyone else around you is doing something a certain way. When I was in Iraq in '05-'06 with the army, I used to joke that Iraq was the world's largest garbage can. I would routinely throw empty MRE packets, water bottles, etc. out the windows, and we'd laugh and make jokes about it. To this day, that still bothers me that I behaved that way. I was needlessly littering a beautiful landscape. I'm sure a lot of my garbage is still blowing around the desert, when I could have easily kept it in the humvee and thrown in out when I got back to the FOB. Live and learn I guess.

I'm glad to hear that you're rethinking your stance on this matter. I'm certainly no ultra-left Prius-driving liberal, but I've come to realize that we've only got one planet that we can call home at the moment.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:35 PM   #774
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I've been monitoring closely and it's official, enough lecturing has taken place. Back to the previously scheduled ride report....bring on the food, scenery, and welding pictures

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #775
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I've been monitoring closely and it's official, enough lecturing has taken place. Back to the previously scheduled ride report....bring on the food, scenery, and welding pictures

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X2; Bryce has been admonished enough. He is using No-Toil Evolution Air Filter Oil; he's very "green" in that respect.

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #776
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Keep the reports coming!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:22 AM   #777
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Okay, I just wanted to make sure the bead was seated. Was the rim bent during one of your collisions?

Here is a video which demonstrates the correct method for tightening the front axle. Of course, the XR650L only has pinch bolts on the right fork.



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After watching this video, I think that may be the problem. Thanks for putting that up Spud!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #778
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... it's official, enough lecturing has taken place. ... Semper, Dan
Although we are very fortunate to have an official to designate appropriate content, no "lecturing" has taken place!

We have simply been discussing the important ramifications our behaviours in our welcoming neighbors' territory.
But thanks, anyway....




Even a 'jarhead' can get that!






Peace! Love you Devil Dogs!
Bryce; stay safe!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:10 AM   #779
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I've been monitoring closely and it's official, enough lecturing has taken place. Back to the previously scheduled ride report....bring on the food, scenery, and welding pictures

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I agree. More pictures. Include a cute girl occasionally please
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:35 AM   #780
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... Include a cute girl occasionally please




Bryce does have great pictures and descriptions, entertaining and educational; following along here is helping me keep warm and hopeful while in cold environs and sans employment! But that is a good suggestion.
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