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Old 02-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #4546
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godspeed! can't wait for the new chapter!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #4547
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Hey Mark! Jill and I were happy to join you for a small segment of your ride through the Americas.
The Pleasure was mine! Was great riding with you. I will be following along as you enjoy the rest of your trip!

Travel Safe my friends!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #4548
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Any plans of checking in on the PNW?
I just landed in Oregon Yesterday afternoon. I had to pick up my Carnet and do some things at home for just a few days!! Not much time to socialize but planning to go here a talk at Tigard BMW tonight about Backroad Colorado!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:58 AM   #4549
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I bet it feel strange to be home for a while..
Safe Travels Mark !!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:43 AM   #4550
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Welcome home Mark/assume you will have coffee with the group at Sbux.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #4551
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Welcome home Mark/assume you will have coffee with the group at Sbux.
Yup. Coffee with the boys. It's cold here!

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #4552
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #4553
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Safe travels on the other side Mark.
Funny (actually is a sad thing) how Cristina is following in Hugo's footsteps and the result on each others economy is the same... Devastating for the "people" they say they protect and want to make it better for.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #4554
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Funny (actually is a sad thing) how Cristina is following in Hugo's footsteps and the result on each others economy is the same... Devastating for the "people" they say they protect and want to make it better for.
I agree. For teh Argentinians this is not a good thing at all. I feel bad for them and the Uncertainty of Christina!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #4555
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Welcome home Mark/assume you will have coffee with the group at Sbux.

Welcome Home, if even for a short layover.


I am sure the PNW gang has missed you.......





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Old 02-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #4556
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I just landed in Oregon Yesterday afternoon. I had to pick up my Carnet and do some things at home for just a few days!! Not much time to socialize but planning to go here a talk at Tigard BMW tonight about Backroad Colorado!!

Cool! Got my ticket, see you there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:24 AM   #4557
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Welcome Home, if even for a short layover.


I am sure the PNW gang has missed you.......





Uhm, is this what he gets when he gets to Eye D hoe?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #4558
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WOW!!! What a great job!( I just got caught up)

Great recap of your ride and motorcycle community.

Thanks for taking us along. I'm just behind you. Leaving here in Aug.(I took lots of notes)

Do East Cape NZ on a sunny day. I was there in Jan. on a 800.

Keep up the good work, Radioman...
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #4559
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Can't wait for the next installment!

I have been reading frantically for the past couple months. You tell a great story!! Bring on some kiwis, cape reinga, sheep, and what ever else you can find.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #4560
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Back in the USA.

Flew of Buenos Aires. Night Flight. 9 Hours to Houston. Then transfer to PDX.

Strange being on United Airlines as the cabin crew is all speaking English. No more greetings like in Argentina. Kiss, Kiss, No Buen Dia, Gracias etc. Will miss it!!

Long flight. Hard to get much rest. Was very interesting walking through First and Business class with sleeper seats and larger flat plan screens at each seat, until I arrive at my seat "steerage" . It seems like luxury for the “rich” is getting more plush, while regular travel is the same or worse. Much like the changes in our countries as the disparity of poor vs. wealth grows..

Reading the book by Tom Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum about America. Called That Used To Be

As I travel my mind wanders to now that I am well into my Adventure, How will I perceive this world differently? How much have I changed during the past 19 months of my trip? What are my expectations? Should be interesting as I get back to all the familiar of home.

Seeing other cultures and places makes you see your life differently.

Fortunately. I grew up in the US at an amazing time in history. I had great parents, and had opportunities that few have. Was taught to work hard, was fortunate that I did well in business, Married the love of my life, cared for her to her end, and now living a dream of riding the world on a motorcycle. Grateful for this time, the experiences I am having all along the way.

This little stop over at home will be fun, but I did not tell too many as I had lots of details to get taken care of and limited time. Typically I pack my schedule as I to make the most of it! But this time I did not :)

But I was able to go to the Local BMW dealer for a movie of riding the Backcountry of Colorado which was fun,as I have ridden some of these roads!! Also got to stop at the ONE motorcycle show in Portland, and meet up with some ADV riders as well! Was great to see you, missed others. Sorry!

Had a conversation with a few riders that really touched me. Putting my ride and my life out on the internet has been really amazing. It has connected me to so many people around the world. And having people tell you that they follow along, and that what I am sharing is meaningful and impacting their lives positively is really amazing. Just a simple guy out making the most of life. But it is with great satisfaction that you realize how cool it is to share! Thank You all that took the time to tell me what this thread has meant to you!

Thank You. Stay tuned as there is more adventure to come !
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