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Old 03-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #1291
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Great ride! Glad to see that you made it home safely. Stop by if your in my area of NB this summer.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #1292
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Hey Dwight, it looks like you got home safe and sound. Are you missing your travels yet? I followed your blog, you had some tough days and rides. I tried to make some comments to your blog a couple of times, but as I just got an account on adv, therefore I am a newbie here, I must have dome something wrong cause they didn't show.
We made it all the way to Ushuaia and now we are ready to go somewhere warm again. It was beautiful, but too cold for a girl like me
We are on BA now,but I think we will ship the bikes from Bogota. Do you know if the shipping company that you used has an office over there too by any chance?
Take care,
Camelia
Hi Camelia

Glad to hear you made it all the way South.

I'm not missing travel yet but I am missing warmer weather.

I'm not sure about shipping out of Bogata but you can contact DakarMotos here and ask them.

http://www.dakarmotos.com/

Ride Safe

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #1293
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Bolivia

Great ride report Kedgi. I finally was able to finish it. Interestingly enough, I was just reading FOCUS online and they rated Bolivia as the world's most unfriendly country for tourists. Pretty much your impression also. Can't wait for your next adventure as the Great White North starts to thaw.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #1294
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Good to see you made it home in one piece. Only had the chance to catch up today as I've been offshore for awhile (at least in warmer in the Gulf than Saskatchewan). Some tough spots for you but over time you tend to forget the hard bits and savour the good. I admire riders that take the time to share these good and bad moments with the rest of us. Take care of yourself and thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:34 AM   #1295
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Great ride! Glad to see that you made it home safely. Stop by if your in my area of NB this summer.
I'm thinking a ride to Campobello Island may be just the ticket. It could be a great run for Angele to try her new Sherpa


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Old 03-25-2013, 03:38 AM   #1296
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Hi Kedgi,

As a fellow 55 year old, and a guy who likes to go it solo, I'd love to share a pint or two with you. At this point, I'm planning to be in the Maritimes this summer and if you're about while I'm down, then I'll be sure to stop by Shediac. If by any chance your travels take you anywhere near Ottawa, then please look me up.

The snow might even be gone while you're here - the high will reach a staggering -7C here today (if you disregard the windchill) with more snow in the forecast on Mon and Tues.

Happy Trails ......

Steve
Hey Steve

If you're touring the Maritimes, be sure to stop in. Send me a PM for our address info.

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:47 AM   #1297
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Great ride report Kedgi. I finally was able to finish it. Interestingly enough, I was just reading FOCUS online and they rated Bolivia as the world's most unfriendly country for tourists. Pretty much your impression also. Can't wait for your next adventure as the Great White North starts to thaw.

I liked walking around La Paz, except for the elevation. There is a lot to see there. I found the high passes tough though, Trusty and I were having some trouble breathing. Could have done without the trumped up speeding ticket. Getting lost in Eucalyptus was a memorable day. I'm still surprised that Bolivia gets that bad of a rating. There have to be less friendly places.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:50 AM   #1298
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Good to see you made it home in one piece. Only had the chance to catch up today as I've been offshore for awhile (at least in warmer in the Gulf than Saskatchewan). Some tough spots for you but over time you tend to forget the hard bits and savour the good. I admire riders that take the time to share these good and bad moments with the rest of us. Take care of yourself and thanks for sharing.
I am glad to be home. My bike is now back in NB too. It's in Chamcook, NB, now all I need is a day that's warm enough I can go get it.

You're right, the bad days fade and the really good days are memorable. I was so lucky to have met so many really good people, I'll never forget.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:19 AM   #1299
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Hey Guys and Gals

Here is a link to my new e-book

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:43 AM   #1300
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Kedgi and Trusty part ways



Guys as an addendum to my ride report......

Trusty and I have parted ways.

I know it may be hard for some of you to believe but I have traded Trusty my KLR in on a new KTM 990. It was hard to part with a bike that I have gone so many places and seen so much on. Last week I took Trusty to Duguays Kawasaki in Amherst NS, got her valves set, new chain and sprockets, battery and some other odds and ends, all the TLC she deserved after serving me so well. Many thanks to the guys at Duguays for all your great service!

Then I took a test ride on a KTM 990, borrowed from the KTM/Honda/and...shhhh....Harley dealer in Moncton, NB, Toys for Big Boys. I spoke with Brittany Baxter, who is an excellent sales rep, I bought a mower and a snowblower from Brittany in the past and she referred me to Frank Leger, their KTM specialist. Frank offered me a 24 hour test ride on his 990 demonstrator. I took a good ride around Southern NB on a varied roads, I love to ride and I was hooked. Here are a few photos from the test ride




























And sadly here is the last picture I will take with Trusty the KLR



My wife Angele took this picture of me and Trusty in front of Toys for Big Boys just moments before I traded her in. I have to admit I was sad to see her go, but Toys offered me a fair trade on her and I am looking forward to a great relationship with them and new adventures on my 990. Mexico here I come! (This Winter)

So all you KTM/Honda or Harley guys passing through Moncton, if you need anything, check out Toys for Big Boys a big shop with a great staff. I know they would jump through hoops to help any ADVrider

Here is a picture of the new bike getting prepped in the shop.




Thanks to all my readers....stay tuned this fall for another epic ride with Kedgi and his new KTM (haven't named it yet)

Kedgi

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #1301
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Enjoy your new toy! I understand the feeling as I had to sell my KLR few months after doing TAT with it last year. Good luck with it and I look forward to your Mexico RR this coming winter to help me pass my 'waiting' moment. I have 2 more winters before my first RTW trip.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:01 AM   #1302
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Enjoy your new toy! I understand the feeling as I had to sell my KLR few months after doing TAT with it last year. Good luck with it and I look forward to your Mexico RR this coming winter to help me pass my 'waiting' moment. I have 2 more winters before my first RTW trip.

Thanks "whichway"

It wasn't easy parting company, almost like losing a beloved pet after "seeing" so much together.

KLR's are awesome!

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #1303
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Well, Kedgi... that's a huge change and upgrade... you have surely noticed that already...
Good for you!
Good rides, and don't be too enthusiastic with your right-hand-twist... your new beast really responds... (too much I think sometimes... )

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1304
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Well, Kedgi... that's a huge change and upgrade... you have surely noticed that already...
Good for you!
Good rides, and don't be too enthusiastic with your right-hand-twist... your new beast really responds... (too much I think sometimes... )

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #1305
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Congratulations Kedgi, the 990 is a great machine. You'll be able to crunch some highway miles in luxury if you need to.


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