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Old 05-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #3076
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Congratulations on making it to AK and stopping to visit with Tom Edison. Enjoy your time in the beautiful PNWet.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #3077
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Thanks Tom. Great photos. And great to meet you. Thanks for flagging me down. I don't suppose you saw that hat on the back fall off as I rode down the road by chance? Worn it all the way from NY, then left it on the back as I pulled off. Doh!

And Chilango, I thought about it, but time and cash were against me. And had I made it to Prudhoe you'd have said why not down to Argentina as well. And I guess at some point you have to know when it's time to stop. In the future I'd like to go back to Alaska and with more time and money on my side see it properly. But I loved Skagway, met some great people, didn't feel I had anything left to prove, and was happy to be bording the ferry south rather than riding further north on a bike with a failing bottom-end. And didn't some South American dude do Prudhoe on a scooter, I seem to remember seeing the pics...

But yeah, great place Alaska, and the Yukon.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #3078
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Thanks Tom. Great photos. And great to meet you. Thanks for flagging me down. I don't suppose you saw that hat on the back fall off as I rode down the road by chance? Worn it all the way from NY, then left it on the back as I pulled off. Doh
But yeah, great place Alaska, and the Yukon.
Nice to meet you also Nathan. Sorry mate didn't see your cover
fall off. Take care and say hello the next time your in town.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:48 PM   #3079
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Nice to meet you also Nathan. Sorry mate didn't see your cover
fall off. Take care and say hello the next time your in town.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/npmetktqjz...005.jpg?v=0mcn
Lets hope you do not get too many of these!
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #3080
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I hadn't heard of Nathan until I met him Friday. I've just finished reading his trip reports and .
Pretty cool dude, the road has taught him well .
I'm glad I waved him over something I've never done here in Edison.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:33 AM   #3081
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Nathan, I see you've still got an '09 rego sticker on yer bike there.



You should be aware that the local plod will sting you for $30 for having that there, and another $30 for not attaching the new one.

Absolutely awesome man, have followed you the whole way. As a former CT110 rider myself I appreciate your love of the machine.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #3082
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Maverick, I'm sure UK and US plod don't give a rats! Maybe when Nathan rides back to Aussie one of these day;-)

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Old 06-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #3083
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Yeah Machdog, I think he's safe. However they will ping you if you're back in QLD with an expired sticker. Something to think about should he want to complete the circuit.

I mean it's hardly fair on Dot; languishing in foreign lands with no other postie bikes to talk to......
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:20 AM   #3084
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Ha ha! Nathan back on the road! Great to see and hope things are going well!

Hopefully the book is selling well too, and the bottom end of the bike holds together...shoddy rebuild!!!

Actually, not sure what looks more fun, the travel or the rebuild; looks excellent.

And what's the deal with leaving now I've come home to Blighty? One day perhaps our paths will cross?!

Have fun.

PS - Maybe add your weblink to your ADV signature??
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:17 AM   #3085
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Hey Klous,

Yeah it was a dodgy rebuild alright. I tightened it all down then realised I'd not lubed the barrel and didn't want to cheat by squirting some up the spark plug end so had to dismantle again. But all good practice.

For clarity, I'm now back in England. The trip to Alaska was just a short lived one to complete the journey across America which I started last year. Initial plan was to drop south from there, maybe to Argentina, but a job came up here in England on one of the bike magazines and to be honest I'm that broke I didn't have much choice. And I kinda wanted to wait until I'm really psyched about doing another trip, rather than doing it for the sake of doing it.

Dot by the way is on a boat somewhere around Panama. She should be here end of July hopefully. Over the winter I'll rebuild the bottom end and make some new panniers for her, get her ready should the time come to get riding again.

Working on the second book about the America leg. Also got a chap making a documentary about the first trip, which should be interesting. It's just going to be free online and hopefully ready end of August.

So yeah, all good really.

Where are you in England anyway, I'm in Leamington Spa, in the midlands.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #3086
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Thumb Still Going !

Cary on then Nathan .

BTW : I loaned my Son (also named Nathan) my signed copy of your book , he won't give it back

I hope you enjoy the Moto Mag. Job .
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #3087
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Which mag you working on then Nate, seen you in RIDE a few times now so is that the full time job?
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #3088
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Hey Kwak, how's it going mate?

The mag's called Adventure Bike Rider. So I guess it's up my street really. Riding the new CCM 450 Adventure on Monday, which I'm excited about.

Do they have a four speed centrifugal clutch as well I wonder?
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #3089
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Congrats on the job. I subscribe to ABR mag. I look forward to reading your articles.

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #3090
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Hey Kwak, how's it going mate?

The mag's called Adventure Bike Rider. So I guess it's up my street really. Riding the new CCM 450 Adventure on Monday, which I'm excited about.

Do they have a four speed centrifugal clutch as well I wonder?
Hey, good score there Nathan. Congrats! We just started getting Adventure Bike Rider UK here in the USA. I saw it at our Barnes & Noble a couple weeks ago.

Unfortunately they charge about $10 US for it I buy a Coffee and read it in the shop. Haven't got a feel for it quite yet ... but I'm a magazine addict so read most.

Hey, if your Testing new bikes you'll have to replace your Converse trainers
with some actual Moto boots! Who knows? Maybe even a real leather jacket? Having worked for the mags for years, I can tell you one UP side is the LOADS of swag you'll get. Most of it is crap ... and they'll want you to lie about it and say how great it is.

I hope that mag can hang on and survive. It's very tough out there ... and once the advertisers figure out who RTW guys really are ... (cheapskates without a penny ) they may pull up stakes. Lets hope not and hope more Ewan and Charlie types join the ranks to give ADV RTW riding proper Cred.

All the best!
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