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Old 08-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #1546
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Thanks.... how do you explain 6 years in two minutes. I guess Spirit can!

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #1547
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Intermission times... AZ

Helping Friends with some house sitting, the same Friends which will take care of Spirit while in Munich for a couple weeks in a week spending some quality time with my Mother. Here sheltered from the heat of the day, reorganizing photo galleries and more, all of it leading to some down time.
The local rides however are of many as Mt Lemon provides elevations up to 9000 feet pretty quickly while experiencing the afternoon summer monsoons, meaning buckets of water always a few seconds before rain gear can come on, Arivaca Road, Madera and Box Canyon or just sleep all day and stay up all night!
The thoughts are present and yet they are also ahead of these times. Wondering how things are doing at “The Oasis”, looking at maps for winter camping, reading feed backs for better warmer gear for those coming days as now, with “Terra Explorer”, the ability to travel on some forbidden trails are of the past.
It is a bit odd as always to be planted in an urban environment. We are enjoying it as much as we can, yet I feel as I am biting my time missing the open spaces.
The fever for outdoor living is now permanent and will only get worse.
Enjoy the local colors...


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Old 08-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #1548
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So glad I got to do the rides I had planned early on the week as today is a rainy day... of course rain has never stopped me... Spirit even has his raincoat, but I have to get ready for my departure from here Friday or Saturday toward East Texas... It is time for some serious camping, maybe even a bit of cold weather again, some adventures and some new scenery... try out all this cooking gear that I have been carrying with me all this time.
Yesterday was a great ride by the levee... I will not say on the levee even though a few miles did see me riding it...
Hope that you enjoy the report in my Blog...
You be well... Ara and Spirit.

this pic is in texas? i like it!

you've been riding around for 6 years now? Ara and spirit? I guess one is your dog and the other is your motorcycle? are you traveling alone?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #1549
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Hi ClifNotes...
That brings back memories! That is actually in Louisiana near New Iberia, many moons ago.
Yes, it has been almost 6 years and funny as I feel we are just starting. We do every day!
Just Spirit, "Old Faithful" [GS 96 R1100/Ural, stores in WY now] and "Terra Explorer", this new Gear Up we are trying out... With reverse and 2WD on demand it will open up more trails...More really getting away without U Turn apprehensions!
735 chapters have been written... a great therapy I must say.
Stay well and in touch.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:02 AM   #1550
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this pic is in texas? i like it!

you've been riding around for 6 years now? Ara and spirit? I guess one is your dog and the other is your motorcycle? are you traveling alone?
His name is Ara. [


Ara, how are you and the Ural getting along?
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:38 AM   #1551
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amazing ... this thread started in 2006 ... that's a long time on the road!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #1552
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amazing ... this thread started in 2006 ... that's a long time on the road!!
Hummmm... kind of I imagine, Becomes a Lifestyle. Would be hard to go back to the previous one now.

100mpg We are doing good. It is an amazing machine and very simple. Putting some thoughts together to go into spaces we have not before as far as without apprehension on how to turn around if we have to!

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #1553
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The mapping of our Lives. Some “hang” photos, we live them.

It has become a bit thoughtful all these years. Maybe too much. All is slowly being replaced by contemplating adapting this mental mapping which is taking place. Lately. They are spaces I know of longer times taking roots are of an attractive greater choice. The connections are of only Mother Nature and maybe of a distant village somewhere not too near by. Nothing is holding us back, it will just be a bit more of planning when I return.
Bitter sweet it is this afternoon as Spirit is only a couple feet from a suitcase and a carry on ready for tomorrow morning when I will be flying to Munich for a couple weeks. There is much excitement spending some true quality time with my Mother and much sadness leaving my buddy behind.
Compromises are always everywhere seemingly a daily ritual one cannot avoid. As someone said the other day, as long as they are “positive compromises”. He is and will be in good care, there are no worries and suddenly before I know it back again it will be so we can both go on to Texas and regroup while meeting “Old Faithful” which I also miss.
In the meantime it was a couple evening rides up the Mountains southeast of us when the 100 degree days cooled off, a nice road called “Box Canyon”.(AZ).


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Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 AM   #1554
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Not my favorite way to travel but in company of my favorite person for a couple weeks in Munich. Gaining waist inches by the day! Nice to be with one of my last Family member as much as I miss Spirit so terribly and riding!
My Mother's house is like a shrine of photos...
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Will be back in a week.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:21 AM   #1555
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The 'me do not like' photo!



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Old 09-11-2012, 06:59 AM   #1556
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How about a picture of the little kid seated behind you who keeps kicking the back of your seat whenever you're trying to get some sleep? The joys of international travel...
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:14 AM   #1557
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That's funny! One more time next Tuesday....

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Old 09-15-2012, 04:05 AM   #1558
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From Far Away... Home? Munich, Germany.

All has been set aside, “Terra Explorer”, “Old Faithful”, even Spirit is miles away and these two weeks are times spend with my Mother after a two years of absence. Too long. My Friends have send me e mails with more information than a Travel Agency could entice me, but at 85 the days out are shortened as never before with more time spending talking and reminiscing about past and present Life, planning future Life more than anything else. I am not playing Tourist here. The stories going back to great grand parents have been flying into the night, the present moments in this City which has changed since last time here and specially working on moving this Lady to move to Atlanta, a City she is familiar with, one that she likes. If not now, when?
Yet, the Daily Life here in Munich can provide a Photographer with more than enough oddities. I call “oddities” because of them being rarities in the States.
Photos of Spirit keep coming in from my Friends who have taken really good care of him. I am just wondering how he is going to feel the hard floors again from the comfortable king size bed he has shared with his Girl Friend “Miya”!
Tuesday night... back to Tucson and on to “The Oasis”. Immediately!
Stay well, enjoy the Photos.


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Old 09-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #1559
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A blank page at “The Oasis”

Kind of limping with a bad shoulder and upper back we made it back to “The Oasis” and it is only just now getting back the ability to freely moving around. More or less! My patience is not the best when it comes to halting everything. Frustrating under medications awaiting feeling better is a better explanation.
This space has become the center of my Universe where we are all alone enjoying the silence and these past nights with a Moon getting full all is lit as daylight.
It is lounging here as being in a “Twilight Zone” literally loosing all sense of time and days, I cannot even tell how long we have been here.
This is what Big Bend will do to most when they let go of their Urban minds and slip into the present covers always so welcoming.
It rained like mad, stormed like crazy and today again the skies are blue as I think the good Spring weather is here. So welcoming.
Enjoy the Post Cards images of “The Oasis”.



Be well, always.



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6 years, the Stars, living under them…
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #1560
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Time to regroup at “The Oasis”. TX

Turns out to be a good thing this little piece of land here in the middle of nowhere. Way South in Texas. Once a Year it is that time to regroup, specially with a new Hack which is not quite done, not quite accessorized for our needs. “Old Faithful” is still in Lander, Wyoming, it is going to be a long round trip haul to bring here down. Soon I hope. This “Terra Explorer” by the way is now named “Crusty” and she excels off road, “Old Faithful” is more the touring hack it seems like. I was able to pick up some interesting items while in Germany, at least get to know those items which I am showing in the Journal. They are mostly winter camping gear. Some that have shrunk in size and weight specially my kitchen, some that will keep us warmer. We have some big plans and I always kind of smile at my plans as I know too well none always go as thought. Past experiences are the proof.
I am actually writing this from Lubbock, Texas. Tomorrow “Crusty” is getting a much needed side case for more gear! Mr Spirit is doing well. His clowning has not stopped and I think right now he is a bit anxious to get back.
All the new gear in this new entry with always many "Thanks" to our kind Sponsors.

Be well, always.



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