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Old 12-26-2006, 07:31 AM   #91
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If you want Ara, I'll make a special entry for you on the Tent Space thread mentioning how you're travelling and moving locations from time to time. I'll put your post number in the entry. And a link to this thread if you want.

Then you can update your post whenever you want as you move around. If you're going to be unavailable, you can post that too. Just make the one post in Tent Space and update / edit it as you need to.

If that works for you, it works for me.

be well, g


That sounds great g. Real nice... Might actually intice some riders to join me!... also... I have a spare tent... all the tools needed... extra tent in case... and could even guide through the area!... sometimes... I might even cook!!!... as I do everyday
Really good idea... I will keep updating the thread # and give out GPS coordinate also as to where exactly my PopUp is...
Everyone has so much opened up their arms toward me, the least I can do while traveling also!!!
Let me posted and I will follow through...
Be well.... Ara & Spirit
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:14 AM   #92
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Some thoughts went through my mind this morning as I was reading VIVID1's ride report...
I have been out of their shoes these days... but I remember how they fitted not so long ago. I live on the road, like Martha and Bob which I met today... we all ride... but there is more for us... we live on the road... there is no timetable... riding is primordial but it is not all, and, even from my past trips this is what I enjoy I have to say... riding has become the vehicle to able me living this life now with an array and multitude of other interests daily
There is just something about Big Bend... I still remember reading a couple E mails send to me even before my decision to come here... they said “you will fit right in”... and I thought... what do they mean by that? Do I need to look at myself in the mirror? One cannot help wondering what is awaiting at the other end when such a comment is delivered.
And I am starting to understand... my friends do know me well... like a puzzle I do feel like I was a missing piece. It feels like home... even some locals that I have met thought that I lived here!
And it is almost like... I should! The riding?... well, it is endless my friends... “Croton Springs”... “Paint Gap”... those were two news roads yesterday!... and there is more... much more.
There is a change today... There will be no link to SmugMug... In my search to improve this Blogging situation I found a better way to import pictures... and at the same time... I am still working on a website...
Hope you like the Blog today...

Be well...

Ara & Spirit
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:14 AM   #93
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And the wheels keep coming...


I found my original Big Bend National Park entrance map last night... it is dated the 12th of December... Have I been here that long?... I am taking roots... and still discovering the town, so unique... still discovering new riding... river beds are my new “thing” as 98% of Texas land is privately owned... found myself sitting in Kathy’s office... some chairs around the fire ring in front of her Kosmic Xafe... for a couple hours... by the road... the local source of gossips... waiving at most cars passing by and meeting more strangers... everyone has a story... a couple professional photographers wanting to take some shots of the rig and Spirit... no, not of me!... and more riding... not a problem...
More riding... and more riders are showing up... they want to see the “girl” that planted this destination in their mind... I am and have not be alone for a while now... and the company is awesome... including sharing some Pizzas for dinner... as it is written in the Blog...
Busy... busy... busy... I keep saying... “I need a vacation...!”
Today will be my first ride through the State Park, back through the river road to get there... versus the National Park which I still have to finish exploring and probably will not, leaving some for the next visit.
Till later... you be well...

Ara & Spirit
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:49 AM   #94
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Merry Christmas, Ara, and Happy New Year!

I'm leavin' in the morning, hope to see you somewhere, sometime along the way. I'll be in touch.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:01 PM   #95
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hey ara

wohoo ! Merry Xmas and soon to be Happy New Year Ara . Good to see you , rig and spirit doing well. Be safe ! I would tell you to enjoy but you wrote the book . You are a real inspiration.

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Old 12-28-2006, 05:41 PM   #96
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"The Oasis of my Soul"... Big Bend...

Meathead... I will be in Fort Davis, 100 miles or so North of Terlingua as of the 3rd... for a week... 2 weeks?... Maybe my cell will work there... no clue... but will have WI FI...
Zippy... man, long time... since the GA Mountains... you like off road... you like black top... scenery... a piece of Heaven.... come here!!!... no need to go anywhere else...
Stay in touch, thanks for doing so...

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:40 AM   #97
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This is one of those days when you have to think by it’s end... any riding is better than none...
When you have to think, well we made it, we build up character, fought the wind, the sand blowing... never reached our destination... but we rode! This was not all however... we met some riders that knew me... and I knew them too... from the Forums... go figure that one in the middle of nowhere.
I might be wrong... geographically it is far down south... but I have stopped to think as Big Bend being in the middle of nowhere for many minds... there are been a sudden growth in the population!... and more to come... as you can read in the Blog...
The rain has finally, for the first time since being here, arrived... I can now lay back and write!
Be well...

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Old 12-30-2006, 04:07 AM   #98
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It suddenly hit me this morning, there is a whole winter ahead of me... cold weather for Spirit, myself also I am not denying, short days... where to go? No, it is not a problem by far, there is a need for a wise decision to be taken for both of us, as the 3rd is approaching, departure day from Big Bend that is closer than ever to my heart and my well being. For years, I have waited for a spark from my senses to ignite a desire to stay in one place... and as much as Big Bend has... I know myself well enough, bohemian blood running in me, I cannot stay still for too long.
Fort Davis has been my planned next destination, I know only a few miles up, but providing a totally different surrounding and vision. New Mexico, Arizona... all on the way West... but again, winter is making its mark and being in a no-riding situation is not an option!
My logic is leaning me toward a straight flight to the southern west coast... Anza Borrego and its surroundings... will it be warmer? Get situated, explore a bit of that beautiful land... and... head south to Baja, Mexico... Rig and Spirit only, leaving the camper and trailer safely behind with maybe someone offering some space.
I have time to think about it...
In the meantime, David and Mike showed up... truck, trailer and bikes... kitchen, outdoor heater... well seasoned campers!... Was a blast to cook for them... you can read it and see it on the Blog!
Be well...
Till later... Ara & Spirit
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Old 12-31-2006, 03:01 PM   #99
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:34 PM   #100
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Riding into the New Year...


As the year is closing on us, I feel like there are life’s aspects I need to think about, maybe resolutions to take, try to better our life somehow... but I cannot find anything. I already live to the fullest every day, I can only on this occasion step back a bit and look around me, sometimes amazed at my own path. I am on the path of my desires, hoping some happiness for Spirit and missing my loved ones, the ones too far away to see and the departed ones...
Actually, I look forward to next year, a whole year on the road as I have only done 6 months at the time. There has been some incredible growth in just these past two months, incredible people I have met, the start seems so far away, even geographically as I have been so absorbed by my immediate surroundings... and the finish... I hope that there is none!
Wishing you all a Happy New Year, a healthy one, both physically and mentally... the rest will come.
It has been short rides the past day, still sore from fighting the strong winds on our way to Presidio, a bit of snow and fog has made the scenery and the ride even more enjoyable... after a couple cloudy days, the sun stands up high in the sky as a daily gift again, I think also sending great wishes for the coming New Year... and there is more on the Blog...
I think the pages have been saturated with the rig’s pictures... not that you will not see more of it, but today... my buddy Spirit... comfy and warm... is on the front page!

See you next year...

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Old 12-31-2006, 04:35 PM   #101
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Ara, it was good meeting you at the camp site out side of Big Bend. When I left, I rode north to Fort Davis. I ran into some snow. It was very beautiful. I rode RT 188 north past the Davis Observatory. Hanging a left on Rt 166, I rode the west side of the mountains to Marfa and then took 67 through Fort Stockton and then on to San Angelo. I didn't arrive in San Angelo until about 2130. By then I think I had a well developed case of hyperthermia. It took me a long time to stop shivering. Hope to see you back on the road. Tell Anna and Philipe it was nice meeting them.

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Old 12-31-2006, 06:44 PM   #102
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Sorry you had all that trouble Wayne. Trips at this time of the year should not be timed... would have been good to stay as it warmed up... how about some Gerbings???... Best investment you can do...
Lets stay in touch... be well...
All have left... new blood is in!!!
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:56 PM   #103
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Ara , it was nice meeting you on River Road the other day.
We made it to Creel but have been pretty much snowed in .
Happy New Year to you and Spirit!
See you on the Road.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:12 PM   #104
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Ara , it was nice meeting you on River Road the other day.
We made it to Creel but have been pretty much snowed in .
Happy New Year to you and Spirit!
See you on the Road.




Ara & Spirit... Thanks BigDon...
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Happy New Year Spirit!

Happy New Year Ara!

Hope you both have a wonderful adventure!

be well, g
Thanks Geode... we were all asleep by 10pm!!!...
One more long ride with Cagiva549 and Mike... Those guys are hardcore!... but I will try to keep up...
Be well...

Ara & Spirit
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