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Old 11-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #241
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Hi Josh

Pretty new to ADVrider and started reading your report on nightshift tonight. (Im in Sunny Scotland).
I read the first few pages and was totally hooked and carried on through my break (Its a hard thing to tear me away from food). And then to read about your accident shocked me. Totally wasnt expecting it.

Anyway hang in there Josh and I hope you make a full recovery
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:15 AM   #242
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Keep us posted

Josh,

Please keep us posted with your progress and recovery.

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Old 11-09-2007, 04:50 AM   #243
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reading this in Ireland... sorry to hear of your misfortune my young friend. Thinking about you and praying you make a full and speedy recovery.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:38 AM   #244
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Damn, I just caught this report and was enjoying the heck out of it when the bottom fell out of it. Sorry to hear of the accident and hope you can recover fully from it. Not what you want to hear I'm sure, but the ride you went on was more fun than most average people experience in a lifetime, thanks for sharing what you accopmplished and again prayers for a full recovery.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:29 AM   #245
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Damn, I just caught this report and was enjoying the heck out of it when the bottom fell out of it. Sorry to hear of the accident and hope you can recover fully from it. Not what you want to hear I'm sure, but the ride you went on was more fun than most average people experience in a lifetime, thanks for sharing what you accopmplished and again prayers for a full recovery.
Yeah, but the trip I went on feels hella incomplete. It took me 2 months and 9400 miles to get to where I crashed, but the plane ride back was 3.5 hours. I didn't even get to a non-english speaking country.

If I had it to do over again I would head straight south. That way I woulda seen a lot more crazy stuff before I crashed.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:43 AM   #246
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Yeah, but the trip I went on feels hella incomplete. It took me 2 months and 9400 miles to get to where I crashed, but the plane ride back was 3.5 hours. I didn't even get to a non-english speaking country.

If I had it to do over again I would head straight south. That way I woulda seen a lot more crazy stuff before I crashed.
Funklab i hope the ride is not over yet. Here is a poem in spanish that has a lot of hidden messages. while you recover you can start polishing your spanish and when you understand the poem you'll see that the lessons learn on your way to Ushuaia will be very valuable for you and to US.





Buscando Itaca (i like to think about it as - Searching for Ushuaia)


Cuando emprendas tu viaje hacia Ítaca
debes rogar que el viaje sea largo,
lleno de peripecias,
lleno de experiencias.
No has de temer ni a los Lestrigones ni a los Cíclopes,
ni la cólera del airado Poseidón.
Nunca tales monstruos hallarás en tu ruta si tu pensamiento es elevado,
si una exquisita emoción penetra en tu alma y en tu cuerpo.
No podrán encontrarte si tú no los llevas ya dentro,
en tu alma, si tu alma no los conjura ante ti.
Debes rogar que el viaje sea largo,
que sean muchos los días de verano;
que te vean arribar con gozo, alegremente, a puertos que tú antes ignorabas.
Acude a muchas ciudades de Egipto para aprender de quienes saben.
Conserva siempre en tu alma la idea de Ítaca: llegar allí, he aquí tu destino.
Mas no hagas con prisas tu camino;
mejor será que dure muchos años,
y que llegues, ya viejo, a la pequeña isla,
rico de cuanto habrás ganado en el camino.
No has de esperar que Ítaca te enriquezca:
Ítaca te ha concedido ya un hermoso viaje.
Sin ellas, jamás habrías partido;
mas no tiene otra cosa que ofrecerte.
Y si la encuentras pobre, Ítaca no te ha engañado.
Y siendo ya tan viejo, con tanta experiencia,
sin duda sabrás ya qué significan las Ítacas.
Kavafis

This guy Mario Calle is circumnavigating south america on handcycle. he cannot use his legs.. he has been of great inspiration to me and i hope it will be to you to.



i hope you don't give up the dream to reach to Ushuaia and that you keep this thread alive. I wish you a fast recovery and many positive thoughts.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:37 AM   #247
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Yeah,

I guess it might be possible one day. Right now its hard to imagine though. The volume of medical equipment I would have to haul around would be staggering, and then I wouldn't be able to go anywhere with stairs. I guess if I live with it for a while and learn how to get around, it might seem more realistic.

Thanks for the poem salcar

Wow, that sounds kinda wierd lol

Thanks anyway, I guess its time to break out my english-spanish dictionary, I was starting to think it wouldn't get any use on this trip.
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:40 PM   #248
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Hey man.

I was thinking, I know that's a stretch for me lol but there's like 11 miles of accessible trails you could go on easily in Edisto beach. Their pretty cool. They go on the beach, through the palm forest with lakes and gators. They have cabins and tents space. One of my good friends has a river house down there and says he will take us out fishing, swimming or what ever next summer.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:17 AM   #249
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Hey man.

I was thinking, I know that's a stretch for me lol but there's like 11 miles of accessible trails you could go on easily in Edisto beach. Their pretty cool. They go on the beach, through the palm forest with lakes and gators. They have cabins and tents space. One of my good friends has a river house down there and says he will take us out fishing, swimming or what ever next summer.
That's cool. We'll have to see what I'm up to. And is it paved? Cuz I couldn't see pushing thru the sand.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:31 AM   #250
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Hey man.

I was thinking, I know that's a stretch for me lol but there's like 11 miles of accessible trails you could go on easily in Edisto beach. Their pretty cool. They go on the beach, through the palm forest with lakes and gators. They have cabins and tents space. One of my good friends has a river house down there and says he will take us out fishing, swimming or what ever next summer.
If this pans out, please let me know, Dave. If you've room for another local ADVer I'd like to come along.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:06 PM   #251
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ididn't notice your ride report until late last week, i wish i could have met you. it's funny the opportunities we miss or simply pass up from time to time. reminds me of a nofear tshirt i used to wear, "nothing is more painful than regret."
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:10 PM   #252
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you bet cha

Josh
It is designed for wheel chairs, I think. I've seen a few out there. OOO those trike racing chairs hall some ass. I use to inline skate with 3 of them. There's also this wheel chair design I found a few years back when another buddy of mine got in an auto accident, it can climb stairs. I'll try to locate it again online. If I remember right think it was under going testing somewhere. Good luck with everything and keep rocking on...
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:32 PM   #253
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wheel chairs

http://www.usatechguide.org/blog/whe...r-wheelchairs/

This isn't the one I was thinking of but look pretty cool. I like the Pegasus for in town and the 4 wheel drive one looks like a lot of fun too. You know my buddy has an ultra light and it only has hand controls. You could pick that up for you next adventure sport...
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:47 PM   #254
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www.usatechguide.org/blog/wheelchairs/power-wheelchairs/

This isn't the one I was thinking of but look pretty cool. I like the Pegasus for in town and the 4 wheel drive one looks like a lot of fun too. You know my buddy has an ultra light and it only has hand controls. You could pick that up for you next adventure sport...
Check the link.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5UpP2VFThXA

looks like i might be back someday, not a sport bike, and not a full fleged adv bike, but something sane for the street. I just want to be able to throw my chair on the back too, so I can use it for realistic transportation. And I need some way to power backwards, dont wanna get stuck in a parking lot or something.

Maybe my rig wont ever get me to south america... but maybe it will...
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #255
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man i just read that. "sane for the street"... how far we have fallen
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