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Old 11-18-2012, 06:58 AM   #1786
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An update on Bacon.

Major life-changing situation has struck our family a few weeks ago. I'll I will say for now is major illness, with a massive corresponding financial impact. My prayer is that my family circle will still be complete by Christmas. Bike will be put up for sale shortly, will decide on what do with the gear.

Sorry to the extent that I've not been able to travel further with Bacon. That said, I took the initiative to get him here - sure if I can do it, other interested parties can show the same initiative for his continued travels. I'll make reasonable efforts to travel to the BC lower mainland to pass him along to another Canuck for further eastward travel and eventual re-visit of the US, or to wherever his travels will take him.

I'd wish to have more upbeat news - but right now, someone else needs to focus on Bacon.

Thanks,

CM
Sorry you are having problems and I hope things look up for you soon.

Exactly where is Bacon now, what town in Canada?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #1787
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Postal Service

Sending bacon through snail mail defeats the whole purpose of his journey.
He was supposed to ride on the bikes around the world.
Not be mailed.
If you start shipping him now, he'll get shipped again later.
This was not what was originally intended.
If you break the rules now, you might as well just end his journey.
That is all.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:11 AM   #1788
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Sending bacon through snail mail defeats the whole purpose of his journey.
He was supposed to ride on the bikes around the world.
Not be mailed.
If you start shipping him now, he'll get shipped again later.
This was not what was originally intended.
If you break the rules now, you might as well just end his journey.
That is all.
You might like to read the rules some time...

- The mascot must ride by bike where possible. Obviously there may be a few plane/boat trips in there from country to country.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:54 PM   #1789
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You might like to read the rules some time...

- The mascot must ride by bike where possible. Obviously there may be a few plane/boat trips in there from country to country.
I read the rules.
These two are key:

- All people carrying the mascot must be an ADVrider.com member.
- The mascot must ride by bike where possible. Obviously there may be a few plane/boat trips in there from country to country.

I don't know anyone in the postal service that is an ADVrider.com member.
The boat trips would normally be with an ADV rider moving between countries with his bike.
Obviously there won't be a bike on a plane.
But they are just guidelines anyway.
Bacon has been traveling for 5 years now and I'm sure there were some exceptions made at some point.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #1790
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I read the rules.
These two are key:

- All people carrying the mascot must be an ADVrider.com member.
- The mascot must ride by bike where possible. Obviously there may be a few plane/boat trips in there from country to country.

I don't know anyone in the postal service that is an ADVrider.com member.
The boat trips would normally be with an ADV rider moving between countries with his bike.
Obviously there won't be a bike on a plane.
But they are just guidelines anyway.
Bacon has been traveling for 5 years now and I'm sure there were some exceptions made at some point.
I made the suggestion of mailing Bacon - it was simply trying to find a way of getting him moving again if the riding season was over in his current location rather than seeing him sitting idle for a few months !

I think this is one of those occasions where, if really necessary, rules can be 'forgotten' on one occasion ?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:11 AM   #1791
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[QUOTE=pebble35;20074698]I made the suggestion of mailing Bacon - it was simply trying to find a way of getting him moving again if the riding season was over in his current location rather than seeing him sitting idle for a few months !

I think this is one of those occasions where, if really necessary, rules can be 'forgotten' on one occasion ?[/QUOTE


I totally agree !!! Let's get him moving
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #1792
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My view on this is that if those people on that "I want him" thread list, living within 200 miles of Daniel (Canadius_Maximus),[Vancouver] can't be arsed to get out and meet him somewhere half way(ish), even if it's by car, then they should remove their name from that list.
If no-one is willing to do that then post him on.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:06 AM   #1793
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Exactly where is Bacon now, what town in Canada?
Vancouver.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #1794
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Not many suggestions coming in for bacons next journey !!
We only got pebble35 offer of doing the Dakar and time is running out on that .
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #1795
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Not many suggestions coming in for bacons next journey !!
We only got pebble35 offer of doing the Dakar and time is running out on that .
What a chance for the the little pig,doing the DAKAR !!!

So hurry up guys,and donīt think to much about the rules

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #1796
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What a chance for the the little pig,doing the DAKAR !!!

So hurry up guys,and donīt think to much about the rules

MJ
I will talk to the rider (he is an AdvRider inmate !) tomorrow - obviously he may have other things on his mind apart from taking our little porker sightseeing in January !

Fingers crossed.................
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #1797
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We have to give Canadius_Maximus a break. Family comes First.
There have been interruptions and disruptions in Bacons travels in the past.

I do know C_M is trying to hand Bacon off to some locals (as his time permits)
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #1798
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We have to give Canadius_Maximus a break. Family comes First.
There have been interruptions and disruptions in Bacons travels in the past.

I do know C_M is trying to hand Bacon off to some locals (as his time permits)
To be honest I would like to see him stay and see a bit of Canada if it is at all possible - if it means he sticks in one place for a sort while I think it will be worth it and will stay within the spirit of the relay. And i am sure there is plenty of michief he can get up to even if it does not involve bikes !
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #1799
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I will talk to the rider (he is an AdvRider inmate !) tomorrow - obviously he may have other things on his mind apart from taking our little porker sightseeing in January !

Fingers crossed.................
Hope so!
And my offer still stands even if it just gets bacon a secure fast track shipping .
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #1800
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I contacted Canadius_Maximus early this summer to see if he could hand off Bacon to one of the riders coming up to the NI Ride: http://youtu.be/VPkWGV-Ddk8

I figured this would add an interesting chapter to Bacons journey but for some reason the issue of handing off was not pursued much on either side...
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