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Old 12-29-2010, 06:04 AM   #1231
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Hi Madarthereal,

Thanks for that - I'm glad you were able to recognise it...

I have to say, though, that it was nothing like any ratatouille I've ever seen - this had eggs and sausage in it, whereas I'm pretty sure ratatouille is 100% vegetable.

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #1232
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Lecsó can be vegetarian if you cant find eggs or dead animals in the fridge . Some families prepare without them depends of family traditions....and I agree with you probably lecso borned when sy put everything into a wok she found near...

This is the 3rd day am reading your thread and it really impressed me. Only today i realized how an enormous project you had then. Reading it is a perfect pastime in the year end office hours... I can say that my dream tour is something like this summer months in the southern states winter months in northern states and Canada. If a year is not enough then it can lasts 2 or 3 years. then I should relocate the touring territory to Australia and NZ.

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Hi Madarthereal,

Thanks for that - I'm glad you were able to recognise it...

I have to say, though, that it was nothing like any ratatouille I've ever seen - this had eggs and sausage in it, whereas I'm pretty sure ratatouille is 100% vegetable.

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Old 12-29-2010, 12:57 PM   #1233
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Lecsó can be vegetarian if you cant find eggs or dead animals in the fridge . Some families prepare without them depends of family traditions....and I agree with you probably lecso borned when sy put everything into a wok she found near...

This is the 3rd day am reading your thread and it really impressed me. Only today i realized how an enormous project you had then. Reading it is a perfect pastime in the year end office hours... I can say that my dream tour is something like this summer months in the southern states winter months in northern states and Canada. If a year is not enough then it can lasts 2 or 3 years. then I should relocate the touring territory to Australia and NZ.
You might want to think about swapping your summer & winter venues...
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:26 PM   #1234
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he-he yes, you're right. that's what I meant

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:39 PM   #1235
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MikeO,

I've spent a good part of this week catching up on your report, with many more hours left to read. Your prose is spot-on, the images amazing, and your general perspective on the journey terrific. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

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Old 12-31-2010, 03:52 PM   #1236
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MikeO,

I've spent a good part of this week catching up on your report, with many more hours left to read. Your prose is spot-on, the images amazing, and your general perspective on the journey terrific. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Oh, I've got loads of them...

Glad you're enjoying it - seems like a long time ago now...
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #1237
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He tells me that there's another film crew based in Canmore, my 'target for tonight' - apparently Ang Lee is making a film about 2 cowboys falling in love - with one another...
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reading this from p.1 and stumbled upon this.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #1238
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Was a wonderful time, great report and I even got a cameo. Best of the best of ADRider.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:02 PM   #1239
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Was a wonderful time, great report and I even got a cameo. Best of the best of ADRider.
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Happy New Year to you and yours...

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #1240
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My standards as a lurker here are pretty high Has to be a pretty good report for me to wade through 80+ pages over the course of a few days. Have to say I never lost interest in this one. Great job! I particularly enjoyed all of the old car pics...as I am also old Only missed one...the Hudson. Thought it was a Mercury.

Any thoughts of coming back?
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:54 PM   #1241
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My standards as a lurker here are pretty high Has to be a pretty good report for me to wade through 80+ pages over the course of a few days. Have to say I never lost interest in this one. Great job! I particularly enjoyed all of the old car pics...as I am also old Only missed one...the Hudson. Thought it was a Mercury.

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Glad you enjoyed the trip WWS - I came back for a while in 2006...

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #1242
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Hallo MikeO. I am an ex pat living in Germany and I have been reading the stories of your epic ride through the States with awe. Thare arent enough superlatives to explain how good it was. On the 1st of May I also fly over for only 2 months and try to do a little of what you did back in 04. I have bought a bike in the US and will be riding it east - west. Could you give me any tips. I have been thinking about doing the 4 corners thats, Madawaska ME, Key West FL, San Ysidro CA and Blaine WA. I am perhaps a little to old but never mind I will be 67 next.

Once again thank you for so much reading pleasure. Oh did you get work in the end that makes you happy?

Should you be in Germany near Hamburg at any time PM me and I will have a room for you.


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Old 01-06-2011, 08:46 PM   #1243
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Yep, still scribed to your thread
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:51 AM   #1244
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Hallo MikeO. I am an ex pat living in Germany and I have been reading the stories of your epic ride through the States with awe. Thare arent enough superlatives to explain how good it was. On the 1st of May I also fly over for only 2 months and try to do a little of what you did back in 04. I have bought a bike in the US and will be riding it east - west. Could you give me any tips. I have been thinking about doing the 4 corners thats, Madawaska ME, Key West FL, San Ysidro CA and Blaine WA. I am perhaps a little to old but never mind I will be 67 next.

Once again thank you for so much reading pleasure. Oh did you get work in the end that makes you happy?

Should you be in Germany near Hamburg at any time PM me and I will have a room for you.


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Hi Eddie,

I'm glad you enjoyed the trip.

To answer your question - the only tip I can give you is to put fuel in the bike and follow the front wheel. I set myself no targets (if you are going to do the four corners, you're going to spend a lot of time on freeways/divided highways, which certainly wouldn't be my choice) and when I set off in the morning very often didn't know where I was going to be that evening.

My trip had little to do with motorcycling and much more to do with removing myself from 'normal' society for a few months. Where you go isn't really that important - remember that you'll never be able to see everything. Accept that and relax. The thing that will make your journey - which be utterly different to mine or anyone else's - will be the people you meet.

Have fun,

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:31 AM   #1245
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Thanks MikeO for taking the time to answer, I had almost come to the same conclusion but I was so impressed with your ride I thoight I would ask. I have talked to several people about this and they say do Shenandoah Skyway and Blue Ridge Parkway and the go south through
Texsas and thats what I think I will do. Once again Mike have a good day.

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