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Old 02-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Runnin' Home - Tierra Del Fuego to Oregon!

Come on in! Put your helmet on, buckle your seatbelt (if that's your flavor), we're going on a ride!! We hope you'll join us for the next 3 months as we adventure our way home from the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia Argentina, back to Oregon. 10 days and counting till we're out of here!! WAHHOOOOO!!!!

If you are unfamiliar with ADVrider.com, come on in. Don't be shy! This is a forum and community of wonderful people who share a passion for dual sport motorcycle travel. You are welcome here, even if you don't ride. In my time of riding with and getting to know these folks, I have been amazed at the caliber, goodness, and generosity of this community. And I have found some very wonderful and dear friends here, too!! Cheers, guys - You know who you are!!

Introductions: There are 4 of us journeying together - myself (Erica), Scott, Chris, and Tim. The common thread between each of us is that we are firefighters. I work for a department in Oregon and the guys work for a neighboring department in Washington. It is our unique schedule combined with vacation time and the ability to trade shifts that allows us to take 3 months off. It's basically "play now, pay later" for me. I'll be working heaps this summer to pay back this time . ....but that's later. And this is NOW!!!

I was originally planning a 2 month solo, Panama and back, ride. But in January Scott called to say that there was space available on the container that they were shipping their bikes in, and would I like to ship my bike south rather than riding round trip. It took about half a second to answer that question !! With a little bit of effort I procured another month off and signed up for the full meal deal!! 2 1/2 weeks later the bikes were being loaded on a ship headed for Chile!!





Chris and his ride, saying good-bye.


Tim and his ride.


Me and my ride, from a different ride.



Scott and his ride.

uh, opps. I guess that was from some other ride!

But while I'm at it...



I'll let the guys introduce themselves from here!

Off we go!!! YAHOOOO!!!
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:11 AM   #4
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Cool title Sunny, looking forward to the rest.



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Old 02-22-2009, 04:26 AM   #5
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I'm in, wish I could ride along instead of read along.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:28 AM   #6
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:23 AM   #7
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I'm glad you have companions to make the ride with.

Enjoy your adventure.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:30 AM   #8
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I hope your riding buddies realize how precious you are to some of us and they watch over you. Have a great trip and go easy on these guys. Love ya.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #9
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This is gonna be great!!

Thanks for the detailed intro and pics... looking forward to riding home with all of you. Best wishes for a safe journey

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Old 02-22-2009, 05:50 AM   #10
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This is gonna be good...
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:21 AM   #11
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Waitng for the report.... Have a safe trip and enjoy.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:36 AM   #12
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Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:59 AM   #13
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Right on, Guss and I will enjoy this one

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Old 02-22-2009, 09:08 AM   #14
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:19 AM   #15
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sweeeet!

I will be watching from Oregon....wave as ya pass by BEND
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