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Old 05-16-2009, 10:05 AM   #196
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I have dibs on your first copy of the book! I truly enjoy reading your thoughts. I can 'almost' smell the rain.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:17 AM   #197
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Maybe this was more appropriate!
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:18 AM   #198
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:39 AM   #199
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Hey Nathan Mate,

Great 2 wheeled journalism as usual from the postman channel.

FWIW, I would try and aim at doing most of India before Nepal if you can. India can stress travellers out sometimes and Nepal is thus a relative oasis of peace and calm afterwards eg a holiday! My tuppence worth anyway.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:14 PM   #200
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Yes you NEED to make this into a book!!
I really liked your definition of Adventure.
The last video was great.
That's how you lane-split,try that on a GS
Stole a quote for my sig-line,
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:38 PM   #201
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So why do we do it; to sight-see and send postcards? Nah. We’re escaping, running from something that in our minds make us go. Boredom, the routine of life, a relationship, an inadequacy, you can escape them all on the road. That is until you stop for a while and they quickly catch up. You will be sat, merry in the moment around a campfire or at a table having lunch, when WHAM, they come right back having pursued you all this way across the globe.

But solitude; it’s a mesmering sensation. One where you feel true and unsmudged. You can be you, you are you, not the one at home you think should be you. There’s no act, no face or front. Raw, bare and naked. Finding yourself. There’s no bigger cliché but that’s the truth. Only here are you faults and flaws completely exposed. You see yourself. Am I really like that, why have I not seen that before? It’s not always nice, but necessary, if you’re going to get more from this trip than a bedtime story.

I don’t know what Ewan and Charlie experienced on their trip, where their personal journey took them. The act for the camera must have been tough. To put on a smiling showbiz face when really all they wanted to do was sit and relax, think, stop, listen, look. Breath. Take in the magic of their adventure and get drunk on it. I imagine they yearned and longed for that.

Just to be alone and free. The life of a motorcycle adventurer.
this really resonates in my soul....



thanks for what you are doing...

because most of us can't.

yet.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:40 PM   #202
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Nathan... subscribed! By far the best ride report yet!
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:50 PM   #203
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Maybe this was more appropriate!

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Old 05-16-2009, 03:13 PM   #204
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Nathan, your writing is spot on. Very reflective with your personality blended in. Keep up the awesome report. You actually give personalities to inanimate objects, that is real cool. I cant help but smile as I read your reports.
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:30 PM   #205
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You can go an watch a movie, Me I'll use the time to check in on your story.

Now back to Indy qualifying.

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Old 05-16-2009, 03:51 PM   #206
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Such an intriguing and well written travelogue. I hoist one to the health and good fortune of the Postman and Dot.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:09 PM   #207
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What a brilliant starting post! Absolute nutcase. If you and Dot survive this trip, you both will forever be posterboys for the ADV spirit. No GS1200 rider will ever go on a long ride without being chastised.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:18 AM   #208
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:07 PM   #209
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Hey Nathan Mate,

Great 2 wheeled journalism as usual from the postman channel.

FWIW, I would try and aim at doing most of India before Nepal if you can. India can stress travellers out sometimes and Nepal is thus a relative oasis of peace and calm afterwards eg a holiday! My tuppence worth anyway.
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My tuppence is to disagree. Getting your bike out of customs in India is a nightmare compared to Nepal (that's why everyone ships to and from Nepal- not Calcutta, which should otherwise make more sense). India stresses every tourist and there is no way around that (the traffic alone will make you wish you were in Java). Pakistan will hold far less tourist crap and far more real danger, but Nathan is brave and he'll be fine. You are straight on course Nathan, just keep your head down in south west Pakistan. Once you get into Iran you're safe. You're going to melt your tires and sweat your balls off (you're doing this in what? July?- you're f***ing mad!). But get west of Zahedan at least you are safe- for the rest of the trip actually.

I have to say, I wish I was you right now. If you don't get the Iran visa, we are going to have some fun helping you home- but you can do it and I know how. I'll stay in touch.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #210
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Lol!

I love this read. I log in everyday to see what is going on with Nathan and Dot! Kinda reminds me of the Wacky Racers tearing about in some country.

I laugh as I think about all the times I have longed for a big adventure bike, only to have my travel requirements put to shame by these two. I would have never considered riding a bike like Dot on such an epic journey as this.

Once again, I am reminded that it is not the bike but the dream that moves man.

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