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Old 01-17-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Everything and more, a RTW.

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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Incredible, I wish I knew where that was
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:25 AM   #3
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i have some idea :) bring it on home my friend :rof l
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:23 AM   #4
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Great start! Come on with the rest!
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:17 AM   #5
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:05 AM   #6
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:28 PM   #7
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Now let's get started...
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:31 PM   #8
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No Shit, There you were?

funny intro. All Army stories start out that way.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #9
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IBTL!

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this isn't JM.

Well, subscribed anyway!
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #10
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:12 PM   #11
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Yes, there I was at work, making my office mates look at pictures of the world from many; but mainly Maciek, Sambor, and of course Walter Colebatch. I was doing what we all do here; dreaming of the most beautiful places, of being one with the machine we love, of communicating with waving arms and a smile, of the most aesthetic line, of testing ourselves on every level, of not knowing what today, tomorrow or anything after will bring but being sure it will be awesome.

A broken off engagement made me brave, corporate burnout made me resolute, a solid year end bonus and some equity in my house made it possible. I quit, started applying for visas, and tore apart my trusty 640a with a blown motor and everything else.

Bike build here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=640a+prep

I had booked the flight for the motorcycle from NY to Berlin a month in advance. Problem is the Icelandic volcano was in full swing and I was in limbo, I couldn't book my own flight until I knew. I'd planned on spending 2 weeks to ride from my home in Bozeman, Montana to JFK in New York. This was scuttled for a few reasons, constant issues with the engine build, complete underestimate of time to rebuild/modify the entire bike, snow in Montana. As it was I got the bike together, rode it for 25 miles between snowstorms, changed the oil. I got the call to be in NY with 5 days to be there. I left at 6 p.m., rode all night to a friend's in South Dakota. I left on a bike with 25 miles on a new motor, tranny, all new bearings, heavily modified electrical system, and just about everything else completely untested. Lucky for me it all worked...


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Old 01-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #12
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #13
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I decided to drop the bike right away in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere.



Riding I-90 across the states is not too interesting. Fortunately my mind was exploding with way way too much to process so it went by pretty fast.



I'm listening to Pearl Jam- "i know I was born, I know that I'll die, the in between is mine"
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:12 PM   #14
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I'm in. This looks good.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:22 PM   #15
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