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Old 05-30-2011, 05:27 PM   #646
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if you had been payin the least bit of attention, you'd know I was in Bulgaria for a couple weeks.
Heading to Turkey in a couple days.

dont make me tell you again.

Doug
Sometimes I keep up with 'Dancing with the Stars' and sometimes I keep up with your tired ass, so you may have to tell me again.

But even I got to admit that the pictures are spectacular.

What they is of 'em.

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I'm tryin out this spotwalla thing, its supposed to save my trip forever, not just 30 days as on the spot page.
Thing is, if you keep fiddle-fartin' around in BG, you won't need a spot -- walla or otherwise.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #647
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:44 PM   #648
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Sometimes I keep up with 'Dancing with the Stars' and sometimes I keep up with your tired ass, so you may have to tell me again.

But even I got to admit that the pictures are spectacular.

What they is of 'em.



Thing is, if you keep fiddle-fartin' around in BG, you won't need a spot -- walla or otherwise.
I know you are crushed, the fat chick didnt win.

I'd be posting more pics while Im here, but the internet isnt working right, so yer just gonna hafta wait.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:10 AM   #649
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pretty good story on the dirtster, scroll down near the bottom of the page http://www.motohistory.net/news.html
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:03 AM   #650
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Doug,
Great idea on using Spotwalla!

Just remember that when you configure your SpotWalla page you can tell it when to start and it won't pull any location data from your SPOT page before that date. It'd be nice if you set it to get your trip data from back when you were in Germany up to the present time if it isn't too late. That way we can see the entire trip!

I'm still learning how to use it myself - headin' to Alaska this Saturday on a meandering route and am using it myself.

Just curious how many days you get out of the lithium batteries when you use your spot in TRACK mode? I want to make sure I carry enough with me so that I don't have dead batteries in the middle of Canuckistan.

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I'm tryin out this spotwalla thing, its supposed to save my trip forever, not just 30 days as on the spot page.

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...b4de3265776584
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:07 AM   #651
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that's a hoot

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pretty good story on the dirtster, scroll down near the bottom of the page http://www.motohistory.net/news.html
Great story about the bike. I also followed one of the links about the road of bones, that was a good but sobering summary of how it was built and the associated human cost.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:24 AM   #652
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I dont use lithium batteries, so I dunno. I use rechargables, & have 2 sets. they last 2-3 days on a charge, tracking all day.
seemed a waste to buy lithiums that I have to replace. Plus, finding them in turkmenistan etc, could be a problem

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Old 05-31-2011, 06:57 AM   #653
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The rechargeable AA batteries sound reasonable to me.....why complicate matters ?

Motohistory article is funny Doug.... You're gonna need an agent soon my friend !

Ohhh ... seven years of hard luck, comin' down on me
From the Florida border, yes, up to Nashville Tennessee
I worked in every joint you can name, yessuh, every honkytonk
Along come Mister Yankee Slicker, sayin' maybe you what I want

Want you to sign your contract
Want you to sign today
Gonna give you lots of money
Workin' for MCA

Ohhh ... nine thousand dollars, that's all we could win
But we smiled at the Yankee Slicker with a big ol' Southern grin
They're gonna take me out to California, gonna make me a superstar
Just pay me all my money and maybe you won't get a scar


So... if you need representation....I think I know an Honest Alabama Lawyer who can help you out !

Ride on brother...enjoying your updates
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:10 AM   #654
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if you had been payin the least bit of attention, you'd know I was in Bulgaria for a couple weeks.
Heading to Turkey in a couple days.

dont make me tell you again.

Doug
Hello Doug
I think you have got a visit istanbul at Turkiye route,isn't it?
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:16 AM   #655
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I think I know an Honest Alabama Lawyer who can help you out !
"Honest Alabama" yes, I've heard that, and "Alabama Lawyer", yes, I've heard that. But, I don't believe I've ever heard the words "honest" and "lawyer" used before in the same sentence.
Maybe that's just a Florida thing............................
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:19 AM   #656
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"Honest Alabama" yes, I've heard that, and "Alabama Lawyer", yes, I've heard that. But, I don't believe I've ever heard the words "honest" and "lawyer" used before in the same sentence.
Maybe that's just a Florida thing............................
I have heard those words together, but there was always a negative word in the same sentence.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:08 AM   #657
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I dont use lithium batteries, so I dunno. I use rechargables, & have 2 sets. they last 2-3 days on a charge, tracking all day.
seemed a waste to buy lithiums that I have to replace. Plus, finding them in turkmenistan etc, could be a problem

Doug
OH, I didn't know it'd work on normal rechargeable batteries....oh well too late for me to swap over to them - got a few packs of lithium and I'll be where I can find the lithium's most of the time!

Ride Safe!!

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #658
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Loved the article about the Dirtster. I wonder how many people will believe it and start hounding HD for release dates.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:59 AM   #659
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Hello Doug
I think you have got a visit istanbul at Turkiye route,isn't it?
That was my plan, but I decided to head down the agean coast to a bike party in kusadasi. I've not been to a Turkish bike shindig and I want to see some of the old sites. Then ill head to ankara to do the visa shuffle for a few days. Im getting close to the border now.

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