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Old 06-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #151
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Wow, congrats on the new bike! Likely a good plan, but you do ride that 1150 like it weighs 150 lbs less. That 800 is going to feel like a dirt bike to you!
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:49 AM   #152
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Thumb Ct90?

Do you already have a buyer? Any pictures?

I plan on following your Adventures.

what you have been through, the strain, will wear you out. Take it easy and once on the road you will start feeling better I suspect.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:13 AM   #153
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Do you already have a buyer? Any pictures?

what you have been through, the strain, will wear you out. Take it easy and once on the road you will start feeling better I suspect.


SOLD. Just trying to get rid of "stuff" around the house ..... The Harley is the last big thing to go.....
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:28 AM   #154
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T-Minus 5 days

After being on Whidbey Island, I Stopped to see my Brother and his two small kids. They love hanging out with uncle Mark! Just not happen too often this past year....



As you can see they are very interested in talking.... Not really. They are playing some Wii game and having a snack!



My brother and his family just bought a place out in the "country". Here he is showing me his barn!



and he has a husky too!


and a few small farm animals....




Got home Friday afternoon, just in time to sell my 1973 Honda CT90.



My buddy John stopped over to hinder the sale but he got the last ride!




Still wrapping up my obligations today and beginning of this week.

Felling the stress and strain of all the extra stuff to get done and really be ready to ride. Will be taking off on Wednesday/Thursday for a ADV gathering in Joseph Oregon for a Hells Canyon riding weekend!!

There will be plenty of riding in my ride report..... I am starting to feel like this initial time is finally starting to get close to finishing up! Thanks for hanging in for the actual ride.



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Old 06-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #155
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I have a feeling that any residual stress will be eliminated when the kick stand is up.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:10 PM   #156
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Mark, you're doing a fine job moving into this new adventure. Good luck!

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Old 06-11-2011, 07:16 PM   #157
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Wow, one day I will own a GS it sucks I work for a BMW dealership and have to drool all day!
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:31 PM   #158
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Radioman,

I've enjoyed your thoughtful ride reports and look forward to this one too. May the wind be at your back and may your ride heal the wounds of your recent loss.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:22 AM   #159
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I love that, keep going!!!!
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:56 AM   #160
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I want to follow

Your a guy I would like to ride with...Good Luck with this adventure.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:47 AM   #161
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Felling the stress and strain of all the extra stuff to get done and really be ready to ride. Will be taking off on Wednesday/Thursday for a ADV gathering in Joseph Oregon for a Hells Canyon riding weekend!!

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Things will all come together for you and the stress will float away. I think I understand the stess you are feeling I do that before every big ride and just this last week getting ready for Hells Canyon. Your stress is just a dat larger though since your big ride is HUGE but just like my stress floats away as things come together so will yours.

I'm in Wallowa Valley now to check out the snow levels before you all arrive. The weather is beautiful this morning and it looks like the snow in the mountains is melting rapidly.

See you when you show up.

P.S. Your nieces are adorable.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #162
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Thanks.... Know that I will get all these things wrapped up and get on the road Them things will slow down and I can relax.


Finishing up with facilitating a group of Men who's wives all have Alzheimer's Disease. Have been doing this for several years, and it has been an amazing experience. I arrived at my last meeting and was greeted by a very warm welcome, they had a bottle of Champagne to celebrate the beginning on my new Journey!! Was very touching. I will miss them, but know they will be following along.





Then I had been invited to speak on a Radio program that is hosted by a Hospice Chaplin that I had taken a Grief class from. It was very helpful to me as I have had to come to terms with losing my dear Wife Chris.


Had to laugh.... Radioman has now been on the "radio" twice.... very interesting experience.

Hope this link works. It is a full 50 Minutes.... so sit back and listen.....
(working on getting a place to upload this as it is 47MB and over an hour.... will update when I figure it out).




Here is the host Joanne who has done this for 20 years.


and her Husband Ron.


and "radioman" on the radio :)



Was a busy day yesterday!!
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:28 PM   #163
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i look forward to hearing that radio show
great work on the men's group
a very moving thing
as i said to you last week, mark...
you truly make a difference in the world, sir

the very best to you, always
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #164
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ADV gathering in Joseph Oregon

Radioman's quote:
""Still wrapping up my obligations today and beginning of this week.

Feeling the stress and strain of all the extra stuff to get done and really be ready to ride. Will be taking off on Wednesday/Thursday for a ADV gathering in Joseph Oregon for a Hells Canyon riding weekend!!""



There is also the Chief Joseph BMW Rally this coming weekend in John Day. OR. They expect 500-700 riders. I'm riding in from Bellingham, WA. I plan on Thursday morning riding the Snake River Hells Canyon twistys on my way to John Day. Look for a black 1977 R100/7 and please make a point to say hello!
Soneone made a comment in your posts that once the kick stand goes up the stress level lowers. I like that. Actually, I think I resemable that remark!
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:41 AM   #165
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. I plan on Thursday morning riding the Snake River Hells Canyon twistys on my way to John Day. Look for a black 1977 R100/7 and please make a point to say hello!
Soneone made a comment in your posts that once the kick stand goes up the stress level lowers. I like that. Actually, I think I resemable that remark!
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Kurt,

I should be here..... 2011 Hells Canyon/Wallowa Valley Gathering. if you are riding through Enterprise stop on by, I will be on my Husky TE610.....camping in a big yellow Nomad tent ...

June 16-19, 2011


Log house RV Park and Campground
66258 Lewiston Hwy (Hwy 3)
Enterprise, Oregon 97828

will keep an eye out for a R100/5
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