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Old 03-31-2013, 06:42 AM   #4846
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I just found you RR. I'm on page 88 and with you in Oaxaca.
Some day I hope to make an adventure like this happen, but until then I'm living vicariously through you.
Best wishes to you in your travels. Thank you for the RR...

Now back to page 88 before I cheat and see where you are today!!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:10 AM   #4847
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Happy Easter

Happy Easter Radioman. Best wishes and your continuing journey.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:26 AM   #4848
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And along the ride we stopped here....





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Old 03-31-2013, 01:02 PM   #4849
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Happy Easter sir radioman. Keep on living the dream.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:34 PM   #4850
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:43 PM   #4851
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Hey Mark hope you had a great Easter down under. Spring is finally here on the east coast so will soon be out riding like you
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:31 PM   #4852
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Nah sorry - she misses a big chunk in the middle. I think!
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:48 PM   #4853
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Did I here something about my mother in there rj
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #4854
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Did I here my something about my mother in there rj
Shew! I am glad it was your mother. I was getting ready to open a can lol
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:41 PM   #4855
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Mark, happy Easter! Looking forward to seeing you back in the DC Area. Katie misses you... Well not you but your other girl. You know the one that hasn't had any love in a while and looks a little like Katie.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:21 PM   #4856
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Happy Easter And I'm a little late but just catching up........what's with getting a speeding ticket? I thought we talked about those spirited rides of yours.

It's good to see things are still going well for you.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:28 AM   #4857
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #4858
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #4859
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Sure was somthing about someone's mother on there. I think she got it wrong. Did not sound like that in my head
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #4860
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Gisborne then East Cape

Lots of signage to remind people to watch for Motobikes, but also warning us to be careful.



This part of my ride is just enjoying the scenery along this east cape area. It is more remote and it is Easter weekend.



Have a few clouds as I ride up the coast, but it is warm and not too much traffic in this area.



As i continue up around the east coast there is lots more Maori history, places Captain cook landed and interesting history.



I did not stop much, but just enjoyed the wind in my face. Had a section of road that was wet, but I missed any actual rain



As I rode along the East Cape area, my mind was full of many thoughts. The bulk of them were about Life, Home and where I am on my journey. Having been on this ride for 22 months now, I have had this before as well. Hard to capture all the thoughts from these two days, but I can say it's striking to think about ending my trip and starting the next chapter of life. Settling, going back to some meaningful work, and all the "normal" things of daily life. Part of me really looks forward to this, with maybe a bit of anxiety about the process, but I also have to stay connected to these amazing moments that I am having and enjoying in this Chapter!!

Of course, every long term traveler that I have met has had these thoughts and feelings. They are not bad to be able to consider them clearly, and then carry onto to continue my own journey no matter how it plays out over time.

Back to the ride.......

New Zealand has so much coastline, that is remote and very inviting!



Once again I connected with some ADV Riders ClintNZ and Rosie! and they invited me to stay near Rotorua. I arrived in the afternoon, and was warmly greeted!! Rolled my bike into the Garage that was nicely equipped.



Not having been in such a well equipped shop for a long time...... I mentioned a repair that I have wanted to make for some time, including extracting a broken bolt for my right side crash bar. Clint jumped on the tasks, and we spend a couple hours fixing the broken bolt, and making a new bracket for the crash bar damaged way back in Guatemala!

Heating and bending



Cutting and fabricating



All done, and time to relax and have some dinner. Their neighbor brought over a freshly caught fish for "tea" and I enjoyed the evening talking with Clint and Rosie!!

Before dinner I got a text from Alex letting me know some other world travelers were staying at his place, and we had been in contact and wanted to meet up..... Clint and Rosie said, have then come and stay here Really cool. so we set up a plan for the next night.....

Next morning up early to walk down to the lake. Great sunrise with the black swans.







Then we took a ride around the area!!



Around the hills



Some great gravel roads



Ending up though the woods to the family "bach"



As we road up the two track to the top of the hill. Their it is. It was breathtaking view over the valley and the land of the families former farmland.



We stopped and had a lovely lunch overlooking this amazing place!!





Then back to their place to await the arrival........



Here they come. Still on the road after 10 years...... The "legends" Simon and Lisa Thomas are joining us for dinner!!

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Sitting down to eat and enjoy a few stories from the road!



and we shared some really good laughs!!





It was a great evening that went into the wee hours of the next day.Sitting in the garage with glasses of wine, motorbikes that had traveled all over the world..... Share the fellowship, and connection with many common experiences. was such a great time!!
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