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Old 04-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #4921
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The day after I left Auckland the rain began to fall



Arriving in Oregon for a nice Spring weather! Was at my house sorting some gear, getting ready for the events of the week, and was able to get out for a nice little ride on my other GS.





Started my 1150GSA, Took a ride over the Tigard BMW to pick up a few parts I needed for my 800GS. Cheaper here in the US



Had a great conversation with a few other clients! and enjoyed the ride home!

Of course I leased my house out, so I am "homeless" and staying at a friends home! It is interesting being home as I connect with some good friends.Everyone is living their "normal " lives, busy with work, activities. The US news is full of the Boston tragedy, North Korea, US economy etc.

I am fortunate to be in the middle of this journey and wondering how I will reenter this familiar world that I have not been apart of for a long time.

Got a really nice email from one of the Alzheimer's Auckland Charitable Trust staff about my public talk. Sounded like people enjoyed the presentation, and the experiences that I shared helped some that heard them. The is super gratifying!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #4922
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #4923
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Oregon is fantastic.

RM, really enjoying your RR and looking forward to reading about your adventure in Australia.

I keep threatening to fly to Oregon in the dry season, rent a bike, and explore for a week.

Currently 91, partly cloudy in South Texas. Will get cooler on Friday with a predicted high of 77.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #4924
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #4925
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Radioman, Have you put arrow sign on your GS to remind you to keep right back home. As you kept on the left for many weeks on the NZ roads.
Many thanks for sharing and wish you safe ride.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #4926
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Radioman, Have you put arrow sign on your GS to remind you to keep right back home.


No Have adjusted to the right side quickly!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #4927
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Right side is engrained in us in the US....
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #4928
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No Have adjusted to the right side quickly!
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Right side is engrained in us in the US....
True enough, but when I returned home from Ireland I caught myself trying to drive on the left after coming onto the road from a parking lot. Can't be too careful.

I hope to be lucky enough to see you while you are back and maybe even ride a bit, but I know you are a busy celebrity :)

Let me know if I can help with anything while you are here.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:26 AM   #4929
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Radioman, As I travel back and forth from the US to war zones I find that I get restless quickly. You don't seem to have that problem at all with your "over scheduling" . I have a wonderful friend and a truly unique place you should stay in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney. The gravel is incredible and the place is somewhere I have held near to my heart through all of my travels. The Flying Fox hostel is run by a phenomenal individual named Ross and the place is truly magical. Please PM me if you are interested in a place to stay as there is much to see and do.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #4930
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Thanks for sharing your adventure, your life. Cheers!
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #4931
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If you can find the time Mark, Julie and I would love to catch up, face to face. No pressure .
Let the madness begin :) my wife always used to tell me not to over schedule myself :) But I do! Would love to meet up. PM sent!
Maybe a NOVA/DC little rendezvous; I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to meet Radioman especially since he'll be so close by.

(that is of course if he can find the time in his busy schedule).

PS. Thanks for the continued amazing RR.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #4932
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Maybe a NOVA/DC little rendezvous; I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to meet Radioman especially since he'll be so close by.
Ah, the hardships of celebrity. The paparazzi always around. The groupies. LOL!

But +1 on DC/NoVa. If you've got an evening free, I'd love to ride up and buy you dinner and meet the other FFs who are following you.

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #4933
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Ah, the hardships of celebrity.
Just a guy on a motorcycle .....

My schedule is really full, and I need to stay focused! Let me check and see what I can work out, and will post soon.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #4934
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My schedule is really full, and I need to stay focused! Let me check and see what I can work out, and will post soon.
Speaking of that...



From PDX Meet-Ups thread:
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Are we gonna try to have a meet up while Mark's in town?
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With his hectic schedule, he would probably have to be the one to call it.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #4935
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Radioman, step away from the fountain.

Then tell me exactly where that fountain of youth is located.....whisper, I'll keep it a secret.

Another amazing shadow again. :-)

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