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Old 11-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #6001
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #6002
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Have a good flight home to the USA then enjoy the ride back home no need to rush.
Remember right hand side of the road it's been a while since you last rode on the wrong side

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #6003
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I told Jay you are a bigger celebrity that many people on TV today.

Your ride has been inspiring, humbling, thought provoking and joy bringing! You have an open door at my Central Oregon home anytime! I'd be glad to give you a little tour of the dry side of the state!
Tim,

Thanks. AM looking forward to continuing riding.... Been all around Oregon including OBDR 1.5 times), Washington. But riding with locals is always good.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:52 PM   #6004
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I think the Dalai Lama will throw down a little " Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga " to give Jay some total consciousness in this matter.

Regarding the class of 4th graders that Radioman visited on day two of his heading out of the USA portion of the journey.... they are all 6th graders now and at middle school. I have made a request to pull something together at the middle school but haven't heard back. 4 kids from that class are on my soccer team............ and I 'm going to deputize them to round up the rest of the class as they are spread out now. I'm leaning towards a backyard fire pit and Uncle Radioman holding court to the impressionable youths. My version of Common Smore There will be a total consciousness on my end to make it happen.

Safe travels hermano..........
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #6005
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I saw him at the show. His interest in all things motorized is pretty cool.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:15 PM   #6006
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Regarding the class of 4th graders that Radioman visited on day two of his heading out of the USA portion of the journey.... they are all 6th graders now and at middle school. I have made a request to pull something together at the middle school but haven't heard back. 4 kids from that class are on my soccer team............ and I 'm going to deputize them to round up the rest of the class as they are spread out now. I'm leaning towards a backyard fire pit and Uncle Radioman holding court to the impressionable youths. My version of Common Smore There will be a total consciousness on my end to make it happen.

Safe travels hermano..........
Will see all of you soon!! Looking forward to my time with these kids!
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:42 AM   #6007
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My final days in South Africa...... Monday night we celebrated a wonderful new friendship and fantastic riding in Southern Africa! Pizza and Champagne




My Last night was a special treat of Lily's World Famous Dumplings.....





and some tasty South African wine...




A very special time to share with Jorg and Lily! Again, my travels have turned "strangers" into friendships that will last a lifetime.







So this is it for South Africa. Will be heading to the Airport in just a couple hours for the very long journey to LAX. Have the song "homeward Bound" playing in my head (thanks Roger)...... Reflecting on the time I have spend here in South Africa. Full of great people who have become lifetime friends!, fantastic Dual Sport riding, Wild Game that I was able to experience in amazing ways....

Certainly glad that I came to Africa, even if I did not stay as long as originally planned, or routes that I thought I might take.... But that is the nature of a trip like this. There comes a time to carry on, knowing that this part of the experience is coming to an end, but that new paths lay ahead.

So grateful for each and everyday. Wanting to cherish them forever!

Since I crated my bike, I have just been awaiting for finalization of shipping details, got confirmation that the Carnet issue will be no problem as long as I get a final Stamp into the USA my deposit will be return! Have not had the motivation to do much with photos or videos ...... transitions. And everyone around me is on their "normal" life.... Mine is in transition.

Skyward Bound....... Next Post from Los Angeles, USA and the final leg of my journey home. Know there will be plenty of stories left in these next few weeks....

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Old 11-20-2013, 02:58 AM   #6008
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Have a nice flight Mark. Will you be flying West or East? Haven't checked the globe to see which way is the most direct
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:06 AM   #6009
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Have a nice flight Mark. Will you be flying West or East? Haven't checked the globe to see which way is the most direct
Back Through Dubai. Cheapest and most direct to LAX
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:53 AM   #6010
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This is just like the end of the Sopranos; What am I going to watch now? How can anything else I read be as good as this?

I wish you all the best with life's journey Mark.


PS I also emailed the show with a link to this thread!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:05 AM   #6011
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Looking forward to visiting with you when you get back to Oregon.
Possibly a show and tell at our shop is in the future.
Thanks for this part of the journey.
God Bless
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #6012
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Mark has just boarded the flight in Cape Town that will take him to LA via Dubai.
What can I say, it was a privilege to ride alongside Mark for part of his epic adventure.
Ride safe my friend, till we ride together again, be it in Africa, the USA or somewhere else on our planet.
Jorg and Lily.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #6013
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #6014
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Well done Mark!
Also well done Jorg and Lily. The best way to see an area is with guides, and it sounds like he couldn't have picked better.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #6015
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Safe travels Amigo. It was 34 degrees on this mornings commute here in Portland, bring some of that African Spring with you!
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