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Old 09-24-2013, 01:06 AM   #631
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Just thought I'd chime in again

Finally got into the Sierras after 2 years of waiting.

South Face of Charlotte Dome

Charlotte Dome

Seriously missing the bike though, never really realized how nice it was to get across a state on 15 bucks of gas...
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:34 AM   #632
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You were my inspiration when I did my NY to Oregen trip this august. I bought my atlas right before I left, packed the day I left, and slept in my tent when I got tired. Really no prep and had the best trip of my life.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:29 PM   #633
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You were my inspiration when I did my NY to Oregen trip this august. I bought my atlas right before I left, packed the day I left, and slept in my tent when I got tired. Really no prep and had the best trip of my life.
Do you have a Road Report, wee-twin? Always interested in such.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #634
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I consider doing a RR, but never took the time to take notes. Yea, I remember some stuff, but it is the little thoughts or experiences I should have written down. Feel free to pm me as I do not want to hijack this thread.

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #635
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I think Geology will allow travel to different places around the world, and seems to be a smart pick.

Any time you can make money doing what you enjoy is a win.

Thank you for the great ride report.



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Thanks!
I'm currently a prospective geology major but things change so I'll see what happens in the next two years.



I know right, its funny how these things work out. I made sure to take a lot of pictures this time unlike last time .
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #636
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I'm currently a prospective geology major but things change so I'll see what happens in the next two years.
I am a PG for 25 years. I wished I would have chosen something different but each to his own. Be patient in deciding what you want to do when you get all "growed" up. Maybe a RTW first and then decide?
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #637
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I consider doing a RR, but never took the time to take notes. Yea, I remember some stuff, but it is the little thoughts or experiences I should have written down. Feel free to pm me as I do not want to hijack this thread.

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That is the way I do motorcycle trips. Too much preparing can make the trip a lot less fun.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #638
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this needs to get back to the top. greatest adventure on this site!
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:30 PM   #639
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Friend is writing and hitchiking/biking/sailing to Brazil for the World Cup

Friend is writing and hitchiking/biking/sailing to Brazil from SoCal for the World Cup, pretty interesting stuff if you guys are interested.

Heres his blog:
brianxkim.com
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:38 AM   #640
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Friend is writing and hitchiking/biking/sailing to Brazil from SoCal for the World Cup, pretty interesting stuff if you guys are interested.

Heres his blog:
brianxkim.com
Great pics, not much text. Will be fun to watch as he continues south.

I've been reading Travel Bug Blues' blog, it's a fun read. She has both travel and life info, worth a read. She's in South America with friends right now.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:18 PM   #641
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Just found this report last week. Great job. Hope things are going well in school. I am impressed with your writing skill and when you mentioned studying Geology, it brought to mind James A. Michener, who had that background.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:45 AM   #642
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Its 3:45 in the morning... I don't know what time I started reading this. Sometime after more parts for my Trail 90 arrived in the mail and before I went and sold my '70 CL175 this evening.

Anyways... I can't stress how much I loved reading this. The joy I felt, the pangs I suffered, the full multitude of human emotions really from reading this just blew me away. I LEARNED insightful life lesson philosophies from simply reading this. I can't say enough about the way in which you write. I consider myself lucky to have had this RR suggested to me. The fact that you were able to relate to us with such stark clarity the whole of your experience is an immeasurable feat in the world of writing.

I was once told I should never give up writing (something I was very passionate about in the end of my HS years and start of my college years) by multiple people. However life and naysayers caused me to give up that passion and I switched my major to geology.

I loved geology, the people in it (typically more outdoorsy and outgoing, even a few 'free spirits'), and for the most part I like where its taken me in life. However at the same time my wanderlust is stirring and... Ok, to be honest after reading this its more akin to a can of pop that was ran on a paint shaker for six hours, but anywho...

I guess what I mean to say is now seriously in part because of your ride report and what its taught me, I think I'm going to try to start traveling the world and journaling as I do. Maybe do a trip down south the border on my ol' ct90. Probably take a year long work holiday in OZ. Volunteer with the peace corps or doctors without borders. Maybe somewhere during all that settle in Vietnam for awhile and teach english.

I'd just like to thank you for inspiring me, and for being another person to ring the bell that tells the soul "In your life, you always have the option to live the adventure YOU want to live."
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:31 PM   #643
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What a great Ride Report. I wish I'd known you were passing through. I'd have gladly put you up for a night or five, and helped you with parts if you needed them. I lived in Laramie when you passed through there, and had two CT90s and a few boxes of parts sitting around unused. If you're ever passing through Elizabeth . . .
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:13 AM   #644
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When this ride was going on, I posted about the unstability and dangers of haning out with the homeless that the author was talking about. I ran across this today... Some homeless are good people down on their luck.... The vast majority are homeless for a very serious drug abuse, and mental illness problems.

Bike rider on ‘bucket list’ trip from Maryland to Miami fatally stabbed

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/03...tally-stabbed/

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Old 09-03-2014, 10:43 AM   #645
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When this ride was going on, I posted about the unstability and dangers of haning out with the homeless that the author was talking about. I ran across this today... Some homeless are good people down on their luck.... The vast majority are homeless for a very serious drug abuse, and mental illness problems.

Bike rider on ‘bucket list’ trip from Maryland to Miami fatally stabbed

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/03...tally-stabbed/

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Totally unrelated to this thread... dude you lose at the internets...
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