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Old 12-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #2656
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I'd be going for one of those Frog Eye Sprites myself.
It looked like they had the same motor? I'm really partial to the mini. A fair amount of people have put Hayabusa or R1 engines in them and made them RWD. Seems like it would be quite fun to drive.

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Noah, what happened with the snowboard that you had with you in Georgia?
I left the board in Georgia with a friend. I rode about 100 days on it so the board was well thrashed. The bindings were old and falling apart also. I think the only thing I sent home was backpack, probe, beacon and a pair of gloves. everything else, I couldn't justify the shipping cost.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:02 PM   #2657
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I am thinking of giving snowboarding a try this winter. I'll PM you for beginner gear advice if you don't mind. I am scouring our Craigslist now.

It was -2F yesterday here in Missoula!! C'mon summer!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:58 AM   #2658
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It looked like they had the same motor? I'm really partial to the mini. A fair amount of people have put Hayabusa or R1 engines in them and made them RWD. Seems like it would be quite fun to drive.

They both have the BMC A Series engines. The Sprite morphed into the MG Midget eventually. I've heard of a company that puts BMW 1200 boxers in Citroen 2CV's to good effect.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:24 AM   #2659
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I will never forget camping by myself in Mongolia. Being alone can be a beautiful thing.

Thanks. More to come soon
Days rallying totally alone riding through that wide open country was amazing and it makes you feel really small

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Have fun skiing in Hokkaido. I'm a little envious. I hope you get some good snow.
Thanks, me too, and what do you have to be jealous about , remember the season you had last year?
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:57 AM   #2660
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RTW with Noah on a KTM 690
Hi all. I'm 28. I have No wife. No kids. No house.

Well... I'm older than that..............I have a (hot) wife (f$%k yeah!!.....she'slooking over my shoulder)..............(typical) kids and a (ridiculous) mortgage........................and I'm not (f$%king) going RTW...


Just jumped to your RR from "RTW in 800 days". Only on the first couple pages but I caught up with Lalo's RR and needed something to do.. Hope you two can hook up in Thailand and get some adventure riding in. Enjoy!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #2661
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Good comments by both of you. I sincerely hope what you say is true and both responses make a lot of sense. Perhaps I've heard one too many stories about how insanely picky some employers are.

I ask Noah for two reasons. 1) because I will likely be in a similar situation in the exact job field he's in (though not wind generators). This might change to ME, CE, or EM as I get closer. 2) Noah's a guy with a great story and I'd like to see him successful even after this portion of his journey ends as I'm sure we all do
If your able to travel DO IT NOW! life gets complicated at times and you may not be able to do what Noah and others are doing currently
Even if you can only do one area at a time, do it.
You are in a good field and will always have work, even if its not what you want & end up flipping burgers you will never regret your travels. Later in life you may regret that you missed those golden opportunities, that is why they are called once in a lifetime, because most often, they are.
Something else to consider, as noted with Japan, some areas simply never exist again. My last trip to the Philippines was 2012, many of the areas I saw have since been devastated from the earthquake and later Typhoon, Had I not went I never would have seen such wonderful sights, only the tragic end.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #2662
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:37 AM   #2663
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:02 AM   #2664
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Fook me.. thats funny.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:29 AM   #2665
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Thumb just found this rr

I just started reading your RR. You have been doing what so many of us wish we had done! A joy to read. I shall follow from my desk, here at my snowed covered, cold, old age home in the NE. Regards, brother.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #2666
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"wank your way"

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Old 12-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #2667
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Between you, the Radian and Radioman I can't get any work done. Keep it coming.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:02 AM   #2668
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Talking Wank on dude

I picked up on this thread last winter, as I was reading WIBO's tale from Morocco as part of the preparations for my own ride to Morocco in the spring - thanks for the tracks and way points Noah

Back then I subscribed to this RR and read the first few pages. Then my riding season started. Now that winter has arrived and my bikes are hibernating in the garage I have finally found the time to catch up on your story.

What a ride!

Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. I love your penmanship and are captivated by the pictures. Your candid and honest narrative makes me feel like I get to know the man behind the words. Noah you strike me as a really nice guy. Your priorities are sorted and you strive to fulfill your dreams. I like that.

I wish you and your family a merry Hawaiian Christmas.

I'm looking forward to follow your life and adventure in the future.

Cheers
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:49 AM   #2669
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Do we know if he has got this bike back?
No it hasn't been found yet. Three possible sightings in Cork city this week so we're looking into it. What was seen was an xt matching the description on non Irish plates minus the boxes. Could be it but also could be another traveller. Lads in cork are keeping an eye out.

There was a fund raising day at Aaron rider training and also a PayPal account that lads donated into to get him back on the road. I'm told by the owner of Aaron rider training Peter Bookey that over €5000 was raised for Rohan and that the purchase of a Honda XR650L has been made by Rohan as a result.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:50 AM   #2670
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Lost video

Here is a quick video I shot at the Tokyo Giants/swallows game I went to. I forgot I had this. The Swallows chanted/sang this song the whole 9th inning. They were winning so I guess they were happy.

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