ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Epic Ride Reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-21-2014, 11:20 AM   #3196
Jbone11 11
Studly Adventurer
 
Jbone11 11's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Back Home Wintery Ottawa, Bleh!!
Oddometer: 739
Ya probably don't....not a 100% anyways. I spent the better part of ten years away from Canada....hit every continent except Oz...and I can say that I don't really feel that I've reintergrated as much as I was before I started travelling, which is a big part of why we're looking at leaving again.

Once you see the world first hand and realize that the way they do things back home ain't the only or best way, you definitely start to see things in a different light. But I'll let Noah speak for himself....
__________________
2011 990 ADV
2000 996 SPS (SOLD)
2002 748E Bip
2003 Honda Hornet 600 (SOLD)
1969 BSA Royal Star - Let the Resurrection Begin!
Jbone11 11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 02:38 PM   #3197
gen
Studly Adventurer
 
gen's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Tokyo
Oddometer: 804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jbone11 11 View Post
Once you see the world first hand and realize that the way they do things back home ain't the only or best way, you definitely start to see things in a different light.
Definitely agreed. It is so important to travel, to see how others live, to look back at your home country from abroad, to get new perspectives on yourself. It will change you, for the better.
__________________
DoD#1458
gen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 02:58 PM   #3198
AmericanWalkabout
Lost in the Wilderness
 
AmericanWalkabout's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nth GA
Oddometer: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jbone11 11
Once you see the world first hand and realize that the way they do things back home ain't the only or best way, you definitely start to see things in a different light.




Quote:
Originally Posted by gen View Post
Definitely agreed. It is so important to travel, to see how others live, to look back at your home country from abroad, to get new perspectives on yourself. It will change you, for the better.
We are the new global nomads. I left Oz in 1996. Have been living elsewhere (worked on 3 continents, travelled a few more) ever since. Mostly US based now but that doesn't stop the itch. I'm collecting citizenships
__________________
Have fun, smile and don't forget to BREATHE
'14 KTM 1190 Adv; '09 DRZ400SM (21/18 Dirt)
AmericanWalkabout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 01:57 AM   #3199
rossphoto
GDTRFB
 
rossphoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Far far away
Oddometer: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKJ View Post
How does one reintegrate into American society after such a journey?

its very difficult and more than likely one never returns the same.
__________________
"if your not getting older, your dead"
rossphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 01:58 AM   #3200
rossphoto
GDTRFB
 
rossphoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Far far away
Oddometer: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbone11 11 View Post
ya probably don't....not a 100% anyways. I spent the better part of ten years away from canada....hit every continent except oz...and i can say that i don't really feel that i've reintergrated as much as i was before i started travelling, which is a big part of why we're looking at leaving again.

Once you see the world first hand and realize that the way they do things back home ain't the only or best way, you definitely start to see things in a different light. But i'll let noah speak for himself....
+1
__________________
"if your not getting older, your dead"
rossphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #3201
RoninMoto OP
Wanderer
 
RoninMoto's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: In the mountains?
Oddometer: 1,695
Nice pic Bigfella.

We made it about 880 km in the past 2 days. We are just west of BKK now. Trying to figure out if we should go into BKK or say Phuket

I'm not sure what the states will be like for me when I return. It will be interesting. Luckily I know a few places that are a slice of heaven. Even when I'm on the road, I think of them often.

My view of the world is changing every day. One day I loose faith in humanity and a few minutes later it is restored.

As for the writing for money.. some of you keep forgetting I'm not a writer. I'm an engineer. When I write this or my blog for fun, its easy because it doesn't have to be good. If someone is paying me for it, I'll worry about every word and ever sentence and it will kill my brain. Ask me to design a powerline or fix your moto and I'll be as happy as my brother in the Guinness factory. The fact remains that it would be WAY easier to take an engineering contract for a few months then it would be for me to write just about anything for money... And I'd probably make more money taking the contract. Plus, I'd be chomping at the bit to get back on the bike. Of course all this is just BS anyway and I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow, next week or a month from now.
__________________
Noah 08 KTM 690 ADV. 125,000 km. 42 countries. 5 continents and counting.
RTW Ride Report --> http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893
Blog ------------------> http://rtwwithnoah.blogspot.com/
Facebook------------> https://www.facebook.com/RtwWithNoah
RoninMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 07:21 AM   #3202
sprouty115
Beastly Adventurer
 
sprouty115's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Providence, RI
Oddometer: 1,761
Hey Noah, don't you know you can't ride a 690 two-up? It's impossible!

sprouty115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 03:29 PM   #3203
poppawheelie
Studly Adventurer
 
poppawheelie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Oddometer: 593
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoninMoto View Post

My view of the world is changing every day. One day I loose faith in humanity and a few minutes later it is restored.
Having read Dave Barr's books about riding around the world, watching his video, and talking with him via Internet, the one thing that sticks with me more than any other is, "You go a mile down the road and you meet a SOB who will stab you in the back. You go another mile down the road and you meet a man who will give you the shirt off his back." That's put into my words. I can't remember his exactly. He goes on to site several examples in his books. http://davebarr.com/ I've experienced it too, on the road in remote areas, and then I remember his words. Maybe you're talking about the bigger picture, i.e. - war, genocide.
__________________
"To me the trail is calling! The old trail - the trail that is always new." Matthew Alexander Henson

"It's not the destination. It's the journey." Me
poppawheelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM   #3204
levain
STILL Jim Williams
 
levain's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Providence, RI
Oddometer: 7,562
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoninMoto View Post
Of course all this is just BS anyway and I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow, next week or a month from now.
So jealous
__________________
2015 KTM 690 Enduro R, 2008 Yamaha WR250R, 1971 Lambretta DL
levain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 05:28 PM   #3205
just jeff
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: LacLaBiche Alberta Canada
Oddometer: 1,266
Ronin Moto:
I totally get what you mean. I like working on my bikes and quads and such as a hobby but if I had to do it for money I'd hate it. I am a machinist and really like that for work but I would go insane being a mechanic.
jj
__________________
ErikMotoMan: "People struggle with many things in their lives. But the answer to struggle isn’t MORE struggle. It’s peace. If you want more joy, peace, love, happiness… you have to GIVE those things first. You have to THINK those things. You have to have faith that they’ll come to you, despite what you may see. The truth isn’t in what you see with your eyes. It’s what you feel in your heart."
just jeff is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 07:32 PM   #3206
DirtJack
Adventurer
 
DirtJack's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Oddometer: 1,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoninMoto View Post

As for the writing for money.. some of you keep forgetting I'm not a writer. I'm an engineer. When I write this or my blog for fun, its easy because it doesn't have to be good. If someone is paying me for it, I'll worry about every word and ever sentence and it will kill my brain.
Writing for money is the wrong reason. It has to come from deep within because writing is really hard work. Once you find the reason for writing it will be easier. If it sells, that's the frosting on the cake. You have a zillion stories to tell, it may even write itself. Plus you have really great pics to say what can't be said in words. (Meant as words of encouragement from an old CS Prof.)
__________________
Remember, you're reading this on the Internet and it was written by a guy who can remember stuff which never happened.
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
2008 KTM 300 XC (plated)
2008 KTM 690 Enduro
DirtJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 07:21 AM   #3207
Jbone11 11
Studly Adventurer
 
Jbone11 11's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Back Home Wintery Ottawa, Bleh!!
Oddometer: 739
...all this writting for money business makes me laugh and definitely strikes a cord with me.

In another life I was once an avid music lover...still am to a degree, but back then I ate, slept and breathed music....24/7.

Got into Dj'ing before the likes of todays idiots were learning their ABC's....for the older inmates....Dj'ing is art form where one takes a record on one turn table and using an audio mixer and some clever trickery, mixes another record on a seperate turntable blending both into a seemless mix, creating a different vibe, feeling what ever....basically creating music with music. Another big part of the job is to read the crowed and play accordingly...but I digress....

I ran the bar/club circuit in my town for a bit then decided to get serious and went to sound engineering school. Drank the cool-aid and made a go of it. Despite some initial success, I found out real quick that the life I had to lead to become sucessfull was not really for me. Once my reputation and livelyhood were on the line, the glamour of it all quickly faded. And despite what some may think, the work ethic needed to make it in the music industry is epic....and to have to go back and tap the creative well time and time agian is exhausting and for most finite.

I reckon that writting words is much the same as writting music. The pressures involved to come up with something freash and unique every single time, reapetedly is a tough gig.

In the end, I gave it up to save the love I had for music, not to mention my relationship with my now wife. But some of my friends have stayed the course....a couple of them are starting to get somewhere....only took them 8 years.

All that to say, if you're going to make something you love your profession, you need to either be freakishly talented at whatever it is you do or have an elite level work ethic. Unfortunately I fell short on both counts....well...maybe the more the latter than the former....I had the chops at one point

As an aside, but perhaps a little more relatable than the lofty production ambitions of some random dude on ADV, is a recent article on bikeexif.com written by the owner of Classified Moto, john Ryland about how to build bikes for a living ( http://www.bikeexif.com/build-custom-motorcycles) His shop is one of my favorites in the custom scene right now...and in the article he touches on the fact that having a regular J.O.B. while building bikes is essentially a must. Pretty much the idea he's pushing is to keep your hobby a hobby until the gains out pace your real world job.....then its a matter of taking a leap of faith and going for it. Interesting either way....
__________________
2011 990 ADV
2000 996 SPS (SOLD)
2002 748E Bip
2003 Honda Hornet 600 (SOLD)
1969 BSA Royal Star - Let the Resurrection Begin!
Jbone11 11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 08:36 AM   #3208
Just Bob
Been There Done That
 
Just Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Rocky Mountains USA
Oddometer: 269
Subscribed...

Better late than never.

Very inspiring stuff! Thumbs up!
__________________
________________________________
Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
Just Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #3209
flyingdutchman177
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Central Asia
Oddometer: 6,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoninMoto View Post
Nice pic Bigfella.

We made it about 880 km in the past 2 days. We are just west of BKK now. Trying to figure out if we should go into BKK or say Phuket

I'm not sure what the states will be like for me when I return. It will be interesting. Luckily I know a few places that are a slice of heaven. Even when I'm on the road, I think of them often.

My view of the world is changing every day. One day I loose faith in humanity and a few minutes later it is restored.

As for the writing for money.. some of you keep forgetting I'm not a writer. I'm an engineer. When I write this or my blog for fun, its easy because it doesn't have to be good. If someone is paying me for it, I'll worry about every word and ever sentence and it will kill my brain. Ask me to design a powerline or fix your moto and I'll be as happy as my brother in the Guinness factory. The fact remains that it would be WAY easier to take an engineering contract for a few months then it would be for me to write just about anything for money... And I'd probably make more money taking the contract. Plus, I'd be chomping at the bit to get back on the bike. Of course all this is just BS anyway and I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow, next week or a month from now.
Just in case you come up with a plan for the week, i am just a day or two's ride from you now in southern Cambodia and heading your way.
If you are not on the skinny part of thailand and heading south, let's meet up for another beer
Lalo
flyingdutchman177 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:13 AM   #3210
Cortez
BAZINGA!
 
Cortez's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Croatia
Oddometer: 7,154
WTF is with all these beers?!

I'm packing and coming too, screw you guys!
__________________
'08 Yamaha FZ6n S2 ABS

SOLD: '03 Peugeot Speedfight2, '07 Kawasaki ER6F ABS, '06 Kymco Agility 125, '12 Kymco Downtown 300i ABS
My Flickr gallery --- My 500px gallery
Cortez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015