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Old 04-18-2014, 07:16 AM   #3196
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Hi, Ronin!
And you're not flooded speedometer neutral silicone to protect against vibration?
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:43 AM   #3197
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This week in northern Thailand I did this



Awesome!!! Great job!
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:45 AM   #3198
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Hmmm.

Be cautious of turning a favourite pastime, hobby, something you find a pleasure, into a way to make some money. Pretty soon it can turn into work and you can lose some of the pleasure you once gained from it. Take motorcycle couriers as an example.

I'm not for a minute saying don't do it, just be aware. I speak from personal experience.

I have some reservations about posting this but, I think it's worth mentioning.
Hmmm again and not to bash any opinions however, unfortunately money is king needed nowadays just to breathe. Favorite hobby or not unless you're a multimillionaire you need money and lots of it to travel around the world and you'll especially need it when you're done. Writing a book, taking photos blogging etc are a relatively easy way to make a few extra bucks, possibly lots depending on how well one writes or photographs. Further its a record of your adventure that will no doubt be invaluable to the adventurer if no one else in the years to come... I do get what you're saying about not ruining your passion doing something you're not passionate about but a little writing picture taking or blogging along with a little getting it out there can really help a lot... IMHO
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:23 AM   #3199
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There's a couple more... but I think I have to post them elsewhere?

This one OK?

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Old 04-21-2014, 09:32 AM   #3200
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There's a couple more... but I think I have to post them elsewhere?

This one OK?

It's great to see the smiling couple in action! Keep it up guys!
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:07 AM   #3201
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How does one reintegrate into American society after such a journey?
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:20 AM   #3202
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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....
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:38 PM   #3203
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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.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:58 PM   #3204
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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.




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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
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:57 AM   #3205
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How does one reintegrate into American society after such a journey?

its very difficult and more than likely one never returns the same.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:58 AM   #3206
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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....
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #3207
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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.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:21 AM   #3208
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Hey Noah, don't you know you can't ride a 690 two-up? It's impossible!

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:29 PM   #3209
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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.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM   #3210
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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
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