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Old 07-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #3211
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Lalo! Tarragona i was there on my moto only two weeks ago, i had my fingers crossed that i would bump into you, alas it was not ment to be. Although i will be back on the continent in september but i presume you will be too far south by then.

Ride safe, your rr is amazing keep it up!
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #3212
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Lalo! Tarragona i was there on my moto only two weeks ago, i had my fingers crossed that i would bump into you, alas it was not ment to be. Although i will be back on the continent in september but i presume you will be too far south by then.

Ride safe, your rr is amazing keep it up!
let's be honest........you were hoping to bump in to Kathe.......lol
one of the best beaches so far.......cold water though
I was actually there two Weeks ago before the cruise so you should have messaged me
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #3213
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104 degrees F
Or 40 C
Here in Portugal
All my fancy gran reserva wines that I bought are getting ruined in this heat.
Better drink up.
Who wants to help me?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #3214
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I would....

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104 degrees F
Or 40 C
Here in Portugal
All my fancy gran reserva wines that I bought are getting ruined in this heat.
Better drink up.
Who wants to help me?
by the time I get there it probably gone....
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:36 AM   #3215
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by the time I get there it probably gone....
You are probably right.
Tonight I am going to work on a 2001 Rioja Alta Gran Reserva
Parker gave it 96 points if you are in to that points game.
I would have scored it even higher.
I found a place to camp along side a cool creek so I will chill down the temp of the wine for some good drinking
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #3216
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let's be honest........you were hoping to bump in to Kathe.......lol
one of the best beaches so far.......cold water though
I was actually there two Weeks ago before the cruise so you should have messaged me
I wish i had, yes the beach was a welcome site after two days ride in torrential rain from santander, the only problem for me was the water being so shallow you can barley swim!

Im not sure which way your heading but we stopped in a place called Albarracin about 15 miles west of Teruel, it was picturesque and well worth a visit some good bars with an excellent square. Theres also quite a fancy restaurant with good wine on tap. I believe its quite a popular place with the spainish for walking and climbing.

Also there are some cracking roads heading in that direction from where you are now.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:31 AM   #3217
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I survived another night camping in the bush
Or should I say.....thrived
Heading to Oporto for some port in the Duero valley
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #3218
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What brand of hammock are you using? Anything you don't like?
Anything about it you really like?

What a great adventure you are having.
Thanks for the great pictures and updating it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #3219
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My first post. Stumbled upon this site (and your RR) a couple weeks ago while researching an upcoming adventure bike purchase. Wow. Youre living the dream. And Im enjoying the ride! Enjoy. Look forward to your ride through the Alps.

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #3220
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What brand of hammock are you using? Anything you don't like?
Anything about it you really like?

What a great adventure you are having.
Thanks for the great pictures and updating it.
It is an Ergo
It is expensive but high quality
The only thing I dont like about it is I wish it was longer
I am 6 foot 1
But I look forward to every night I can sleep in it
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #3221
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My first post. Stumbled upon this site (and your RR) a couple weeks ago while researching an upcoming adventure bike purchase. Wow. Youre living the dream. And Im enjoying the ride! Enjoy. Look forward to your ride through the Alps.

Bob
Thanks for the kind words
Yes, I am living the dream of most people that live and breath O2.
But when it comes time for looking for a job, I am going to have to explain why I have not dedicated my life to maximizing the profits of some company to enrichen some people that have too much money already and no life to speak of.
But I still have some time ahead of me before I have to deal with that BS
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #3222
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You have a choice in life on whether to accumulate experiences or just stuff. I'd go with the experience every time.....
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #3223
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Nothing wrong with accumulating stuff and experiences. The trick is to balance them both in order to live life. From what Im seeing here, any reentry back into the corporate world, if so desired, will be seamless.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #3224
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bARCELONA

Kathe and loaded up the moto with camping gear and bikinis and headed south to Tarragonga to hang out on the beach for a couple of days.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #3225
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After a week of living large on a fancy cruise ship, I wanted to step down a few notches and see how Kathe would do living out of a tent.
She did fine, but I think she liked the ship better

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