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Old 02-28-2014, 11:25 PM   #1651
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I am enjoying living vicariously through this RR. When my children go away to university in 10 years I will finally be able to take a road trip like this. Keep up the entertainment.

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Old 02-28-2014, 11:43 PM   #1652
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Congrats on post number 1 Fred.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:40 AM   #1653
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I am enjoying living vicariously through this RR. When my children go away to university in 10 years I will finally be able to take a road trip like this. Keep up the entertainment.

Fred
We're about 4 years away from all the kids finally exiting high school. Is it bad if we ride to the graduation ceremony with the panniers already loaded?
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:08 AM   #1654
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Finally caught up! Eh, Bogota is decent. Worth a trip up to Mount Monserrate at the very least. Though the weather is quite chilly which I didn't realize when I showed up.

You guys tell a great story. Very relateable. I'm digging the pacing as well, deliberate yet relaxed.

Having ridden solo and then with my wife on long trips, I prefer having a wife rather than no one (despite the bickering ). It seems somehow more meaningful to experience the adventure. More please!
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #1655
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We're about 4 years away from all the kids finally exiting high school. Is it bad if we ride to the graduation ceremony with the panniers already loaded?
I'll be doing the same thing. Daughter's graduation gift will be the house to herself and look after the dog while Mom and Dad take off to Panama and back for 2 months.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:39 AM   #1656
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Brilliant reading. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:46 PM   #1657
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To say you aren't on a trip or traveling is pretty ignorant. Ihope it was said in a light tone.

Enjoyed the new update and pics! Very jealous.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:32 AM   #1658
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[...]
Change-up in chain maintenance

Neda is changing up her chain maintenance routine. She finds it tough to lube the chain at the end of the riding day, since we're both tired and just want to either eat or relax. So she's started to do her chain maintenance either during lunchtime while we're waiting for food or at our fueling stops. It's working out too well, I can't hear her chain rattling when she's riding now and have to check my mirrors to make sure she's still behind me...
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After all riding .... chain maintenance ..... My last 2 solutions are pretty ok.
For a moto with a centerstand or a extra prop-up.
Get one of those general grease pump canisters and a small brush preferably one with HARD bristles
Somehow make most of the grease disappear ;) cut the plastic cansiter as long as your brush.

Don't cut it to short as i did and mos2 grease is bad idea but is just to recognize the tube in the store

Put your brush in you canister put the cap back on. And apply before putting gas (warm chain).
This does not save you from using one glove but it is fast.

My moto has no center-stand so in the end I tywrapped as a test a empty handlotionbottle with pump filled with oil close to the headtube. Then connected a small siliconetube from the pump all the way to the front sprocket.
Now every time I finish a ride or enter a gas station I drive 50 meters incredibly slow and give it a slow squirt of oil. Fatto ;) no dirty hands.
After about 10 000km I still have not removed the test bottle to make a more pretty permanent solution that has engine heated heavy gear oil.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #1659
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Great ride report, I've spent 4 days reading and reading and am finally caught up. Looking forward to following your journey!
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:28 PM   #1660
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So a lot of people have asked about Neda's point of view on our trip.

Well recently we got interviewed by our friend Jill, who along with her husband Curtis, are in the middle of planning their own RTW trip. They've set up a website documenting their preparations, part of which is interviewing other travelers who are currently on the road. Neda took point in answering most of the questions, so if you're interested in hearing what she has to say, you can read the interview here:

http://chasingadventure.ca/2014/03/0...t-ridedot-com/

You may remember Jill and Curtis from our blog way back when: http://www.ridedot.com/rtw/15.html

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:29 AM   #1661
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We're about 4 years away from all the kids finally exiting high school. Is it bad if we ride to the graduation ceremony with the panniers already loaded?
Unfortunately, dream on. You can add another couple years to that to see them settled and financially independent
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:00 AM   #1662
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:59 AM   #1663
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Neda took point in answering most of the questions, so if you're interested in hearing what she has to say, you can read the interview here:

http://chasingadventure.ca/2014/03/0...t-ridedot-com/
Gene: You could say, we “trickle-charged our batteries”?
Neda: You’re stupid.




Damn. I am so in love.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:53 AM   #1664
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Great video, love the proverbial deserted island scene.
JK, as if we weren't already jealous enough, I'm sitting in S. Jersey with yet ANOTHER fresh foot of snow on the ground, and STILL coming down. Now I willingly subject myself to your desert island video, I'm a glutton for punishment.
GREAT JOB BTW!
Glad to see all is well with you two, it's been a bit since I caught up, this whole working to pay for all the trappings thing gets in the way sometimes.
I almost forgot how much I enjoyed following along, your pix AND prose are very entertaining. Thanks for the time and effort, stay safe.
P.S. Loved the hot spring tip in CR!
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:34 PM   #1665
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So a lot of people have asked about Neda's point of view on our trip.

Well recently we got interviewed by our friend Jill, who along with her husband Curtis, are in the middle of planning their own RTW trip. They've set up a website documenting their preparations, part of which is interviewing other travelers who are currently on the road. Neda took point in answering most of the questions, so if you're interested in hearing what she has to say, you can read the interview here:

http://chasingadventure.ca/2014/03/0...t-ridedot-com/

You may remember Jill and Curtis from our blog way back when: http://www.ridedot.com/rtw/15.html


Haha. I was like WTF?

I somewhat know those two indirectly from my buddies local motorcycle forum. I've seen Jill at the track (when we had one) and I think Curtis bought a bike my other friend used in baja.

Small world. Strange logging in to see somewhat familiar faces.

Keep on blogging. Full of twists and turns!
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