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Old 10-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #376
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #377
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Great RR so far,

Nice to see some other people living "the dream" out there
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #378
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there's a nice book about fractals called "the colors of infinity" and it comes with a dvd of a tv program that has a nice interview with the man himself and some mindblowing views of some of his "diagrams."

the autopsy....yeah that reminds me...people are much bigger on the inside.....like a tardis....
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:57 AM   #379
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Well there goes my morning...

Instead of being a diligent employee as I am most days, today I spent the morning slowly sipping my coffee and reading your blog from start to my old stomping grounds of the Pac NorthWest.

If you are headed south and need anything in the San Francisco area let me know. Would love to hoist a few beers with you...

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:41 AM   #380
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The Oregon shoreline reminds me a lot of California. It's just as pretty, with large rocks rising out of the coastal waters and miles and miles of sandy dunes tempting us to get off our bikes, which is just what we did:


Hopping off the bikes for a scenic hike

The coast of Oregon is well-known for its sand dunes, there are tons of dune-buggy rental places as we ride south along the 101. I've always wanted to get paddle tires for our dirt bikes and go blasting up and down the dunes, it looks like a riot! That, and getting/making some studded tires and riding out onto a frozen lake are two motorcycle items on our bucket list.








A dog runs out to greet us


And then his owner chats with us for a while

We love dogs, we've met so many on this trip. On the beaches of Port Orford, Bernie introduced us to his owners, Jean and Don, and we spent some time talking about our trip and where they are from. They own a cottage about a mile away from the beach and after finding out that we were just wandering around with no place to stay for the night yet, they insisted that we sleep in a proper bed for the evening!


Bernie enjoys long walks on the beach during sunset and being scratched under the chin

Even though we've been offered accommodations and meals and plenty more while we're on the road, I always marvel at how generous people are to virtual strangers. We made sure we didn't remains strangers, sharing our travel stories with Jean and Don, and learning a bit about their lives and family. They own an almond (pronounced "Ammin" - like "Jammin'") farm in northern California and they had plenty of stories about their kids riding motorcycles (pronounced Motor-Sickels). Which brought up a good question - why do you pronounce bicycle "bi-sickel" and motorcycle is pronounced differently?


Mickey Mouse painting dreams over Neda's sleeping bag

Unfortunately, I am allergic to pet dander as it collects on carpeting, furniture or anything indoors - which is ironic because I'm always the first to pet and play with dogs on our travels. This means that I can't sleep inside the cottage, but Jean and Don put us up in the cabins that their grandkids sleep in when they visit.


In the morning, we had home-made apricots and Ammins, and fresh scones!


Don and Jean and Bernie!


Jean tries out the motor-sickel!

We thanked Jean and Don for their generosity and left Oregon in the late morning, our bellies full of homemade food and our hearts filled with the kindness of two "Ammin" farmers from Northern California!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #381
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Quote: We thanked Jean and Don for their generosity and left Oregon in the late morning, our bellies full of homemade food and our hearts filled with the kindness of two "Ammin" farmers from Northern California!


+1 for good people, that's just awesome.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #382
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I loving reading the ride reports on this forum because it reminds that there are still good people in this world..
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #383
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Way cool!!
Bernie has a very nice family!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #384
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Yes, I must admit that motorcycles and travelling seem to draw people in and once 'in' , it seems easy to jump from stranger to friend. You are having a 'real' travel experience!
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #385
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The nicest people own dogs (and ride motorcycles). Gene I think the Mickey Mouse room suits you since you are a kid at heart :)
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I just have to say that there are so many generous folks both on the road and on-line. We've gotten so many offers of meals, accommodations from ADV inmates it's really overwhelming. We just recently talked to someone who has stopped reading and watching the news because of the unbalanced negative portrayal of the world and the people that live in it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:21 PM   #387
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We just recently talked to someone who has stopped reading and watching the news because of the unbalanced negative portrayal of the world and the people that live in it.
I quit (news) in 2008. Life certainly get far less complicated. Keep going, and keep reporting, that is enough news for me.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #388
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #389
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #390
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Kia Ora!!

Awesome ride report! What a fantastic trip.

I see you have been to New Zealand a few years ago, looks like you had fun.

This time come and ride the North Island, I promise we keep all of our rain down south.

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