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Old 09-16-2013, 10:23 AM   #2821
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44 days and I'll be back in South America to continue this report.
Many, many of us waiting for the ride to continue!

Since you left last October and started this thread, I've been busting my butt paying off debt like a madman. I figure in a little under two years, the wife.com and I will be out of debt and I can then head south like you my friend.

When the kids are on their own, I gotta tell you John, I plan on living those post-kid years just like you. Small house, no bills, working during the *nice* months back in the USA to pay for my trips south (or who knows where).

Like you say, its not for everyone, but how you do it sure is refreshing.

Inspiration!
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #2822
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Juan Not-yet-back-in-Columbia

I followed you, Ulyses, and Bubbletron (Allison) since your SA trips started. They helped me survive the winter and the hardest time of my life. Since then, I have bought a KLR, sold most of my junk, and taken 2 Spanish classes. Studying every day now. Treasuring the time I have left with my kids.

I thought I had everything, and found out I had nothing at all.

Looking forward doing it your way for awhile.

I'll be leaving in 2015 or sooner if the unavoidable divorce happens sooner. No hay remedio. I would go today except I need to see my kids through their entry into adulthood.

So how your ride has inspired others, so too have you added to my determination to live life again, simply by telling your story.

Suerte con vida
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:28 AM   #2823
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I followed you, Ulyses, and Bubbletron (Allison) since your SA trips started. They helped me survive the winter and the hardest time of my life. Since then, I have bought a KLR, sold most of my junk, and taken 2 Spanish classes. Studying every day now. Treasuring the time I have left with my kids.

I thought I had everything, and found out I had nothing at all.

Looking forward doing it your way for awhile.

I'll be leaving in 2015 or sooner if the unavoidable divorce happens sooner. No hay remedio. I would go today except I need to see my kids through their entry into adulthood.

So how your ride has inspired others, so too have you added to my determination to live life again, simply by telling your story.

Suerte con vida
Hi junkyardroad,

I will do my best to distract you this winter with more tales from South America. Speaking of inspiration, it's folks like you who inspire me to keep writing and sending back stories.

Divorce is a gut wrenching and painful experience. You are in the depths of it now. Believe me, I feel for you. You're a good man. With your prioities straight. While it may seem like you had nothing, it sounds like you have some great kids, a bike and the desire to head out into the unknown.

Divorce can be worse than waking up dazed and confused in the ditch next to your totaled bike with painful cracked bones and bruises. You just have to pick yourself up and limp somewhere you can heal up and fix your bike. And if the bike is beyond repair, you have to let it go and find another, and keep on keeping on. And try not to beat yourself up too bad over how things could have gone different.

Taking a long trip won't solve all of lifes problems. It sure is good therapy for people like me. Helps clear the mind and give perspective. Just be glad that the dog didn't die too. The loss of a beloved pet ranks right up there with divorce as one of lifes more painful experiences.

Glad to have you along amigo.

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Old 09-17-2013, 05:48 AM   #2824
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Many, many of us waiting for the ride to continue!

Since you left last October and started this thread, I've been busting my butt paying off debt like a madman. I figure in a little under two years, the wife.com and I will be out of debt and I can then head south like you my friend.

When the kids are on their own, I gotta tell you John, I plan on living those post-kid years just like you. Small house, no bills, working during the *nice* months back in the USA to pay for my trips south (or who knows where).

Like you say, its not for everyone, but how you do it sure is refreshing.

Inspiration!
Hi VooDooDaddy,

Haven't heard from you in a while. Glad you're making progress. No better feeling than being debt free. You are now an official member of the FVA (Future Vagabonds of America). Look forward to seeing you down the road.

In the meantime, I will continue to keep up my research and development work travelling the world and reporting back important news here on the Vagabond Gazette. Sending back tips on how to simplify your life so you can spend more time riding and goofing off is important work.

Inspiring the next generation of vagabonds and advriders to get off the couch and not take life too seriously seems to be my calling in life. I know it always was inspiring to me back when I was younger to see crusty old guys like me still out there riding with a smile on their face.

Saludos,
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #2825
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Hola Juan,

Just checking your thread, wondering when you'll visit us before your next trip.
Came back home earlier than usually, 'cause we had to behave after a little confrontation with local law enforcement.

You would have had a lot of fun at Tulsa Tuesday Pub Crawl tonight. It involved a tow truck, 4 security guards, 5 Tulsa cops, a police chopper and 8 ADV riders.


Long story short - no bikes got towed and nobody ended up in jail.
I don't think we'll be back at that bar

Back to you ...
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:07 PM   #2826
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Hola Juan,

Just checking your thread, wondering when you'll visit us before your next trip.
Came back home earlier than usually, 'cause we had to behave after a little confrontation with local law enforcement.

You would have had a lot of fun at Tulsa Tuesday Pub Crawl tonight. It involved a tow truck, 4 security guards, 5 Tulsa cops, a police chopper and 8 ADV riders.


Long story short - no bikes got towed and nobody ended up in jail.
I don't think we'll be back at that bar

Back to you ...
Halo Tomski!

Pozdrowienia. I'll definitely be dropping by Tulsa next month on my way down to catch a flight to South America.

If for no other reason than to hear the rest of the story.

Saludos,
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #2827
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John

I'm back . . . and you never even knew I was gone.

I left Vancouver and rode my bike across the continent to the Atlantic ocean and back to the Pacific. RR below. Not an adventure like you to SA but 39 days on the road was long for me

Now I've got the travel "bug". Can't wait for you to fly down there again so we have reading material to keep us warm & entertained

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #2828
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Stop fucking about! There is shit to be painted down here!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #2829
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Stop fucking about! There is shit to be painted down here!!!
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Hi Al,

I'm on it. I'll paint anything you point at.

(unless you are referring to painting the town which sounds good as well.)

See you next month amigo. Arrive in Medellin on Oct. 30th. Save me a room upstairs. I have many gringo dolares burning a hole in my pocket.

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #2830
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I'm on it. I'll paint anything you point at.
(unless you are referring to painting the town which sounds good as well.)
See you next month amigo. Arrive in Medellin on Oct. 30th. Save me a room upstairs. I have many gringo dolares burning a hole in my pocket.

Saludos,
Johnny B. Goode
Rumbo Sur, por fin!!! Good to hear launch time approaches.

I'd be interested to hear if prices have fluctuated since you were there. I'm not sure of current inflation rates in Colombia, but I know things tend to change rather dramatically at times in parts of Latin America.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #2831
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Rumbo Sur, por fin!!! Good to hear launch time approaches.

I'd be interested to hear if prices have fluctuated since you were there. I'm not sure of current inflation rates in Colombia, but I know things tend to change rather dramatically at times in parts of Latin America.

Cheers!
Nope! same old shit
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #2832
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Nope! same old shit
Misma mierda Colombiano es bueno para mí.

Starting to brush up on my conversational Spanish so I can understand what Al is talking about when he's on his cell phone at breakfast. Five months ago I thought Maldita Idiota was his girlfriends name. Just kidding.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:29 AM   #2833
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Just caught up. Great report!
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #2834
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Just caught up. Great report!
Glad to have you along amigo.

Speaking of Pedro Navaja, I've been attending the YouTube school of Spanish comprehension on my couch while I dream of riding in Latin America next month:



You can pick up a fair amount of Spanish watching movies and music videos on the internet as it turns out. I personally prefer the couch to the classroom.

Saludos,
Juan Pedro de la Musica
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #2835
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This thread needs to hurry up and get back South of the border.

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