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Old 11-29-2013, 06:49 PM   #286
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Hello friends,

It's been a fair while since I last posted about what's been happening. As you probably gathered from my previous postings, I had to abandon my travels for a short period simply because I ran out of cash. After reaching Colombia I had to leave back home with the hope of getting a job and hoping to save some money so that I could return to Colombia and resume the motorcycle adventure southwards. I got back to Switzerland in June and found a job as a motorbike mechanic. Enjoyed the summer going swimming in beautiful lakes, and lots of paragliding and managed to play cricket over the weekends. Though I said that I will be back on the road in six months, it didn't look that realistic. But I managed save enough for an airfare and to persuade my employer to give me 10 weeks of holidays. I will be back to Colombia mid December and restart my journey. I have no idea how far I will get down the road but I am sure it's gonna be a ten weeks of adventure!
My bike definitely needs lot of attention. I noticed that the front and rear suspension, the starter motor, ignition system and a few more items need replacing. I sent a request to BMW Switzerland whether they could give me the parts. I certainly don't have enough money to buy the parts and travel as well. I'm quite keen to know what kind of response I'll get from them. Either way it's gonna be exciting for sure! It's time to cancel the pause button and play the adventure! In the mean time, here are some photos of what I've been up to in the last six months!

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Old 11-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #287
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Magnificent images, as always Dylan and great to hear you're resuming your travels.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:50 AM   #288
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Thank lynch180,
As with most people who get to hear about the raft think it's a tall story. I've got used to it :-)


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Dylan ,
This is how I first heard about your journey, it was a post on horizons unlimited......

"Or another alternative: whilst in Panama they met an Indian (from India) on a BMW GS 850 or something like that. He built himself a raft, using his shaft drive to power the propeller... it may be for sale in Cartagena now if it's not in a museum "

I was blown away, wanted to believe it but was slightly sceptical

I got a link to your RR today You are a pioneer, unafraid of the unknown an inspiration to many......... God bless and safe travels
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #289
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Will it fly?

Well you really got a lot of people thinking with this ride report. I guess the only thing left to do now is to see if Bruce can fly. hehehe
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:39 AM   #290
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I'm another one who saw your tale posted on Horizon's Unlimited. What an amazing journey!

You're crazy!

What did you do the first thing when you got your bike back on solid ground? Go to a car wash? Holy cow, the salt.

I'll be following along from now on. Next time I'm in Switzerland I'll have to stop in to say hi.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:24 AM   #291
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You think breaking down in the middle of nowhere sucks? Try breaking down in the ocean on a raft 130km of the nearest coast where there is no soul around!!! Well, I haven't yet found out if Dolphins had souls.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #292
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I'm another one who saw your tale posted on Horizon's Unlimited. What an amazing journey!

You're crazy!

What did you do the first thing when you got your bike back on solid ground? Go to a car wash? Holy cow, the salt.

I'll be following along from now on. Next time I'm in Switzerland I'll have to stop in to say hi.

Jamie

Hi Jamie,

You're right. The first thing I did was to give Bruce a good wash. But there weren't any carwash places in the Darien :-)

Yep, pls do stop by if ever you're in Switzerland!
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #293
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Well you really got a lot of people thinking with this ride report. I guess the only thing left to do now is to see if Bruce can fly. hehehe
Well, I was thinking about flying Bruce. ehmmm... I think you should stop challenging me or else I will have sleepless nights planing it
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #294
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Great report

What a wonderful report from a remarkable young man. I don't have words for my admiration for you, Dylan. It's guys like you that put mankind on the moon. Thanks so much.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #295
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Wonderful adventure and brilliant storytelling. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the rest of the journey.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:09 AM   #296
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Watch HERE my introduction video to the presentation.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #297
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....another great Vid, Dylan. You are a special person.
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Wonderful adventure and brilliant storytelling. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the rest of the journey.
Thanks Crooked Creek! Peace!
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:18 AM   #299
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....another great Vid, Dylan. You are a special person.
Thanks Ratman! It takes a special person to recognize that :-)
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:43 PM   #300
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Cleared for take off.

Check out the video on You Tube called "Sky Bike".
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