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Old 05-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #196
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #197
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I've followed a lot of great ride reports on ADV. None have resonated with me as much as yours. Thank you.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #198
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great job, thanks and sorry about your mother. Lost my mom in 2009, still hurts.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #199
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All those bikes belong to you in that house? So you store the bikes like are one very interesting guy. I'm sure you will need to get back to work just to cover the cost of storing all that investment which turn into a museum of sorts. KEWL. With the books and video all that will be worth something in the future to a collector or end up in some motorcycle museum with your story. I must say, I've own a few bikes that I'd love to touch, run my hands over, if they could talk they could tell a story. All gone to the history stuck in my head, easy to forget as if it all happen in some other life. Dust to dust, ashes to ashes, to this end we part taking it all with us, but the way you do this you are leaving something for the future for others to enjoy. Something others can touch, part of you. Those machines are you and will always be you. Your DNA all over them tools.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #200
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Thanks again Oisin. Great finish.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #201
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Many thanks for taking me/us along w/you on your journey, enjoyed every minute. Thanks again
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #202
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Thank you Oisin,

You have truly enriched all of our lives with your stories, passion and soul.

Good on you mate!
Thank you soldiers for the freedom you graciously provide us.

"Most of the trip was like being thrown into a barrel of titties only to come out sucking your thumb!" - Oisin
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #203
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Really brilliant stuff and I really thank you for the effort you've put into making this. What a monumental accomplishment.

If you're back working at the Hillsboro Intel, as I think I heard you were, I may run into you some day. I spent 6 months last year, though now working in Chile for a while (rode to Ushuaia from Santiago before I got the job, then back up to Antofagasta). Eventually I'll have to get a job again, so I may be back at Intel at some point. I'll keep an eye out for the huge bearded Irish guy.

Thanks again Oisin, was great to watch.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #204
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Most excellent video RR

Hi Oisin,

As everyone said, your efforts to share the trips have more than accomplished glorious results.
I am curious the mileage on the GS 1200 when clutch and FD started acting up. Know I love mine but it's getting long in the tooth at 85k miles, still she is running great but if anything can be compared (and I know that's difficult) I'd like to know what and when to expect it.

Thank you so much for sharing your adventures, I still have to finish reading second book of yours and would buy another if you writing it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:28 AM   #205
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Thank you very much Oisin. Superb!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:49 AM   #206
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Originally Posted by Oisin View Post
Thanks for everything...episodes/philosophy/perspective...brought back memories of my trip in 1971 from Toronto to England where I bought a BSA Gold Star and travelled around Europe for 3 or 4 videos but some pictures and lots of memories remain..still catch myself thinking " did I really do that??"..40 or so years later...thanks again.
Sorry about your Mum.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:00 AM   #207
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Hi grahamspc,

That would make a good RR in itself surely. Bet you can still remember roughly, where, when and what happened and even just the photos would be interesting.

Hi Potski
Photos are interesting..should figure out how to scan and Oisin's point...agreed- keep the bikes..wish I still had my old BSA sitting in my garage to sit on etc 40 years after the event.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #208
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Thoroughly enjoyed the whole series.

In short........Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #209
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hey oisin,just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work. i'm 3/4 thru "not dead yet" since that was the 1st book to arrive,Amazon botched up my order on "that i may die roaming" so i had to order it from books a million website it should be here by tomorrow. with the video series and the books you have set the bar pretty damn high

thanks again

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #210
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Thanks very much Oisin.
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