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Old 04-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #91
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I am really enjoying your report! Keep it up and thanks for sharing
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #92
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I will take a tear of humility from a bike rider examining his life on the side of a road over science any day of the week.

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I think miracles happen everyday, whether you are a part of that day or time when they do occur, I don't believe science had anything to do with it.

Inspiring ride report, thank you for sharing it Evan.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #93
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Thanks for finally sharing your great report. Your ability to express yourself reminds me of the joy of discovering motorcycle travel. Great job!
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #94
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Well I'm sure glad you prefaced that with "with respect"...

1. Always happy to give someone a chuckle. Or I guess it was only almost humorous. Oh well.

2. I agree. I feel like it should've been on a hidden camera show.

3. There's a lot I could say, but I won't.

I'm very glad to hear you're humbled that I had this experience.


Perfect answer !! Very diplomatic not to get into it.

Great report I'm really enjoying it.

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #95
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So awesome. Can't wait for the rest
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #96
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This report is fantastic so far, I can't wait for the rest.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #97
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I will take a tear of humility from a bike rider examining his life on the side of a road over science any day of the week.

Truly one of the great quotes I've read on this site.

From one "larger" rider to another this is a GREAT ride report. Congrats on the ride and the beautiful bride. I can't wait to read more.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #98
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Great report

Ok This is a bit long winded but relates to your experience with the couple and the $20.00 donation at your food stop. Believe me it will be worth the time to read it.

I'm not what I would call a "religious guy" in the classic sense. Having said that and having been on a number of long distance journeys I understand the spiritual nature of these endeavors. Let me relate a story to illustrate my point. A few years ago myself and my best bud Paul were traveling from NY state to WI. to attend the Harley 100th anniversary celebration. I'm not a Harley guy but was riding and still love my Buell M2 Cyclone. Anyway we crossed from Canada back into the USA at Port Huron and stopped to stretch our legs and grab a cuppa. As things often do on long moto trips the conversation turned spiritual. Paul was a confirmed atheist and I was lets say more spiritual. I won't say religious in the classic sense just more willing to accept the fact that there was a power much greater then me in charge of this world. Any how just before we saddled up Paul said "Ken I truly wish I had your faith but I just don't. There is no plan what happens happens and that's the way it is". Soooo we were going to Detroit to spend the night with a friend of Paul's brother. We had never met this guy. We had a name (Hung ...he was Vietnamese) and an address. We hit Detroit during rush hour. Traffic was backed up with all the overhead signs flashing alternate routes that meant nothing to us. So were creeping along with our air cooled motors bumper to bumper 85 degrees thinking sh*t this sucks. All of a sudden Paul sees a Ford Taurus on the shoulder of the road with a guy waving at us. Paul says "why's that guy waving at us?" I say "I don't have a clue but lets figure out how to get out of this cluster fu*k". Paul says "I think that's Hung and he wants us to follow him." I say right Paul we've never met this guy and he's been hanging around all day not knowing the route we're taking or what we look like on the outside chance we might be passing this way and we might need his help. Give me an Fu*king brake. Paul says "I think he wants us to follow him." With that Paul takes off behind this guy with me in tow. We take exits go on back roads for miles and finally end up in the driveway of a beautiful home. The guy gets out of the car and I say with baited breath "are you HUng?" The guy says "yes are you Paul and Ken? " Paul looks at me and says...."ok I'm now an agnostic." I asked Hung how did you know it was us and he said "I saw the NY plates and the beards and figured it must be you guys." You can't make this stuff up. As God is my witness this is a true story. Keep on riding and keep on believing.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:47 AM   #99
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Thanks for finally sharing your great report. Your ability to express yourself reminds me of the joy of discovering motorcycle travel. Great job!
Sort of like re-reading "Zen and the art of motorcycle main't"!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #100
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Great ride report! I'm in!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #101
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Thanks for all the love, folks. Will share more tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #102
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I found your RR by chance in one of my occasional forays into the ride reports area. I'm subscribed and looking forward to more of your journey.

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #103
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Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #104
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I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND YOUR RR! i could respond to so much of what you have posted but i won't. but i would like to respond to a couple that others might appreciate or identify with.

1. wear a big garbage bag with your head poked through a little hole if it rains. you won't be dry forever but you will keep some heat in preventing hypothermia.

2. When you talk to God, it's called praying. When God talks to you, it's called Schizophrenia(sp)... joke, yes and no . I TOO HAVE HAD ANGEL MOMENTS. I'm a BELIEVER.

3. Had I had cruse pegs like yours, i would have kept my bandit :)
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #105
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