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Old 02-05-2014, 07:18 AM   #151
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Hey Matt,

You're on the hobo trail now. Ride, run out of money, fly to the first world to make more money doing some sketchy painting, fly back, repeat.

It's not a bad lifestyle.

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:07 AM   #152
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I am in a queue waiting for the desk to open, to clam my boarding pass, when out of nowhere comes blasting.

“Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive”

What the fuck! Who in their right mind would play this song in an airport? It is impossible to listen to and not drop to the floor too pump out fifty pushups. Before I even realize what is happening, my hand, which was relaxed only seconds ago has become a fist, pumping the air, as if I am in a march for revolution. The speakers continue to pulsate.

“So many times it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive”

Oh good God the desks are open, the line is starting to move.
When I get hit with one of those bullshit airline surcharges, there will be no diplomacy left in me, it will be nothing but Rocky vs Apollo. Why this song? Why now? Oh fuck here it comes!

“It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger”

Now in conjunction with the fist pumping, which was getting me a great deal of unwanted attention, my leg has stated to stomp the ground uncontrollably Do they want a riot? Because Jesus, Marry and Joseph I am about to give them one.

“Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds till' we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive.”

One desk, two desks, I can’t believe this shit! Five desks are open. I have seen nothing but single checkouts open, with up to 1 hour long waits since being down here. But now, every desk is open and the line is moving fast.

“Risin' up straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive.”

Wait! What is this? A men, with a family of four, is loosing his cool at desk number three. Looks like I am not the only one affected by this foot stomping little number. Oh his wife has joined in, they are pissed! Security, SECURITY!!!

“It's the Eye of the Tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all
With the Eye of the Tiger.”

Oh no! I am up next. Should I pretend that I have missed placed my passport? Yell bomb and run? Go to the bathroom, splash some water on my face? Yes, good idea. No shit idea, there is about one hundred people behind me. SHIT! What am I going to do here?

perdon senor. Senor, SENOR!!!

The songs over. Enya is now playing, well at least in my head. No extra surcharges, no handcuffs and escort out of the airport.
No need to panic.

“The Eye of the Tiger
The Eye of the Tiger
The Eye of the Tiger ”

U.S.A here I come.

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:14 PM   #153
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Thank goodness they didn't play any AC/DC I'm going crazy just thinking about it
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:08 AM   #154
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Hey Matt,

You're on the hobo trail now. Ride, run out of money, fly to the first world to make more money doing some sketchy painting, fly back, repeat.

It's not a bad lifestyle.

Cheers,
John Downs
Not a bad trail to be on at all. Back down there soon enough.
Will be keeping an eye on your journey from up north.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:09 AM   #155
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Thank goodness they didn't play any AC/DC I'm going crazy just thinking about it
Pretty sure I would have been on a highway to hell if they did.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:12 AM   #156
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Can't tell you how much this sentiment resonates with me right now. Hope for a speedy return to your bike and the journey! I can't motosurf the whole world by myself man!
Living though your posts at the moment friend. I will be back down there soon enough though. Until then the cold, dirty water of N.J will have to do.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:36 AM   #157
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I am officially out of the tropics and questioning my sanity…



The writing is on the wall. I live in hope that some will take the advice.



Who needs waves in New Jersey?

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #158
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awesome. sacrificing in jersey to continue to dream. it'll be worth it. plus you make the most of any place you go. cheers buddy!
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:28 AM   #159
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If there's no waves, try wake boarding behind the Cape May - Cape Henlopen ferry across the mouth of Delaware Bay.

That route also makes a nice round trip sea kayak paddle. I think I'm the only person ever to do it in a day round trip. Did it two summers in a row, second time three days before a spring tide with wind out of the North-East. Solid white caps coming back to Cape Henlopen.

I don't think it's been done in the winter.

My kids bogey board at south side Indian River Inlet in Delaware.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:21 AM   #160
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If there's no waves, try wake boarding behind the Cape May - Cape Henlopen ferry across the mouth of Delaware Bay.

That route also makes a nice round trip sea kayak paddle. I think I'm the only person ever to do it in a day round trip. Did it two summers in a row, second time three days before a spring tide with wind out of the North-East. Solid white caps coming back to Cape Henlopen.

I don't think it's been done in the winter.

My kids bogey board at south side Indian River Inlet in Delaware.
Hahaha. They all sound like fun things to try. Although I don't think I will have the time. I will be doing a little trip on long Island. I will put a little piece up about that once I have done it.

In the mean time if anyone is in Asbury park, New jersey. Come over to Glide surf co. On 520 Bangs av and say hello. I will be there until friday. watching the store. Closed tuesday.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:34 AM   #161
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Big Noreaster, this is when the big waves hit South Side at Indian River Inlet. Professional surfers show up.

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:09 AM   #162
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Finally!

Back down to Ecuador and the mighty Xt.

Mr Olympia fired right up with out a problem, well once I remembered to turn the fuel on.



Its good to be back in the warmth and drinking coffee outside again.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:42 AM   #163
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Welcome back! Waiting.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:47 AM   #164
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Good to hear. Looking forward to more reports.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:21 AM   #165
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Bought a XT350 just so I could feel like I could follow you better,all the XT225's sold before I could get to them,anyway glad to see your back where it's warmer.
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