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Old 12-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #331
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I'll read your book. Thank you for the heartfelt story you've already presented. It's appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #332
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The second is a different kind of adventure. I've been writing a lot this year, and I've decided to pull it all together and release it as an e-book. (An eeek! of a different kind.) I don't have any history as a writer - didn't start writing until after the accident. I just needed a place to put everything that was inside - so it didn't eat me from the inside out. Writing was a wonderful outlet. It's a collection of essays about life since the accident.
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I'm not a writer either, but you have a superb writing style. And also impeccable spelling, grammar, and punctuation. It is very easy to read, comprehend, and empathize with.

Good luck with your book and all other ventures. Let us know when it is available.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #333
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Hi Candiya!
I as well feel down emotionally at these times. I think part of it is the shortened days and cold weather in the winter months. I look forward to spring with longer days and warmer weather. Two years ago I took a trip to Cancun and sat on the beach. It was wonderful doing the Tourist thing and getting away from the cold for a while. I wish I had thought of renting a bike while I was down there! Go and have some fun in the Sun and blow those winter doldrums away!!!

Best Regards....just jeff

P.S. I would love to read your book when it is available. Will it be released on Kobo or Amazon?
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #334
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I enjoyed the report, especially the integrity... I'm sure much of that was a repeat emotionally...

You and Mark need to do a ride together and write about it...
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #335
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Book is a great idea. Your writing is wonderful!

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #336
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Great ride report. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:05 PM   #337
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Hi Candiya, hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I spend a few days reading through the entirety of your ride report and I am so glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I am so sorry for your loss and can't even begin to comprehend what you have been through and how hard it must be to "move on" (I hate those words).

Thank for your sharing your ride report and look forward to reading your next one!
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #338
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Motorcycles Heal!

It is amazing how healing motorcycles really are. I too made a similar journey a couple summers ago now, hard to believe. I'm still working on my ride report. Ha!

My brother was killed on his motorcycle by a drunk driver. My journey was also inspired by "Ghost Rider." A friend gave it to me after he died. And since then I have also read "Wild" and was comforted to read about how another person like myself could manage living through the horrors we all eventually experience in life.

For me, it's adventure. Traveling, seeing the world, meeting new people, challenging myself, exhausting myself, and feeling love. Loss and grief put me in a place where I didn't want to live anymore. Learning to love again has been hard. But motorcycles sure helped me come out of it.

The pain hasn't really gone away, people always say it gets easier with time. I don't think that it's easier, I just know how to live with it now so it doesn't consume me. I still have those random moments too when I fall apart, actually I broke down in the dentist chair too just a few months after Dan died. But those moments are fewer and far between I guess. Sometimes just the right song will come on at just the right time and I smile when it used to make me cry.

Thank you for your story. I'm always proud to hear of others journeys, especially one so special like this.

Hope you are well. Be kind to yourself.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:47 PM   #339
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I would read both of your books, both of your stories have been inspirational.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #340
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. . . .

The pain hasn't really gone away, . . . I just know how to live with it now so it doesn't consume me.

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It's called coping. . . . and living.

Something both Candiya and Anna have shown many here how it is done, and done well!

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Old 03-29-2014, 11:39 PM   #341
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It is amazing how healing motorcycles really are. I too made a similar journey a couple summers ago now, hard to believe. I'm still working on my ride report. Ha!

My brother was killed on his motorcycle by a drunk driver. My journey was also inspired by "Ghost Rider." A friend gave it to me after he died. And since then I have also read "Wild" and was comforted to read about how another person like myself could manage living through the horrors we all eventually experience in life.

For me, it's adventure. Traveling, seeing the world, meeting new people, challenging myself, exhausting myself, and feeling love. Loss and grief put me in a place where I didn't want to live anymore. Learning to love again has been hard. But motorcycles sure helped me come out of it.

The pain hasn't really gone away, people always say it gets easier with time. I don't think that it's easier, I just know how to live with it now so it doesn't consume me. I still have those random moments too when I fall apart, actually I broke down in the dentist chair too just a few months after Dan died. But those moments are fewer and far between I guess. Sometimes just the right song will come on at just the right time and I smile when it used to make me cry.

Thank you for your story. I'm always proud to hear of others journeys, especially one so special like this.

Hope you are well. Be kind to yourself.

Anna
Anna, thank you so much. Your ride report was recommended to me by one of the readers of this thread, and I found it very inspiring. (And very well written.)

Everything that you wrote about adventuring resonated with me. Motorcycles have been a vehicle of healing for me as well.

Overall, I think that things are getting easier for me. The general trend is upward. But there are still moments or periods of time where it's difficult. Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one who's cried in the dentist chair!

I hope you are healing too. Thank you again for reaching out.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:40 PM   #342
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I would read both of your books, both of your stories have been inspirational.
Thanks, bbanker. I'm making progress. Just have to buckle down and edit, edit, edit!
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:41 AM   #343
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Candiya, that was a well written and heartfelt ride report. I don't usually read r+r's much (I spend way too much time on Advrider already!) But since yours was linked with Anna's I thought I'd check it out. I think your helping others cope. I hope your healing process continues.
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