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Old 09-23-2013, 11:40 PM   #31
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Thanks for sharing. Enjoying the write-up :)
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #32
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Wow, just commented on your thread over at more local riding forum!

Looking forward to more.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #33
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FKNA. Great report. I know a lot of the solo feelings you are experiencing intimately and it's good to see you are taking your time enjoying the small details on your solo adventure.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:59 PM   #34
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Im sorry about your loss. Thanks for sharing this story, hope you enjoy the trip.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:24 AM   #35
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Great writing. Looking forward to more

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:22 AM   #36
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Brilliant......more plz
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:23 AM   #37
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Been quite awhile since I've read a story like yours. Good for you to get out and face life. As a solo traveler for a few hundred thousand miles about our great country, I understand the need for the back roads and solitude in travel. I still can't make my self do routes or follow a time schedule on the road. Drives my wife insane at times. Never knows where I'm at or going till I call her to check in. Heck, I don't either.

Take your time, have fun, enjoy the surroundings. I love listening to people talk and talking to them in the little cafes and stores along the back roads. Makes the trip and you are describing that quite well and stirring up memories in my old head also. Thanks for the time and efforts to share this journey of yours with us.


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Old 09-24-2013, 04:17 AM   #38
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Thank you for sharing your adventures and emotions. I hope you find healing and many smiles on your journey. Safe travels!
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:46 AM   #39
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Thanks...have a lump in my throat and a smile on my face as I read..I am in.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:49 AM   #40
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Thanks for sharing and very sorry for your loss.....
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:25 AM   #41
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Wow. Great! Wow. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #42
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On a mechanical mentioned earlier that your gear indicator was acting up....looks like a fairly new F800...have dealer check it out...I have a 1200GS 2012 and about a year ago I was riding with a friend on his 2006 R12(Sunday breakfast ride)..came out of diner and his gear indicator was not working way the bike would start..perhaps ecu thought bike was in gear or something and would not allow bike to start...trailered bike to dealer..bad gear position sending unit....2 screws hold it in position..but once in position must be "bumpstarted " by BMW diagnostic device...definitely not a plug and play..he was out of warranty and $400-$500 rings a bell...have it checked under warranty....looking forward to next installment.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:16 AM   #43
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I'm in, this trip has meaning. Be safe out there!
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:24 AM   #44
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Thank you for sharing your trip. I hope taking this trip and sharing it so openly helps in dealing with your loss. Safe travels!
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:25 AM   #45
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It's unfortunate that unhappy circumstances are the impetus for such beautiful writing. Thank you for sharing, and be safe!
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