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Old 12-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #136
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Sooo, wheres the photo of Lady Godiva ,Wes.?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #137
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Originally Posted by WesleyDRZ400 View Post
I am 31 now and all my friends are married and have kids or have kids and are getting married, they work 9-5 normal life with 3-4 weeks holiday a year i go round and see them, i look them in the eyes and see the fire has gone out and this scares me really scares me to be like this, i have friends i work with who are planning bike trips now but for 5 days max because there wifes/GF said that's the limit?!?!
That about sums it up for me. I felt myself going that way and made some changes...

Anyone up for Mongolia in August? PM me...

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:54 AM   #138
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Slight refinement of Ingushetia - this border zone: (

On the border of Ingushetia and Chechnya such inscriptions: "mine"!

Chechnya and Dagestan itself safe for tourists...
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:01 AM   #139
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Chechen police Sharoy village, near the border with Georgia:

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:29 AM   #140
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The proof is in pictures all else are just words.
Be a good fellow and serve us the crumpets with our tea......
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:50 AM   #141
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hey Wes, with regard to your "will I ever settle down" scenario that kicks around in your head, let it go out of the back door & get on with the life that you want to lead at the time you want to lead it!
I always remember someone saying about life "This isn't a practice run!"
You will as time goes on adapt to a more sedate lifestyle, but never, & I mean NEVER worry about ending up as that 'sad old man on his own' that you described! won't happen, & how do I know this?...Because I have been around the block a few times, I won't bore you with the middle bit other than to say the happiest times where the 18yrs I was single after my 1st divorce .
Because being single & being able to travel 6 weeks a year & every weekend (not exactly your mantra, but my job wasn't as flexible as yours)suited me down to the ground, you can own a place & travel, just not for extended periods, but because you CAN do it, then DO do it, normal to one person is totally out-of-the-box to another person!
I didn't do epic motorbike trips either because it didn't suit me, a few days camping at the BMF Rally in Peterborough was enough to have me craving for my big comfortable bed at home (maybe with someone on the end of a phone to come & make it more comfortable as well!) but my best trips were to utilize Easyjet & their car rental & their hotels as well & set it all up from home & have a very comfortable trip from southern Italy to Northern Italy staying in a rented apartment in places like Bologna on the way, tasting the best ever pizza in Milan, & when in Rome just sitting in the main square watching all the people! But I didn't just do cities, once I just got a plane to Malaga, rented a car & followed my (broken) nose & found some fantastic villages & out-of-the-way places & travelled east to Granada then direct west across country to the Atlantic & you can knock on someone's door & they will direct you to a homestay place or put you up themselves for $30 & give you breakfast.........I could go on & on about my "single" experiences, but this thread is about you, & I am just trying to give you an old fart's perspective on my life where I also thought the same thoughts as you..........
As a footnote, at the age of 59 I met the perfect woman, we live together, but still ride our bikes & have fun that suits us, & we don't have to go on epic trips, we just enjoy what we have (that said, I did go to Nepal, Sri Lanka & Thailand by myself last March because she still has to work)
Also, here's a link to my friend James from England who now lives in California who found the ideal partner late in life.........TTFN

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Old 12-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #142
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Thanks for the update! Love it. Now , we're hanging on to WHAT HAPPEN at the DEAD END.
You're right about the US being so different from state to state , but, more so in the Western parts than the Eastern. I've spend a few 100 thousand miles running about the US on motorcycles and enjoy all states, but, some more than others.
Now, on to the DEAD END!
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #143
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"will find time soon but to busy"

I think it would be a good idea to just go ahead and take the time----

Find it or no----and then we can all just get on with it,
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #144
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More please
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #145
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In for the ride . . .

Super cool part of the world for exploring. Also some very nice looking women you just happened to ask for directions.

Well played. Carry on.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #146
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Originally Posted by WesleyDRZ400 View Post
This half day event and brief meeting with this women has turned into main topic here, sorry i thought i had a picture to hand of her however not able to deliver so for now i will fall on my sword so now you can get on with your life and move on from this.......
If only this Slovakian bird knew there are 20,000 bikers around the world just dying to see her photo
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:53 AM   #147
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19,999 I've given up of ever seeing this woman..
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:47 PM   #148
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Has nobody seen a pretty girl before? Let it go, bro... Let it go.

Wes, awesome trip!! I'm also an oil and gas guy (fishing tool hand). Your trip is inspiring me to do my own. Thanks for the great read. Ben
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:41 AM   #149
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Continue please......with or without the princess.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #150
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