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Old 01-30-2014, 08:05 AM   #241
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Don T, that dialogue/response above should be required reading for all persons when they turn 18...and should be continued to be read every year for the rest of their lives.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:45 AM   #242
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Great updates Wesley. Keep them coming

The next time your in the Ukraine check out Arcadia Beach. Great place to meet people
wise words indeed. !! Odessa, Arcadia beach in the evenings ... doesnt get much better than that
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:18 PM   #243
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I am guessing this worked out pretty well for you then?

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So then i met Tatjana and asked her if she knew anywhere i could stay for the night and also somewhere safe to park my bike









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Old 01-30-2014, 12:39 PM   #244
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Don T, that dialogue/response above should be required reading for all persons when they turn 18...and should be continued to be read every year for the rest of their lives.

For sure.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:02 AM   #245
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Like the rest here I will be waiting for an update. Great report and the girls are eye candy as well.

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Old 02-01-2014, 02:38 PM   #246
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you know, as an ex-fleet sailor......

I really can't believe you left Tatjana and her friend?.....
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:45 PM   #247
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Great ride report, I think?! I cant seem to get past post #3 before I start reading that one all over again
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:48 AM   #248
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Sorry if this has been covered. How long was this trip? I thought it was all happening quickly until you said the fork in the road made you five weeks late.


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Old 02-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #249
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With regards to the no camping gear i did have a sleeping bag and a water proof bivi bag.

With a good lightweight sleeping bag upto -15 and a good waterproof bivi bag there is no need for a tent (for me anyway, stay light move fast)

I do sleep a couple of times like this but more on that later on in this blog.

Will check the links out later you sent as my work computer blocks them
Like you (and for the same reason) I don't bring a tent when riding solo and have never missed it - but when my girlfriend comes along (as she often do) it's nice to have the privacy of a tent

Regarding the links:

The first one is about a Danish couple who have spent most of their lives traveling the world driven by the same
incentive as you.
Their first book "Good Luck" was a big inspiration for me as a kid (I was 10 years old when it got published).
It's about a trip through North and South America on two thumpers with their kids - a girl of 1 and a boy of 5.
The girl Ida is now a grown woman who has followed in her parents foot steps organizing adventure/off road motorcycle trips around the world.

The second one is about Troels Kløvedal who has sail around the world several times on his ship "Nordkaperen" - often with his wife(s) and kids aboard.
One of his sons is now a very sympathetic and highly regarded journalist and TV host, who like his father spend as much time sailing the seas as possible.

I wanted to show that you can have kids and still live an adventures life - and at the same time be a good parent who by example provide your offspring with a sound set of values and a good foundation for their future life - even more so than most people who live a normal life and raise their children the traditional way.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #250
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:49 PM   #251
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Wesley, sorry for giving you shit....this is brilliant! Cannot believe your warm up.....holy crap! Trip of a lifetime, eh?
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:47 PM   #252
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This is truly epic, can't wait to see how many other folks invite you home
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:33 AM   #253
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You haven,t seen nothing yet zcd...........
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:04 AM   #254
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@DON T: those are a couple of very interesting sites! Thanks for contributing them! Wish the moto trekking books were in English!

@Wesley.....uh, was that you cutting the first slice of wedding cake over in the other report??? What a teaser! Looking forward to the rest of your amazing story.

I was catching up with Lightcycle's latest updates and it made me think of some of the differences between traveling solo and riding in a group (even if only a group of 2). When you are solo you are forced to find a way to communicate with local people, even if only with sign language, pictures, etc. True, you have no close person with whom to share and discuss the experiences, but I think perhaps a solo rider experiences the ride more intensely. Not for everyone, I'm sure, but probably something we should all try at least once. Again, thanks so much for letting us catch a lift with your adventure.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #255
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