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    Jealous I am!

    Have a ball..
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    Nothing like a road trip! Let us know how and where you go.
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    Sooo, going AWOL huh? Just as you're about to be declared BROTM

    Have a great trip
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    where’s the coffee cup going to fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    where’s the coffee cup going to fit?
    and the ash tray?
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    Did you remember the lemon zester?

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    Have a great trip.

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    400km so far, half the day gone. I'm heading for CZ tonight. Not sure after..

    Need to get out of my life for a few days.. not much is going right for me here and it's a slack time at work.

    Will check in soon.

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    Safe travels

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    Sounds like a good way to reset. Be safe. Have fun.

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    Lighting out for the territories? Brother, I been there!

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    Might go bong it up in Budapest for a few days.. presently near Leipzig heading for the Czech border.

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    The Czech border should leave a mark.

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    Have a safe trip and please send back pictures!
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    sounds awesome. LOTS of pics please. and stay safe!

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    Assuming the poll stays pretty much the same, this could be the best BROTM thread we've had for a while
    Structures uninformed by geometry tend towards the ramshackle.

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    I was 90 klicks outta Dresden when the drugs started to take hold...

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    Where's the big Samoan Lawyer?
    Methinks this is going to be a good journey...

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    I'm getting popcorn! wish I could be going with you.
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    Re: #18 - 'Good grief! Shades of Hunter S Thompson!'
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Re: #18 - 'Good grief! Shades of Hunter S Thompson!'
    Mmmmm?

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    Rotterdam to somewhere in CZ today..800km in 11 hours including stops. I'm beat, neck is killing me but it's good to have escaped the roar of industrial northern Europe and be amongst one of the most relaxed country's in the world. Czech people are just mellow.

    100km in any direction of Rotterdam is volcanic hell. 20 billion trucks all screaming their importance as loud as aircraft thundering down the asphalt. Endless jams and roadworks, all the way to Köln and the Ruhrgebiet.

    Out past Kassel the roads opened up.. I could see the wheat harvesters announced by their plumes of dust, round bales dotted amongst tree lined feilds, and of course the ubiquitous wind turbines everywhere.

    I met a father with his young son who rode an old Indian, the little one pillion, reminded me of Pirsig. What memories of his father he will have.

    Also some Angels from Benelux out on 'business', the HD cult is alive and well here, don't tell them where they are made, their dreams are fragile.

    I drove through a tunnel, must have been 3km long that had no overhead lights.. Only neon green wall strips every 30 meters. I had my sunglasses on, could not see the road, my dash lights or anything other than the bright green bars wizzing past me. I kind of started floating, weightless, thinking the bike had de materialised out from under me, I was just in the sitting position, at 130 kph in the new Tron movie. Kind of freaked me out.

    Somewhere near Leipzig I saw a Luna Park roller-coaster with a car of thrill seekers right at the apex... Inching forward in anticipation.. That buddhist moment when you realise you're not in control anymore, and there's no going back, surrender... And whoosh! Down you go. I've been thinking about it all afternoon. All the roaring industry, all the mess we have made. For thrills, greater convenience, and shiny things.

    The urinals in the service stations want to connect with me via QR code to give me a better experience, music piped through from head office.

    I need to unwind my coils, its been a rough time for everybody, I know. I've had a gut full of closed doors and closed minds lately.

    I hope tomorrow is a better day.

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    Totally cool! I thought you might be going to Blackpool with Michael Sheen!

    Enjoy the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Rotterdam to somewhere in CZ today..800km in 11 hours including stops. I'm beat, neck is killing me but it's good to have escaped the roar of industrial northern Europe and be amongst one of the most relaxed country's in the world. Czech people are just mellow.

    100km in any direction of Rotterdam is volcanic hell. 20 billion trucks all screaming their importance as loud as aircraft thundering down the asphalt. Endless jams and roadworks, all the way to Köln and the Ruhrgebiet.

    Out past Kassel the roads opened up.. I could see the wheat harvesters announced by their plumes of dust, round bales dotted amongst tree lined feilds, and of course the ubiquitous wind turbines everywhere.

    I met a father with his young son who rode an old Indian, the little one pillion, reminded me of Pirsig. What memories of his father he will have.

    Also some Angels from Benelux out on 'business', the HD cult is alive and well here, don't tell them where they are made, their dreams are fragile.

    I drove through a tunnel, must have been 3km long that had no overhead lights.. Only neon green wall strips every 30 meters. I had my sunglasses on, could not see the road, my dash lights or anything other than the bright green bars wizzing past me. I kind of started floating, weightless, thinking the bike had de materialised out from under me, I was just in the sitting position, at 130 kph in the new Tron movie. Kind of freaked me out.

    Somewhere near Leipzig I saw a Luna Park roller-coaster with a car of thrill seekers right at the apex... Inching forward in anticipation.. That buddhist moment when you realise you're not in control anymore, and there's no going back, surrender... And whoosh! Down you go. I've been thinking about it all afternoon. All the roaring industry, all the mess we have made. For thrills, greater convenience, and shiny things.

    The urinals in the service stations want to connect with me via QR code to give me a better experience, music piped through from head office.

    I need to unwind my coils, its been a rough time for everybody, I know. I've had a gut full of closed doors and closed minds lately.

    I hope tomorrow is a better day.

    It’s been too long since I got away on two wheels. Thank you for putting into words the feelings that come. Needed the reminder.

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    very good. please send more correspondence.

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    The man knows how to string a few words together. This is gunna be good. Enjoy the trip.
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    Kids think it's funny to keep people awake all night. Also trains not far off, I'm wired, so now pulling an all nighter. Not great I know. Could be good to get past Prague before daylight. The gyroscopes will keep me upright.

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    Hey stay safe!
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    I was all packed and strapped, ready to turn the key, when I thought I had better put on my hi viz, which was in the top box. I stepped off forgetting that I had already kicked up the side stand. Over she went, no harm ; turf, but I had to un strap everything before I could get her up. My top box weighs a tonne.

    I'm south of Prague, so far having avoided the drunks driving around from the suburbs, it being 0500 Saturday morning. Rode over a flyover past a power station, two tall thin chimneys up to the clouds blinking red, the dawn in my mirrors.

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    IMG_20210731_061546_460.jpg

    7 espressos and a pastry. Should last me a while.

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    I'm going to just shoot through CZ and go see Gabby.

    Don't get me wrong WBF, I'm pissed off with the world and you're going to hear about it. This is no wine stained beat prose or an enquiry into the nature of things.. I'm at the end of my tether, which is why I'm heading to Budapest. I'm not expecting any empathy there; Gabby isn't really part of society, but that's why I'm heading to see him.

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    Really looking forward to armchair traveling with you. This is already GOOD.

    Sorry you’re feeling stressed and hoping you start feeling better soon.
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    Thanks Spin.

    Slovakia looks like this.

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    Safe travels
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