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    Ahhh......not a thread about mosquito reppellant.

    Ride safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
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    7 espressos and a pastry. Should last me a while.
    Donít forget your vitamins.

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    In BP, after langer langer day.. Hot down here. My bloodstream is buzzing with taurine, ibuprofen, nicotine and fatigue. I've done 24 hrs high speed riding in 30 hours of time. Not quite a Le Mans, but i feel I can look it in the eye at least. I didn't sleep a wink last night.
    With a freind, add a beer to that list.

    Hungarys asphalt don't care 'bout yo mama. Maps said 1.5 hours for three hours, all rest stops chokka, muggy and nasty. I kept hearing sirens, and figured it was either coming from the gearbox or my head. Still not sure.

    Gonna get a few hours.. A tout ŗ l'heure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Safe travels
    This might be of interest
    https://transeurotrail.org/
    Thanks... Yep.

    What a ridiculous way to travel. The big single has been stalwart, a few things to look at.. Hazard lights and kick stand, but solid otherwise. Hands OK from light vibe, but grip hurts. Neck like daggers.. Waiting on risers forever, so no surprise. Knee caps was a surprise, I think my trousers are pushing on them, hurts after an hour, can get bad. Phone issues, blah blah. Trangia fuel doesn't burn.. Ditched it, but seriously?

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    Hot here as well. I’m trying out a cooling vest with pockets of freezer packs. I’ve decided it’s worth it. I’m not skinny enough yet and there’s no amount of hydration and electrolytes to manage physical work, heat and humidity together.

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    maybe more mad max than hunter s.

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    Sorry, stupid thing to say about Le Mans. Nothing like it, and not my finest hour safety wise perhaps. My driving endurance is pretty good though.

    Also the wrong best bike I know.

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    It could be worse. You could ride a KLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    maybe more mad max than hunter s.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CogfS7TYHWk

    R
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    So here we are.

    I’m about to spill my bile again. I had hoped last time would be the last, but the bull**** just won’t stop coming. Forgive me few spewing it here, but it’s as good a place as any, and it’s sitting in my stomach like gasoline.

    I’m a humble man, although I could not in honesty say my dreams are simple. I’ve slept in chicken sheds and in palaces, and treated both with the same respect. I’ve worked like a dog relentlessly, I’m high tech now but I’ll dig your trench if you pay me, no bother, I might even do it for free if I like you. I’ve been poor and I’ve been desperate and I know the value of money and the value of a favour. I’ve never been lazy and I’ve never been bored. I’ve had everything taken from me twice and had to come back from zero, nothing. I always give my neighbour a drink if he’s thirsty; I ain’t no saint but the effort is there.
    Another treatise on critical thinking really won’t help us. I’m not sure what will. At the best of times half of the human population are making no effort at all, they go to barbeques and ball games and think what they’re told to, then they die leaving only their carbon footprints in the sand. At the best of times humans guzzle a billion tonnes of plastic crap a day, willingly sprinting on their chosen mouse wheel to keep up with paying for it. At the best of times people are unable to have meaningful relationships with other people, because trust is rare and besides, fear is much easier. Nobody really looks at the meat on their plate, or wants to know how it got there. We have managed to take every single atom of flavour out of a tomato, but it looks good, de-naturing all of our food in less than a hundred years. If it is grown without poison is treated with suspicion. In an effort to educate our children about ecology, 50 acres of land was covered in plastic, aluminium and asphalt, but come see the clowns, they’ll entertain you while you look at a banana tree flown in at 40,000 feet. Doctors sell poison, priests hurt children, and leaders lie while the soldiers die. Oh yeah, we kill what we fear, and we fear what we don’t understand. Kids are prey. Prey for the governments to go get their balls blown off in the desert. And while all this is going on, we go shopping for a new Ferrari.

    When I think of the possibilities of human life and compare it to what we have made it into I am truly ashamed. Lying, cheating and stealing is the arms race we find ourselves in. A collective society was meant for cooperation; for that a man doesn’t have to grow his food or fetch his water he can give credits to a specialist to free his time. But the specialists were assholes, they cheapened the deal, they poisoned the food and they poisoned the water and trapped the man on his mouse wheel again. It was meant to be a good thing, but it didn’t turn out so. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t afford the luxury of a hippie’s delusion; I don’t think any of us can, nobody has time for wishful reverie now.

    It’s just a waste. It’s a waste of monumental proportions. Galactic proportions. What will the Alien archaeologists say when they unearth our story millennia from now? What could they possibly say about us, apart from ‘Idiots!’.

    I blame the man who first hewed stone and his fanciful dreams of living forever, but I have long since known there was no going back. It is written in the double helix, and in every line in the palm of your hand that this would happen. Let’s face it, if it came to be that a similar amoeba crawled out and started to breathe in parallel, on a distant planet in a distant time, the probability is that it would end in the same way. Planet Earth is a dead museum, but some of our skellified celebrity winners are still in orbit, looking out through dead eyes for the rest of us.

    Call me a dinosaur but I’m open to being taught. It’s just that the I can see the past, experience the present and extrapolate the future, and I’m not keen on this crypto-vision that’s being sold as a good idea. Not given the last 3000 years of history which I present as Exhibit ‘A’ your honour. We know who we are and which way this is going. The dynamics of blameless business has brought us to the point where time, water and air is sold on the Nasdaq. We have geo-formed this rock to suit the higher demographics short term needs. Even God is sold on the internet, how many layers of wrong do you need to be convinced?

    I’ve paid my dues, I really have. I’ve learnt patience and empathy and forgiveness and love, learned languages and crafts. I gave seven years of my life to a man less fortunate for peanuts in return. I’ve learned and acted upon what writers have told me, and I’ve tried to pass on what I’ve gleaned. I’ve developed bias awareness and self control, learned courage and gentleness. I’ve given and I’ve given and I’m still having to fight for objectivity and against intellectual laziness every damn day. Hedonism is the only logical dead end to take it seems. So there’s a choice.

    The cult of individualism has become a grotesque menagerie of fake choice. One can believe anything one wants at all today, it all acceptable, and transmitted straight into your pocket for pennies. Indeed the right to believe whatever one likes is fiercely defended, it has become unfashionable even to bother with challenging anything using the rigours of science or a due process. Epistemology has become an archaic practice, it’s all about you these days. Nature IS fact, no getting away from that though is there?

    At the gas stations in the Czech Republic entire families were milling around camper vans, bleary eyed in the dawn. Hundreds of them, at dozens of places I stopped to fill up either the bike or myself. People are on the move, chasing a better place or running from a bad one. Many of them didn’t give a damn about Corona, they had bigger fish like eating that day, and bombs raining down on them. I must have overtaken 10,000 trucks hauling rubber dog **** to the masses on my way here. My engine became warm at 140kph, I tried to keep it at 120 but I thrashed it most of the way. It felt like twisting up the throttle a little would end my sorrow and anger a little sooner, deliver me from the modern world and render me into isolation just that little bit faster.


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    Have you been reading my blog?

    I send peace and love, Brother.

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    I wish my new passport was here. 12 weeks of waiting. I'd would have loved to have provided the photos to your prose.

    You are an artist and bike rider. Most excellent. Now it is time to get off the super slabs and into the real.
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    Good stuff Lupo, and I am impressed and with out stealing any of your remarkable thunder, I've been there a bit too. long bike trips, a couple of atlantic crossings..there you have time to think and ponder. I admire you, but dare I say a word of advice? take it as you will. Adrenalin and coffee and redbull and beer and nicotine don't mix with high speed long distance motorcycling. I do it too except the fags. Ive done london to lisbon 2000kms in 20 hours you might laugh, but on a Harley too. . a little old fashioned speed helped . but for the last few years of taking the bike back to uk for its annual inspection so I can keep it insured, I don't thrash it anymore. chill, stop more often than you might normally, sure have a beer, a dump, a bit of kip. from your super posts, you must know as much as any of us, and more than most, that this is not a race.
    The persian proverb...."The best thing a traveller can bring home, is himself."
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    I squeezed off a few shots That Morning.

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    Shepherds warning over Praha.

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    Sorry if anyone thought this was going to be a sight seeing trip.
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    Ricochet thunder woke me at 0530 along with heavy rain, what an incredible sound that is. It is warm, and I'm sleeping in the garden.

    Today.

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    Rob, thank you, where is your blog?

    Ted, thank you, it is calling. Most of the Zen you find on the mountain is the Zen you took with you, so there's that.

    Jon, thanks again for your kind words. I know how to do it better, I just didn't this time. For what it's worth I don't normally smoke, and only ever use those disgusting chemical drinks if I need to drive or ride beyond what I should be considering. I'll take care, I push sometimes but I know where the line is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Have you been reading my blog?

    I send peace and love, Brother.
    Pretty sure he has been reading my mind. Which no one has ever been able to turn into words, because of the spaghetti.

    I knew this was going to be good. Publishable even...

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    Joking about the blog. As it is, I write too much garbage, here.

    Bad enough I publish the drawings.

    Ride safely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    are those a thornless black raspberry cultivar or some of those gotdanged himalayan blackberries? it matters to me, thanks in advance.

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    Blackberries, but tamed individuals.

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    A clip from Germany.


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    Martin, don't flame out... Take some time and think. Maybe back to the boat?

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    Salut Andrew.. et merci pour tes paroles gentille. J'ai la sense qui- a eu une ligne qui a ete depasser. J'avous sans probleme que je ne suis pas a laise avec moi meme et le monde entier. J'ai hate comme tu dit de rechercher Kate: une vie plus simple, ou toute est plus definit. Ca viendra.

    Je suis dans le meilleur coin pour moi a l'instant.

    Mes excuses pour ma manque d'accents.
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    Stay there unless you can castle. then grab the checkmate

    Or should that be grab the cheque, mate. what happenned to Prague or Brno or however its spelt did you go there?
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    A great ride is the flow. The motorcycle is like all those tools hanging. The destination is not really that important in the discovery. There is no need to doubt what is ahead, it is your fate is to meet those along the way and take notice of little things you might sorely miss.

    if by chance my passport comes soon - I will be on the wing and would hope to catch you in mid stream. Or better yet, add to a part B and beg for a September extension.
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    I've been thinking a lot about Kate, she's a central premise. I know exactly what to do and how to do it, I'm just unable to. Every damn door is shut. You feel like getting on a ferry these days?

    People are floppy vague where I am. I'm trying to operate but it's been ridiculous. I'm not going to whinge about that here, I have my health and a job and a boat and a bike and know how lucky I am every day. I can't even get an answer out of anyone about when my first jab will be. Can't buy a van, can't get the bank to shift their arse, can't do much of anything. The vaxx conspiracy BS along with watching people die over it for 2 days on the internet has tipped me. My friend who is 'not sure' that I have been trying to help get it too. In Germany.

    I've been thinking of a friend who died too, the idiot I visited in prison, conscript fodder.

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    A clean chain is a happy chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    A clip from Germany.

    Loving that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post

    People are floppy vague where I am. I'm trying to operate but it's been ridiculous. I'm not going to whinge about that here, I have my health and a job and a boat and a bike and know how lucky I am every day. I can't even get an answer out of anyone about when my first jab will be. Can't buy a van, can't get the bank to shift their arse, can't do much of anything. The vaxx conspiracy BS along with watching people die over it for 2 days on the internet has tipped me. My friend who is 'not sure' that I have been trying to help get it too. In Germany.
    I don't know your personal circumstances but it's hilarious that you can not get a vaccination date. The place where the motorcycle is registered even has a system for allocating surplus vaccines after hours, you just have to be ready to appear in 30 min after they notify you. Plus there are the so called "focal point campaigns" were you just show up and stand in line.

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    I went to see Gyuri today.

    Apart from going to see him I only went in to stiffen up the side stand, which has always been wiggly, and packed the CoG of the bike comes close to tipping. But he ended up tuning me right up. A gentle genius.

    That's quarter sawn oak don't you know.

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    DSC_8901.jpg

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    If you're ever in the neighbourhood of Budapest, well, you have his address.

    Big love Gyuri.

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    you are favored. your journey will continue.

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    stud
    former russian olympian?

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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