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post #11 of 65 Old 06-02-2019, 10:54 AM
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Yo, teacher guy. I met another young teacher on a journey when at a local mountain road house. He'd been teaching English in China for a time and gallivanted off to Alaska, bought a Triumph 800 and was meandering his way to Tierra Del Fuego.
No time schedules, no societal tethers, just adventure. Carpe Diem!
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post #12 of 65 Old 06-02-2019, 01:33 PM
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Enjoy your trip. I did a 7 month trip on my 06 back in 2016 going from Philly to Chile. It's a good bike for the trip!

My blog is here www.theunknownroads.com
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Enjoy your trip. I did a 7 month trip on my 06 back in 2016 going from Philly to Chile. It's a good bike for the trip!

My blog is here the unknown roads ? moto around the world
Great to hear!

Your blog looks awesome!

Did you find most places you went to be relatively safe? I feel the US gets some misinformation about southern countries, at least from what I've heard from other travelers that go down.
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post #14 of 65 Old 06-02-2019, 09:22 PM
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Fantastic! What an adventure.
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post #15 of 65 Old 06-02-2019, 11:53 PM
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All the best to you ppanopoulos
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post #16 of 65 Old 06-03-2019, 04:33 AM
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Enjoy yourself.

Don't forget that your headlights will be facing into the eyes of other drivers when you get to right hand drive countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Asia, e.g., Japan, Hong Kong, India, etc., i.e., the lights dip to the left.
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post #17 of 65 Old 06-03-2019, 05:45 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Pete. Ride safe.
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post #18 of 65 Old 06-03-2019, 06:17 AM
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Good on you for taking the plunge! A big step quitting your job to do this. Agree, do it when you're young, traveling the U.S. on motorcycle has been #1 on my bucket list for over 30 years, I keep putting it off. Now I'm 55 and have finally realized I have to put more effort into making it happen since I'm not sure I'll physically be able to do it when I retire.

I'm also a teacher (music), ride a DL650, and live in New England (Nashua). My best friend growing up was Greek, his family took me there one summer, a phenomenal experience. The blog looks interesting, I'll be following.
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Fantastic! What an adventure.
Thank you!

Looking forward to it very much, although it did come much faster than expected!
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Good on you for taking the plunge! A big step quitting your job to do this. Agree, do it when you're young, traveling the U.S. on motorcycle has been #1 on my bucket list for over 30 years, I keep putting it off. Now I'm 55 and have finally realized I have to put more effort into making it happen since I'm not sure I'll physically be able to do it when I retire.

I'm also a teacher (music), ride a DL650, and live in New England (Nashua). My best friend growing up was Greek, his family took me there one summer, a phenomenal experience. The blog looks interesting, I'll be following.

Thank you!

Always nice to hear of fellow teachers who ride!

I'm sure you know all about Greek food if you grew up with his family!
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