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I want to do the Trans Labrador Highway with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Hope I’ll find a big enough junk of time this summer for this.
That one is on my list as well! I have a week in May and a week in June and May is to early in the season and June is Gaspe with my wife. Hopefully i'll be able to do it next year before they pave the entire thing!
 

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Tenny80,
I know many people think themselves indispensable. That is an unfortunate condition in society.
I was a tech at work and prided myself on doing a good job efficiently. Supervisors would ask occasionally why I didn't jump in and correct a problem that someone else was laboring over.
My response was that someday I won't be there and these guys need to learn to make the corrections themselves.
If management consistently depends on too few workers then they are in the unfortunate position of being SOL in the event that those they depend on cannot be at work.
it's a lack of respect on their part for the workers well being. Studies show that too many workers fear taking vacation because they think their employer will replace them while they are on approved vacation. Seems the workplace in the Americas sucks the bag.
I got to realize that actually the world will continue to function if I happen to leave. There may be a moment of loss felt by a few but life will go on.
 

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I have three in mind. Whether I get to all of them remains a question.

I'd like to ride the MABDR. I'm building a soft luggage attachment system at the moment specifically for that.

A trip down to the Gulf Coast, so I can check those states off my list of places I've ridden in.

Get myself back out West, only this time up near South Dakota. I was out in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico last year, and I can't get enough of the West.
 

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Tenny80,

I know many people think themselves indispensable. That is an unfortunate condition in society.

I was a tech at work and prided myself on doing a good job efficiently. Supervisors would ask occasionally why I didn't jump in and correct a problem that someone else was laboring over.

My response was that someday I won't be there and these guys need to learn to make the corrections themselves.

If management consistently depends on too few workers then they are in the unfortunate position of being SOL in the event that those they depend on cannot be at work.

it's a lack of respect on their part for the workers well being. Studies show that too many workers fear taking vacation because they think their employer will replace them while they are on approved vacation. Seems the workplace in the Americas sucks the bag.

I got to realize that actually the world will continue to function if I happen to leave. There may be a moment of loss felt by a few but life will go on.
The issue I had was it was a small company of 7. I tried to quit years ago and they gave me 20k raise and a bonus to stay on. I should have quit then because more money didn't fix any of the issues I had. I'm so much happier where I am now :)

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I will be doing the Eastern V Strom Rally with my Son in May!

Then likely going to upstate New York in the last week of June to a BMW get together.

Maybe a repeat of last years trip into Nevada then down to Los Angles and then back to Houston.....

Better order some new tars......
 

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I want to do the Trans Labrador Highway with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Hope I’ll find a big enough junk of time this summer for this.
That one is on my list as well! I have a week in May and a week in June and May is to early in the season and June is Gaspe with my wife. Hopefully i'll be able to do it next year before they pave the entire thing!
Exactly my thinking. Once it is all paved it would loose some of the appeal to me.
 

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"Once it is all paved it would loose some of the appeal to me."

Au contraire, as I get older the idea of endless miles of questionable road surface has little appeal. Endless miles of nice new asphalt, now you're talkin'!
 

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RCinNC we are planning to ride the MABDR in OCT 2019.... Possibly North to South. I will be at Eastern Vstrom rally maybe we can talk about the route while at the rally.:var_21::var_21:







I have three in mind. Whether I get to all of them remains a question.

I'd like to ride the MABDR. I'm building a soft luggage attachment system at the moment specifically for that.

A trip down to the Gulf Coast, so I can check those states off my list of places I've ridden in.

Get myself back out West, only this time up near South Dakota. I was out in Colorado/Utah/New Mexico last year, and I can't get enough of the West.
 

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RCinNC we are planning to ride the MABDR in OCT 2019.... Possibly North to South. I will be at Eastern Vstrom rally maybe we can talk about the route while at the rally.:var_21::var_21:
My dad and I are going to try and MABDR in the spring on our stroms. We've watched most of your and Patrick's videos. I'm over in Burnsville so we're pretty close by.. Left leg
 

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Seems like an understatement but I'm looking at "Long Way 'Round South Jersey". I'll head West from Gloucester County thru the county seat of Woodbury, NJ. Follow the Delaware River south to where it meets the Delaware Bay, follow the shoreline to Cape May Point, then up along the Atlantic Ocean. I'll be hugging the shoreline as close as possible.
As I said, this pales in comparison to most of your rides.
 

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RCinNC we are planning to ride the MABDR in OCT 2019.... Possibly North to South. I will be at Eastern Vstrom rally maybe we can talk about the route while at the rally.:var_21::var_21:
Hi left leg,

You live in western NC but you're gonna start the MABDR at the north end? That's definitely the long way round! I used to work in the northern part of PA, right where the northern terminus of the MABDR is located; don't be surprised if it snows on you up there in October.

At the moment, I don't have plans to attend the Eastern Rally...but it's still early, so you never know.
 

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My dad and I are going to try and MABDR in the spring on our stroms. We've watched most of your and Patrick's videos. I'm over in Burnsville so we're pretty close by.. Left leg
sorry you endured our lame videos... haha. I make them so I don't forget the trips I've been on when I get Older!:nerd::nerd:patrick is already OLD!!! haha. Maybe we can meet up and ride some day... If it ever warms up! Keep us posted if you do the MABDR in the spring!
 

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I am definitely interested in hearing about your spring trip on the MABDR. This "already old" guy wants to know what I may be in for when we ride it in October. I like the idea of meeting up for a ride sometime as well, we are pretty close, and riding weather has to be here sometime!!
 

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I am definitely interested in hearing about your spring trip on the MABDR. This "already old" guy wants to know what I may be in for when we ride it in October. I like the idea of meeting up for a ride sometime as well, we are pretty close, and riding weather has to be here sometime!!
Yes we will definitely meet up and ride! I'm so sick of all the wet and cold.. I'm looking forward to riding the MABDR, trying to decide on which tires I'm going with. I'll let you know how the trip goes..
 

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No major trips this year, but I do want to take a week and get to the 4 states in the lower 48 that I haven't been to yet (MN, WI, ND, SD). We'll see if it actually happens, work commitments are going to make it tough.

On a side note, if anyone is coming through central Oklahoma and needs a place to stay, give me a holler. I'll need a little lead time, and we're gone a lot, but if I'm in town and free I'd be happy to host 1-4 people. We have a garage apartment and space in the main house too. Pool and hot tub also. :)
 

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Feb 28-Mar 20 I'm going to trailer out of Snow Country, pick up a friend in Alamosa CO, leave the truck and trailer in Alamogordo NM and ride to Big Bend, then down the West Edge of Texas to Brownsville, Up the Gulf coast to Lafayette LA, return to Alamogordo via the Texas Hill Country and head home.

June 10th I'm riding to Alaska via Eureka MT, Banff, Grand cache, Dawson Creek, Whitehorse, D2D in Dawson City, then over the Top of the World highway to Chicken, Tok, and Fairbanks. We may ride up the haul road to the Arctic Circle but only if the weather is good. Denali Park, Anchorage, Homer, Whittier, Valdez, Hyder, Prince Rupert/Port Hardy Victoria BC Port Angeles WA then home.

I've got a few rooms at the Eldorado Hotel available in Dawson City for D2D June 19-22, if anyone wants one shoot me a PM and I'll get you hooked up.

I'll probably head to the West Coast again in late September or maybe to West Virginia, just depends on $$ and SWMBO.
 

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Planning a trip to Natchez Trace from Houston, Texas sometime in May. Going with my girlfriend - our first long distance bike getaway. If anyone is interested in joining or meeting along the parkway, let me know!

“A Drive through 10,000 Years of History
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.”



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