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Peter Pan
Posted 8/28/2013 12:09 AM (#73650 - in reply to #72389)
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sequoilla national park: a last escape from routine and job
tomorrow evening we will leave usa for costa rica
two month are gone in which we spent a fortune for us, regrets not now, perhaps later.
most important is: we have fulfilled a dream.
dreams are for to make them real.
now i just hope Thomas will make up his mind and decide for a profession that will be the best for him and his talents.
let's give time to time and history will tell somewhen if we did the right thing.




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SwampFox
Posted 8/28/2013 8:48 AM (#73651 - in reply to #73650)
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Peter Pan - 8/28/2013 12:09 AM
...two month are gone in which we spent a fortune for us, regrets not now, perhaps later....

Nah.  No regrets.  Just memories.    Edit: And maybe a thin wallet. Embarassed

most important is: we have fulfilled a dream. dreams are for to make them real....

+1  We all too often have a life filled with "One of these days I'm gonna do ....."

now i just hope Thomas will make up his mind and decide for a profession that will be the best for him and his talents.

Wishing Thomas wisdom as he sets forth on his own journey.

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Peter Pan
Posted 8/28/2013 9:46 AM (#73654 - in reply to #72389)
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thanks a lot Lee,
and here we go for to rush south a last day in a country that appears to have has suffered a tremendous inflation the last 25 years.
same as in Germany and Costa Rica.
in a first look at it: some people were blaming prices in Alaska and Canada, i'd say California is the most expensive relating price and what you get for it against cost.
today for today, i do not know what expects me home, but i would love to repeat the trip with more time and less hurry.
and yes no regrets, you live only once, here we are expecting the surprises this new day will bring.
Thomas and Sven
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Reardan Tom
Posted 8/28/2013 11:13 AM (#73658 - in reply to #72389)
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Precious memories for you and Thomas. It will be interesting as the years go by how you each recall this journey from your own perspectives as you compare notes and relive the memories. So many times I've thought as I read your posts, "If this was on Facebook, I'd click 'like'." Good luck to you both as you resume your "normal" life in Costa Rica!!
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Keith Birkhofer
Posted 8/28/2013 11:58 AM (#73660 - in reply to #73658)
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Sven and Thomas,

Is was very, very nice to have met you in Salem, to have shared lunch with you, to have met you with my two grandsons over breakfast then the day riding in the Capital Forest. My grandsons ask how you two are progressing on your trip. They have kept track on a map on their wall of your journey.

I believe you will, during many, many times, catch yourselves saying "remember . . . . . on our trip to North America". That will bring smiles for a lifetime.

Thomas, it is my wish that you will realise every dream and passion you may ever have. Who knows? Maybe one day you will build another Spruce Goose! May you always have fond memories of your trip with your father, always remember both the good and not-so-good events you witnessed on your trip, and that you will be able to one day do the same with your son.

Sven, you have given Thomas memories that he will never forget. The bonus is that you also have those memories to cherish. Thank you for the cigars!

As you reach home and are welcomed by your family I wish you and yours the very, very best future. I will let you know well in advance when I will be heading to Costa Rica, so we can share a meal once again.

Be safe,
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Peter Pan
Posted 8/31/2013 12:12 AM (#73691 - in reply to #72389)
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Hello Tom, with that heat there was no way to convince us to go further east we stayed until San Francisco right on the Coast.
Mickey and Keith it was good to hear your voice on the phone once again, and specially You Keith that you passed well through the operation and the wound is healing good.
Just as we arrived home yesterday morning today we had to travel again 5-6 hours for to acompany one of our best friends whos father died on the day we came back.
Now we start to clean up and get our stuff into order. I am interested how long it will take me to make a resumee of this hole journey.
My wife fell asleep as we tried to only show her the photos in the ipod.
So in the next weeks we will put something more on this channel.
Your Thomas and Sven Peter with quite a bit of headake since L.A.

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Peter Pan
Posted 8/31/2013 12:44 PM (#73695 - in reply to #72389)
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Who could help me by telling, how to post here a small video?
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Peter Pan
Posted 9/7/2013 10:01 PM (#73833 - in reply to #72389)
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We are home now for one week and still have not even a moment time to sit down and write a resumee of this trip.
Yesterday i spent several hours just with putting the bills in cronologic order. The soccer game USA vs Costa Rica I didn't need to watch. All the neighbours were exited enough to keep me informed by their screams from the real begining on. 3:1 what a good pay back for the snow battle a few month ago.

Now I have a new concern. Third day of driving lessons with my daughter in my old shop van that needs double clutch and intermediate gas due to its worn sincronisation discs.
As the Willies is still out of service at least she will have a little stylish driving experience. (i remember well our old MAN and Magirus army trucks with a 1/4 turn stearing lash and vertical H shifts)
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Someone can tell me how to post a small ipod video of Oregons "Talking Sand"
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Posted 9/8/2013 8:24 AM (#73842 - in reply to #73833)
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Peter Pan - 9/7/2013 10:01 PM
... Third day of driving lessons with my daughter in my old shop van that needs double clutch and intermediate gas due to its worn sincronisation discs.  As the Willies is still out of service at least she will have a little stylish driving experience. (i remember well our old MAN and Magirus army trucks with a 1/4 turn stearing lash and vertical H shifts)
    Someone can tell me how to post a small ipod video of Oregons "Talking Sand"....

 Sven, I'm not aware of a method to post/attach a video on our forum.  Unfortunately, a video will likely have to be posted on a separate host site, such as vimeo or youtube, and referenced here.

 Although I learned to drive on the farm at an early age, I recall my official drivers education in high school 30+ years ago in the brand-new  good-driving Chevy sedan.  All was good until I put the first time I drove the old Dodge 3/4 ton straight-axle no-power-steering farm truck complete with worn bushings & 1/4 turn steering lash on the highway at 60mph. That was an  experience.

 

 

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Peter Pan
Posted 9/8/2013 11:27 AM (#73847 - in reply to #72389)
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Yupp,... I imagine that one. (wide open eyes) Had it 25 years ago the day before I gave my nowerdays best wife on the world her first kiss.
Tried to bring the wreck back to the agency on its own wheels, better said, that was left over from my rental car after going 6m down a cliff .
I had to quit the intent and the mechanics jeep had about 1/3 steering lash. Without the military truck experience I would have wrecked that one too.
Eye opening experiences, that have SOME influence on your further life...

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shaker
Posted 9/22/2013 10:31 PM (#74164 - in reply to #72389)
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Hey there guys.
It was great meeting you both in Dawson City. After we split up I made it to meet my friend at this brother's home near Fernie B.C. After visiting them I headed down into Montana then turned for home through, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. After crossing the border back into Canada I was home in two days. The next day after my return I rode into town for groceries and barely made it back home. My differential had finally packed it in. In any event the Canadian distributor and URAL international have stood by me and are supplying me with a new one which I should receive this week. I can't wait to ride it again. The other big news is that both my girlfriend and I have bought Royal Enfield Bullets. Mine is the olive drab military version and hers is light blue metallic. They are a hoot to drive and we expect to tour down to California and back next summer. Hopoe you are all doing well. Cheers,
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Peter Pan
Posted 9/23/2013 10:06 AM (#74179 - in reply to #72389)
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Hello Garry, good to hear from You, because I do not find you email adress you left me.
We made it safe down to Salem where we left Sophie Travelair at the lokal agency for to get a high volume oil pump, crate and ship.
Nearly 12.000km in 8 weeks. A distance I needed 2 years for with my Jolly Roger 2 (Jawa-Velorex, 350ccm)
The trip to LA we made in a rental car, I don't think the Ural would have been ready for the heat south of San Franzisco CA.

Your diferential / final drive surprises me that it lasted that long, well done.
Please tell me over the time how the Loyal Ladies behave. I am still interested in a pair of them. And who knows if I might become able to afford somewhen again a trip to the north.
This one left a huge hole in the bottom of my wallet.
My dream would be to head out with the whole family on bikes with style and camp gear.

Enjoy fall with your partner and keep the shiny side up.
Here in Costa Rica we are in the cats and dogs season and pray that no earthquake will provoke landslides, as the ground is soaked.
God bless You and may he guide you on his ways.
Psalm 17,5

Best wishes
Thomas and Sven



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Peter Pan
Posted 10/30/2013 10:14 PM (#74776 - in reply to #74179)
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Hey Friends today I got the notice that Sophie Travelair has left Salem on a truck towards LA Port...
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Reardan Tom
Posted 10/31/2013 9:23 AM (#74782 - in reply to #72389)
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Good news... You are a patient man, my friend.
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Peter Pan
Posted 11/4/2013 9:51 AM (#74859 - in reply to #74782)
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Today came in a new foto from the friendly Sandlake Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast place in Oregon. We can definetely recommend it to stay at Diane and Ron's place. .
You will have the best breakfast within many miles and leave rolling happy as a kid. just as we did.
Karl Bärlin played an important rol on my 50th birthday on Saturday...as well as the fotos of my Death Valley accident exactly 25 years ago. The music was made by hand
Jungs war das gemütlich.
Hamburg 75
Da haben wir die Musik noch mit der Hand gemacht...
"Lonzo"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOeINceNzqw

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Peter Pan
Posted 11/21/2013 5:33 PM (#75035 - in reply to #74859)
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The ship is about to arrive in Caldera harbour... I am translating the bills for our costums agent...I get geese skin and cribbling fingers as I only think about riding again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMzz1OyyiWc
imagine this was a shooting star in '77 home

You tube is good for a lot of nonsens so here something for NSA, Cia and friends, too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVIRQEQvj0U

look out for big brother watching you.


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Peter Pan
Posted 11/23/2013 11:09 PM (#75043 - in reply to #72389)
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I finally found the best of all fast food restaurants.
Sophie Travelair is going to arrive this weekend in Caldera harbour.
Count down is runing to be on 3 wheels again.
Sven


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Peter Pan
Posted 12/2/2013 7:22 PM (#75137 - in reply to #75043)
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Today I checked back with my customs agent what the bike does...albeit they have announced the arrival of the ship several times in the last 2 weeks... it still didn't come in yet.
We have had now the first 2 really nice summer days (that's only a donkey happiness, because there is still missing a lot of horizontal rain before summer really starts) and my finger tips become nervous seeing the cloudless mountains in the early morning.
Sven
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Reardan Tom
Posted 12/3/2013 10:44 AM (#75141 - in reply to #72389)
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Good luck to ya Sven!! Perhaps today is the day...
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Peter Pan
Posted 12/5/2013 5:21 PM (#75159 - in reply to #75141)
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Sankt Nikolaus Tag!
I got a huge present!
Short before lunch I got a call from the customs agent, "Sven, hurry up we have to check all the items in the box."
It took us 3 hours to get the bike out of the box, take photos, repack her and check item by item all those tiny bitty spares.
Best of all Sophie Travelair started on the spot inmediately, blubbered calm and came down the pallet and up again without choking.
What a nice present for Saint Claus day.
How long it will take to get the bike out of customs and the metal plate is a question on a totally different sheet of paper.
I hope You buddies get some fine surprise too.
Sven

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Reardan Tom
Posted 12/5/2013 5:33 PM (#75160 - in reply to #72389)
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Congratulations Sven!! Glad it finally arrived after all this time and you patiently waiting!! Perhaps the rains will stop and you can have some fine local rides to introduce Spphie Travelair to Costa Rica...
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Posted 12/5/2013 5:43 PM (#75162 - in reply to #72389)
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Mid September to end November we had really very few nice or acceptable days. In these last days finally the sun comes through and its splendid. The dogs make a party each time I get into the farm gate.
I guess that all 4 will try to jump into the sidecar all together once Sophie will get into the farm.
Only I hope to be able to reserve her for human passengers and get the Jaquarna runing for the dogs and mountain range trails.
Sven

"Its never too late to have a happy childhood"

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Peter Pan
Posted 1/14/2014 8:17 PM (#75778 - in reply to #72389)
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Hello Tom,
thanks for the tip.
http://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan
so I am supposed to have a life expectance of 87 years.Question from the insurance, Am I financially prepared to live that long? ... might be.
A russian Condesa predicted once that I wouldn't even get to 30.
I stay with grandma's saying>
"It's not important how long you live, but how intensive..."
The officer at technical revision behaved like a gremlin, You cannot appear here without appointment. come back in 1 1/2 hours...had a nice trip up the 88 year old ox cart road to the atlantic. "The Palm pass" = original Braulio Carillo highway, I never came through so far with the Jawa due to the "pebbles".
The Ural with the original bank made kidney pie... until a slope I will not try to go down without a winch.
So we are one step closser to a number plate and the first mud can be inspected.
Nice golden hour right on top of the continental division.
It just took 1 1/4 hours because all inspectors wanted to have a look and couldn't believe Sophie Travelair would be only 6 month old. Although the plugs were black gases came out good.
So here we go for the lawyer tomorrow...
Sven
32km through our back yard neighbourhood legally for to heat up the engine

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Reardan Tom
Posted 1/14/2014 8:39 PM (#75779 - in reply to #72389)
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Lol Sven!! I hope you get Sophie Travelaire legally on the road by then!!
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Peter Pan
Posted 1/21/2014 1:45 AM (#75840 - in reply to #75779)
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21:00 our neighbour knoked and handed me over the numberplate... You bet I screwed it on and had a trip around the village with Thomas until midnight.

So here we come. Ahh, ....I had my last drop of 18 year old rum, "Flor de caña"
Sven
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