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Old 23 Jun 2007
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Meet a real world traveler in Helena Montana

This amazing lady is hopefully going to arrive at our place in Helena Mt. on saturday night. So we are planning a potluck starting about 5PM on sunday the 24th. Stop by anytime saturday or sunday...we have ample camping space. Call 406-439-2712 for directions or PM me. Help out this amazing individual if you have the opportunity - ADVrider
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Real World Traveller

Bill....do you know if she is heading to HU Colo for the July 12 mtg? Would be great to hear/see her there. If she's heading north through Alberta, invite her to contact folks in Red Deer.
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Amazing stuff

Holy shit Bill, that is the most amazing story I have read in a long, long time. Good to see good old country hospitality is alive and well all across the world.
Just goes to prove you can travel on any type and age of machine with minimal gear.
I take my hat off to the tough lady.
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Wow - what an amazing lady. I sent her an email offering a place to crash if she is passing thru' Vancouver. Would love to meet her
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Maki in Helena Montana

She tries to spend one dollar a day on food.....
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She tries to spend one dollar a day on food.....
A very strong person.
Most people have no idea of what they want....and how to get it.

PS If you ever need bike work done, stop at Bill's place.
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Srong lady

Here she is arm wrestling a nationaly ranked body builder and personal trainer (Maki won)
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Maki's route north

Roughly here is her route north. Baniff, jasper, dawson creek. fairbanks, deadhorse, Inuvik, cassiar/hyder, vancouver. Anybody along the way feel free to contacther with a place to pitch a tent. You don't want to miss a chance to meet a amazing and humble person.
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Wow- I'd really love to know how anyone doing a big trip can do it on $10/day. It's been costing us a minimum of $40/day in fuel alone and we haven't even hit Alaska yet! Now in Whitehorse, Canada and have been living in the tent pretty much the whole time in North America (except when put up in cities by the generous people we meet) as accommodation is just way too expensive for us. Even South America generally cost about $20-30/day.
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Wow- I'd really love to know how anyone doing a big trip can do it on $10/day. It's been costing us a minimum of $40/day in fuel alone and we haven't even hit Alaska yet! Now in Whitehorse, Canada and have been living in the tent pretty much the whole time in North America (except when put up in cities by the generous people we meet) as accommodation is just way too expensive for us. Even South America generally cost about $20-30/day.
I read that she does not exceed 40 mph which seems would help keep mileage/fuel costs down. I couldn't imagine what she is eating for $1/day to sustain her, but figure that people are pitching in for her food-wise.
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That's the kind of bike traveller I really admire. Puts us all in our place with our big Africa Twins BMWs etc.

Bravo!!!!!
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Maki, the japanese rider

Is she heading to CO?? I guess there is a rally in Paonia CO this weekend. Anyone going? I can't find much info on it
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