Originally Posted by pictish
ouch folks being abit harsh here, its a ride from their perspective if their average daily ride was once a week down the road to asda then coming accross mass floods, carnage, animals used as transport and poor roads would seam a bit hairy.
I know guys that have been riding all over europe and they do it for a few weeks every year for the last decade and they still wouldnt go to eastern europe. Some folk consider even that an adventure.
If you keep pushing the bar on what is deamed as adventure or what is dangerous and judging everyone else by the standards of some of the very well travelled people here then god help those like lois pryce and her hubby.
I can just see them now announcing their next ride, "well because guys like siberskyextreme and others have been pushing the limits, we are going one step further, we will now ride around the middle east offroad on honda goldwings with no support and only wearing matching thongs"
Ive now seen a few ride reports put up that have been slated for not being a tale of mass carnage and chaos in both the 4x4 and bike section and grant wonders why people dont post reports as much as other forums.
Nicely said, thanks.
People that slate others trips for whatever reason are being elitist snobs - and are not who we started this website for. Our number one ethos is TOLERANCE for all - so how about trying a little on guys? YOU may be all rufty-tufty NOW - but when you were a beginner you were just as much a beginner as anyone else - you had a lot to learn, and you weren't particularly tough! And I'm sure your mother has a picture of you in the bathtub when you were two... not tough.
Everyone has a different level of adventure, and what matters is that you ARE having an ADVENTURE! Whether it's to the next country or around the world on a shoestring with baling wire holding your 1933 Yamazuwakibmw together - it's an adventure - for YOU. And that's all that matters.
Remember - tolerance! And what was that my mother taught me?
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything."
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So let's try to ENCOURAGE newbies to get out there, not slap them down.
/rant, but not forgotten.
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