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Old 23 Sep 2005
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Home again - RTW ride completed

I returned home yesterday after 12,665 miles, two flats, broken chain three times, and one non-injury crash on an unpaved road in Siberia. No other mechanical type problems whatsoever - the KLR 650 did very well.

I wasn't able to post updates on my website (www.rtwrider.net) during my journey, but will post a journal and pictures there in the next few weeks.

It was a marvelous adventure, but it's good to be home.

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Well done Mike!

Looking forward to reading about your trip. Don't forget to send me something for the ezine

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Excellent achievement, Mike!

Let us know about any updates you'll do on the web please.

And enjoy the home sweet home

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congratulation Mike..
I hope I can go one day for a RTW. I am looking forward to see your on the road logs.



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Welcome home Mike (great name).

Have you got the itch again yet? Planning the next ride?

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Regarding future trips Mike, my wife and I have discussed a two up trip from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia, but this will have to wait until after she retires from working in January, 2007. And there's some doubt if we will ever actually do it.

Another ride I've longed dreamed of doing is a ride to Alaska and tour of that state. This is a definite possibility for next summer. However, after finding that the most beautiful scenery I saw on my entire trip was in Montana and Idaho over the last two days, what I would most like to do is something like a month long tour of the Canadian and US Rocky Mountain region. I've ridden a lot of it, of course, but never at a totally relaxed pace, exploring lots of back roads, stopping at historical sites, etc. One of the many things I gained an appreciation for on my RTW trip is how beautiful the country is right close to home and right now my biggest "itch" is to see more of it. But, Alaska is also very inviting!

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