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Old 21 Mar 2007
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Further along in similar circumstances

Take her with you!!!!

I am almost to Ushuaia from Miami. My woman and I, before I left, were talking about her coming with me. I had the same misgivings that you are having now. My dream had always been solo. Not that I didn´t want her to be there it just wasn´t what I had envisioned.

So I went alone. I`m having a blasts. Peaks and valleys for sure. But after a few thousand miles I started to think about what it would be like if she was here.

We met in Lima and rode to Cusco for a 10 day break that she had. It was so much MORE fun to have someone there with you to laugh with. She will join me agian for a month or so in April.

My advice would be to take her and remain flexible. In reality she can come and go as she pleases. It sounds like you don`t want to be without her anyway.

Good luck man and try not to stress it all works it self out once you are on teh road.
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This is dangerous territory!!

There's no point asking for advice on a matter like this coz you're gonna do whatever it is you want to do anyway!! And whatever it is........good luck!

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So, what ever happened to Weise??? Looks like he dropped off the map almost a year ago. This was also the guy who wrote:

"My RTW trip will be well off the beaten path as much as possible and as little paved roads as possible (less than 5%)."

I wonder, cynic that I am, if he used this conflict with the woman and as an excuse not to go at all??? Of course, if he is RTW on dirt roads, he's probably nowhere near an internet cafe. Oh, bad me....

If you're around, tell us what happened!!!!
And now I skim through the previous posts, what's happened to Dave Smith???? And Stagbeetle????
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God Lorraine.

Don`t you know that the only thing worse than a Brazilian soap opera is an internet soap opera with no finale?!

I just read this whole thing and, well, nothing... I agree with the abrupt fellow a few pages back. Too much handwringing, I hope he made some decision, better the wrong one than none.
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So, what ever happened to Weise??? Looks like he dropped off the map almost a year ago. This was also the guy who wrote:

"My RTW trip will be well off the beaten path as much as possible and as little paved roads as possible (less than 5%)."

I wonder, cynic that I am, if he used this conflict with the woman and as an excuse not to go at all??? Of course, if he is RTW on dirt roads, he's probably nowhere near an internet cafe. Oh, bad me....

If you're around, tell us what happened!!!!
And now I skim through the previous posts, what's happened to Dave Smith???? And Stagbeetle????
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She will not be there

You go by yourself.

BUT she will not be available when you get back.

If she she still wants to RTW I will take her...

Any more volunteers to take her???????????????????????
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Don't pass this one up. You love her and she's willing to drop all for you. Being a couple (married) means it's no longer just all about you. Compromise is the name of the game. 31 years ago I talked my girlfriend into a Mexico & Central America trip. We sold everything and lived on nothing until even the nothing ran out. On that trip I was able to get to know the real her, something travelling will always do. Today we woke up together, had breakfast together and hiked together. I love her even more than I did then, if that is possible. We celebrate our 31st anniversary next week.
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And now I skim through the previous posts, what's happened to Dave Smith???? And Stagbeetle????
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I guess this was something people wanted to talk about but no one wanted to start the thread. Isn't this the third thread?

I've had a couple friends say they want to go, but then back out. Even took a girl I've known over 10 years to the meet in Colorado this year. She makes her way round the world on foot and bicycle and doesn't see the point in taking a motorcycle because fuel is an extra cost.

Embarrassing ads I put on internet dating sites have gone nowhere (although I've met some neat girls), so I reckon I'll be traveling alone. Oh well, thems the breaks.

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Where are these girls you speak of? I dont see any around me....
but then i am indian and obviously of the wrong color...


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What's all that fuzzing about girls who want to travel are difficult to find? Looking to my history, at least 2 out of 3 girls I've dated with would travel to where ever. And looking around me, there's a considerable portion of female friends that are exploring the globe for extended periods. I don't think that's an argument.

Thing is that none of us can read the future, and none of us knows the complete context. So none of us can give a decent advise, except then 'make up your own mind'.

There will be examples of men leavig a great girl and depart on a great adventure, and live an amazing life, there will be examples of men leaving a great girl and living a miserable life. And the same will be true for men not leaving there girl, some living an amazing life, for others it will be boring.

So if you make up your mind, let us know, and, if it'll cause grief, try to keep the damage limited (which might cause more grief at your side). And further, try to be satisfied with your life when you die.

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Guys!

I am absolutely AMAZED by the answers given by all the blokes on here!

Almost to the man, you all came up with the sweetest, most sensitive responses -- and there I was thinking you're all a bunch of tough, road-rough, gladiator-esque, nomad-vagabonds!

Nice to know you miss us women-folk every now and again, when a soppy moment presents itself!


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Since the (bloke) who started this thread has seemingly lost interest in the forum, there is no satisfaction (or point) whatsoever for me to respond and say how pathetic it think it is, for him to try and cover up his selfish insecurities, by sugarcoating it in words such as 'she is PERFECT' etc.

There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with choosing the 'selfish' option, if you believe its right for you. In fact, that would be the mature, sensible thing to do.

But - for sake!!! be a MAN about it and stop making excuses!!

Ofcourse - since he is gone, I would be wasting my time saying all this - so I won't.
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Guys!

I am absolutely AMAZED by the answers given by all the blokes on here!

Almost to the man, you all came up with the sweetest, most sensitive responses -- and there I was thinking you're all a bunch of tough, road-rough, gladiator-esque, nomad-vagabonds!

Nice to know you miss us women-folk every now and again, when a soppy moment presents itself!


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, I feel sure that those who replied are just a very small and unrepresentative sample of the silent majority on this website!
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