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Oh thats sick folks...

The question is all right, but all the comments....disgusting! (some are really funny)

To be honest: yust lift up your ass and go, better ride!
Thats what i am doing, tha chance that you find someone with the same interest of rideing and exploring the world is not that small, but it needs the right kind of human......so, forget it.
Even then there ist the bike question - one or two - same kind?....forget it as i tell you.
Have fun by yourself and explore the world.
I am on the road again - solo of course - and enjoy it a lot.


Better catch up with other bikers and then you will see if it workes out or not - be independent and if there is a lady out there for you, you will meet her!

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Jade as you appear to be in Melbourne, are you going to Ralphs 11th March BBQ? if you are you could pop by Bob Browns Shop and take a look at Derelict Daves Dynamite Ducati, and give it a pat for him, this way at least the bike will feel wanted.

Whoops got it the wrong way around..its Dynamite Daves Derelict Ducati....I'll pat it for you anyway Dave!


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There is a website, companions to travel, or companions2 travel, I can't remember which. more aimed at the 2 week holiday type I think, but off the wall trips, so you never know.

You could do what I've done, dress it up as a charity gig and invite some mates along, helps to persuade their employers to let them off work for more than the usual 2 weeks. 4 of us leave for the Gambia in April. One has 3 weeks, the other two longer. The chicks love a bit of charity too!

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Dave good post and totoally legitimate...chuckled at mrdexploreer who must prefer to ride with a guy behind him...too funny he should check the mirror before he throws around comments like "perv" LOL...anyway good luck !!!
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This topic has been quite entertaining, especially Wheelie's very long paragraph of things to worry about. That belongs on a very big t-shirt.

I would agree with some others who suggested looking to other countries. You know what Lenny Kravitz says, "American woman, get away from me!" This is just a joke, don't be offended, besides I'm not the one who wrote the song. Seriously, male or female, you gotta figure that in general in the most developed countries a larger portion of the population is busy acquiring fancy cars, big houses, and status symbols, plus complaining and being offended. So you are already narrowed down to a small portion of the population.

Or at the least open yourself up to ALL of your own country. Anyone you would care to know would be greatly impressed if you hopped on your bike and rode for hours or days just to meet them. And if they turn out to be a freak, it was just an excuse to ride anyway. :-) I can say from personal experience that this does work a good percentage of the time!

In 1998 I had just returned from my first biggish motorcycle trip which was for 6-weeks on a street bike solo from East coast USA to West Coast and return. I got turned on to yahoo chat rooms somehow, and there was one or more rooms for travelers. I wasn't in the traveler's chat room for 10 minutes when a girl PMs (Private Message) me. She is from Malaysia, literally the other side of the world, so I thought, ok, pen pal. Well the pen pal business went on for 4 years while I was fumbling with other more local possibilities. So I flew to Malaysia to visit her. I figured at worst it would be an interesting cultural experience. Plus, it was a great chance to have a good friend as a local guide for my first international traveling experience.

We are married now for 3 years and living in the USA. Of course this experience required a lot of patience - first actually meeting and then all the immigration hocus pocus.

Based on our traveling experiences so far I'd say she is tougher then me. And it seems that I can convince her of just about any crazy traveling idea I can come up with. The only thing she hasn't come to terms with yet is the idea of not having a bath every day!

It would be interesting to hear from more people who have met a significant other and traveled together, and the story of how it came about.
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hey any gals wanna ride their own bike with a couple of us to see the finke desert race?give me a buzz.
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Wheelie wrote Oct 2005:
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Some thoughts that might run through a womans head when you mention riding around the world on a motorcycle:

Malaria, monte sumas revenge, snakes, spiders, bugs, scorpions, land mines, scorching heat, rain, cold, aids, powerty.....
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You forgot leeches. :-)
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I met my girlfriend in Greece on my way back from Turkey and on my way to Africa. She is from Poland and was working in a Hotel Manager training program, after a week in Corfu I convinced her it was a good idea to hop on the back of my GS and ride through Africa. She wasnt sure at first(believe it or not), so I left it up to her and said if she decided it was a good idea then to meet in Venice at the Ferry dock in 4 days. Well I showed up 4 days later and there she was waiting ready to go. We made a quick stop at a helmet shop and bought her the necessary gear and off we rode into the sunset. After 3 months of traveling through Africa she had to go home and I had to head back to the states. She was hands down the best traveling partner I could have ever asked for. She complained far less than I did and always brought a new perspective to situations. Her only rule from day one is that we had to shower more often than I was used to. There is no way I would bring an American girl on a long distance motorcycle trip, they are way too high maintenance and 99% of them have different priorities than I do.
Well after 4 months apart Anna will be here in less than one week. Getting a Visa was hard but with a little patience it worked out. So we are realistic about things and getting along traveling is differnt than day to day life. Easier or Harder??? I am not sure I will let you know though.
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I posted on match.com that says "ride the world with me". Not that I'm expecting someone in their 30s willing to travel in such a weird way, but it seems worth the shot.
Match.com sucks. Try CraigsList, that's how Merritt and I met. It was hilarious, maybe we'll write about it one day. It was the first ad she ever replied to.


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There is no way I would bring an American girl on a long distance motorcycle trip, they are way too high maintenance and 99% of them have different priorities than I do.
It is relatively easy for an American boy to meet an adventurous Polish or Venezuelan girl on the road but it's not a reason to diss on the girls at home in such a broad and disparaging way. I think most people with a 9-to-5 job in a place with little social life might think the same as you, though. And I agree that you are more likely to meet conventional people and get deeply bored in Middle America than most everywhere else in the western world. But if that's the case, pack your bags and move, dude! The proud chicks of San Francisco, Portland and New York are waiting for you!

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Dave, I have to admit that is hard finding a bonnie lass to travel with. Same issue here. My attitude is to go anyway and find a friend who wants to do the same (male or female). You can meet people on the way. Now think of the down side of going with your girlfriend or wife. They may put an emotional strain on you which could either jeapordise the trip or cause a separation. Both of these (IMO) are not worth putting at risk for a dream of a life-time.

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OK Guys and Gals, you've all been patient waiting for the moment that the creator of this thread would reveal himself but alas he hasn't. With the new Hubb technology te opportunity has arisen to expose this Ducati rider in all his travelled glory. Stand back girls.
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With the new Hubb technology te opportunity has arisen to expose this Ducati rider in all his travelled glory. Stand back girls.
Surely this one does him more justice...?
Looks like he's ready for a night out.
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Dave and fellow travellers of life and soul.

There is nothing strange in your post i believe. We are indeed animals, mankind in its own very particular way are among the strangest of them.
We do!!! need women, thats why we wonder so much about travelling partners. Us men cant live without women.. how could we?? we fall in love with a woman, we were born from a woman.
Women's role throghout history has always been underestimated. They have a tremendous amount of power us men dont have.
Therefore Dave, dont worry, your partner, love, lover or just friend will show up when you less expect it. But always keep in mind that travelling with someone, man, or woman is a very responsible decision. It will be then 2 brains figuring out the whole thing... or at least trying to. Be friends with that woman you find, care for her, and pay attention to all her needs that in some cases for us are a waiste of time...... they feel the exact same way about us.
Anyway, take care all you travellers out there.
I am soon going from laredo Texas US, to Ushuaia Argentina.
hope to meet with you all down the road.

live and ride with respect.... and you will live and ride the whole way.

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This is a very amusing post. I got married to someone who I thought was the perfect travelling partner, only to find out his travelling days were over if it meant sleeping away from a hotel. This is a variation of a theme I hear repeated often by my girlfriends, and other women on the road. However, it seems a number of men on this post are the more adventuresome type, and have difficulty finding adventuresome ladies. So why aren't these two LARGE groups of singles getting it together?? I wonder if maybe the real problem is people doing this kind of thing march, drive or ride to a different drummer? I mean let's face it, we're a small portion of the population. Those who are 'out here' are probably fairly independent and have a specific travel/life agenda. And have specific requirements about who their travel partners should be.

As much as I'd love to travel with a partner, going solo means you get your way ALL the time. It also means you do all the work, and make all the decisions. Until you meet up with others on the road, which you always do. I've decided what's most important, is to get out there. This would be fun to discuss in person with anyone who's in Central America!

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Dave and fellow travellers of life and soul.

There is nothing strange in your post i believe. We are indeed animals, mankind in its own very particular way are among the strangest of them.
We do!!! need women, thats why we wonder so much about travelling partners. Us men cant live without women.. how could we?? we fall in love with a woman, we were born from a woman.
Women's role throghout history has always been underestimated. They have a tremendous amount of power us men dont have.
Therefore Dave, dont worry, your partner, love, lover or just friend will show up when you less expect it. But always keep in mind that travelling with someone, man, or woman is a very responsible decision. It will be then 2 brains figuring out the whole thing... or at least trying to. Be friends with that woman you find, care for her, and pay attention to all her needs that in some cases for us are a waiste of time...... they feel the exact same way about us.
Anyway, take care all you travellers out there.
I am soon going from laredo Texas US, to Ushuaia Argentina.
hope to meet with you all down the road.

live and ride with respect.... and you will live and ride the whole way.

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This is a very amusing post. I got married to someone who I thought was the perfect travelling partner, only to find out his travelling days were over if it meant sleeping away from a hotel. This is a variation of a theme I hear repeated often by my girlfriends, and other women on the road. However, it seems a number of men on this post are the more adventuresome type, and have difficulty finding adventuresome ladies. So why aren't these two LARGE groups of singles getting it together?? I wonder if maybe the real problem is people doing this kind of thing march, drive or ride to a different drummer? I mean let's face it, we're a small portion of the population. Those who are 'out here' are probably fairly independent and have a specific travel/life agenda. And have specific requirements about who their travel partners should be.

As much as I'd love to travel with a partner, going solo means you get your way ALL the time. It also means you do all the work, and make all the decisions. Until you meet up with others on the road, which you always do. I've decided what's most important, is to get out there. This would be fun to discuss in person with anyone who's in Central America!

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Nana 3

Have you tried hanging out in one of the bars on Nana 3, just off Sukhimvit road in Bangkok? You'll be fighting them off !
You'll even be able to get 2 or 3 on your little Ducati......not sure if they'd be up for a long trip though.
Seriously though, It's difficult finding a girl to go pillion for more than one hour; I think you're better off looking for a lady with her own bike and convincing her to go.
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