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Old 19 May 2007
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Flogging a dead horse.

I'm guessing, since Mike came up with this idea over a year ago and the thread died shortly thereafter, that Mike found something else to do.

So should we.
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Exclamation Mmmm, interesting post!

Hello Mike,

You have really stired up a hornets nest with this one mate! All I will say is if you enjoy riding and travelling do it! Don't worry what people say but don't try and get people to see your side either. And the next thing I believe that you MUST do, is learn to ride a bike!! That will help you greatly upon this adventure.

Good luck on both
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Epitaph for Morotcyclemike

You know, I try and learn something new everyday. Today's new found knowledge was how to spell EPITAPH, which means an inscription on a tomb; or by extention, a statement commemorating the dead.
True... Motoryclemike posted his ideas about filming an overland journey through Central and South America, over one year ago, but the journey was not to begin until February 1, 2007.
About 60 clicks out of Cusco, Peru, on a desolate wind sweap broken road, Elisa and I breaked our Hondas hard as a lone woman, Cynthia Milton on her BMW, sped past in the opposite direction. A description of this encounter can be found in Cynthia's web site journals. That day the lesson I learned was, if someone is out there on the road, doing it, against all odds and most people's common sense, then they have created or made real, a reality that they alone envisioned was possible. In her quiet, sparce, repectful British manner, Cynthia Milton gave me one of the greatest lessons of my life. I just kept staring at her over my cup of hot tea which she so gracefully provided. I was thinking of how tough the Central Andes had been and how fortunate I was not be alone, and as I listened to Cynthia's around the world adventures, I wondered where she found the belief and the courage that an attractive older woman could create such a reality.
Cynthia Milton taught me, without and beyond words to expand the horizon of what I thought possible.
On another day, I learned the reason why some people become stoppers and try to suppress everyone around them. The reason is that while most peope not only survive, they also help others to survive, unfortunately, there are some that believe the only way they can survive is to make sure that no one around them does as well as they do, for they have the mistaken belief that if any one else is doing well in life, or has positive creative ideas, it is a threat to their own survival.
This is my humble epitaph for motorcyclemike, who, one day might be heading in the opposite direction and cause you to break hard.
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This is my humble epitaph for motorcyclemike, who, one day might be heading in the opposite direction and cause you to break hard.
I don't think he will stop. Remember, he's going from north to south in 30
to 40 days.

Although I do believe your words hold a lot of truth, I must disagree.
I have personally met several of the people that commented on Mike's "plans"
and they are just the opposite of what you suggest. They would tell anyone
to "do it", "go for it" and even help push-starting the bike if needed.

If you check out this board you will probably come to the same conclusion.

I do like the word 'epitaph' though. To bad you never get to see your own.
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It's not over till it's over or is it?

Yep, maarten, I agree, Mike might not stop ...and I would not blame him one bit.
I also agree that "most people help others to survive" as stated in the epitaph. I wasn't speaking to those people.
Hey, I got an idea for you. You want to take the mystery out of your epitaph, just get yourself a computerized tombstone and download your web site www.maartensworld.com It's really, really good and I am looking forward to reading your book "A 100.000 Miles of Solitude" thanks
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Fore-warned is fore-armed!!!

Please heed Susans warning. From all the posts it seems that you all have Hollywood fever. Mike is a flake!! He pulled this same stunt on another MC site a year and a half ago. Do not fall prey to this bull-crap artist. He is not funded nor credentialed. My $0.02!!
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Better late than never

Lizanne, I did read Susan's warning, she was obviously not aware of the data you just posted, it would have been more effective if you had been so forthcoming at an earlier date.
Perhaps we should all, Mike included, try not to create effects in others that they cannot have easily. Being accused of Hollywooding and being forearmed by you is a little hard to take, even for a tough ol biker like me. I think posting with respect, manners, and in a positive way, Maarten's "Colombian friends" excluded, will help forward the Johnson's goal for Horizons Unlimited. If I am wrong, I am sure I will hear promply from Susan.
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You want to take the mystery out of your epitaph, just get yourself a computerized tombstone
Now that is a absolutely brilliant idea!

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Now that is a absolutely brilliant idea!

Maarten
I am sure my ex-wife (computer specialist) would "hack" it and there I would be for all eternity, trashed, and not knowing it! :=)
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Dear Eternally hacked

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RickMcD, I apologize sincerely, but I have been laughing out loud for an hour and more and can't stop because of your last post. You're killing me...please don't stop
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Smile Is he gone?

I guess mike is gone now? It was funny seeing everyone's responses to Mikes idea.

Posting his contest idea on the HUBB was a little like someone buying their first Harley, riding to Sturgis and saying "Hey guys, I just bought my first Harley and I'm having a contest to see which of you are qualified to help with my nifty Harley documentary. Send me your glossy photos and resume's and life consultant reports and I'll choose the lucky few of the best here!" I've never been to Sturgis but I imagine their response would be much worse than what Mike got here - at least there were some positive and encouraging thoughts from the HUBB.

I think Mike would be better off recruiting photo-rider-partners from his local University, and changing the plans a bit. 30-40 days from Texas to Ushuaia is physically possible but would be dangerous, unpleasant and he would miss out on too much. Choose either Central or South America, one or the other, to make it more feasible and hope to gain a noteworthy experience; then put the materials together at the end of the trip and figure out if it's noteworthy enough to make a movie.

One way or the other I hope he gives it a go and learns enough to try again later.

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Bureaucratic Shuffle

Don Quiote, What a great post....Miguel de Cervantes' understanding of Spanish government procedures had nothing on Sturgis, but some of the Harley girls and boys must have majored in Spanish literature, because according to Lizanne's post Mike did try... and Sturgis politely referred Mike to us.
Perhaps your idea of referring him to his university should have been our first response, anyway we'll be much more prepared when and if he ever tries to tilt our windmills again.
Don Quiote, hope you are enjoying Buenos Aires. Who couldn't? It was great to meet you in person, and the true story, (it really happened folks) found on your web site, DougsMotorcycleDiary.com explaining why you are an overlander is unique and most inspiational. Excellent fotos and travel logue too. You have an exceptional ability to discover and photograph the human/cultural/geographical core of each country you ride.
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Thumbs up Gracias xfiltrate Tango Stud!

And thanks for your help here in BA. Introducing me to Mariano saved me tons of time and his team got things working again well. I hope we can hang out more before I leave on Thur. We still need to figure out the details on side-cars, cheerleaders and other pressing issues...

Doug.

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An offer you cannot refuse

Don Quiote, please check out web site:

http://www.saexplorers.org/club/home

They have established four clubs in South American, with left luggage, parking, emergency assistance, local and international discounts, trip planning, maps etc....much. much more.
The Buenos Aires Club, located in exciting San Thelmo, Buenos Aires, is looking for a marketing person to assit with name recognition type promo, and to increase the number of new members joining the BA Club. Right up your alley....
I thought up *"Put a little SAE in your trip". for them and advised they immediately buy an ad from Susan and Grant at Horizonsunlimited....
*Of course, SAE stands for South American Explorers, but SAE as in SAE 10W30 is also a motor oil classification which North American motorists are familiar with. Name recognition maybe...
Quiote, with your education and background you would be perfect. It is a paid position and they handle the work permit for Argentina. I have a meet with them Tuesday with my friend, notable Argentine film Director Alcides Chiasa, who is, like me volunteering some expertise. Why don't you join us? Talk about cheerleaders, you should see the woman who manage SAE Buenos Aires. Wow, wow. One is Austrailian, another North American and it just goes on and on and on with interns from US universities doing the leg work.
Anyone, if you want to join SAE please do so directly through the Buenos Aires Club as opposed to the headquarters in New York. Contact Lucy and tell her your a friend of xfiltrate. The Buenos Aires Club can be contacted directly through the web site above and single membership is only $50. US/year and $80./US per couple traveling together. These dues give you services from all four clubs and SAE is a 501(c)(3) non profit NGO. It is nice to have friends waiting for you when you roll into South American cities, just like your friends in horizonsunlimited communities are waiting to serve you worldwide....
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I checked it out, it gave me butterflies!


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