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Gotta say I'm impressed with your adventure and agree option 2 has merits. You must have some serious miles or these bikes with your mail route, it's good to be so familiar with your ride.
336,000km not counting overtime.336,000, thats what Ive done on my lemans 3.You hard arse you.
Huzo, the son has one of those 50cc mini choppers. I was given the job of getting it running. Turned out it has a 110cc Chinese knockoff engines it it, fitted with the most outlandish electrical system ever. I ended up getting a new flywheel with of course new magnets, a new 6 pole coil set of charging coils with hall effect sensor, and a full wave 12 volt rectifier. I think the whole lot came to a bit over $40NZ. A lot came from Thumpster, don't know whether you have them in Oz. Also fitted a new 12v electric start.The spark would blow the head off an elephant at 20 paces and there are no problems with a flat battery.
I just caught up with this thread (how did I miss it?). It sounds like a wonderful, Quixotic adventure.Good luck with your surgery, and very much looking forward to the road reports. Nick
The long shadow from the setting sun is WGC members keeping an eye out for you. Good fortune, Huzo. R3~
Thanks Nick.My speaking voice does not have your dulcet tone and never will, but Iím wondering do you use a Go Pro for your video or something more hi tech ?On the topic of the Quixotic nature of this jaunt..When here or abroad on the Norge, I find that a lot of the nuances of the ride can be passed over or inadvertently missed, due to the target fixation that can creep into the dayís planning.I can be guilty of deciding where I want to be by dayís end and missing a lot of the experiences that are available.This trip is so large, that I will be constrained to immerse myself in it more than normal and be carried by the experience.To attempt to enforce my will onto the venture, will most likely prove counterproductive.
Hi Huzo, older GoPros for the video but I generally do the voice overs in my audio studio (basically a closet hung with curtains) .I also use my phone and digital camera for some stuff. Very low tech. I have found I have to bully myself into stopping to take pictures, record thoughts etc. otherwise the moment passes and is soon forgotten. I too suffer from target fixation, but try to fight it. I'm always slightly dissatisfied with what I've managed to record when I get home.
What a cool plan, and sounds like it will be a blast!! Ive ridden a few of those bikes over the years, and even more with that engine.. My first powered ride was a ATC90 that I rode the wheels off of just about every day for a good decade! I will jump in to say that while I have heard of them referred to as "posties" forever, I always thought it referend to the drop tube design of the frame with that tube ie.post..... not that they were used in many countries to deliver mail. It wasn't till a handful of years ago that I learned that.
Yes Tris. Thatís the form itís beginning to take in my mind also. I sort of hope the whole thing is postponed until 2022. Wouldnít it be just like the Italians to have the 100 th at 101.Iíll get back then if itís on.Actually Ncdan has made me an awwffer I canít refuse, so thinking to ship the Norge to U.K. as usual, tour for 5 weeks then fly it to the East Coast of the U.S.Tour around there and leave it at the depot in the U.S. for shipping home.
If this plan comes true Huzo...you must make it down to Houston or within 500 miles so we can have a gathering of the Guzzisti and welcome you in style. Iím sure we could even arrange for Dusty to ride down too! Goes without saying that you are welcome to stay with us, plenty of room!
Oh BTW..That graphic shows the distance as about 12,000 k.Thatís not actually right I must admit. If you join the towns together, itís more like 18,000....
your a crazy prick it has to be said!
I have read a number of books about people walking vast distances. As V85 said, your a crazy prick. He might be right. On the other hand you may be the most sane one here. A definition of sanity is "A person is sane if they are rational."What you are doing may seem irrational to some, but may be the ultimate in rational thinking. I know that I could not do this at this point in my life.If you have the ability to be happy with your achievements each day. Have enough mind control to set rational goals and are happy to undertake the challenge you will succeed. I for one hope you do.I suspect at the end of this you will have overcome greater mental challenges than physical challenges. You will also learn even more about yourself than you know now.I wish you every success.Steve
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