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Old 04-26-07, 03:12 PM   #1
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Old Hammer Boy makes it to Florida, darn it

I write this with mixed emotions. I'm happy and proud to have made it this far, but I see the end coming, and I'm already missing being on the road even though I have several hundred miles to go. Will I be able to survive life after my great adventure? Guess I'll have to!

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One thing I've found about an adventure--it never curbs your appetite. You only want more.
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Old 04-26-07, 04:11 PM   #3
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Just turn around and start riding back!

Glad to hear that things continue to go well.
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Old 04-26-07, 04:11 PM   #4
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WOW!! I am impressed.

Watch out for the gators!
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Old 04-26-07, 04:52 PM   #5
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I write this with mixed emotions. I'm happy and proud to have made it this far, but I see the end coming, and I'm already missing being on the road even though I have several hundred miles to go. Will I be able to survive life after my great adventure? Guess I'll have to!

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Bravo! It's been great getting those real time reports of your progress. Just gives us scale to how far you were going while we were sitting in offices.
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Old 04-26-07, 06:34 PM   #6
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I hate to see your trip end, too. It's been wonderful reading about it!
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Old 04-26-07, 06:57 PM   #7
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I feel the same way. I'll miss your electronic postcards from your travels.

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I am still envious. What a GLORIOUS thing to do. Wow.

Are you riding back? I mean, hey, just take a different route home.
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I take my hat off to you Hammer Boy, and even if you quit now, you did something you''ll remember the rest of your life. Congradulations.
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Just turn around and start riding back!

Glad to hear that things continue to go well.
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Old 04-27-07, 05:53 AM   #12
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Great accomplishment, keep going until you get to Key West and then hang out for a few weeks
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Maybe when we all retire we should do this as a group. Could you imagine that. A group of 50 or so 60+ers riding across america. We'd be in the news for months. We'd all be famous. We'd make millions in endorsements. This could be bigger than the Million Man March.

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Maybe when we all retire we should do this as a group. Could you imagine that. A group of 50 or so 60+ers riding across america.

** We'd be in the news for months. **
Probably for all of the times we got arrested!!
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Awesome ride - can't wait to hear the total mileage.
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I can't wait and hear how the equipment held up, trekking bars tires, BOB, etc.
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