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    Senior Member Old Hammer Boy's Avatar
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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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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Just turn around and start riding back!

    Glad to hear that things continue to go well.

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    WOW!! I am impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hammer Boy
    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!

    Dean
    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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    I hate to see your trip end, too. It's been wonderful reading about it!
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    I feel the same way. I'll miss your electronic postcards from your travels.

    Paul

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    Just turn around and start riding back!

    Glad to hear that things continue to go well.
    +1
    I will be retiring soon and follow your footsteps (I mean bike spurs).

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    Cool.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Great accomplishment, keep going until you get to Key West and then hang out for a few weeks
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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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.

    Big Congrats Dean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopedaleHills
    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!!
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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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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