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I"m guessing most long time members know / remember Vin and Mary from the land down under. Vin was a member here ...but moved on 5 or so years ago.

I have learned he took a trip across Asia and more. Very interesting to me and I thought some here might like to ride along via your puter.
I have yet to see a lot of pics but read over the prep work and planning. Then they were off to Malaysia Kuala Lumpur and they were off. What a trip it must have been.

vin's site: http://www.rtw2up.com/malaysia-and-thailand.html
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Yup, met Vin and Mary on their US trip. Sure do miss him.

I spent the morning reading through their adventure. That was quite a trip.
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Yup, met Vin and Mary on their US trip. Sure do miss him.

I spent the morning reading through their adventure. That was quite a trip.
I"m amazed by the concept of the entire trip. I spent some time in SE Asia and know the communication issues. To travel through all those countries and deal with all the dialects would be a chore in and of itself. To do it all on a Honda 500 & sleeping in a tent.

I'll admit, I miss Vin also. We had a ball with him when he visited here. Good times.
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Default Re: Vin's latest adventure ...crossing Asia

Up until last year, I had been talking to Vin in Yahoo mail.
Then I got rid of Yahoo altogether and didn't put his address in my new mail account.

Thanks for re-posting his site, something also lost in the shuffle.
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I have kept up with Vin over the years. The motorcycle trip him and Mary made was pretty amazing!
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I followed his trip as he posted pictures and stories on Facebook. Was it something like 24000kms in 10 months through Asia over to France and on to south America? Could be wrong but I saw a map he posted with his whole route.

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Just a few of the pictures he shared along the journey.



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Weren't he and Mary sponsoring kids from Cambodia too?
That's the last I heard from him.
Maybe it's been longer than a year ago, but sure does seem like yesterday.
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Yes PG. I rememeber that vaugley also. Seems like yesterday that he came to our place on the Ohio and went boating. And that was 2008.

Thanks for the pics Brian. Awesome. What a trip that must've been. The stories he could tell.
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He shared this map showing all of the stops on the first leg of the journey.



They then moved on to Columbia and Argentina. The bike was crated and shipped.



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That must be an incredible trip of lifetime. I started off road biking and touring like this seems way more amazing.
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