Maybe I needed to slow down a little. Or at least organize, re-group, and my favorite word that I detest using and also enacting, plan. Plan the road ahead, which you can't really plan as it's the future. All you can do is when it comes, then just live it.
I really cannot say enough good things about all the guys here at the club, all just a really great collection of souls. All brothers in our fraternity of the motorcyclist, we share the same bond the world over, unhindered by religion, politics, nationality or race. We are all motorcyclists.
For now, we're talking of John and Grace shipping over to a point in Europe, probably London, where I will ride over and meet up with them, and from there the (plan) is to travel through England north to Scotland, ship over to Ireland, then back to, well, somewhere in the EU in October to start to arrange the second part of the trip. We shall see, but as things transpire I will be writing about the developments and updating here on the blog.
I've also been doing some modifications and projects to the outfit that I have been thinking about for a while now, but was never able to do up to this point because I never stayed long enough in any one place to get them done, along with not actually having a garage or facility to be able to do the work in.
Another Karu MC clubmember, Ari Vilanders, was an enormous help to me when I arrived here, letting me use his garage and helping me get some wiring done, mount the Vanguard Camera Case on the back, frames for the Reindeer leg protectors, and then fabbing up the mount for the WARN XT17 Motorcycle Winch that WARN shipped over to me. Thanks again Ari, all your help was invaluable and very much appreciated. Kiitos Kiitos.
It just took up too much space in the sidecar even when collapsed. It really isn't compact enough and practical for motorcycle travel. Well, it is if you only travel for a month or two every year, but when every little bit of space counts, it matters.
What I really wanted was to have the table as a built-in part of the outfit, be functional as well as cleverly designed. The little things in life, they make me so happy these days.
But that's as far as we got. We never did have time to finish it before I left Holland, but it's always been on my mind to do whenever I got the chance. Every time I stopped to camp for the night and unpacked, unless I stopped in a place where I had a wooden picnic table beside the outfit, all my gear got unloaded onto the ground. If it was raining, well, it all got wet or had to stay in the trunk. Something had to be done, I had to get a better and more functional system.
It's a great place for storing items that I don't use everyday or that don't need to be taking up valuable space inside the sidecar or trunk, like the WARN Winch Recovery Gear kit. Hopefully, the amount of times I will have to utilize the contents of that bag will be minimal, but now at least, thanks to WARN, I have them to utilize should I find myself in trouble.
I needed fenders. Big ones.
And speaking of City Hotel.
I just received the new Wherethehellismurph postcards from the printers on Thursday, so I'll be including them in all of the 2013 WTHIM Decal sets.
So, here's what you get in the 2013 Wherethehellismurph decal set:
3 postcards and 4 decals, (2) 2013 decals, (1) 2012 decal and a Wherethehellismurph.com decal.
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This is the only way for now that I can fund my trip, so it may sound like a lot to ask for some stickers, but rather than just ask for donations and give nothing in return, I feel like this is a better trade. Although, this post is an 85 picture post, so I also feel that I put a tremendous amount of work into this and every other post I put up here on my blog, so it's not exactly nothing.
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