A couple of very cool threads…

You know, I don’t spend too much time on the Internet forums any more.  It’s mostly because there’s so just much drivel out there that seeing it bothers me.  Every once in a while, though, I’ll check in and sometimes I find some really cool things.

This weekend, I found two cool threads.  One is the ADVRider thread on the guys who got together in Marlinton, West Virginia.   It’s cool and it includes a lot of great photos showing your favorite motorcycles in action.   That thread starts here.    I wanted to ride out to participate in that event, but I just had too many things going on to make my planned cross-country ride this summer.

The next is another great thread on the ChinaRiders.net forum.   It’s about a retired engineer named Joe who is a world motorcycle traveler (and no, it’s not written by me, although with “Olegeezer’s” background you can understand why I enjoyed reading it so much).   Joe flew to Medellin, bought an AKT Adventour (Colombia’s version of the RX3), and rode South America.

OleGeezer's bike taking on fuel somewhere in South America

OleGeezer’s bike taking on fuel somewhere in South America

I rode an AKT motorcycle around the Andes in Colombia, so I really had an interest in Joe’s ride.  I’ve thought about this a lot, folks, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the world needs more old geezers named Joe riding around on Zongshen motorcycles.  Joe’s thread starts here, and I found it so intriguing that I wrote to Joe to ask if I could mention him on the CSC blog.   Here’s his answer…

It would be fine if you post the link, Joe.

On me: I’m a 66 year ole phart. Retarred engineer (mining). I currently live in Beckley WV. I retired in 2004 and started riding after a 30 year lull. I have 4 Moto’s, 2003 Honda ST1300, 2008 Kawi Versys at home. I have an old Yamaha Fazer600 that I’m now riding in Europe.  And last but not least my AKT250TT that is stored in Cusco, Peru until I return in winter 2018.  That’s all for now as I just rode from Brescia, Italy to Rimini on the Adriatic coast and I’m in terrible need of a nap.



Joe, great report and thanks for allowing me to mention you here.  I enjoyed reading that thread.  Ride safe and stay in touch!

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