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.
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!