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Coupla travelling pics...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MikeD, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Since I haven't been riding, here's some pics of where I have been...

    Jordan- Petra (where Indiana Jones was filmed)





















    Mt. Nebo, Jordan (Moses-y place)

     

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  2. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Korea













     
  3. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Germany

    Partsbara (guess which one he is!)



    My friend Till at the Auerbacher Castle



    View from the castle



    Frankfurt subway station



    My head's apparently smaller than that of the Germans of yore



    Cathedral at Speyer

     
  4. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    WoW, now this must be the life.... Great pictures thanks for sharing
     
  5. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    awesome pics
     
  6. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Holy cow. Looks like a set of James Bond movie locations.
     
  7. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    wow awesome pics..... that must have been some trip!!
    whos the lady in the red dress???
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    Great location for a WalMart.
     
  9. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Heh, it's just work...I travel for a living at the moment, but I'm starting a new position on 31 Oct. Less frequent travel, but I'll still be getting around, and actually for longer periods when I do go. As it stands now, I'm gone around 20-25 days every month, and it's pretty draining to do that much travelling alone. Sometimes we fly business class, sometimes we're backseating in cargo. Depends; either way, your body really feels it...exhaustion, but little exercise and a totally messed-up body clock. Pretty cool job, though, and it's really only this bad working from my office...elsewhere in the world, trips tend to be less extreme.

    She's just another dumbstruck visitor...but I think, now that you mention it, that she helps the pic a little.

    Got one last trip to Korea before I sign off from this position. I think someone in scheduling doesn't like me... (But I've planned a nice hike and possibly some riding with a fellow Monkey on this next trip!)

    MD
     
  10. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Wow! Those pics are awesome. So, do they need to hire a replacement for you ;)
     
  11. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    That's classified...heh...
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    dammit.. I asked first
     
  13. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    hahahaha.... nice job D... good to finally drink a couple with ya... next time we ll go riding... kinda cr@ppy timing with ya last visit, my wrist in the cast and all... oh welll...

    the missus and i went for a lil 20k pedal yesterday around the woods out out to a few village out near sembach base... the wrist is getting stronger... hopefully i can hit some more DH before winter...

    good photos by the way mate... except for that one of the grey goateed bastid :)
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Whatever it was it looked alot like a sasquatch.............. ;)
     
  15. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Wow.

    Thanks.

    I'm a little jealous of your existence right now.
     
  16. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    awesome pics, mike :thumb:
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Very nice. Vacations where you get to see that type of stuff are always cool. :)
     
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    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    Mike your forgiven for not riding with 1st rate pics like that.
     
  19. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Heh. "vacations..." :)

    Oh, and here's another one from Seoul, prime for submission to engrish.com:
     

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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Hey, thanks again for putting me up. You slot-car racing freak...

    Had a blast. Can't wait to get back your way again sometime. (what're your dates for returning to your homeland-the USA??)

    MD
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Before or after the rousing game of D&D?
     
  22. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    ehhh.. watch it :)...

    go on mike, post a piccie of the geek house room :)

    april 06 - CO...
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sweet! You gonna be down in the Springs?
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Nice pics! I'd love to hit up Jordan and the surrounding area.

    Haha, "Starbutts" That's a nasty neighborhood there, but great for entertainment value. I recognize most of your other Korean shots too...
    Bring your cam next trip over, you can get some good shots off of Acha's hike-n-bike, as long as it's not too smoggy over the city. If you're still here for the Saturday, you can get some really cool shots at the old fortress we do weekend shuttles at.
     
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    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    looks that way :) STOKED
     
  26. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Cool. Maybe we can get together and ride Indian Creek some time..... :thumb:
     
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    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    sounds good... trail ride or DH ???

    either way i m keen... :thumb:
     
  28. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Trail. 'Bout 30 miles. Great ride.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Either way just don't take any photos of SS's short shorts and post them. It causes all sorts of upheaval and craziness.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Despite his penchant for short-shorts and bacon, SS is :thumb:!!!
     
  31. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Great photos. I love Jinglish... :D
     
  32. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Care, care, forsooth! Ye will wake yon grizzled beast to anger!

    If that means I'm a jingoist, I'll reiterate...misusers of ALL languages can and should be mocked mercilessly. Funny is funny in any language. I can't believe no one's skewered me for misspelling 'traveling' in the thread title yet...which isn't funny at all, alas.
     
  33. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :stupid: Leave the camera at home, for pity's sake.
     
  34. enkidu

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    Nice collection of pics from different ages and places!

    Traveling through Babylon, Nineveh, Haditha or even Khorsabad used to be just as tourist-friendly and exquisitely beautiful as well in the late '70s.
     
  35. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Not at all. I'm much more acquainted with Jinglish (Japanese English) then I am with Engrish.

    Way too many pre-release product manuals and such.

    I can't help but get the feeling that English is quite limited and boring though, just from the translations. Japanese poetry must be beautiful.
     
  36. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Dude your job sucks. You should be a cop like Manimal and get in fights or choke on tar smoke all day like me. :D