RADIOMAN RODE THE WORLD! June 2011 to Dec 2013

RADIOMAN RODE THE WORLD!   June 2011 to Dec 2013

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog. You have reached the website after I have returned from my Grand Adventure riding my Motorbike around the world for 31 Months. This journey has been a blessing of time on the road in 26 countries, 6 continents and over 90,000 riding miles.  I would suggest that you read the “who is Radioman” Tab first, then you can see the list below that will give you links to the entire ride or you can just jump to a country that you are interested.

Thanks for your encouraging words and sharing my journey! The people I met along this journey have really made my travels worthwhile.

The first 15 pages or so are capturing my transition into this chapter, renting out my house, other logistics. before Heading out riding in the USA Riding to watch the final space shuttle launch on July 8th, 2011 , Then south through Mexico, Central America, South America, India, then  back to South America,The New Zealand, Australia, Southern Africa. Wow what a journey!

Started June 1, 2011. ended the ride December 15, 2013.
______ INDEX for Ride Report! ______

• Ride starts — June 1, 2011

• Space Shuttle Launch

• New Bike Farkling and Westfest

• Back to Atlanta and riding up the east coast of USA

• Riding into Northeast Canada

• Ferry to NewFoundland

• Labrador Riding the TransLab

• Making it back for WetFest

• Leaving PDX riding south

• Engine Failure in Tucson

• Finally Riding into Mexico

• Thoughts on Mexico

• Belize

• Guatemala

• Does not always go as planned

• El Salvador

• Honduras

• Nicaragua

• Costa Rica

• Panama

• Loading Bike on the Stahlratte for sail to Colombia

• Ecuador

• INDIA the side trip

• Return to Ecuador to continue the ride Post

• Peru Post

• Bolivia Post

• Argentina Post

• Chile Post

• Reaching Ushuaia, Argentina The end of the world!

• Buenos Aires

• Uruguay

• Brazil

• New Zealand

• Australia

• Dubai
• South Africa

• Returning to the United States, completing my Adventure!
Last Day on the Rode.  Riding Home.

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Advocating for Alzheimer’s Disease

Having experienced the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s Disease while losing my lovely Wife Chris at the age of 54. It was clear to me years ago, someone needs to help fight to bring an end to this terrible disease. This will be my 6th year going back to Washington DC to bring the fight to our Federal Senators and Congressman. No one is paying for me to do this, it is my small way of giving back and trying to help the 5 million Americans that suffer from the Disease right now and all their families.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the Most expensive disease in America today, and will skyrocket in years to come. It will cripple our healthcare systems. It needs to be a national Priority NOW.

Just a quick Update.

Started really looking for work and networking in March. It will be a process as I have a few other things I am working on at the same time!

As you all know, I have been advocating for Alzheimer’s disease at a state and federal level. I do not get paid for this, but having cared for my wife Chris, and watched her only sister die from this terrible disease, and knowing the next generation will also have some that die from the disease….. I must fight to find a Cure and treatment! It truly is a staggering disease for our country and over 5 million families suffering right now.

It is the most expensive disease in America!

I am Washington DC. Might as well give it a “radioman” jump!

There were over 900 people attending this year to take the message to our elected Officials. They were from every state and it was a powerful time together.

Of course it is full of emotion as so many have had family member with the disease, lost to the disease and afraid of the disease in their futures. But working together we can make the changes in Funding for research and find treatments and cures! There is hope, but political changes take a long time.

This is the Oregon group of 11 that worked together to meet with our State representatives. We had good meetings and hope they will follow through with there Support, Votes and commitments.

Here I am with My congressman Kurt Schrader. Truly hope that he will help us with current requests for more funding directly for Alzheimers research at NIH. Of course I will be following up with him and his staff to make sure he does!

This is a non partisan Issue. Here we are with Congressman Greg Walden

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1st US presentation has happened.

BMW Tigard. Friday night was my first presentation back home. Was amazing to have a full house …..

So much to share and talk about that I did not really get whole trip out, but still was a fun evening! Will learn, adapt, improve and share in new ways in the future!

Thanks to all the ADV riders who attended, drove long distances Like IdahoSam, Bug Sister, Steep and Rocky, and an old college roommate Tom, that I had not seen in 17 years or so! Was really great to be among friends, and fellow Moto riders as I shared more than a few stories!

Busy week getting revised materials and then riding up to Seattle for presentation on Thursday Night at Ride West BMW !

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