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Yesterday I went to AJ Foyt on I-45 in Houston to order a luggage rack for my bike. While I was there I met two guys, both of whom were over 60 years old, from Venezuela.

Seems they took a flight to Miami where they each bought a new BMW R800 with all the gadgets, bells and whistles, new riding clothes and helmets, Bags, Luggage, etc. and set out for Alaska. After Alaska they were going to New York, then back to Miami where they would sell the bikes and all the gear and catch a plane back to Venezuela.

Now that's a trip to remember.
 

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Wow, that is a cool idea for a trip. Did they say how long they expected to be on the road?

I can't help but wonder why they don't ride them back home, though. Maybe it's not safe riding a bike through Mexico, Nicaragua, and Columbia?
 

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the song goes like this "They'r coming to America...to Day!"

Wow, that is a cool idea for a trip. Did they say how long they expected to be on the road? I can't help but wonder why they don't ride them back home, though. Maybe it's not safe riding a bike through Mexico, Nicaragua, and Columbia?
where else can you ride a whole continent coast to coast, North and South w/o fear of... you fill in the blanks. Freedom. it isn't free. No place else on earth is it more abundant. Yes, everybody wants to come here. can you blame them? out, ponch
 

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I heard mention of three months travel time. From the looks of the two Old Dogs I might venture a guess they will not make the round trip. Both looked as though they had been rode hard and put away wet. The older of the two gentlemen groaned worse than I do when he got off his bike. Thought I was gonna have to catch him there for a minute.

I'd give then about another ten days and both them beemers will be up for sale, cheap. At least that's how they looked to me.
 

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Yes, "everyone wants to come here", but if they are here illegally or they can't speak English, they need to leave.
 

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I don't know for sure, but I always thought immigration was the sincerest form of flattery, that's how my relatives got here in 1620. I'm considered an American by many, but I'm not Native American. After all, aren't Native Americans the only indigenous people? I'm pretty sure all the rest of us are immigrants.
 

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I'm still glad that my ancestors immigrated and weren't forced to remain where they were. Maybe we need to re-read the Statue of Liberty.
 

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now we have a president and an administration,running down arrizona for enforcing lws the federal gov wont,and they rote them,uninted states huh...O bow ma runs down amarica with every dictator he meets.i hope arrizona does not back down.stop seeling power to L.A.
 

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Hearing all the racism on the CB radio, I came up with a cute idea for a cartoon....Two Native Americans eyeing the pilgrams saying to each other...."There goes the economy!"
 

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Reminds me of a youtube video I saw some time back, a guy in CA wanted to ride from the southernmost point in the US to the northernmost. He rode from CA to Key West FL, then from Key West to the north slope of AK.

On a Kawasaki Ninja 250.
 

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My ancestors of my mom and dad immigrated here too. Legally. And they learned to speak English. So if you are not here legally, or if you can't speak the language, get out. Statue of Liberty welcomes folks from other countries as long as they go through our legal channels to become citizens. Otherwise, she says to go home.

The President has to walk a fine line on this issue. So did tha last president. Problem is we don't have a secure southern border, and the bigger issue is within our control: drug use by Americans. Were it not for the demand here, we would not have all the drug problems coming from Mexico. But no one here wants to deal with the demand, they just want to do the conservative/republican thing, and pour billions into the "war on drugs", which is a complete waste of tax money.
 

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I'm sorry I even posted this thread. It was hijacked from post #5 all the way to the end and turned into something ugly and dark.

I was commenting on the two older gentlemen riding all around this country on two new BMW bikes. If you guys want to piss and moan about immigrants then start your own thread and leave mine alone.
 

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when riding, the last leg home is the hardest

What happened to talking about a couple old guys taking a cool trip?
I'd give then about another ten days and both them beemers will be up for sale, cheap. At least that's how they looked to me.

I think they made it to Houston and were on their last leg. somebody was taking bets they wouldn't make it full circle. heck, if they made it to the left coast, they might have just holed up somewhere's and taken immigration status.? can't say that I'd blame em. out, ponch
 

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I was wondering about that also, since when are visitors immigrants ?
visitors eventualy go home. immigrants dont. but thats not what this thread is about. its about che and his buddy on an old norton 650 thumper, what did they call it "the might one"?
 

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I heard mention of three months travel time. From the looks of the two Old Dogs I might venture a guess they will not make the round trip. Both looked as though they had been rode hard and put away wet. The older of the two gentlemen groaned worse than I do when he got off his bike. Thought I was gonna have to catch him there for a minute.

I'd give then about another ten days and both them beemers will be up for sale, cheap. At least that's how they looked to me.
HEY NOW!

I'm 61 and I moan and groan too, but I've done a bun burner (1000 miles in 24 hrs), with energy to spare. :D
 

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I respect anyone who can belong to the IBA but I see no use whatsoever in subjecting my body to that kind of punishment or abuse.

These two guys looked worse than I have seen anyone look in years. It was like they both were really glad to be off the bikes at the motorcycle shop.
 

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These two guys looked worse than I have seen anyone look in years. It was like they both were really glad to be off the bikes at the motorcycle shop.
LOL, i know the feeling too. It does make me wonder though if they had ever been on a long trip before. They certainly had taken on an arduous challenge. That's a long trip even in a car.
 
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