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Normally busy scooting around Europe on our bikes (Nortons is my favourite choice of Bike) we are taking a year off to do the "All roads lead to the Moon tour" Argentina to Alaska plus a fair bit of the USA.
Like all plans its subject to change as we travel, not to plan is to plan to fail (a famous guy said that...)
Mostly camping to keep down costs and cooking "in the field" when we can.

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  1. Gino Rondelli, seems you've lost your moustache since I last seen you but then probably so have I! You've still got a good head of hair to unlike me unfortunately but there you go can't have everything I guess! Congratulations on the big trip mate and here's to a safe and interesting journey to remember for all the right reasons mate. Safe riding and shiny side up. Cheers Graeme Lawson (New Zealand these days...)

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    1. Hi Graeme, still got the mouser just that now its greay and ye cannae see it in the sun ha ha. Good to hear from you, hope all is well with you.

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  2. Hi Happy Christmas Gino & Fiona, we're enjoying the posts.

    Micheal and Patricia

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    1. Cheers Mickey & Pat, have a good one yourself

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  3. Merry Christmas to the travelling Willburys sorry the travelling Rondellis

    Mark&Susan

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    1. Ha Ha , hope you have a nice one, Skype ing Laura later so prob speak to you

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  4. Hi Gino and Fiona

    A very merry Christmas from Ian (on Xmas hols in Portsmouth) and Arthur to Gino and Fiona at the end of the Earth.

    Well done in reaching your most southerly destination and enjoy the Teachers whisky. I’ll be having a very large G&T and Arthur will be having some modern crap with vodka and caffeine!

    We have enjoyed the tales of your exploits so far and looking forward to hearing about more adventures as you head northward.

    All the best.

    Ian and Arthur

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    1. Hi Chaps, A merry christmas to you both, now the more difficult bit starts, the journey North, having a week off to get drunk and relaz first!

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  5. Hi Gino + Fiona
    Happy New Year and safe travels.
    Brian

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    1. Thanks Brian, and all the best to you
      Gino & Fiona

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  6. Hi Gino and Fiona, Happy New Year way down under. Just viewed the video, you better stop off in LA and see my friend the Film Director, it could be interesting. Happy New Year from Micky and Pat

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    1. Cheers Micky, hope you and Pat have a great 2013, not sure if my dodgy filming is up to any standard never mind LA :-)

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  7. Looking good so far - all the very best for 2013 :-)

    Bob W

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    1. Thanks Bob, hope your resolutions included getting out on the bike more and doing less for the lunatics running the asylum! Oh no I shouldn't have said that, may be looking for a job when I get back!

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  8. Just found out from Murphy about your Charlie Boorman type trip! I haven't seen you for years and if you get back from polar bear country give me a call to meet up. John Penman, possibly ex-BT.

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    1. Will do John, just leave its a great life!!

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  9. OH! OH! water in the whisky, a mortal sin.
    Keep the Highlands beautiful just ignore the tourists but take their money. Just like Rob Roy
    We have "sheep" like that in Dromiskin just down the road, they had an open day last week and were selling the knitwear. They mumble at you and congregate as if they're discussing the weather.
    Speed traps are a money spinner no matter where in the world you are.
    Safe motoring along the way.

    Micky

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  10. Hey Gino,


    Looks great so far mate, hope all is still going well.

    Your weather is still better than here.

    All the best and safe travels to you and Fiona

    Cheers the Big Kiwi
    p.s. we didn't get the special events this year long story may bore you with it one day............

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    1. Cheers Kelly' yep going well' sorry to hear that, just as well I came on the trip then. Hope its working out ok for you and Andy.
      Gino

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  11. Hello -- hope u r having a Blast.

    Vince

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    1. Hi Vince

      We certainly are, maybe catch up sometime on the road
      Gino & Fiona

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  12. Hi Gino, sorry to hear your sad news. You'll now have a new guardian angel for the remainder of the trip. God rest your mum's soul and may she rest in peace.
    Mickey

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  13. hello viona and gino
    here is thomas and andrea
    we hope you have great time

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    1. Hi Tomas & Andrea
      Great to hear from you guys, looking forward to a beer with you in 2014!
      Gino & Fiona

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  14. Hello we would like to Inform you about our Oasis in Oaxaca, Mexico geared for overland travelers. We offer camping for tents and small to mid-size vehicles and budget accommodation in a self-contained apartment. If it is on your route we would love to meet you.
    http://www.overlanderoasis.com/

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    1. Hi Guys,
      Thanks for the info, unfortunatley we will not be heading to Oaxaco now so we won't meet up, hopefully some other time
      Regards
      Gino & Fiona

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  15. Hi Gino and Fiona, just back home today from SanFrancisco. Route 1 out of San Francisco, go to Point Reyes Station, where there's the Old Western Hotel/Saloon. Great old place, had a whiskey "straight" at the bar from the bar tender. Great history here, worth a stop. Good healthy food opposite. WE then went to Bagoda Bay, where the film The Birds was made. Really nice here, great landscapes, good biking roads on the way.Stayed 1 week in San Francisco, cool from the fog in evenings, 2nd week in Oakland, much nicer climate, real friendly place.Heading for Kilmac the weekend. Great movie and stills. Give up the day job. Mickey

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    1. Cheers Mickey, replied on E Mail, might need a day job when I get back ha ha

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  16. Gino Good luck on your travels I have seen ALL your videos, looks like your having a good time, although awkward moments breakdowns etc. All the best from John Paton, still hanging in at BT although me and John Penman were selected to go to OPENREACH frontline !!! Still get paid as a TO though !!!! I think they are trying to persuade us to go?? :-0 ONLY ONE LAD - Paul Sturrock (you wont know him ,started as an apprentice in Dundee )He is covering ALL DUNDEE, ANGUS, and PERTHSHIRE and only two bodies left in FIFE, Mike Kenny and Alec Fleming !!! anyway GINO enjoy yourself and fingers crossed that the bikes don't have too many breakdowns !!!!!

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    1. Hi John
      Its been great, some tough moments but thats the nature of the beast, still lucky to be having this amazing adventure. Yes I heard the "job" was F******. Sad the company has gone that way. Get out while you are still able to do something for yourself, I was lucky and glad I did!! Good luck
      Gino

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  17. With reference to Lonely Pine , not sure if any connection, have fun...

    http://youtu.be/qApsAPnoH7c

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    1. Thanks John, that song was in my head as got near the place, not sure if there's a connection, prob not as it says virginia and it was in California but funny anyway.
      Cheers
      Gino

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  18. Just to let you know I'm still reading the stories and loving the photos ( Canada looks fantastic ).
    Ride safe .
    Cheers
    Brian

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    1. Hi Brian, good to. Know somebody is reading it! Canada is amazing but expensive, especially if you like a drink!
      Regards
      Gino & Fiona

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  19. hi, we met in Boquette Panama in March (I think), I am single mom traveling with my 2 sons (from China). I see you have been in Alaska, are you thinking of heading up to Fairbanks. If so, let me know and you are welcome to stay with us. Happy Travels. Joy, Kai and Eli

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    1. Hi Joy
      Good to hear from you, we finally made it to Anchorage, spending a few days here to service the bikes then heading up to fairbanks, we'd love to take you up on your offer, all going to plan we'd be there on Wednesday sometime. My E mail is ginorondelli then the @gmail.com (I've seperated the name and the @ bit to avoid spam, if that makes sense
      Regards
      Gino & Fiona

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  20. Well done guys on reaching Anchorage, a milestone eh,many mile stones since you started.Photos are good as usual and good to see you looking good.
    Mickey McEneaney

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  21. Just found your wee card with your blog address on it, it looks like you are both having the time of your lives.

    Can't wait to see you when you get back to hear all your amazing stories of your journey.

    Steph x

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  22. Hiya. Thank you. We have been very lucky everywhere. We will come home skint but have lots of stories to bore you with. Hope you are good. Fi & Gino x

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