Chapter New, part 1

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The uphill portion was brutal.  But………………. the downhill, i hit nearly 40 mph , on a Mountain bike!!  At the bottom, i thought about calling my insurance agent to add a bit more to the life policy. 

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What a cute cart.  Want it!!  I could tow it behind the Tahoe, and have a new type of food truck!!  Dont laugh, i need a JOB!!!  It could work..with some chrome fenders…

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I dont remember where this was… i thought it to be a nice pic though.

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It really is quite nice here.  Very beautiful, and can be peaceful… if it wasnt for the incessant honking.  They honk at everything.  So annoying.

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N Goa.

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The national highway.  At least one of them.  This is between Ratnagiri and Panjim.  I had hired a Innova van for the day to get me up the coast a bit farther along because i was just drained from the heat.  It occured to me that i wasnt in a race or some kind of competition with this riding thing.  I am just here to enjoy myself.  Besides it was 98-99 f , and food choices on the coastal route had been very dismal and/or sparse.  So, this was the best decision because i started to have a bit more fun.  I would cycle a day, then, hire a rickshaw or taxi the next and just alternate.  It was nice. 

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My other ellie friend… 

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Its like this all day.  Scooty passes you, then a lorry, then a red bus , then all over again… constantly and they all honk.  Incessant honking.  When i get back , i am going to honk at eveyone!!  Maybe just for the first 10 minutes. 

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Roadside hotels and shopping (mostly along just the national highways, and some state highways).  They build this nice building, then forget to build an actual paved parking lot.  Its just funny. 

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The Hindustan Ambassador.  This thing is probably 50-60 years old, and it is now serving as a taxi.  They are supposed to have an amazing, comfortable ride.  Every one i was trying to hire was always hired.  I still have another few weeks to find one and go for a ride.  I must do this. 

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My little friend at the beach.  She hung out with me all the time.  She was so sweet, just sat there alongside.  If i got up to do get a water or something, she would slowly, quietly follow.  I got her some treats.  I didnt pet her, i didnt want mad cow disease, or some doggy syndrome.  We still had a nice time together though. 

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Bike shot!!!!  She is happy that we got to Goa, and the rack and panniers came off.  After all, she is a stuck up race bike, and not a touring bike. 

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Fucking red bus going the wrong way.  I hate them… they drive wherever they want. 

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