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    Getting ready for the great adventure

    I retired 12/30/2011 after 43 years with pt&t,pacbell,sbc and at&t.

    This coming April I will be headed out on a (for me) great adventure. I will ride from California to Florida to Maine to Washington State and Home.
    This will be a flower sniffer and it will take between 8-10 weeks to complete.
    I'm pulling a little HF Tag-along trailer so I can have a few camping luxuries.

    I created a webpage to share with my friends this adventure.
    Complete with GPS tracking and active blog. I also plan on posting pictures and vids as I journey around the country.

    http://stubbeadventures.weebly.com

    Enjoy

    Tim Stubbe
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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    Sounds like an EPIC adventure! Best wishes on your ride AND your retirement, Tim!

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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    Sounds like a fantastic journey Tim. Don't forget to check in with us & update us from time to time!

    Need I say....HAVE FUN! & Have a SAFE Journey.

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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    You're living the dream... congrats on making it there! Coast to coast is on my bucket list... I hope to check that one off in this lifetime.
    So to speak...

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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    I have 33 years at PT&T,PACBELL,ATT,SBC, ATT Hopefully to follow you soon.
    Congrats Tim
    Take your time and Enjoy every second of it!
    Devo

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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    Tim, congratulations on your retirement - I'm envious!

    I will be following your trip with great interest as there are still plenty of places in the USA that I haven't seen yet.

    Ride safe.

    Jules
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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by Devo View Post
    I have 33 years at PT&T,PACBELL,ATT,SBC, ATT Hopefully to follow you soon.
    Congrats Tim
    Take your time and Enjoy every second of it!
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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    Tim, nice website. I am looking forward to following your adventure!
    Love Steve Winwood, btw...great song!
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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    UPDATE:
    With 21 days to go before I head out on this trip everything seems to be going pretty smoothly, frighteningly so in fact. Getting new rubber on the bike Tuesday and tune up (syncing carbs) also. The Trailer has been packed and repacked and all the gear has been loaded or staged for loading.
    I kinda know how the astronauts felt before they launched, though this is no Moon orbit by any stretch. One can't over plan or check.
    Severe weather still troubles me, but if I have to hole up someplace or change direction, it can be easily done. I don't really have a timeline which makes the trip pretty flexible.
    I keep waiting for some snag, but so far its been a clear path to D-Day.
    The webpage is getting a lot of hits and I have been getting many "Good Trip" wishes and its very encouraging.

    Thanks Everyone

    Tim
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    Re: Getting ready for the great adventure

    Ok, forget every one else being happy for you... I seriously dislike you, and it's all jealousy!!!!

    Seriously though, many congratulations on the retirement! It's great to see you taking full advantage of the fruits of your labor! I'm going to follow your blog with baited breath! Please take plenty of pictures.
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