If you are one of the three or four (on a good day) regular readers of this blog you must be wondering where have I been and why have I been so quiet. Has he dropped off of this earth? Well, not really, but I’ve been to a far away corner of the earth and back and then to another corner and back again. Except for a very short and significant ride in terms of motorcycle decisions, I have not ridden at all since my last post.
I went on a series of work related trips. From Eugene to Chapel Hill and from there to Hawaii and then to the Majuro Atoll, one of the most threatened places from global warming and the raising sea level. The Majuro Atoll is where the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands resides.
It literally is a narrow 30 mile long ringlike coral island and reef that does not completely enclose a lagoon. Quite a place to visit, and I will prepare a post only about it. From there I went to Guam, in the Marianna Islands area, before coming back home.
A few days later I went to my home town of Porto Alegre where I stayed for several days before once again returning to the Eugene headquarters.
I’ve been back to Eugene for a few days now. On a next post I will tell you about the one important decision that will change 1/3 of my motorcycle stable. Actually phase 1 of this change has been implemented already and phase 2 will be completed at some point in March or April. I will prepare a post about the Republic of the Marshall Islands and I have some other post ideas brewing. Meanwhile I just wanted to say hello! Hope everyone is doing fine and enjoying fall as much as a motorcycle rider in the Pacific Northwest can.
Abç, pois na correria nem nos despedimos.
Fala Joao! E tambem nem te dei o abraco de Feliz Aniversario (que vai agora), que era pra’ gente celebrar no domingo. Mas foi legal te ver, pena que a Rosana nao pode ir. Grande Abraco!
You sure have been busy and going to interesting places that look like summer. Welcome home. Can’t wait for your posts
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Hey Bob great to hear from you. Will prepare next posts next week. Still catching up with work!
Glad to see your back…I try to get in a long ride at least once a week, and on the occasion I’m not able to your blog definitely helps cure the melancholy. Try not to keep us in suspense for too long, want to hear about these important changes. Hope all is well, GiL
Hey GiL how are you? Soon I will be posting again. First I need to catch up with work that got left behind.
I’m good thank you, my hands have been quite full as of lately…my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl a couple weeks ago. So between work and family I’ve been busy busy busy. I’ve ridden here and there but not as much as I’ve wanted to, oh the joys of being a parent. Can’t wait to hear of your travels though, looks like you had a really interesting trip.
Congratulations on your baby girl GiL!!! That will keep you busy, that is a certainty. Good busy, though. Happy Holidays!
Welcome home. That is quite the journey you have been on. I am looking forward to your upcoming posts.
I don’t know much about the Marshall Islands but had to do a little research when we kept getting court appointed to some of it’s citizens. Hard to find a Marshalese Interpreter in Oregon I tell you.
Yes, Micronesian migration is a growing issue. And it will only get more intense as the islands risk being flooded. Judging by what I’ve seen and heard of the peoples from the Bikini Atoll, it will be traumatic. More on that when I put something together regarding my experience at the Majuro Atoll. Great to hear from you Trobairitz.