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Old 01-30-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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As I write this, I'm somewhere over the ocean enduring the disgustingly long flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Once in the land of freaks and fakes, I then hop a plane back to god's country. It's a brutal itinerary only made tolerable by lots of boo...

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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So,as I understand it,Blake is your traveling companion,attorney,straight man,foil,and now your hero.How about the wind beneath your wings?Seriously,that was a true adventure.Not too many of those in life.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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Great coverage Ryan! Thanks to you many of us have friends all over the planet. The friends you make are the best part of this whole hot rod life. Sounds like you had a sweet adventure!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Awesome trip Ryan and glad to see you had fun. C'mon back and get adjusted!

I wouldn't mind going to Australia one day.....or at the very least attend a reliability run.

Safe Travels and Godspeed.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Wonderful stuff Ryan,.... Now back to reality,.. (kinda' stinks huh ?)

And one more thing,... Welcome Home !
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thanks for taking us along....We all had a great trip!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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Sounds like it truly was the trip of a lifetime!

I like all of your coverage pictures, but I've got to say that having been a photojournalism major in college picture #8 rules!
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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Looks like lots of "Manly Men" live there.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #9
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Man I'm sure this was a trip of a lifetime! Your coverage was awesome. Welcome back to Texas
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:09 AM   #10
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Thanks for the great coverage of your travels.

Now we go back to the regular programming...
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #11
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Sounds like it truly was the trip of a lifetime!

I like all of your coverage pictures, but I've got to say that having been a photojournalism major in college picture #8 rules!
Is that lowsquire?

He looks a bit more 'manly' than the last time I saw him.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #12
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Wow, quite a "ride about", eh? Glad you made it back safe, but what of your attorney? Did the bats get him?
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #13
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Bats? I hope not. These are the kinds of bats we reserve for attorneys!

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #14
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As I am about to depart for cold Connecticut after a great California vacation, that ended with 2 days at the GNRS, I am reminded of the 2 Australian couples I had lunch with. Of course we spoke of hot rods, cruising, shows and politics here and down under. Australia may be next on my list. Thanks Ryan
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #15
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Too cool - what a great trip, Love the coverage. I've always enjoyed hanging with the Aussies when they've come to visit us in Texas - glad we could send a couple of our best ambassadors down to return the favor.

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for the ride Ryan! Put a New Zealand summer on your list of things to do! And bring the Mrs and the kids too!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:22 PM   #17
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Congrats on your short article, hope for more details and pics when you recover from your long journey. Imagine that this is a time when you have done and seen so much that the "there is no place like home" feeling hits you. Take Care
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #18
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Glad you enjoyed it down here mate its a good place and christmas island isnt really what the name sounds like it houses all the illegal boat people that try to get here from indonesia and is a very overcrowded island.once again come back again one day theres more to Australia then just Melbourne mate.Sydney leaves it for dead......
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #19
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Welcome back to the 48!
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #20
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Loved reading about your exploits down under, next time, you need to smuggle me into your carry on...and sneak me food and drinks for the flight...
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