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    • I'll wake up this sleeping thread to say Thanks, Chris. Thanks for ADV, for SmugMug, for your commitment to the core of what makes it special and awesome and good for people. I really hope to meet up with you at one of these GTGs and thank you in person sometime sooner than later.

    • Please do, it'll give me ammo when I see some of them next weekend.

      I think ADV is successful in part because it's just a vehicle (if you will, nyuk nyuk nyuk), or an empty vessel. Everyone is free to put in what they have and take out what they need. Need tech help? got it. Just want to fart around in JM? check. Want to read about someone travelling the world, or go do it yourself? Got that too. Next weekend we'll be at a quiet little campground on a dead end road in a part of Tennesse where phones don't work and there will be folks there from Wisconsin, NY, Florida, PA, Canada, and every place in between. Including @RoyS and @Mark_O . Hell, come on out- I'll trailer down and bring an extra bike. We could use the kitchen help :nod

      I think another part of ADVs success is because of the kind of people who are attracted to motorcycles, and motorcycle travel in particular. Not everybody can walk up to a campfire with 175 people he's (she's) never met and understand that there are gonna be at least a few lifelong friends there. Give those kind of people a place to look across a campfire at the entire world and good things are bound to happen.

      Dan are you coming next weekend in spite of the shoulder?