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Have you ever dreamt of doing something so far fetched you thought it would never happen? Well that's not the case with Marko Hemmila.

There was a recent breakfast gathering at Strawns Two on 70th of the Red River BMU motorcycle riders, a group of men mostly near or part retirement age, living the good life.

On this day their honored guest was 39 year old Marko Hemmila , a native of Finland who is actually living out his own far fetched dream, a round-the-world motorcycle ride.

"This is the only, the first round the world trip But I had been in every single European country with the bike. I just wanted to go further away. I just decided to quit my job," he said.

His travels have taken him through 30 countries from Germany to southeast Asia to Australia and now to the U.S.

"I've been most surprised about people. How wonderful people are everywhere," he said.

He saids he will  Head to central and South America next. He expects his entire journey to take four years.

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