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Radioman 05-19-2011 07:14 AM

Radioman Rides the World.......
Finally got around to starting a Ride Report as i am just two weeks from my last day of work, and the start of an adventure I have been dreaming about for many many years.

This is a new beginning in my life that I have been calling "Chapter 3". If you are interested in any of the back story that got me to this place, here are a couple of links.

lots of additional information, and video links on Post #12

and then the real beginning to this ride.....

In the next weeks I will try to get some of the bigger planning stuff posted up, but I start riding on June 4th!:ricky:wings

EDITED 8/15/2011 Here is where I am now on my Spotwalla page.

Radioman 05-19-2011 07:14 AM

EDIT 11/22/11 Decided to make a short Index for those finding this Ride report later and just wanting specific information from parts of the ride. Hope this helps someone later to reread bit of the trip, hotels etc.

The first 15 pages or so are capturing my transition into this chapter, renting out my house, other logistics.
Heading out riding in the USA. Riding to watch the space shuttle on July 8th, 2011

____________________ INDEX for Ride Report! _______________________

• Ride starts around Page 15 --- My Post #219

• Space Shuttle Launch around page around Page 21 --- My Post 309

• New Bike Farkling and Westfest around page 24 --- My Post 350

• Back to Atlanta and riding up the east coast of USA around page 31--- My post 455

• Riding into Northeast Canada around page 37--- My post 544

• Ferry to NewFoundland around page 40--- My post 586

• Labrador Riding the TransLab around page 43--- My post 633

• Making it back for WetFest around page 47--- My post 695

• Leaving PDX riding south around page 52--- My post 771

• Engine Failure in Tucson around page 56--- My post 826

• Finally Riding into Mexico around page 70--- My post 1049

• Thoughts on Mexico around page 98-- Post 1469

• Belize around 100 Post 1489

• Guatemala around 100 Post 1491

• Does not always go as planned around page 100 -- Post 1495

• El Salvador around page 115 Post 1714

• Honduras around page 115 Post 1725

• Nicaragua around page 116 Post 1731

• Costa Rica Around page 121 Post 1807

• Panama Around page 123 Post 1837

• Colombia around page 126 Post 1889 Loading on the Stahlratte

• Ecuador around Page 156 Post 2330

• INDIA the side trip.....Around page 191 Post 2865

• Return to Ecuador to continue the ride Post 3546

• Peru Post 3606

• Bolivia Post 3797

• Argentina Post 3874

• Chile Post 3947

• Reaching Ushuaia Post 4133

• Sailing to Antarctica Post 4295

Shipping my bike

• New Zealand Post 4636

• Australia Post 5015

• South Africa.... Post 5596

• And back to America Late November, 2013

•Home 15th December 2013 Post 6369

•January 1st, 2014 Starting Chapter 4 of my life Post


Radioman 05-19-2011 07:17 AM

Like What bike to ride? There is no perfect bike (They are all good :)

First part of the trip was on my 2006 1150 GSA

But after lots of discussions and thought. I decided not to ride my trusted 2006 R1150GSA with 80K + miles (probably close to 100K after this summer), but purchased a 2011 F800GS to do this ride with. Primary reason for the change is the weight of the bike and less miles. It was a huge decision to make the change as I love my 1150GSA.

Found a Demo Model sitting in the window. The guys at Ride West BMW in Seattle spent a great deal of time with me and helped me in the process. Thanks to Kerry, Dave, Omar for all your help!!

Will need a bunch of work to get it ready for the road! ....

On the road. 2011 F800GS

FLARider1 05-19-2011 07:27 AM

Subscribed!! Looking forward to following your adventure!!


fatherof4 05-19-2011 07:52 AM


I met you breifly last year at Enterprise, are you still going to this years? I have a friend that has put the bug for an Alaska trip in my head and was hoping pick your brain a little.

MortimerSickle 05-19-2011 08:18 AM

In! :lurk

maiden.jade 05-19-2011 08:32 AM

Subscribed and eagerly waiting...

MortimerSickle 05-19-2011 08:43 AM

This just seemed appropriate....

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job3-14 05-19-2011 09:24 AM

No better time than NOW.
Amanda and I are so happy for you! What a way to start the chapter! If you ever end up in Orillia, Ontario; you know what to do.

Safe journey,


larryboy 05-19-2011 09:32 AM

Road of Bones?

Go Mark!!! :clap

Motomuffin 05-19-2011 09:42 AM


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Brauhausbier 05-19-2011 10:56 AM


Can't wait for the Wallowa Trip Radioman:beer

Ladybug0048 05-19-2011 11:23 AM

You know I'm going to be following along. I never miss your ride reports. :D

I'm looking forward to the Hells Canyon/Wallowa thing too. :ricky

Johnny Dakar 05-19-2011 11:23 AM

Getting in on this on the First PAGE!!! :clap! Subscribed.


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