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PorLaTierra 03-04-2012 11:02 PM

Bellingham to Brazil, not coming back
 
I Quit my job today, I'm tired of my life here, I think I will ride to Panama, then Colombia, then Brazil...

I do not plan to return home, I have some ideas and we will see where I end up.

Tijuana? Honduras? Colombia and Venezuela!? As P. J. O'Rourke put it "How would your mother feel if she knew
you were doing this? She'd cry. She really would. And that's how you know it's fun. Anything that makes your
mother cry is fun. Sigmund Freud wrote all about this. It's a well-known fact."

I have a motorcycle, a couple of passports, a wad of cash and I speak Spanish. I will
leave March 5th, bomb down the Pacific Coast on Highway 1/101 from Bellingham, WA, to Tijuana where I will spend a couple nights with my good buddy Joel. "You can sleep in the trailer out back dude, if it starts moving at night its because the Mexicans are stealing it!" Then I will ride to Panama and devise a way to cross the Darien Gap in the cheapest way possible.

I heard Colombia is really bad ass with a Motorcycle, I heard Venezuela has really cheap gas, and I heard Brazil
is very large (large=lots of riding). I plan to spend a lot of time in those three countires.

Here is my first couple of photos if you want to see my set up.


http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...tleImage-1.jpg
Ready to ride



http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...canCase1-1.jpg
Pelican Case


http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...canCase2-1.jpg
Trip to the hardware store.



http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...canCase3-1.jpg
Set up for easy removal.



http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...canCase4-1.jpg
Sweet!


http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...dAirhead-1.jpg
This is my dad, he taught me everything I know about motorcycles



http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...og/StateSt.jpg
TOO COLD!


http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...g/TheAlamo.jpg
One more cold night in my little apartment and then...


http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...Whidbey069.jpg
Two lane highways to Mexico!

Starts tomorrow (March 5th) we will see what happens

T.Low 03-04-2012 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PorLaTierra (Post 18138788)
I Quit my job today, I'm tired of my life here, I think I will ride to Panama, then Colombia, then Brazil...

I do not plan to return home, I have some ideas and we will see where I end up.

Tijuana?.
Here is my first couple of photos if you want to see my set up.






1. Very cool. What bike are you riding?

2. I need a job, what job did you quit? :D

3. If you end up in Tijuana, it's because something bad happenned.

3. I don't see any pics?

4. I don't count very well, (maybe that's why I don't ahve a job)

PorLaTierra 03-04-2012 11:39 PM

Bellingham to Brazil
 
Quote:

1. Very cool. What bike are you riding?

2. I need a job, what job did you quit? :D

3. If you end up in Tijuana, it's because something bad happenned.

3. I don't see any pics?

4. I don't count very well, (maybe that's why I don't ahve a job)
1. '97 BMW F650
2. I drove cars for a courier service and made delicious sandwiches at a wine/beer/cheese/meat sandwich shop
3. Uh-oh
3? now you can see them!
4. Me neither, thats why I stick with a single cylinder

Reryder 03-04-2012 11:42 PM

Woohoo! You're livin the dream! Keep us posted.
Subscribed.

ackja 03-05-2012 12:25 AM

Wow this sounds like something straight out of a movie
Best of luck on your venture

h2oboy 03-05-2012 12:25 AM

Looking good... in

gunnerbuck 03-05-2012 12:36 AM

Quitting and heading south..
 
That doesn't sound like a bad idea, I've been following Radiomans thread and it looks like there some fantastic places to call home in S.America... My wife and I half jokingly talk about selling out and heading that way ourselves and lately we've been talking about it more and more... I will follow this thread to see what kind of paradise you discover down there...

Gregg Wannabe 03-05-2012 04:52 PM

Good luck, I like your spirit. If you need a place to stay in San Diego, send me a PM

yellowknife 03-05-2012 05:53 PM

Excellent start
 
please continue (and have fun) :lol3

YK

Zepfan 03-05-2012 06:09 PM

Good Luck! I have similar fantasies:rofl I think I'm too much of a wimp though. If you make it to TJ let me know:D

crashmaster 03-05-2012 06:12 PM

Sounds like you have all the planning you need for a little adventure. I highly recommend Peru and Bolivia as well a making a loop through the Guianas if you have the time.

That Portuguese dictionary will come in very handy until you can start sleeping with one. :lol3

Boa viagem!

Airhead Wrangler 03-06-2012 11:02 AM

Yes. From one Northwesterner who fled south to another, expect free room and beer in Manzanillo midway down the pacific coast of Mexico. Shoot me a PM a day or two before you come through. Safe riding and enjoy!

SS in Vzla. 03-06-2012 11:38 AM

:lurk

Brooktown Geezer 03-06-2012 11:52 AM

Following along. I love Bham...rode my Vespa up there last summer from San Diego, and it's currently in heated storage in Ferndale waiting for the next segment of my trip.

Ride safe, and enjoy the trip!

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/bhamstateofmind_web.jpg

http://scoot.net/gallery/jpg/bhamstateofmind_web.jpg

Rapid Dog 03-06-2012 01:03 PM

..i'll bite...got a friend or two in the bham.
lesse wot happens...:norton


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