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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Going or not going

A couple of weeks ago I received a message through our website from a stranger. I took me a while to respond. I wasn't sure how much sincerity was behind this message. But I finally did.

Here's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Coming down

Coming down from Alaska going through Northern Canada, our bank account reminded us very unambiguously that we had to do something about our financial situation again. The broken gearbox and stator,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Before leaving Alaska

There are many great things to see in Alaska. But for me, there was one that stuck out - The Matanuska Glacier. You can ride right up to it and walk on it. All the tour-guides that saw us walk on it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
The actual journey begins

Thanks for the comments everybody. We're happy you like the photos. (We've been using a Canon 5D mkII for most of the shots. There are some iPhone shots in the mix too.)

Before I'll continue...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Lucky again?

(Thanks for the offer to help guys. But yes, these entries are a bit delayed. I'm trying to catch you up quickly so they can be real time soon. Bear with me...)

We didn't have much time left to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
More bike troubles

Riding Yukon and Alaska was amazing. It's like you don't wanna put on your helmet because in the next minute or so you'll wanna stop for pictures again. Fairbanks was the last place where we could...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
There isn't much we can't do on the R80GS. We...

There isn't much we can't do on the R80GS. We have all the necessary tools (which isn't too much). On the 12GS it's a different story... I'll have to learn as I go along..
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Thanks Pi8ikos, let's stay in touch and meet on...

Thanks Pi8ikos, let's stay in touch and meet on the road somewhere. Ride safe.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Going up

Needless to say, because of all the random jobs, we were running a bit late going up to the most Northern, motor-able point in Alaska. It was late August, soon to be September when we started in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Ready to ride

Having gotten our 2 sets of wheels on the Americas we were ready to ride up to most northern motor-able place in Alaska - Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay - before going all the way down to the most Southern...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
Beginning

Thanks Glen for your kind words, I'm very glad you enjoyed watching "Somewhere Else Tomorrow" when we were at your place.

Riders! When you ride South, make sure you stop at Glen's in Matzatlan,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,107
Posted By Open-Explorers
RTW 2-wheels 1-world 0-money (+ THE GIRL)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7521/15592720494_c506e94cb8_z.jpg

Josephine and I started our Pan-American trip 9 months ago in New York. It took meeting Glen Heggstad in Mazatlan, Mexico for us to...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Open-Explorers
Gearbox R80GS (91) needed quickly in Northern BC

Hey guys, we're on our way up to Prudoe Bay Alaska, but Joey's gearbox broke BMW R80GS 1991. Does anyone know of a good reconditioned one somewhere in Canada. Shipping from US or Europe will take too...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi guys, thanks for your encouraging feedback....

Hi guys, thanks for your encouraging feedback. I'm sorry I've been absent for a while –*I went to Milan to attend the EICMA. I helped out friends at MOTOinfinito and represented the Ted Simon...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
For a long time I hadn't had to be concerned...

For a long time I hadn't had to be concerned about time or deal with a concrete schedule. But when travelling through Tibet with your own vehicle, the money you pay to the Chinese government for...
Forum: Latin America 11-17-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Open-Explorers
Sounds great. I'd love to be part of it, but...

Sounds great. I'd love to be part of it, but won't be able to make it. Let's stay in touch. Hopefully another occassion. Dan
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
I got up early in the morning. My travel...

I got up early in the morning. My travel companions and I haven't yet talked about when to cross the border, but I didn't wanna start off by holding them back. The air was clear and the border-town...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Thanks slide, I do my best.

Thanks slide, I do my best.
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
The other thing that helped me score jobs –...

The other thing that helped me score jobs – especially better paid jobs – was the internet. Of course, extensive networking was only possible because of the internet, but the opportunities to work...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi Cord, thank you very much for your support and...

Hi Cord, thank you very much for your support and contribution. It's people like you that make it possible for me to turn this into we can share and all benefit from. Thank you again. Daniel
p.s....
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hey guys. How are you all? I get asked on a...

Hey guys. How are you all?

I get asked on a regular bases, 'how did you do it, how have you been finding jobs along the way?' Looking back it's a mystery even to myself. At the journey's beginning...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 576,798
Posted By Open-Explorers
It was great meeting you at the EICMA Sheldon. I...

It was great meeting you at the EICMA Sheldon. I love what you're doing and I'm looking forward to catching up with you in South America some time. (Or whatever place else.) Have subscribed to your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Before I start writing about riding in Tibet...

Before I start writing about riding in Tibet where I faced great challenges apart from ice and snow, I'd like to go back and mention what this meant for me financially. As you know, I started this...
Forum: Vendors 11-14-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
By the way, I started writing about the journey...

By the way, I started writing about the journey on another thread.
It's more about the journey itself. Enjoy.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838459
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi guys. You wouldn't believe how thrilled I...

Hi guys.

You wouldn't believe how thrilled I was to be able to ride into South East Asia overland, on my own bike. And secondly I would be riding through Tibet as a bonus. I haven't dared to even...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hy guys, I'm back on my computer and the story...

Hy guys, I'm back on my computer and the story continues… This time – I promise –*I'm gonna find a way out of dead-end situation!

I was one of the last travellers getting out of the Himalayan...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi guys. Thanks for the comments. So where was I?...

Hi guys. Thanks for the comments. So where was I?

Oh yes, I was trying to find a way to travel further East from India. Apart from what I learnt traveling in Iran, there were many more incidents,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi you all, hope you had a great weekend. Thanks...

Hi you all, hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for your comments. Here the story continues…

Ok, so I made it to India, not really knowing how to continue from there. By then, I had been on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,981
Posted By Open-Explorers
2-wheels 1-world 0-money RTW

Hi bikers, travellers out there.

I thought I offer some entertainment and blog a bit about my trip. I started in Berlin in 2008 and I made it to New Zealand, which took me 2,5 years. I know that's...
Forum: Vendors 11-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Awesome Thanks. Looking forward to finishing and...

Awesome Thanks. Looking forward to finishing and sending you this movie.
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Yeah man, I definitely wouldn't wanna do it...

Yeah man, I definitely wouldn't wanna do it again. So much easier AND cheaper to simply buy a bike in the country. But once you're done so many miles on your own bike, it's a sentimental aspect...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Am I a bad motorcycle owner if I have cleaned by...

Am I a bad motorcycle owner if I have cleaned by bike only once in 15 years, once since I bought it really? In my defence, I cleaned extremely thoroughly when before I entered Australia. The...
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
@jetjackson: Good idea, I'll add a Youtube link...

@jetjackson: Good idea, I'll add a Youtube link first thing tomorrow morning.

@Dubl-A: I'd very much like that. See if you wanna get yourself a copy on www.indiegogo.com/210
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi guys, thanks so much for your contributions...

Hi guys, thanks so much for your contributions and the kind comments. I am really excited about producing something that I feel so passionate about for someone who cares as much as you guys do....
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Really appreciate this! Guys like you make indie...

Really appreciate this! Guys like you make indie productions like this possible. I'll continue to pour my heart into making this. Thanks jetjackson.
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
@ Mr Pif Yeah, that was one of the highlights...

@ Mr Pif
Yeah, that was one of the highlights of the journey. Something I will never forget.
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
@jetjackson I went through several cameras...

@jetjackson

I went through several cameras over the time. But for the most part I used the Canon 5DmkII, which delivers a great quality footage, but is not as easy to handle as most film/video...
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hey guys, thank you so much for your comments. I...

Hey guys, thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate your openess and honesty about this. Your encouraging words give me a new boost to keep it up and finish this film. It has been a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4,086
Views: 2,043,869
Posted By Open-Explorers
Thanks Noah, look both great. But more...

Thanks Noah, look both great. But more importantly, enjoy the ride. Dan
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Open-Explorers
Epic RTW Movie in the making

Hi fellow bikers and travellers,

I just wanted to share this MOVIE project with you. Let me know what you think. – A dreamer rides around the world on a motorcycle, surviving on the money he makes...
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