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Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
across mexico

2015-03-24

We left Mazatlan just after Christmas and cut fairly quickly through Mexico as we wanted to spend New Year's Eve with a good friend of mine in Puerto Angel, a couple of thousand miles...
Forum: Latin America 03-14-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By Open-Explorers
Bike Service in Cancun

I just had to find a mechanic in Cancun myself and came across this thread. I believe I have found the best help there is here in Cancun now. Mayan Motors does not exist anymore. Alecko Moto is a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi Skawtish, thanks for your comment. 0-money...

Hi Skawtish, thanks for your comment. 0-money means we left home on a zero budget (shipping of the bikes and health insurace paid for) and every mile we cover on our trip, we pay for with money we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Thank you for the offer, we'll definitely let you...

Thank you for the offer, we'll definitely let you know when we come to Indonesia. It might be another while though. It's a shame we didn't meet last time I rode Sumatra, Java and Bali in 2011. All...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Love this.

Hi Trevor, we love hearing this! Please do that and let us know if you have any questions i.r. to the year off. We wish you both a great journey.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Great to hear Trevor. Hope you'll enjoy it. Let...

Great to hear Trevor. Hope you'll enjoy it. Let us know.
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Closing the gap

To close the gap between where I left of with my last entry and the time when we met Glen in Mazatlan Mexico, where I was encouraged to start this ride report:

MEXICO

Very often and with all...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Back on the continent!

Thanks for your feedback guys, and sorry we have been out of touch for so long. We came back from a little side-trip to Cuba last night. What a country, what a trip! Anyways, there is virtually no...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Almost in Mexico

Thanks for all your comments, glad you are enjouying the journey.

After Death Valley we only had a couple more stops in the US before crossing the border to Mexico and meeting Glen Heggsted (who...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Hi Mike, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I agree with you with you. I deliberately and blissfully overlooked the part where he asked whether he can go WITH us for the reasons you pointed...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
They're wearing the Compañero suit from...

They're wearing the Compañero suit from Touratech. Most of these travellers are on an "extensive" journey and are sponsored.

For what Joey and I are doing, the Compañero is the best choice out...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Yes Canon MkII for 90% of the shots.

Yes Canon MkII for 90% of the shots.
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
Posted By Open-Explorers
Death Valley

The way South along the west coast was more than fun. Have you ridden the #1? No = You should. Yes = you know what I'm talking about. It's one of the most beautiful roads I know; windy, smooth, not...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 08:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 07:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,304
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, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
Posted By Open-Explorers
Thanks slide, I do my best.

Thanks slide, I do my best.
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 02:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,776
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 680,549
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,776
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, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,359
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,...
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