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Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins… Boats, Windmills, Tulips and a Dream

I'm starting a new adventure. Unfortunately there is no motorcycle riding involved, but it does include boats, windmills, tulips and a dream.

I'm probably just going to post and update with links...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,963
Posted By troyfromtexas
Nice ride

Nice ride… :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins… Dakar Rally Final Results

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ME2pnHT8n6U/UttK4iHETYI/AAAAAAAAO2Y/_41JP48WC_g/s1600/dakar13.1.tiff
The final… Day 13 from La Serena to Valpairiso...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins… Dakar Rally stage summaries

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vg9vIQfggA4/Us2TWPhEegI/AAAAAAAAOyc/G8uyoJdXq2I/s1600/dakar_day4.1.tiff
Dakar Rally 2014… Day 4 San Juan to Chilecito...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Dakar Rally 2014… Day 3 San Juan to Chilecito, Argentina

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8O47pZwaueY/Us2UkcyrioI/AAAAAAAAOyo/iGJciqrR-qg/s1600/dakar_day3.1.tiff
Day 3 of the Dakar Rally directed the riders from San Juan to Chilecito, Argentina....
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By troyfromtexas
Dakar Rally 2014… Day 2 San Luis to San Rafael, Argentina

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-72dFj_t50Xc/UsrKjeyl1rI/AAAAAAAAOxs/pYrNy4-UAeE/s1600/dakar_day2.tiff
Day 2 stage summary video...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Dakar Rally 2014… Day 2 San Luis to San Rafael, Argentina

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-72dFj_t50Xc/UsrKjeyl1rI/AAAAAAAAOxs/pYrNy4-UAeE/s1600/dakar_day2.tiff
Day 2 of the Dakar Rally moves from San Luis to San Rafael in Argentina...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By troyfromtexas
Yes, I think that it will be interesting to watch...

Yes, I think that it will be interesting to watch how Despres does on his new ride. I believe that KTM has won the last 13 rallys, but with Despres riding a Yamaha and a Barreda riding a new Honda it...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By troyfromtexas
Dakar Rally

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J8VfjWi4yjs/Ur-SzZjrG9I/AAAAAAAAOuo/Eb5vrp76w6E/s400/dakar1.jpg
It's time!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5PbIekJkqXk/Ur-SzGxDGaI/AAAAAAAAOus/FiFoJMOK1Ek/s400/dakar2.jpg
If...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Dakar Rally 2014… Day 1 Rosario to San Luis, Argentina

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hnAyCvWv9AI/UsmvIAG9DGI/AAAAAAAAOxM/hoLNxKgTZTY/s320/dakar_day1.tiff
Day 1 of the Dakar Rally traveled from Rosario to San Luis in Argentina....
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... An Interview with Helder Rodrigues about the Honda CRF450

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IIs2qhRF260/UsD25ecbfMI/AAAAAAAAOwk/dmyiNn0yF2A/s320/rodrigues.tiff
Helder Rodrigues has never won a Dakar Rally. However he is hoping that his luck will change. He is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... An Interview with Cyril Despres... Yamaha 450 and Dakar

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F4o0-3IcZoE/UsDtnpzd9RI/AAAAAAAAOwI/Gb1llzcQi1Y/s400/despres.tiff
Cyril Despres is a five time winner of the Dakar Rally. Despres won the 2013 Dakar riding a KTM 450...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... An Interview with Marc Coma about KTM450 and the Dakar

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K_DdLa9oUlY/UsDvyu2uuOI/AAAAAAAAOwU/7-_zmtjSLlM/s400/coma.tiff
Marc Coma is a three time winner of the Dakar Rally. He rides a KTM 450. The KTM motorcycles have dominated...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins… 2014 Dakar Rally Official Teaser

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tSA6Xsx9ueE/UsGQh30K-ZI/AAAAAAAAOw0/KHRqoEnF5VU/s400/dakarteaser.tiff
5 days and counting down! :clap:

Check out the official teaser with some great beauty shots. video...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins… 2014 Dakar Rally Preview

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HPIEWWiSXfI/UsCSr-MPV3I/AAAAAAAAOv4/d7XIIW4whkQ/s400/dakarpreview.jpg
The Dakar Rally… 6 days and counting down!

Check out this preview which captures a little bit of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins… The Dakar Rally

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J8VfjWi4yjs/Ur-SzZjrG9I/AAAAAAAAOuo/Eb5vrp76w6E/s400/dakar1.jpg
It is almost time for the 2014 Dakar Rally!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Traveling North Korea by Adventure Motorcycle

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ni0i8GLDLB0/Uq3wJYIz2oI/AAAAAAAAOtA/tKkdSPB3Vv8/s400/advkorea.tiff
Vice.com shared this short documentary about a group of adventurers who traveled by motorcycle through...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Basic Course on Adventure Motorcycling Riding

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r7ZpkWMTvv8/Uqy2dkkBMmI/AAAAAAAAOss/Yc_CwlmZveA/s400/course.tiff
A long, but pretty decent video documenting an introductory course by RawHyde Adventure on basic adventure...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Dust to Glory - The Movie

Unfortunately YouTube has removed this video.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
Yep, that would be a good one.

Yep, that would be a good one.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Mondo Enduro - The Movie

Unfortunately YouTube has removed this video
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... On Any Sunday - The Movie

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZD8las8An2g/UidKyKG4xsI/AAAAAAAAOe4/U63An2eULGU/s400/on-any-sunday-movie-poster-1972-1020196323.jpg
I enjoy watching films of all genres. But I must admit that I especially...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
I appreciate that .02 cents. Pretty good deal. I...

I appreciate that .02 cents. Pretty good deal. I agree with ya.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
I've driven by many times, but now I'll be sure...

I've driven by many times, but now I'll be sure to stop by.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Hammock Camping for the Adventure Motorcyclist

Check it out, fellow Adventure Motorcyclist David Parkinson wrote this review about hammock camping and about the Hennessy Deep Jungle XL Hammock for TheAdventureBegins.tv.

See the video...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
I'm still working on the book. Right now I'm...

I'm still working on the book. Right now I'm hunkered down in a cabin in Truckee, CA working on the book and trying to get in a little fly fishing. Hopefully I'll have good results with one or the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
A Conversation with Adventure Motorcyclist David C. Parkinson

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GERTfEqlDpw/UdMMPFC6nRI/AAAAAAAAOZk/b2yNTesdab0/s400/904565_10101523241119414_748469798_o+(3).jpg
I recently had the opportunity to chat with a fellow adventure...
Forum: Latin America 06-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By troyfromtexas
Si, estoy de acuerdo, hay mucho wifi y intenet...

Si, estoy de acuerdo, hay mucho wifi y intenet cafés.
Forum: Latin America 06-01-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By troyfromtexas
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-0SkcSlnaTGo/TvW-j7B1iCI/AAAA...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/-0SkcSlnaTGo/TvW-j7B1iCI/AAAAAAAACx8/2rNN_XdGV-w/s400/27.jpg

There are various motorcycle shops in Bogota at Avenida 1 de Mayo between Avenida NQS and Avenida 10. I bought...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 64,374
Posted By troyfromtexas
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sL3bCOORec/UF_DOvGBQcI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sL3bCOORec/UF_DOvGBQcI/AAAAAAAAJZQ/UxJzzQn6SNo/s400/Guatemala+-+434.jpg

Just thought that I'd post a pic of my moto and a list of the mods. She has about 28,000 miles on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 1,625,012
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... The One Motorcycle Show

As part of the festivities happening around the inaugural Moto Grand Prix (http://www.motogp.com) races at the Circuit of The Americas (http://circuitoftheamericas.com) in Austin, I attended The One...
Forum: Latin America 05-22-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,856
Posted By troyfromtexas
Hi Andi and Ellen, It looks like the two of...

Hi Andi and Ellen,

It looks like the two of you are having an excellent adventure. Last year I rode my DR650 down south and it worked out great for me. However, there were times when I wish I had...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... From a blog to a book

I have really enjoyed sharing stories and photos with each of you through my blog TheAdventureBegins.tv. Your views, comments and support have been a great encouragement to me. Who would have thought...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By troyfromtexas
Motorcycle Show Photos... add your best

As part of the festivities happening around the inaugural Moto Grand Prix (http://www.motogp.com) races at the Circuit of The Americas (http://circuitoftheamericas.com) in Austin, Texas, USA, I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By troyfromtexas
I keep a blog using blogspot. Blogger or blogspot...

I keep a blog using blogspot. Blogger or blogspot is owned by google, so one user name gives you an account to blogspot, email, youtube, picassa(for photo storage) and google drive. In addition...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By troyfromtexas
I don't know if this will help, but you can look...

I don't know if this will help, but you can look at my blog post and photos when I shipped my bike from Buenos Aires to Houston for clues as to what you might need to do.

I simple rolled into the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,977
Posted By troyfromtexas
I could never get a strait answer from worldnomad...

I could never get a strait answer from worldnomad if they cover moto travel. Sometimes it depends it you are on an organized tour vs independent travel. And as stated above, it may depend on the size...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,193
Posted By troyfromtexas
As already stated, kraw maga is a good...

As already stated, kraw maga is a good self-defense to learn. I studied taekwondo which is less useful.

However, the best defense that I've learned on my travels to 50+ countries is to learn how...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,083
Posted By troyfromtexas
I'll be following. All the best.

I'll be following. All the best.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 42,310
Posted By troyfromtexas
The Adventure Begins... Austin Moto Fest Images from the Day

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YrEqw_0R93w/UWsIJrcTE8I/AAAAAAAANts/2QQWUrx0VZk/s400/Austin+-+13.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-896JYtXhr5M/UWsMK_keVhI/AAAAAAAANvk/MzrSBs7wEE8/s400/Austin+-+08.jpg
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