After about 1.5 years of planning, were getting ready to leave on our around the world trip....
Start Date: July 12, 2009
Who: Cory Hanson, Age 32
Tim Dzaman (me), Age 42
Background: Both of us have extensive competitive offroad truck and ATV experience. However, neither one of us would be considered expert offroad riders.
Support: none. :)
Sponsors: Ummm.... we got a discount on our First Aid kits.
Cameras: ContourHD Helmet Cam (1280x720), Vio 1.5 Bike Cam. Sony HD 1080 Camcorder, Canon 40D
Route: Ride from Calgary, Canada to Vancouver Canada, there we will fly to South Korea, then take a Ferry to Vladivostok, Russia.
From there we Ride north and then a long, long way West as we go through Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the UK.
From there we will fly the bikes back over to Eastern Canada, and finish by riding across Canada back to Calgary.
Time: We plan about 3.5 months for the trip.
Tim: 2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Cory: 2009 BMW F800GS
Please feel free to post up on either site (main site or facebook), we'd love to hear your thoughts, and any advice or encouragement you would care to give.
Please have a look at the route (most of it is up on the Live Map section of the website). If you are anywhere near the route, we would be honored if other ADVriders would be available to ride with us on any of the secitons.
We would also like to send a huge thank you out to everyone on the board for the incredible resource that is ADVrider. Planning this trip has been made easier because of the great people who have graciously shared their knowlege and inspiration. Thank you.