03-23-2011, 09:36 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Currently - Canada
I get asked a lot about a few things. Mostly the following:
1) Are you having support in a chase truck?
What fun would that be?
2) Aren't you worried about what's going on in Mexico?
No. Not the least bit. In general Mexicans are extremely friendly people.
3) Do you speak Spanish?
No. This worries me a bit, but I'm sure we can work out the basics. Food, gasolina, aqua? Some other stuff is doctora, etc. Who knows if those are spelt correctly.
4) What happens if something breaks down?
That's the adventure part. It will happen. Tires can be patched and tubes installed. We're packing enough tools to mostly disassemble anything minor on our bikes. At the end of the day, we're probably going to one of the best places for if something happens, the local people are most likely able to fix it. That's what Mexican's do. They don't go out and quickly buy the expensive anodized orange parts.. That being said, we aren't going through very populated areas, often not even seeing villages for 100's of km's, let alone towns. Adventure.
So here's the trusty steed. All packed and ready to roll. I load up tomorrow and wish it farewell until I'll see it one weeks time.
View from the cockpit:
Shibby! screwed with this post 03-23-2011 at 09:44 AM