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Old 05-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Radioman Rides the World.......

Finally got around to starting a Ride Report as i am just two weeks from my last day of work, and the start of an adventure I have been dreaming about for many many years.

This is a new beginning in my life that I have been calling "Chapter 3". If you are interested in any of the back story that got me to this place, here are a couple of links.

lots of additional information, and video links on Post #12

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429766



and then the real beginning to this ride.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...4#post15523464

In the next weeks I will try to get some of the bigger planning stuff posted up, but I start riding on June 4th!


EDITED 8/15/2011 Here is where I am now on my Spotwalla page.

http://spotwalla.com/embed.php?id=35...ult&refresh=no
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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EDIT 11/22/11 Decided to make a short Index for those finding this Ride report later and just wanting specific information from parts of the ride. Hope this helps someone later to reread bit of the trip, hotels etc.

The first 15 pages or so are capturing my transition into this chapter, renting out my house, other logistics.
Heading out riding in the USA. Riding to watch the space shuttle on July 8th, 2011

____________________ INDEX for Ride Report! _______________________

• Ride starts around Page 15 --- My Post #219

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=15

• Space Shuttle Launch around page around Page 21 --- My Post 309

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=21

• New Bike Farkling and Westfest around page 24 --- My Post 350

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=24

• Back to Atlanta and riding up the east coast of USA around page 31--- My post 455

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=31

• Riding into Northeast Canada around page 37--- My post 544

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=37

• Ferry to NewFoundland around page 40--- My post 586

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=40

• Labrador Riding the TransLab around page 43--- My post 633

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=43

• Making it back for WetFest around page 47--- My post 695

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=47

• Leaving PDX riding south around page 52--- My post 771

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=52

• Engine Failure in Tucson around page 56--- My post 826

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=56

• Finally Riding into Mexico around page 70--- My post 1049

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=70

• Thoughts on Mexico around page 98-- Post 1469

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...689134&page=98

• Belize around 100 Post 1489

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=100

• Guatemala around 100 Post 1491

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=100

• Does not always go as planned around page 100 -- Post 1495

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=100

• El Salvador around page 115 Post 1714

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=115

• Honduras around page 115 Post 1725

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=115

• Nicaragua around page 116 Post 1731

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=116

• Costa Rica Around page 121 Post 1807

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=121

• Panama Around page 123 Post 1837

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=123

• Colombia around page 126 Post 1889 Loading on the Stahlratte

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=126

• Ecuador around Page 156 Post 2330

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=156

• INDIA the side trip.....Around page 191 Post 2865

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=191

• Return to Ecuador to continue the ride Post 3546

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=237

• Peru Post 3606

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=241

• Bolivia Post 3797

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=254

• Argentina Post 3874

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=259

• Chile Post 3947

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=264

• Reaching Ushuaia Post 4133

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=276

• Sailing to Antarctica Post 4295

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=287

Shipping my bike

• New Zealand Post 4636

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=310


• Australia Post 5015
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=335


• South Africa.... Post 5596
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=374


• And back to America Late November, 2013
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=400

•Home 15th December 2013 Post 6369

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...89134&page=425

•January 1st, 2014 Starting Chapter 4 of my life Post













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Old 05-19-2011, 07:17 AM   #3
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Like What bike to ride? There is no perfect bike (They are all good :)

First part of the trip was on my 2006 1150 GSA



But after lots of discussions and thought. I decided not to ride my trusted 2006 R1150GSA with 80K + miles (probably close to 100K after this summer), but purchased a 2011 F800GS to do this ride with. Primary reason for the change is the weight of the bike and less miles. It was a huge decision to make the change as I love my 1150GSA.

Found a Demo Model sitting in the window. The guys at Ride West BMW in Seattle spent a great deal of time with me and helped me in the process. Thanks to Kerry, Dave, Omar for all your help!!




Will need a bunch of work to get it ready for the road! ....

On the road. 2011 F800GS

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
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Subscribed!! Looking forward to following your adventure!!

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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I met you breifly last year at Enterprise, are you still going to this years? I have a friend that has put the bug for an Alaska trip in my head and was hoping pick your brain a little.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:18 AM   #6
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #7
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I'm assuming you're taking the '06 . You have a wonderful writing style. I will be cheering for you all the way. If "X" cramento is on your flight path now or ever, be glad to put you up.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #8
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Mark, you're an inspiration and I hope your trip is wonderful!

If you find yourself needing shelter in NW NJ, you're welcome to stay with me and the missus.

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #9
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Good luck and safe journey- I will sit here at my desk being jealous all day long... If you are ever in Thailand, give a shout out and I'll set you up for a few nights...

Have fun..
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:02 PM   #10
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lots of additional information, and video links on Post #12

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429766
I had some catching up to do. Wow. Respectfully looking forward to Chapter 3.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:58 AM   #11
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Hey it was great meeting you last Thurs, and a bunch of other inmates,
( even if my stuff didn't sell ) good to put some faces with the names. Can't wait to read of your travels. Keep moving forward.
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This is gonna be good.

Kingston, Ontario has lots of room for ya, and a full service shop, anytime.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #14
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Sitting at Barnacle Bistro having a great meal of world famous fish and chips!
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #15
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Sitting at Barnacle Bistro having a great meal of world famous fish and chips!
I hope you took a pic 'cause I'm missing that place already!! Wish I had been there when you dropped by, Mark! But then, I'm fully expecting you to drop by up North, too!
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