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Old 10-24-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

I know that I am posting in wrong section of the forum but I have no clue what so every where I should post this. I will be grateful if Admin moves it to the right section.


Anyway, I would like to ask you guys and girls if a motorcycle trip is less of a adventure ride if you fly to a country and rent a bike and drive around?

So far I have been riding my bike to the countries I have been interested in visiting.

In the future, due to lack of time and money, I might have to fly to a country and rent a bike there.

Personally, it is like cheating. Either I have to cheat or wait and make the trip in later stage of my life.

How do you guys and girls think about this matter? What is your thought about this issue?

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Old 10-24-2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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The only foolish thing to do would be NOT to do it. Go for it, there's no guarantees for tomorrow.

Trip planning would be a good section to talk about future trips
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for you advice regarding travelling. My question is actually in not about future trips. It is more about our attitude towards adventure ride. What is a genuine adventure ride?

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Old 10-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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It's a lot better then buying a bike and spending a lot of money improving it.... Then never going because you can't afford it.

You might be better off buying in some places due to cost.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:15 PM   #5
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Cool2 Do it!!!

There are tons of reasons to. Time, money ... whatever. I had a couple weeks in Sept where I flew to Fredericton NB from Alberta, took in the first few days of a great music festival w friends, jumped on a borrowed bike, road to Halifax to join other friends in watching Davis Cup tennis, visited family n friends i havent seen in 40 yrs., then did a tour of Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail and road back to Fred to fly home. 1800 kms on a 2001 Yamaha VStar 650 wearing a back pack lol. My ride at home is an '08 R1200GS ... that was an adventure all by itself!!!

Life is full of variation and opportunity ... adventure is the trip.

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Old 10-24-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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My question is actually in not about future trips. It is more about our attitude towards adventure ride. What is a genuine adventure ride?
Only you can define what is "genuine" to you, and it looks like you already have in your first post...

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Personally, it is like cheating. Either I have to cheat or wait and make the trip in later stage of my life.
So now the question is, wouldn't you rather "cheat" than not go?

Can't you just consider the rental experience to be part of the adventure?
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #7
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Who cares if you fly, ride, or tow and go.. If you enjoy the trip it's your journey. You can call going to the coffee shop an adventure if you like. Define it anynway you want, but in the end it's really a personal perspective, and anyone's else's opinion is mute.

I have friends that tow their Harleys all over hells half acre, ride for a spell and come home. For them it's been an adventure.

I can't wrap my head around trailering my bike. Not that it's wrong, it's just not my thing, but if I were to goto Europe or Asia I'd rent a bike and think nothing of it. I'd enjoy the journey, and have pictures and tales for the rest of my life, no different then if rode across the country.

Don't ever let anyone else's opinion define your journey. Life is tomshort to let opportunity pass you by

Just my humble opinion, and I'm no one
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #9
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I want to ride in New Zealand, and I'm not going to wait for them to build a bridge.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:37 PM   #10
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Owned or rented, a bike's a bike.

I have owned a motorcycle almost all my adult life. For several years I owned two, one on each side of the world. I was living and working part of the year in England (from where I rode to many counties in Europe), and rest in NZ (from where shipping a bike is not really practical). Travelling between the two countries I often stopped in SE Asia, where I have often rented.

If motorcycling is all about the motorcycle to you, renting may seem an anathema. If motorcycling more about the journey, rented or owned is not an issue.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:51 PM   #11
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:01 PM   #12
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For me,once i get lost,the adventure starts.
If i just arrived in a new country,it's on. :)
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #13
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I've done it in California, Colorado, Arizona, England and the Isle of Man. I consider every one of the trips an adventure.

So yes, and do it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #14
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Sometimes you can take your own bike, but sometimes the cost is too much and the timing is wrong. There is nothing wrong with getting a bike in the country you are traveling. As to what makes it an "adventure," I think that's up to you. I like Grant Johnson's take on the issue: "...it's one more step than yesterday."
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:13 PM   #15
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One of the best adventures I have had was flying and renting a motorcycle. Flew from the US to Bangkok Thailand and rented a bike. No surprise, it was not a great machine and had been poorly maintained. It quit running on the third day. A very nice Thai family stopped and helped me, brought me to their home, fed me the best food I have ever eaten, and connected me with a great mechanic that got me fixed up and back on the road. Adventure happens.
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