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Old 05-13-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Talking Tiffany's Trail to Tibet

Or should that be trial? I'm doing something very different with this current trip as I'm now a working girl (hmmm, maybe I should re-phrase that)

GlobeBusters have taken me on to help lead one of their groups and I've got the Tibet trip
They're supplied me with a 1200GS, a GPS that I had no idea how to even switch on and instructions to set off from London with a bunch of riders.



I set off with a bike that was still quite clean and relatively intact.
The group includes, Aussies, Yanks, a Swede, a Swiss and several Brits so a good multi-national mix and also three other women.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Lucky girl!!!

I'll be watching this one.

Have fun.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #4
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Wow, what a lucky opportunity!
Loved your "You Tube" video, on your website. It reminds me of "Traveling Man" by Lemon Jelly.
You are living our dream! Enjoy and be safe in your continuing travels.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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My LORD, what a dream.

I would think that 99% of the people on here would enjoy that job.

All the best, travel safe.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:28 AM   #6
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Thelma must be terribly jealous! And a GPS now? Welcome to the 21st century of motorcycle travel

It has to be quite a different experience on that beast of a motorcycle. Best of luck, sounds like a sweet trip!
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:36 AM   #7
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Hi Tiffany. Have a great trip.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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looking forward to your next adventure

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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Wow!! This is going to be good!! Safe Travels Tiffany.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #10
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Awesome!!!! And getting paid for it too
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #11
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Thelma must be terribly jealous! And a GPS now? Welcome to the 21st century of motorcycle travel

It has to be quite a different experience on that beast of a motorcycle. Best of luck, sounds like a sweet trip!
Hey Luke
good to hear from you.
Thelma (my R80GS for the rest of you) is actually happily standing in the sunshine of Mexico where I left her six months ago. I'm hoping to head back and pick her up later this year.
As for the GPS, well I did the classic thing of grabbing someone's son to show me how to use it just before I left London. Naturally I've got my compass and maps with me anyway Me and modern technology don't always mix.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:19 PM   #12
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Yes, I know I'm extremely lucky to get this job- it's a dream come true, especially with such a fantastic destination as Tibet.
Our route is taking us from London, through France, Begium, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran (with Yanks alongside!), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Tibet to Everest, then back up into China to Beijing where we fly home from.

As this is a working trip, I don't get as much time to blog as I usually would, and obviously my priority has to be the GlobeBusters.com blog (look for tales from the road section for words and pics) and also my own website, not to mention the reassuring emails home to parents and long-suffering boyfriend.
I'll do my best to keep you all posted and thanks very much for the good luck messages.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:52 AM   #13
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There are people who would give their right arm for that job.

Stupid, they couldn't use the throttle then

I've followed some of your other travels, hope that this is as much fun for you. Good health, good luck, good riding.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:53 AM   #14
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Jealous Jealous Jealous...........
Enjoy and travel well.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #15
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Yes, I know I'm extremely lucky to get this job- it's a dream come true, especially with such a fantastic destination as Tibet.
Our route is taking us from London, through France, Begium, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran (with Yanks alongside!), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Tibet to Everest, then back up into China to Beijing where we fly home from.
As anyone who's crossed some of the above borders knows ... with a bike it's a massive paperwork hassle. My guess is Tiffany will earn her money getting ten riders and bikes through some of those countries. I hope you've got plenty of "Fixers" in place and have brushed up well on your Russian, Farsi and Chinese!

Globebusters must have some serious "connections" to get Bikes into China. I thought the importing of foreign bikes was generally illegal? How does that work?

Are you allowed to discuss the cost of the Globebusters Tibet Tour here?

Good luck and safe travels!
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