1 Year on 2 Wheels

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by CanuckCharlie, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. CanuckCharlie

    CanuckCharlie Been here awhile

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    Hi, my name is Charlie and I’m a 32-year old Mechanical/Automotive Engineer from Dearborn, MI (originally from Toronto). I will be taking a 1-year sabbatical leave from work starting in September of 2017 to take on a motorcycle journey across the Americas and Europe. I have dreamed of this trip for many years and finally decide to pull the trigger after completing grad school. Follow me on this epic adventure as I explore the world.

    My tentative plan is to leave from my home in Michigan on September 2, 2017, cross the Darien Gap via Stahlratte on November 14, 2017 and reach Ushuaia towards the end of March in 2018. Upon finishing up South America I plan on shipping the bike to Europe out of Buenos Aires and continue my journey before finally returning home in August of 2018 to resume my 'normal' life.

    I will be updating my blog (1year2wheels.wordpress.com) regularly and this thread as well in parallel. Now let the packing begin!

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  2. Dustinbrwn

    Dustinbrwn Adventurer

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  3. mac w b

    mac w b Adventurer

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    Hey Charlie, have a great trip, I'm also booked for the November 14th passage on the Stahlratte. Cheers
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  4. BarrieCTaylor

    BarrieCTaylor Adventurer

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    Charlie, looking at your picture on the left of your gear tells me you need to out on some weight before embarking on what is going to be a lifetime memory.
    All the best with this adventure.
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  5. CanuckCharlie

    CanuckCharlie Been here awhile

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    Awesome! What's your itinerary like? I will either see you on the road or in Panama. :)
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  6. CanuckCharlie

    CanuckCharlie Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Hopefully I won't put on too much weight from this trip. :p
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  7. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Safe travels! I'll be following along with your report. Perhaps our paths will cross somewhere in LatAm.


    por eso la plata que cae en mis manos, la gasto en motos gasolina y viajando
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  8. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    What is the url for your blog?

    Good luck on the trip.
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  9. CanuckCharlie

    CanuckCharlie Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Your ride report is still one of my most memorable ones.

    And I really need to work on my Spanish along the way...
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  10. CanuckCharlie

    CanuckCharlie Been here awhile

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    misterk Been here awhile

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  12. Whitbylad.

    Whitbylad. Been here awhile

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    Ok I'm in.
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  13. Passim

    Passim Still here

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    Hey Charlie this looks to be epic, have a great journey and stay safe out there, all the best and good luck... :thumb
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  14. churrique

    churrique Can't wait for the next adventure

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    Charlie
    Drive save, enjoy Every moment!!

    If you need help. I live in monterrey México. I be glad to help o have a beer or two.

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  15. KLRalph

    KLRalph Because KTMalph sounds funny

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    Charlie,
    Have a great trip! We'll be following along. Godspeed
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  16. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I will be following along.
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  17. ArgenRider

    ArgenRider Just riding

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    In!
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  18. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    Got it, thank you.

    There's an app you might like for help with blogging while on the road called Simple note it's similar to Google keep but uses a lot less memory and there are web applications as well as cross-platform clients.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your posts as well as more of your prep.

    Cheers!

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  19. Romero

    Romero Been here awhile

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    IN!!!!
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    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Yep, looks interesting - in!


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