Looking for travel companion answers?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Elad, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    I hope this is the correct place for this but it seems logical

    I am looking for information or input about traveling companions.

    If you were taking a trip and wanted a riding partner with no luck finding a friend to go, would you be willing to pay gas, lodging, camping, or food expenses for someone you do not know to accompany you on your trip

    How would you look for that person and what would you expect or need from them other than

    trustworthiness
    Capable motorcycle/ rider
    Experienced traveling north America
    Passport
    Riding Refrence

    What would fit your needs, everyone will be different

    I realize lots of people ride along 95% of the time I ride and travel alone. Self sufficient

    I have traveled from Florida to alaska mostly secondary roads SOLO camping and a few hotels, coast to coast back roads and most states.
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  2. Boricua

    Boricua Been here awhile

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    I ride alone. If someone wants to tag along he/she have to be self sufficient and be able to keep up. However, the qualifications for me to cover expenses are quite different.

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  3. Valker

    Valker Long timer

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    If they need your funding, they aren't your traveling companion, they're your 1)offspring 2)spouse 3) mistress, 4) etc. I usually ride alone, but sometimes a friend will want to come along. They pay their own way, we take breaks from each other, we have each other's backs-but from a reasonable distance.
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  4. Dracula

    Dracula breathe

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    There are tour companies or simply experienced overland travellers, individuals who can offer it, and they already have this (paid services) down to a science. Many are here in this site.
    I don't think I'll ever seek it, as I prefer traveling solo - save for maybe a risky route or a very pleasant companion, but other than that, I'd consider most important in a travel partner riding and travelling skill levels, personality and rhythm on how they like to roll.
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  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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  6. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    I am like many of the others, I rode alone most of the time.
    If somone wants to come along thats fine, but they pay their way, I pay mine.
    We split mutual costs....campground ect.
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  7. Meriwether

    Meriwether Following big footprints.

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    Hi Elad,
    For me a riding partner on an extended trip would have to be a friend, who wants to spend a lot of time otherwise? To head off with an unknown may or may not work, good luck with that, I'll give it a miss.
    There's nothing wrong in helping a friend with costs, but an unknown, really?
    I suppose forums like this or The Hubb plus m/c clubs are places where you can look for a riding partner, but I'm not looking, I'm a solo rider until I meet that special someone. Hey! That might be you, do you want to join me on the next trip, I'll even pay my way.
    Cheers,
    Mark.
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  8. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Well said.
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  9. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    I really appreciate the feedback and the time you have taken to answer. I am exploring options for my future.
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  10. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    I really appreciate the feedback and the time you have taken to answer. I am exploring options for my future.
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  11. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Why would you pay for a stranger to accompany you? :loco

    I guess I don't understand the question
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  12. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    @Patch

    Some folks might not have friend's for many reasons each unique to the person just like your answer.

    Thanks for the input
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  13. Meriwether

    Meriwether Following big footprints.

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    Hi Elad,
    I would add commitment to the trip to the list of desirable qualities.
    Do you have a specific trip in mind or a you discussing generalities?
    Regards,
    Mark
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  14. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    Mark
    That is a excellent idea, commitment is a key quality!

    No specific trip in mind, I love my country and want to see every mile. I am currently traveling from Tn to Southern California VIA tractor trailer. I like to go... I am a somewhat recent, mostly retired at a relatively young age and able to stay retired. I have been riding since 13 and had a motorcycle every year of my life. Being fortunate enough to become a MSF coach along the way with countless hours of security and defensive training. I can enjoy 1000 mile days and 200 mile days just the same. My latest fast run was from Tok alaska to Idaho Falls in 3 days. I am no stranger to Canada and want to go to baja with hopes of riding to south America some day. I have realized that many Adventure riders are older and some may have health or security concerns of traveling alone. I have been a teacher in the hardest sense and CDL license instructor, giving me the ability to relate and get along most people I meet if I want too :)

    I hope that explains my original thought a little better.

    Respectfully,

    Elad
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  16. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    That is funny right there:imaposer
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  17. Meriwether

    Meriwether Following big footprints.

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  18. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    I had a life long friend back out of a month long trip 2 weeks before the start.


    Doog si yzarc elttil A
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  19. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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  20. Biddles

    Biddles Suck it easy!

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    If I don't know them I'm not contributing to their fantasy. Plus you don't know their style of riding, so you might not mesh. I personally rather ride alone, every time I'm in a group I'm always worried what the idiot behind me or in front of me is going to do, and I don't like sharing my lane.
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