ninja 250, 2 up TX to Argentina

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jordan325ic, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. nextlife23

    nextlife23 Adventurer

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    This ride report is the one that inspired me to tour on a motorcycle. I randomly found this ride report one night, and skimmed through it in a couple hours. Within the next couple weeks I had sold my touring bicycle, got my motorcycle license and bought a used yamaha xt225. A week or so later I took off. I am currently in South America.

    I am indeed grateful for you taking the time to do this ride report. Great stuff.

    cheers
  2. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    NextLife23......so cool this RR set your wheels in motion! So now you're in South America.....are you going to do a ride report of your own? Inquiring minds want to know! :D
  3. kumatae

    kumatae Been here awhile

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    Just finished your report! Good writing is so undervalued on these trip reports and you do an awesome job! The entire time I was reading your report, I was thinking to myself, "michelle is such a trooper!" Good luck you two!
  4. jordan325ic

    jordan325ic Been here awhile

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    Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte!

    Thanks for all the kind words. I'm starting a several year Africa/Asia/RTW-ish trip in May. My bike is waiting for me in the UK already, went a bit smaller this time.
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  5. nextlife23

    nextlife23 Adventurer

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    I will have to do an RR on my next adventure(I want to give back to this community). I definitely caught the motorcycle bug and have already been thinking about where to tour next.

    Cheers
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  6. Travis Lutter

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    WOW jordan325ic is planning another trip. I hope you post this one to ADV also.




    Travis Lutter
  7. Blader54

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    Jordan rides again! Great news! Here's hoping you're able to do another ride report! It's so inspirational to see someone do a major ride without going "all out" on bike, gear, etc. Really shows that we can all realize some great rides even those of us who can't afford the newest, brightest, and bestest stuff!
  8. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    Took me three nights to read your RR. Great RR and all the best on your new RTW ride. If you are ever in Dallas, PM me and we can go for a ride together!
  9. Gordon

    Gordon MC Rider

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    Took me three days to read your report. Thank you so much for sharing. I truly enjoyed your adventure.
  10. RideN

    RideN Been here awhile

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    I read this post a while back and absolutely loved it. I was going to refer it to a friend and realized the photos no longer display:(:
  11. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Must be something on your end as I just went back and looked - I can see all the photos.

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  12. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

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    I can't see the pics either... :cry

    Ran out of money for photobucket perhaps?
  13. Blader54

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    Nope, no photos. I read this report when first posted and the photos were very nice indeed. Hope that the OP can get them back up, because this is a very inspiring ride report. Two-up on a 250 Ninja down to Argentina....camping wild....having a great time. Really illustrates that you don't have to be rich (except in having the free time) to take off on a really long ride.
  14. jordan325ic

    jordan325ic Been here awhile

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    Sorry.

    My photobucket account will only do 10 gigs of traffic per month. I think the refresh date is the 7th or 8th each month. I stopped paying for the unlimited traffic years ago after traffic to this thread died down, but now it looks like it's getting more views.

    The pictures will come back, just have to wait till next month sadly. But thanks for all the kind words!
  15. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Happy to report the photos are back!
  16. OregonMoto

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    AMAZING report. I've read it in pieces over the last several months. Great pics, great writing, great adventure.

    Hmmm...are you and Michelle still together?

    Hoping you let us travel along with you again.
  17. Blader54

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    Oh yeah, super super report! It's one of the best in showing how you can just "do it." Many would pale at the thought of riding a 250 Ninja from Texas to Argentina.....and I'll bet no one expected to see a two-up ride with camping gear on that thing! I sure didn't. I hope he was able to start his world ride in May, as planned, and that at some point he puts up a report on it for us!
  18. RockabillySlapMatt

    RockabillySlapMatt Daily Commuter

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    Nooo I DIDN'T FINISH!!!! all the pics are gone :cry
  19. Vagabondesss

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    WOW!!!!!!! I am so amazed and impressed and inspired. That is a serious trip! Someone from Ninjette.org sent me the link for this.

    I did 6 months touring the US on a Ninja 250, starting from Toronto, then to Key West, then Texas and back (which everyone already told me I couldn't do) and felt like I needed an adventure bike if I wanted to go further south. I regret not going to Mexico at least, since I was pretty close to the border. In the US I was spending as little as $500 per month (including health insurance, storage rental etc) due to free camping and couchsurfing and walmart food.

    I think you and your girlfriend are very brave and not many people have that same carefree and positive attitude. I am also impressed with the budgeting skills! Also this post made me really hungry... except for the guinea pig.. I don't think I would be able to eat that unless someone paid me to..

    I am so glad I found this thread! I am getting ideas.. thank you so much for posting, you could definitely have changed a few lives!

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  20. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    SWEET BIKE!