Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Finally got around to starting a Ride Report as i am just two weeks from my last day of work, and the start of an adventure I have been dreaming about for many many years.

    This is a new beginning in my life that I have been calling "Chapter 3". If you are interested in any of the back story that got me to this place, here are a couple of links.

    lots of additional information, and video links on Post #12

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429766



    and then the real beginning to this ride.....

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15523464#post15523464

    In the next weeks I will try to get some of the bigger planning stuff posted up, but I start riding on June 4th!:ricky:wings


    EDITED 8/15/2011 Here is where I am now on my Spotwalla page.

    http://spotwalla.com/embed.php?id=350d4e3857113f2d6&width=600&height=600&scale=on&zoom=default&refresh=no
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  2. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    EDIT 11/22/11 Decided to make a short Index for those finding this Ride report later and just wanting specific information from parts of the ride. Hope this helps someone later to reread bit of the trip, hotels etc.

    The first 15 pages or so are capturing my transition into this chapter, renting out my house, other logistics.
    Heading out riding in the USA. Riding to watch the space shuttle on July 8th, 2011

    ____________________ INDEX for Ride Report! _______________________

    • Ride starts around Page 15 --- My Post #219

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=15

    • Space Shuttle Launch around page around Page 21 --- My Post 309

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=21

    • New Bike Farkling and Westfest around page 24 --- My Post 350

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=24

    • Back to Atlanta and riding up the east coast of USA around page 31--- My post 455

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=31

    • Riding into Northeast Canada around page 37--- My post 544

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=37

    • Ferry to NewFoundland around page 40--- My post 586

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=40

    • Labrador Riding the TransLab around page 43--- My post 633

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=43

    • Making it back for WetFest around page 47--- My post 695

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=47

    • Leaving PDX riding south around page 52--- My post 771

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=52

    • Engine Failure in Tucson around page 56--- My post 826

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=56

    • Finally Riding into Mexico around page 70--- My post 1049

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=70

    • Thoughts on Mexico around page 98-- Post 1469

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=98

    • Belize around 100 Post 1489

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=100

    • Guatemala around 100 Post 1491

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=100

    • Does not always go as planned around page 100 -- Post 1495

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=100

    • El Salvador around page 115 Post 1714

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=115

    • Honduras around page 115 Post 1725

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=115

    • Nicaragua around page 116 Post 1731

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=116

    • Costa Rica Around page 121 Post 1807

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=121

    • Panama Around page 123 Post 1837

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=123

    • Colombia around page 126 Post 1889 Loading on the Stahlratte

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=126

    • Ecuador around Page 156 Post 2330

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=156

    • INDIA the side trip.....Around page 191 Post 2865

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=191

    • Return to Ecuador to continue the ride Post 3546

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=237

    • Peru Post 3606

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=241

    • Bolivia Post 3797

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=254

    • Argentina Post 3874

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=259

    • Chile Post 3947

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=264

    • Reaching Ushuaia Post 4133

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=276

    • Sailing to Antarctica Post 4295

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=287

    Shipping my bike

    • New Zealand Post 4636

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=310


    • Australia Post 5015
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=335


    • South Africa.... Post 5596
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=374


    • And back to America Late November, 2013
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=400

    •Home 15th December 2013 Post 6369

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134&page=425

    •January 1st, 2014 Starting Chapter 4 of my life Post













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  3. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Like What bike to ride? There is no perfect bike (They are all good :)

    First part of the trip was on my 2006 1150 GSA

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    But after lots of discussions and thought. I decided not to ride my trusted 2006 R1150GSA with 80K + miles (probably close to 100K after this summer), but purchased a 2011 F800GS to do this ride with. Primary reason for the change is the weight of the bike and less miles. It was a huge decision to make the change as I love my 1150GSA.

    Found a Demo Model sitting in the window. The guys at Ride West BMW in Seattle spent a great deal of time with me and helped me in the process. Thanks to Kerry, Dave, Omar for all your help!!


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    Will need a bunch of work to get it ready for the road! ....

    On the road. 2011 F800GS

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  4. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    Subscribed!! Looking forward to following your adventure!!

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  5. fatherof4

    fatherof4 Been here awhile

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    I met you breifly last year at Enterprise, are you still going to this years? I have a friend that has put the bug for an Alaska trip in my head and was hoping pick your brain a little.
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  6. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    In! :lurk
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  7. maiden.jade

    maiden.jade Been here awhile

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    Subscribed and eagerly waiting...
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  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    This just seemed appropriate....

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dzeqLo_BGNo" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" width="425"></iframe>
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  9. job3-14

    job3-14 Been here awhile

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    Amanda and I are so happy for you! What a way to start the chapter! If you ever end up in Orillia, Ontario; you know what to do.

    Safe journey,

    A&W
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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Road of Bones?


    Go Mark!!! :clap
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  11. Motomuffin

    Motomuffin CSMC

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    YeeeeHawwwwww:deal
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  13. Brauhausbier

    Brauhausbier Focused

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    Can't wait for the Wallowa Trip Radioman:beer
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  14. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    You know I'm going to be following along. I never miss your ride reports. :D

    I'm looking forward to the Hells Canyon/Wallowa thing too. :ricky
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  15. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Getting in on this on the First PAGE!!! :clap! Subscribed.

    GO MARK GO!
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  16. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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  17. el' hefe

    el' hefe Been here awhile

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    Definitely in on this! Looking foward to hearing the adventures that will come your way as part of phase 3...and I am not the only one.

    Have fun!
    -Jeff
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  18. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    I listened to your story on Side Stand up. Looking forward to following your travels I've a place if your interested to crash if interested PM me

    Bob: :lurk
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  19. gs211

    gs211 Adventurer wannabe!!

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    :clapCan't wait for this one to start!!!
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  20. Davis53

    Davis53 Been here awhile

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    Don't want to miss this, we are with you all the way, my friend!
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