Hello fellow adv riders, for the past couple of months I've been thinking about doing an RTW ride at some point in my life. To give you a short impression of myself: I just started going to uni about 1 year ago. Before that I spent 7 months in New Zealand, travelling (by bike) and working. I've been riding bikes for 4 years now. I know that I'm not going to do such a big trip in the near future (2-3 years) as I will have to save money and gain more offroad riding experience. But I have a question for the experienced riders here, that have already completed really long trips. When is the right moment in life to do such a trip? I know everyone's life is different, and it is not easy to generalize, maybe you can give me some tips and point me in the right direction. How much experience (riding, maintenance etc.) should I have when I want to ride through countries Mongolia or Peru or Argentina? How did you feel before and after your first RTW trip? What would you have done different from the start looking back at it? I don't even know where to start . I also started listening to Adventure Rider Radio and find that it really helps to listen to experienced travellers. I hope this topic fits in this section of the forum. Cheers, Doc.