2 Ride the World - the epic journey continues 2RTW

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by simon thomas, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. feldjäger

    feldjäger Been here awhile

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    Simon and Lisa doing some prep before they continue their journey.

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    Prep by motoearthadventures

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    2ridetheworld by motoearthadventures

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    Prep by motoearthadventures
    Simon explaining about using Lucus injector and cylinder lubricant and injector cleaner, and how it actually has improved the bike's range.

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    2ridetheworld by motoearthadventures

    They will soon be in Seattle, so if you are in the area go meet them at Ride West BMW and South Sound BMW. If you have ever thought about adventure traveling, or just enjoy hearing about some good traveling adventures, these two are some of the best you will ever meet. Both are very welcoming and have over 10 years of worldly advice to pass on!

    I look forward to seeing them soon again on the road!
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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Hah! Theres been a sighting! I was just cruising down hiway 70 in the Feather River canyon today in nor cal (8-28)

    Simon and Lisa went by heading up canyon,they waved and that was it for that.
    But good to see them out having fun!
  3. feldjäger

    feldjäger Been here awhile

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    That's cool. Makes the world feel smaller...
  4. simon thomas

    simon thomas www.2ridetheworld.com

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    hi guys
    just to let you know that we have the following presentations coming up:

    Ride West BMW W.A. 6th Sept 7:00pm
    South Sound BMW W.A. 14th Sept 7:00pm
    Tigard BMW O.R 20th Sept 6:00pm
    Sandy U.T 28th Sept 4:00pm M.D.T.
    Iowa City Ginas BMW I.A. 5th OCt 7pm
    Santa Fe BMW N.M 16th Oct 6:30pm M.D T.

    looking forward to seeing you guys at any one of them! possibility of a couple more to be added. :D
  5. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Vancouver, BC? :D
  6. simon thomas

    simon thomas www.2ridetheworld.com

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    ahh... Vancouver will be next year probably....if we can organise it to fit in with our Alaska route :D
    will keep you posted!
  7. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Alaska? I would ride to Alaska again in a heart beat. Hey have you and Lisa ever thought about going to Iceland! We are.
  8. Toshito

    Toshito Adventurer

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  9. simon thomas

    simon thomas www.2ridetheworld.com

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    Morning all,

    Just a quick reminder that Lisa and I are back in Seattle for just a short while and we'll be running one our NEW 2RTW Presentations, 'A decade of DISCOVERY' at South Sound BMW in Saturday night. We're going to cover the whole journey and Brendan (GM) is putting on a great spread so no-one goes hungry or thirsty.

    Details:
    Where: South Sound BMW
    3605 20th St E Fife WA 98424

    Date: Saturday 14th September 2013

    Time: 7:00pm

    ticket: $15 per person

    Phone: Toll Free Phone: 1.800.303.1838

    Looking forward to seeing a few of you there.

    Ride safe, Ride far...
    All the best
    Simon:freaky
  10. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Simon, ,remember if you come through Pagosa Springs on your way to Santa FE, you have the bed'/food/ shop FOC so come on:)

    gale
  11. lisa thomas

    lisa thomas www.2ridetheworld.com

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    hi Gale.
    thanks so much for the invite....however we took the 64 from Trinidad and across the mountains onto the 84. it was a beautiful ride but cold!
    the presentation in Santa Fe was really fun and we met loads of great people - some had traveled 3 hours to come to the presentation!! :huh

    we are now making our way down to Tucson as we have a talk to give at IronHorse on Oct 26th. this will be our last for a while before returning at some point in 2014 to go visit the east coast again.

    We are still planning new rides and routes but will be taking a few weeks off down in sunny Mexico over Xmas and New Year whilst working on the long awaited book and DVD! As you can well imagine with over 10 years on the road we have well over 200 hours of footage and well over a million written words in our daily journal. a massive task is ahead of us!!!

    its been great to be back in the USA and we look forward to Alaska - Canada and the east coast next year! :clap

    cheers.
  12. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    pffft on the east coast...:D

    come to the midwest...Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia have some awesome roads and tremendous hospitality...come visit us and find out :freaky
  13. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    If you are really wanting to ride a place where few on motos have been in the World you should ship the bikes over to Cuba, it's a special place.
    Seems only natural if you are trying to get to the most countries.
    The Stahlratte is taking some loads over in 2014 on the direct route...
    cheers
  14. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Hey Lisa,

    You'll have to let us know how you F650 rides with the new engine and various bits from my sons Dakar. It's a small world sometimes.

    I sure wish we could have met up when you were in the Seattle area. Unfortunately, due to my work load and travel for work, your visit in Seattle was untimely for me. :cry

    I'm sure Alyx has told you a bit about my son and our trip up north. You can read about the fate of his Dakar in our trip report.
    Life Behind Bars: Father & Son Doing Time in the Northern Frontier

    Needless to say, both Johann and I are very excited in knowing that the soul of his bike will continue to live on through your adventures. He wants another F650 in the worst way. We will be following your journeys with a vested interest now. He and I have dreams of traveling South America on GSs someday after he completes college. For now, we will live vicariously through your tales. :clap

    Best Regards,
    GrizzLee & Yukon Johann
  15. lisa thomas

    lisa thomas www.2ridetheworld.com

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    well time surely flies and it doesn't seem like the last time we road in the US was over 2 years ago.....!
    but, you know us, cant stay away and we are arriving in the US at the beginning of May in readiness for a 15,000 mile presentation tour.
    Would you believe that it was over 6 years ago that we had a tour in the mid US and east coast US!
    We have a variety of presentations so here's a list of our first batch of events and we'd love to see you at one of these......if you want send us a message if you think your local dealer that would be interested and they haven't yet booked!

    heres a bit of our blurb:
    The NEW 2RTW Digital Presentation
    "THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM"

    Some dream, some consider it and others really get out there and DO IT! SIMON & LISA SHARE their experiences, advice, lessons learned and secrets from their 12-years of global travel.

    Don't miss this great opportunity to spend an evening with the 2 Ride The World team. Simon & Lisa Thomas

    After 12 years, 78 countries, 329,000 miles and more adventures than most of us with have in a lifetime, they're going to be at Alamo BMW for one night before leaving for the next leg of their journey.

    If you want to be inspired or just want to know 'how it's done' this is your chance.

    Event 1.
    Where: Alamo BMW 25600 West IH-10 San Antonio TX
    Event Date: Friday May 8th
    Start time: 7 pm
    Telephone: 210-828-5511
    call now to book your seats.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1420154358300311/

    Event 2.
    Where: Overland Expo
    Flagstaff
    May 15 to 17th
    https://www.facebook.com/events/857941684273431/

    Event 3.
    BMW MOTORCYCLES OF NORTH DALLAS.
    to be held at: SOUTHFORK Hotel 1600 N Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75074
    Date: 21st May 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Phone: 972-881-0774

    Tickets must be booked in advance form BMW MOTORCYCLES OF NORTH DALLAS 900 AVENUE K | PLANO, TX 75074
    https://www.facebook.com/events/685259561580435/

    Event 4.
    Where: BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids 5995 Division Ave S Grand Rapids MI.
    Date: Friday 5th June 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Phone: 616-403-3305
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1566655470281870/

    Event 5.
    Where: Moon Motorsports 3613 Chelsea Rd, Monticello, MN 55362, United States
    Date: Friday June 12th 2015
    Time: 6pm
    Phone: 763-295-2920
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1413621428954374/


    Event 6.
    Where: Southeast Sales Powersports 6930 N. 76th Street Milwaukee WI
    Date: Friday June 19th
    Time: 7:00pm
    Phone: 414-463-2540
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1396527284002855/

    Event 7.
    Where: Country Rode Motowerks 286 Macedon Ctr. Rd.Fairport NY
    Date: Friday July 10th 2015
    Time: 6:00pm
    Phone: 583-421-0480 / 866-323-6570
    https://www.facebook.com/events/369018603285557/

    more to come......
    come along and have some fun with us! :rofl
  16. RobBD

    RobBD Been here awhile

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    Hey Lisa and Simon,
    Wish I could be at one of those presentations but I know you'll be back down here again. Di might get there though she's flitting thru Texas about then I'll let her know you are around. See you somewhere, Rob
  17. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    An AMAZING presentation! Wish I could get to Flagstaff that weekend! If anyone gets a chance to see them in person, I cannot recommend it highly enough!
  18. OnTheWay

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    Simon, Lisa, doing great:D
  19. bighaasfly

    bighaasfly Something to shoot for

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    I am SO excited! I've put it in my calendar and can't wait to hear about your travels. I'll be the guy in the front row with a goofy grin on his face. :D

    Safe travels and see you then!:clap:clap:clap
  20. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    Glad I stopped by this thread! You'll be in Michigan. :clap