Off the grid for a while: 16 Countries-31 States-9 Canadian provinces-30,000 miles +

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    drop me a PM at the end and i will have it all broken down on a spreadsheet, right now i'm figuring/ budgeting $40 a day...doing this ride pretty quick cause i have go to work, estimated timeframe around 4 months, if i didn't have a job to come back to i would take at least a year and sleep on the side of the road more than i expect to on this one
    #21
  2. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,430
    Location:
    I cover the waterfront in Norfolk Virginia.
    Let us know when you get to the blue ridge mountains ov va. I think we can help yoU save the 40 bucks for that day. Just thrill us with a story or six .

    Good luck
    #22
  3. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona

    how about a good off road route thru those mountains, rode the BRP and 45 and now 25 mph sucks...did it on a road bikes and i'm thinking there must be better tracks out there...
    #23
  4. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    872
    Location:
    Prince George, BC
    Looks like the journey of a lifetime... Looking forward to all the updates! It looks like you'll be coming through Prince George, BC on your way north to Alaska. I'm just west of town (the direction you'll likely be heading if you're taking the Cassiar Hwy north). Drop me a PM when you have a better idea on timeline and we can put you up and share a meal and a few drinks.

    Also, don't forget to check the Tent Space thread for more ADV'er-hosted accommodations.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538543

    Ride safe!
    #24
  5. Cupid

    Cupid Adventure Poser

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    DMV Area
    Grip it and rip it!

    Let's roll!:rofl
    #25
  6. Mechanical Mischief

    Mechanical Mischief Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,522
    Location:
    Socialist Republic De Kalifonia
    2 days till departure!!!, anticipation must be getting good now!!

    Offer stands if a detour wanders into my neck of the woods

    Wish you the best on the Adventure!! Enjoy the ride
    #26
  7. nanox14

    nanox14 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    67
    Location:
    Top of S/A Venezuela
    good luck on this amazing trip, hope lots of pics on this report,
    #27
  8. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    i'll PM you when i'm close for sure thanks and i will look at that thread, i didn't know about that, thanks for the info

    paul
    #28
  9. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    i did photography in college so i will be shooting like crazy to get that front page shot, hopefully
    #29
  10. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    15,636
    Location:
    Canoodia
    Subscribed. When you hit NS, there will be a place for you to rest, garage, tools and some cold Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale and the pool for a swim and to take a load off. PM me for details..
    #30
  11. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    definate PM coming your way, thanks

    Paul - dmh65
    #31
  12. firefighter651

    firefighter651 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Oddometer:
    97
    Location:
    North Sydney,NS
    Let me know if you would like to do some flyfishing when you hit Cape Breton.
    #32
  13. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    i'll PM you for sure sounds like something i'd like to do, good chance to be off the bike before heading south

    paul - dmh65
    #33
  14. IronheadChicago

    IronheadChicago 2up

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Oddometer:
    141
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    ......
    #34
  15. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    i've been in the motorcycle business since 1993 extreme high end custom shop for V twins/ harleys, lost my business in 2007 (very long story) basically from then on lost interest in motorcycles...until an editor of a magazine who featured me a bunch of times suggested a long road trip...very long, to get back into it. it created a new interst in an area of motorcycling that i was never interested in mainly becuase i didn't really know it existed and is strongly followed how i see it here.

    what i am trying to say here is since i have been a member of this site and a few other forums i have found everyone and i do mean everyone to be the most helpful, friendly and honestly genuine group of people i have ever met/ spoken with in the motorcycle industry...in hindsight this is the direction i wish now i had gone in '93

    i look forward to meeting some of you on my travels and any questions don't hesitiate to ask, if you missed that photo in some location i'm going thru cause of bad weather let me take it for you - for example

    leaving for the airport early in the morning for my 26 hours of flying to start the adventure...ushuaia here i come

    paul - dmh65
    #35
  16. roninwva

    roninwva Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    467
    Location:
    Hurricane, WVa., USA
    dmh65......I've been looking thru your blog and I'm a little confused with the story about the "road book" and the travels you explain. Did you already do this or is this a book from someone else's travel or what? :scratch Looking forward to the start of your adventure.
    #36
  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,666
    Location:
    arizona
    the road book, is the route we are taking day by day, none of it is done yet, it starts tomorrow morning with me getting on a plane in new orleans

    i'm going to delete the road book off the blog, that was more for family and friends to know my direction and towns going thru

    check back in a few days, i land in ushuaia on march 21st and then start moving march 24th heading north
    #37
  18. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,092
    Location:
    Up here
    :lurk
    #38
  19. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,430
    Location:
    I cover the waterfront in Norfolk Virginia.
    we can find you a few ...
    #39
  20. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,116
    Location:
    Grid Roads, Saskatchewan Canada
    I'm in :lurk

    If you need extra support around Saskatoon area, bike trouble or other PM me, good luck.
    #40