Riding RTW and back - on as much dirt as possible!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. radmann10

    radmann10 Fred

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    Can't wait to see the build and follow along on the RR! If you need anything in Phx let me know!
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  2. That.guy

    That.guy Been here awhile

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  3. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    So 2016, 500...Nice.
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  4. kvango

    kvango Been here awhile

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    Unpaved Roads.
    Stock bike? Carnac says no.
    500
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/ridi...rt-as-possible.1111160/page-133#post-33999834
    (That.guy beat Carnac to it).

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  5. philthyphil

    philthyphil Nomad

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    Awesome!!!!
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  6. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    Paul,
    I hope you’re as excited for your next leg as I am!!
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  7. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    Paul,
    It's a shame we couldn't link up in Bogota. I have the same bike and it's been great. I'm looking forward to the next thread!
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  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    A beautiful bike!

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    It will be a very interesting comparison between the simple and sturdy DR Mule and the Ready to Race bred Steeplechaser KTM.
    We all look forward to the next ride, almost as much as you! :ricky
  9. Wind_Rider

    Wind_Rider Been here awhile

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    Nice looking ride @rtwpaul... I somehow knew it would be a KTM again.

    Looking forward to seeing where this nimble little bike will take you next.
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  10. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Oh Boy......cant wait for this adventure!!
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  11. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    Lots of news and I’m ready to hear what is next in your ongoing adventure. Glad you had a successful wrap up of your SA leg.
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  12. Don T

    Don T Bike Addict

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    Thank you for taking us along.
    It has been a long, varied and very interesting journey.

    Looking forward to follow your next adventure.
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  13. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Here we go again! Of course I'm in on this one and I have good reason why!:lol3
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  14. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile

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    Paul, thanks so much for opening my eyes. The prep, the gear breakdowns, cost breakdowns, interactions off the beaten path, and then there is your photos...

    Wish you the best in the future, can't wait for your next postings. If ever passing thru Los Angeles, PM me, a room & meal are yours if needed.


    All the best,
    Mike B
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  15. cliffb

    cliffb Adventurer

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    Thank you for the great pictures and story. I look here every day for an update.
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  16. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    over the years I've been collecting offroad tracks, I have accumulated over a million KM worth, so I have put together a route using some of them, its around 98% off road, time to go and see how much of a dent I can make in this, it'll begin in a few weeks.

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  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    yes, i'll post a link here when I start it, it'll be very soon
  18. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    It is way cheaper than living in one location if you do it right and learn to travel slow. Everything you need to know is here - https://rtwpaul.com/finances/
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  19. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    It's a 2016 500 exc Six days, specifically chosen for increased oil capacity over the '17 and up which then became only available in a 450, and for the upgrade in parts over the base model exc
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  20. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Thanks Mike appreciate that, might hit you up towards the end of the summer