|03-15-2011, 08:03 PM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: round the world
Off the grid for a while: 16 Countries-31 States-9 Canadian provinces-30,000 miles +
So here’s the basic plan…and we all know that’s up for change
Starting in Ushuaia
I got an offer of a job in Louisiana and I accepted on one condition…I could go for a ‘little motorcycle ride’ before I started, “sure” was the response, so without really taking advantage I got a bike shipped to Ushuaia and will head north from there. New employer (a good friend) tells me the job is waiting for me when I get back, in this economy this I find this amazing so without taking real advantage cutting out the southward journey seemed the way to go.
The above is the good part…the bad part is I was living in Washington State when this whole plan and job offer was hatched, so I had to move prior to the ride, so I just did a 3000 mile rode trip to Louisiana from WA. To add to all of this the bike was in the UK because I’m doing the SA part of the trip with a group from the UK and they are shipping their bikes from the UK so to get a good deal I had to buy a bike there…now that makes it real difficult to prep a bike for a trip without a bike!!!
So, once I arrive in Ushuaia I have 3 days of prep on the bike to get it ready to roll and then its northwards.
I get on a plane in a few days in
You can’t go into a 7/11 with a helmet on, wonder if I can board a plane wearing one, sure as hell not putting that in checked luggage; most other things could be construed as a weapon so it all has to be checked baggage
The main plan is to follow the continental divide or close to it until I can’t go any further north, then its east until I can’t go any further east and then the same story heading south…the
The most extreme off-road ride you can do in the USA in one summer …maybe???
rtwpaul screwed with this post 03-15-2011 at 08:22 PM
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