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Old 09-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Somewhere in Latin America
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No-Moto-Boundaries - Latin America un-planned, un-hinged, and solo

*I have a previous ride report called Tanning A Ginger Tip-to-Tip which (rather extensively) details all of the prep work, background story, and building of my bike. That report also tells the story of my first motorcycle trip, a 1 month ride through BC, the Yukon, and Alaska to test everything out. Initially I was going to just pick-up the ride report where I left off and continue on posting in that thread, as I had planned them to be a single adventure. However, since beginning that thread over 1.5 years ago my views about riding, and the plan for the current adventure, have changed enough to warrant a new thread. Rather than changing the old to fit the new, I want to preserve the original and start a new thread here for the current adventure. Enjoy.



Overview

A wise man once told me:


”there is no point in spending your life doing things you don’t want to do and that don’t give you joy. You can make all the money in the world but you need to learn how to have fun. You MUST learn how to play. Since I was diagnosed with cancer 2-years ago I haven’t had a single bad day. I simply don’t have time for bad days, so I make every day a good day. Life is short and if you can get started with that mentality young, you’ll do just fine.”


We really never know how much time we have here on this crazy place, and what we choose to make of that time, really is what we make of our lives. I have always been driven to travel and inspired by those with the freedom and ability to do so. I’ve resigned from my work in Seattle, WA and have adjusted my priorities to make extended travel a reality. It’s an opportunity I can’t pass up. I’ve consolidated everything I own into 4 boxes and sold off all of my worldly possessions to afford it. I’ve purposefully gotten rid of everything that would help me call a place home and am ready to ride. I now have No Moto Boundaries.

I don't know where I'm going, or for how long I'll be doing it, but I've rid my mind of expectations, and am heading out. I'm 25, on a limited budget, and I have no doubt that things will go wrong, plans will change, and shit may get challenging. I like difficult though, and challenges are the spice of life.

I would say more about what I'm doing, but aside from pointing the bike south and hunting for adventure, I honestly have no idea. Fear of the unknown can be one of the greatest fears of all, but there are times in life when you need to value adventure above comfort and security.


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Ride Report Posts

Seattle 9.1.13 --> ? (Currently in: Pasto, Colombia, April 2014)
1. Rolling - (USA)
2. Slapping Rock, Getting Hot - (USA)
3. To The Shire - (USA)
4. Grounded - (USA)
5. Fix-It, Ride-It, Break-It, Repeat - (USA)
6. Ensa-"todas" - (Mexico)
7. Finding Cortez - (Mexico)
8. Kicking It With Coc0 - (Mexico)
9. Mulege - (Mexico)
10. Coyote Livin' - (Mexico)
11. Where Are All The PEZ? - (Mexico)
12. El Pescadero - West Coast'n - (Mexico)
13. Huffing Dirt - (Mexico)
14. Cabo Wab0 - (Mexico)
15. Voy A Mazatlan - (Mexico)
16. Guadalajara - Getting Business Done - (Mexico)
17. Guanajuato - You Cheeky, Beautiful Place - (Mexico)
18. Riding Guanajuat0 - (Mexico)
19. Queretaro - (Mexico)
20. Mexico, The City - (Mexico)
21. Getting Dirty In Hidalgo (Part 1) - (Mexico)
22. Getting Dirty In Hidalgo (Part 2) - (Mexico)
23. DualSport In Mexico - (Mexico) (Video)
24. Chilling In Tlalpan, DF - (Mexico)
25. Slapping Rock In DF - (Mexico)
26. Exploring Toluca - (Mexico) (Video)
27. Loco Pozas de Edward James, Xilitla - (Mexico) (Video)
28. A Run Through The Ringer, Valle De Bravo - (Mexico) (Video)
29. Back On The Road, Oaxaca - (Mexico)
30. Back To The Blue Stuff, Puerto Escondido - (Mexico)
31. Salina Cruz and The Biker'S M.C. - (Mexico)
32. San Cristobal de las Casas - (Mexico)
33. Tonina Ruins, A Childhood Dream Realized - (Mexico)
34. Kicking Back In Bacalar - (Mexico)
35. Time To Get Out Of Dodge - (Mexico)
36. Belize? Was that you? Oh, hey there Guatemala! - (Belize & Guatemala)
37. Yaxha Ruins - (Guatemala)
38. Semuc Fuckn' Champey - (Guatemala)
39. Enchanted Antigua - (Guatemala)
40. Sad ending to a great day - (Guatemala)
41. Recoup For The Holidays - (Guatemala)
42. San Pedro, Watchu Got? - (Guatemala)
43. Hunting History Around Lake Atitlan - (Guatemala)
44. Boredom, Inspiring Activities Since the Dawn of Time - (Guatemala)
45. Back To Antigua - (Guatemala)
46. Work, that's still a thing right? - (Guatemala)
47. Working With O.X.'s - (Guatemala)
48. Get Up, Get Out - Riding Antigua Guatemala - (Guatemala) (Video)
49. Rolling soon...and maybe with a 'reboot'? - (Guatemala)
50. A Package From North Of The Wall, Green Light Go (Guatemala)
51. Volcan Acatenango - Short (Guatemala) (Video)
52. Wrapping Up Guatemala, Volcan Acatenango - (Guatemala)
53. Hey, El Salvador....I Think I Like You - (El Salvador)
54. Learning To Chillax From The Pros - (El Salvador) (Video)
55. Summa'Time In Santa Tecla - (El Salvador) (Video)
56. Back To Our Roots - (El Salvador) (Video)
57. Break-Ups and Rebounds - (Honduras & Nicaragua)
58. Pool Sides and Low-sides - (Nicaragua)
59. Sainting Rosa and Mounting Verde - (Costa Rica)
60. Highlands of Chiriqui and Carnivalling Chitre - (Costa Rica & Panama)
61. Sniffing For Leads, Searching For Passage To Colombia (Part 1) - (Panama)
62. Sniffing For Leads, Searching For Passage To Colombia (Part 2) - (Panama)
63. Sailing The Darien (Part 1) - (Panama)
64. Welcome To Colombia - (Panama & Colombia)
65. Cartagena - (Colombia)
66. Finding Medellin - (Colombia)
67. Dodging Sirens and Chilling in Pereira - (Colombia)
68. Day Tripn' a Solento and Decision Making - (Colombia)
69. Sometimes Itīs The People That Make a Place, Finding Family In Cali (Part 1) - (Colombia)
70. Sometimes Itīs The People That Make a Place, Finding Family In Cali (Part 2) - (Colombia)
71. Sometimes Itīs The People That Make a Place, Finding Family In Cali (Part 3) - (Colombia)
72. Is The Pope In Popayan? - (Colombia)
73. Today We Are 6, Thunderbadger Group Ride To Pasto - (Colombia)
74. Pesto Pasto (Part 1) - (Colombia)
75. Pesto Pasto (Part 2) - (Colombia)
76. Finding More Than Expected In Ibarra - (Ecuador)

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