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Old 01-18-2014, 04:33 AM   #1
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Want travel partner and tips for Pan-American Highway in 2015

Hi
I want to ride the Pan-American Highway in 2015.
Preliminary plan is to begin the journey in May 2015 and spend 4-5 months on this trip.

Seeking therefore a travel partner for the whole trip or part of the trip. Is there anyone here who would like to participate?

I'm going to use a BMW F800GS and hoping to ride most of the ride on gravel roads.

Would like to have travel tips if someone will give me this.
For example, I believe departure in May possibly not the best idea since this means that I hit the rainy season in South America. I'd love to hear tips about this too.

Have read lots of helpful information on this forum, but if you recommend a special thread so feel free to add the url.


I can also be contacted by e-mail jarleeek @ hotmail.com
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
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I think I will start the tour in August instead of May to avoid some of the rainy season. The goal is to get home for Christmas.
The trip will therefore take about 4 1/2 months.

If anyone wants to join you are warmly Welcome to contact me.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:19 PM   #3
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:07 PM   #4
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I think I will start the tour in August instead of May to avoid some of the rainy season. The goal is to get home for Christmas.
The trip will therefore take about 4 1/2 months.

If anyone wants to join you are warmly Welcome to contact me.
just a heads up, the rainy season ends aprox mid oct in mexico.
august is the time to be in colorado
spetember in the california
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:06 AM   #5
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You can ride Central America during the rainy season. Just need to ride in the mornings. But if you want to do lots of riding (which sounds like you do), consider eakins comment, and wait a few more months to depart.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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Thank you for your feedback.
Appreciated it.

Leave application is delivered to my employer for August to January, but it's still a long time until departure. In the worst case forces the rain me to ride a little less miles per day, and it is perhaps reasonable. Then I can enjoy the places I visit :-)

Important to be positive.

I have prepared a blog: http://ridepanamericanhighway.wordpress.com/
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:30 PM   #7
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I am planning to be on the route at that time as well. Still too far away for me to have an exact date. But planning on doing Philadelphia to Prudhoe Bay, Prudhoe Bay to TDF, TDF to Philadelphia.
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This might be a stupid question....but have you guys checked out horizonsunlimited.com???
lots of good stuff there.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:11 PM   #9
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This might be a stupid question....but have you guys checked out horizonsunlimited.com???
lots of good stuff there.
Yes I have visited horizonsunlimited.com, but will probably read some more, both there and elsewhere :-)
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:20 PM   #10
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Yes I have visited horizonsunlimited.com, but will probably read some more, both there and elsewhere :-)
Jarle,

I am planning Alaska to TDF in 2015. Will do the AK part in the summer, and depart for SA in October, most likely.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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I'm "in" for a 2015 southern departure, October is perfect.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:13 AM   #12
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Great guys.
I am sending you a private message , but I give some information here anyways .

I will most likely fly my motorbike to Calgary from Europe. Then I want to ride up to Prudhoe Bay and then down to Seattle. Depending on the route , this is about 8300km or about 5157mi . This part of the trip is not the part I want to spend a lot of time so I aim to use a maximum of three weeks of this section.

In Seattle I would possibly meet a Norwegian friend who might join the ride in 2-3 weeks. We talked about driving gravel roads from Seattle to Denver.

Calgary - Prudhoe Bay - Seattle - Denver will be about 11.000km or 6835mi in about 5-6 weeks, approximately 320km or 200mi per day .

This means that after Denver I / we can calm down and spend more time.

I love to ride, but someone should possibly teach me to calm down. I do not run fast, but like long days in the saddle . So I hope that those who join enjoy long days in the saddle when circumstances indicate it, but who can stop me slightly when it is not needed.

You should be a person who does not necessarily have to take the shortest distance between a and b

You should be a person who loves to drive on gravel and dirt roads , and if the choice is between gravel and asphalt prefer gravel. But that also seems ok with a transport leg on asphalt if it is necessary or desirable .

That two people (or more) choose to run a route together, does not necessarily mean that they have to spend every km along . Have two people two different requests , one could split the teams, run for itself in a few hours, days or weeks and then continue on together .

Sorry for my written English is not so good.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:53 AM   #13
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After the landing....

I'm a couple hours north of Calgary and also have family there, so if you want to meet up when you land I could meet you there or we could cross paths as you head north. Don't worry about yourself slowing down, once you hit Central America; the "topes" and culture will do that for you.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:09 PM   #14
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Sorry, but what do you mean by TDF?
Expect is not the Tour de France :-)

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I am planning Alaska to TDF in 2015. Will do the AK part in the summer, and depart for SA in October, most likely.

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Old 02-08-2014, 01:43 PM   #15
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TDF is the abbreviation for Tierra del Fuego, Argentina which is the most southely point of Argentina. There are probably at least 50 ride reports on this site which will tell you all you need to know. Have fun!
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