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Old 10-08-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
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Wink Los Angeles to Antarctica.... definitely maybe somewhere... whatever

I am packing my Yamaha Super Tenere and riding from Los Angeles, California, USA to Ushuaia, Argentina. I have always wanted to travel more, but never really thought about taking this long of a trip on my motorcycle until a few years ago. In 2013, I traveled on my Yamaha Super Tenere for about a month and made my way about half way down through Mexico and back. Ever since, I have been thinking more and more about taking a longer trip. Planning is not my favorite thing to do, so I just decided to ride south to the farthest tip I could ride my motorcycle, Ushuaia, and then a boat to Antarctica. Not only is planning not my favorite thing, but I hate actually committing to anything as well. My friends have told me that I remind them of one of the characters from the TV show "The Office" that can never commit to anything in advance. If you ask him (or me) to go to a party the following night we'll say, "Sounds good, maybe." To which they will reply, "Well, I'll put you down as a no." "Hold on pal, nooooo.... that's way too much commitment." Now they reply, "Okay, I'll put you down as a yes." And we say, "Whoa.... I didn't say I was going to come yet. That's too much commitment." Well, I have committed to a departure date and am officially leaving TODAY Wednesday, October 8, 2014. I turn 40 years old in April 2015, so I guess this could be considered a mid-life crisis journey. I am familiar with quite a bit of Mexico from my last trip, but once I get past Mexico City I am hoping I will just figure it out?!! Maybe if I can pick up some of the language along the way it would be helpful, although maybe I should practice charades before I go. I am taking a set of Go Pro cameras, so I hope to get some good videos and hopefully I can share some good experiences with everyone. I'll be tracking my journey with a spot tracker, my facebook page and a blog where I'll be sharing pictures, videos, and stories of things I experience along the way. I hope that anyone with any advice or stories from past adventures will share them with me at www.WhereIsCoby.com to help give me tips and keep me updated with anything I need to know along my journey south.

That is it for now... I will post pictures of the final pack and the departure. You may ask what is the route?? There is no route! Planning? This is an adventure, lets ride!
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
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See you on the road. Entering Mexico on 19th of Oct.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:28 AM   #3
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:27 AM   #4
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Well, I didn't make it out on Wednesday as planned, but did manage to get everything packed up and loaded on the bike to get an early start Thursday. You can see the picture of everything I packed for my entire 6 month trip into my three cases. I was able to shoot some photos and videos for my blog www.WhereIsCoby.com today since I pushed back the trip a day, so hopefully those will be uploaded soon and the blog will be up and running shortly for everyone to follow along on my journey south. I will be looking forward to any tips and meeting fellow travelers along the way. Hope to run into you b4thenite and have a great trip through Mexico if I don't see you since I'm getting a bit of a headstart!
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #5
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I know you said you didn't do any planning...but your 6 month ride is going to put you in Ushuaia during the winter...making it near impossible to get a boat to Antactica. Should still be an epic journey.

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:44 PM   #6
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:18 PM   #7
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it's dark! where am I?

I stopped somewhere in between Yuma and Ajo Arizona tonight it will be interesting to see tomorrow where ended up. I pulled off onto a little side road off of I-8 and when I came up to a wash I thought that could be a good incognito camp spot. So I turned down the sandy wash and bull dogged this 1000 lb bike down a sandy gravely rocky wash with a handful of throttle saving my ass more than once. I found a nice gravely flat spot and threw down my tent, right now it looks like a great spot.. We will see in the morning, photos to come tomorrow
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #8
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I know you said you didn't do any planning...but your 6 month ride is going to put you in Ushuaia during the winter...making it near impossible to get a boat to Antactica. Should still be an epic journey.
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I think if I am there in March I will be okay but you never know. It looked like May June July and August were the coldest months in Ushuaia. I guess I will find out.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:37 AM   #9
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Hermosillo Mexico today

Coming to this town reminds me why I like Mexico. The town center everyone comes together and hangs out, music, kids, beverages, food, senoritas. Also I am finding it hard to upload pictures, even at the lowest setting in my phone camera the resolution is still to high to upload to advrider??? Can anyone tell me what to do? I have been to the resizing website but that takes WiFi and a lot of time.
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:09 PM   #10
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Good look amigo, you w'll love latinamerica, sure¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
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Also I am finding it hard to upload pictures, even at the lowest setting in my phone camera the resolution is still to high to upload to advrider??? Can anyone tell me what to do? I have been to the resizing website but that takes WiFi and a lot of time.
Photobucket or Smugmug automatically resize the pics and then just use the url they provide to insert your pics in the rr.

Tapatalk is a good app for your iPhone or iPad

I'm in and will be following your progress.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #12
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Thanks advmoto66 I think I have photobucket figured out that was a huge help! Very happy to have you following along with me on this journey!

Please any other advice would be great as this is my first blog!


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Photobucket or Smugmug automatically resize the pics and then just use the url they provide to insert your pics in the rr.

Tapatalk is a good app for your iPhone or iPad

I'm in and will be following your progress.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:12 PM   #13
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lo siento mi espanol no bueno!

Thanks Amigo! Great to have you coming along on my journey! My broken Spanglish is slowly coming back to me, I plan on some Spanish studies in Guatemala, I mean how can I pick up on the senoritas with broken Spanish! lol

Yes I love Latin America and the beautiful Senoritas and everyone has been so nice! I do not understand Mexico is poor but everyone so far has wanted to give me stuff! Beers, Margaritas, lunch for being in Mexico 4 days it is amazing the hospitality this Gringo has received!

This photo is from Horizons Unlimited event in Yosemite California a week before I left everything behind for 3 months? 6 months? longer!!




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Old 10-14-2014, 12:22 PM   #14
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Thank you! I hope to get some help along the way finding some great places to see and stay. If you have anywhere you would like to see or check out let me know and I will see if I can make it happen!

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Old 10-14-2014, 04:32 PM   #15
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Delta8X
Good to see you make progress....
Just an observation, your pictures are too big to view. Are you using photobulket to insert image with the link?
Enjoy Mexico
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