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Old 10-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Wink Moto-Mikey rides the Americas

Hi YFF's.

I left in late July from Alaska and have been riding South since. The plan is to do a loop around South America and then who knows.. maybe South East Asia, maybe NZ/AUZ, or maybe back home.

I'm 28 and have no wife/kids, so no time limit or responsibilities to take care of. For the past few years, I served on active duty military and was last stationed in Alaska along with one deployment to Afghanistan. A few months ago my service commitment was up, so I sold nearly everything I had, packed up the bike and took off.

In the last few months I've made the trek to Prudhoe Bay, spent a few days riding the Continental Divide Trail, visited nearly a dozen National Parks, ridden the entire Blue Ridge Parkway and drank beer with the cartel in Copper Canyon.

Currently I'm in Southern Mexico and will be heading over into Belize and Guatemala in the next few weeks.

I've got a blog going, which I've been updating nearly every day. I wasn't actually going to post a ride report here since I think my writing and photography skills suck but all my friends/family seem to be enjoying it so far.. maybe they're just being nice Anyways, here it goes.

I'm going to attempt to cross post here for YFF's entertainment and to answer questions/comments. I Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I am living it

The bike, an '09 F800GS:

The general route:

and a few random photos from the journey so far:

Riding the Tail of the Dragon

Quite campsite along the CDT

About 30 miles south of Prudhoe bay along the Dalton Highway

In Copper Canyon along a 'closed' section of the road from Creel to Batopilas.

Fine dining in Oaxaca, Mexico

Trip Index if you want to catch up on the last 50+ days of my journey:

Prudhoe Bay:

Alaska to Florida Day 1:

Entering Mexico:
Riding the Americas in 2013-2014:

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