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Old 03-15-2015, 06:07 AM   #1
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Sydney to London on the Path Less Ridden

Hi guys, thought I'd post up a thread here about my trip.

I'm running a full blog over at my own website, so my intent is not to reproduce that in its entirety here, however I'm trying to put together video clips for each leg, which I'll post up here for your comments etc.

Last year, after doing my Trans-Australia Trek I found that it hadn't scratched my itch for overlanding - I wanted more! After some consideration and research, I decided to ride Sydney to London.

The rough plan is Sydney to Darwin, ship to East Timor, island hop through Indonesia, cross to Malaysia, up through Thailand and loop through Cambodia and Laos, back into northern Thailand before crossing Burma to NE India, across Nepal, back into India and loop up through Kashmir, into Pakistan and along the Karakorum Highway into China, through all the Central Asian countries including Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, tour through Iran, then crossing Turkey into Greece, and across Europe (haven't planned much past there since Europe is comparatively easy) to the finish line in London!

So far I'm writing this from Darwin, having covered 4000km in 6 days, before loading the bike into a container ship bound for Dili, Timor Leste, where I'll rejoin her in around a week.

Anyways, here's the video of the first leg - hope you guys enjoy!

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:33 AM   #2
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Great start to what seems like will be a great trip! In for this one!

And great video, well edited! Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:11 AM   #3
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Second leg, through Timor Leste, is now live

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Old 04-04-2015, 07:03 AM   #4
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How's this for an adventure rider's road?

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Old 04-04-2015, 08:41 AM   #5
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Beautiful, love those roads while they are being built, is this Timor?
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:43 PM   #6
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Yes, that's the run east from Dili to the Indonesian border. The road is perfect for about 3km then turns into a nightmare of potholes, detours, construction etc. More than half the time was spent under 30kph on rough potholed bits.

Apparently the road gets washed away every wet season and rebuilt every dry season. Why don't they build it with proper drainage? Apparently a combination of corruption, and jobs - if they build it properly this year, they won't be employing hundreds of road workers next year!

As soon as you cross the border into Indonesia, it's much much better.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:05 PM   #7
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Did that route as far as Northern Thailand last year so will follow with interest. Admire you for putting together vids and a RR, it's a lot of work but very worthwhile as a way of documenting your trip. I read bits of my RR to remember the trip.
You'r bike is a bike is a bit bigger than my mount though. I did it on an old Postie so you should have a much more comfortable ride. Absolutely worth touching base with the Indonesian riders on this forum.
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Old 04-18-2015, 04:57 AM   #8
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New video live, kind of behind schedule, but hey, who's keeping track?!

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Old 04-18-2015, 05:03 AM   #9
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New video live, kind of behind schedule, but hey, who's keeping track?!
Awesome. How did you get the use of the song past the YouTube censorship?
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Love it!
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:28 AM   #11
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Love ya work!
Thanks for posting up, looking forward to what's to come!
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:11 AM   #12
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Awesome. How did you get the use of the song past the YouTube censorship?
Youtube lets you use songs if you don't try and monetize the video (ie receive ad revenue), and they reserve the right to put ads on your video with the revenue going to the rights holder...so if you click an ad while my video is playing the clickthrough money goes to Coldplay (or whoever) instead of me.

Fair cop, I guess. I'm happy with that system, I'm doing this for the love, not the money
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I did not know that. Cool.
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