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Old 06-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Living Our Dream Tour (Part I)

Living Our Dream Tour (Part I)


I have been very lucky and had the opportunity to do some long trips: 6 months in 2005 [USA, Canada, Mexico], 6 months in 2007 [Europe], and 12 months in 2009-2010 [Europe, Asia, Oceania]. I get asked if I keep a blog – I have a website (not a very good website) that is mostly pictures and really just for family and friends [www.mikesworldtour.com].


I have never really posted much on any forums – I'm more of a reader – but; now that I and my wife have decided to do some traveling for the next couple of years, I thought I would share my experience.


Beginning July 1, 2013, my wife (F650GS Twin/Low) and I (F800 GS) plan on traveling for the next two years.


My wife got her first ever motorcycle license January 2011 and during the 2012 summer we took our (what she called) “Pre-” Living Our Dream Tour. It was a great trip and she did an amazing job for a new pilot.
Pictures – [https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=11ccf47719]
Map – [https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...5514fcc466dd58].


Since that trip she got a writing job for a Japanese, women's motorcycle magazine, Girls Biker: [http://www.zokeisha.co.jp/gb/]. And, she has put together a website of her own:
[http://samurai-rider.com/].


We are still getting all our affairs together – vacating our apartment, putting personal belongings in storage, setting up friends to handle our mail and possible banking issues, making sure any reoccurring bills are taken care of automatically, discontinuing services that we no longer need, finalizing personal documents, getting equipment together and packed, etc. It's not difficult... just time consuming.


I count myself very lucky that I have a wife who took an interest in my crazy hobby (adventure riding), and I am interested to see how our journey will effect the dynamics or our relationship – except for my 2009-2010 ride across Russia I have basically traveled alone.


I look forward to your comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback.


Ride safe, keep in touch, and – beginning July 1 – follow us at:
[https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...5519858a9cb7fe]


-Michael and Jasmine
[http://www.facebook.com/mikesworldtour]


2005 [USA, Canada, Mexico]


2007 [Europe]


2009-2010 [Europe, Asia, Oceania]


2012 Summer [“Pre-” Living Our Dream Tour - Route 66]
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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I like your pics!

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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Heya Mike

Andi & Ellen Delis here, Two Moto Kiwis from dodgy New Zealand.

Will be following along mate and looking forward to it
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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RE: Two Moto Kiwis

Hey Kids: Sorry we did not have more of chance to meet up in the USA. I hope you are both doing well. Take care, ride safe, and stay in touch!

-Michael and Jasmine


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Andi & Ellen Delis here, Two Moto Kiwis from dodgy New Zealand.

Will be following along mate and looking forward to it
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Thanks Damasovi. Ride safe and keep in touch.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #6
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Thanks Mcgee. Both I and my wife are very excited to start. Looking forward to July 1 -- Ride safe and keep in touch.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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I know the Bluff sign in New Zealand. "Good On Ya!" If you want to meet some great people in Ahipara, which is the southern tip of 90 mile beach, let me know.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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Thanks MKJ -- It will be a while before me and my wife make it to New Zealand but I will keep your offer in mind when we get there.

Thanks and ride safe.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:57 PM   #10
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A sample of Samurai-Riders (my wife's) work... enjoy!

A sample of Samurai-Riders (my wife's) work... enjoy! [From Girls Biker: [http://www.zokeisha.co.jp/gb/].]





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Old 06-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #11
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A sample of Samurai-Riders (my wife's) work... enjoy! [From Girls Biker:
This is great stuff Mike, she is doing well.

Ellen has been writing for Chinese mags, article # 4 going to print now which is cool.

Look forward to meeting you again and the lady who has tamed you!!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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Living Our Dream Tour (Part I)


I have been very lucky and had the opportunity to do some long trips: 6 months in 2005 [USA, Canada, Mexico], 6 months in 2007 [Europe], and 12 months in 2009-2010 [Europe, Asia, Oceania]. I get asked if I keep a blog – I have a website (not a very good website) that is mostly pictures and really just for family and friends [www.mikesworldtour.com].


I have never really posted much on any forums – I'm more of a reader – but; now that I and my wife have decided to do some traveling for the next couple of years, I thought I would share my experience.


Beginning July 1, 2013, my wife (F650GS Twin/Low) and I (F800 GS) plan on traveling for the next two years.


My wife got her first ever motorcycle license January 2011 and during the 2012 summer we took our (what she called) “Pre-” Living Our Dream Tour. It was a great trip and she did an amazing job for a new pilot.
Pictures – [https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=11ccf47719]
Map – [https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...5514fcc466dd58].


Since that trip she got a writing job for a Japanese, women's motorcycle magazine, Girls Biker: [http://www.zokeisha.co.jp/gb/]. And, she has put together a website of her own:
[http://samurai-rider.com/].


We are still getting all our affairs together – vacating our apartment, putting personal belongings in storage, setting up friends to handle our mail and possible banking issues, making sure any reoccurring bills are taken care of automatically, discontinuing services that we no longer need, finalizing personal documents, getting equipment together and packed, etc. It's not difficult... just time consuming.


I count myself very lucky that I have a wife who took an interest in my crazy hobby (adventure riding), and I am interested to see how our journey will effect the dynamics or our relationship – except for my 2009-2010 ride across Russia I have basically traveled alone.


I look forward to your comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback.


Ride safe, keep in touch, and – beginning July 1 – follow us at:
I liked the "WTF this guy is everywhere pic" hehe, subscribed for more!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #13
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RE: Two Moto Kiwis

“Tamed (me)!!!” “Tamed” is an awfully strong word. Let's just say that she has helped me find my balance in life.

I hope you are feeling better. Try to keep your motorbike from doing any further injury to its rider, okay!!

Ride safe and keep in touch!

-Mike and Jasmine


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This is great stuff Mike, she is doing well.

Ellen has been writing for Chinese mags, article # 4 going to print now which is cool.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #14
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RE: Roland44

Yes, Round The World Doug (rtwdoug - prominent underachiever) is bloody everywhere!! Wish I could ride as much as that guy. I'm trying, but it would take a lifetime; and, as I try to catch up, he keeps pulling away – adventure, after adventure, after adventure, Doug is a hard man to keep pace with.

Ride safe and keep in touch.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #15
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Can you bottle/sell any of that "Jasmine adventure spirit"?

Awesome! S'scribed here in N. County. My wife sat on a F650 the other day @ EscoBMW. That's all, just sat on it, said "nice". Her idea of "Adventure" is to fly to wherever I'm camped, visit for awhile, then check in at the nearest Ritz. Wride on!
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