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After the success of his first book ‘In Search of Greener Grass’, Graham Field hits the road again with his bargain-basement KLR650,...
"The Adventure Motorcycling Handbook" author's site - miscellaneous info and links, accent on dirt biking, also his Sahara Information site.
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New valves do wonders for the human heart as much as the numerous engines I have worked on. My heart has been physically and strangely metaphorically fixed in the same procedure. I need to make use of this new life I have been given. Sat in hospital for a week, I get strange dreams and ideas.
A vague idea to visit my brother who works in Asia develops into a plan to see more of this little blue planet. I promise my ex father in law to see it through as he stopped by to visit as I recuperate. He’s had chemotherapy that ultimately fails to make it alright for him.
A promise is a promise. I tell everyone I know of my plans and I’m committed. Life is too short. Work agrees to me taking a year out. That bit was easy. The money might be a bit tougher.
Guess I need to put the hours in, this is going to take more than a £10 lottery win.
After overlanding around the world for 8 years, I was almost running out of transport options. That's when I hopped on a BMW650 and decided to ride, along with my more experienced half, from Germany back home to Australia.
I'm more of what one would call an 'incidental biker': traveller first, motorbiker second :)
Follow my tales as we ride the long way east and, occasionally, put up with my ramblings about long-term travel and all it's ups and downs.
This is a blog series of my ride to Marsimik La on my Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. Situated at a height of 18,953 feet in the mighty Himalayas, Marsimilk La the highest motorable road on the planet. It was quite a challenging ride for me as well as my motorcycle. The lack of oxygen played havoc with us both. Despite all the odds, we both made it. :-)
"The road to Koki Jar is fine but at the end of the trip both the car and the driver will be destroyed" - advice from a local.
This trip will take me from Nepal to the Netherlands starting in September 2014. I will ride my Moto Guzzi NTX650 from 1989 home, after I had shipped it to New Zealand 7 years ago with the intention to ride it home, but it did not work out then. Maybe for the better. I was very young (still am!) but a little wiser now. My plan was to go to Australia, South East Asia and see from there.
I travelled Australia last year with a car, and have limited time, so decided to fly my bike to Nepal and start from there.
My weblog will mostly be in Dutch, sorry about that.
Thanks for reading anyway.
C90 DREAMS – OXFORD TO A GREEK ISLAND ON A PIZZA BIKE
It’s taken us a long time to finally tell our story.
We quit our jobs to make our way across Europe from Oxford, England to a beautiful Greek Island on Honda C90 pizza bikes we purchased on eBay. We had no smart phones, sat navs or any experience of riding motorbikes. In retrospect we were lucky we didn’t get smashed to bits. Making a film pieced together from footage shot on cameras that were already obsolete at the time somehow became part of the journey.
We would like to invite you to experience the sheer nonsense of it all. We’ve split our film into six parts, which we will share on this blog every week, starting on the sixth anniversary of our trip. The 25th of August 2014.
Let’s ride, road dogs.
We, Peter and Leonie from Amsterdam, quit our jobs to travel around the world on our two Honda CRF250Ls for the next two years. Join us on our adventures through Africa, the Americas and Asia!
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