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Old 3 Sep 2009
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What is it about the Brits?

I quite liked the general idea of this....especially the part about 'who needs maps?'
Brit RTW in his Sports Car
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On a much smaller scale, I did the same back in 1982. I hopped on my '77 Honda 750A and headed west. I took no maps, and at that time had no idea of road system in the US. I just never cared about it.

I told my friends that the US is really not that big, I'm already starting in the middle, and will just ride west until I hit the ocean. No maps, compass, cell phone, GPS, or reservations. Just rode the bike at highway speeds until I found the Pacific Ocean.

Not really a big deal. Whole trip there and back was about 5,000 miles and took about 7 days if I remember.

Oh, I also took virtually no tools, spare tires, or even a service manual for the bike. I did wear through a set of tires and one chain. But they each had many miles on them prior to the excursion.

It really was a nice bit of riding and I recommend everyone try it.
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That’s fantastic, Within a day of buying my lotus Elise I’ve been dreaming of ways to pack enough for a RTW trip, including roof tent… jerry cans and plenty of spare parts …


Ohhh well good on him, doing something positive and just shows you don’t need a full equipped 4x4…

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It's a nice read: The Challenge

"I enjoy my own company," he said of his solo journey. "On some of the long drives in the more desolate areas, you end up arguing with yourself. But I normally win."

an interesting licenceplate for some countries
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That’s fantastic, Within a day of buying my lotus Elise I’ve been dreaming of ways to pack enough for a RTW trip, including roof tent… jerry cans and plenty of spare parts …

Having just been to the Alps and back in my Elan last week, I'll stick to the bike.

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