BIKE SWAP: My bike in Colorado, USA for your bike in Australia/New Zealand
Hi, I own a BMW GS650 that is kept in Denver Colorado, USA. Most of the time my work keeps me traveling and away from home. My friend watches my bike while I am away but she barely rides it. It is set up for touring with a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS, Pelican hard cases and a large tank bag.
However, I am currently living in Asia and I would love to spend a few weeks vacation riding in Australia/New Zealand/Tasmania. Renting a decent bike is cost prohibitive for several weeks. It is unlikely that I would get more than one month off from work so buying and reselling a bike is not attractive.
So is anyone interetsed in a bike swap? You can visit Colorado whenever you want and use my bike. Denver is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and there is a ton of great riding, camping, and touring in the mountains.
In exchange, at some future date in 2012, I would come to your location and borrow your bike and do some touring. I am not sure of my schedule so hopefully you can be flexible.
Post up if this might be of interest to you. I would also be curious if others have done something like this and what their experiencing was like. My biggest unknown is how to handle insurance.