Mud and Knobblies - Around the world on CCM SR40s
After speaking to many of you at the mendips meeting last weekend I realised I have never posted a formal intro to mine and Fantastic Mrs Fox's (aka Liz) forthcoming adventures on here, any way so here goes:
Over the last year we have been seeking advice and finding out all we can to help us get around the world by motorcycle and now we're 6 and a half months away from our expected departure date of the 1st April 2013.
Our route takes us away from Bristol heading south east towards the Balkans where the adventure really begins taking in Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, then Turkey. After Turkey we go into the Former soviet countries starting in Georgia we head north going into Russia for the first time lapping the following the Caspian coast we explore the wilderness of the Kazakh Steppe heading for Uzbekistan and the Pamirs Highway (if the the problems in the Khorog highlands finish). Then we head north to Almaty going back in to Russia before getting deliberately lost (well kind of) in Mongolia. When we head up back into russia we'll attempt the BAM road before getting to Vladivostok.
In late August Liz's Brother is getting married in New York If we're all going to plan we'll attend that wedding before the bike arrive in Canada, where we should be granted Work and Travel Visas and we intend to get employment in a ski resort over the winter before heading south to Argentina, from there who knows...
Our chosen steeds are CCM SR40 motorcycles, we chose them after ignoring a lot of advice from people on here on the basis of seat height as Liz is only 5'3" with little legs, but also they look pretty awesome too. We've had masses of help from Gabriel at Zen Overland
in getting them ready for travel.
Anyway we'd really like you to follow our adventures by visiting our website, www.mudandknobblies.co.uk
, following us on Facebook
or either me