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Old 27 Nov 2012
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Guys,

I hope everything works out ok for you. If you think I can help in any way just send me a message or a mail. We will be out of town from Dec 3rd- Dec12th and I doubt I'll check my mails very often.
You are welcome to stay with us while you recover or store bikes or any thing else.

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Guys,

Just read about Ellens Accident, sorry to hear trip is on hold but happy that Ellen is OK, take it easy Ellen and get well soon!!!

Even though we are up in Canuck land , let us know if we can help you out with anything at all.

Might be best to split back up to the USA and regroup mate, might be worth talking to your personal travel insurance company and see if Ellen can get checked out up there too just to make sure nothing has been missed medically.
Though if everthing is OK, while she is recouperating would be a good time to put you feet up somewhere and do some Spanish lessons, pick up that Tiger 800XC and head to Guatamala!!!

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Geez i was shocked when i saw the photo's

Guy's I can only hope Ellen gets the help she needs.Noel
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Gathering Up

Good morning ladies and gents

First off we are blown away by the offers of help, information, ideas and straight out brotherly support, we seriously appreciate this from our ADV family and it is helping us formulate Plan B.

At this stage we will be travelling lite on either an F800GS or 800XC, either would be fine, anything bigger would just be too much of a handful, for those of you unfortunate to have met me you know I am no a big guy .....well not everywhere :evil

Looking to either part out Ellens bike or reframe and repair it as it is well set up fo a RTW bike and has a massive amount of money in it, new Ti chains and sprockets, near new rubber etc.

Same with mine, sell it as a going machine (which it is) or maybe part it out as well, either option will work as we now just have to recover as much as we can financially to lesson the impact, things are looking forward and positive so we can do it and make it happen :clap (actually we have no choice)!!

The Human Part

OK back to an update, today is Wednesday 28th November, Ellen is starting to walk a bit better and the scorch on her bum is slowly starting to dry.

This is Ellens bum, ever wondered what a bruised asian bum looks like ... now you do



The feet, hmmm slowly but surely getting better



Ready for a marathon



The Blokes Department

Looked at the bike and the headstcok is definitely out of whack, sitting on the bike the steering is out of whack North West.





We are test trialing this new wind efficient fender ... makes the KLR look good





Barkbusters, what else is there to say as they took an epic beating, her hands, levers etc are all intact ..... GET THEM!!!



Tramping boot tin took a slight tar seal applied cosmetic enhancement as did our video camera mount



Hmmmm, straightened it as far as I could to ride it here



Hard case photo, the top of her top box took off leaving only the front section :eek1



The captain and her stricken ship



At this point we will stay for a few days, we are in a quiet and secure place so perfect for rehab fo Ellen. We are lucky enough to have have great Wifi which is outstanding in a time of need to get things reorganised.

To finish it off we have a beach two minutes walk (ten for Ellen) so she can swim and do weightless exercise to get her body moving, she is still very saw deep inside the chest/back area, probably bruising to ribs as she was winded on impact.

So that is where we are at right now, Plan A get Ellen sorted, Plan B reorganise the wheels.

Again thanks to all for the support.

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Guys,

I hope everything works out ok for you. If you think I can help in any way just send me a message or a mail. We will be out of town from Dec 3rd- Dec12th and I doubt I'll check my mails very often.
You are welcome to stay with us while you recover or store bikes or any thing else.

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Heya Gary

We were probably going to be passed you place by the 15th December but looking like we will be coming back, hopefully prior Christmas.

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Guys,

Just read about Ellens Accident, sorry to hear trip is on hold but happy that Ellen is OK, take it easy Ellen and get well soon!!!

Even though we are up in Canuck land , let us know if we can help you out with anything at all.

Might be best to split back up to the USA and regroup mate, might be worth talking to your personal travel insurance company and see if Ellen can get checked out up there too just to make sure nothing has been missed medically.
Though if everthing is OK, while she is recouperating would be a good time to put you feet up somewhere and do some Spanish lessons, pick up that Tiger 800XC and head to Guatamala!!!

Big Hugs to you Both

Grif & Lisa
Heya Grif and Lisa

Yeah this wasn't quite the plan, we had planned to stop in Guatemala for a 1 month stop and Spanish school, will still do Spanish but will reassess how much time we spend in Nicaragua and Honduros etc.

Either a 800XC or F800 GS is on the menu, F800 has a better standover height for me and bein short that is a big consideration.

Anyway, enough of our daily grind how is life in Banff?, also can you ping us through Mike and Jings email please as we have misplaced it.

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Guy's I can only hope Ellen gets the help she needs.Noel
Heya Noel, thanks mate appreciate you support, no more good photos at the mo sorry mate ... promise to make it up to you!!
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Speedy recovery

So sorry to hear about the accident. We are very glad she is mostly ok. Those bruises look painful. Not sure what we can do from here, but don't hesitate to ask. We are currently in the Yucatan, but headed back to west of Mexico City next week. Best wishes!! Sara & Daniel
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Cannot tell you how sorry we are to hear of the accident. Praise the Lord She is okay. We will be praying for health and wisdom and for continued safety. If there is something more we can do please ask.
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Mate don't worry about the photo's i can wait.

You just take care of your girl.so glad to see her up and about.
My other half is getting keen to learn to ride but now i'm not sure its a good idea,i've had my share of buster's , but i also have hundreds of thousands of km's under my belt.Maybe two up is going to be a better idea in foreign parts.
take care of yourselves Noel
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What a trip!!

Hi Andi, hi Ellen

Been really enjoying your trip report (except the bits where Ellen gets hurt!!) and what a trip you guys have been having. We hope that Ellen mends and makes a full recovery soon.

We're back in the UK now, had to come back a bit early due to a family emergency.

Keep the brilliant photos and write ups coming and I hope you get sorted and are able to carry on soon.

Best wishes and take care

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Hi Ellen and Andy!
Very sorry to read what happened, very happy to see Ellen is on her feet and smiling.
I guess I met you in Cambria, at least I saw your bikes : ).
I am also on my way south and just want to let you know that if you need any help, any material from the States...I will try what I can do to get you on the road again.
On saturday I will leave New Mexico. Sunday finally Mexico!!! : )

All the best, Toby!
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Our New Austrian Steed

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Can't wait to see the new ride:eek1
We have joined the coul club now, I thought about F800GS and Triumph 800XC, either bike would be good, also considered a Ural sidecar, prolly a bit easier in the soft stuff and carry more home comforts.

Those of you unfortunate enough to know me know I love Orange having had the KTM 990 SMR in New Zealand which was nothing short of a weapon, I always wanted a 950 Super Enduro, nearly bought one in NZ but missed out by two weeks on a great bike with only 7500km on the clock and bone stock.

So fast forward to 27th November 2012, our disaster day, this day changed the dynamics of our trip completely.

Firstly, Ellen was damaged, thankfully not too badly, secondly, Chiwi took a hit and will need a new frame, bars, mirrors, headlight and front guard etc.

So that Chinese dude on New Zealand TV for the moss stuff ...... Look I Walk Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=H4ibFq1aup8

So Ellen took his good advice Look I Walk Away from riding ..... and will passenge from here so there will be more off the bike shots.

So not to drag it out, here we are our new Austrian pony.





This is the list of the goodies done by Alfred the previous owner who is a perfectionist and certainly knows how to treat a hot Austrian chick.

CJ Designs 2-into-1 Header $350
CJ Design Rear Fuel Tank, powder coated, $450
CJ Designs Billet Clutch Basket $650
CJ Designs Clutch Cover, swirl & powder-coated $ $350
CJ Designs Engine Plug Kit $63
CJ Designs Shortened Intake Trumpets $50
CJ Designs Top Rack Plate $150
CJ Designs Water pump Upgrade Kit $150
CJ Designs Billet Chain Adjuster Blocks $ 80
CJ Designs Spark Plug Wrench $36
CJ Designs Radiator Temp Sensor $60
KTM Euro-Headlight Switch $85
KTM Side Stand Removal Switch $45
KTM Center Stand $375
KTM Frame Protector Kit $30
Small rear rack $125
BR Moto Saddlebag Racks, w/rear cross-mount $350
Wolfman Expedition Saddlebags $225
Giant Loop Coyote Bag $330
Warn XT17 Winch, w/handlebar control $500
Warn Quick Disconnect mount plate $80
Crispy Designs Graphics $300
CPC Chrome Plated Brass Fuel Line Quick Disconnects, bi-valved $250
Fuel Line Heat Sheathing $75
G2 Throttle Tube, #400, and spare tube, grips $200
SAS Block Off Plates $35
Rottweiler CPR Air Filter Assembly, and extra skins. $380
Adventure Machines Jetting Kit $135
Adventure Machines Rear Brake Master Guard $70
Jet Hot Exhaust Header Ceramic Coating, Black $200
Wings Titanium Muffler, Right side (and Left) $850
Rigid Industries D2 LED Lights $380
BDCW LED Light Mount $80
BDCW Skid Plate, w/Shok Block $350
BECW Side Stand Relocator $90
Fasst Flexx Handlebars $350
Flexx Pivoting Handguard Mounts $70
Cycra Handguards and Frames and Inserts $120
Hot Grips $122
Warm N’ Safe Grip Heat ‘Troller $60
FP Racing Adjustable Folding Clutch and Brake Levers, shorty, Black $300
Scotts Steering Stabilizer and BRP Moto Top Clamp & Risers $700
GB Racing Ignition Cover $123
Safari Fuel Tank and Shrouds $850
Cyclops Motorsports Kevlar/CF tank guards $250
3M Paint Protectant Film on Graphics, Frame Rails and under Tank $250
Acerbis Locking Gas Cap $35
Factory Connection Fork and Shock Re-valve (200 lb.) $800
Burns Moto USB Outlet $35
Electrical Connection Master Ground Blocks $60
Hilslamer Footpegs, Long $150
Emoto’s Mini Digital Voltmeter, red $50
Dr. Bean Fuel Pump Kit (and 1 spare) $150
Profill Fuel Tank Filter $30
Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder $150
Centech AP-2 Fuse Panel $80
Assorted Sumitomo MT Sealed Electrical Connectors $75
Assorted Del City' Heat Shrink, Solder Sleeve Crimpable Terminals $100
Renazco Seat $375
Touratech GPS Mount $230
Zumo 550 GPS $700
Assorted Ram Mounts $100
Scotts’ Shark Fin Rear Disc Guard $160
DRC Brake lever ‘Snake’ $20
D.I.D. 525 ZVM2 Series Heavy chain $220
SuperSprox 16/52 Gearing $129
Dunlop D908 Rally Raid Rear Tire (2 new spares), $600
Dunlop D606 Front Tire $100
Michelin Heavy Duty Tubes, F & R (2 spares each) $175
Stock fuel tank and side panels $745
Assorted spares, take-offs, (Stock fuel tank and side panels $745), filters, gaskets, oils, etc. ($200)
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So how did you come across the bike in that part of the world?

Second question what will become of chiwi/hobbit?
The guy you've brought it off has spent a fortune on it.
carry on Noel
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Ok, just going to look at the photos and Drool for a while....Nice Bloody Ride Mate!
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OWWW!
Get well soon, Ellen.
So you will write off one bike, and sell the other? Then travel on on the KTM? Is that the story?
Hate to say it, but are you sure that Ellen's delicate derriere is going to be comfortable on that hard narrow seat?
I know that you will overcome.
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That is one very cool Bike. Have been following your blog from the begiining and absolutley loving end. Hope Ellen heals quickly and you can get back into it.

Will you be able to part out the bikes? What about Carnets etc????
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