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And thanks to everyone else for sharing their thoughts with me. I need to make a few decisions really, maybe something like anchorage to tierra del fuego would be a more sensible trip to start with, could always do more further down the line...
Now you're talking! That is a great trip. One that is doable with 10k pounds. I have traveled the northern half of that adventure so far. And it was excellent. Plus, as many of your fellow countrymen have done, you can fly to the states and buy a good travel bike very reasonably for the same cost as shipping a bike over and back from the UK.

I like your thinking. You'll have fun no matter what. If you make it to the north central US there is a free place to stay and a hot meal at my place. There are many others that will offer the same.

Who says you have to travel around the world east to west. This trip would put you half way round. Next trip from lands end South Africa to Nordcap will complete a circumnavigation the wrong way round! I like your creative thinking. East/West is for folks who like changing time zones and shipping their bikes across vast oceans.

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When are you planning on leaving sjbuckle83?
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When are you planning on leaving sjbuckle83?
I'm not 100% sure to be honest, could be march ish next year or maybe later than that if I think i need to save more cash! Are you thinking of doing a trip?
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I would love to do a Mondo style trip on a light weight trail bike DRZ400 or something, on a small ish budget. I have a Strom 1000 at the moment and love it but its a bit thirsty.. I get away when I can Just done the Pyrenees and off to Morocco in May..

I would like to do a big trip but would seriously need to get some money together to keep the family going whilst away..
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Keep in mind, that your costs will probably vary depending on the area. Generally Europe, North America and Australia are among the most expensive, especially if you´re not camping and cooking your own food in those areas.

And on a RTW-tour, the costs of transporting your vehicle across the oceans or some other areas & getting flight tickets for yourself will be substantial, too. Freight costs aren´t fixed either, they depend on a million things, but luckily you should be able to get some rough idea about them on this website.
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on a budget i'd recomend £40 per day. There are some very recent and very detailed trip cost charts, graphs and spreadsheets based on a car but noting based for a bike that i've seen.

My budget based on a car (two up) is £65 and this seems to be middle of the road. Considering you are on a bike and fuel costs are much less and there's only one of you i'd say £40 (or less) is possible. I'd go with £15 K if it were me. That way you can enjoy yourself and not have to worry every single day about money.

You could spend your entire trip trying to do it cheap rather than enjoying the trip ! £30 a day sounds a bit low to me.
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Well by some random twist of fate (long story!) I've now got 2 mates who want to come and we've made plans to depart early in 2013! Plenty of time to save more cash and think about which bike, which route etc etc

Big thanks to everyone for their replies
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Amen to that brother! We've gotta get bikes first! and get Wibb organized!
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Well by some random twist of fate (long story!) I've now got 2 mates who want to come and we've made plans to depart early in 2013! Plenty of time to save more cash and think about which bike, which route etc etc

Big thanks to everyone for their replies
A couple of suggestions, firstly all take the same bike, common spares, similar comfortable cruising speeds, full range, off road ability etc, etc. Also if you have not done anything like this before go off somewhere together for a couple of weeks to see how you get on, it is not like going on holiday together as things can get stressful even in your own country and this might highlight any serious clashes in personality that do not show up under normal conditions.
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Amen to that brother! We've gotta get bikes first! and get Wibb organized!
Hell yeah! Re bikes I've taking a bit of a liking to an xt600, we need to chat about it. Re getting wibbs organised... I reckon that'll be harder than the trip!!!!
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A couple of suggestions, firstly all take the same bike, common spares, similar comfortable cruising speeds, full range, off road ability etc, etc. Also if you have not done anything like this before go off somewhere together for a couple of weeks to see how you get on, it is not like going on holiday together as things can get stressful even in your own country and this might highlight any serious clashes in personality that do not show up under normal conditions.
Thanks for that mark. I've been away with each of the lads on separate occasions, has a great time both times but not done anything just the three of us.....
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A couple of suggestions, firstly all take the same bike, common spares, similar comfortable cruising speeds, full range, off road ability etc, etc. Also if you have not done anything like this before go off somewhere together for a couple of weeks to see how you get on, it is not like going on holiday together as things can get stressful even in your own country and this might highlight any serious clashes in personality that do not show up under normal conditions.
Thanks for that mark. I've been away with each of the lads on separate occasions, has a great time both times but not done anything just the three of us.....
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it depends where you go, camping keeps costs down and is pretty safe to do in most places and the good news is when a country is not that safe to camp in normally cheap dorm room can be found for under $5.00

To put it in prespective, we struggled to keep under £80 a day between 2 of us in europe, this included 2 tanks of fuel a day.

We where easily keeping under £50.00 a day in Morocco and we where staying in hotels, converted forts and eating in half decent places. and in Iran we where living on less than £25.00 a day.

£10,000 is a good start, if you can get £500 a month form your house then that would be enough, the most expensive thing is fuel, so if you travel slower its costs less, sitting in a hostel your paying $2 a day for drinking 50 cent coffe's and chilling out until you get you next rent payment is not the worst way to live!!

Dont over think it mate, just do it!!
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exciting times SJ! You are lucky you have a source of income whilst away. I'm nearly 28 and a long way off mortgages.

I'm near Newmarket so not far. Look forward to hearing about your planning.

I'm just at the stage of planning my dates. Aiming to do New Zealand to London, Oct 2011. Eek.
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Hi me again (Etherelda), had to set up new account, as email gone mad.

I actually mean i'm off Oct 2012, or else i've got a lot of planning to do to leave today!
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