I've been lurking on this site for quite some time, looking for inspiration more than anything.
But I finally have something to contribute, I'm finally going on a proper ride.
My plan, so far is pretty basic, I'll be flying into Canada via a couple of months in Europe.
I plan on buying a motor bike in Montreal and then start heading south to Mexico. I have my international license and if I run into any problems in getting a motorbike sorted in Montreal, Nova Scotia
is only a short bus ride away.
The actual motorbike I'd be looking for would be a DRZ400SM, but if that isn't possible, I'm not really fussed about it. I've traveled around Greece on a 125.
There are a few friends I will be visiting on the way, but it'll mostly be me going solo, just the way I like it.
The schedule so far is pretty flexible, I have to be in Tulum for a wedding in August of this year, and plan on leaving Montreal the first weekend of July.
A month to get from Montreal to Tulum, seems doable.
That is the only two dates I have planned, in between I plan on soaking up the East coast of the USA, and the north, north-east, and east of Mexico. Once the formalities of the wedding are over, I plan on just heading south, and seeing as much as possible before I either run out of money or time.
I'm basically throwing this out there to the well experienced community of this forum to hopefully fill me in on anything I should see and do, and if there are any suggestions on the best way to go down.
is a little Google maps magic to help you (and mostly me) visualize what I plan on doing so far.
Any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, it's going to be my first big trip with a motorbike, so I'm sure I've forgotten something.