Shipping AND storage questions/Wher in Africa??
I am new to HU and have already reviewed some of the posts particular to my planned (loosely) trip around the world. The trip I am planning will be conducted over multiple years, storing the bike at various locations, returning to that location, sometimes a year later, to continue on, probably for a time period of about a month.
I live in Alaska and plan on riding my BMW R1100GS. I have taken the bike up the Alcan Highway from Washington state, and to Deadhorse and Inuvik Canada. The bike is pretty much set up for camping/traveling and plan on taking off on the first leg of my around the world trip this coming July. The first leg will be from Alaska just to Texas where I plan to store the bike until next year. Next years (late 2013) leg will be from Texas to Tierra del fuego then on to Buenos Aires. With some new information I have received from HU members it seams the best way to ship the bike might be for me to crate it up when I'm done with my South America leg and ship the bike over to the next continent (in this case Africa) and perhaps have it stored there until I can continue my trip. As I said earlier, this could be a year later. I'm not sure if this is even possible, and if so what country to ship the bike to to have it stored. Anyone out there have any suggestions or ideas?