What do you think?
I have thought for many years that there may be other guys like me around the globe. I like to ride enduro and like to travel around the globe. The problem is that I really don't have the time or the money to just stop working for a year and ride. There are other guys that I ride with that are in the same boat. The thing is that it wouldn't be impossible for us to have a second bike (I have more than a few extras) that we could maintain and let visitors ride. By the same token, we have enough vacation and money that taking a few weeks per year and flying to places wouldn't be out of reach either. There must be guys just like us all over the globe...right? It would seem to me that should be able to work out some sort of exchange system. Here is an example of what I am thinking: We schedule an event here locally on a given period that spans 10 days from Friday through Monday. The event is hosted by 2 teams of 2 guys. The hosts will pick up the guests or arrange for pick up of the guests at the airport and transport them to a decent but inexpensive hotel near the hosts. The hosts would provide a decent mechanically sound enduro for the guests to ride during their 10 day stay. (Each of the 4 hosts would provide their spare bike to one guest) The guests would pay for their own plane flight, food, gas, and 1/4 of the hotel cost. The first team would spend Saturday, Sunday, and Monday riding with the guests, showing them the best of the enduro world that they know in their area. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the guests would be free to see the sites of the area without the hosts escorting them around the area. (They would also not use the hosts bikes during this time) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the second team would show the guests their favorite rides in the area and take their turn at entertaining. On Monday the hosts would provide transport back to the airport for the guests.
This is just an example of idea. There would be many details to be worked out. The guests would, of course, return the favor and do the same for the hosts in their area at a later time. The hardest part would be getting it started. What do you all think? (I shared this idea with a few of my friends and they pretty much think I am crazy)
Well, 2 weeks and no replies of any kind. I guess I should be happy I wasn't called names and insulted like on ADV.
Well then the answer must be no one is intersted. At least I know. Cheers!
Last edited by 750volts!; 9 Apr 2012 at 18:10.