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Does Ian Only Ride Solo

Hello,

This is my first post here. I am currently working in Dawson Creek, Canada and I saw an article on Ian Coates. I have wanted to do a cross the world trip by bike for some years now and was very excited to see someone like him in Dawson.

I was wondering if anyone knows if Ian will only ride solo. I would consider it a great honour to ride with a guy like him and would be particularly interested in the Alaska to Siberia portion of the trip. I have done a fair bit of traveling through Asia and Europe.

Anyway, is there some way I could contact Mr. Coates? Email, or phone?

Thanks very much,

Samuel

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I knew Ian vaguely when in the UK.
He sent this email update...PM sent re email address...unsure whether he insists on solo...hopefully you'll be able to ask him.

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I had the pleasure of sharing a with Ian in Coldfoot last week. What an inspiring guy. Certainly seemed to be in good form after returning from South America. Strongly recommended the trip actually. He only plans to be on the road for another ten years or so, at this point . Anyone who gets a chance to spend some time with this buy won't be disappointed.
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I tried to circumvent the 8 post before you can PM rule but had 4 messages deleted so not sure whether you got my PM with Ians email address....or indeed whether this will also get deleted.
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Ian Coates at Arctic Ocean

Hi all

A recent email from Ian and he has put the wheels of his bike in the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and is now riding around Alaska and British Columbia, Canada

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In work yesterday and one of the girls had "Chat" magazine.

A crappy womens gossip mag..

Inside was a 2 page spread about Ian Coates travelling around the world. Ok, the article was more about him abondoning his wife and about her not minding that has he has been gone 11 years !

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Hi, I am very honored to know Ian Coates and his wife, Judith, very well. They have stayed with me several times here in the United States. Ian is currently in Canada and is in the process of planning and sorting out the details on his continued trip to Siberia and then eventually back to Hebden Bridge England where he is from. Ian generally travels solo on his adventures since he usually stays off the beaten path on his Honda Africa Twin but he always loves to share the road with whoever might be going in his direction. He's traveled now in well over 70 countries and he turned 66 years old this year back in June. Ian is one of the most fascinating people that you will ever meet and it is wonderful to hear about all the places he's been and all the things that he has seen in his many adventures. You can read about Ian if you Google his name, Ian Coates and you can also find him posted on YouTube. Ian is also a member of Facebook, so you could contact him through his Facebook page if you would like to contact him. I hope this may have been some help to you. Safe riding! Dee

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Hello,

This is my first post here. I am currently working in Dawson Creek, Canada and I saw an article on Ian Coates. I have wanted to do a cross the world trip by bike for some years now and was very excited to see someone like him in Dawson.

I was wondering if anyone knows if Ian will only ride solo. I would consider it a great honour to ride with a guy like him and would be particularly interested in the Alaska to Siberia portion of the trip. I have done a fair bit of traveling through Asia and Europe.

Anyway, is there some way I could contact Mr. Coates? Email, or phone?

Thanks very much,

Samuel
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Apparently he is on Vancouver Island at the moment
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Saw his bike... :-)

I was on a ride last Sunday (Sept. 20th) and stopped in Port Renfrew for a break before resuming my ride to Lake Cowichan, Duncan and back to Victoria, and saw his bike parked at the Coastal Kitchen restaurant there.

Took note of the weathered look of the bike - took note of the Givi side case with it's 1999-2000 Cape Town to England lettering...didn't see him though...
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Wonder if Honda are getting their hands in their pockets to sort his bike...it's a testiment to Honda build quality that its going strong but you'd think they'd help out....
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I met Ian in Washington State

Hello all,

Yesterday I was on a day ride on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state , USA. I had lunch with Ian, peanut butter sandwiches. He made his from bread and a jar, and I had the PB&J sandwich that I brought with me. We were in the very little town of Clallam Bay Washington on October 9, 2009 at about 2:00 PM. He had just come over to Port Angeles Washington on the Black Ball Ferry from Vancouver Island where he had been for several weeks. When I left him he was planning to ride out to Neah Bay which is the furthest west you can get in the continental US. After that he planned to ride around the Olympic peninsula and then back to Vancouver, BC Canada to make his way to Siberia then Mongolia.

I very much enjoyed my brief time with Ian and wish him good luck on his travels.
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washington

we just met him in Clallam Bay Washington. And were fascinated by his loverly accent, and great stories. :-)

He says he's headed to Siberia...but not in the smart way other people do it, cause there's too much to see.
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Ian Coates

Hi everyone..... I've known Ian and his wife, Judith, for some time now and just wanted to give a short update on Ian. He has been staying in Canmore on a farm, 3 miles east of Edmonton, with a friend of his. Ian's motorcycle is on currently on a ship heading across the Bering Sea. Ian has now received his Visa to be able to continue on with his journey. He will be flying out of Vancouver, Canada on April 14th to Seoul, Korea where he will have to wait there for about 20 hours to make connections to Vladivostock, Russia. Ian will arrive in Vladivostock, Russia on April 16th and then will make his way to the Port to find his bike and once he finds his bike then will take on the task of putting it back together after having to break it down to fit it in the small crate that he had to ship it in. Ian jokes that maybe by the time he finally gets his bike put back together that he might even be speaking Russian by then...... Even though this is Ian's last leg of his Around the World Journey, it might still be some time before he reaches Hebden Bridge, England, which is home to Ian and his family. Ian plans on visiting as many of the countries as he can once he gets on the road in Russia before making his way back home to his wife, Judith, and family. Anyone who would like to read more about Ian and his travels can Google his name, Ian Coates, or you can contact Ian through his email address which is: coatesian ATTTTTT hotmail DOTTTTTY com Ian loves hearing from people and loves sharing his adventures from all of his travels and he is one of the most fascinating people I've ever had the privilege of knowing. We love you, Ian....... Be Safe........ Dee & Brent

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