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Old 23 Sep 2011
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I feel another long trip coming on... Natural progression perhaps ?

buenos noches mis amigos...

I feel another big trip coming on. I can't sit still long in a 9-5. Driving me nuts. It's going to be probably another 12 months away for saving purposes but It's coming....

Well, there are quite a few well known A-B's these days. A good trip which fits into six months and sub £10,000

Anyway. If you'd ridden South America, Africa and western Europe already; where would YOU chose to spend six months on a bike, if you fancied something different ?

Uk - Vlladivostok ??

UK- Australia ?

Alaska - Ushuaia ?

South India to UK ??


Let's brainstorm ?? I'm needing some inspiration here.
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Well Ted,

Not another POLL. Get out there and do it!!!!! anyone can see that your bored sh*tless, with endless polls that do start people posting, however You need to RIDE!

Aus looks good, but do plan ahead as we is a BIG country with just a little bit of sand to remind you of Africa, not to mention all types of surfaces to challenge you.

Now, get on bike, ride, stop when you get here.

Oh, by the way, we do have some good over here, so good that some bloody pommy mob just bought our FOSTERS brewing company. Rant over.

Cheers from Oz.(Toto, witch way is home?)

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Well Ted,

Not another POLL. Get out there and do it!!!!! anyone can see that your bored sh*tless, with endless polls that do start people posting, however You need to RIDE!

Aus looks good, but do plan ahead as we is a BIG country with just a little bit of sand to remind you of Africa, not to mention all types of surfaces to challenge you.

Now, get on bike, ride, stop when you get here.

Oh, by the way, we do have some good over here, so good that some bloody pommy mob just bought our FOSTERS brewing company. Rant over.

Cheers from Oz.(Toto, witch way is home?)

Chucky55.

hahah. Ride I will mate...

Yeah I heard about the sale of Fosters and VB. Fosters is dirty sheep piss though isn't it.

And I think the company who bought it are actually South Africa with just their head quarters in the U.K..

Not guilty
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Just hate having your life disrupted by routine, eh Ted?!

Yeah, do some aussie .. but it will crush your bank account.

Then ship to Dili, Timor-Leste ~~> into Indo, which is cheap['ish] ~~> Cross over into Malaysia. Return home via Singapore, KL or Bangkok.

Sorted.

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Its harder to come home than it was to leave I think...

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Wherever you go Ted, just remember to pack that Argentinian football shirt, if its 'worn out' do a South America again and get another!!!!!
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Wherever you go Ted, just remember to pack that Argentinian football shirt, if its 'worn out' do a South America again and get another!!!!!
There is a young lad in Uganda wearing that shirt now while out on his dug out canoe lol.

I'll be flying back to Buenos Aires in December to get another one. Although, they're actually cheaper to buy in my local JJB
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Cheap as chips
Leave the bike at home
Pack a small rucksack
Go walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostella
(max 4 to 5 euros a night in the albergues or wildcamp for free)
Start at St Jean
That should keep you busy awhile without eating your budget
Solid walking shoes or boots a must - no helmet needed nor cdp, nor fuel etc etc!
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Cheap as chips
Leave the bike at home
Pack a small rucksack
Go walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostella
(max 4 to 5 euros a night in the albergues or wildcamp for free)
Start at St Jean
That should keep you busy awhile without eating your budget
Solid walking shoes or boots a must - no helmet needed nor cdp, nor fuel etc etc!
Ahh yeah. Is this the one you were talking about at the HU meeting ?

We will see how that goes with my new ruptured patella tendon.

I am DEFINITELY giving up football now lol.
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Seriously think about North and Central America. I know everyone thinks America is just too easy but it's also amazing. Alaska and Canada are awesome and central America is whatever you want it to be. I spent 6 months getting from Alaska to Panama and every day was just brilliant. It's also "easy" in the sense no carnet needed and only Spanish to learn.
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Seriously think about North and Central America. I know everyone thinks America is just too easy but it's also amazing. Alaska and Canada are awesome and central America is whatever you want it to be. I spent 6 months getting from Alaska to Panama and every day was just brilliant. It's also "easy" in the sense no carnet needed and only Spanish to learn.

Hi Ted .... itchy feet, eh !

I agree with Lonesome George and you can ask Adam Lewis (shortwayround) about ....

We started in Halifax and drove 3 months the East coast, crossed for winter into Mexico and stayed there for 3 months ... came back for the west coast (another 3 months) and a further 2 months in Canada (BC & Alberta)

check: www.miles-to-ride.com


The landscape is just stunning, you can choose .... beaches, mountains, deserts, rain forest (cold & warm), nationalparks, etc. .... whatever you want to

The hospitality in Canada & USA ist amazing, we met so many nice people and got lots of help

You could even buy a bike there (cheaper than in Europe) and take it home afterwards

have fun

Thomas & Andrea

PS: we start again in summer 2013: Nordkapp to Cape Aguelhas
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Australia

.... another idea ....

.... get 2 camels or mules in down under and cross the continent ....

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Go chill out in Moroco - plenty of camels for you to ride there
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Hi Ted

another input ....

SE Asia ....

Ship the DRZ to KL or BKK and travel SE Asia for a while

nice climate , nice people , excellent food

and dirt cheap

:funmeterye s::funmeter yes:

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errr Thomas - pls clarify!

re: dirt cheap....
£2800 return bike shipping
£24 to/from airport
£80 drop bike off to shippers
£624 return flight
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£3,528 so far + extra costs at KL or BKK re customs
+ living expenses out there + fuel etc

How is that 'cheap' do tell I am VERY interested!


TED
yes- the Camino is what I spoke to you briefly about- it's not a race- so you walk at your own pace within your own limitation- I came across a man in a wheelchair doing it... and walked with another who was 89 years young with two titanium hips! - it's do-able! and more enjoyable in Sept/Oct when the 'tourists' have mostly gone so no need to 'race in' to the albergues to make sure of a bunk bed! more time to take in the wonderful moments and sights and less heat.
p.m if you'd like more info
Cheer Bert.. I'll put that in my bucket list for sure... My ruptured patella tendon is putting hiking and climbing to the back burner.
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