3 Cups Trip South America Oct 08-March 09
Leaving Seattle early October to ride to TDF. From there to Punta Arenas and fly (probably without bike) to Falklands, for a week (maybe?), then back, pick up bike and ride as far up the Atlantic Coast as possible. Leave bike, fly to England, renew US Visa, fly back. Pick up bike again and ride back to Seattle.
The main aim is to meet and converse with people, therefore I am offering to make a cup of tea for anyone who stops me, plus at places where I stop. Actually 3 cups, the first for politeness, the second for exchanging thoughts and gaining understanding, the third for friendship.
These will be small cups as I don't want to have to carry a portaloo...I'm sure Touratech make an ali one! Plus part of the challenge is about getting a bone china tea set around the whole trip without damaging it.
I'll be filming as much of the trip as possible and blogging like crazy.
There are a couple of folk who've expressed interest in coming along, but I expect there will be some drop out, some divergence of paths and some different itineraries. So anyone who fancies a slightly disjointed but interactive ride (especially spanish speakers, I'm having lessons but it's going to be a 3 month cram at best) then please let me know.
Riding a GS 1150Adv, if that makes any difference.