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Old 15 May 2007
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Baja California to Guatemala May 24th!

Professional Adventurer?
Do your friends jokingly refer to you as "Indy"? Do you get lost in atlases looking at strange rivers and capitals? Have you ever applied to work in Antarctica or the Atacama?
Wry 27 y.o. Spanish-speaking athletic internationalist/rebel type seeks similar companion for part of the first leg of a grand journey through Mexico to the rest of the Americas by motocicleta.

Must be willing to fight mosquitoes, cook tortillas on the beach, get occasionally margaritaed, camp under the jungle moon, take turns watching our stuff, all with the extreme risk of being written as a character into an upcoming book.

Only two requirements:
Must have your own motorcycle, with basic equipment.
Must eagerly avoid tourist traps, highrise hotels, and other locations where painted donkeys and sombreros with pom-poms are the norm.

Shared costs will be fairly split. I will aid my partner in crime as a cool companion can and should. I have CPR, self defense, basic mechanical training, and more.

My ideal companion might be 22-39, male or female, someone who likes to read. If you like ruins and languages, even better. Roughly %50 of the time will be in hostels, %50 camping.

I'm riding a used Kawa Vulcan 500 LTD, at about 60 mph on paved roads, with occasional forays onto hard-packed dirt.
Date of departure: May 24th. I'm budgeting about $35 a day, mostly for gas.

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Old 23 May 2007
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good luck

Good luck with the trip.
If you make it to LaPaz drop me an email.

I'd be happy to buy you a and help with anything you may need.

If you’ve never stared off into the distance, then your life is a shame.

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Old 24 May 2007
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One Month Too Early

I am making the same trip but cannot leave until late June (esrliest) or first week of July (best). Are your dates set in stone?

When I go, I will be on a GS1200. In no hurry and would like to take 3-4 weeks to get to Costa Rica. I can arrange places stay along much of the trip.

If you'd like to explore this more, give me a call. I am in California.

Good Luck.


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I am currently in Loreto, North of La Paz and am Panama bound etc.

Would be good to meet up at some point etc. I am on an XR650 and travelling alone so some company would be cool.

Drop me a line alex.mellor@yahoo.co.uk

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Sudden emergency

I´ve had to deal with a friend´s illness, so the trip´s been postponed to 2008. Sorry guys, was looking forward to a nice relaxing cruise.
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