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Old 24 Jul 2007
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Thumbs up Pan America July 2008

Anybody thinking of doing Pan America in 2008? Im planning to go from Toronto to Anchorage... up to prudhoe bay..and unsurprisingly the whole way down to ushuaia.... right now doing the whole digestive biscuit by myself... was hoping to partner up with one or 2 folks for certain parts of the ride...
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Details?

When do you plan on going? What are you riding? How long will you take? How are you getting back? I have a potential plan, though at the moment things are up in the air, but would very much like to do this trip. Let me know what the details are.
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Yes it is one of my dream.. and me too I want more details...Your from Ireland ? you speek engish, spanish, french? ... you already purchase your Plane ticket...? you don't plan to ride back north the pan american..?. your very serious?
I was planning a little sooner departure june....but maybe I can deal it.... I already make it around U.S.A and canada to Prudhue Bay... It was very great but I don't want to loose time to do it again... But that look iterresting too joint you to cross the border off Mexico down to Ushuaia
(sorry english is not my first language, I AM a french canadian)
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Headed South from San diego first of Nov

Hi I've been planning on going South. Still doing research. I won't be in a hurry so I don't know how far we could ride together. I'll be in Baja on the beach the first week of Nov. Keep me posted if this happens to be good timing for you.
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I think verry intensively recently and ... I am serious ..anything can happen in the next year but I want to do this trip.... I've begenning to Learn Spanish few moth ago ( it's verry easy for me beacause it's similar to French with almost the same vocabulary)
the end of summer (august to nov-dec) will be perfect for me ....you think arrive to mexican border by the and of August ??

I'am open to ride It back or by plane depending on the time that will take to ride there


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Pan American! July 2008

Hi folks,
My name is Oisin, taking a career break and doing the pan american in 2008.
The plan is to frieight the bike into Toronto, head for nova scotia and then the whole way over to prudhoe bay , north of anchorage in alaska. From there head the whole way down to Ushuaia. I'm planning to be back in Ireland for christmas.
Bike I'm using is a GS1150 adventurer...
I'm 36 yrs old and basically doing this before settling down... get all the travel out of my bones. The date i leave is around the 12th of July
to any and all who'd like to come along.
Hope to hear from you
My email address is Oisin.m.Hughes@intel.com
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Excuse Me For Butting In...

Hi, I did the trip last year from Veracruz, Mexico, to Ushuaia. Spanish is an enormous help, even a smattering, particularly at frontiers. Guidebooks tend to warn of bad experiences with cops, Customs and Immigration. The one holdup I suffered was at the Honduras frontier close by Copan.The head of Customs insisted I drink with him in his office and watch the Mexico/France match (World Cup). Courtesy and humour get you further than cash. The most valuable phrase is Esculpame. Excuse me... When chosing a bike, think SPARE PARTS! Hopefully you won't need them. However, the bigger the bike the more difficult to locate spares. A big bike also creates a wealth barrier between you and the country folk. I ride a 125 Honda but would prefer a 250 - aged 74, I couldn't handle anything heavier.
The Panamericano is a truck fest.
I hate trucks.
I am on my way north now to NY - though have been in Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego) the past month waiting for a broken ankle to heal. I got run down from the rear by three trucks. OK, so two were on the prime mover's trailer - it counts as three! Message me if I can be of help. Most information is on my BLOG at home
Go for it, good luck and have fun,

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Hey Simon, you should do your next trip driving the biggest, meanest truck you can get your hands on and run all the other trucks off the road, especially when there is ice on the highway.

Good luck and good travelling,

Sorry guys but I could not resist Simons post, so blame him!
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So any takers? on the trip?

Great to hear from so many like minded folks out there...
I'm busy planning the trip and just go quoted 950 stertling to ship the bike over to Toronto1! :-( OUch!!!.... anyone any ideas whose the best to do this sort of thing?
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Us - Tdf 2008

Hi Guys,

Have you come any closer to your plans yet? I am planning to head south from Phoenix around a spring 2008. I will be in Phoenix end of Jan to buy my bike & start to kit it out & do a few runs around AZ, CA & CO before heading south. I plan to ride a KLR650 or a 650 Dakar depending on the best offers I can get when in Phoenix once I am there.

I am from the UK & am on a sabbatical for a few years. The basic plan is to do Central America from March - June with a few weeks to learn Spanish & Some diving thrown in somewhere on the Caribbean coast. Then spend the next 6 months leisurely riding down to TDF.

Let me know if you feel that we can hook up for any part of our planned adventures or share valuable information.

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I'm doing TDF - Vancouver starting in September so we may meet in the middle. I've just been quoted 650 GBP to ship to Buenos Aires, by Luna shipping (from London) so they might be worth a shout...
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Toronto to Alaska

I live in Toronto, Ontario and am leaving from here on June 27th and riding to Alaska and from there down to Vancouver, British Columbia.
I'm not going to Prudhoe Bay, but will be going to Fairbanks and Anchorage in Alaska. I'm giving myself 16 days to do the trip, which means some days of quite heavy mileage, although the avage is only 440 miles per day.

So far I'm on my own but would welcome company for part or all the way.
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whats your route? Im in vancouver and will be doing the same trip on my f650gs. I will be camping most of the time. I believe there will be a ton of bikes up there just like us
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i will be in Anchorage 1st week in June, see Alaska for about three weeks en go south from there.

there's a Dusk to Dawn meeting in Dawson city on 19th and the 20th of june. Would be nice to see HU memberd there. So far i'm the only foreigner...

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only 164 days to go till take off!

still looking for any kindred spirts out there...
start july 12th finish christmas 2008
route is
Toronto - nova scotia - anchorage - prudhoe bay - anchorage - calgary - yellowstone park - utah salt flats - grand canyon - phoenix - mexico... basically the whole way down to ushuaia in southern argentian... up to buenos aires and home.....

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