RTW, Long way round, 2009, Anyone?
I'm interested in doing a RTW trip in 2009. With the intention of going the long way from the UK through Africa, across to South America, up to Alaska and returning through the Asias and Europe and not in a rush. I've previously ridden around Europe, South Africa, Morocco, India, Nepal and up to the Arctic Circle and have always wanted to do 'The Big One' but work, money and life commitments have always got in the way.
Does anyone else have the same or a similar idea as I would welcome to travel with another person or small group. As that would make life that little easier for such a long haul. My bike of choice is a Yamaha XT600 or 660 ('KISS' -Keep it Simple, Stupid!) but the choice of bike could change if it's the odd one out. I'm looking pretty soon.
I'm 35, ex-British Army and a hostile enviroments bodyguard (big sandy place,
often in the news) for the last 4 years and as a trauma medic which is very useful for bike spills! Also qual'd in tropical and remote medicine, even emergency dentistry! amongst other useful skills and some not so useful. I'm very good at navigation whether urban, rural, GPS or map. Know the basic mechanics of a bike in servicing and maintainance and speak basic French, German and Spanish with a touch of Arabic.
I'm a reasonably experienced traveller whether working or for fun and consider the RTW long way, to be the pinnacle as climbing Everest is for the Mountaineer. Also seeing the world famous sites along the way. I'm not shy of outdoor living but definatly won't be going too skint to get a decent bed on a crap day. So if there's anyone out there who fancies the trip of a lifetime, male or female or would appreciate a medic to tag along then let me know your plans. email@example.com
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