Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, June 2011 onwards
In 2009 I went RTW on my trusty (rusty) XT600. For 2011 I was planning to do Trans-Africa and the Pan-American, until last August when I went cycling, got hit by a car, and nearly died.
With those plans on hold until I recover a bit more fitness, I'm taking the relatively easy option of a quick jaunt through Europe on my F800GS.
On Friday 10th june I'll be on the Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry, first stop my old favourite the Nurburgring. After Germany I'll be making my way through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria to Turkey.
I had planned to visit Syria and Jordan, but I'll have to wait and see what the political situation is like when I get there.
Hope to meet some of you on the road somewhere. I'll be the guy on the grey 2008 F800 GS with an HU sticker on the panniers, sometimes wobbling quite a bit because my brain and my eyes don't quite work as well as they did before I got two tons of metal in my face at 40mph....
RTW 2009 - Europe - Central Asia - Russia - Mongolia - Korea - Canada - USA
2010 - Near-fatal brain injury - hit by car while cycling
Scandinavia 2011 - Germany - Denmark - Sweden - Norway - Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Poland
Asia 2011 - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand - Malaysia
"A study shows drivers responsible for 87% of accidents with cyclists. Another shows drivers fail to see 22% of cyclists in clear view"