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Hi, i'm moving to oz 2006 and i'm looking to ride there april/may 2006. All going well it will take about three months with a bit of a stop off in thailand. looking for anyone interested in coming along for the ride.
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Hi there, I am going home to OZ next year and am planning to ride home as well from here, not sure on departure date but around the same time as you, email me at alroberts996'at'hotmail.com, I am in London. We can talk some more about our plans and see what way each other going, could be similar.
i put that trip off for this year ,i am cruising around europe instead this year (now in norway) i may be interested as well but i think 3 months may be a little shy time wise any way will keep in touch i have a tenere 660 that i will keep in england until then after i have done this trip (i live in oz and have to go home and work for the summer)
Hi canoe guy, good to hear from you. So it looks like your a seasoned traveler. Hows Norway, i bet its great. I know 3 months may be a little shy but its just a guide i was given, but with all things like this theres always hold ups, so it's totaly flexable. It would be good to have you along for the ride, the more the better.
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Hi rob and amy, thanks for the reply. good to meet some people on the same wave length.
I live near luton so not to far away from you. Can't mail you directly as my computers playing up so i have to use the libary one for now. I'm easy for routes there, i have looked at a couple and the only concerns i have on the trip is iran and pakistan in terms of saftey with the way things are in the world at the moment. What do you think.
I also understand you have to fly from either india or nepal to get past burma as no foreigners are allowed to ride through the place. must be hiding something eh.
where abouts in oz do you live. I'm heading to mandurah south of perth. apparently the weathers good that side.
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Hi guys, I'm also in the process of planning a trip to ride home to oz. It will be myself and my wife riding 2 up. We're not sure of dates yet but probably won't be until late 2006 at earliest depending on cash, weather etc. I'm also in London and would keen to have a chat and compare route, plans and all.
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I'm also looking at heading out East for the tail end of 2006 (maybe early 2007 depending on weather etc.) I'm looking at going down to Turkey then across Iran and Pakistain, nip up to Nepal and then down to India to either get a boat across or fly over to Phuket. It would be good to chat about your plans and ideas for the trip.
hi there,i was planning on shipping my bike to new zealand from ireland around the same time in 2006,but biking it there sounds like a much better ide and would love to tag along .been driving bikes a while but ive never done any hard core touring.what would be the cost of a trip like this.i drive a tenere xtz660.
Am planning on doing that trip (or as much of it as I can afford!) leaving January but taking a lot longer than you are planning. From your timing maybe I'll see you on the road in Turkey or Iran. Put another post up just before you leave, I'm sure I'll be glad of some company if our paths join for a while.
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Hi to all
Myself and wife are currently in Quetta having just left Iran two days ago if you have any questions feel free to drop us a line.
To answer a couple of questions briefly , as far as budget goes, if you use the Lonely Planet Istanbul to Katmandu guide to plan and budget then you need a bigger budget things in Iran for instance were roughly three times more expensive than quoted to give you an idea.Also petrol more expensive 800 rials a liter( still thats only about US 10 cents!) Turkey though the fuel was 2.61YTL a litre which is about AU$ 2.65! A big surprise to us and our budget.
As far as Km's, we have currently done close to 16,000 since having left London, going via Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran and know in Pakistan. it could easily be lots more as we've stuck to a pretty direct sort of route.
Hope any of this helps
sorry it's taken so long to reply to everybody, i'm having problems getting on the net. Ill try and answer everyones questions in one go.
This is whats going on with the trip as it stands. At the moment there are 4 po 5 people coming on the trip, some of us met up last week for the first time to say hi and to talk about routes, dates and costs and other stuff and it went well. The route we've come up with which lucky enough everybody wanted in the first place was not to got the iran pakistan route, but to have a go at the good stuff, Kazakstan,mongolia and china round burma and hit the nearst beach for a bit of r+r. Cant realy give a distance for the trip because we need to sort out what poeple want to see and do on the way which could change the distance alot.
We all agree that £5000 should cover the cost of the trip which should be more than enough money. everyone on the trip is at different level of skill and since a large portion of the ride is going to be across the ruff, we're going on a course in wales that will teach the less experienced riders how to ride cross country and to give them the confidence with a heavy bike, it also lets us see who the slower riders are as you can only go as fast as your slowest man.
All of us so far will be using bike to bike communications, gps and some of us are taking helmet cams, oh and a laptop for the evening movie.
Anyone is welcome on the trip, the more people the more fun it will be, and it does'nt matter about your ability because we should have that sorted before we go.
You may be better contacting by phone for the minute, so you can get me on 07952 805569.
If anyone is going to the HU meeting in portugal in september and fancies coming along then come and have a chat, i should get the on friday night
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thanks for the phone calls everyone, it's been good talking to you. if anymore people are interested in the trip i'm gonna sort out a meeting for all the people interest in the trip as there are a few new faces since we last met. The meeting will probably be at brentcross london, some time at the begining of october. Ill post dates and times when i speak to the others that are definatley coming.
look forward to hearing from you all.
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