Shipping from Argentina to the UK
I bought my Triumph Bonneville T100 in Seattle, Washington, Oct 2006.
I registered it in Oregon State (as theres no sales tax)
Rode as far north as I could before being beaten by the ice storms of Vancouver, Canada. Laid some rubber on the Northshore before turning to face south.
Its been close to 11 months now and I´m in Santiago de Chile.
I intially imagined this trip to be about all the places I'd get to see, however I believe I have been influenced greater by the people I have met.
At times I have certainly felt exposed with all I own available to everyone, my bike, my house, my objects of centimental value. I cant carry much but everything has its use in its own special way. The valve cap the californian firefighter gave me, the colombian saddlebags, peruvian sheepskin, repaired boots in argentina, the extra helmet given to me in equador, the lighter, a guitar from bogota, stuff that has a story which is still as fresh as yesterday.
I constantly dreamed of travelling on a Triumph, I also thought this journey would end all of my desires of travelling. How wrong I was. Many more doors have opened, Many more dreams have developed.
However I also realise that the end is comming closer. And like a large majority of my travel I have not organised anything.
I hope to be able to return to the UK for Christmas with my family and friends.
So the question remains of how to return to the UK with my bike. This bike is deffinetly a keeper.
Could I ask if anyone knows a way. Either formally through agencies or a classic car or bike exporter who is always looking for space to be filled in a container (I crossed from panama to colombia by stripping my bike completely apart and fitting it inside a jeep cherokee, an argentinian driving south).
As long as I see my bike roll into a container or on a plane I will be able to fly back.
Also if anyone has experience of how long it takes to process the paperwork, what I need to do, where I need to go, etc.. I would be more than greatful to listen.
We die only once. and for such a long time.