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Old 29 Mar 2009
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Inspired by Austin Vince...

Austin Vince at the Touratech Event made my mind up in saying 'Just go for it'

So him and Discoenduro (Hope you got home ok - you got a new fuel gauge yet ) persuaded me to venture outside of the M25 more often.

Oh God! What have I got myself into.....

Expect questions, mainly silly ones.

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Although I have only very briefly spoken to Austin and Lois on the phone but I was truly inspired by the Mondo book and the Terra Circle and Mondo DVD's

Sometimes it does seem to be a case of 'Just do it'

Last year I packed in my job, loaded up my RE Bullet 500 and set off in search of Mongolia. Quite a big decision for someone that had never ridden any of my bikes any further than 100 miles from home.

BTW welcome to the forum. I'm sure it will provide even more inspiration for you.
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I was at the same event, Austin was a great speaker wasn't he?! I think for me he just helped me confirm that I want these experiences, a friendly nudge in the right direction.

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Almost finished reading the Mondo Enduro book... probably one of the most inspiring travel writeups I´ve ever read. And very well written, too.

Once in Indonesia, I met a Russian couple, who had no money, and had literally walked there from their home (for 9 months) with their backpacks, sleeping in the wild, cooking their own food, eating stuff you can find from the jungle, etc. I think these Mondo guys had some of the same attitude. This kind of travelling is surely not for everyone, but even reading the book has been a great experience!
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Welcome to the HUBB!!
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Never met him yet, intend to when the chance comes up. I still have the Mondo trip on VHS recorded from Discovery channel during the 90`s! That series had a massive affect on me and my life! I did try contacting the Mondo crewe then to find out more getting as far as one of there Fathers on the phone! It was pre-internet so all I could do was wait...... then in 1997 when I got a PC searched Mondo got 1 result compared to now you get about 168000!
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