Ola!, I have a crazy plan :D
I am a 25 year old South African born (Austrian family) adventure rider living in Cape Town with a plan....
Have been riding around in South Africa for a year an a bit, recently woke up with a crazy idea to ride across Africa into Europe over a year or so.
Below is a post from my local riding forum
Ok so i woke up with a crazy idea yesterday and have started playing around with it, reading asking questions etc.
The is that I would spend a year riding through Africa (or Europe) with a bike a laptop and a satellite modem so i can connect remotely to the office and work.
I have managed to find a small usb satellite modem that has coverage over 90% of Africa (waiting on costs of data transfer) the unit itself is $2950 which I think is a small price to pay for that kind of freedom.
Had a chat with my boss about the idea and he likes it! Provided I train an assistant up to deal with office stuff..... getting ahead of myself, let me explain what I do for a living. I am a sysadmin tech guy (head of I.T - title I dont like) as such 95% of all the work I do I can do from any where via the net.
now Considerations would be:
My Xcountry isn't gonna cut it in terms of fuel range (though my auxiliary tank project would solve that) and luggage capacity (though even than can be solved)
Africa or Europe?
- Europe would be easier as I am Eu citizen and can easily travel across boarders etc.
- Africa is closer and I like her, though political stability and aids etc etc should be taken into account
What to pack
so like I'd only plan on doing this in a year or so but would like to start working out logistics and stuff just to see if it is doable.
Advice and suggestions plz!
- MX Boots
- Neck brace
- knee brace's
- touring jacket
- medical kit
- First aid training - extensive not plasters and crap
- Learn to service my bike - thoroughly
Any advice as to where on this forum I should post re planning an advice for my plan please let me know
NvA's crazy plan - Operation Nomadic I.T Depatment