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After the big trip They came, went... and did it! But where are they now? DID that big trip change their lives? What to do with all the travel experience and how to use it? How to get a job afterwards! Was the trip the best - or worst - thing you ever did?
Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



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What happened to David Baynam?

Dear HUBB,

I am trying to track down David Baynam who completed a 48,000 mile journey in N and S America in the late seventies on a pretty standard MZ TS250. He toured the USA and then rode from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego with no real issues other than a broken gearbox return spring. There is a write up of his epic trip in Motor Cycle Sport September 1979 (pp 474, 475, 476 and 503). What happened to him afterwards? Is he still with us? A web search shows that the friend Mark Blosser from Indiana, who he mentions in the article, retired from TWR in 2012 (see https://www.twr.org/americas-news/fu...ion-is-job-one.) Mark and his wife were missionaries. (After studying electrical technology at LeTourneau University, Mark introduced new crop varieties in Bangladesh and then embarked with his older brother on a 10-month, 25,000-mile motorcycle journey making a gigantic arc from South Asia to the tip of South Africa.) I have sent and enquiry to Mark via TWR.

It might be good to re-print David’s story and to track him down if he is still alive. His pioneering journey and use of a 250 rather than a bigger bike, was years ahead of today’s globetrotting adventure motorcyclists who have rediscovered the advantages of travelling on smaller bikes. His trip deserves to be remembered.

Can you help?

Roger Bibbings
Colwall
Nr Malvern
Worcs
UK
Tel 01684 540249
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There is only one guy on Facebook with that name from York, could that be him?



https://www.facebook.com/david.baynam

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