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Arctic to Antarctic 2012-2013

OK just putting it out there....

I still have no bike. Saving and planning, learning Spanish. Searching for bikes- BMW 650 GS?? with a lowered seat cause I am short. I have always been on the back and this time its my trip so I have learnt to ride and plan to put all my wild camping, hunter gather skills into action for an 11 month or so Epic? May 2012- April 2013?

If need be I will go alone, but it might be nice to have company for even some of the way.
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Smile fellow small rider

Congratulations on the trip decision! Sent you a PM Sara
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Arctic I understand: there are lots of roads in the arctic. Antarctic......?

FWIW, if I was planning another long trip I wouldn't bother looking for company more than a year in advance. Plans change, and company's generally plentiful anyway once on the road in the Americas if you're looking for it.

There was some vague talk about a Vancouver -drinking training event of some sort recently. Maybe once the monsoons slacken a bit. Stay tuned.

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Mark don't forget to send invite to drinking to us in Port Moody! Sara
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Thanks I'm in Van until I set off next year so let me know. Arctic yes up and down through Alaska, Antarctic- well plan to wait on the docs in Ushuaia for a cheap last minute boat south- sadly the bike will have to await my return.... unless they decide to build a bridge anytime soon.....?!
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thanks Sara yep aim to be in Nukusp - new to this so I cannot PM back yet!
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Last minute boats are easily found in Ushuaia: you can email an agent when you're a week or so out or just read the postings at the tourist information center in town. Leaving the bike behind seems a reasonable approach considering the undeniable access issues.

If it was up to me I'd invite the Southern Mainland crowd down here to Bellingham; that way I could drink to excess while the rest of you exercised moderation before riding home. Things being as they are, however, probably a return engagement at the brew pub on Granville Island would be a likely bet. We had a couple of cm of snow this morning, suggesting that the time is not yet ripe.

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getting more and more excited-just got the horizon DVD's
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and looking at bikes to buy
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your trip

hi, are you already on the road? If so where...
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Deb just came back from Alaska and we are on our way up.We lucked out and crossed paths on the highway
80 km from Whitehorse last evening. Dan and I are here for a
Few days with family then off to Dawson City for Canada
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Arctic to Antarctic 2012-2013

Funny finally horizons is on tap talk and I just saw this post. Just as I am in Santiago with my hopefully last service before talking the road south. My blog is at www.letterstocurlyflat.blogspot.com
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