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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hi
I have been itching to ride south this fall (2019) from my home in Richmond BC Canada and continue through until I have had enough which inevitably could be Argentina.
I don't have a problem on going alone however my wife is not coming around to that scenario. So I am writing this thread to see if there is anyone out there that is like minded for a little jaunt south on there motorcycle with me with no commitments from either of us, in other words if things go south then a friendly goodbye and a toast, cheers!
About me: I'm a 62 year old male retired city bus driver N/S S/D in relatively good physical shape for my age no issues other than aches and pains from 50 years of hard core skiing. I ride the speed limit and have about 50000 KM riding motorcycles ( 2008 KLR, 2011 KLR, 2008 Aprilia Shiver and now a 2018 CRF1000. I plan to stick to the tarmac especially in the mountains, and dessert dirt when its dry when needed to see the sights. I have travelled quite a bit throughout the world ( not by motorcycle)and am relatively able to deal with most situations in a cool manner.
As far as budget goes somewhere down the middle, a mix of camping and hotels with the occasional splurge at a fancy place.
Anyone interested in joining me which I know is a long shot must be independent in all aspects and have the funds.
Look forward to any riders interested or any advice on where I might find a rider interested.
Cheers and have a safe and happy day.
John Evans
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:55 PM
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I live in Texas. I have done Mexico a few times going to Baja and Copper cannon across the Sea of Cortez. The real problem with the trip is getting across the Darien Gap. Most folks i have talked too from Panama City use the boats to move their bikes around the Darien Gap to Columbia. Although I have heard of a few who have used air.

If you do not mine a 73 year old along, I am in. I have riding since 1958. I have been to Mexico, Canada, and Alaska a few times.

A few of my NC700 adventures can be seen at: https://m.youtube.com/results?q=adve...na%20chou&sm=1

A few of my Africa Twin adventures can be seen at: https://m.youtube.com/results?search...g+with+Queenie

My email Is: [email protected]

Need to know the dates and routes, and if you will have an old fellow along, I am in....

We do need to figure how we will move the bikes across the Darien Gap coming and going.

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What a great idea! I can't do it, but that sounds so fun! Just got back from a trip to Argentina (not on a motorcycle). Your AT will be the largest bike for sure.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 10:41 PM
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Here are a few ideas for getting over or around the Darien Gap. Then you will have to return. So, not cheap!!

https://adventuremotorcycletravel.co...ng/darien-gap/
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