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Peru Part 1

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So I have to back track in order to bring the blog up to date. The next few blogs concerning Peru covers what turned out to be the most challenging and adventurous rides on the trip. After escaping across the border from…

Mission Accomplished !!!

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    Mission Accomplished (English y Español) After 1 year and 7 months, some 578 days and 27,134 miles/43,414 km I have reached my final destination: the southern most tip of Argentina in Tierra del Fuego. It has been an…

World Record Attempt

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Hi Folks.. Sorry its been ages since I updated the blog!! I have been putting up regular updates on facebook and daily updates recently. I have a few tales to tell about Peru and Bolivia, but I will have to…

Bridge over troubled waters.. how I jumped the Ecuador border

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“Can I see your documents please Sir” The  Ecuadorian Customes Officer asked in Spanish. “Si claro” I responded . I  opened my document wallet. Hmm now where are they.  ”No seriously where are they? I had them yesterday!…..Uh oh !!”,…

A Note on Ecuadorian Dogs

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A Note on Ecuadorian dogs. If I was to describe Ecuador from a motorcyclists perspective  I would call it the land of unfriendly dogs and nice mountains. Of course there is far more to this magnificent country than this, however these things stick out in my mind.…

The Curse of the Motorcycle Gang

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So our next stop was Ecuador and what a pleasant surprise Ecuador turned out to be. But we had a rather insalubrious introduction to Ecuador and the only one thing I could complain about Ecuador was about the dogs, but i will…

The Roads End in Panama

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After San Vito Costa Rica I headed straight for Panama. At this stage I was only focusing on how I would get across the Darien Gap to Colombia so I wasn’t planning on staying in Panama too long. Despite what people may think about the mythical Pan…

A small welding job..

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Having left my bank card in Nicaragua I needed a safe place to send my card to. I had briefly met a girl called Jenny Xie in Lago Atitlan Guatemala who worked in San Vito Costa Rica. This was my…

Nicaraqua to Costa Rica

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My first stop in Nicaragua was a city called Leon. Leon is an extremely important city in Nicaragua famed for its part in the initiation of revolutions and revolutionary leaders. It is a very politically orientated city. The day I arrived happened to be a…

Bike Update – Guatemala

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Bike update. I have put the bike through some really punishing stuff over the last few weeks. Lots of muck and a couple of hundred miles over very rough and rocky roads. I have riden through tropical jungle areas, through…

Announcement – Call for Assistance

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Call for Assistance I have decided I want to auction my bike off at the end of the trip to raise money for a yet to be named charity and possibly to undertake some other fund raising activities or ventures.…

The Joy of Movement

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The Joy of Movement. The early stages of depression, loneliness kick in as I wake up alone. Why am I doing this? I question myself. What for? There is a hollowness within me. I gather my things. Pack my bags.…

Sure its all good right?

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Its all fun right?? I am having the time of my life right!.. sure I am.. but sure shit has to go wrong too and I have had a interesting week of it… here is the gist of a conversation…

Today I fell off the road.. at speed

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Another eventful day today… it started really well.. The bike had done 112 miles on 1 tank.. incredible.. I pulled in for lunch in Cintalapa, Chiapas, and parked the bike up beside Santa Muerta…( Saint of the Dead) the writing…

Bike Update…

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Ok.. A quick bike update… Basically the bike is running better than ever… seems crazy right?? Well after the wheel rebuild with nice fat spokes she’s more stable on the road, especially with so much weight hanging out the back.…