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We are three Aussies riding KLRs from Canada to South America for a year or more. The rest of our info is deftly woven into the blog, so shine your beacon of interest forthwith.

Trip Start: 2012-07-01 Trip End: 2014-01-01 .

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Matt’s solo ride from Ecuador to Canada

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Hi everyone. It’s been months since the end of this amazing adventure, but I never put up my final post, capturing my solo travels from Ecuador to Canada. I’m pretty proud of this feat, so I figure it’s worth sharing the details of the four months between Ferg, Atley and Wendy leaving me in Ecuador, and rolling back up Draper…

Episode 16 Video

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Hola amigos!
As promised, we now have the Episode 16 video edited and on YouTube, to do our best to satiate your endless motorbike desires!

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All has gone to plan since the last blog post. Atley and Wendy travelled south through Peru and met with a motorbike touring company who purchased his bike. As the guy handed over…

The Final Episode: Colombia to Ecuador

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Well here we go: the LAST blog post for The Matt, Atley, Ferg and Wendy Show! As I write this, Atley and Wendy pedal hard to the south of Peru, towards a potential motorbike buyer. Ferg rides the glorious waves of the Ecuador coast, patiently awaiting his bike buyer. And I am in central Ecuador, sorting out an oil leak…

Episode 15: Sailing around the Darien Gap

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Hola amigos! We’ve finally made it to South America! We’re here relaxing in the beautiful city of Medellin, in Colombia, lounging by the pool and wondering whether we’ll have another empanada, some tasty local rum, a nap in a hammock or all three. We’ve been in Colombia for 3 weeks now, and it’s just been getting better and better –…

Doing The Skinny Bit – Nicaragua to Panama

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Editors note: This post was written on March 15th. We know, it’s late, but we’ve been quite busy with The Awesome. Our travels over the last 7 weeks have involved separate magical journeys at times, so we’ve each reported on our own adventures. Lock your office door, tell your secretary you’re out for lunch, and prepare yourself for a long…

Honduras to Nicaragua

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Buenas dias amigos! Greetings from the Pacific rim of fire in Nicaragua, where sticky rice comes wrapped in banana leaves and quality rum costs $5 a litre. We are currently resting our bones in Casa de Olas (House of Waves), a hostel at San Juan Del Sur, on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. After a hectic day on the bikes…

Tailing the Longjaw Squirrelfish

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Well well well, here we are on Isla Utila, off the north coast of Honduras, in the Caribbean Sea, lounging in hammocks, sipping cervezas and planning tomorrow’s scuba diving. It’s been a whole month since we last dabbled in blog world, so it’s time to dust off our capes, goggles and masks, and raise our skinny fists like antennas to…

Crossing borders, breaking bolts and taking our sweet time

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Buenos dias amigos! We are currently residing in San Pedro, a tiny town on the edge of the beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Our shady waterfront hotel costs $4 a night each, the U-bend under the bathroom sink is cracked and drains into a bucket, and on some angles the building looks to be an abandoned housing project. But raising…

The Oaxaca Edition

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G’day from the lip of the Chiapas jungle, the cusp of the Pacific Ocean, the depths of Gulfo de Tehuantepec and the guest bedroom of American ex-pat Carlos Magnon, dual sporting enthusiast, world traveller and host to us for the last 3 days! Once again I begin the task of documenting the latest chapter of our adventure and exploration of…

School’s out for Summer!!

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Hello from Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, the city that dates back to the late 1400s and just hosted an eXtreme downhill mountain bike race through its tiny, steep, cobblestone streets! To see the race click here: . We apologise for the lengthy interim since our last post, but learning Spanish and hanging out in Guadalajara didn’t really create a huge amount…

Quick update from Puerto Vallarta

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Hey everyone. Just thought I’d write a little note to let you know we’re all safe and sound, sipping margaritas by the beach and refining our salsa moves. We left Guadalajara about a week ago, bloated with clumsy Spanish, and have been at a couple of beach towns since, chilling with the Mexicans. We assessed our video material the other…

Mexico: from the desert to the classroom

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Que tal! Hola from beautiful city of Guadalajara Mexico! I’m finally getting around to squeezing out some dialogue to give you salivating readers your fortnightly feeding of our meaty, salsa-infused, barbacoa-esq travels. We’ve been here in GDL a week now, fully immersed in the Mexican life. Atley, Ferg and I are each living with different Mexican host families as organised…

Beach breaks, cactii and torta asada

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Buenos Tardes de Guerrero Negro en la Baja California Sur, en la soleada Mexico! It’s been a while since our last blog entry, and for that we must apologise the only way we’re able – with a fresh juicy post for you to consume wherever you are in the world, whether it be East Burwood, Timberlea, Paris or Los Angeles…

Mormons, rattlesnakes and long boards.

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Buenos dias gentes! Another week or so has probably passed, along with more exciting events in the world of Unemployed Guys Looking At Stuff. Most notably would be that Team Unemployed Guys just recruited a new unemployed competitor, Mark Ferguson, our friend from Melbourne. 4 weeks ago he woke up sweating, after an urgent bout of the midnight terrors, but…

The relentless pursuit of the ultimate chicken sandwich

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Hello from inside your computer! It’s hot in here! Well actually, I’m sitting in a dingy, soiled room in the Utah International Hostel, in Salt Lake City Utah, and it really is quite hot in here. As much as we didn’t want to do it, we had to remove ourselves from the beautiful bush and amble into another hectic metropolis…

Hamburgering across the wild north west

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G’day from the big bad United States of America. The Canadian oil is flowing down here thick and fast and I can tell they love it by their frantic dancing in the streets at the festival we attended last night in Portland. It’s been another great chunk of time since the last update, taking us through the spectacularly scenic northwest…

Fresh Meat Mondays

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Aloha from the beautiful town of Nelson, British Columbia! After a week of camping through various mountain and forest locales, we’ve emerged from the woods to get a welcome dose of civilisation. The weather has been warm and humid, so you can imagine the glorious glory contained within our armpits yesterday when we arrived, sweaty, dusty and stanky from the…

First week on the road

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So here we are in sunny Calgary, slumped into an enormous couch in Kev and Tony’s 9th floor apartment, hiding from the cowboy hats, pointy boots and tasseled shirts that jangle at us from every street corner. The Calgary Stampede just started, so the city is in party mode, adorned in its shortest jean shorts and sleeveless flannel, ready to…

Pre-trip preparations in Fort McMurray

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June 14th 2012 fiiiiinally came around, like sweaty Jehovah’s Witnesses beating their pamphlets and bibles on our door, and successfully teleported Mark and I from Melbourne, Australia to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. 18 months of talking and emailing and online shopping and planning and pissing off girlfriends and finally the four of us were together (2 dudes and 2 bikes that…

TRON – Lessons in Motorcycle Mechanics

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It was January 2011.Our talks about the trip were becoming more frequent, more detailed and suddenly more real.Are we really doing this?So many of the best laid plans peter out to nothing in life, like surfers drinking beers around a fire on the beach promising they too will be there at Bells for the 100 year storm.Are we the Grommits,…