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Old 12-20-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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At 150 miles per weekend that could take a lifetime.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:49 AM   #2
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re-subscription has given me the power of speech again...i hope he tries out maybe a ktm this time instead of the bmws they had the last time out ....

oh dakar about to kick off again for anyone who remembers boormans (failed) attempt to make it past day 5 last year
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:02 AM   #3
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Some guy and his wife did this, except they started in Alaska and went to Tierra del Fuego, on a BMW R69 back in the 60's. They showed the progress in BMW ads in CW each month. The funniest picture was one the of the R69 axle deep, literally covered in mud and hung all over with spare tires, etc.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:09 AM   #4
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Awsome, so enjoyed the first one, can hardly wait for this one!!



Wonder if the border crossing will be as exciting...
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:58 AM   #5
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i hate people who have time and money to do neat things like this a nd then end up making money of it. Actually its not hate , just pure envy.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:32 PM   #6
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I need to become a famous actor so I can finance my motorcycle habit

I find those two guys pretty entertaining-that helps me get over my massive jealosy of them having the time and money to do their trips.



I am thinking of getting an 08 KLR 650. Cheap and reliable. Watching those two suffer on the big Beemers in the mud while the camera guy was cruising on the little two stroke was funny too.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:08 PM   #7
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Yeah, I agree - guys like this just SUCK! (but it's the kind of suckage that I envy as well)
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:44 PM   #8
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Awesome! I'll sign up for the DVD...
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:04 PM   #9
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Since I seem to be only one who understands anything about the South American geography (another hook to catch shortride again but unfortunately he might not understand this since he skipped his school), I will tell you this:



Anything below Colombia is a walk in the park. You can ride all day long on a long strech of pretty much on tarmac if you so wish. But LETS SEE how do these guys go from Ecuador to Panama (or Venezuela-Panama if they come from the east, which is the worse choice). You see from any map Colombia is in between... Darian Gap makes the so-called Pan American Highway a complete mockery. I´ve read lots of travel stories but this bit is usually hushed up.



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Old 12-21-2006, 12:32 AM   #10
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Doing it with a film crew and a back-up truck isn't really adventure touring, is it? Not for me, anyway. The trip to the bottom of Africa done the proper way can be read in Johnny Bealby's beautiful and romantic book 'Running With The Moon', while Andres Carlstein's 'Odyssey to Ushuaia' covers the South American trip. But we'll wait and see - perhaps McGregor and Boorman can surprise us.
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