Friday, 29 January 2016

I made the AMH7!

I had to share this with you as I am pretty excited to be published in a book by Chris Scott and joined by names like Lois Pryce! Chris' books helped me when organising desert tours in Morocco back in the day when I had no idea what I was doing! O.K....I still don't but his knowledge in his Morocco Overland book was such a great help to me during those early adventure days. Now I am published in his world famous and much respected Adventure Motorcycling Handbook (7th Edition) which has been going since I was still on stabilisers (almost!). The book is out now. It is a must read if you are planning a trip on two wheels.

Thanks to Bike Trac for this graphic below and for their continued support. Can you believe this little bike has done all this with no mechanical failures? Amazing!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Phase 3 - The American Dream?

Tomorrow I will be crossing the border from Mexico and entering California! This feels like Phase 3 of my journey. Phase one was 25,000 miles and 1 year through Europe, Asia and Australia. Phase 2 was 25,000 miles and another year through Latin America and of course Antarctica. Now Phase 3 takes me into North America where I will spend the next 9 months (perhaps!) riding up to Alaska and across Canada before shipping to the 7th continent - Africa.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Baja Humbug

Back in the desert
After our race out of the rapidly freezing mountains to the west coast, we found our mission to get to Baja in time for Christmas was still not quite over.  Our ferry was delayed several times due to bad weather. However, San Carlos was not a bad spot to be held up! A quiet little town that offered good food and a beautiful bay. We happily hung out there until we got word that we could board the ferry in Guaymas. It was 2 days before Christmas and we had done very little research on places to go in Baja. However, we were equipped with tent and lashings of optimism! Let the Christmas adventures begin!