I’ve always had a passion for traveling and motorcycles. Almost 10 years ago I saw the documentary “The Long Way Round” with Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor. This made me realize that I could combine my 2 passions to create some absolutely incredible journeys.
10 years has passed by, and I finally decided that it was now or never. I would buy an adventure bike, kit it out for long distance off-road travel, and head off into the sunset.
My first plan was to do the classic ride to the tip of South America, Ushuaia. To do it right I would need at least 4 months. Reality set in. There was no way I could up and leave my business and my spouse for 4 months. We talked it over and came up with a plan that might work. I could take 2 months away from my business without a problem in the winter off-season. I could fly Rebecca into a mid-point on the journey so we wouldn’t be apart for so long. And, I could do the trip in stages.
Year One – Canada to Honduras
Year Two – Honduras to Peru
Year Three – Peru to Ushuaia
So, that’s the plan. Now, I just need to make it happen. Do, or Do Not. There is No Try.
(edit: the plan is ever changing as it develops. Looks like instead of leaving the bike in Honduras, instead I’ll turn around in Guatemala and ride back home so I have the bike in Canada for the summers. Instead of more Central America in Year Two, we’re now talking about shipping the bike to Thailand so Rebecca can do a Massage Course and I can look deeper into planning Guided Garden Tours in Thailand)