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1. Posted by vstar650 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

I am interested in riding my VStar from
USA
Canada
USA Alaska thru Bearing Strait go to Russia
Russia
China
Vietnam
Laos
Thailand
Burma
Bengladesh
India
Paksitan.......need to select the countries...

Is anybody already palnning this, or anybody interesed in joining me to acomplish this. I just started to gather info thou....Looks like lots of work to be done....

VStar

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

Sounds like a great plan but how are you going to cross the Bering street between Alaska and Russia

3. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Long Way Round : Chasing Shadows Across the World

4. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

Long Way Round : Chasing Shadows Across the World

Did anyone see this on TV. I'm sure that for anyone who has genuinely travelled the globe by motorcycle this must have got them just a bit annoyed.

The two celebrities had a full back up team in support vehicles, complete with the obligatory camera crew. As well as a support team back in the UK.

They also went with hugely expensive and very heavy, top of the range bikes, which caused them real problems, being way too heavy for the non-existent roads in eastern Russia.

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting Mikey B

Did anyone see this on TV. I'm sure that for anyone who has genuinely travelled the globe by motorcycle this must have got them just a bit annoyed.

I read the book first. The TV series is just now making it into Canada. I know of only one other round the world road trip, which is being supported by a full crew of 3 fully loaded landrovers and a large team of volunteers.

Having done smaller scale things my self, yes I was a bit annoyed. But I also found that many of their experiences (the loniness, the fears, the excitment, the discovery that you brought "all the wrong things", the stupid things that happen on the road) were very genuine and recall many of my own experiences. The two celebrities were also very upfront about having too much gear, being treated like celebrities, and not having enough skill. The tough roads equalizes things quite a bit. Take it for what it is, which is a story about a first time going around the world and what you can expect.

6. Posted by vstar_650 (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

any one interested to join yet????

7. Posted by vstar_650 (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

still planning on it, is anyone interested?

Pete

8. Posted by rjcase (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

sounds like an awesome plan. i definitely want to do something like that, but when i'm done university in a few years.

let me know how it goes.

Ryan

9. Posted by klangaman (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

THAT IS THE MOST ON-TO-IT THING I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME.GO HARD I WOULD LOVE TO BIKE ROUND THE WORLD.WHAT A BUZZ.GOOD LUCK AND I AM TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOON SO IF I SEE YOU IN OUTBACK AFRICA WE CAN CATCH UP FOR A COLD BEER

10. Posted by Braeriach (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Quoting vstar_650

still planning on it, is anyone interested?

Pete

Pete:

Have a look at the Mondo Enduro book.
Unlike Long Way Round (which had a six-figure sponsorship deal behind it) this was an expedition by seven ordinary blokes going round the world on second hand motorbikes. It will give you a much better idea of what is involved.

It will also let you know a few lessons about planning - the Mondo Enduro team got bust wheel bearings at the most inconvenient places imaginable (i.e. Siberia).

:)
(Ahem. On Austin Vince's second RTW trip ("Terra Circa") they had learnt their lesson, i.e. they remembered to replace all the bearings on their second-hand bikes before they left England...)