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1. Posted by eJay (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hey all,
I have this idea to go from New York back to the UK by motorbike. I want to go through alaska, fly to japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, across northern China to mongolia, down to Turkey and back up through the north of europe home.

I want to do it on my own, have a good bike and reasonably good bike skills, and am planning a couple of shorter trips before I go (practice...). The trip is about 20000 miles and 3 -4 months.

Only just really started planning the route, on google earth, any thoughts?

Cheers
Jay

2. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 10y

don't forget to go to the isle of man 2007 it is the 100th aniversary of the T.T. races this is a must.....

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

Hi,

I will be more interested join, if you are willing. I live in Wisconsin US.

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

Quoting eJay

Hey all,
I have this idea to go from New York back to the UK by motorbike. I want to go through alaska, fly to japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, across northern China to mongolia, down to Turkey and back up through the north of europe home.

I want to do it on my own, have a good bike and reasonably good bike skills, and am planning a couple of shorter trips before I go (practice...). The trip is about 20000 miles and 3 -4 months.

Only just really started planning the route, on google earth, any thoughts?

Cheers
Jay

Jay:

If you live in the States, you won't have seen the Mondo Enduro TV series (it was on Discovery Channel Europe), but you should be able to get hold of the Mondo Enduro book. Seven ordinary blokes doing a RTW trip on second-hand bikes. This will give you a much better taste of what is involved (as opposed to Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round multi-thousand-pound sponsored expedition/film-shoot).

As well as being informative, it's quite a funny book. It's amazing just how totally unprepared they were. They took along things like a club hammer - but didn't have any spare wheel bearings, which seemed to go "pop" at the most inconvenient moment...

Seriously though, it's well worth reading as it's always a good idea to learn from someone else's mistakes.

6. Posted by Thi_travel (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Hi Jay,
Your plan sounds very exciting to me. I love to do such a trip as well. I have driven quite much by motorcycle in Vietnam. I see you plan to go to Vietnam, so I can give you some tips if you wish to.

Plan your trip well, take it and enjoy it! :)

I would love to read your travel blogs. Please share them on this forum.

Thi

7. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Hi Jay,
Good idea, I'm looking to do a full trip in about 2 years time.
I'm doing the Enduro Africa for charity November next year as a pratice.

There are loads of guys that have done the trip over the years and sites like the BMF have handy hints and links that may help you.
Mondo Enduro is a great DVD, there is also Terra Circa where the guys went to complete the world trek.
There are quite a few books out there too. Remember to do something like this you need to be prepared. One thing I picked up from the books and watching the DVD's is that they were never quite prepared enough.
If you do ride all the way back, i'd love to hear about it.;

Good luck,
Happy riding

Jase

8. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

When are you going? I too am planning an adventurous trip in 2 years, perhaps we could all get together for it! I live in Calgary, Canada so i'd love to join on your way to Alaska, perhaps i'll go all the way =).

What kind of Enduro bike will you be using?

Kevin

9. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Hi ya Kevin,
The plan on what route to take is still open, and always open to suggestions .
The bike i'm looking at is something like a Honda XR 400/650 or similar - no use going for some high tech machine if you're not near a dealer.
Most people seem to have headed east (uk-europe-asia-america-africa), so i was thinking of going the opposite way.

The more people who want to join in (for part of it or for the whole trip) the better.

Jase