You normally don’t find us often hanging out at hip motorcycle events. We do not really bother about the latest trends in chrome bolts nor do we consider ourselves tattoo-addicts, and we do not like to discuss about all the magnificent rides we‘ll probably never undertake. We are movers. We use our motorbike for travelling. We see our wheels as means to explore the world and to expand our horizons.
Tim and Marisa: two people on two wheels on a round-the-world trip without an expiry date. They have got nothing but time, so they took some to tell us their story.
Cameroon to the Congos
We had been making good progress for almost two months with barely a hiccup until we the wet season in western Cameroon threatened to swallow us and then engine troubles in Yaounde. We were in the heart of Africa and all of a sudden our goal of reaching Cape Town felt tenuous. My clutch was running on Johnson and Johnson baby oil and despite changing Richard’s oil, there was the constant fear that we had missed some shard of metal when replacing his failed rocker arm. Any unfamiliar vibration or rattle in the bikes quickly sent our minds to thoughts of impending mechanical carnage that could halt us at any point. But with the longest stretch of unknown still ahead of us through the Congo’s we pushed on.
Meteora and Zagori: two unique destinations in Greece, two of the most beautiful parts of the country with extraordinary landscapes.
Meet Boas Kragtwijk, from the Netherlands. He left the low lands with high expectations: to ride from Amsterdam to Singapore. Boas is only 24-years-old, but he engineered a clever plan and carried it out!
Roughly two centuries before the Common Era, a frolicsome chap named Hannibal turned the Second Punic War upside down when he piloted a herd of elephants and soldiers through the Alps in order to avoid the Romans on land and sea, and attacking Rome from the north – the side they had least suspected it.
Humans are competitive, and we like a challenge. Whether it’s mental or physical, we want to do what we believe can’t be done. Or at least done easily. If you’ve never ridden cross-country, see the sites, and find the best, hidden diners along the way, you’ve never experienced an extreme endurance ride like the Iron Butt Challenge. It’s a grueling ride starting at 1,000 miles minimum in 24 hours.
Here are 10 things you should do before riding your motorcycle to: A) Keep your bike in top running condition, and B) To keep you from getting stranded on the side of the road.
Whether you ride a bag-equipped cruiser, an all-out adventure bike, or a classic tourer, it is very likely that one day you will take to the road for a long trip.