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Old 12-06-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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Has anyone done any long term motorcycle cruising? I've been considering doing some long-term traveling or vagabonding for a while (especially if I don't land a good job) after I graduate college and I've been thinking more and more about traveling via motorcycle.

So if anyone has traveled North or South America, Asia, Europe, or Africa by motorcycle I'd love to hear your stories and any tips you may have. I'm no stranger to travel but for planning something of this magnitude I barely know where to begin!
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:11 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Have you already seen the Ewan McGregor movies?
Long Way Down
There is also Long Way Round. (http://www.longwayround.com/html/lwr_dvm.html - broken link)
Those guys were very methodical in their preparations, and of course things still went wrong every now. Of course, it's not like you'll be traveling with a film crew.
Still, it's interesting to watch the dvd or read the book; they plot their route and find just the right equipment etc and then, once they are out there traveling, you see what actually takes place.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Fairfax
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Have you already seen the Ewan McGregor movies?
Long Way Down
There is also Long Way Round. (http://www.longwayround.com/html/lwr_dvm.html - broken link)
Those guys were very methodical in their preparations, and of course things still went wrong every now. Of course, it's not like you'll be traveling with a film crew.
Still, it's interesting to watch the dvd or read the book; they plot their route and find just the right equipment etc and then, once they are out there traveling, you see what actually takes place.
No I haven't but they look really interesting-I think I'm going to check the book version out from my public library since it will have more information. I did watch Motorcycle Diaries about Che Guevara going up South America with a friend. Politics aside, it was inspirational!
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Yes, I almost suggested Motorcycle Diaries, but it was beautiful but exactly a good guide for how to go about it.
I think you might enjoy the book, it is quite a travelogue but also valuable information for the potential rider.
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