Hi Guys, I have been lurking here for two long and now that i am over 5 months into my Ireland to Ushuaia trip I decided you might like a few photos.!
It started with shipping the bike to New York, where I stayed with my Cousin for awhile. I made my way down the coast as far as Washington before getting in contact with Statdawg in Pennsylvania. He was responsible for me joining the MOA, and for getting me to go to the MOA rally in Wisconsin.
We did some exploring of the area together and of course a few pints were in order.
After exploring Washington and Philly it was off north to Montreal Canada
Border Crossing was easy!!
A slight detour was made to the MOA rally in Wisconsin, where I met some great people
After here I had my first spill on Wyoming dirt roads and wandered down to Colorado. Where I met outback UFO , or Mike Rand. Who thought me how to change a tire, and some techniques for riding dirt! (to be honest i was really green before that)
Colorado was followed by trips to Utah and Arizona, and finally onto LA Where I stayed with an Uncle before heading down to Ocean Beach in San Diego, where I learned to Surf, with an Aussie dude at the hostal.
Did some climbing in Arches and some surfing at San Diego
Then Mexico, where i met up with two more Irish riders on the road from Alaska
Danced with some locals, the hotel receptionists are really friendly in Mexico!! Baja was great for riding with some nice sandy dirt roads.. I am thinking the R1200GS is not the best Sand bike!! But I still love it.
Did some drinking with random friendly Mexicans. Actually these guys saved my ass, They opened the hostal especially for me, when the one that i was supposed to stay at messed up my booking and left me homeless, I was actually the first Guest. They are bike friendly and even let me park in the lobby. Place is in Morelia, let me know if you need the address.
Drove some great roads with cool views
Spent lots of time in Mexico City with Garry Diamond, and Alaister from the UK, and a certain lovely Argentine girl.. Garry is a School Teacher there and a great guy. Will look after anyone going through. He is on horizons and constantly bemoans the fact that Americans are too scared to visit Mexico City, so next time pay him a visit! Its worth it.