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June 29th, 2013 | Louisiana

New Orleans to New Boston..

Patricia left New Orleans early on Thursday morning, and had made the long drive back to Brunswick in Georgia, covering the 1000-odd kilometres in just over twelve hours. I was both surprised and proud of the fact that she had done this with little or no fuss, and had kept me updated of her progress […]

June 13th, 2012 | Mexico

Hot Ride to One Hundred…!!

Today has been a very special day for me on my journey around the world… When I crossed over into the USA from Mexico this afternoon, it marked the 100th country on my tour…!! This has been one of the many goals I set for myself when I left South Africa at the end of […]

June 10th, 2012 | Mexico


My exit from Guadalajara turned into a bit of a parade…!! Not only was I joined by Gonzalo and George of the Manosos, but also, a large group of “speedsters” from another local club, who had planned a breakfast run to Tepic, and were keen to ride with me as far as that town, which […]

May 28th, 2012 | Mexico

Back on the Road… The Ride to Palenque…

It had been almost two weeks since I had sat astride a fully loaded Big Fella… I was up at 5.30 am and began loading the last of my kit onto the bike, while Roberto gave his drivers their instructions for the day… We shared a last cup of strong black coffee together, and chatted […]

July 3rd, 2010 | Africa

Legging it through Libya…!!

On the Libyan side of the border, I was met by Masoud, who I had called earlier to advise that Egyptian formalities had gone far smoother than I had dared to hope, and that I would be in Libya a few hours sooner than he had expected. He had already been busy getting my number […]

July 3rd, 2010 | Africa

Getting out of Egypt…!!

By 5.00am I was on the road… I had 240 kms to ride to get to the Libyan border and wanted to be there as early as possible, to start the 5 hour long process that I had been told it would take to get me onto Libyan soil… The road to El Saloum was […]