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December 20th, 2012 | Africa

Tomorrow’s the day…!!

I have spent the last few evenings sorting through the many files on my laptop in order to save stuff I wanted, and delete the stuff I no longer felt I needed… After so many years on the road, I have accumulated reams of notes about things I either wrote about or places I had […]

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 12th, 2012 | Mexico

The Juaria of Hermosillo…

There was just the one road running north towards Hermosillo, and it led through the hot and windless Sonoran Desert… But this was not the typical desert that i had expected… It was more like the Kalahari back in Southern Africa; flat, fairly featureless….and hot…!! My abiding memory of the ride was the blazing heat…!! […]

June 11th, 2012 | Mexico

Los Mochis and the Baja Bikers…

The media attention I received in Mazatlan had taken up much of the morning, and I had left the city at noon… You know…, the coolest time of the day…!! By the time I got to Culiacan, over 200 km to the north, I was thankful that I did not have any Tattoo’s, because I […]

June 11th, 2012 | Mexico

More Media in Mazatlan…!!

I had originally planned to make a big ride from Mazatlan to Hermosillo, but when I explained my plan to Paulo and Ismael, they first looked at each other and then peered closely at me to see if I was kidding or not…!! “It is possible….”Paulo said at last, “but only for the very crazy…!! […]

June 10th, 2012 | Mexico

“Chico…!! Give dis man a gon…!!”

While Mexico has become synonymous with violence and drug wars between Mexican drug cartels, I had not seen or experienced any activities that made me believe I was in any danger… The many people who had given me advice about which cities and areas to stay clear of, did so as a result of either […]