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Monday Q&A: Rough Camping on a Motorcycle Trip

One of the questions that often comes up when I’m talking about our Boston to Ushuaia trip was how we dealt with sleeping arrangements. We brought a tent, camp stove, dishes and cooking supplies, because we were intending to camp during much of the trip. Various things conspired to prevent us from camping as often […]

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Preliminary musings on the next big trip

We’ve been ruminating on our next big trip, and I’m getting excited about the idea because it looks like we’ve got a few of the major details decided. When we got home from this trip, Kay’s dog was “broken.” Some negative interaction he’d had with the dogsitters had turned him into a biter – and […]

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Leavin’… On a Motorcycle!

…don’t know when I’ll be back again. Well, ok, we’re planning to be back around the end of March if all goes as planned. But it’s that time. The time is finally here for us to leave on our overland trip from Boston, MA to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. Along the way, we’ll pass through […]

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Pre-Trip Checkup for the Bikes

More trip-planning minutiae – the bikes are off getting a pre-trip checkup. We’d always intended to have a BMW dealer look them over before leaving for the trip, but the timetable was moved up because we went to change the oil in Masukomi’s bike and had problems removing the drain plug – the prior owner […]

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Finalizing Logistics

We’ve been unable to deal with some of the big logistics of our trip due to some delays in getting some paperwork through. Now it looks like we may have the paperwork resolved on Friday (fingers crossed!) and we can start doing the big things, like buying plane tickets, arranging cargo for the bikes, etc. […]

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