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Great Reads – for the adventurer in you!

Great reads, informative articles or an exciting video is a great way to kickstart your overland adventure – and it’s much less difficult then you think. Reading Ted Simon’s book “Jupiters Travels”, Elspeth Beard’s “Lone Rider”, and watching Charlie and Ewan can get you inspired – but perhaps, like me you have/had no idea how to get started on your ride.

When I first thought about riding overland, I thought it would be impossible. Reading and watching the adventures of everyday people doing the stuff I’d dreamed of got me all fired up in no time. Here’s some great quality adventuring I’ve been following, which might get you all excited too. (If you have something you would like me to look at, please get in touch!)

Websites

Names – Michnus and Elsebie out of East London, South Africa. One of the best overland motorcycling blogs out there for… well everything overland motorbike!

Jussi out of Finland. Rides a 500 EXC and discovers new trails and ways to get around europe on the dirt/sand/water/mud… well you get the picture. Motivational photography to boot.

 

Words straight from Mike and Shannon

“…trips got longer, the distance farther, until one day, after a month long haul to the Arctic Circle via the Dempster Highway, we returned home and, with hands on hips, just stared at our house from the street.

At that moment all either of us wanted was a hot meal and more gas for their bikes. The gypsy parasite had completed its lifecycle leaving us same-same but different. And like the earth’s magnetic poles flipping, or animals suddenly talking in English, everything had changed for us…”

Ana & Jon, architects and adventurers, welcome to their digital crib. XT660 through Africa, a KTM 690 and DRZ 400 through Asia.

Juvena rides her Vespa from Singapore to Europe… and beyond!

Tinu and Xenia riding from Switzerland to Australia… why is everyone coming to visit me?!!! Great chop, have a read!

Asta and Linas riding from Lithuania around the globe. 60,000 km and 40 countries from start to finish.

In 2008, Danielle Murdoch completed a ten month journey through South East Asia, Russia and Mongolia all on a XR 250. In october of 2010, Danielle left Brisbane, Australia with the idea to travel halfway around the world from Australia, riding overland through countries such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Syria to enter Africa.

 

 

A website (including a blog) written by Jo and Sofie. Here you will find a blog of their adventures, gear reviews and helpful. Riding a pair of TR650 Husky Terra’s.

Kinga Tanajewska rides with Chillie, her BMW GS 800 – around the world!

Shots from the bar. A most entertaining writer who rode his classic Enfield around Africa.

Books

 

The tale of Will Wilkins and Kate Macdonell crossing from Wollongong (Australia) to Woolwich (UK) on a Suzuki DR 450 and a Yamaha XT 250.

Vlogs/Youtube

 

Adventurism

 

Nora tore it up on her Suzuki V-Strom from the Netherlands to Bali and beyond. Another example that girls can travel the world solo, on a bike, and have a great time doing it.

David and Evelyn, two supermodel Austrians ride from Austria to Australia! Two of my favourite guardian angels, they make great videos, check out their page for videos, reports, and pictures of their latest digs!

 

If you have something you would like me to look at, please leave a comment or send me an email!

4 Comments

  • Brad

    February 24, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Hey, loving your trip 🙂 Don’t know if you’ve read “Bearback: The World Overland” by Pat Garrod? Proud to call him and his wife friends (met them on one of their trips through Zimbabwe) – it’s well worth checking out.

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    • atthehandlebars

      February 27, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Hey Brad, glad your enjoying the ride too 😉! No I haven’t read it, but I’ll be sure to get a hold of jt – trying to get my hands on as many overland motorcycle sources as possible. Thanks for the heads up. Keep it paint side up 🤘

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