Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

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More Mountains, Rotary Motorcycles, Roman Ruins And Party In Town

The latest Episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time, we ride even more mountains, find a motorcycle in a rotary and check out some ancient Roman ruins and attend a party in town.  We’re in Slovenia and it is awesome!!!

Click HERE to join us.  If the link does not work, copy and paste the below into your web browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-10#post-33127466

Come ride with us for the next part of our journey.


Broiling Temperatures, Pizza With A Sex Drive And Thunder In The Dolomites

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time we endure more broiling heat, find pizza with a sex drive and rumble through the Dolomite mountains.  If you’d like to ride along, click HERE or cut and paste the below link into your web browser:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-10#post-32802390

Come along and enjoy the ride!


Hanging Out With The Messenger of the Gods in Mercurey, France

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time, we hang out in the tiny wine making village named Mercurey which was named after the God Mercurey… messenger to the Gods.   We find some ancient buildings, wineries and a local resident.

You can travel along with us by clicking HERE.

You can also cut and paste this link into your web browser:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-9#post-32659559

We hope you enjoy!


Deeper Into France We Ride, Thunderstorms, Ancient Villages, Wine And Road Construction

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been published.  We ride deeper into France and find thunderstorms, Ancient Villages, lots of wine and road construction.  Each had their fun elements…  If you’d like to come along, click HERE.  Or, you can cut and paste this link into your web browser:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-9#post-32654243

We hope you enjoy the ride with us!


Riding to Montreal, Shipping The Bikes and Landing In London

The next segment of our Planet Ramble has just been published.  This time, we ride to Montreal Canada to drop off the bikes for shipment to Europe.  We eventually get there and pick up the bikes.  You can catch up by clicking HERE or by copying and pasting the below link into your browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-8#post-32481168

We hope you enjoy.  There’s much, much to come soon.

 

 

 

 


Ride2ADV Starts Phase 2 Of Our World Ramble

We are ready to start Phase 2 of our Planet Ramble.  We’re off and riding Saturday June 3 for a few months.  This trip will mostly be on pavement, so were doing a bit of an experiment and will be riding two modified Ducati Scramblers.  Kim will be on a Scrambler Icon and Mike will be on a Scrambler Desert Sled.  We’ve had to make some modifications to make the bikes suitable for our intended riding.  The bikes now have aluminum panniers and top boxes.  Kim’s bike has both upper and lower “case guards”, while Mike’s Desert Sled has only uppers.  There is now weather protection for our hands, heated grips, oil cooler protection and some very bright led lighting.  The last significant change is the addition of some larger and more sure footed footpegs.

There are some additional minor changes like a headlight guard on the Desert Sled and oversize sidestand feet.  When we return, we’ll be looking at adding a bash plate (when we can find a quality one), or fabricate one ourselves if need be.  Since this trip is to be mostly on road, this really shouldn’t be an issue.  We are also running on OEM tires and will likely change to Continental TKC-80s for our trip to Morocco next Spring.

So what do they look like now?  Here are a few pics.

If you’d like to see a brief video on the changes made to the Desert Sled, click the below video or on the link below the video.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Adventure Modifications


Ride2ADV Nearly Ready for Phase 2 of Our Planet Ramble

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We’re getting excited to start Phase 2 of our Planet Ramble.  Last year we rode across North America from Vermont, USA to Alaska, USA.  For Phase 2 will we be shipping our bikes (both Ducati Scramblers) to London to start a large clockwise circular route.  Although subject to change depending what we find and see along the way, we should be traveling through England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France.  We’ll return to England and fly back to the USA.

We will be storing the bikes in England until March, 2018 when we’ll return to London and complete counter-clockwise journey through Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.  Once leaving southern Morocco, we will head north and once back into Europe, head east, ultimately spending some time in Italy, before returning ourselves and bikes to London for return to the US.  This part of the journey is exciting and we’ll be posting about what we’ve seen and done as we travel.

Once again, we will have a satellite tracking capability so you can see us in real time as we travel.  We’ll post link and additional info soon.

Until later!!!