Category: General

Baja Bound

Some of you may have noticed, NBM has not been updated in real time during this trip.  I am currently in the mildly boring cowboy town of Durango, looking at my remaining route on a map.  As rumor has it,…

GPS Reciever and Maps

I started my trip without a GPS, not really wanting to bother with an electronic item on my handlebars, electronic maps for each country and another potential theft item.  I bought quite a few paper maps off the internet before…

Red the Donkey

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of KLRs that I have seen on my trip so far.  I’d estimate that something like 1/3 of the international motorcycle riders that I have met have been riding KLRs.  Most of the…

Average Cost of Lodging I

Since February 25, 2010, I’ve spent 59 nights in Argentina and Chile.  I’ve camped a few times, spent a (very) few nights in good hotels, spent several nights in good enough hotels (aka not very nice), and for the balance…

Old Man Syndrome

I’ve learned many things on this trip so far.  One of the oddest things I’ve learned though is to never ask old men for directions.  One would likely be better off asking one of the many dogs lying around.  At…