ABR RTW Challenge

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by gbags » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:48 pm

Bugger!
We did that last year.
This may not qualify but I’m a regular ABR reader and here’s our ABR RTW story.
My wife Yenni and I set off to ride the Americas, bottom to top.
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This is Chile and we rode up to Canada.
27,000 miles in seven months, all with date stamped photos.
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The equator, in Ecuador.
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Kentucky :D

We finally flew out of Toronto.

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by rubberdown » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:47 pm

I'll give it a go, I looked at my last 2 years mileage on my MOT, 12,600 and 13,500 miles, going to do a 3 week tour of Scotland, then a 3 week tour of 'darn sarf,' that should get me 6k miles in, then a 6 week Norway, Nordkapp, Finland, and the Baltics trip should get me another 5/6 k miles.
lets hope the 2011 Tiger 800 xc stays reliable.
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I couldn't be bothered buying a paper.

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by ollie-abr » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:57 am

gbags wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Bugger!
We did that last year.
This may not qualify but I’m a regular ABR reader and here’s our ABR RTW story.
My wife Yenni and I set off to ride the Americas, bottom to top.
27AAAABF-6C91-470B-92B4-AEF0B3E7F993.jpeg
This is Chile and we rode up to Canada.
27,000 miles in seven months, all with date stamped photos.
C2BD3609-130D-40A4-B952-CC654E452894.jpeg
The equator, in Ecuador.
9805B0AA-86DF-4792-998E-ECA34963F8F7.jpeg
Kentucky :D

We finally flew out of Toronto.
That's some trip, you definitely qualify as an ABR RTW'er!

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by ollie-abr » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:01 am

rubberdown wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:47 pm
I'll give it a go, I looked at my last 2 years mileage on my MOT, 12,600 and 13,500 miles, going to do a 3 week tour of Scotland, then a 3 week tour of 'darn sarf,' that should get me 6k miles in, then a 6 week Norway, Nordkapp, Finland, and the Baltics trip should get me another 5/6 k miles.
lets hope the 2011 Tiger 800 xc stays reliable.rtw odomoter.jpg

I couldn't be bothered buying a paper.
I think you could be getting close with those plans, some great riding in there. Make you stop off in Vilnius, Lithuania, one of my favourite cities in Europe.

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by UKJeeper » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:50 am

I've done over 22,000 miles the last two years running. Should be able to to it again this year!

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by qcnr » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:47 am

Motorbike season hasn't started here yet... :(

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by ollie-abr » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:57 pm

A little update from the ABR offices.

Been a slow start for one of us, with Bryn bike-less and trailing on 0 miles! That will be changing soon as his long-termer, a Honda Africa Twin, arrives this week.

Sales guy Will and I are making steady progress around the 700-800 mile mark, the problem we've found is weekend riding is just unpleasant this time of year. However, we're both gloriously car-free and all those journeys/commutes/runs to the shop are clearly adding up.

James is in the lead with 1,222 miles. A few commutes down to Cornwall have catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard, and the Suzuki V-Strom 1050 launch this week is likely to keep him there.

How are you guys getting on?

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by qcnr » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:11 pm

Currently 0 km as my bike is still in winter storage. Not much riding weather here at the moment.

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Re: ABR RTW Challenge

Post by sethmopp » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:07 pm

Finally reached the 1st 1000 miles of the competition, looks like I'll get very few more on for the foreseeable future. The Highlands are still pretty free of cases and hope it stays that way. Just using the bike for work and shopping trips now.

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