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Title: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 16, 2014, 09:29:03 PM
G´day mates!

We just said “Hello” in the category “New Members" and now we want to share our adventurous travel around the world on our two over 20 years old Honda Transalps in this category as well.

Today we want to start with our two latest travel reports about our current journey through New Zealand:

On the one hand in our new travel report „Somewhere over the rainbow“ it´s all about… a rainbow?
No, not really.
But we´re exploring the Rainbow Road, a well known Offroad track through the stunning untouched nature of New Zealand´s South Island.
Furthermore we´re exploring Christchurch together with the “German motorcycle gang”.

Sounds interesting?

Find out more:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/02/27/neuseeland-5-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/02/27/neuseeland-5-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/)
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And on the other hand in our new travel report „The mountain is calling!” it´s all about mountains. Well, almost everything.
We have been introduced into the Maori tradition as well and tried delicious Hāngi. What, you don´t know what Hāngi is? Then read our travel report and find it out! :-)

Click here to view the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/03/15/neuseeland-6-der-berg-ruft/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/03/15/neuseeland-6-der-berg-ruft/)
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And in the category „Travel Diary“ http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/) (Please use the language select button on the right hand side of the page!) in our blog you will find even more travel reports about our exciting motorcycle journey around the world. Enjoy!

Cheers, currently from New Zealand,
Bea & Helle
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 22, 2014, 12:40:57 AM

In our new travel report „In the land of the long gray cloud“ we are exploring the solitary vastness of the South Island.

Furthermore we are visiting the steepest road in the world as well as the deepest lake in Oceania.

Well, and as the title of the travel report suggests, we are able to enjoy the pleasure of the typical New Zealand weather once again. ;-)

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/03/13/neuseeland-7-im-land-der-langen-grauen-wolke/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/03/13/neuseeland-7-im-land-der-langen-grauen-wolke/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 02, 2014, 03:05:38 AM
G´Day!

In our new travel report „Another day in Paradise“ we have the unique opportunity to discover the mountains and glaciers of the South Island from the bird´s eye view.

Furthermore we explore some great motorcycle roads despite of the partially rainy weather and we espied a “real” movie action hero.

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/03/31/neuseeland-8/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/03/31/neuseeland-8/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helle
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: nomad on April 02, 2014, 12:44:02 PM
It is interesting adventure.
Thanks for sharing.
Nick
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 06, 2014, 10:02:32 PM
@nomad:
Happy to hear that you like our adventure and our stories!
 O0
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 06, 2014, 10:04:09 PM
G´day mates!

In our new travel report "On the trail of a catastrophe" we are exploring Christchurch which had been widely destroyed due to a major earthquake in the year 2011.

Furthermore we meet a fellow German motorcycle travel couple and spend a couple of great evenings in great company with the "German motorcycle gang" in Christchurch. ;-)

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/04/06/neuseeland-9-auf-den-spuren-einer-katastrophe/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/04/06/neuseeland-9-auf-den-spuren-einer-katastrophe/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helle
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on April 07, 2014, 10:47:27 PM
Enjoying also ;D
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on May 04, 2014, 11:47:28 AM
Thanks guys!
It´s great to hear that you enjoy our riding stories!
 O0
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on May 04, 2014, 11:50:39 AM
G´day mates!

It is nearly been a month since you heard from us last. But that doesn´t mean that there haven´t been any news on our web page. Quite the contrary, in the meantime we have released 3 new travel reports!

In our first travel report „A freezing surprise” New Zealand surprised us one more time with its diversity.
From fresh snow in the Alps to summer temperatures by the sea to our battle against the sand flies there is much going on this time!

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/04/15/neuseeland-10-eine-frostige-%C3%BCberraschung/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/04/15/neuseeland-10-eine-frostige-%C3%BCberraschung/)
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In our second travel report In our new travel report „Step by step farewell“ it´s all about our last days on New Zealand´s South Island.
We explore some secluded gravel roads along the bays and fjords around the breathtaking Marlborough Sounds.
Furthermore Bea has a little “accident” with her bike and we experience a tropical thunderstorm on our way up North.

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/04/11/neuseeland-11-s%C3%BCdinsel-ade/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/04/11/neuseeland-11-s%C3%BCdinsel-ade/)
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And in our latest travel report „Just the usual madhouse” it´s not about a streak of bad luck but of rain which is hunting us for weeks now.
Furthermore we are meeting our friend and fellow motorcycle traveler Paul again and Helmut has to slave for the new rubber on our tires.

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/05/04/neuseeland-12-der-ganz-normale-wahnsinn/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/05/04/neuseeland-12-der-ganz-normale-wahnsinn/)
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Enjoy!

Furthermore, we have another exciting news: We arrived at our destination for the next couple of weeks!

While our bikes have to spend some time on the high sea crossing the Pacific Ocean (hopefully) unscathed we visit our home country.

We will use this “forced stop over” not only to visit our families and friends but also to work and thereby refilling our travel funds.

Nevertheless we still have plenty of travel reports, user reviews and one or another new video up our sleeve.

So it remains exciting, even if we are back home for a couple of weeks!

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Cheers, for once this time from our Bavarian homeland
Bea & Helle
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on June 08, 2014, 08:18:44 AM
G´day mates!

Despite our „7 to 4 job“ we have been quite busy during the last couple of weeks and have released not one but two new travel reports on our web page.

In our first travel report „Course north” we are exploring New Zealand´s far north.

Amongst other things we are fighting with a whole crowd of people for a hot spring on a beach, we are enjoying riding our motorcycles along the windy costal roads of the Coromandel Peninsula and in Auckland we get spoiled with original Bavarian Käsespätzle (cheese Spaetzle).

Furthermore we enjoy the great Kiwi hospitality once again and we experience one of our highlights in New Zealand, we are riding our bikes on the famous Ninety Mile Beach.
What a ride!
 
Click here for the full travel report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/05/18/neuseeland-13-kurs-nord/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/05/18/neuseeland-13-kurs-nord/)
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And as the title „The last kilometers…“ suggests, in our latest travel report it is all about our last motorcycle kilometers on New Zealand soil.

And these last kilometers have a lot to offer. We are visiting the most northern point of the North Island and we are training our motorcycle riding skills in the deep sand around the foot of massive sand dunes.

Furthermore Helmut becomes the victim of a nasty wasp attack and he has to deal with some more difficulties… :)

Click here to read more about our adventurous last kilometers in New Zealand:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/06/07/neuseeland-14-die-letzten-kilometer/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/06/07/neuseeland-14-die-letzten-kilometer/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helle
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on October 26, 2014, 04:15:21 PM
G´day mates,

we have quite a few new blog entries in the following categories:

Travel Diary -> New Zealand
http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/neuseeland/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/neuseeland/)

Travel Diary -> South America
http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/)

Country Info ->Conclusion New Zealand
http://www.timetoride.de/l%C3%A4nderinfos/fazit-neuseeland/ (http://www.timetoride.de/l%C3%A4nderinfos/fazit-neuseeland/)

Please use the language select button on the right hand side of the page!

Enjoy!

Cheers, currently from North-Argentina
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on October 26, 2014, 04:45:34 PM
Fun stuff RTW.Keep it coming as long as you are on the road ;D O0 ++


I am going to pass along along to a friend who lives there and to another who wants to move there.
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on November 05, 2014, 02:13:37 PM
G´day mates!

The waiting time is finally over!

Grab a cold bottle of beer, switch on your speakers and turn the volume up to the limit…
…and off we go: check out our brand new video “AUSTRALIA PART 2 – In the red heart of Australia”!

Accompany us on our exciting journey through the Flinders Ranges with its magnificent and unique wildlife.
Follow us into the solitude and be part of our adventurous ride along the trails of the famous Oodnadatta track.
Join us and discover the true Outback in the red heart of Australia!

Click here for the video:
http://www.timetoride.de/videos/videos-australien/ (http://www.timetoride.de/videos/videos-australien/)
(English subtitles are present!)
(Please use the language select button on the right hand side of the page!)

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Cheers from beautiful Argentina,
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on November 19, 2014, 03:31:45 PM
G´day mates,

In our new travel report „It´s getting colorful!“ things are getting lively!

We are exploring the Andes off the beaten tourist tracks, we are picking up with the Argentinean vegetation which is proverbially leaving a lasting impression with us and we are hurling ourselves into the chaos of the traditional veneration of the saints together with hundreds of Argentineans!

Sounds exciting? It really is!

Click here for more:
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/11/18/s%C3%BCdamerika-3-argentinien-kreuz-und-quer/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/11/18/s%C3%BCdamerika-3-argentinien-kreuz-und-quer/)
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Cheers from the North of Argentina
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: nomad on November 21, 2014, 06:16:04 PM
It always displays in German, even after I've selected English. ;D
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on November 22, 2014, 01:40:51 PM
@nomad:
Hm... we just tried it and it worked with the English translation, even if it´s a pretty poor translation as it´s translated by Google. Just some of the headlines are still in German as they are posted as pictures not as text and Google can´t translate it. So yeah, some of the headlines may still be in German... :/
We are sorry for that!:(
When we first started the page we tried to translate everything by ower own, but it´s so much time and work, it´s just not possible while we are traveling... :(
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: nomad on November 22, 2014, 04:25:39 PM
Never mind!
I've found the "error".
After select "English", I still have to click "translate", to activate to make it work. ;D
Have fun and ride safe.
Nick
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on November 22, 2014, 09:27:22 PM
http://www.timetoride.de/2014/11/18/s%C3%BCdamerika-3-argentinien-kreuz-und-quer/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2014/11/18/s%C3%BCdamerika-3-argentinien-kreuz-und-quer/)


I get this in English automatically..I saw you got it Nick but just in case someone doesn't know how to do it.
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on November 29, 2014, 01:15:02 PM
Ah, good to hear that it finally worked with the translation!
Even if it´s not a good one. We are sorry about it!
But we still hope you enjoy follwoing our adventurous motorcycle trip around the world!
Cheers from San Pedro de Atacama/Chile
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on January 26, 2015, 02:39:54 PM
G´day mates!

It´s quite difficult for us to find a proper internet connection in Patagonia to update our web page regularly but today we finally made it!

We have released four brand new travel reports about our adventurous journey through the North of Argentina!

Click here for the new reports:
http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/)
(Please use the language select button on the right hand side of the page!)

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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on January 27, 2015, 02:49:51 PM
Living the dream.
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 01, 2015, 10:47:03 AM
@Steppenwolf:
Al least we try to! :)
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 01, 2015, 10:49:33 AM
G´day mates!

It´s been a while since we last updated our travel reports, but today we even have three new travel reports for you!

In our travel report "Improvisation is everything!" we are visiting the world´s largest copper mine and after we literally make off back to the Pacific coast we meet up with other motorcycle travellers and try to solve our clutch problem in a very special way.

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/02/09/südamerika-11-chile-improvisation-ist-alles/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/02/09/südamerika-11-chile-improvisation-ist-alles/)
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Our travel through Chile continues!
 
In our travel report “A ride into the uncertain” we meet up with a couple of old and new travel friends, enjoying some great days together.
 
Furthermore we are visiting the world´s largest pool which fits the unbelievable volume of 200.000 bathtubs full of salt water and we are heading towards the Lonquimay volcano, not knowing what adventures and challenges are awaiting us on the way.
 
Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/02/14/s%C3%BCdamerika-12-chile-fahrt-ins-ungewisse/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/02/14/s%C3%BCdamerika-12-chile-fahrt-ins-ungewisse/)
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You want to know if our river crossing was successful or if we “took a bath” together with our bikes?

You will find out in our new travel report “Chiles longest shortcut” while you will accompany us along an adventurous track into the mountain region of Central Chile.

But it´s not just that we have to cross freezing cold mountain rivers, we also have to climb up steep hills, ride or bikes on rough roads and, to crown it all, we have to battle against wind and rain as well.

How our journey ended?

You will find out here:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/02/23/s%C3%BCdamerika-13-chile-chiles-l%C3%A4ngste-abk%C3%BCrzung/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/02/23/s%C3%BCdamerika-13-chile-chiles-l%C3%A4ngste-abk%C3%BCrzung/)
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AND:


We´ve made it!
Another huge milestone of our adventurous motorcycle travel around the world is done:

We have arrived in USHUAIA the southernmost city of the world!!!

From now on we will only head North.

If we would follow the straight route along the Panamericana, we would be in Alaska in not more than 17.848 km.

So let´s meet up in Prudhoe Bay in about 14 days! ;)



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Yours Bea & Helmut

Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 03, 2015, 01:58:53 PM
G´day mates!

Even if it´s been a while since Christmas Eve, in our new travel report „Feliz Navidad“ it´s all about Christmas. Unfortunately we haven´t been able to celebrate Christmas with our families and friends for the fourth year in a row, but we still enjoyed the time just with the two of us.

Furthermore a typical Bavarian dish nearly ruined New Years Eve for Bea.

Why?

Click here for the (unpleasant ;) ) details:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/01/s%C3%BCdamerika-14-chile-argentinien-feliz-navidad/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/01/s%C3%BCdamerika-14-chile-argentinien-feliz-navidad/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 08, 2015, 01:55:27 PM
G´day mates!

We have heard a couple of stories about the famous Carretera Austral already.

This some hundred kilometres long offroad track in the very South of Chile should lead through dense, untouched rain forest and along empty ocean bays and deep blue lakes. But stories are told that the track also is in a very bad condition, full of thousands of potholes, deep enough that allegedly some fellow travellers disappeared in them and haven´t been seen ever again. Together with thick, loose gravel and endless stretches of wash board riding this track should be a real challenge.

But what´s really true about this myth and what not, that is what we wanna find out ourselves and so we set out for the dream road of every Patagonian traveller.

In our new travel report “Carretera Austral” you will find out what we really experience on the road!

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/08/s%C3%BCdamerika-15-chile-carretera-austral/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/08/s%C3%BCdamerika-15-chile-carretera-austral/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut

Ah, by the way!

We are not just working on updating our travel reports regularly, the category “Equipment” needed a spring-cleaning as well!

We started with the subcategory “Electronics”, which is now even more detailed and informative.

In addition we will present all our new equipment we are travelling with right now on the home page of our blog periodically.

We will start with the SENA Bluetooth Audio Pack for our new GoPro 3 + which opens us a whole range of new and interesting possibilities for our videos.
You may be curious!

For more information click here:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/elektronik/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/elektronik/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 17, 2015, 05:29:01 PM
G´day mates!

We have made the first part of the famous Carretera Austral with no problems, but our ride along the rough and wild coastal landscape in southern Patagonia hasn´t come to its end yet!

In our new travel report “Carretera Reloaded” we are hiking on the top of an still active volcano, exploring hidden marble caves in the Lago General Carrera and battling the capricious Patagonian climate.

Click here for the whole travel report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/17/s%C3%BCdamerika-16-chile-carretera-reloaded/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/17/s%C3%BCdamerika-16-chile-carretera-reloaded/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on March 22, 2015, 01:32:32 PM
 O0  Some fun stuff ><
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 08, 2015, 10:53:47 AM
@Steppenwolf:
Thanks mate!
 O0
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 08, 2015, 10:56:06 AM
G´day mates!

If you think the German deposit system is complicated and very bureaucratic, you are completely wrong!

In our travel report “Death the Argentinean deposit system” we will tell you about our daily gauntlet running on the Argentinean supermarket check outs.

But there are good things to talk about, too. Helmut did some first aid help on an Argentinean Transalp and for once we used our feed not just for braking and shifting but also for hiking the famous Mount Fitz-Roy.
Well, a few kilometres at least... ;-)

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/24/s%C3%BCdamerika-17-chile-argentinien-tod-dem-argentinischen-pfandsystem/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/24/s%C3%BCdamerika-17-chile-argentinien-tod-dem-argentinischen-pfandsystem/)
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In South America BBQ´s are not just an important part of the food culture, it´s also a way of life.

In our new travel report “It´s Asado-Time” we are following a lamb´s way onto the fire up close and are contributing a little bit of our Bavarian culture to this important event... ;)

Furthermore we have to move with our portable home into a tent ghetto for a couple of days before we are able to escape into the rough Patagonian nature at the shore of the Magellan Street.

And we are celebrating the reunion with an old travel friend we first met in Australia...
Click here for the travel report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/20/s%C3%BCdamerika-18-argentinien-chile-asado-time/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/03/20/s%C3%BCdamerika-18-argentinien-chile-asado-time/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 17, 2015, 05:35:53 AM
G´day mates!

We take the ferry across the Magellan Street to the legendary island “Tierra del Fuego” from where we have some more exhausting days of riding before we finally arrive in Ushuaia.

A few years ago we would never have dreamed about riding our own old motorcycles to the most southern city of the world. We also would never have dreamed that the wind in southern Patagonia can be that strong that it blows a motorcycle down like it´s a toy... :-)

And if you think that nowadays there are no more treasures to hunt you are wrong. In our new travel report “The treasure from the Garibaldi Pass” we will proof you the opposite! :-)

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/04/16/s%C3%BCdamerika-19-chile-argentinien-der-schatz-vom-garibaldi-pass/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/04/16/s%C3%BCdamerika-19-chile-argentinien-der-schatz-vom-garibaldi-pass/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on April 20, 2015, 06:44:53 AM
Once again I am in awe of your journey.Hours of reading on the different segments of the trip and equipment etc.
 O0
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 27, 2015, 12:02:54 PM
@Steppenwolf:
Happy to hear that you like reading through our web page!  O0
That motivates us a lot to keep posting new travel reports, equipment reviews and more!
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on April 27, 2015, 12:04:23 PM
G´day mates!

Work first, then pleasure.

This is the slogan of our new travel report „No ice without sweat!”, because Helmut has to drudge first before we are able to visit the impressive Perito Moreno glacier in the South of Argentina.

Furthermore we are killing time together with about 50 other Argentineans on a gas station and we are enjoying a great camping evening together with old and new motorcycle travel friends.

Click here for our new travel report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/04/26/s%C3%BCdamerika-20-chile-argentinien-ohne-flei%C3%9F-kein-eis/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/04/26/s%C3%BCdamerika-20-chile-argentinien-ohne-flei%C3%9F-kein-eis/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on May 08, 2015, 12:48:29 PM
G´day mates!

We have actually planned to celebrate Bea´s birthday with a relaxed BBQ and a cold beer, but things sometimes turn out very differently than planned…

But our new travel report “A different birthday surprise” is not just about Bea´s great day, we also visiting the National Park `Los Alerces´, which not just surprised us with its stunning untouched nature but also with forest fires & storm and rain.

Furthermore we are looking forward to another meet up with old and new travel friends.

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/05/05/s%C3%BCdamerika-21-argentinien-geburtstags%C3%BCberraschung-mal-anders/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/05/05/s%C3%BCdamerika-21-argentinien-geburtstags%C3%BCberraschung-mal-anders/)
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We have some news and updates in our category „Equipment“, too:

Almost four years of travelling around the world on our motorcycles have also left some marks on our camping equipment.

What has proven successful?
What did we sort out?
Do we have a “must-have”, that we would never wanna miss again in our daily camping life?

In our completely redesigned category “Equipment -> Camping” you will find answers to all this questions and many more:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on May 09, 2015, 12:27:52 PM
As always a very informative post.I always like looking at equipment lists,tents,cameras etc. to see how I can improve mine. O0
Keep up the road reports and other observations along the way. ++
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on May 19, 2015, 03:30:59 PM
Thank you Steppenwolf!  O0

Of course it´s quite individual what equipment you use on a motorcycle trip, but we still love looking at other peoples stuff to find out if they have some better ideas than we have to improve our own equipment.  ::)
 
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on May 19, 2015, 03:33:54 PM
G´day mates!

From the relaxed motorcycle traveler’s paradise „La Posta“ in Azul we are heading into the urban jungle of Buenos Aries, which is welcoming us with 13 million citizens, a ten-lane motorway and a proper traffic chaos!

Luckily the motorcycle community in Argentina is fantastic and so we have a warm welcome and a place to stay at a motorcycle enthusiastic local couple´s place.

After a couple of days of marathon sightseeing in Argentina’s capital it´s time for new adventures and so we set off for Uruguay and have been rewarded with a stunning sunset at the shore of Rio Uruguay.

Click here for our new travel report “The urban jungle is calling!”:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/05/18/s%C3%BCdamerika-22-argentinien-uruguay-der-gro%C3%9Fstadtdschungel-ruft/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/05/18/s%C3%BCdamerika-22-argentinien-uruguay-der-gro%C3%9Fstadtdschungel-ruft/)
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Enjoy!

At the beginning of our trip we thought we just have important and useful equipment with us, but that doesn´t mean that our opinion had proven right over the time.

This is the reason why we have the category “Field reports” on our web page and today we added another long term equipment field report:

We have used the SENA SMH 10 Bluetooth Communication System almost daily for 26 month and now we give you a detailed report about the system, how it works, what it offers and if we´ve been satisfied with it!

Click here for the field report:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/erfahrungsberichte/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/erfahrungsberichte/)
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And if you don´t want to check our thread in this forum regularly for news, you can also subscribe to our newsletter and we´ll keep you updated. You will receive our newsletter emails every one to two weeks.

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter:
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Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on May 19, 2015, 10:04:44 PM
I have learned one thing from your videos is....I am not going camping in Australia :) TOO MANY FLIES!!!!
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on June 01, 2015, 03:57:26 PM
@Steppenwolf:
Yeah, that´s true. At least in the red center of Australia there are millions of flies! VERY annoying! :-)
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on June 01, 2015, 03:58:58 PM
G´day mates!

To be honest, we had no concrete idea about what is waiting for us in an exotic country like “Uruguay”.

But maybe that´s the reason why we have been surprised in such a positive way!
We camped on wonderful beaches and isolated lagoons, we strolled along cobbled alleys through historic colonial style towns and met unbelievable friendly and curious people.

But that´s by far not all this small country located on the South American Atlantic coast has to offer, in our new travel report “Different than expected!” you will find out more!

Click here for the report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/05/20/s%C3%BCdamerika-23-uruguay-anders-als-erwartet/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/05/20/s%C3%BCdamerika-23-uruguay-anders-als-erwartet/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut


But that´s not all!
We also have a new update in our category „Equipment“!

We are quite happy with our sleeping bags, but we found out that their comfort temperature of – 2 degree is not enough in colder seasons and in high altitude… what helped?

Click here for the answer:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/camping/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/camping/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on June 07, 2015, 07:46:53 PM
Nice..thank you for sharing.I always enjoy reading your trip reports.Always some where interesting :)
As long as you are on the road you are always welcome here:-_)
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on June 20, 2015, 11:30:56 AM
 O0 Steppenwolf!
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on June 20, 2015, 11:32:03 AM
G´day mates!

From now on the navigation in our category „Travel diary“ is even more easy, as you can now select your favorite travel report with just one click in an interactive Google Map!

Before we say goodbye to Uruguay we are visiting the capital Montevideo where we discover the historic old town by foot.

Helmut also has to do some major work on our trusted travel companions which takes quite a while. But at least now they are like new! :)

After a two week work stop near Montevideo the road is finally calling again and we are heading for Brazil.

Click here for our new travel report „Hasta la vista Uruguay!“ and our redesigned category “Travel diary”:
http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/)
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And as there are some questions we have been asked a lot we decided to publish a new category „FAQ“ – Frequently asked questions – on our blog to provide a detailed answer to this questions.

If you have further questions you want to have answered in our FAQ´s, please let us know!

Click here for our new category “FAQ”:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/06/08/faq/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/06/08/faq/)
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Enjoy!

Yours
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on June 20, 2015, 05:17:14 PM
Looks like I have to set aside some time to do some reading in the next day or even this evening.Looking forward to the map so I know where we are at:-)Thanks.
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on July 06, 2015, 02:50:10 PM
@Steppenwolf:
It's summer now in the US so you are probably out with your own bike a lot. But the good thing is, if you don't find the time to read our travel reports now, you have plenty to read for the cold and dark winter month! :)
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on July 06, 2015, 02:52:50 PM
G´day Mates!

Right in the beginning of our time in Brazil we were facing a couple of surprises, adventures and nightly odysseys.

We didn´t expect that Brazil isn´t welcoming us with sunny beaches, summer temperatures and delicious cocktails but with dull November weather, short days and rain.

Despite these ups and downs we are looking forward to discover more of Brazil, but for now we want share some of our previous Brazilian adventures with you in our current travel report “A “frosty” welcome!”:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/06/20/s%C3%BCdamerika-25-brasilien-ein-frostiger-empfang/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/06/20/s%C3%BCdamerika-25-brasilien-ein-frostiger-empfang/)
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Enjoy the reading!


New update in our category „Equipment“!

Our SMH 10 Headsets accompanied us on our trip for over three years, but not it´s time for them to retire… but how do we stay in contact in the future?

Click here to find out more:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/elektronik/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/elektronik/)
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We hope you can get some useful information!


And if you are looking for even more adventurous, wintry or typical Brazilian pictures, please feel free to visit our Facebook page “Time to ride” (https://www.facebook.com/TimetoRide.de (https://www.facebook.com/TimetoRide.de)), where we post new pictures every few days!

Cheers, currently from Foz do Iguaçu/Brazil,
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on July 09, 2015, 07:45:46 AM
A new adventure everyday.
I sit back and arm chair adventure with you.
You have some days where it looks like I wish I were to the days where I have gone..glad I'm not there ;D
Thanks for the stories and pictures,they inspire us to wanna ride more.
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on October 18, 2015, 03:03:14 PM
A new adventure everyday.
I sit back and arm chair adventure with you.
You have some days where it looks like I wish I were to the days where I have gone..glad I'm not there ;D
Thanks for the stories and pictures,they inspire us to wanna ride more.

Thank you so much Steppenwolf!

 O0
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on October 18, 2015, 03:05:40 PM
Hi all together!

We had a tough time over the last 3 month as we needed to ride our bikes about 10.000 km from Brazil to Columbia.
Therefore we had no time to update our posts here in the forum…

But that doesn´t mean that there is nothing new on our blog, quite the contrary, there is plenty of new stuff to explore!


The most important first: We´ve released A NEW VIDEO!

Join us on our way in the Argentinean Andes mountains up to nearly 5.000 meter where we have to battle with thin air, rough roads, strong winds an sand.

On our further way through Chile and Argentina we are following a track into the snow-capped mountains, where we have to face one of the greatest challenges of our previous journey that leads us to our physical and mental limits.
Will we be able to master this challenge as a team?

See for yourself and be part of our adventure America del Sur:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPIgSCpw8zI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPIgSCpw8zI)
~ English subtitles and HD video quality are available via the “settings” options ~


Furthermore we have released 5 new travel reports about our exciting and adventurous travel through Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia!

In the category “Travel diary South America” you will find an overview of all our new travel reports:
http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/s%C3%BCdamerika/)
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In our newest travel report „No man´s land“ we are crossing hundreds of kilometers of harsh, scorching savannah.
In this part the Trans-Chaco-Highway turned into a mogul slope with lots of sand passages and so we are very exhausted but happy as we returned back into civilization just a few kilometers after the Bolivian border.
 
But we don´t stay long as the Second Death Road, one of South Americas most dangerous roads is awaiting us. The track turns out to be a real challenge for us and our bikes.
 
On our further way north we are riding higher and higher into the Andes up until 4.100 m, where we got hit by the altitude sickness with strong headaches, shortness of breath and racing heart.
So it happens that we are going to try a proven Bolivian household remedy: chewing coca leaves!
 
Still not completely recovered but nevertheless full of anticipation we were riding to one of THE highlights of our travel through South America, the Salar de Uyuni, a giant salt lake in the middle of the Bolivian Altiplano.
 
Click here for more exciting and adventurous stories about our travel through Paraguay and Bolivia:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/10/17/s%C3%BCdamerika-30-paraguay-bolivien-niemandsland/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/10/17/s%C3%BCdamerika-30-paraguay-bolivien-niemandsland/)
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Furthermore we have updated our category „Field reports”!

We are using our gore-tex motorcycle clothing DANE LIMFJORD motorcycle jacked and BRØNDBY motorcycle trousers every day for more than 1 ½ years now and that not just while riding our bikes but also when we have to work on the bikes, when we sit on the camp fire, when we are on a short hike and sometimes even when we are sleeping.

How is our DANE motorcycle clothing dealing with this permanent use, which goes far beyond the standard use motorcycle clothing is actually made for?

We have tested the motorcycle clothing extensively and summarized the experiences and opinions we made in 1 ½ years of permanent use in our new field report.

Click here for our report:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/erfahrungsberichte/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/erfahrungsberichte/)
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And we also have three new questions we would like to answer you in our category Frequently Asked Questions „FAQ“!

# How do I create a blog and who is responsible for our web presence?

# Who is responsible for cutting and editing our videos and how does it work?

# Reporting from on the road – how does it work?

Click here for detailed information to all three questions:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/06/08/faq/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/06/08/faq/)
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But that´s still not all!
Our category „TRAVEL DIARY“ received a facelift, too!

From now on the category is structured even more clearly and you can select all travel reports via interactive Google Maps, sorted by continent.

Moreover you can select separate continents and our page will show you an overview over all our travel reports of the selected region.

We hope this improvement will make your browse through our travel reports even more easy and pleasant!

Click here for the newly designed category „TRAVEL DIARY“:
http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/ (http://www.timetoride.de/reisetagebuch/)
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As you can see, there´s plenty of new stuff to check out on our blog!

Enjoy!

Cheers, currently from windy and cold Bogota/Columbia,
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on October 30, 2015, 05:44:43 PM
G´day mates!

Some of the categories on our web page will get a new look in the next couple of weeks.

The category “About us” is the first one and is now providing even more insights into our lives before and during our travel!

Click here for the new edited category:
http://www.timetoride.de/%C3%BCber-uns/ (http://www.timetoride.de/%C3%BCber-uns/)
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And we also have a news update in our category „Electronic“:

Over 4 years of sand, dust and washboard have left it´s traces on our Nikon D5100 which we have in use since we started our trip. So now it was finally time to get the camera exchanged.

In our category “Electronic” you will find detailed information about our new camera:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/elektronik/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausr%C3%BCstung/elektronik/)
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Enjoy!

Yours,
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on November 23, 2015, 12:08:22 PM
G´day mates,

In our new travel report „Bolivia hard as nails” we are following the trails of the Spanish colonial masters, we explore a Bolivian witch-market and we are sitting in the first row, when real power ladies with flowing skirts and flying ponytails entering the ring to fight against each other.

Besides we have to battle with chaotic traffic, tired of life drivers and unwilling gas station attendants.

Click here for our new travel report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/11/23/s%C3%BCdamerika-31-bolivien-bolivien-knallhart/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/11/23/s%C3%BCdamerika-31-bolivien-bolivien-knallhart/)
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(http://bit.ly/1IaQGx7)

Enjoy!

Yours,
Bea & Helmut


But that´s not all, we have also update our “service categories”:


LET THERE BE LIGHT!

We have updated our category „Equipment“ -> „Camping“.

A couple of no-name-headlamps conked out during our travel already, so now we decided to buy a quality headlamp from Black Diamond.

If they keep what they promise?

We use our new headlamps for a couple of month now and if we are satisfied with them you will find out here:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausruestung/camping/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausruestung/camping/)
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NEW CATEGORY!

We have received many email requests from you regarding to the topic “SOFTWARE”:

- Can you recommend a good web page provider where everyone can set up his/her own web page in only a few easy steps?
- Which program do you use to create your videos and your animated travel route?
- What about photo editing?
- Are there any possibilities to send large amounts of data from abroad?

In our new category “Software” we will give you answers to this and many more questions!

Click here:
http://www.timetoride.de/ausruestung/software/ (http://www.timetoride.de/ausruestung/software/)
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We hope to provide some useful information for you!

Cheers, currently from Columbia,
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on November 25, 2015, 06:16:40 PM
Thank you so much for the update.I will try to catch up to your new report after the busy holidays here in the states.
Look forward to the report as they are always fun and informative at the same time.
 O0


Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on December 05, 2015, 11:31:30 AM
Thank you so much for the update.I will try to catch up to your new report after the busy holidays here in the states.
Look forward to the report as they are always fun and informative at the same time.
 O0

 O0
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on December 05, 2015, 11:32:44 AM
G´day mates!

Right in time for the first of Advent we are presenting all about OUR PERFECT TRAVEL MOTORDCYCLE in our category MOTORCYCKE MODIFICATIONS.

A relationship that can´t be any more intense.
Beside the inner values the external appearance counts as well and so Helmut took action himself and modified our bikes over and over again.

AND THE BEST:
As from the 1th of December instead of an chocolate-Advent calendar we will reveal a new “door” with exciting details regarding to our bike modifications every day:
www.timetoride.de/motorradumbau (http://www.timetoride.de/motorradumbau)
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(http://bit.ly/1ILoFN3)

We have opened 5 doors already, but there is plenty more to come!


BUT THAT´S NOT ALL!

From Bolivia we are heading for Peru, but on the border we encounter problems with picky border officials and unexpected problems already which had cost us a lot of “persuasiveness”.

After we managed this obstacle, southern Peru is awaiting us with several extraordinary experiences.

We are visiting the 3.800 m high Lake Titicaca, where we catch a boat to the unique “floating reed-islands”.

Furthermore Helmut is battling with the spare parts supply in Cusco, a city of 350.000 inhabitants, for days.

Eventually Helmut solved our motorcycle problems and it´s time for us to explore one of the highlight of Peru: We are going to visit the famous Inca-town Maccu Picchu. But we haven’t expected that even the ride there turned out to be a real adventure!

In our NEW TRAVEL REPORT “THE HERITAGE OF THE INCA” you will find out more:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/12/05/s%C3%BCdamerika-32-peru-s%C3%BCd-das-erbe-der-inka/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/12/05/s%C3%BCdamerika-32-peru-s%C3%BCd-das-erbe-der-inka/)
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PLUS: The ultimate Maccu Picchu-guide! All facts about arrival, costs & interesting facts about the legendary Inca-town!

We wish you a pleasant Advent!

Yours,
Bea & Helmut
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on December 26, 2015, 12:58:16 PM
„ROAD WAR!“

Ruthless drivers, breakneck driving maneuvers and many life-threatening situations determine the daily riding life on our way through Peru.

In our NEW TRAVEL REPORT we report about our daily battle on the Peruvian roads in detail! 

Click here for our new travel report:
http://www.timetoride.de/2015/12/22/s%C3%BCdamerika-33-zentral-peru-der-stra%C3%9Fenkrieg/ (http://www.timetoride.de/2015/12/22/s%C3%BCdamerika-33-zentral-peru-der-stra%C3%9Fenkrieg/)
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We will continue revealing new doors in our MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY-ADVENT CALENDAR even AFTER the 24th of December as we have plenty more modifications that changed our trusted companions into OUR PERFECT TRAVEL MOTORCYCLE to share with you:
www.timetoride.de/motorradumbau/dicke-rosi (http://www.timetoride.de/motorradumbau/dicke-rosi)
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It was long overdue, our new category „TIERES EXTREME – THE GREAT 100.000 KM TEST”!

The adventure bike´s “black soul”.
We have tested them and took a close look at the tires of the last 100.000 km of our journey to find out the strengths and weaknesses of different dual-sports tires:
www.timetoride.de/ausruestung/erfahrungsberichte/reifen-extrem-der-langzeittest (http://www.timetoride.de/ausruestung/erfahrungsberichte/reifen-extrem-der-langzeittest)
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“The gift of Christmas is the insight, that while we are searching the great and extraordinary, we will find our happiness in the inconspicuous and small.”

A Happy Christmas to our family, friends and all the fantastic people out there who are accompanying us on the adventure of our lifetime!

Your enthusiasm, your support, your encouraging words and your joy make our journey what it is.

Therefore we want to say THANK YOU!

Thank you for 4 ½ years and over 110.000 km full of adventures and freedom, but also full of borderline experiences and difficult moments, which we had to master as a team.

We are looking forward to many more kilometers on the road and many more adventures we will experience together with you in 2016!

And one thing is for sure, there are still plenty of exciting things out there to discover and as we´ve never been friends of fixed plans and set routes, we´ve just recently decided to change our travel plans for the next year and, instead of following the beaten track, we are heading for new shores…
You may be curious! :-)

Kind Christmas greetings from Columbia,
Bea & Helle

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Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: Steppenwolf on December 31, 2015, 07:21:41 PM
As always some great travels.Haven;t finished yet with the holidays here.Might order one of the pull overs,time to ride.
Wait till after the new year.You may have already had it where ever you are ;D
Thanks for passing your journeys along we appreciate them.
Happy new year and safe travels.
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 16, 2016, 05:09:33 PM
@Steppenwolf:
Thank you very much!  O0
We wish you a great start into the upcoming motorcycle season! Maybe we even see you on the road as we are currently heading up north into the U.S. within the next couple of month!
Cheers,
Bea & Helle
Title: Re: RTW on over 20 years old bikes!
Post by: TimetoRide on March 16, 2016, 05:10:37 PM
Hi together!

Over the last two month it has been pretty quiet about us, but we haven´t been been just sitting back doing nothing. Quite the contrary!

We and our motorcycles braved a stormy sailing trip with a historic two-master sailing boat from 1903 which brought us and our trusted travel companions over the rough Caribbean sea until Cuba.

When we finally arrived at Cuba after this exciting and adventurous crossing, we became the unique chance to unload our bikes from the ship and explore Cuba on our own bikes!

We went on an unbelievable time-travel back into another century and so it also was with the internet availability which is very limited and very expensive in Cuba.

So it happened, that it has been pretty quiet about us during the last time. But we can reassure you. We are fine, we are still on the road and above all: In the near future we have plenty of exciting news, pictures and stories for you!

And if you want to have a first impression about our unique time in Cuba, check out our Facebook page where we have posted a couple of spectacular pictures about our motorcycle journey through Cuba already:
www.facebook.com/TimetoRide.de (http://www.facebook.com/TimetoRide.de)

Enjoy!

Yours,
Bea & Helle

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Finally we have a NEW TRAVEL REPORT for you!

In our new travel report „EL PADRÓN DE COLOMBIA“ we are wandering along the tracks of the legendary drug lord Pablo Escobar, who covered his home country with death and terror for decades.

Furthermore we are visiting a gigantic salt cathedra, hiding about 200 m below the surface and we are exploring the historic old town of Bogota with its gold museum, countless pomp-palaces and heavily armed security forces.

Click here for our new travel report:
www.timetoride.de/2016/03/16/s%C3%BCdamerika-36-kolumbien-el-padr%C3%B3n-de-colombia (http://www.timetoride.de/2016/03/16/s%C3%BCdamerika-36-kolumbien-el-padr%C3%B3n-de-colombia)
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We´ve been asked a lot about how much our motorcycle word trip costs, what budget we have and how it works that we are on the road for so long now.

There is no simple answer to this questions, as it depends on your own way of travel and the visited countries, but yet we try to give you a rough idea about this essential question in our FAQ´s:

# 10 What average monthly budget is needed on a motorcycle world trip?
http://www.timetoride.de/faq/#Reisebudget (http://www.timetoride.de/faq/#Reisebudget)
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