A couple of months after buying my first motorcycle I stumbled upon these two guys travelling the world on a motorcycle. Their names are Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and they are the two riders who did The Long Way Down and The Long Way Around
It was my first glimpse as to what adventure motorcycle riding is all about. After watching all the available episodes in Youtube about their motorcycle adventure I began to dream. That dream was to be on a motorcycle adventure, travelling, documenting and exploring my own country. But that dream was short lived, or was it? Reality check, I only have a few months of riding experience under my belt, I barely know anything about motorcycles or how it works and lastly I don’t have the financial capability to do it. But one thing was for sure, I want to do it.
That was four years ago.
I have come a long way… after 3 motorcycles, 2 trip rescheduling, a dozen or more so interviews, research, training and study. I truly feel that I’m close. Some say “Just do it”, you will never get to do it if you just plan and plan. While thats true, I beg to differ because all throughout those 4 years, I have met a lot of interesting people, learned new skills I thought that I could never have and more importantly gained a new way of looking at life.
Seeing Ewan and Charley ride was the start of the journey for me, that spark that they ignited is now becoming a full blown flame.