Panamerican rider, a Video Journey through South and Central America - panamericanrider

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The Adventure of a lifetime!
   On November 25,2016 we will arrive by flight into Santiago, Chile.  Once there, we will purchase 150cc Honda motorcycles (from our friend Juan at Pro Circuit), load them with our camping gear and film equipment and ride!  First, we will head to where the road ends at the bottom of the continent, then we will head north to our homes in Canada. After a short break at home (waiting for the Alaskan summer), we will continue to the highway's northern end, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.   On our previous trip our written blog was well received.  This time, with the amazing technology advancements in recent years,  action cameras and helmet cameras produce amazing quality video, and we plan to record all of the excitement, beauty (and dangers) of this great journey.   For those of you who prefer to read, we will once again have a written account of the adventure.

Honda XR150
All of us will be riding a Honda XR150 like above
Route we will take on the Panamerican Highway
Our 30,000+ Km route
What is the Panamerican Highway??

The Panamerican Highway is an undefined set of roads running from the bottom tip of South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Except for a rainforest break of approximately 100 km (60 mi), called the Darién Gap, the road links almost all of the mainland nations of the Americas in a connected highway system. According to Guinness World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world's longest "motorable road". However, because of the Darién Gap, it is not possible to cross between South America and Central America by road. 

Can people follow along?

Yes!   We will be producing a video blog of the trip, and will probably update it every 3-4 days (internet permiting).  We will also have a written blog.  You will be able to access both of those from this website. Since we will be doing this entire journey on a relatively tight budget, we also plan on tracking all of our expenses and sharing that information as well.  Our realistic expectation is to spend no more than $50 per day (not counting fuel).   Please also like us and follow along on Facebook.
    Along the way, we are excited to visit some of the amazing historical sites, including the likes of Machu Picchu and Tikal, to mention just a few.  Some of the places we will visit are frequented by tourists, but simply by the nature of our trip, we will often leave the beaten path.   Whenever possible we will camp, sometimes for free at a river's edge (when available).  From past experience, we know Chile is an absolutely wonderful country to visit, and I am sure many other countries will equally charm.  We hope our video will draw others to this amazing part of the world.

     We will begin posting our Youtube video blog, which will be available to follow, once the journey begins.   We will also produce a full length version at trip completion!   Think "Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown", but imagine it with Anthony riding the countryside camping off the back of a small motorcycle.  Also imagine Anthony visiting the historical sites instead of the emphasis on food.  Now that you have a picture in your head, remove "Anthony Bourdain" from that picture and replace it with 6 Canadian nobody's , including a chubby, middle-aged ginger who stands out like a sore thumb in Latin America (children often stare).  Of course, if we bump in to Anthony Bourdain on the road in some little village, we will try to get it on video.

The ruins at Tikal
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