Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The Plan or is it a Dream

For many years I have wanted to ride in and around South America for six months or so. But that all changed when one of my biking buddies moved to British Columbia so I thought, may as well start there. As a result of telling some friends there are now three of us doing the trip. Terry Hartshorn and Dave Walker are the guys who decided to accompany me on this adventure.
 We bought three ex French Gendarmerie BMW R65GS bikes for the trip. Mine pictured here when I got it home.

We start our trip by leaving the UK on the 7th. May 2011. no doubt that April will be a last minute panic despite the organising for many months ahead.


  1. Brilliant!!! I'm sure you guys are going to have an amazing adventure. Spot on bikes to do the trip on too. I wish you every success. Have a beer on me when you make it to a bar with a perfect sunset view.
    Sam Manicom

  2. "Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things that you didn't do more than the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
    Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
    Explore, Dream, Discover. "

    Mark Twain.

    Go for it Bob, see you in Mexico. Keith

  3. Hello
    help me please, i,m looking for BMW R65GS ex Gendarmerie. I need contact to dealer


  4. Ivar,
    the man we got them from is on this website,
    hope this helps you

  5. What a dream trip, i saw your post on the R65 site please post some pictures there what part of the UK are you from ?

  6. Hi Bob, Keith Adams here!!!

    Last time I saw you was at a Nigel Bagge gig in Windsor. And really only dreaming about this trip.

    Wonderful you're living the dream :-)


  7. Bmw R 65 GS ex French Army “Blue Fuel Tank” ...
    Looking to buy and import to Italy - I accept it in any condition but with original chassis and engine - I check compliance frame and engine numbers at Historic Register Bmw Motorrad Monaco - I need all certification to purchase and import - Payment by wire tranfert - I appreciate any information.