Resources

Naomi Tweddle and Alberto Lara from Salt Spring Island, BC compiled a useful and comprehensive blog during their adventure trip to South America in 2010/11.  Their blog entitled Takng the Road South can be found here: http://nomi-beto-adventures.blogspot.ca/

Adrienne Denham of Vancouver, BC rode solo on a Suzuki DR650 down the length of South America, also in 2010/11.  Her captivating blog on her travels is located here:  http://highheelsandmotorbikes.wordpress.com/

The Adventure Rider website provides forums for enthusiasts with information on trip planning, great rides, bikes, gear and maintenance tips – see: http://www.advrider.com/  The “GSpot” is the forum specific to the BMW GS series of motorcycles.

The Adventure Rider forum providing ride reports for Latin America is here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371466

Drive the Americas is another good online reference site for travel by vehicle: http://www.drivetheamericas.com/central-america

The following link is to a very good but somewhat lengthy article containing trip planning tips including information on logistics, border procedures, health, safety and security precautions in Central America.  It was written in the mid-2000s by Jeff Munn who rode from the US to Panama. Central America Trip Planning Tips

Mark Lewis has provided a variety of useful technical information including maintenance schedules, specifications, recommended after-market parts, etc. relating to the BMW R1200 GS at his R1200GS.Info website located here: http://www.r1200gs.info/

Helge Pedersen’s Seattle-based GlobeRiders adventure touring company specializes in small-group, long-duration motorcycle journeys to areas of the world neither easily accessible nor commonly visited by most – see: http://www.globeriders.com/index.shtml