Category Archives: USA

USA Customs

Our bike has now been with customs for 12 days and still hasn’t been cleared to depart American soil.  It’s now Saturday morning and we fly to Reykjavik on Monday!

You can now see why John does all the talking on the video’s when in English.

Our new life begins

After 8 hectic months of running motorcycle tours, selling motorcycles & vehicles, and our apartment in Santiago, etc, etc, we’re finally back in the USA where we left our personal motorcycle.  Not for long though!

Since arriving, we’ve crated our motorcycle and delivered it to Icelandair Cargo who will clear it from US customs and fly it to Iceland.

On May 26th we depart Boston for Reykjavik  (Iceland) and from there, a whole new adventure begins.

By the way, thanks to all of those who sent us messages of encouragement for our new life on the road.

John & Gaby

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Después de 8 meses bien agitados , terminando con los tours de la temporada, vendiendo todas las motos, vehículos y nuestro departamento en Santiago, finalmente regresamos a USA para reunirnos con nuestra moto .

Desde que llegamos nos dedicamos a embalar la moto para mandarla a Islandia via Icelandair Cargo.

El 26 de Mayo volamos de Boston a Reykjavik  (Capital de Iceland) donde daremos inicio a nueva aventura .

Aprovechamos agradecer a todos aquellos que nos dejaron un mensaje  de buenos deseos en esta nueva etapa en nuestras vidas

John & Gaby

Bike Without Borders – Blog Video 42 (L) from SAMt & Bike Without Borders on Vimeo.

 

MONTANA COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS

 

We´ve now been in the USA for 7 weeks and so far I love Montana the most. It´s not just the mountains , landscape and national parks but mostly the people and the culture of the place. Country people, country music, full of cowboys and cowgirls.

I thought, what would be the best way to describe these people? Maybe it´s by the 10 principles they live by –

 

  1. Live each day with courage
  2. Take pride in your work
  3. Always finish what you start
  4. Do what has to be done
  5. Be tough, but fair
  6. When you make a promise, keep it
  7. Ride for the Brand
  8. Talk less and say more
  9. Remember that some things aren’t for sale
  10. Know where to draw the line

We had the good fortune to stop for lunch in a small town in Montana called Augusta. While having lunch we heard some kind of party going on in the main street and the local waitress told us the rodeo was in town. We decided to stay and watch the parade , it wasn´t to long before the locals started approaching us asking about our trip and inviting us not just for a beer, but to stay with them and pitch our tent behind their cabin. That´s how we ended up spending the night with Francis and Jim and their very good friends – they even shared their food with us.  If that wasnt´ enough, they shared a fantastic breakfast with us which included the best bloody merry you´ve ever had.

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I must say, during all my travels I´ve been lucky and met good people. The people of Montana are certainly amongst the very best of them.

Thanks Montana (especially Jim and Francis) for this incredible experience

Gabriela