Submitted by Eduard | Wed, 07/03/2012 - 10:56

Yesterday I met Elvis. Yes .. Elvis. He is a police commander at Brazzaville who rides a BMW R1100 RT. The engine of his bike sounds glorious. Elvis is also the official mechanic of President of the Republic of Congo. He knows the boxer engine of the Bavarian brand very well.

Submitted by Eduard | Mon, 13/02/2012 - 11:47

The first days in Nigeria I was somewhat influenced by the comments on the security of this country. Normally it doesn't affect me much but I think affected me at this time. The presence of men armed with pistols and shotguns stressed me out. Nor I ate practically the first three days in the land. It was then when I fell down in a long offroad route. I ran into a sandbar that hid under some tough races. I was riding fast. I hit my back with something and the right pannier of my bike was squashed. In that accident I could have broken the bike and hurt me really.

Submitted by Eduard | Sat, 14/01/2012 - 22:00

Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal. Now in Mali. It's magical walk mile after mile the countries of this gigantic continent. The borders somehow determine the way of life of those who share the surface of the boundary lines. There are general features in each population. The dressing, eating, decorating their cars or tents, betrays each of its inhabitants. Some people evade the general parameters and others are trapped in the guidelines set by their culture. This happens in Europe, too. The big difference is that Africa does not deceive.

Submitted by Eduard | Wed, 28/12/2011 - 13:04

A trip of this nature requires careful tuning of the bike. BMW Ibericar Keldenich has undertaken making an exhaustive revision of the R1200 GS Adventure 2007 with 94,000 km.

The bike, as your mileage, required a change in clutch, already I still had the original set. Despite four years of intensive use by all types of terrain, the clutch was still in good health. 30,000 km I probably would have endured more smoothly. Further evidence that these machines are really hard if treated well.

Submitted by Eduard | Wed, 30/11/2011 - 01:19

For a very special trip across a singular continent, the bike had to dress for the occasion.

A few months ago I contacted Marc Buyreu, an artist in the field of airbrushing. I told him my interest in decorating the bike with a different design, created by our dear Quim. I asked for her cooperation. Marc didn't hesitate a moment, then said yes.

Submitted by Eduard | Sun, 06/11/2011 - 11:36

Simona and I had the opportunity to meet personally our Mototematicos friends. We spent a great moments with them and enjoyed the beautiful Madrid downtown.

During one of our walks, we came to the Plaza España. George, the director of Motematicos, drew his video camera and mic arsenal. While Ricky and I were walking, George was dedicated to capture our conversation that later joined Simona.

Submitted by Eduard | Sat, 05/11/2011 - 16:29

We can do whatever we want, no doubt. IMM organized a special event which was held last weekend in Son Servera, Mallorca. Some riders and travellers were invited to explain their trips, like Charly Sinewan, Fernando Retor, Fernando Prieto, Lluís Oromí, Txoni Galán, Jaume Roig Arbona and Ride To Roots.

During this first edition we enjoyed a selection of travel videos ceded by Exploramoto, which also took care of the live broadcast of the event through their online channel.

Submitted by Eduard | Sat, 08/10/2011 - 15:40

On Thursday, Simona and I traveled to Madrid to meet in person Ricky Godoy, his wife Pilar and the rest of "Mototemáticos" Chilean team, the flagship program on the planet dedicated to motorbikes and people.

All of them came from Santiago de Chile and we got in Terminal 4 of Barajas airport. There, in a few seconds, we started hugging traffic, t-shirts, sweaters, "fuet", sausages and "sobrassada" without fear of arrest. That was the beginning of very exciting and intense two days.

Submitted by Eduard | Sun, 18/09/2011 - 10:42

Last weekend we were in the BMWRiders in Formigal, the largest BMW official event in Spain.

Ride To Roots had the opportunity to share space in the tent of our partner Moterus. From this modest space we could represent a great organization like Riders for Health with the intention to publicize their activities and raise funds for them. The affluence of people in the tents was not much, but occasionally we will have the opportunity to bring someone Riders for Health projects and Ride To Roots.

Submitted by Eduard | Wed, 14/09/2011 - 16:12

Redverz Gear invented the absolute comfort for any motorcycle traveler with the Tenere Expedition Tent.

No other tent out there offers the advantages of the tent designed by Kevin Muggleton, founder of this company.

Redverz Gear is a family owned based in Denver, with extensive experience in motorcycle and 4x4 trips around the globe, allowing them to develop a tent with a simple design (three poles), enough height to stand up and change gear and a bay for sheltering the motorbike.

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