The Tale of the Phoenix

The Phoenix, my Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle (2005).

2.5 Years of Overland Travel
3 Continents
27 Countries
100,000 km (62,000 miles)
1 Broken Frame

My first 2.5 years of travel were on this bike, now in Ireland patiently awaiting my return. One glance at the Phoenix is enough to see there are many stories of exotic places it has seen. Here is a glimpse into that story….












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The miles and years have left their mark on the Phoenix and she shows her age. Yet I have no doubt the Phoenix will rise again and we will one day ride off on a new adventure. The roads and trails of Africa, Scandinavia, Russia/Mongolia and New Zealand all have a seductive call and there are still unexplored lands in South America we long to ride through.

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