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mxtvrewbjgzwl3mo
Let's assume you're an average weight man, it could huck around you and 40lbs fine. You'll feel it on a hill
xskbafxivmold3mo
Yes, practice but also time to read up how to do things correctly
cafnphlwmioyb3mo
But, it's a small bike. And a small old bike. Definitely going to need to account for that as large trucks are blowing by you
slxrga3mo
I'm 160lb
aworezfabemlq3mo
Keep in mind, you'll be spending a lot of time riding on the shoulder
lwikep3mo
yeah... specially mountain passes or smth I think I'd let people just go by
rrxyhldfjibwg3mo
Even a 80kph road...
qlfljcpdzpybf3mo
Flat
sssgtscxfzwok3mo
With no headwind
cfpjrj3mo
yep
kpfheu3mo
but look at it this way! I'll need to find the least ttransited roads!! isn't thatt beautiful xD
xwlfcn3mo
i think the key to this trip is to be able to have no deadline, go super minimal, low key, no hurry, it rains? stop, not feeling it? stop
mxpofk3mo
ah, it's so much an idea still
nvnxka3mo
are you on the road now?
pqhswowjucvut3mo
Naw, I've taken a break for a few years from ongoing moto travel, but am still location independent
ipdmazhid3mo
udnclpx I would say refurb it yourself, lots of youtube (just today watched someone starting a 1937 old motorcycle), but once it's done just do short trips as I would not trust to go on long trip (especially if it's far away from civilization) with something like this.
otcyvk3mo
jzrosnecaz yup, that'd the feedback I get ๐Ÿ˜• which was also the most motivating bit... my initial idea was to try Barcelona-Nordkapp
ekqpqw3mo
cus i'd be going through rather populated areas, good secondary roads without much traffic, etc
totwusktystvh3mo
Still, it's no fun. Imagine being stuck for days while you're trying to figure out how to get some part in, or determining what's wrong. I've had to crate up my bike and ship it before, because it broke down
kkeaxp3mo
but isn't that tthe point of the challenge with an old bike? x)
mvvqjr3mo
also, if I have managed to refurbish it myself (heh) I'll probably know how to fix it in the road, can bring some spare pieces for the most "obvious ones" no? I just want to think that it's so simple that there's very little that can break up
ylhwfx3mo
(i guess i'm a complete idiot, also)
kezzuyroeuxgm3mo
True, like I said... just know what you're getting into
pnqwftiyjzlys3mo
Take it a step at a time. First step Get it running, and quickly. Second, ride it around town and keep working on it smartly. Then, you're better prepared for a trip,
xmzqejthjobsl3mo
Want to know how a freshly built bike can fare? Ask xuhixdacwsr ๐Ÿ˜„
dgtogd3mo
yeah, step by step ๐Ÿ˜› it's really just an idea i've done a couple of research steps so far, so let's pretend we didnt have this convo
szpjdzfglpckq3mo
what conversation?
oevwbgjfbcsmz3mo
๐Ÿ˜‰
aryeqj3mo
lalalalal
clnkmgcudm3mo
My 200km new bike broke down at 1.5k kms. Faulty engine, repairing under warranty.
xcqzkv3mo
ouch
hizsgk3mo
come on, that's just bad luck. Hope it didn't cause you any trouble beyond that!
ziwbozqehe3mo
Well had to change my travel plan a bit, but I'm just happy I don't have to pay for that.
grsmltowz3mo
Yeah, personally after dropping my bike in the woods and it not starting again my thought was "well I guess time for a good exercise pushing it 30km back home". It seems like not a big deal your bike stoping to work because hey you are near civilization, but from personal experience my mind usually responds with "Oh fuck no, I don't have time or patience to deal with this shit, I just want to ride" ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
fpypgrfidz3mo
Lucky for me it was still running, but had horrible clicky sound at low RPM.
tkncgjzofu3mo
So I uncomfortably drove it to the dealership
piscdf3mo
well, i meant it didnt lead to any injuries or anything, couple of years back I was driving Mike (a 97' Nissan Micra) and was doing 120 on a polish highway when the waterpump literally blew up killing the engine, thankfully there wasn't much traffic and I managed to veer off to the right safe lane
yiqhxn3mo
it could've been bad if there had been more traffic >.<
cicvmy3mo
so you never know
zaxvla3mo
waiting 2h for the tow truck doesn't matter when you are alive xD
pmlsthkhv3mo
I would say that even when you are at home and notice the brake light not working during 90 second pre-ride check is just as annoying, and you still at home with all the conveniences
eetkvbwqmbtee2mo
Holy crap, I found a complete used cylinder head on eBay for my moto that isn't insanely priced...
smyifqgwjppwv2mo
Also... Look at this beauty! All $2000 of it. I love the black on black
cioracqhgstda2mo
Would love to mod it to be a bit raised up with big tires and longer travel... More like this guy:
rqrliuzlvnzhr2mo
Is that your fivver cut video?
owvcpzide2mo
Nice video krlnavskxpqwofzg Like that you also included "crashed while not moving" bike clip ๐Ÿ˜‰
qectnqshsphorpq2mo
Yes it is
xxwydgyrbbppz2mo
Nice, you got lots of good shots, they did a good job ๐Ÿ˜„
agwytxemyt2mo
Nice!
vdroyzovpo2mo
I need to install some GoPros
upbqlklfml2mo
Sadly my bike is still being repaired
xlehjjniyx2mo
Such hassle gettings things done in Panama
saaiwzqeifpkj2mo
I won the eBay listing for the used complete heads, from a bike with about 11k miles. Now... They just need to arrive here (from the UK)
scvlrwoteykso2mo
I'll swap them in whole, first. If the bike runs fine, then I'll worry about doing a guts swap to make the EIN match
fnftepxzjd2mo
I think I could have fixed mine by now, including getting all the parts
dfidxxybue2mo
Dealership in David stopped responding to messages more than 1 month ago. I now do all the talking via Panama City dealership who then talks to the guy in David.
laeaeedbsj2mo
Can't make this shit up.
auyqccrbucrlp2mo
๐Ÿ˜›
kdvmrcxgojtel2mo
Some moto shops have shit managers
obubcyurcbfym2mo
Hm.... I should prototype a custom bike travel box with the huge bike box I have here now. Wonder if I can bang that together before Tuesday
bmdkjsxwxrrov2mo
Changed my mind. No mountain biking this trip
bpckmyidh2mo
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
glpktezta2mo
That is the impersonation if you falling of the cliff, jk ๐Ÿ˜„
xknuxhchtdtvb2mo
hahaha
pgqktfhzfqxtu2mo
I do need to buy a better helmet ๐Ÿค”
xuionszvwsrzx2mo
Sigh, and lifebyspot.com|lifebyspot.com still doesn't cover my state of residency
uucmqkltdw1mo
Are there any nomad vanlifers here? I'm thinking about buying a van in Spain or America in a few months...
ksccdvusqnayf1mo
i will be by this summer. it's been a pain in the ass but it's almost over. i start shopping in late march.
yjcrgf1mo
slhrgvhcqj I might be blind but why is "roadtripping/driving" not a category? we cannot all have a van!
cyjfxybpiwtqn1mo
It is included in this channel, munnmyn
gwxfox1mo
yeah, I meant in the site ;D we will need to build RoadtripList to steal a niche ๐Ÿ˜‚
yskdttdqe1mo
mwdlhja I guess because almost everywhere has roads
fzudsprqb1mo
๐Ÿ˜€
pruvecxf1mo
What should I say, when the dear site assumes Iโ€™ve flown thousands of miles while Iโ€™ve sailed them ๐Ÿ˜„
wcjkakjj1mo
xrymaveenuz I think grjohdxgclgaewiawkjnz has been doing this (the considerate person I am, tagging people makes me cringe a little, but I hope this works and nobody is unhappy :)))
muugsg1mo
haha I meant for the profile, there's motorcycling f.e xD
mvjflxgz1mo
write it in your profile bio
gelhpltt1mo
fxbikvjdia for real, flying is so 2016, people move overland/sea so much ๐Ÿ˜„
ndjwee1mo
sweet!
yqpavdfovr1mo
I discovered there is even a Facebook group of vanlife digital nomads with 1500 members, so it's seems like a quite popular option for nomading (although probably 90% of those don't really have a van or are digital nomads) :sweat_smile:
Somehow I haven't found many mentions about vanlife here or in other nomad communities/blogs/etc. Are you hiding it to the public so the cool parkings don't get full of vans with laptops? ๐Ÿ˜œ
sumeafdkud1mo
I'm unhappy now because I don't know if bogdan has a blog, youtube or something to stalk his van stuck_out_tongue_winking_eyejoy
xqakrnispqdoe1mo
i think people who live in vans tend to identify more with the van life community than the DN community
szhwbwmaecva1mo
Oh wow, nice new channel! Strongly considering buying a van when my wife and I visit UK and Europe. ๐Ÿ˜„
tszwoipkykmdvlcdhixg1mo
Thank you cihzazyxq for tagging me :slightly_smiling_face:. vpoyoomlnni I don't have any blog yet but I have some pictures on my instagram account. Also oztcchokzygouspl plan to do the same. Maybe we organize a little gang :)
pcdvwituurjxvbj1mo
me- kinda ๐Ÿ™‚
cyguroccwmwdhum1mo
I'm doing two months in May/ June this year from London through the West Coast of France, NE coast of Spain to Santander, then through to Girona/ North Italy and then back to London. Happy to pick people along the way ๐Ÿ™‚
swjceurkqm1mo
fkzffdtrczgvyyixppyve Which is your Instagram?
izijuhtemy1mo
Yeah, vanlife is the future of nomading! :P
tfstcrqtugtlc1mo
we can organize our own RTR in europe next year. ๐Ÿ™‚
pdqulwqj1mo
Me. Have a van in US, but traveling around Europe right now. Any question you have U06L68W7L?
xnrovnufrs1mo
blpinmrkv do you live in the van in the US or just use it for short trips? I'm pretty sure I want a van for trips, not sure if I would like to live (and work) in it long-term.
Also, do you know any good guides/videos about working in a van or building a van that is "optimized" for laptop work?
wrwplprv1mo
naubqhcukbx I used to live in a van for several months. I have not done a lot of changing for the van, just threw out the seats, put a bed inside and attached a cabinet/desk on straps ๐Ÿ™‚ People always make a huge sense of van building (sometimes taking years to do a build before hitting the road) while that โ€œconversionโ€ could be done for 200$ and you could always make something better if you need. My van is 2006 Chevy Express 3500.
ncrzdexjfr1mo
wyydqpvdb yeah, I was thinking of this possiblity buying a big van and fill it with cheap house/camping stuff while I figure out what I want exactly for my vanlife. Thanks a lot for your input! ๐Ÿ‘
jkheqzmn1mo
My recommendation 1) Try camping in your current car if you have one. I camped in my Honda civic and realized that I don't need much, but van is more comfrtable 2) Don't buy a rig and do bunch of modification stuff to it just because others do 3) Figure out what exactly you need in your van. Take it step by step. Vanlife is about freedom, not about expensive kick ass gigs :) Oh, and 5! Damn, gas gas gas. I miss my Honda Civic gas milage, van eats gallons of gas in a flash))
psirzhkmptxvsfz1mo
I have a motorhome, so not a van that was converted. i lived/worked in it for 3 month and really enjoyed it in the Summer.
zdyuhpxhqbyohbc1mo
Happy to answer any questions ๐Ÿ™‚
psuqgklx28d
Does that sort of thing appeal to you? Itโ€™s almost like camping
tgeeavvdckvqd28d
I'd rather do it with a Toyota 4Runner, but yeah. Its appealing, especially with my mountain bike
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