A blown tire, unsatisfactory paperwork, and a corrupt military checkpoint spell trouble in the Argentine outback.
300 Litres of Gasoline
Two-Up Across The Amazon
You know you are on an adventure when there’s good reason to worry about poison darts flying out of the jungle. Join Roy and John Wellburn as father and son bond on their journey into the Amazon basin.
On November 22, 2003, I left my hometown of Williams Lake, British Columbia, with no more than a desire to get away from the winter cold and see and do as much as possible along the way. For six months I rode through the United States, down the Baja Peninsula, over to mainland Mexico and all the way through Central America. I found a sailboat to take me and my bike around the Darien Gap to Colombia in the middle of hurricane season and wandered in and out of the mighty Andes through South America to Mendoza, Argentina.
"Chasing Dakar" Dakar Rally 2009
"The Great State of Exhaustion" Dakar Rally 2012
I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the Dakar rally once again in Argentina. This time I did the mission in on my dirt bike to the dunes of Nihuil outside of San Rafael, Argentina. It was a scorching hot day in the desert and the riders/driver were feeling it!!! Heres an article I wrote for my friends at Canadian Biker on the madness!!