New Adventure

Dear Friends,

If you’re reading this, then you already know… I’m pregnant planning a motorcycle journey! This fall I’ll be leaving New Hampshire, USA on my Kawasaki KLR650 and riding down to the southern most city in the world – Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego) Argentina. 

In a few short weeks, I’ll take a career break from a 3+ year tenure at Jetboil then immediately jump into Naults motorcycle shop to gain some last minute experience wrenching on bikes. Then it’s off to a few weddings and rock climbing with friends in San Francisco, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Missoula, and Denver before coming back to NH to put the final touches on the trip preparation. Finally in late October I’ll be hitting the road!

Once on the road, it will be a leisurely ride through the backroads of the USA, camping along the way. In precisely an undetermined amount of time I’ll make my way into Mexico and continue to slowly head south exploring the small towns along the way until late December when I meet up with my good friend Charles.

  • Charles and I were both members of Theta Xi Fraternity at the University of Colorado. He has a long history of motorcycle racing and is finishing up law school.

Charles and I will then head south with a meticulously vaguely planned route through Central America. We’ll then either fly or sail around the Darien Gap and continue the ride in Colombia where we’ll make our way down the west coast of South America.  Sometime in early April we’ll arrive at the southern tip of South America. Then it’s a quick 2000 mile windy ride up to Buenos Aires. We’ll either sell our bikes or pack them into a container and ship them back to the States before catching a plane home.

That’s about it… Pretty simply right? I’ll be using this blog to send out updates. If you’re interested in following along, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking here and receive an email each time a new post is published.

Here’s what the route looks like and here’s an interactive map where all of you can add points of interest.

Also, check out the FAQs page for more behind the scenes details on the trip.

It’s going to be a wild ride. I hope all of you will follow along as your support means so much to me.

-Ben

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6 thoughts on “New Adventure

  1. Paul Bennett

    Ben, All I can say is You got some big ones!

  2. Amberlynn Gifford

    I can’t wait to read the updates. Enjoy the journey! You rock.
    🙂

  3. Manu

    Ben,
    Good news!!
    Fanstatic, enoy the ride and i am going to follow your adventures in the Americas…
    All the best
    Manu

  4. Taka

    Hi Ben! Very nice to hear from you, and really glad to know you are facing great challenges after working hard at Jetboil. You must be using either Helios or GCS during the trip.

    As I did not email any of you at Jetboil, I have left Montbell by the end of Feburary to launch new business by myself, Across the Pacific Designs. Pleaes let everybody at Jetboil, Perry, Kevin, Lisa…, know I am doing fine and looking forward to seeing any of you in the near future.

    Good luck on your explore and leave no trace on your way!

    All the best,

    Takayori Otsuka

  5. Max

    Hey Benny,
    Great to hear from you. I probably didn’t mention to you, but I did a Massachusetts to British Columbia(then some more) bicycle trip so I can really understand how awesome yours will be.

    Having just traveled abroad in Thailand, Cambodia and India, I encourage to go slow, take the time to meet the people, get to know them, then make awesome pictures with them. If you’re shy about it, push yourself.

    You’ll have an incredible time. I can’t really help you out right now with anywhere to stay. Costa Rica is terrific. Peru is great, too. After, I’ll be coming to you for Mexico advice. Can’t wait to check in.

    Max

  6. Ryan

    hahahaha nice pic! have fun on your trip bro. make sure to leave some time when you get back for us to have some bbq ribs and beers before you head off on the big trip

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