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The Big Easy?

We’ve all dreamed of quitting our jobs and riding around the world but for many of us, it remains an elusive dream, continually dashed by mortgage payments, pension planning and the prospect of exorbitant college funds for the kids. I’ve decided to push all that to one side for a couple of years, hit the road and worry about it when I return. As I prepare for the longest journey of my life, I wonder whether an armchair traveller can become a true overlander…

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Dukes and the art of adventure maintenance

So I’m putting my faith in a BMW F 800 GS to realise a long-held goal of riding around the world in 2017. Wanting to know more about the bike I’ll be totally relying on for thousands of miles in all conditions, I recently completed an Adventure Maintenance course as part of preparing my bike for this forthcoming journey of a lifetime…

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