This year has seen us kick off with an amazing ride in Australia, an announcement of an incredible riding adventure in Africa for 2017 – but more to the point a spectacular expedition into South America – which is happening right now. The South American expedition would not have been as cool and professional, if it wasn’t for the help and support of Triumph Motorcycles Chile – an incredible bunch of Triumph enthusiasts whose support and attention to detail has helped us get an awesome set of adventure rides off the ground.
With Billy (Biketruck) doing a pre trip recce to make sure things are as they should be – we were presented with two ultra cool Triumph 800 XCX’s – kitted out with Continental TKC 80′s (The best knobbly tires in the world – me thinks), a Garmin Zumo 660 (Which we use in Africa and Australia – the best of the bunch) and of course some superb Touratech waterproof roll bags – which have served us well now for nearly eight years – those bags last for sure.
The route of the expedition is pretty extensive – Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru – criss crossing the Andes, riding alongside volcanoes, the Pacific Ocean, Lake Titicaca – not to mention the historic Machu Picchu – this is serious travelling. And for those doubters who think organised tours are not the real thing – let me tell you, I’ve done enough of them now to know that you just cannot predict what will happen – they’re organised, but they’re still adventures – we’ve even had an earthquake on one – but that’s another story.
Please follow Billy Biketruck, myself and Triumph Motorcycles Chile on Facebook and Twitter – and keep an eye open for Instagram, to get a feel for the expedition, the adventure and the highs and the lows – because there will be both, for sure. Thanks again to Triumph and to Triumph Chile for all your hard work and support to make this adventure a reality – and finally, a great big thanks to all those who are joining the trip – you’ll have the adventure of a lifetime, and a few laughs and super culture thrown in.
All the best – Charley xx