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About Us/Trip Info


Just imagine you would have to wait five years for Christmas. That is what we had to do. Five years ago myself (Heinz) and my wife (Felicitas or Feli) decided to take off one year from work and do a motorcycle trip through the Americas. Inspiration came from other motorcycle travelers that shared their stories. A great way to find inspiration is to go to a “Horizons Unlimited” travel meeting.

We are both fortunate to have a job where we did apply for self funded leave, which means to work four years for reduced wages to set aside money to be paid out in the fifth year. So when we are coming back we still have a job to go back to.

“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

So how wonderful will it be to spend one year with the person you love most? We will find out – it will be the ultimate relationship test.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I am riding a motorcycle since I was 18 years old and always enjoyed it. It is such a beautiful way of travel. Feli took the plunge to aquire her motorcycle license five years ago. And she is loving it now. We are hoping to have a great adventure and meet lots of new people and experience new cultures.

“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.” ― Mitch Albom

So what is the plan? We will leave home in Ontario early May 2015 on our two BMW adventure bikes and travel through the Northern States of the U.S, then travel North to Yukon/Alaska, then down the West Coast through the U.S, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile to the most southern City of Ushuaia (the capital of Tierra del Fuego). From there we drift North again to visit Argentina, Uruguay and maybe Brazil and Paraguay. Most likely we will fly back to Florida from Buenos Aires and finish our trip up the East Coast back to Ontario.Route through the Americas

But we will not be slaves to a specific route. It may change all the time. We will take it day by day.


8 thoughts on “About Us/Trip Info

  1. Martina Giesen-Stein

    Ich wünsche Euch beiden (teils unbekannterweise) das schönste Jahr Eures Lebens. Mein größter Wunsch wäre genau das, was ihr gerade verwirklicht…..nur…..per Fahrrad …. durch Europa.

    Good luck


  2. Michael Henk

    Hallo Heinz und Felicitas!
    Verdammt lang her, und ich freue mich zu sehen, dass es Euch gut geht und Ihr krasse Pläne habt! Wünsch Euch alles alles Gute auf der Reise, genießt es!
    Viele Grüße aus Rheinbach!

    P.S. wollte was spenden, geht aber anscheinend nur aus Kanada und USA. Habt Ihr eine andere Möglichkeit? Eure Kontodaten und ich überweise es an Euch?

  3. Martin Genn

    Hai biker & bik(e)ini,

    past auf den schotter auf und nie schneller fahren als der schutzengel fliegen kann, werde euch gespannt verfolgenn. immer eine handbreit wasser unterm kiel und pura vida wünscht der

    denn nur was richtig sauber ist kann richtig glänzen!

    Smile everyday, keeps the doctor away!

  4. Gina Farrugia

    Hi you two! Just got off a Skype visit with Penelope – looks like everyone had a fantastic visit – love the photos – got you on my RSS reader so I’ll be keeping up with your adventure. Wishing you fun, adventure and safe days on the road!

  5. Peter Lauenstein

    Hallo Biker,
    Auwi (Ontario) hat mich auf euch aufmerksam gemacht. Ich habe auch schon viele km auf meiner BMW quer durch Europa gemacht. Doch euer Trip ist mein Traum seit “hundert” Jahren. Ich wünsche euch viele guten Eindrücke, Gesundheit und das eurer Moped durchhält.

    1. winterscheidth Post author

      Vielen Dank fuer dein Interesse und guten Wuensche. Die Motorraeder halten bis jetzt gut durch und ich hoffe es bleibt dabei.
      Cheers, Heinz

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