Thursday, 5 March 2015


Finally, 122449 km after leaving Alaska 2 years and 10 months ago, three motos later, 85809 km done on Maya from Phoenix Arizona after the less than ideal start there all has been great since.

A huge thanks to everyone along the way who helped, were involved, gave us shit, joined our ride, read our blog and generally participated in this part of our lives, it has been very cool for us.

A special mention for special people would be a list as long as a toilet roll but some main names of Bevan and Claire from Phoenix helping with the sale of the 2 DR’s and the MAJOR assistance of helping get Maya sorted out after the dreaded deal with the honest lawyer, many other people along the way could well do a mention but you guys would fall asleep.

There are always turning points in your trip but for us this was nearly a turn around and go home point which we did not want.

Moving on down, way on down to the end and we are finally here amidst happiness of making it here and sadness knowing that in about 2 months we will be back home in New Zealand and back to work .

To finish off we did the usual celebration at the famed sign at the end of the road, having been mostly proper all the way and done everything by the book for the borders we decided not to do a stuffed muppet photo of “we were here”.

Having ridden out to the park with Andrea after 8.00pm so we didn’t have to pay we were rebelling against the system with the wind in our hair (well rain cos it was pissing down).

Making it almost to the end the sun came through shouting us a cool sunset for a few minutes.

Andrea on her DRZ 400 (from Becktastics motoventuring) behind me

IMG_6552 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Reaching the famed sign it was time to think of something different and having a mad photographer at hand the ideas started flowing.

Naturally not being allowed to roll the bikes through the bollards to take photos we obeyed the rules like everyone does and ignored this being on our rebellious ending.

For sure we were not going to take this long to get down and not get to take our photo there!!!

Tonight was the stuffed muppet on top of the bottom of the world pic

IMG_6568 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The on top of the bottom of the world

IMG_6563 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

And the today is so hot despite the last snow shower look, I know I should have worn my helmet for safety .....

IMG_6574 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

After finishing the shoot we headed back 4 km to our home for the night to camp out in the park.

3/4 bottle wine between us we sat on the bank chewing the fat and watching sky TV evolve.

The following morning we woke to a stunning warm dry still day … thought we were still dreaming or had been beamed up to another planet but it was nice.

IMG_6578 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The buses full of gringosheep had not been past so we took the opportunity to get some more pics in the daylight.

Back to the sign we took photos with our Brazilian T shirt give to us by Remi who had been down to Ushuaia and up to Alaska, we said we would take the T shirt down and photograph it with us at the sign.

An honour to meet you Remi & Luisa and a pleasure to wear your shirt

IMG_6579 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Given it was so hot we had to take a layer of clothes off, Andrea didn’t notice that we accidentally took everything off…she could told us

So, stuffed muppet naked photo, dangerfreeks with no helmets

IMG_6584 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

And Ellen doing her witchypoo maneuver flying past the bike

IMG_6588 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Finally, the two bikes with our intrepid photographer with the famed moto sign, clearly we misunderstood thinking you were only not allowed to be there on a red moto, spanish is hard to understand.

IMG_6598 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

That my friends is what 2 years and 10 months travelling on a moto does to your head .....I am so looking forward to the next big one already

To follow, Ushuaia, NOT just Fin De Mundo turn around and go

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