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Title: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: Bob_Roller on March 12, 2007, 09:49:39 PM
You might want to check out a new entry on R65 registry, a rider named Mick MacMillan has a post on his riding adventures in South America. Puts the rest of us into a different catagory, almost has a line on the movie of a year ago the Motorcycle Diaries.
Title: COOL!  His blog...
Post by: Rob Valdez 79 R65 on March 12, 2007, 10:18:34 PM
http://mickrtw.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention, Bob!


(yeah, I moved your thread.  NOTHING off-topic about this!)
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Rob Valdez 79 R65 on March 12, 2007, 10:24:07 PM
You should appreciate this one in particular, Bob and Semper:

Happy to be back on the ground after achieving what I imagine to be something of a record for an R65 BMW - 570mph, without even turning a wheel, in the hold of a Jumbo jet.
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on March 12, 2007, 10:37:52 PM
It's kind of amazing from a standpoint of the everyday mundane existence that the majority of us live, to just go out and experience things the rest of us can only dream of. A quote from the Discovery Channel : LIFE UNSCRIPTED!
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on March 12, 2007, 11:17:15 PM
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You should appreciate this one in particular, Bob and Semper:

Happy to be back on the ground after achieving what I imagine to be something of a record for an R65 BMW - 570mph, without even turning a wheel, in the hold of a Jumbo jet.
The only way my R65 would achieve 570 mph, would be to drop it out of the Space Shuttle while in orbit!
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on March 15, 2007, 09:05:28 AM
I sent Mick MacMillan an email yesterday, about our forum here, and it looks like he is our newest member, with the user name Mick.
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on March 15, 2007, 02:00:28 PM
I recieved 2 emails from Mick today, and he's not sure if he has anything of real interest to contribute to our site ! I assured him that I'm sure the membership would be interested, on how to go about a major trip, planning and the actual ride itself.
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on May 08, 2007, 05:21:18 PM
I received an email from Mick today, and his journey should bring him through Phoenix around the last week of May or the first week of June. Sadly my work schedule will most likely prevent me from meeting him, all I know about his ride after Phoenix, is that he's heading for California. So if anybody on the west coast can hook up with him, send him a PM. He will post his route when he gets closer to the US.
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: NC Steve on May 08, 2007, 06:54:36 PM
Bob, Mick's blog is a few weeks behind: can you bring us up to speed?

What a life!
sigh......
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on May 08, 2007, 07:03:17 PM
He's in Cartagena, Colombia, with a sick bike, looks like the bean can failed, he has the bean can, ignition control unit and a coil on order from Bob's BMW, this city is on the Caribbean Sea about 100 miles or so northeast of the Panama/Colombia border. He has his bike secured to the main mast of the Melody a sailing yacht. He sets sail for Panama tomorrow morning, for I believe the city of Colon, Panama where he hopes to meet up with  his ignition parts. I guess he didn't want to attempt crossing the Darien Gap with his R65.
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: MrRiden on May 09, 2007, 04:12:18 PM
Bob,
I've pm'd you my local contact info. Should Mick decide to roll this way my lumpy pull out couch with little privacy, along with my garage and collection of cast off tools are at his disposal. I can also offer free internet and non gourmet home cooked food but I do have a case of Scottish ale at the ready.
rich
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Bob_Roller on August 24, 2007, 04:39:31 PM
I don't know if anybody is following Mick's progress, but there is a new entry about his experience in New Zealand.
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: NC Steve on August 24, 2007, 07:23:51 PM
This is so not fair.    ;)

Having read Egan's "Leanings", I and II, just finished watching the "Long Way Round" special edition, then I'm reading about the just-completed "Long Way Down" trip earlier this month.  Plus there's that "Oasis of my Soul" cycledude who's living on the road now with a GS , a sidecar, and his dog. (link for those unfamiliar, http://www.theoasisofmysoul.com/)
Now, I'm hit with the "Adventures of Mick" again: dammit, I'd just about forgotten about Mick.

One good ScottColumbus slideshow, and I'm may just lose it.
What is a mere mortal to do???!!   ::)
Title: Re: R65 Registry
Post by: Rob Valdez 79 R65 on August 24, 2007, 09:39:21 PM
Off topic replies have been moved to [link=http://suraklyn.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1188009562]This Thread[/link]
Title: Re: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: Bob_Roller on November 07, 2007, 01:14:15 PM
There's another update on his trip through Australia, and currently in Malaysia.
Title: Re: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: Semper Gumby on November 13, 2007, 11:48:01 AM
Cooool!

Title: Re: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: Bob_Roller on March 31, 2008, 06:27:41 PM
Got an email today from Mick, he has updated his blog, with his travels through Nepal, Pakistan,India ,Iran and is currently in Turkey, slowly making his way west .

I checked his blog, and the latest update is from January this year, I was expecting a little more current update !

Thinks he'll be back home in 3-4 weeks, depending on the weather on the European continent.

He started this adventure in August '06, he will have spent 20 months 'on the road'.
Title: Re: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: Bob_Roller on April 26, 2008, 07:18:03 PM
Recieved an email today from Mick , he was on a ferry from Belguim to Scotland, he should be home sometime Sunday.

Can't wait to get home.

His blog should be updated in the next week or so with the final part of the trip, and his overall view of what he has accomplished.

No mention of any problems with the R65 since his ignition problem about a year ago.
Title: Re: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: SCJJR65 on April 27, 2008, 08:31:35 AM
Wow..... What I would give to be able to do what he's been doing over the past year and a half!   :P
Title: Re: Mick's Worldwide R65 Adventure
Post by: Bob_Roller on June 12, 2021, 08:53:38 AM
This is an old thread, but an interesting one, ran across it this morning at work .
I'm going to try and contact him and get him to complete the trip in his blog .