We are a couple who are motivated by a spirit for adventure, the feeling of liberation being away from it all and a love for the outdoors and the ocean. Unsatisfied with the daily grind we sold lots of our stuff, packed the rest in storage, rented our small flat out in the beautiful village of Tynemouth, and flew to Santiago, Chile to ride motorcycles North for 15.5k miles.
Inspired, probably naively, by 6 weeks riding around Indonesia on 90cc mopeds, we have decided to try to ride from Santiago, Chile to San Francisco on Honda XR150L's leaving in October 2015 and heading North for a year, sticking to the coast and surfing as much as possible.
This blog aims to be an honest and informative document of our preparation and journey. It will include photography, short films, reflections and stories from the road. We hope that we might even inspire or empower a few people to quit the rat-race and do something similar.
Tom Bing is a freelance photographer, designer and film maker. You can check out his portfolio site here. He hopes to continue to work commercially throughout the trip and will be working on some new personal photographic and film projects.
Tom Bing & Sally McGee