Where’s My Battery? And The Final Solution.

Sucre Bolivia Panorama. On Monday, Batteryweb.com had promised Jonathan they’d get the battery to DHL that evening. On Tuesday October 24, 2006 they told Jon the battery didn’t make it. But no worries. It would go out that day. Both he and I made several attempts over email and telephone to secure a tracking number. […]

PodCast – Bolivian Dinner Conversations

Check out the latest PodCast from WorldRider. This edition features an interview with a lovely local college student in Sucre and comments from my favorite restaurant in Sucre, El Chaqueno. If you don’t speak or understand Spanish, just skip along to the second half. This PodCast weighs in at less then fifteen minutes. Listen to […]

Doc Rides Again!

I had forgotten just how high my F650GS Dakar (Doc) sits, especially sans luggage. Dhery held the garage door open while the butterflies in my stomach metamorphosed into fear and doubt, I inched doc on my “tip toes” closer to the cobbled stone street. Already warmed up Doc started on command when I pushed the […]

El Mercado y La Plaza Principal – Sucre!

(l) Overlooking the courtyard of Catedral de Virgen de Guadalupe in Sucre, Bolivia With time to kill I set out to explore Sucre. Staying in immaculately clean accommodations, the Colonial Real Hotel is is just 4 blocks from the Plaza Principal and the heart of Sucre’s bustling but tranquil government and business district. This central […]

Meeting Doc – The Video PodCast.

Yeah. Yeah. I know. The last PodCast was a bit long winded. But it had been a long time and there was much to say. But you’ll like this movie – guaranteed. As such I suggest no fears, I’m on a mission to produce more content instead of long content. This is the start! Sucre […]

Searching In Sweet Sucre For Energy

After my nap we went shopping for a new battery for my bike. After nine months of non-operation I was sure the battery was dead. But this task turned out to be more than a challenge than I expected. Motorcycle travelers in South America told me there’d be no problem finding a battery. In fact […]

You Can Always Go Back.

There’s so much to write about. So little time. But this too will change. Meanwhile, I invite you to listen and/or download my latest PodCast. In this episode I discuss the preparations, updates and the plan to return to my journey. Please tune in and post a comment here on the blog. The photos, writing […]

WorldRider – Travels From The Sickbed.

It took a broken leg and a medivac return to the United States to get the first WorldRider PodCast up and published. Want to know why it took so long? You’ll have to download it and listen. Truthfully, this is really a non-official first PodCast here on WorldRider. I did this very quickly from my […]

From Admitting To Surgery In Four Easy Screws.

Glorious ocean view private room and the sunset taken from my hospital bed. Hoag Hospital sits on the bluffs in Newport Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In the north end of this Southern California playground that has captured the country’s attention through the silly TV program “The O.C.”, the hospital is the tallest structure around. […]

Goodbye Bolivia (for now) Three Flights Back To Los Angeles.

When I woke up from the anesthesia I was back in my hospital room with my roommates. A crowd of visitors had gathered by the elderly man in the corner diagonally from me. Last night my moans of pain didn’t bother him as he muttered and spoke in his sleep. But he didn’t speak Spanish. […]