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 is a fantastic colonial South American city. I can honestly say that it is the most tranquil and easy going city I’ve been in South America. Today I spent a good part of the day roving the market, trekking through the streets and sitting in the Plaza simply watching people and taking pictures. I’ll share more of this in my next post.

For now, check out my quick ten minute movie:

Click The Photo To View A Short Movie of Waking Up Doc After Nine Months.

– please be patient; it is higher quality and takes some time to download/play-

– and you will need QuickTime 7 to play this H.264 video file; the latest iTunes works too –

Tomorrow will be one more day in the search for the long lost battery. Doc does want to make more than just a candid appearance on this second leg. So a battery – and preferably and OEM match – is an order.

If you have problems watching the streamed movie you can download a smaller version here.

The iTunes PodCast / VideoCast Link is here. Though this is a streaming file. Go to iTunes Music Store and search for “worldrider” and Subscribe to the PodCast. You can then watch this movie in iTunes or on your iPod.


8 replies
  1. rabk07
    rabk07 says:

    ..and so the journey begins again… seems like yesterday to me.. I’m sure it must seems like quite a bit longer to you… i’m so glad your back healthy and ready to get back at it… good luck and no accidents for the rest of the trip now..

  2. Jonathan Karl
    Jonathan Karl says:

    Help may be on the way. David at is sending a new battery your way. If DHL can find you in Bolivia, you’ll have a battery by the end of the week. But there’s a catch: the battery must be shipped dry; so you’ll need to fill it and give it a full charge before you can load it on Doc. I hope this works … Meanwhile, you’ve got some time to really get to know Sucre, Bolivia.
    P.S. I couldn’t get the larger version of your podcast to work, but it worked fine using the smaller, quick-time version.

  3. A.T.
    A.T. says:

    Same here. The larger version of the movie didn’t work, only the small version. Enjoyed the video though. Good job.
    I could have told you that. A dried-up battery is unrecoverable. Once the plates get sulphated, they short-out and they will never put out enough amps to do much.
    Allan, while you are waiting of the battery to arrive from the US, here is a tip that will get you riding around town at least. (I have done it and it works in case of necessity.) Just strap a regular 12 volt car battery to the back end of the seat and route the cables under the seat and connect them to the bike’s terminals. This may look funky, but it will let you start riding around in the bike to get the cobwebs off.
    Second tip: has a real tiny solid state battery charger, the CX-10 ChargeX (it’s about the size of a pack of gum) that is great to have along on tours like this. I had one connected to a bike battery for over 12 months of non-use and the battery was as good as new. You would never have a dead battery again. Maybe they could send you one along with the new battery.

  4. WorldRider
    WorldRider says:

    Jon – You are a legend. Thanks for pulling this together for me. I hope DHL makes it to Sucre. And I hope nobody imposes a baggage embargo 😉
    A.T. – Yeah. I knew the battery would be dead, but the airlines wouldn’t let me carry a battery on board. Plus I heard that it would be easy to get a battery here. Jeremiah found a battery at the first store he went to in Brazil. Not the same in Bolivia. But Jon did find out there is a way to resurrect a battery such as mine that was fairly new. I’ll post the trick soon. But I like that charger. Damn. Anyone coming to South America I’d like to have them bring me one. These high altitudes and the cold in Potosi makes starts really tough. Plus, the headlight on the Dakar is always on and when cold and high altitude this is a huge drain on the battery and makes starting extremely tough.
    i think i fixed this. I found that a hardline carriage return got put in the URL previously and causes the 404 error.
    Glad to have all of you along for the ride. And try the movie streaming version and let me know if it works.
    thanks and stay tuned.

  5. Kim
    Kim says:

    Hey Allan!
    It has been ages! (Newport/Prism Graphic) Glad to see your still turning the world on its head. John A. gave me your website. It is amazing and fabulous. I haven’t had a chance to read all through it but, holy cow…
    We have an apartment in Budapest you can stay at, if you ever get to that part of the world.
    I look forward to following your journey.
    Take Care for now.
    Kim (Rice)


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