ADV Interview: Simon and Lisa Thomas


I have posted about Simon and Lisa before but here is a great interview Touratech did as they are in the USA now….this couple from the UK are amazing and probably been on the road the longest out of anyone on two wheels…read their story…inspiring!

LINK to Original Interview

Sep 19, 2013

Tell us about you first motorcycle(s)…

Simon: I learned to ride in the town of Taunton back in the UK with a friend who owned a motorcycling school. I looked at a bunch of different bikes but the R1100GS just looked so formidable. It looked different to anything else out there and of course it’s a BMW. So my first bike was a BMW R1100GS in fact a little known truth…the only bikes I’ve ever owned are the R1100GS’s.  People think I’m joking when I tell them that although I’ve now been riding for over 15-years. When we left on this journey I had only two days of off-road riding experience and little to no real mechanical experience. Isn’t ignorance bliss?! Continue reading “ADV Interview: Simon and Lisa Thomas”

Suburbs to Sublime


I have been following this couple for years now and they are truly a couple of adventurers and pioneers! They are now riding two rebuilt BMW’s and are getting the recognition they deserve from the ADV world.  They both take awesome photos too!

With no problems whatsoever getting our bikes out of Indonesian customs in Belawan, we took a deep breath and decided to take to the road straight away.

The suburbs of Medan seem to go on for miles and it took us a little while to negotiate the smaller roads leading out of this bustling city. (Motorbikes are not allowed to use the toll roads). Continue reading “Suburbs to Sublime”

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