Hello, My wife and I are around 40, from Germany but we are living for a long time now in different countries - we lived and worked in Greece, Africa, and now for the last 6 years in Prague, Czech Republic. We are travelling 2up and so far we did some „shot“ bike trips, e.g. last year we made the full circle of Greece, 4.700km and all of New Zealand 13.000km, half way up through Thailand direction Chiand May. Our bike is a Africa Twin RD07 from 93, 100k km, somehow modified with what is needed for some good travelling (suspense, electric (rectifier),gasoline pump, seat, tires, AluCases, screen ...). We thought a long time about a RTW trip on a bike but we never did the final step… And now we did it, we quit our jobs and off we go. So far we did New Zealand and from there we wend to Bangkok up to North of Thailand, after we will go to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, to East Timor from there to Australia and around Australia (this order because of the rain seasons). Rest is not planned yet... If you like you can visit our blog at http://www.RTWbyBIKE.com. We are grateful for all contacts, tips and advices, routes, places to stay, camp and having fun, a beer, good stories and everything what is fun! Right now we did New Zealand and Half way up throught Thailand. We are now in Sukhothai and going direction Chiang Mai. C U on the road... Kerstin and Sascha SAFE RIDE EVERYBODY!!!