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Two friends ride their motorcycles to Argentina in this outrageously fun story of travel and adventure.
Two friends ride their motorcycles to Argentina in this outrageously fun story of travel and adventure.
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We met when mutual friends were astounded that two such similarly minded people existed who didn't already know one another. Two chicks who rode the same bike and shared the same dream...to ride to South America!

We went on a searingly hot summer excursion to Salvation Mountain, Bombay Beach and Joshua Tree National Park to see how we would travel together and completely hit it off. We both felt exactly the same way about travel. We wanted to eat at the small town diner, meander among strange art on the horizon and camp on the boulders at night. 

A year or so later, Becky moved into Andrea's room in San Diego to save money on rent and start preparing for the grand adventure.  Evenings were spent at MakerPlace machining parts and on weekends Andrea taught Becky how to clean carburetors and do valve checks. 

Andrea did a year long stint as a motorcycle mechanic's apprentice and was happy to pay it forward by teaching Becky how to work on her bike. 

Becky started video blogging the journey from Alaska, and when Andrea joined the adventure in San Diego, she quickly learned the editing software. Her creative input and help has aided the evolution of our story telling style. Our blog updates are short, fun off-the-cuff tellings of our experiences as we go. Our editing skills have improved as we've gone and we just upgraded our video cameras in Panama too! We are both really excited to take the best moments, along with stories that were too long for our 4 minute updates and edit them into a polished and concise final movie. 

Check out our interview with Global Women Who Ride to find out more about us and our adventure!

++++++++++WE REACHED OUR 10K GOAL! +++++++++

+++++++So we're adding a 12K FLEX GOAL!+++++++

If we reach our new goal, all DVDs will ship with a free SPANISH FOR ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLES QUICK GUIDE! This will be a small laminated booklet made to stuff into a tank bag and has Spanish/English translations for motorcycle parts and frequently needed questions and answers like: "How fast does your motorcycle go?",  "Can I camp here for free if I buy some tacos?" and "One more beer please!"

 UPDATE 7/12/2014 - NEW REWARD OPTION!

Becky will handcraft you a butterfly bracelet in the colors of your choosing!

HANDMADE FLOWER BRACELET We will handcraft a beautiful flower bracelet for you in the colors of your choosing! Includes a digital download of our final cut documentary and a thank you postcard!

RECYCLED SPANISH COMICS WALLET - Want a cool wallet made out of recycled materials and Spanish comics? Of course you do! Plus you get a digital download of our final cut and a handwritten postcard to say thanks! $30 ships anywhere in the world!

JULY 24TH - 103% FUNDED!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO WRITE A MILLION EXCLAMATION POINTS! Seriously though all the support and kind comments have been incredible. Reaching our goal means the Motoventuring Documentary is 100% happening! We still have a solid week to reach beyond our goal and that's awesome! Andrea's bike is in the shop undergoing some serious engine repair, so every extra bit really matters! Thank you so much to all our backers and everyone who liked, shared and flyered the town on our behalf! It feels amazing to reach our goal ahead of schedule and we very literally couldn't have done it without you! 7 days left, let's see where we can get! :)

BEADED FLOWER NECKLACE - -This colorful and complex beaded flower necklace was handmade! There's only one, so get it while you can! $55 ships anywhere in the world!

RECYCLED MOTORCYCLE PARTS DREAM CATCHER - We made this dream catcher with love out of an old clutch plate, stator wire and a few other motorcycle parts while working on Andrea's bike today! We're only making 5 of these so get them while you can!  Also comes with a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + POSTCARD!  $50 ships anywhere in the world!

Risks and challenges

We're well versed in the art of adventuring and while some unforeseen obstacles may slow us down, it would take a lot to stop us!

We revel in our ability to stretch a dollar. We're queens of camping and couch crashing. Our goal is enough to fulfill our rewards, get us to the bottom and do some cool stuff along the way, but anything above and beyond our goal is awesome. Having a little extra for the occasional splurge is good for morale. :)

While we really hope the DVD doesn't feature a special look inside Chilean hospitals or a detailed how-to on rebuilding an engine, we're committed to documenting the journey as it happens and these kinds of things will simply become part of our story.

We already replaced Andrea's stator in Guatemala and had Becky's top end rebuilt in Nevada. We've been ill and injured and prevailed with our motorcycles and morale intact. We're a tenacious duo taking on the world and we'll get to the bottom one way or another!

We've given ourselves a generous timeline to help set the right expectations from our supporters. We went from San Diego to Colombia in 7 months and we are hoping to take another 6 or so to reach the tip of Argentina. We're leaving several months of wiggle room for additional exploration and the editing of the DVD. We are not in a hurry on this trip, we are here for the experience and we want you to feel like you are here with us. Our go with the flow style of travel is what gives us time to mingle with locals, explore off the beaten path and stumble into unusual situations. We don't want to rush to the bottom and miss out on anything incredible or hurry to put out the final cut and have it not be the best we can do. Postcards and art will be mailed out during the journey; with t-shirts, DVDs, stickers and photos sent out after our return and completion of the final edit. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding and we promise you the final product will be worth the wait!

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    POSTCARD - A handwritten postcard mailed from somewhere in South America! Traces of Peruvian llama fur or mud from Tierra del Fuego at no extra charge!

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    INTERVIEW US! Curious about life on the road? Want advice on how to prepare for your next trip? Ask us anything you want and we'll answer it on the extras section of the DVD!!!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD - Kick back at your big screen or computer, because you just bought a premiere showing of our final cut! Download or stream it before the general public. And get a sweet postcard too!

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    HANDMADE BUTTERFLY BRACELET + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD
    Becky has been practicing the fine hippie crafts and she will hand make you a lovely butterfly bracelet in colors of your choosing!

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    MUY INTERESANTE - VINTAGE SPANISH SCIENCE MAGAZINE Wondering about the language of the future? Curious about your horoscope or how to grow lettuce in space? This scientific relic answers these important questions and more! Also comes with a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + POSTCARD!

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    PSYCHEDELIC TURTLE MOLA- This fabulous mola features a swirly multi-colored turtle and was hand made by the Kuna women of the San Blas islands of Panama. Each piece is carefully crafted with cut layers of brightly colored fabric and hand stitched! There´s only one so grab it while you can!

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    WTF PSYCHEDELIC MOLA- This awesomely weird mola features...some sort of bizarre creature emerging from a swirly primordial landscape. We don't know what it is, but we love it! It was hand made by the Kuna women of the San Blas islands of Panama. Each piece is carefully crafted with cut layers of brightly colored fabric and hand stitched! There´s only one so grab it while you can!

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    CHESS SET + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + POSTCARD This chess set features hand painted pieces, conquistadors and indigenous people and a colorful game board. The compact box folds in half for easy transport and has bizarre patterns and trippy nature scenes on the sides! Get this, a digital download of the final cut and a postcard!

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    SIGNED COPY OF DVD + STICKERS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD

    Our final cut DVD will have interviews and outtakes available nowhere else...plus instructional videos about motorcycle maintenance and life on the road...and it'll have our shiny signatures on the cover! We'll throw in some fun stickers for your bike or toolbox and you'll also have early access to the digital download to hold you over until we get the DVDs mailed out! And a postcard of course!

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    RECYCLED MOTORCYCLE PARTS DREAM CATCHER - We made this dream catcher with love out of an old clutch plate, stator wire and a few other motorcycle parts while working on Andrea's bike today! We're only making 5 of these so get them while you can! Also comes with a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + POSTCARD!

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    BEADED FLOWER NECKLACE - -Get this colorful and complex beaded flower necklace - there's only one, so get it while you can!

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    PHOTOS + SIGNED COPY OF DVD + STICKERS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD

    Want some cool inspiring travel photos? This option comes with all the above stuff plus a special blend of 5 beautifully printed 4x6 photos from the trip! On the backs we'll write a descriptive story about the photo. These will ship with your signed copy of the DVD!

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    T-SHIRT + PHOTOS + SIGNED COPY OF DVD + STICKERS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD

    Ooooh we got t-shirts! You can choose the clean and simple Motoventuring logo or Becky's colorful illustration of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl riding a sweet wheelie! Yee-haw!

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    SKYPE CALL + T-SHIRT + PHOTOS + SIGNED COPY OF DVD + STICKERS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD

    Planning a similar trip and want some advice? Or just curious what we're like to talk to in person? Well this isn't exactly in person, but it's the next best thing! You get 30 minutes to ask us questions or just shoot the shit. Plus all that other cool stuff.

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    ACT OF KINDNESS + SKYPE CALL + T-SHIRT + PHOTOS + SIGNED COPY OF DVD + STICKERS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/STREAMING + POSTCARD

    Want to make some smiles happen? We do too! Tell us your idea and we'll seek out those who will benefit the most and make it happen. We can bring books to children in rural communities or buy groceries or clothing for a family in need. Don't have a specific idea in mind? No problem, a serendipitous situation will present itself and choose for you. We'll Skype you and tell you about your contribution to making the world a better place! *Requests are subject to approval.

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    ONE OF KIND ART + SKYPE CALL + T-SHIRT + PHOTOS + SIGNED COPY OF DVD + STICKERS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + POSTCARD
    We love supporting artists! We seek to put money directly into the hands that create unique things. You aren't going to get a mass manufactured coin purse with a lopsided stamp of a tourist trap in Bolivia. A wire wrapped octopus or a hand stitched psychedelic turtle tapestry is what we're talking about! We have seen so many great things on this trip, but we can't carry souvenirs easily on the bikes, so we're excited to go shopping for you and ship it your way! Plus you get the all that other cool stuff! The art and postcard will ship out during the journey and the rest will ship after we return and edit the final cut.

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    WEB SPONSOR + SKYPE CALL + T-SHIRT + PHOTOS + SIGNED COPY OF DVD + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + STICKERS + POSTCARD

    Your company logo or a clickable photo link on a special sponsors page of our blog, displayed for a minimum of one year. Plus a 30 minute Skype call and all that other good stuff.

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