Joe Hambrook with villagers in Flores, Indonesia.
One Golden Bay man has just returned from an epic six-year motorcycle journey that took him to all four corners of the earth.
DOC ranger Joe Hambrook shipped his Suzuki DR650 to Chile in 2011 with a dream to ride from the southernmost point of South America all the way to Alaska.
He had no idea it was just the start of an epic adventure that would lead him through 59 countries, see him obtain 12 visas and ride more than 160,000 kilometres all the way back to Takaka.
Fresh back from his trip after only two weeks, Hambrook explained how he spread the six-year journey out over four trips – the last being 15 months long.
He begun in South America and rode right through to the northernmost point of the United States, shipped his bike to Europe, then rode right through Asia, on to Australia, and finally rode home from Auckland to Takaka.
Riding through the Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco was a highlight.
You can read the full story on stuff.co.nz: https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/96507713/golden-bay-man-rides-all-around-the-world-on-motorcycle-in-six-years
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