What is Motomochila?

So,..what is a motorcycle adventurer?  A friend of mine, Paul Edmunds coined the name “Motomochila” some years back to represent the type of motorcycle touring he enjoyed. “Moto” motorcycle, Off road in particular. “Mochila” Spanish for backpack. Motomochila is now synonymous with a group of off road riders who travel with backpacks to explore the wilds of Mexico’s Baja peninsula.  I have embraced this form and have enjoyed many trips to Baja and Central Mexico with Paul and friends. For us Motomochila touring is the adventure itself not the destination in which I end up each night, but quite often it seems there is an adventure just trying to find a place to sleep for the night……unless I bring my sleeping arrangements with me.

What is Motomochila?
What is Motomochila?

Whats wrong with setting up camp wherever I can find a place to put up my tent and start a nice fire.  The world roads are still 90% dirt. If at all possible, I intend to explore as much of them as I can. For this, I thank my friend Paul. It was he who introduced me to the world of “Motomochila. ” I just choose to take it a bit further. I just wish he was able to join me on some of the adventures I have experienced, since he has given me so many.   Thanks mi Amigo. Europe will be quite an adventure.

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