01 February 2012 - This is the Journal where you will find up to date
information about the expedition. Today the website is born and this is where the adventure begins.
The expedition will take place in 2013 or 2014 depending on funding and sponsors. If you wish to
become asponsor, please contact me.
Sponsors will benefit in having their products mentioned in the book that will follow
the expedition, in press releases when possible and appear in photographs that will accompany the paperback book.
There is also a plan to publish a photographic book, where sponsors might find their products. Also word of mouth
advertising will take place with all motorcyclists encountered along the way and at motorcycle meetings before and
after the expedition, such as Horizons Unlimited.
motorcyclists are part of a worldwide family whose members benefits from incredible trust in each
other and word of mouth is in fact the best form of advertising in this
01 April 2012 - At only two months from its birth, this website has surprisingly reached an incredible
ranking with Alexa and it's getting visited by all sort of people from all over the world who are interested in
traveling overland from Europe to Japan. I totally didn't expect this and I am amazed... confirming not
only that I am not the only one, but also
that there is a great interest in this venture from people all over the world.
2012 - Today I had confirmation of
the first sponsor!
LifeSaver Bottle has decided to sponsor the expedition. This will be an essential piece of equipment, as it
will turn any water based liquid into sterile drinking water, 4000 liters
2012 - AMAZING!!! 931 visits in one single day!!! Today the website
has reached an amazing ranking with Alexa: 30.000 in the United Kingdom and 1.000.000 globally. This means that
this website is now among the first 3% of the world's websites as far as public interest and value to the internet
community; a very unexpected result after only 2 and half months of life!
2012 - Today 2.539
visits!!! I keep being totally amazed about the number of
visitors to this website. It looks like it just keeps going up! Traveling overland from Europe to Asia undoubtedly
attracts a lot of attention. It's understandable though... can you think of a more fun and interesting way of
discovering two continents?
2012 - I am speechless: today 3082 visits!
2012 - I've got some good news for the sponsors: the sponsor's
page (Expedition Equipment) comes up numberONE on Google just be searching
"motorcycle expedition equipment", while the website comes up number ONE again by searching
"Overland Japan" OR
"Japan Overland". This is
a great achievement that gives fantastic exposure to sponsors.
2012 - New little achievement: now the website comes up
number three on Google by typing "motorcycle expedition around the world".
31 May 2012 - Today I've got a new sponsor on board: Abloy has agreed to sponsor the
expedition by providing the world's safest padlock and I am most grateful, as the security of my motorcycle on
the road is paramount. With an Abloy padlock I won't have to worry about anything.
For those who do not know,Abloy of Finland produces the world's most secure padlock, which is virtually unpickable. The
problem with padlocks nowadays is not really the strength of them, because modern thieves do not bother braking
them... they have learned to pick them and they can be extremely quick and effective in opening a lock. So far
nobody has successfully picked an Abloy Padlock. See the full article here.
09 June 2012 - Today I have made a slight change
in the route: I will ride through Mongolia instead of going through Russia. It will be a very interesting variation
and almost 2000 Km of off road riding to Ulaanbaatar.
21 June 2012 - I have set the date of departure
for the first of June 2013, with a plan to return after four months. This way I should cross Mongolia during the
last half of June, which is the month that offers a winning combination of sunshine, warmth and no rain.
This will be important while riding off road in the middle of nowhere and camping.
14 February 2014 - I suppose it is time to update
this journal... sorry for the lengthy delay. Obviously the expedition didn't happen, or you would have seen
something here about it. This is due mainly to financial reasons. The
expedition will happen, I am determined. I just don't know when. I might have to modify it slightly in order to
make it possible, like cutting parts of the route. It is sad to even think of this, but it does take a lot of
money to travel such distances. Anyway, I'll never give up and I'll keep you posted. Thank you for the continuing