200.04.14 Gerad Doughty on a Tesch-Travel-Treffen in Malmedy. Foto Dunja Brodowski.
1985 - 1997
Gerard Doughty (British, born ??.??.19??)
+ Around-The-World. In 09.1994 with YAMAHA XT
600 from England - Europe - Turkey - Iran - Pakistan - India. From 11.1994
to 01.1996 he rode 32.000 kms travelling clockwise around India - Nepal - Bangladesh
and Ladakh. North of Ley is the highest motorable pass in the world, 5.602 m (18.350
ft). Then by ship from Asia (Bombay) to Africa (Mombasa) and per bike to South Africa.
Purpose of your travels: ???
The best: "In all
my travels India is surely the most fascinating country I have ever visited"
Started travelling on boats
1985-1997 (????): With BMW R 100/7 Europe (England - )
- Asia (India) - Australia (New Zealand).
Then by ship from Asia (Bombay) to Africa (Mombasa) and per bike to South Africa.
1988-1991: With BMW R 80 G/S Africa (Transafrica) and North- and South-America.
1994-1997: Asia (India) and Africa with YAMAHA XT 600 Tenere.
In 09.1994 with YAMAHA XT
600 from Europe (England - Turkey)- Asia (Iran - Pakistan - India). Gerad rode from 11.1994
to 01.1996 ca. 32.000 kms travelling clockwise around India - Nepal - Bangladesh
and Ladakh. North of Ley is the highest motorable pass in the world, 5.602 m (18.350
The best: "In all
my travels India is surely the most fascinating country I have ever visited"
The worst: ??
Useful tips for others: ??
02.12.1997 First info
by Mark Manley.
1998, 1999. 2000: Participant of the Tesch-Meeting for Mc-World-Travellers.
04.2003: Hopefully participant
of the 25th Tesch-Meeting for Mc-World-Travellers in 04.2003 with the main subject "Around-The-World". Gerard would have the honor to give a slides-show of his planned
tour. It would be very humorous !
2004-2005 Patricia Govers-Tesch and Bernd Tesch visited Gerad and his wife Julienne Robyn in Australia (Perth).
23.03.2013 1st request for update and the three best fotos
in best quality for this blog
14.01.1985 - 02.04.1995
Emilio Scotto (born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 27 of September
of 1954) http://www.emilioscotto.com
+ Around-The-World. An extraordinary
adventure. One man, one motorcycle, 232 countries, 458.000 miles (732.800 km)
in over 10 years.
Welcome to emilioscotto.com, the most complete and
detailed website about Emilio Scotto. In here you will find information about
his journey around the world as well as pictures and videos from many of the places,
people and scenes that he encountered during his ten year long trip around the
world and the magic and stories that were left in his life. We are proud to present
a brief concept of what is, according to the World Guinness Records, "the
longest journey ever made by man in a motorcycle."
The passage covered
by Emilio Scotto in these nine years is the greater one of the history of the
humanity. Nobody visited so many places with a Honda Gold Wing nor crossed so
many kilometers by different countries. Emilio rode between being 30-40 years
with Honda Gold Wing 1100 Interstate " Princess Negra " first and only moto of
Scotto. She has been reconstructed in two occasions (Madrid and Tokyo). 770.000
kms (456,729 miles) across 215 countries.
22.05.2000 Bernd Tesch has heard
about Emilio Scotto many years. Because he was "on the road" I could never contact
him. I do not know more details. Who knows him, his present
address in Argentina or wordkwide publications about him??
1st contact with Emilio: My name is Emilio Scotto. I want to congratulate you
for your web page and for including my story. I feel honored that you took the
time. At the moment I live in Los Angeles, California. I'm working on a series
of books about my two journeys around the world and possibly a movie. Inshala.
If you would like we could exchange banners. My website is www.emilioscotto.com.
Or, let me know in what way I can help contribute to your webpage.
1st request for update
B.T.: World-Record Around-The-World
in long distance.
For more information about Emilio’s journey:www.emilioscotto.org www.pbase.com/emilioscotto
Emilio Scotto book THE LONGEST RIDE is on sale by Amazon.
The following is a short part out
of an Articulo en jornal "La Moto" en Februari 1994. Páginas 86-95
en Sucre, Bolivia 12/98 de fotocopias malas.
(Disculpa algos pequeñas
errores :) Arto Rasimus. His plan from 13 years to 30: To visit in five years
all the continents of the planet (5), all the possible countries (172), territories,
dependencies and islands; this had to be fulfilled in a same motorcycle, without
interruption of constant trip under no circumstance. Practically the same distance
between the Earth and the Moon, roundtrip (770.000 km).
The planet had been
more wonderful from which my imagination had created, but also much more difficult
and complicated. It was not question to arrive at a new nation and to happen through
her, adding only a number for the record. It had to know it, auque not outside
more than crossing it of one to another end. And thus it was as the fantastic
adventure had to change the number of five years by most logical of 10. After nine years of trip I already have visited 172 countries, in the five
continents through 565.000 kms. Why I did it ? Because I am a man for which the
limits are not obstaculo to my freedom, but border to explore, goals to surpass,
or to lose..., but always to confront. It was not heroísmo, only one irresistible
curiosity, and much madness. Let us be sincere. The five initial years now
are ten. The 172 countries that were in the world in
1985 now in 1998 are 215. The original motor of moto, that had to fulfill
all the trip, was changed in Spain. And to top it all, already not even I am single.
Now I take with me to Joy (my woman), of that I do not have the value of taking
off to me nor by two hours. That yes, I follow put in 770.000 km and 215 countries,
discounted one by one and day per the day, as if outside most sacred and most
important of this world. I have narrowed the hand of 560,000 people. Million have
seen me in newspapers, magazines and television. I must so much, I have promised
so much, I have received from all as much, that if had to pay the same,
and it could not fulfill it, it would have to go on bail to the jail with a sentence
of 112.000 years without freedom. Just by three hundred dollars in the pocket,
the prudent thing had been to stay but remote possible of those strange dreams
of conquest and those showy visions of remote places. But... the horizon was every
day in the same place, broken by steep tips, curvilinear rivers, mysterious forests,
luxurious hotels, historical cities, bleeding wars, and as if it offered little,
populated with innumerable races of beings. Shortly I will go again on a trip.
As you can see in the map mundi, still it lacks a small part to cover. I will
publish a pair of books and three atlases of photographies. I will mount a
film with the material that there am idi recording years in the last. And... infinitivos
projects. I know clearly that, despues of these nine years of trip, no longer
I will be able to return to take the life of a normal person, neither for the
good thing nor for the bad thing. Me dispararón in two ocaciones, I
greeted the Pope, I spent 60,000,000 pesetas, I married in India and, mainly,
I learned what moto is one. In the nine last years I spent about sixty million
pesetas. In metallic money the rest will not have been more despues I have received
it in form of gratuitous passages for boats and airplanes, invitations in hotels,
photographic equipment and clothes. The collaboration of companies and individuals
has been always impresindible to be able to continue the trip. My articles, published
in magazines worldwide, and sponsorships covered other half. Now, with a small
part of the trip to finish, like always, I look for patrocinadores, great or small,
you can locate to me on telephone (91) 347xxx.
So I decided to run the risk
and I let myself absorb through the enigmatic breach that was opened like a door
in my or rumiante life, and that me conduciria to the insecurity of the stranger,
and the uncertainty of every new day, or if it is wanted, each new one to wake
Route: Argentina - Uruguay - Brazil - Amazon - Venezuela - Colombia
- Panama - Costa Rica - Nicaragua - Honduras - El Salvador - Guatemala - Mexico
- U.S.A. - Canada. 12.1986: Germany (Frankfurt) - Switzerland - Italy - San Marino
- the Vatican - Monaco - France - Spain - Portugal - Morocco - Spain - France
- Great Britain - Ireland - Scotland and return to France - Luxembourg - Belgium
- Holland - Germany of the West - Denmark - Sweden - the North Norway and Cabo
- Finland - Soviet Union - ferry to Poland - East Germany, the crossing of the
wall of Berlin with a special permission of eight hours - Germany of the West
by third time - Switzerland again - Liechtenstein - Italy - Austria - Hungaría
- Yugoslavia - Rumania - Bulgaria - and do not let to me enter Albania - Turkey
- Greece and return to Italy. The interview with the Pope - the preparation
of the crossing of the Sahara - ferry to Tunisia - Libya - Tunisia of return -
Algeria - Niger - Burkina Faso - Mali - Mauritania - Senegal - The Gambia - Guinea
Bissau - Guinea-Conakry ferry Liberia to forget - Ivory Coast - Desire - Togo
- Benin - Nigeria - Chad - Cameroun - Guinea Ecuato - Gabon - Zaire - and, by
the way, Mobutu. They do not let to me pass through Angola and is then the turn
of Namibia - South Africa - Lesoto - Suazilandia - Mozambique - do not shoot!
- Return to South Africa - Bostwana -Boputhswana - Zimbabue - Zambia - Malawi
- Tanzania - Madagascar - Rwanda - Burundi and return back to Kenya - Somalia
and I become Muslim, I am called Khalid Sagal Yumali now - The United Gowein -
Emirates Arabes - Qatar - Bahrein - Kuwait - Saudi Arabia - Yemen of the North
and the South - Djibuti - Etiopia - Sudan - Egypt, the Sinaí - Jordan -
Syria - Iraq - Jordan again - Lebanon - the Sinaí of return - Israel -
the Sinaí once again - Egypt again - Libya for the second time - Tunicia
and ferry to Italy two years and a day later. March of 1990: I return to Spain,
save " the Spanish Princess ", circuit of Albacete and patrocinadores -
France - Andorra - Monaco - Italy and to 30 km of Rome the motor explodes. Return
to Madrid, change by a new propellent - France - Monaco - Italy - Malta - Italy
- Greece - Turkey - Cyprus - Turkey - Iran - Pakistan - and I cannot enter Afghanistan
beyond kilometers - India - Nepal - Tíbet - Nepal - India - Sikim - Bangladesh
- India - Singapur - Malaysia - Thailand - Laos - Malaysia - Singapur -
Brunei - Singapur - Srilanka - Maldivas - Singapur - Indonesia - Australia - Papúa
- New Guinea - Australia - New Zealand - New Caledonia - Vanautu - Salomón
- Mauru - Kiribati - Fiji - Tuvalu - Fiji - Layer.
Who is Emilio Scotto?
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 27 of September of 1954. Therefore
it is now 39 years old, and it began its long trip does nine, the 14 of January
of 1985 now. It spent one hour with the eyes nailed in Honda GoldWing 1100
Interstate to end up saying itself to itself. " There it is the world. " Two months
later it left the same agency with his " Princess Negra ". Fifty and five thousand
kilometers later, next to their maps and their illusiones, left to the North. Aprendi not to write more letters of peace. I believe that nobody knows for
sure what is that, and I less than nobody. But I believe in the Amazon, in the
forests of Sumatra, the whales and the seals. In all the places that I have visited
I have put in policy, sociology and religion, three subjects that before did not
exist in my previous life. And I have liked so much that does not go away of the
head the idea to me to try to be, someday, president of Argentina. After to
have known almost all the towns the Earth, my opinions make me seem racist to
eyes of some. For others I am realistic. I believe that, is not question of races,
but of cultures. For example, I prefer thousands vezes to the Chinese that to
the Japanese. Scotto, " Bubby ". Young assets and rebel, a medical visitador
that made reality its dream: to give the return to the world. " I have learned
five languages. Nonstrange to my pais nor to my family. To me it does returned
little tolerant. I am a pariah? If he is asi, it does not bother to me..., something
will be necessary to be. "In these nine years, and more than average million kilometers,
it I have found everything. And everything is a thing: happiness." Samoa of
the West, Fiji, Rarotonga and Tahití. It is 1992 already July and I am
in an airplane flying towards the American continent that I left in 1986. When
arriving at Los Angeles (Californian) it will be completed, one will close, be
united the circle, the roller, the ring of route of trip around the world. The
first circumvallation of the planet Earth in moto is complete. Uelta to the
world begins seguunda. The return, passage by the North Pacifico and I arrive
at Japan. "the Princess " visits her home. We are in June of 1993 and I send towards
the west crossing the great China and the desert of Gobi, Mongolia, Uzbequistán,
Turkestán... In November of the year 1993 arrival to a point already
visited in previous years: Helsinki, Finland. Aqui I put the brake, a small necessary
and forced and also, why not to recognize it, wished parenthesis. Flight with
moto to Madrid. Tens of people hope in the airport of You lower with welcome
placards and a beautiful song my oidos. Emilio... Scotto... you do not lower of
moto! The celebrations and you arrive passage in Spain. Spain, that I want so
much to you, with your successes and deceits, with your unique spirit..... When
you read these pages I already will be in route towards Finland. The worse moment
and vehicle for the mistaken place. Like always. And your eternal desire of
being always a happy country. Although with your crisis, in which I do not create
just a little bit nor. It lacks a year of trip and some patrocinadores decide
that they will be with me. Others still I hope. When you read this history I am
from way to Finland, to retake my route in the direction of Iceland, Greenland,
Alaska, paises of the Caribbean and South America. Yes already I know it, is
winter. But thus it is my trip, is not interrupted. Rain, you roar or the Universe
collapses. They lack 40 countries, 170,000 km. In addition, already I am in the
mistaken place, the momentoequivocado one and with the mistaken vehicle. Perhaps
when you begin to read these pages I am beginning to write a new chapter of this
adventure. Something like... "February of 1994-N5uuk-Greenland... 20 below cero...
" 600,000 KILOMETROS Parti of Argentina with an initial capital of 42,000
ptas. A camera Kodak Instantamatic. Six coils of 24 exhibitions. Four spark plugs
of spare part. A clutch cable. A map of South America and another one of Europe.
A compass. A knife of submarine hunting. A stock market with winter clothes and
another one with summer clothes. A plate, glass and places setting. Passport.
An international permission to lead valid by a year. A coat to sleep. Vaccines
against the rage, typhus, yellow fever, smallpox and malaria. My personal indumentaria
era rather of pain. With the exception of the helmet it did not have anything
of equipment. Neither gloves, nor monkey, nor dull, nor idea of what moto was
one. The only thing that clear tapeworm was what what wanted to do and where wanted
to go. My mechanical knowledge were absolutely null. It lacked card of international
passage for moto. Nobody believed neither supported my project, nor companies,
nor clubs, nor public or deprived organizations. From 1980 to 1984 I made 55,000
km within Argentina without greater new development. In November of that year
general unarevisión was made before initiating the trip. The exit occurs
in January of 1985. The speedometers are placed to zero. In Venezuela the carburetors
are cleaned. Change of battery in Panama. General overhaul in California. Gripa
a piston in Washington, to 66,000 km (plus 55,000 km of before beginning the trip).
The repair carries out Sling in New York. I arrive at Europe, I cross 31 countries
without new development. France sling replaces for the first time the shock absorbers,
the front wheel and the seat. Italy sling carries out a general overhaul and takes
advantage of to change to the cardan joint and the right side of the bracket.
The mechanics warn to me that moto will not resist the African adventure, and
they for the second time make me notice that it is necessary to change the motor.
I refuse although the supply is gratuitous. Childbirth towards Africa with
four bujíasy a cable of spare part clutch. A screw of alternators The
only serious accident of the trip I have it in Tanzania. I fall to 130 km/h and
to moto it is made pieces: fairing, suitcases, manetas, et cetera. " the Princess
" is repaired by the son of the Italian ambassador in Tanzania. I arrive at Spain
in April of 1990, two years and a day after to have started off for Africa. Montesa-Honda
offers to change the motor to me, but I refuse. They have opened it and they have
been scared, but I continue denying to me. Moto has 386,000 km of trip already
(plus the 55,000 original ones). Many pieces of the motor change. The cardan joint
is replaced again, in addition to the right part of the bracket, the seat and
the shock absorbers. In Moto Dise6no they fix to the fairing and the suitcases.I leave course to Asia, I cross Spain, France and to puetras of Rome the motor
explodes when it took 387,500 km remuelcan to Me until Spain. Montesa-Honda opens
the motor and is totally appears fused. Good bye, nobleman animal! You have given
more than what nobody hoped, the sky is your place. Montesa-Honda places a new
motor, constructed eb the same year that the previous one, and that had been only
used to train mechanics. Sling considers that this propellent is very " toqueteado
" and the best thing is to hope to than they send one new one from Japan. I do
not have time that to lose, I insist and in the end they mount the motor in "the
Princess ", who in addition was disarmed. I leave for Asia, is November of 1990. The indented gears of the gimballing transmission are broken, and me they fix
them in miraculous plan. In Indonesia they become to spoil, they change of sense
and nuts are used extra to rivet I grasp. I arrive at Australia, want to receive
to change the cardan joint to me, nonacceptance, and cruzco the country saying
so that entrance of parking of Sling, I push meters... They change to the seat
and the cardan joint, besides to carry out a general overhaul. I arrive at the
United States, finalized therefore the first return to the world. Moto sum 515,000
km (plus 55,000 original km). They replace the front disc, that seems a leaf to
shave, and carry out a general overhaul. I arrive at Japan, Sling changes the
cardan joint, speedometers, carburetors, bracket, rims, embraque, tilted, escapes,
starting and some pieces more. Great overhaul. They want to change to the chassis
perone I deny, because it has been welded by the man of the steel and the tower
in the helmet. When entering Helsinki (Finland) the cardan joint becomes to
break. I open it, I put it the other way around and I arrive at Sling. They say
me that the pieces will take two weeks in arriving, but I must go to the Ping5uinos.The greater disadvantage than I have had in this means million kilometers has
been the pinions of the cardan joint. Although also it is necessary to consider
that has not taken a very easy life that we say, because they have had to arastrar
the 400 kilos of moto, plus those of the pilot, by places where an Africa Twin
would have had it complicated. Conclusion: Never, never never, " the Princess
" has left wire drawing me.
26.12.2005 Peter Forwood tries to find out more details concerning the detailed route of Emilio Scotto: www.geocities.com/scottotravel
21.09.1985 - 07.1989
+ Nearly Around-The-World in 4,5 years. The simultan interpreter Martyn rode solo ca.
250.000 kms with a BMW R 80 GS.
Route: Europe - Asia -
Africa 15 months: Europe (GB - France - Germany - Switzerland - Italy -
Greece) - Asia (Israel) - Africa (Egypt - Sudan - Uganda - Kenya
- Tanzania - Sambia - Malawi - Zimbabwe - Botswana - South Africa - Nambia - St.
Helena). S- and N-America 15 months: South America (Brasilia - Argentina
- Chile - Bolivia - Peru - Eqzador - Colombia ) - North America (Panama
- Costa Rica - Nicaragua - Honduras - El Salvador - Guatemala - Belize - Mexico
- USA - Canada. 2,5 months New Zealand. 6 months Australia. Asia 1 months (Singapur
- Malaysia - Singapur) - South Africa
Martyn visited Bernd Tesch many times
before he started.
11.1996 Bernd Tesch visits Martyn in Capetown. There he was asimultan-translater.
2006. Meeting of two RTW-traveller: Elspeth Beard and David Parkinson
in London on top floor of Elspeths Watertower. Foto Elspeth Beard.
05.10.1985 - 31.08.1990
David Parkinson (British, born in Trinidad, West Indies, May 1944 - 20.august 2009: died in a storm after he was washed away from his sailing boat Santana)
+ Around-The-World. David, a retired Royal Marines officer and now an Insurance Assessor, planned
his motorcycle tour to ride as much as possible in the dry sunny weather and avoid
riding in winter time. He wanted to ride keeping in the sun as much as possible
and just ahead of the rain. With BMW R 80 G/S through 5 continents and 55 countries.
160.000 km (100.000 miles).
England (London) - South - America - the Darien Gap 4 days walking and 3 days
canoeing - North-America - with Columbus - shipping - Line to Australia (Sydney)
- flight to Indonesia with bike - flight to Singapore - Pakistan - India - Iran
- Germany - Great Britain (London).
Route: EUROPE: Ireland - crossed
by ferry to Wales - England (London) - France - Spain - Portugal - Spain. AFRICA:
Crossed by ferry to Morocco - Algeria - Niger - Chad - Cameroon - Central African
Republic - Zaire - Kenya - Tanzania - Malawi - Mozambique - Zimbabwe - South Africa.
SOUTH AMERICA: Crossed by ship to Chile - Argentina - Uruguay - Brazil - Paraguay
- Bolivia - Peru - Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands - Colombia - CENTRAL
AMERICA: Flew the bike to Panama and flew back to Colombia and crossed the Darien
Gap in 4 days in a canoe and 3 days walking to Panama - Costa Rica - Nicaragua
- Honduras - Guatemala. NORTH AMERICA: Rode across the border to Mexico - the
USA - Canada - USA, and from Long Beach, California by ship to Sydney with Columbus
shipping Lines. AUSTRALIA: In Australia in outline I covered the East coast from
Melbourne to Cape York and then inland to Ayers Rock and to Darwin. SOUTH EAST
ASIA: Crossed by air to Indonesia with my bike and by air to Singapore then toured
in Malaysia - Thailand and back to Malaysia and Singapore - then ship to ASIA:
India (Madtras) - Sri Lanka - North to Nepal - walked to Mount Everest base camp
- back into India - then rode with Jean Claude Charras to Pakistan - no visa for
China or Iran so flew to Amman in Jordan - rode to Syria - EUROPE: Alone back
to Turkey - Greece - Italy - Austria - Hungary - Switzerland - France - Spain
- France - Switzerland, Germany - Belgium - England again.
The best: The
Best: Crossing the Sahara, crossing the Darien Gap overland, and walking out
to Mount Everest Base camp.
From his spareparts David needed only a filter
and a gasket. Because he was afraid of the lonely evenings he took a small radio "Grundig Yacht boy" to hear the radio BBC worldwide.
Breaking my clutch in Zaire. From my spare parts I only needed a clutch plate,
filters, gaskets and front fork oil seals.
4 times visitor of the Tesch-Meeting
for Mc-World-Travellers: 1992. 1993, 1995, 2000.
Book or publication
Useful information and TIPS for others: Get your personal,
medical and motorcycle documentation right before you leave your home country.
14.11.1991 1st information by Engelbert Boos
11.-12.04.1992 David visited
the "14th Motorcycle Meeting for World-Travellers" in Aachen first time giving
a view standing in a row with four other World-Around-Travellers. Bernd Tesch
had the impression to meet a real English gentleman !
by David "15. Moto-Fernreise-Treffen". This was for B.T. very impressive because for me Dadid is the prototype of an "English gentlemen".
1992. 1993, 1995, 2000. 2005, 2008. Visitor of
the Tesch-Meeting for Mc-World-Travellers.
03.05.2007 At the time of writing (May 2007) David is half way through a round the world sailing trip, having left England in 2006, he is currently in the West Indies, where he spent the first few years of his life.
2009 B.T. and Patricia met David at the 50th birtday of Elspeth Berad in GB near London.
20.08.2009 August 2009: David died in a storm after he was washed away from his sailing boat Santana.
06.11.1985 - ?
+ Around-The-World. With
a Honda XLV 750 R Stig (57) wanted to fullfill his dream to circle the world.
Route: Europe (Schweden - Germany (Travemünde - München) - Athen)
- Africa (Alexandria - Suez ) - Asia (Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) - Riad - Dubai - Bombay (Indien) -
Hongkong - Taiwan - Tokio (Japan) - Yokohama) - North America (USA (San Diego) - New Orleans -
Daytona - Vero Beach - N.Y. - Europe (Rotterdam (Niederlande) - Stockholm (Schweden)).
Book (in Swedish in 1989): "Motorcyckel Jorden rundt" (= Motorradfahren
um die Erde = Motorcycling Around-The-World). See www.tukutuku.de