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Philip Davidson

Motorcycle adventurer, Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast and beard grower.

Adventurer, Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast and beard lover. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Phil lived in Vancouver for eight years where he worked as an Emergency Room nurse. Phil is currently travelling by motorcycle with his sister Jayne from the top of Alaska down to the bottom of South America. Phil has been riding motorcycles since he was 16 years old. He departed on this latest adventure on the 25th July, 2012. Read all about it at

Up or Down? A Jaunt on Death Road, Bolivia

Riding down Bolivia's famed "Ruta de la Muerta " aka the "Death road" has a tick box beside it on most lists of those visiting Bolivia. So much so that well over a hundred of tourist rides down the road on mountain bikes on the daily.
06/03/2014 04:40 EDT

Mud Volcano and More: In and Around Cartagena, Colombia

Scenery changes, people come and go, things break or wear out, the language switches from time to time... but there has been one constant this trip: my front tire. My Kenda K761, has lasted me through the good times, the bad, and over 42,000 kilometres.
11/12/2013 12:40 EST

Crossing the Darien Gap on a Crazy Horse

Crossing the Darien gap was a pleasure. Sure getting to this point was a touch stressful at times, but the actual voyage was a delight. Getting the bikes OFF the boat, however, was another story.
11/07/2013 04:36 EST

Ultimateride: A Tale of Trying to Leave Panama with two Motorbikes, by Boat

Crossing the Darien Gap isn't easy. There's no road, (I double checked) so you can't ride, thus the options are to fly or to sail. Flying costs about 700$ per bike, plus whatever it costs for you. There are many sailboats that take bikes, but they cost over 1000$. Each. To travel about 200 nautical miles.
10/24/2013 03:51 EDT

Detained at the end of the Road: Panama to Yaviza and back

The Pan American Highway stretches from the north of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina... almost. The road network ends twice, once in Panama at the notorious Darien jungle (aka Darien Gap), then once more at the true end in Ushuaia, Argentina. I really wanted to ride to the "first" end of the road.
10/04/2013 06:10 EDT