Adventure is a word with a continuously changing definition.
Just a little back ground on us; we are Brendon and Emma, collectively known to close friends as ‘Bremma’. We call Melbourne- Australia our home-town, although it has been quite sometime since we lived there for any extended period.
We first hit the international road in back 2002 with a working holiday to Whistler,Canada where we spent the season working on the ski fields. Early 2003 saw us jet to London, England where we spent the following 3.5 years living it up with many short jaunts to neighboring European countries.
In 2006 we set off from London for some extended car touring in Europe and Africa with an overland backpacking mission through Asia from Russia to Singapore.
Arriving back in Australia in late 2007, we did a quick stop over to replenish the funds and complete some studies.
Early 2008 we set off again, this time to Tokyo, Japan where we worked and played for 4.5 years in the mega-city. This was where a plan to travel through the Americas started to form.
Initially planned as a another van tour, the idea was to drive from Alaska to Chile. But somewhere along the way the van trip turned into a bike mission. We both have different versions on how that all came about!
After years of persuasive conversations, many beers and lots of tears, Brendon finally managed to convince Emma that riding was the way to do it.
Then the planning started to snowball. We looked at the map of North and South America and kind of just picked a couple of areas we really wanted to check out, a few festivals that fell in our traveling period, and just kinda ran with these until the project morphed into a full-blown 22,000 km 20 month mission.
Starting small, but thinking big. It’s a kind of Bremma philosophy.
Our major goal, apart from actually making the end destination, was to start out first charity fundraising work. This is something completely new to us. It gives the challenge a separate focus, achieving something that we never really thought would be possible while making the experience about something bigger than just our love of adventure.
We hope you will continue follow our mission through the Totally Tandem blog! It aint over yet!
Cheers for visiting! Stay tuned and come riding with us!
Brendon & Emma – “Bremma”