Thursday, February 22, 2018

"Keys to Honduras" Guest Post by Dirk Weisiger, author of LEAVE TOMORROW: MY RIDE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

My Ride to the 
Bottom of the World
Dirk Weisiger
Genre: Memoir / Travel / Inspiration
Date of Publication: October 27, 2017
Number of Pages: 232

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After building a successful business, Dirk Weisiger was ready for something new. But he wasn't sure what. Maybe a motorcycle adventure, I've never done that!

What followed was a fourteen-month, solo motorcycle journey from Austin, Texas to Ushuaia, Argentina, filled with unexpected adventures, surprises, and lessons about life and travel.

In this book, you'll not only enjoy Dirk's adventure and insights, but find inspiration for your own journey.

(A portion of proceeds from this book help sponsor children at the Colegio Bautista El Calvario private school in Managua, Nicaragua.)


I may not ride a motorcycle to the bottom of the world, but my soul comes alive when I hear about people smashing fear and following their dreams. This book will truly inspire you.
--Abigail Irene Fisher, traveler and speaker

Leave Tomorrow is a fun, engaging, and thought-provoking read. If you are looking for a blend of humanity, culture, scary moments with a medicine man, military police, attempts at extortion, and unexpected challenges--along with insightful observations and humor, this book will definitely spark your imagination to "live your own movie." 
--Steve Scott, business coach and author of Wings to Fly

This inspiring and entertaining book is just the tonic needed to get you up out of your chair and ready to "Leave Tomorrow."
--Julie Mundy, Guidebook Author and Travel Blogger, Australia

For everyone thinking of a new adventure, a new life, or even a new venture: DO IT.
--Jim Rogers, bestselling author of Investment Biker and Street Smarts 

This is not the first book I've read on riding to Ushuaia, but it is probably the most enjoyable. Dirk writes about his experiences in an upbeat manner, taking each experience and each day in perspective. 
--Muriel Farrington, Ambassador, BMW Motorcycles of America

(A portion of proceeds from this book help sponsor children at the Colegio Bautista El Calvario private school in Managua, Nicaragua.) 

Keys to Honduras
Guest Post by Dirk Weisiger

AS I HEADED into the interior of Honduras, locals told me not to visit San Pedro Sula.
This town was notorious for MS-13 gangs, robbing, killing, and riding around in pickup trucks. I turned on the GoPro to share with folks back home a firsthand video account of any trouble.
Just keep your head down and let me do the talking,” I instructed my GoPro audience. So, right before San Pedro, I turned, headed south, and stopped in Villanueva for a bottle of water.
In case you’re wondering if my neck muscles were constantly sore from looking over my shoulder, you’re half right. Yes, the rumors of crime made me nervous and alert, but with each passing day, I became more comfortable with my surroundings.
So far no gangs—only friendly residents of planet earth. I pulled up and parked in front of a lonely roadside store and beer joint.
A single, battle-worn pickup truck was parked outside. There’s the famous pickup, I thought.
But I was thirsty.
It was the middle of the day, but strangely dark inside the old wooden building. A group of seven men sat around a long table, sipping beer. They stared at me but smiled as they turned to eye the Iron Horse, my trusty BMW motorcycle, parked outside.
And some of the famous gang, I mused.
I nodded in their general direction, bought a bottle of water, and walked slowly-but-quickly back to the motorcycle. As I was putting on my jacket, the front door burst open and a man ran toward me.
He was one of the sipping seven.
Startled, I took a step back as he shouted, Señor, señor, Olvidaste las llaves!
Which translates into, Sir, you forgot your keys.” I’d left my keychain on the counter, along with my pride.
I thanked him. And probably over-thanked him. He asked for a picture with the Iron Horse, which I was happy to snap. As we said goodbye, the man whispered, Ve rapido,”—go quickly.
Shaken and relieved, I headed on down the road. So much of our experience depends on our attitude. If you’re transmitting a fearful vibe, bad things can happen.
If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, bad things can happen. I never stayed long in one place unless it was a larger city. It’s hard to blend in and easier to be a target in a small community. Passing from town to town, I moved so fast, I didn’t give bad people time to formulate a plan.
If I was in an area notorious for gangs, then I put myself in danger. A safe traveler is usually a smart traveler. 

Dirk Weisiger is a travel trekker, trick roper, and storyteller. He’s the author of the new book, Leave Tomorrow: My Ride to the Bottom of the World. Dirk has always enjoyed speaking to groups, spinning tales, ropes, and offering lessons he’s learned in adventures of life and business. He's traveled to five continents and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of all Dirk loves people and believes that making new friends is the best part of travel.
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  1. I love what he says about how much of our experiences depend on our attitudes. So true! Thanks for the post -- I'm ready to GO somewhere now!

  2. Thank you for stopping by to read about my adventure! I hope my journey inspires you to take on a new adventure of your own.


  3. Thank you for stopping by today to read about my adventure and I am glad to hear you enjoyed the reading. I hope my journey inspires you to take on a fun new adventure in your own personal lives!