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DUBANOK

"Rolling around the world teaches you to value every moment of life."

Duban's passion for motorcycling ignited at the tender age of 13, leading him to explore the world of motorcycles across all engine sizes and styles.

Currently, he embarks on solo expeditions around the globe, embracing the spirit of adventure while immersing himself in the essence of motorcycling.

Driven by his unwavering passion, Duban shares his expertise and enthusiasm for responsible motorcycling practices through captivating conferences.

His unwavering dedication to motorcycling has earned him a prominent position within the community, as evidenced by his active presence on social media, insightful contributions to motorcycle forums, and captivating travel chronicles.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Guest Speaker:
dupont ginebra
ace cafe barcelona
colombia tex
convencion internacional bmw
foro seguridad vial 
feria de las dos ruedas
bmw motorrad days
exposicion fotografica "moments of silence" dentro del salon internacional de la motocicleta mexico

 
Certifications:
piloto rally iron butt asociaton 
international rat rider 
artic cicle finisher
euro russian expedition 
alaska expedition
india expedition
pionero 1000x24 motocicleta antigua 

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fink

Hello world!

I'm Fink, a Mexican traveler riding around the world on a motorcycle with my two dogs, Nouba and Cosa.

Since December 2018, we've been on a journey that has taken us to explore much of Central and South America.

I first tried BLB Jeans in 2017 (or 2016, I need to check), I won them in a raffle for the end-of-year dinner of the DiscoverMoto community and since then I have not considered any other option for motorcycle pants with protection.

In 2017, I had a fairly serious motorcycle accident, the pants surprised me with how well they protected me and how it was practically unnoticeable that I had crashed with them, the corduroy jacket and helmet were badly damaged, but the pants had very slight scratches.

We have done endurance rallies with them, they are super comfortable, we have been in all kinds of climates and they are not very hot in the summer and for the winter they keep you warm.

In total, with 3 pairs of Jeans I have done more or less 100,000 km, we are currently in Argentina, we have crossed 12 countries and we still have a lot to travel and for sure, it will be with my BLB jeans.

IORAM ABOLNIK

Motorcycle Riding and Community Engagement

Group Formation and Leadership:

  • Founded a motorcycle group called "1CGM" (1 Free Motorcycle Club), growing from 6 to 25 members in 2 months (2009).

  • Co-founded a group called "GPR" (Pleasure of Riding), starting with 8 members and expanding to 40 (2009).

  • Established a motorcycle group with a formal charter named "BMW Discovermoto," beginning with 15 members and reaching 41 (2014).

  • Launched a real motorcycle community named "Comunidad Discovermoto" with 15 members, which has now grown to over 160 members across Mexico (ongoing).

Community Management and Event Organization:

  • Served as Community Manager for BMW/Facebook Mexico.

  • Created Yamaha Teneré riding routes (2013).

  • Developed and led Suzuki México's "Tu Ruta V-Strom" rides (2013).

  • Managed Suzuki México's "Boulverdad" rides (2013).

  • Organized and led Suzuki Proshop's "GZ" rides (2014).

  • Created and led KTM México's "KTM" rides (2014).

  • Organized and led Yamaha Satélite's "Yamaha FZ 16" rides (2014).

  • Managed BPR Can-am's rides (2014).

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2014.

  • Served as operator and treasurer for the GS Challenge Mexico (2014).

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2015.

  • Co-founded the Doble propósito Zihua 2015 event.

  • Organized and led Ducati Polanco's rides (2015 and 2016).

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2016.

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2017.

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2018.

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2019.

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2019 (2).

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2020.

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Exodo Rally 2020.

  • Designed and organized the IBA and AREM's Discovermoto Saddlesore Rally 2021.

 

Additional Riding and Training Activities:

  • Created and led Yamaha Terraventura rides (2016).

  • Organized and led KTM Hiperbikes rides (2016).

  • Established and led Indian rides in Mexico City (2017).

  • Developed and led rides, courses, and trips at BMW Esmeralda (2016, 2017, and 2018).

  • Created and led rides, courses, and trips at BMW Motorrad Valle (2020 and 2021).

 

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Rodrigo Dávila 

A Lifelong Passion for Motorcycles and Adventure

My journey on two wheels began at the te

nder age of 6 on a Carabela Pony II, and I've never looked back since.

In 2018, I founded Soulmet Moto Travels, driven by an unwavering passion for exploring the world on a motorcycle, immersing myself in nature's beauty, and sharing these experiences with others.

My motorcycle has taken me on countless adventures across Mexico, much of the American continent, the Himalayas, and Cuba. The road ahead is filled with exciting projects that promote motorcycling in Mexico.

I served as the organizer for the BMW Motorrad XXIII Hidalgo International Convention in 2019.

I spearheaded the Mexico-Cuba Route in 2020.

In 2021, I organized the BMW Hidalgo Friends' Ride.

Safety and proper gear are paramount on my rides. Since 2019, I've been exploring the world clad in various Black Label Jeans models, the epitome of comfort, practicality, and protection!

KARLY

My foray into motorcycling was sparked by a past relationship. My boyfriend rode a motorcycle, and we spent almost every weekend exploring on two wheels. When the relationship ended, I found myself missing that sense of adventure, that feeling of "something missing" that wasn't related to the relationship itself. It was something deeper, something I couldn't quite put my finger on.{

Then, one day, I heard that familiar rumble of a motorcycle engine. The sound resonated within me, and I realized with a jolt of clarity: "THE BIKE! Of course! It's the motorcycle I've been missing, along with all the experiences it brings."

Fate intervened when I crossed paths with François Deroeux, my mentor, now a dear friend, and a constant source of inspiration. Under his guidance, I embarked on my motorcycle journey.

My first motorcycle, a 250cc, served me for a year. During a road trip, I realized I needed something with more power, more oomph, and upgraded to a 900cc, having already completed three training courses and riding my bike almost daily.

The moment I purchased CHARLOTTE, my Triumph 900, my life took another exhilarating turn. Within three months, I had clocked 14,000 kilometers on her, unable to stop exploring the endless roads, both paved and unpaved, the breathtaking landscapes, and the incredible emotions they evoked.

Motorcycling has opened doors to friendships with people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. It has enriched my life in ways I never imagined, allowing me to experience a whole new spectrum of emotions. This is a journey I would never trade for anything.

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Daniel Castillejos
El compadre

A lifelong passion for motorcycles and a dedication to fostering a vibrant community

From the tender age of 5, motorcycles have been an integral part of my life. I'm particularly drawn to customized motorcycles, especially Cafe Racers and Scramblers. While I appreciate all types of motorcycles and find something unique to enjoy in each, my favorites are Japanese,

British, and Italian. A phrase that perfectly encapsulates my passion and the essence of the project is:

"NO MATTER THE BRAND, NO MATTER THE CC, RIDING IS IN THE SOUL."

I firmly believe that collaboration and mutual support among members of the motorcycle community are crucial for its growth and development. If we all embraced this mindset, Mexico could undoubtedly boast a thriving motorcycle scene.

 Edgar de Bravo

Trading the monotony of office life for the thrill of adventure, Bravo embarked on a mission to document and share their extraordinary experiences with the world.

Driven by a passion to inspire others to explore the beauty and magic of our planet, Bravo embarked on a journey that transcended borders and embraced the unknown.

Having traversed much of Mexico's diverse landscapes, Bravo's spirit of adventure extended beyond their homeland, leading them to explore the captivating landscapes of France, Guatemala, Spain, Portugal, and Andorra.

At the heart of this project lies an unwavering desire to venture beyond the beaten path, seeking out hidden gems and immersing oneself in the raw beauty of the world's uncharted territories.

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Claudia
saldaña

With an unwavering love for exploring the world on two wheels, I relish every journey, whether it's a solo adventure or a group ride. Immersing myself in the unique cultures and cuisines of each destination I visit is an integral part of my motorcycle experience.

Over the past five years, I've accumulated an impressive 187,000 kilometers on my motorcycle, a testament to my unwavering passion for riding. My commitment to continuous improvement and safety extends to my role as a leader in group rides, ensuring that every adventure is a success.

My dedication to the motorcycling community extends beyond riding. I'm proud to serve as an ambassador for Mexico's magical towns, promoting their beauty and cultural richness to a wider audience. Additionally, I hold the position of Director of the CIEM (International Educational Motorcycle Congress), contributing to the advancement of motorcycle education and safety practices.

My accomplishments as a motorcycle enthusiast are a source of immense pride. As a certified rally rider with Asphalt Rats and Iron Butt, I've pushed my limits and conquered challenging terrains. Moreover, I hold the distinction of being the first female rider to complete a journey through all 132 magical towns of Mexico, a remarkable feat that speaks to my perseverance and determination.

My passion for exploring extends beyond Mexico's borders. I've embarked on unforgettable adventures to Ushuaia and Alaska, expanding my horizons and deepening my appreciation for the world's diverse landscapes.

My contributions to the motorcycling community are evident in the hashtags I've created: #chihuauainolvidable #labajainolvidable

#rodadadelencuentro #gira121.

 

These hashtags serve as symbols of my commitment to sharing my experiences and inspiring others to embrace the joy of riding.

 François Deroeux

At 14, he discovered the thrill of riding a motorcycle with his Peugeot 103sp. Exploring the forests near Paris on his 50cc moped marked the beginning of an extraordinary journey in his life. France witnessed his forays into various motorcycle disciplines, from enduro and rally to trials, motocross, and supermoto.

His debut in 1980 in a Motocross marked the beginning of an exciting story.

He moved in 1987 to California, USA, to compete at the highest level in the prestigious desert races. His love for sharing his passion led him to organize off-road tours in the 1990s in Baja California.

In 1999, François embarked on a year-long off-road trip with a Toyota Land Cruiser from the United States to Panama, exploring the countries of Latin America.

In December 2001, he decided to settle in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, to begin a new phase in his life.

François went a step further by establishing the first professional motorcycle school in Mexico, which now serves as a benchmark for countless schools in the country. His dedication to promoting responsible motorcycling and safety has been and continues to be crucial work for him.

Sharing the same philosophy, he has organized motorcycle and 4x4 tours in various regions, from Valle de Bravo and Nevado de Toluca to Guanajuato, currently focusing on the majestic Sierra Gorda. His story is an inspiration to those who share his love for adventure on wheels.

His slogan is: IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT, DO IT RIGHT!

Discover more about what François does at www.FDMotorPro.com and connect with him on his social networks.

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Luisa Farías 

Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of having a motorcycle. It wasn't until I was 17 that the desire to own and ride one really took hold of me. It's a feeling that's hard to explain, this anxiety to feel the wind in my face. No one in my family had ever owned a motorcycle, so it wasn't an inherited passion. I can say that it's something I was born with. And even after years of riding and countless trips, every time I see someone riding their motorcycle on the highway, I feel a thrill and curiosity about where they're going and if I've been there before. I want to map out the route and join them on the journey. I have an appetite to eat up the world, kilometer by kilometer.

I started to fulfill my dream, already an adult, clinging to what I had always wanted and with my heart racing, against the criticism of everyone who knew me since I was already 36 years old and had 2 children. I turned a deaf ear and took the courage to buy my first motorcycle, a Yamaha 125 hahaha. On the second ride, I realized that this motorcycle was not for me, it had too little displacement for my appetite for adventure. I only lasted 3 months with it and then I jumped to a BMW G 650. With it, I felt like Cinderella with her glass slipper, it was perfect!! I started taking my first little trips on it and it was just the appetizer for what was to come. My next motorcycle followed the line of BMW's dual-purpose bikes, I went up to an 850 GS and we started taking longer trips, gaining more experience, and also more falls, haha. I've always liked to go off-road, but I'm not the best at it, but I never stop trying. A scratch on the fenders, another on the knees, we shake off the dust and get back on again.

My current motorcycle, my precious big girl, a BMW GSA 1250, has taken me where I always dreamed of going, but also where I always doubted I would make it. I have to say that I had a lot of doubts and little confidence in myself, and that's the beautiful thing about motorcycling! You learn to know yourself, to push your limits, to trust yourself, to enjoy even the most extreme things, you learn to feel the world and you realize that you are capable of achieving everything you set your mind to. In my case, it was reaching Alaska from my Monterrey.

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