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arjones 12-16-2012 05:40 PM

It's summer again and here we go
 
Ok boys and girls. After reading so many wonderful reports I decided that it's time to do one myself... Inspired by those who amazed everyone with their adventures and pics, here we go.

First things first: I'm from Brasil (yes, with the "S"), and I love South America.

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My wife is from Venezuela and she loves to ride with me (long hauls, that's it) and loves Patagonian flowers too:
:D

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This is our third adventure abroad. The previous ones leaded us to some of the most beautiful places in South America and we loved every km of it. Now we are going again and I'd like to invite you to join us. This summer we gonna see the Northwest Argentina and the northern part of Chile, including the Atacama Desert. Since we live in Northeast Brasil, well this gonna be a looong ride:lol3. And this ride report is LIVE!!!!!

Yes, this invitation I do from a tiny hotel room, 756 km from home, going south. Yes, I left home this morning (the wife stayed one more week:cry, to do business).


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Come and ride with us. Tomorrow I will update this with photos and some story telling about this part of the world: Brasil.

pceire32 12-17-2012 11:18 AM

I am with you, ride safe.

arjones 12-17-2012 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pceire32 (Post 20269478)
I am with you, ride safe.

Thanks pceire32! That's awesome! Enjoy the ride and feel free to ask anything.

poolman 12-17-2012 03:42 PM

Sounds awesome, ride safe and post lots of pictures!!!

arjones 12-17-2012 05:05 PM

Update: day 1
 
The day started promissing:

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But, as you may now, the first km are to get used with the bike with all the luggage. Some 200 km after living home, I could meet local artists exposing their job on the road side:

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After that, under the rising temperatures of Brasil's summer, I just rode, manhandling the heavy trucks and crazy drivers. And by the late afternoon...

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Things got even more interesting

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I couldn't help. I took a little detour so I could enjoy those crazy rock formation a little closer

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At that moment I new I would have a hell of a second day!!!:clap Stay tuned...

arjones 12-17-2012 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poolman (Post 20271290)
Sounds awesome, ride safe and post lots of pictures!!!

Thank you poolman! Just stay around and let the rest with me...:DI hope my pics can say more than my bad english!!:lol3

pceire32 12-17-2012 05:22 PM

Great photos, beautiful countryside. Nice bike. Do you have a map to show us your route.
I lived in Guyana for about 10 years and visited Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil many times way up North on the Guyana/Venezuela border. This was way back in the seventies.

Bruce H 12-17-2012 05:30 PM

I'm in, its raining and nasty here and your sunshine looks so inviting!

arjones 12-19-2012 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce H (Post 20272165)
I'm in, its raining and nasty here and your sunshine looks so inviting!

Welcome! Thanks for join in!

arjones 12-19-2012 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pceire32 (Post 20272086)
Great photos, beautiful countryside. Nice bike. Do you have a map to show us your route.

I will do that my friend, but this should take a little longer, as I have to figure out how to up load any image other than my own photos. Any suggestions:ear?

arjones 12-19-2012 04:36 PM

I'm back!
 
Yesterday was amazing! But I'll get there tomorrow. The problem was that I got to the little hotel (we brazilians call it "pousadas") to tired to do anything. But I can release a little teaser::evil


arjones 12-19-2012 05:31 PM

So, let's talk about day two. As I told before, something was telling me that I would have a great day of riding, as I entered the state of Minas Gerais:


This is one of the biggest states of my country, along side with Bahia, where I live. But has a more, how could I say, dramatic geography:


So the geography is responsible for our fun through the mountains:


But most of the times I had to share it with trucks and their mad drivers. Even if I had the felling that I was in the jungle (can you spot the trucks in the middle of all that green?)


So, as the day went by and the heat went up, I started to seek for more empty roads. And guess what? I found them!!!:clap


It was a scenic, lonely and beautiful ride. Either way.


And another feature of Minas Gerais started to pop up: some of the most important part of Brasil's history was made here. And the old stuff became more visible:


And next day brought those old stuff, the good stuff and one of the most enjoyable riding days that I ever had. Stay tuned as I will keep you guys posted. Good night. :wave

chelo5sur 12-19-2012 05:59 PM

Boa Viajem ,enjoy and ride safe !

pceire32 12-19-2012 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arjones (Post 20287457)
I will do that my friend, but this should take a little longer, as I have to figure out how to up load any image other than my own photos. Any suggestions:ear?

Maybe you could take a photo of your route on a map and post that if you can get a good shot.

Motorfiets 12-20-2012 08:08 AM

subscribed..... I'll be riding down there with you soon!! :freaky


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