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Forum: Latin America 04-10-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Hi, Check out out my ride report on one of...

Hi,

Check out out my ride report on one of my estrada real trips. (Part 1 (http://www.mirantesmt.com/2011/09/25/history-culture-natural-beauty-brazils-estrada-real/) and part 2...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 786,850
Posted By mirantesMT
Hey Vince, you seemed real enough to me... :D ...

Hey Vince, you seemed real enough to me... :D

Hope all is well. Greetings from Rio de Janeiro.
Forum: Latin America 05-22-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Pantanal...

Hi there,

I don't think there's any moto touring company or moto renting in Cuiabá, but if your budget allows it, you should rent a car with a GPS and take the Transpantaneira south to Porto...
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Tire dilemma...

If you use SEDEX, it should be pretty reliable and safe.
I don't think it's going to be cheap though, so maybe you will end up paying more to ship your tires from place to place than when you would...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Places to see in Brazil? Do you have a few hours?...

Places to see in Brazil? Do you have a few hours? :ricky

- The canyons in Rio Grande do Sul
- The Serra do Rio do Rastro in Santa Catarina.
- Iguaçu falls and Morretes in Parana
- The...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 403,792
Posted By mirantesMT
Glad to see you're still up and running Mark... ...

Glad to see you're still up and running Mark...
What is that "biff" you mentioned? Do you mean a fall or something (my knowledge of US slang is quite terrible :D)
Sorry to hear you would have to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 403,792
Posted By mirantesMT
So you're coming back to Brazil now? :lol3

So you're coming back to Brazil now? :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 403,792
Posted By mirantesMT
Yeah, and there's a good chance that I'm going to...

Yeah, and there's a good chance that I'm going to miss it this year as well... She'll have to get used to it I guess... :D

Ride on...
Raf
Forum: Latin America 10-29-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Yeah, it is, but you would have more than enough...

Yeah, it is, but you would have more than enough space on the beach :D

For warm water all year long, you need to go north... To do some ADV riding though, it's better to come to Rio de Janeiro......
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 403,792
Posted By mirantesMT
Wow... Sounds like you got lucky there :lol3 ...

Wow... Sounds like you got lucky there :lol3

Yeah, some people are just too cautious. The previous owner of one of my falcons changed the oil every week... and he only rode the bike during the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 403,792
Posted By mirantesMT
I was wondering how you were doing... good to see...

I was wondering how you were doing... good to see you made it to Iguaçu in one piece...
Still on the same tires, are you? :D

Looking forward to see some more Brazil pics.

Stay safe
Raf
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,848
Posted By mirantesMT
Hey Maggie, don't worry, I'm getting there...

Hey Maggie,

don't worry, I'm getting there :D
I'm able to ride again for some time now -even did some motocross- but I need to take care not to "overdo" things... I read that it takes about 2...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By mirantesMT
Hey Mike, glad you liked it. You DO realize...

Hey Mike, glad you liked it.
You DO realize that I try to add as much historical info as I can -without getting boring- just for you, right? :lol3

Hope we have a chance to have one more...
Forum: Latin America 10-18-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By mirantesMT
Oh yeah... bathrooms are a way bigger concern...

Oh yeah... bathrooms are a way bigger concern than restaurants :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,848
Posted By mirantesMT
Ok, Here's what it looked like... you guys figure...

Ok, Here's what it looked like... you guys figure out the rotation :D

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirantes-mototravel/5914677709/" title="2-DSC04848 by raf_kiss, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,848
Posted By mirantesMT
Is that baseball slang? I'm Belgian, so I don't...

Is that baseball slang? I'm Belgian, so I don't really know what you mean by that... :huh

And "next time"? I already had a 55% statistical probability of not surviving the first one, so if the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,848
Posted By mirantesMT
Yeah... Doctor said "No sex for 3 months" but I...

Yeah... Doctor said "No sex for 3 months" but I didn't listen... That's why the first set of plates and screws didn't hold :evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,848
Posted By mirantesMT
To be honest... That was the least of my...

To be honest... That was the least of my problems... :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 339,848
Posted By mirantesMT
Sorry I'm kinda late...

Hi Maggie,

Just found your RR on here and after reading some of the beginning and the last half of it, I must say that it's great to see that there are also women out there who do the kind of...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
I remember the Tire Nazi... I need to go back...

I remember the Tire Nazi... I need to go back there one of these days :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By mirantesMT
Thx amigo... my pleasure entirely :D

Thx amigo... my pleasure entirely :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By mirantesMT
Thanks Chip I feel the same way... I was...

Thanks Chip

I feel the same way... I was lucky to drive by the place and stop to check it out... Who knows how many other places I already passed without stopping...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By mirantesMT
Thx Naz... Yeah... it's a shame, but I cannot...

Thx Naz...
Yeah... it's a shame, but I cannot judge anyone without knowing all the ins and outs... I heard that the current owner inherited the place, and I don't know his/her financial...
Forum: Latin America 10-13-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By mirantesMT
Well, I never eat meat and have never been...

Well, I never eat meat and have never been sick... Do you need more info? :lol3

But seriously... I really think that there is no fireproof rule on how to go about eating in SA... here in Brazil I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By mirantesMT
Brazil: Rio das Flores - Historical patrimony in decay...

The region where I live in the state of Rio de Janeiro is known as the "Vale do Café" (Coffee valley). During the 19th century, 75% of the world consumption of coffee was produced here.

Due to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
Quick... get over here before the rainy season...

Quick... get over here before the rainy season starts :lol3
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By mirantesMT
Exactly!!

Exactly!!
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By mirantesMT
Hi, I can only speak for myself and for Brazil....

Hi, I can only speak for myself and for Brazil. I've been living here for 3 years now, and I'm a vegan, so I eat A LOT of salad and other raw vegetables. I ate in hundreds of different restaurants,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
You're welcome, as always... Brazilian Tourist...

You're welcome, as always...
Brazilian Tourist Bureau huh? Wow... I would be honored :D
Well, I already had the honour of having two famous ADV South America riders (Vinnie - No Fumar Español...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 786,850
Posted By mirantesMT
With the current, slightly improved dollar rate,...

With the current, slightly improved dollar rate, the gas in Brazil would be around 6.3 USD per gallon...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
True, the 650 is considered BIG here... 90% of...

True, the 650 is considered BIG here... 90% of all "motorcycles" in Brazil are 125cc, so it's not hard to understand where that comes from, right? In almost every gas station, people will come up to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
I mentioned the same thing in the RR... People...

I mentioned the same thing in the RR... People who live in the more remote areas are usually welcoming the asphalt because it makes their lives a lot easier. But no worries...there's no way they will...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
Hey Naz, Actually, here we have all sorts...

Hey Naz,

Actually, here we have all sorts of them... Some are like the one in the picture, others have the bars going the other way... Sometimes the middle isn't even closed... it's always a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
Yep, you better get here soon, before it's all...

Yep, you better get here soon, before it's all asphalt... :lol3
You seem to know a lot about submarines... Interesting :D
Forum: Latin America 10-05-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Tried to call him but got voicemail... Sent him...

Tried to call him but got voicemail... Sent him another msg via Facebook (saw he was active there on monday, so he should still be alive somewhere :D)
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
Final Day: back to Volta Redonda...

Normally, we would ride to Rio de Janeiro on day 9, and back to Volta Redonda on day 10, but for practical reasons, our Spanish friend José decided that it would be better to ride to Volta Redonda on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
Day 8: Ouro Preto - Ibitipoca (+/- 250 km)

Today's ride is going to be a breeze... only 250 km and only the last 20 km will be unpaved...
Leaving Ouro Preto, we stopped at the local artisan market, where they sell primarily artifacts in...
Forum: Latin America 10-04-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 52,269
Posted By mirantesMT
Hey Mark, Hope you're Ok in the "Cidade...

Hey Mark,

Hope you're Ok in the "Cidade Maravilhosa"

The first thing I found when I got back home were your Piña and bacate... I forgot to take them out of my backpack... :lol3
Hope you'll...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
The dry season starts in April - May and lasts...

The dry season starts in April - May and lasts until September - October...

Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By mirantesMT
Day 7: Conceição do Mato Dentro - Ouro Preto. (250 km - 140 unpaved)

Today we ride to Ouro Preto, the city that was once called "Vila Rica" (Rich city) due to the fact that it was the place where all the taxes were collected. The gold and diamonds, coming from the...
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