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Forum: Latin America 04-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By advFord
Cordoba Hostel/ Cordoba Lodging Moto Parking

Thanks Tio and Hektoglider!

Also found out that Catre Diem Hostel Cultural has moto parking.

Marcelo T. de Alvear 575, X5000KGI Córdoba, Argentina
+54 9 351 4380632

As of 4/2014 90...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Entering Patagonia: Osorno, Bariloche, El Bolson, Esquel

When I left Gaston’s farm in Loncoche I rode south on Ruta 5 until Osorno where I turned east on highway 215 to cross the Andes and into Argentina.</p>
<p>The road got higher and went deeper into...
Forum: Latin America 04-17-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By advFord
looking for Cordoba moto friendly hostel

I've searched ADV and HUBB but can't find any recommendations for hostels in Cordoba that have moto parking. Anyone here have any suggestions for Cordoba?

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
From the City to the Farm: Santiago to Loncoche

I said goodbye to the kind folks at Hostel Caracol and started riding. It has been a week of walking around by foot and time to pick up the pace. Ruta 5 south out of Santiago is a nice four lane toll...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile, the official name of the capital city, is home to 6 million Chileans. On a smog free day the nearby Andes mountains are visible from the busy city streets. The city’s different...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 133,314
Posted By advFord
thanks, Dave. you're probably right about that...

thanks, Dave. you're probably right about that fee being worth the ease of what she has set up.
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 133,314
Posted By advFord
Shipping

Hey Dave,

Well I'm getting close to the end of my journey down here and was wondering if using Dakar motors is necessary. Is it possible to just go direct to the shipping companies? Worth the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Only for the strong and crazy. Ha no I meant the...

Only for the strong and crazy. Ha no I meant the general SoCal area :-)
We'll see how many miles I'll get on the bike in the summer once I return to California and back to work and filming and the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
GoPro video riding through the vineyards at Vines...

GoPro video riding through the vineyards at Vines of Mendoza. It wasn't the typical sunny weather so I couldn't see the snowcapped Andes but it was still a beautiful place.

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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 25,476
Posted By advFord
Not to far behind you, Tio. Matt where are...

Not to far behind you, Tio.

Matt where are you now? I'm afraid I'll be in Buenos Aires before you get anywhere close.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
I love hearing that! Any summer rallys in the...

I love hearing that! Any summer rallys in the area? I'll have to make it up for one of your weekend rides in L.A. at least.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Over the pass to Santiago

*No photos for this post unfortunately. I had some but they were lost when my phone broke.

Seeing the forecast of sunny skies and warm weather just over the Andes in Santiago Chile was all I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Back to teh world of no internet for a few days....

Back to teh world of no internet for a few days. I'm working on an eco house build in the lake district in Chile. :-)
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Wines of Mendoza

The uncommon rainstorms in Mendoza weren’t enough to keep me from enjoying what myself and every other traveler visits Mendoza for, the wine. I read a <a title="Blog Mendoza Budget Wine Tasting"...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
I'm probably a week behind you guys or a little...

I'm probably a week behind you guys or a little less. I think Im going to spend a few days in Pucon working on a home build project there. Might catch up if you guys are taking your time. There's not...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Didn't get there unfortunately. And I am a bit...

Didn't get there unfortunately. And I am a bit behind in my RR so I'm well passed Mendoza now.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Paul has the Vstrom 650. And of course the...

Paul has the Vstrom 650.

And of course the problems make some of the best memories.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Salta to Mendoza on Ruta 40

On a beautiful morning in Salta I loaded up the bike to continue south. Paul and Ian joined me and once again the three of us set off to discover what else Argentina had to offer. Not long after...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Hey! You just missed me. But I suspect you'll see...

Hey! You just missed me. But I suspect you'll see my motorcycle parked at Motoaventura in Osorno when you get up there. I took the bus to Santiago for the weekend to go to Lollapalooza music fest....
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
thanks. I'll never forget this sunrise.

thanks. I'll never forget this sunrise.
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Just got back on land after 4 days on the Navimag...

Just got back on land after 4 days on the Navimag ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. Heading up to Santiago for the weekend for the Lollapalooza Music festival. woohoooO!
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Ha. that's awesome. Tell him to ease off the...

Ha. that's awesome. Tell him to ease off the brews and burgers.
Maybe I'll come for a back to reality boot camp training session when I return.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
I didn't get time to update the RR and I'm...

I didn't get time to update the RR and I'm boarding the Navimag ferry today to travel north through the fjords for 3/4 days. I don't think there's wifi.

Sorry you'll have to wait a bit longer to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Hey Tex76 - thanks my IG hasn't been updated in a...

Hey Tex76 - thanks my IG hasn't been updated in a bit as my phone is having some issues after updating to the latest iOS. :-/ Steal as many ideas as you'd like.There's so much more to do that I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
always amazed how quickly the grapevine spreads ...

always amazed how quickly the grapevine spreads

Kilo - do we have mutual friends in OC?
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
nope, neither. I'm on the road for 2 more months!...

nope, neither. I'm on the road for 2 more months! :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
ok ok ok I know I left all you hanging but it...

ok ok ok I know I left all you hanging but it wasn't on purpose.
I went trekking in Torres del Paine for 7 days (first time doing a multi day backpacking trip) and the internet was down when I went...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Hey Bryce! Definitely. Not just this trip but on...

Hey Bryce! Definitely. Not just this trip but on life in general.
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Salta Argentina

It was time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and all that the fine city of Salta had to offer. With a warm climate and no rain while I was there, Salta was an urban paradise. Trees and cafes...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Dollar Blue Black Market Money Exchange

The first order of business in Salta was to exchange money for Argentinean Pesos. For a couple of years now Argentineans have lost faith that their peso will hold it’s value. The preferred currency...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
I've tried matte and can't do it. I'm sticking...

I've tried matte and can't do it. I'm sticking with coffee. Sounds like a fun trip. What bike did you ride?
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
And what a great dinner that was! More updates...

And what a great dinner that was! More updates coming. Riding out of TDF was exhausting so I've been relaxing for a few days.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
There's a lot more to tell! so check back.

There's a lot more to tell! so check back.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
I love all the interesting backstories you send...

I love all the interesting backstories you send me on these places. thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
The trip isn't over! i have months to go! ...

The trip isn't over! i have months to go!
Enjoy the warm California weather. It snowed the past few days in Ushuaia. Chilly!!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
haha, there's been a few times I thought I needed...

haha, there's been a few times I thought I needed a diaper too.
well the cities are a small fraction of the riding time. I try to time my arrival in large cities to avoid the crazy traffic or on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Hey Jason! Stoked to hear you'll be making a...

Hey Jason! Stoked to hear you'll be making a trip. any questions let me know. but really you'll be fine. just leave your driveway.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
I'm happy to do it. It's great having all you...

I'm happy to do it. It's great having all you cheering me on. Plus I was so inspired by reading other RRs that hopefully mine can help someone else.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
Thanks Scuba! Going to the Death Valley rally...

Thanks Scuba! Going to the Death Valley rally this year?
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,267
Posted By advFord
To Argentina

Twenty-four hours was enough time for me in Chile’s San Pedro de Atacama. The small desert town had outrageously high prices on everything. I’d rather ride than hang out in a desert town so I rode...
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