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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Chiloé Churches

After visiting the penguins, it was on to the museum for the churches of Chiloé. They are 17th and 18th century wood churches built by the Jesuits... and the framing is distinctive in that they used...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Some Chiloé Time

I checked into Hostal Mundo Nuevo, right across from the water in Ancud. I've come to learn that backpackers explore differently than moto riders... when they hit a town, they take suggested tours...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Ferry To Chiloé

With a few days to spend before Julie arrives, I thought I'd venture over to Ancud. The ferry system between the mainland and Chiloé ran very efficiently for me... I assume it always does if the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi facundonu, You're a fortunate guy to be living...

Hi facundonu, You're a fortunate guy to be living where you are, and to have an amazing playground within reach. Best wishes for a memorable trip!
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks ICERIDER, Yeah, the house is sitting in...

Thanks ICERIDER, Yeah, the house is sitting in one very sweet spot, isn't it!
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi Arthurwg, The question of which bike is right...

Hi Arthurwg, The question of which bike is right for you (or me) is a never-ending loop playing in my head. That said, the DR is a simple, relatively inexpensive bike. It's light and better than...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Casa Azul

In Puerto Varas, Casa Azul is the hostel where I stayed. I didn't take a front or side pic, but trust me, the name says it all! It is one of the more interesting hostels I visited. My pics are of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Returning to Puerto Varas Along the Lake's East Side

On my return trip to Puerto Varas, I rode along the east side of the lake. The road takes you by many beautiful farms and it's great riding... and best of all, it brought me closer to Osorno!
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Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi DeadRider, It is so deserving to treat...

Hi DeadRider, It is so deserving to treat yourself to a gift like a great hotel after some tough days on the road... good for you!
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Need A Rear Tube

Since I used my spare tube for a flat repair, I need to find a spare. I assumed that I'd find one in Puerto Varas, but I had no luck. Several people mentioned Osorno... so I took the 1 hour ride. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey 3dogrider, Thank you for the kind feedback...

Hey 3dogrider, Thank you for the kind feedback and wishes.
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Appreciate the kind words, Doug. And a Happy...

Appreciate the kind words, Doug. And a Happy Birthday to you as well!
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you AtlantaViking. From everyone I've...

Thank you AtlantaViking. From everyone I've spoken with that has been to the south, they say it just gets better and better!
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi poppawheelie... Glad to hear from another DR...

Hi poppawheelie... Glad to hear from another DR rider! The heel plate may have been added by the original owner... I don't know. Best of luck on your return to PA!
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey FotoTex, I agree with you on Puerto Varas......

Hey FotoTex, I agree with you on Puerto Varas... great place in itself and as a base to explore the area. I'm looking forward to starting the Carratera Austral from the top and checking out...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Leaving Bahia Mansa

The morning I left Bahia Mansa, I ventured a short way north before heading east. The shoreline was beautiful......
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Foothiller93, Glad you're subscribed! Yes, I...

Hey Foothiller93, Glad you're subscribed! Yes, I see many 1200 GS and GSA's. The distances to cover here make a big bike attractive. I also see a fair number of 800 GS's. But whatever you have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Bahia Mansa, not Lican Ray

I often don't decide where I'm heading until morning arrives. Last night I did more research on the lakes between Entre Lago and Lican Ray... and decided I'll head west to the beach instead. So,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi Antipode, I appreciate your comments. And I...

Hi Antipode, I appreciate your comments. And I look forward to seeing your S.A. RR one day!
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey ICERIDER, The Super Enduro is an amazing...

Hey ICERIDER, The Super Enduro is an amazing bike... enjoy it! Thanks again for the clarifications... I'll know about the Hornopirén ferry within a few days.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
[QUOTE=ICERIDER;25712709]Great story and pictures...

[QUOTE=ICERIDER;25712709]Great story and pictures thanks. If you're interested I came down this way 2 weeks ago. I got a lovely cabana by the lake on the 225 near Volcan Osorno. Space to dry clothes...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Steve, I've been on the road 3 weeks now...

Thanks Steve, I've been on the road 3 weeks now and life is very good! I don't make plans unless I have to, and the flexibility agrees with me. Please say hi to Roxanne for me. Hope all is well.
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Back To Chile

After breakfast and packing the bike, it was time to head for the border. On the map below, I'll explain where I'm headed. I spent the night in San Martin de Los Andes and will either find the dirt...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks grizzly... I appreciate the encouragement!

Thanks grizzly... I appreciate the encouragement!
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi DeadRider, Julie and I have Chiloé on the...

Hi DeadRider, Julie and I have Chiloé on the schedule, but I think we're only going as far south as Castro and the islands to the east. I've heard that Quellón is a little sketchy. And I'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
First Flat Tire

I gassed up before leaving town and was heading out when I felt that unwelcome movement from the rear! I was exiting a roundabout and rolling on the throttle when the rear tire felt like it was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Back to San Martín de los Andes

I have several choices for my border crossing back into Chile. The one just south of the one I took into Argentina, has the most off-road and it's my selection. It runs from Junín de los Andes to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
El Bolsón

About 1 1/2 hours south of Bariloche is the smaller town of El Bolsón. I understand that back in the 70's it attracted hippies with its laid back lifesytle... and the residual effects are what I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi DeadRider, I'm crossing back into Chile...

Hi DeadRider, I'm crossing back into Chile today, from Junín de Los Andes and will probably stay in Lican Ray on Lago Calafquén tonight. I'll move south through the Lake District until Dec. 21st,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Dan, I'm not sure I understand what you're...

Hey Dan, I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. But my suggestion, and what I learned to do with advrider, is to do specific searches. I use Google and type in... "search advrider... ". If...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Stuie, I've only traveled through Villarrica...

Hey Stuie, I've only traveled through Villarrica and stayed in Pucón, on the Chile side. And in Argentina, I've stayed San Martín de los Andes, Bariloche, and El Bolson. I'm returning to Chile...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Well oobus, I'm moving at a snail's pace, but...

Well oobus, I'm moving at a snail's pace, but taking lots of pics! Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
San Carols de Bariloche

Completing the 7 Lakes drive from north to south, leaves you slightly north of Bariloche. Set on the eastern shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, it's become a principal tourist magnet. Here's a pic of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
La Ruta de los Sieta Lagos

Riding south of San Martín, I rode the Route of 7 Lakes. It was a mix of pavement and dirt/gravel. But the scenery was epic... gorgeous lakes nestled between the mountains... and no shortage of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
San Martín de Los Andes

I arrived in San Martín late in the afternoon, thinking I'd continue down the road the following morning. But I woke to rain and decided to hang out for another day.

This is Louisa, from Paris. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Roadinator... I am feeling very fortunate...

Thanks Roadinator... I am feeling very fortunate these days!
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Doug... thank you! It's a great feeling to...

Hey Doug... thank you! It's a great feeling to finally be on the road after the initial delay!
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
It's Border Crossing Time

This morning it's on to Argentina. Leaving Pucón, I had to grab a pic at the Paso Internacional sign. The wind has given me the Mohawk I've always dreamed of!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
They are all on my list... thanks FotoTEX! I've...

They are all on my list... thanks FotoTEX! I've heard from some that the ATM's are less reliable in AR, was that your experience?
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,747
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Essbee... and I to South Africa some day! ...

Thanks Essbee... and I to South Africa some day! May our wishes come true...
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