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Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 115,268
Posted By Saralou
hi

I just started at the beginning of your blog. We are friends of Marcin Porwit. He told us about you guys. We arrive BA Nov 5 and head into Uruguay about the 15 th and then Brazil. I have not caught...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
[QUOTE=Lifes2short;24961122]Welcome home guys....

[QUOTE=Lifes2short;24961122]Welcome home guys. For what it's worth Lori and I both started out with the Revit Cyclone H2O jackets and they started to fall apart within a very short time. They did...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Saralou
phone

For the last 2 years we have been using only Skype, magic jack, what's app ... there is wifi everywhere. In an emergency on the side of the road everyone who comes by will have a cell phone.

Sara
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,479
Posted By Saralou
Quito

Make sure to stop by and see Sylvain and Court at Ecuador Freedom (http://www.freedombikerental.com/). They will give you some great riding tips. Do the loop thru El Courazon. There is a great hostal...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
rain gear

I think you mean something like this.


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/14943522716_ca008e188c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oLvsFo)images-1 (https://flic.kr/p/oLvsFo) by Worldwide Ride.ca...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
shuswap

We were happy to fine the look out was 581 m and not km!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/14779613381_a3925190d2_c.jpgDSC05203

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Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
weekend on the Shuswap

We borrowed Daniel’s dad’s bike for a ride to the Shuswap lakes for the weekend.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14596485957_3bb6edd6b6_b.jpg Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 9.34.57 PM

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Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
great yellow

hmmmmm That is exactly what I keep telling Dan, but so far I have not had luck..... I now have ammo Thanks!!! SP
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Thanks for the chime in!! We are so open to all...

Thanks for the chime in!! We are so open to all advice on this topic. The rev'tt liner does work great except when it rains after you have left for the day without it on. This does not help with the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Thanks maybe we should just seam seal our H2O...

Thanks maybe we should just seam seal our H2O suits since it seems the consensus is no rain gear seams to withstand real rain!

:norton
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Home for the summer

Daniel’s family had a welcome home party for us complete with DQ icecream cake.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/14782779505_1bf9c6783f_b.jpg IMG_2700

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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Home for the summer

The flowers are blooming.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14782420062_7247f81a1d_c.jpg IMG_2738


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14759789436_4451a8b1f4_b.jpg IMG_2660

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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Home for the summer

No visit here is complete withour a trip to Granville Island.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14759778306_c72c72ab5d_o.jpg IMG_2726
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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Home for the summer

It is great to be home in Vancouver in the summer! The views are stunning.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14596116919_08661738e5_b.jpg IMG_2663

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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Thanks!! Anyone else out there have suggestions.

Thanks!! Anyone else out there have suggestions.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Touratech El Salvador

Daniel went to check out Mario’s new Touratech location and his new moto!



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Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Thanks for the advice!!! we will keep looking...

Thanks for the advice!!! we will keep looking then. Sara
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Tmk

The contacts would be great thanks email me.

What about the Brazilian men????? I will need something to do while Dan is Kite surfing every day!

Hugs to Ellen I hope she is recovering mentally...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
gear

The tube on Dan's bike has two full bike covers. Mine had 2 heated jackets, but Dan brought his home as he hardly used it. So i will have room to move some other stuff around and into there. Dan made...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Love the questions1

With Canyon del Pato. I think the ride to get there up the 3S and 3N was better than the ride in the canyon it self. I think we were disappointed because so many people said it was the best ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
blockades

No not really. They were pretty good except for the guys with the ropes. On this trip there are only 2 places in 20 months where we have felt worried for our personal saftey.

1. Tuba City...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Ecuador Freedom Motorcycle Rental

Hi Court

Yes we enjoy El Salvador. We will stop there for a week on the way back to BA in November. Your new promotional video is awesome!!!! We will be back in Ecuador some day riding for sure....
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
tires

We made no changes, but we did consider getting new rims, but they are very expensive. We decided the stock was good enough and despite punishing them we are happy we did not spend the money.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Kermit Chairs

These are Kermit (http://www.kermitchair.com/)chairs. They go in the Ortlib bag on my bike with the tent. They are 4 x 6 x 22 inches when packed in their bag. They weigh 5 Lbs. They are awesome!!...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
age

Well you can do what our Swedish friend Orvar and Our Scottish friend Steve did. Have the wife join for 2-3 weeks intermittently. That way they can take in the sites they really want to see, but not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
expenses

For the first leg of 10 months Daniel kept track of EVERYTHING. This included every cent spent on the road and on all expenses at home. He has it fully categorized. This was mostly to see if we could...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
road blocks

This is an area few riders go to. It is well off the beaten track.

This road has been paved beside the dirt one for more than 6 years. It is about 70 km. They have never opened it and it is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Hey tmk!!!

We leave Vancouver October 30. We will stop of to see Mario and Fernanda in Salvador and arrive BA Nov 5. We took the front suspensions home for service by Alex at Konflict...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Yes they said this should cost us over 3000$!!...

Yes they said this should cost us over 3000$!! They are insane. The entire work done in Canada for this issue cost less than that. The deputy Consular called Ottawa to ask what to do. It took her...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Rev'tt suit

We got these suits before the trip in 2012. We had worn them for less than 10 times when they both delaminated and were no longer waterproof when we were in Colombia. Rev'tt and Revzilla were awesome...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
age in in your mind

Orvar is 62. Dan is 42. I am shudder..... 48! We met Norbert from Vancouver in guatemala in 2013 and he is over 70.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
That depends on the size of the boat. It is...

That depends on the size of the boat. It is cheapest on large boats, but if there are over 500 passengers you can not go ashore at all. Smaller boats like sail boats are very very expensive. Last...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Back to El Salvador

We organized a 4- day layover in Salvador so we could catch up with or friends Mario and Fernanda there. They picked us up at the airport and then it was off to the beach for some beers and oysters!...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Back to El Salvador

With the bikes safely stored away and the front suspensions carefully packed we got up at 3 am to head to the airport for our 6 am flight. The first leg to Lima was 4 -hours and we saw the sun rise....
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,236
Posted By Saralou
hello

Great RR

You are lucky to see so many bears we saw almost none. Love the pic of the Mosquito killing helmet!

How do you like your riding suit. I need to get a new suit this year and looking at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Rigaleto

It was nice having Pia along as she was able to tell us the history behind many of the famous names in the cemetery.



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Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
tour of BA with Pia

Today we took the train the bus and the subway in Buenas Aires. First we headed to the family bakery for some snacks to enjoy in the Centenial Park. We then walked in the Rigoletto district and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
boat

We saw several and one that was partly submerged it was so loaded!
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
A tour of "The Delta"

Ramiro and Pia live on “ the Delta” and their house is only accessable by water. They took us for a tour on the river and canal system.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,854
Posted By Saralou
Ba

The last day of this leg of the journey is a short 84 km to San Miguel near Buenos Aires. We were welcomed by Ramiro and Pia, whom we had met in Panama and in Vancouver on their way to Alaska last...
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