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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,170
Posted By PDX Alamo
Ahhh Peru

I share your same frustrations with Peru rain and cold but when my trip was all over and people ask what my favorite part was I can say without a doubt Peru. I don't think it was in spite of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Camping Gear:

I was told by one buddy to not even bring camping gear as you only will use it a few times but two other guys said you will use it a lot in Argentina and Chile. I liked the idea of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,170
Posted By PDX Alamo
Awesome!!...

Awesome!! http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025098&page=5
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By PDX Alamo
I'm in :freaky

I'm in :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,170
Posted By PDX Alamo
Don't forget the loop from Yungay to Chacas ...

Don't forget the loop from Yungay to Chacas


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Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Ok folks here is the gear review of things that worked, didn't work, and things that were just awesome. Every time I take a motorcycle trip I learn something that didn't work so each trip I get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Glad I could help, you'll be happy with the...

Glad I could help, you'll be happy with the Torque if you go that route.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

How much does a motorcycle trip to South America cost?

Of course I'm not adding the cost of the bike, riding gear, tools, and camping stuff or that figure would make me sick. You don't go fishing...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Thanks fellas, Hope I can offer something back in...

Thanks fellas, Hope I can offer something back in exchange for all the great information and inspiration I have gotten from this site.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

GPS , Kyocera Torque

The $50 smartphone GPS solution,


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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Thanks for all the kind words from all the folks...

Thanks for all the kind words from all the folks above , these Ride Reports take hours of time to create and you often wonder if anyone is even reading the damn thing
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

The REAL End,

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/e5f186c98fcfe4896a96098924916811.jpg

Woke up and headed out side hoping the bike had fixed it self and sure enough it started right up....
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,747
Posted By PDX Alamo
Awesome !

How did you end up selling your bike? You put it up on the street with a sign or on a local website, and who was the hostel owner that got it sold. Man I really feel like I gave my bike away for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,747
Posted By PDX Alamo
Congrats

I feel you on the wind. As many times as I've read about the wind in old ride reports I never really got it. When your down there and you've experienced it....you get it. I had a flat down in TDF but...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,170
Posted By PDX Alamo
$50 a month with unlimited free data (3G) and...

$50 a month with unlimited free data (3G) and text in every country . Service everywhere and Calls are 20 cents a minute but any wifi spot calls to USA are free. Must be activated in USA though so...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,170
Posted By PDX Alamo
Pick up some Ciprofloxacin it will shut off...

Pick up some Ciprofloxacin it will shut off stomach problems like a faucet. It has saved my ass , literally a dozen times. Trust me , you don't need to do the whole cycle usually just one knocks out...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
When I grow up I want to ride two track with Big...

When I grow up I want to ride two track with Big Wan and the big Canadian. Haha


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Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Thanks , did I meet you at the Klim rally 3 years...

Thanks , did I meet you at the Klim rally 3 years ago? I hit the cow and won the toilet seat for best wreck. How far I've come :)
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Ushuaia to Cerro Sombrero ...

Ushuaia to Cerro Sombrero

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After awakening from a very cold and rainy night I discovered snow covering the tops...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 76,017
Posted By PDX Alamo
Nice wrap up, I've been back two weeks from my...

Nice wrap up, I've been back two weeks from my own SA adventure. I agree with all the above and although only two weeks has passed it feels like years ago with the pace of life here.


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Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,170
Posted By PDX Alamo
Nice !

I'm back stateside so going to be living through you for a bit. Doesn't look like we will meet up haha
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Cerro Sombrero to Fin Del Mundo ( End of the world) aka Ushuaia

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This was the day, I have to admit I woke with a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Perito Moreno Glacier to Cerro Sombrero
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Headed out down the easy dirt road into to town and grabbed some gas...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

El Chalten to Perito Moreno Glacier

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Woke up to a almost cloudless day and had a photo shoot on the road in to El...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Thanks man, I dig your maps. Need a South America...

Thanks man, I dig your maps. Need a South America one :)
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Gobernador Gregores to El Chalten

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Its been said before but man the wind here is unrelenting, all through the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Thanks man, I busted the phone screen at the end...

Thanks man, I busted the phone screen at the end so picture taking got very tricky at the end. The Iphone 6 takes pretty awesome pictures but the photos on here are uploaded using tapatalk so they...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

It was by coincidence really. Some riders met more than others but I wouldn't say there is a lot of folks doing it. Its not rare to see other riders from the states but not common either, I only met...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Yup they started from Portland , cool guys. They...

Yup they started from Portland , cool guys. They are selling them in Chile when they are finished. They have an ad on here and Horizons I think
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Rio Tranquilo to Perito Moreno ( Not intentional)...

Rio Tranquilo to Perito Moreno ( Not intentional)

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I again attempted to locate breakfast before 10 AM and for the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,747
Posted By PDX Alamo
Well that won't be anytime soon as your in...

Well that won't be anytime soon as your in Internet wasteland for a while now


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Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Yea that was an awesome bike and it hurt to let...

Yea that was an awesome bike and it hurt to let her go but it had to be. So you sold yours also I guess, is it in Aduana jail with yours


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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Coyhaique to Puerto Rio Tranquilo

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I was told today would be amazing and I was not disappointed.
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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,800
Posted By PDX Alamo
Nice

Just got back from the South America adventure and Vietnam is next on the list, Ill be following this one for sure and your right down the road from me.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
San Carlos De Bariloche to Futalefu Chile ...

San Carlos De Bariloche to Futalefu Chile

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Drove through few National parks on the way with some nice scenery but...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Las Lajas to San Martin De Los Andes ...

Las Lajas to San Martin De Los Andes

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The manager of the campground advised us not to take Ruta 40 unless we...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Operation S.A.-14; The deep south, as in TDF

Mendoza to Malargue

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We spent a few days in Mendoza while I tried to find some tires and the Hostel owner was...
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By PDX Alamo
Link still works , for me. I was sad to see the...

Link still works , for me. I was sad to see the bike go but it was a necessary evil and yes it all went smooth for me as well.
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,735
Posted By PDX Alamo
Will do

Will do
Forum: Latin America 02-20-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By PDX Alamo
For Sale 2009 Suzuki DR650 in Punto Arenas Chile

I'll do a write up in my ride report but these guys said it better than me.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=762035

For me a lot of stuff was said I Spanish at Aduana and at a notary...
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