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Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:32 AM
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Posted By jrzyguy
Back In Valparaiso

I've done a fair amount of research for this trip, but now it's time to get serious about where I'm headed when I begin my journey south. No better place to continue my research than one of my...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Valparaiso Riding Attire?

I sometimes think I've seen it all when it comes to gear worn by moto riders... and then someone like the guy in this picture (right ) appears. This could be the most creative riding outfit I've...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Glad you're enjoying the report... I'll do my...

Glad you're enjoying the report... I'll do my best to keep it coming!
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Return to Valparaiso

On my return to Valpo, I passed through La Serena and was able to offer a ride to Nate, Andrew, and Lisa. They were taking buses to their next respective destinations. The hostel I previously...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Last Night In Pisco Elqui

Pisco Elqui is a magical place. The pace is slow, the people are frendly, and it is so easy to kick back and relax in its beautiful setting. I went out to dinner my last night in Pisco with friends...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Jean Claude, this group was a lot of fun to...

Hey Jean Claude, this group was a lot of fun to spend time with... but I think I'm viewed more as a father/grandfather figure. And that works just fine with me. I'm very happy with my girl! All...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Back to El Tesoro

Some space opened up at El Tesoro so a few of us moved back today.

We arrived to see a large group of Beemers parked outside. It was a group ride with the BMW dealer in La Serena... and it was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Pisco Elqui

El Tesoro, a recommended hostel did not disappoint.
http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-gCRzrwk/0/L/EL%20TESORO%2C%20MY%20FAVORITE%20HOSTEL-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
The Road from Vicuña to Pisco Elqui

The Elqui Valley continues to impress!
http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-CrD7sjw/0/L/ELQUI%20VALLEY%204-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Vicuña

CNN on the plaza
http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-WNgXZGz/0/L/CNN%20IN%20THE%20PARK-L.jpg (http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-WNgXZGz/A)

A...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks for the PM info. I'm getting more excited...

Thanks for the PM info. I'm getting more excited every day about seeing my bike and preparing to begin my ride.
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks SparkyL... I'll do my best!

Thanks SparkyL... I'll do my best!
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
1 Hour East To Vicuña

Vicuña is in the Elqui Valley, known for its Pisco (liquor made from distilled wine).
http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-6mGH2Bt/0/L/PISCO%20FIELDS%202-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
On To La Serena

I got pulled over at a checkpoint. My standard "no hablo español" didn't get me waved along. They wanted to see my papers... and so it goes. Neither spoke a word of English. The officer on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Valpo flashback... Accordion Busking Joker

One of the more colorful characters on the streets!
http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-Sc8fZtH/0/L/THE%20JOKER-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Ah yes, all things in moderation... except moto...

Ah yes, all things in moderation... except moto travels!
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Can't wait... it all sounds delicious! And it...

Can't wait... it all sounds delicious! And it will be my first Pisco sour...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
So are you Chilean? I'm headed to La Serena and...

So are you Chilean? I'm headed to La Serena and then to the Elqui Valley... so I'll definitely take the road to Vicuna. Thanks again. And BTW, I'm staying out of that cave!
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Heading North Until My Bike Arrives

Martina and Enzo, at Hostel Villa Kunterbunt, offer a service to take your bike through customs and to help with the unpacking and store your crate if needed. I am taking them up on it. So today I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks DeadRider, I picked up a Moviestar SIM...

Thanks DeadRider, I picked up a Moviestar SIM card in Santiago, but have heard consistently that ENTEL is the best... so I'm not surprised. I'll switch to ENTEL when I have a chance. And on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Mark, well now let's see. This guy looks...

Hey Mark, well now let's see. This guy looks like a Baja dog... and he may live somewhere up in the hills west of Bahia de Los Angeles. Am I close? Dog are special... that's all there is to it!
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
My Favorite Coffee Shop

Coffee shops are my favorite stops to rest and recharge. This coffee shop is in my neighborhood... that's my friend Luis, the propriator....
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hostel Villa Kunterbunt

In Valpo, I'm staying at the Hostel Villa Kunterbunt, a hostel that caters to Moto travelers. My hosts are Enzo & Martina and their two dogs.

Hostel Villa Kunterbunt from the street. The...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you DeadRider... you've given me a lot to...

Thank you DeadRider... you've given me a lot to review and I'll be taking notes. Thanks for all of the details... they will be put to use!
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
I brought a throw-away wallet but hadn't set it...

I brought a throw-away wallet but hadn't set it up yet... lazy on my part. The throw-away is good if you get stuck up, but for pickpickets it's better not to show anything. That said, mine is now...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Dave, it sounds like your picker was more...

Hey Dave, it sounds like your picker was more skilled than mine... but mine still got the job done. Oh well... we learn and go on.
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
So you like the camo... me too! You're right...

So you like the camo... me too! You're right about the colors of the police and military bikes... nothing like mine.
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
I'm with you on your advice... I have no...

I'm with you on your advice... I have no intention of letting a pickpocket ruin my trip. I love Valpo and continue to explore it on foot... I'm just more careful and aware of what's going on around...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
On To Valparaiso

I packed up my rental car and drove over to Valparaiso... about 70 miles northwest of Santiago. It was my first opportunity to use my GPS with the South America chip. Well, thank you Garmin... it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Matt, good to hear from you. Thanks for the...

Hey Matt, good to hear from you. Thanks for the good wishes. And please say hi to the ladies for me.
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi DeadRider, You shared a ton of good...

Hi DeadRider,

You shared a ton of good info... thank you. I'll do my homework and make notes on your recommendations.

My GPS is a Garmin 660, so I'll try to follow up on Proyecto Mapear using...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey jfman... nice to have you along!

Hey jfman... nice to have you along!
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Roadinator... I hope to make staying out...

Thanks Roadinator... I hope to make staying out of trouble a consistent practice!
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Productive Day

The day began with me feeling like a stranger in a strange land, but worked out well in the end. I took a cab out to the airport where I claimed my bags (oh yeah!) and rented a car. I'm not sure...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Have fun in AZ! Nice to have you along.

Have fun in AZ! Nice to have you along.
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
You're so right. Shipping is not done with the...

You're so right. Shipping is not done with the precision of air freight. If there in fact a delay (I'm looking into it again tomorrow), I'll find out where it occurred... leaving L.A. or in Panama....
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Roadinator... thanks for the good wishes!

Hey Roadinator... thanks for the good wishes!
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Dan... I'm glad to have your company!

Hey Dan... I'm glad to have your company!
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Arrived in santiago

Arrived in Santiago this morning... a long day and night of traveling. I can't complain too loudly though, since I flew Business Class from Atlanta to Santiago. My seat slid forward into a flat...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,629
Posted By jrzyguy
Safe travels Steve... you and Roxanne have quite...

Safe travels Steve... you and Roxanne have quite a schedule lined up!
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