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Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
big earthquake in northern Chile. I wonder if...

big earthquake in northern Chile. I wonder if you felt something? you're probably about 1600 miles away; which I think is in the realm of possibility for feeling an 8.0.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
loco. when I went in November of 2012, the...

loco.

when I went in November of 2012, the official rate was 4.35 and we got between 5.0 and 6.1 as our comfort with gray-market negotiations with the locals went up. we learned to look at it as...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
those places I mentioned are actually quite far...

those places I mentioned are actually quite far south... and are the furthest north I ever got in Patagonia! definitely check out a wide spot in the road on Ruta40 called Bajo Caracoles and say...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
how far south are you heading in Chile? I...

how far south are you heading in Chile? I highly, highly recommend the Paso Roballo crossing into Argentina. and if you're in that area, definitely visit the Marble Caves. it's a boat tour and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By agentsteel53
if you are looking to go further south, I have...

if you are looking to go further south, I have some Patagonia recommendations for interesting routes (as well as some notes on routes I found fairly boring!)

my travels took me only to the swath...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 07:20 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
heh. I saw it on Slate and connected it to...

heh. I saw it on Slate and connected it to John's thread.

my honeymoon is gonna be a 4x4ing trip down to Cabo San Lucas from San Diego (I get the dirt roads; she gets the sunny beaches - I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
I need to learn how to ride a motorcycle. my...

I need to learn how to ride a motorcycle. my latest adventure vehicle is a 4x4 pickup, but I can see myself wanting to go more minimal, and able to drive to more places.

(I know, I know. what am...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
what an excellent ride report! I discovered it...

what an excellent ride report! I discovered it about two weeks ago, and only now - after much unproductive time at work - did I get to the end.

I kicked some funds over your way; if you were to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 10:19 AM
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Posted By agentsteel53
is there an ADVrider trip report thread for that...

is there an ADVrider trip report thread for that ride?
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
badass!!! :clap

badass!!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 03:26 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
"FS"? I am assuming this is the...

"FS"?

I am assuming this is the concatenation of the first letters of two well-known English expletives?
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By agentsteel53
the crazy part about that clip - and also several...

the crazy part about that clip - and also several others in the series - is that they looked intentional.

perhaps not murderously so, but at the very least, it appears that the driver made the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By agentsteel53
"This video has been removed as a violation of...

"This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on shocking and disgusting content."

oh boy, I'm glad I'm able to make my own informed decision as to what counts as legitimate...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By agentsteel53
(snipping most...) as always, Walter,...

(snipping most...)



as always, Walter, great commentary. you touched upon a few topics that here in the US would be considered "politically incorrect" to discuss, and I think that holds back...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 05:17 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
just what my employer needed :rofl thank...

just what my employer needed :rofl

thank you! gonna read through these.

thank you Walter, as well, for your comments. indeed, cultural factors weigh heavily - look at the statistically...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 03:13 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
then the question is... where are all the Chinese...

then the question is... where are all the Chinese ADV riders? if there's a demand for expensive watches, then surely there must be one for dual-sport motorcycles.

or are they out there, doing...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 02:28 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
this is interesting - the question is: why not? ...

this is interesting - the question is: why not? also, what about adventure motorcycling in China? there's gotta be some great tracks to be had there, but I've noticed a serious absence of China...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,203,638
Posted By agentsteel53
thanks for the other angle on the bridge gap, and...

thanks for the other angle on the bridge gap, and the explanation!



is there even a priority to have a service road at all? as opposed to transporting service/maintenance/construction vehicles...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By agentsteel53
Question I can't really tell how long that gap is where...

I can't really tell how long that gap is where the cylindrical transverse posts are missing. does a truck (6wd or the like) need to very carefully tread on the longitudinal planks, or can it just...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 01:29 PM
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Posted By agentsteel53
this is the most consistently asshole-puckering...

this is the most consistently asshole-puckering ride report on the forum! Hell yeah! :beer
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 12:04 PM
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Views: 3,203,638
Posted By agentsteel53
Pamirski - thank you for the info on the 110!...

Pamirski - thank you for the info on the 110! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,203,638
Posted By agentsteel53
what is "the 110"? both you, and the Estonian...

what is "the 110"? both you, and the Estonian video, mention it.

due to the generic nature of "110", google is not being helpful...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,203,638
Posted By agentsteel53
Hammerfest! just wanted to say, EtronX, I...

Hammerfest!

just wanted to say, EtronX, I love your part of the world. was one of my first vacations. (albeit, in a 1.1 liter diesel city car, not a motorcycle!)
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 04:48 PM
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Views: 3,203,638
Posted By agentsteel53
what a thread! been reading for the last several...

what a thread! been reading for the last several weeks; decided to finally register! :lurk



that is a Kosmos rocket; used for space exploration, and in fact still in service.
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