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Forum: Latin America 01-20-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By cu260r6
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Forum: Latin America 01-20-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By cu260r6
Yes, I rode to Riberalta from La Paz and back in...

Yes, I rode to Riberalta from La Paz and back in 2010. The road is not bad at all and is somewhat well-traveled by trucks and buses.

From the Brazilian border past Rurrenabaque is a straight,...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By cu260r6
This is great advice. The fairly recently created...

This is great advice. The fairly recently created disparity between the official conversation rate and the 'street' rate is very large, 10.x to 6.x.
Forum: Latin America 10-27-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By cu260r6
Compared to Peru or even Colombia, Ecuador is...

Compared to Peru or even Colombia, Ecuador is probably more paved, so you shouldn't have any problem. I didn't switch to knobbies until Peru or Bolivia.
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By cu260r6
Local currency is fine from what I remember. ...

Local currency is fine from what I remember. However, you're just losing 10% of the value though the ATM fees and changing fees at the border.


And I wouldn't miss riding in Bolivia for the...
Forum: Latin America 09-10-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By cu260r6
Make sure your bills are absolutly perfect if you...

Make sure your bills are absolutly perfect if you using USD. They rejected several of mine for minor corner tears, pen ink, etc. I said, "but they work fine in the US!" They replied, "yes, but...
Forum: Latin America 02-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By cu260r6
In the US if you get a ticket there's no warrant...

In the US if you get a ticket there's no warrant issued until you fail to appear for the court date. I'm guessing there is no court date on your ticket since they took your license as leverage. ...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By cu260r6
I live in CO Springs, at the foot of PP. We get...

I live in CO Springs, at the foot of PP. We get about 1ft of snow ANNUALLY in town here, if that. You may get caught in a horrible storm, but the odds are heavily against it. This 29 yo says go...
Forum: Latin America 12-09-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,663
Posted By cu260r6
Contact the US embassy! They have consular...

Contact the US embassy! They have consular officers that are there primarily to help americans with problems abroad. They'll know exactly the person to contact to accomplish something rather than...
Forum: Latin America 12-09-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By cu260r6
I rode from Vilazon, Bolivia to Mendoza through...

I rode from Vilazon, Bolivia to Mendoza through Salta, and I experienced none of the winds you're worried about. There were boring sections of the road, like coming into San Juan, but there was a...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,809
Posted By cu260r6
Trust (but verify) the mechanic's work. That...

Trust (but verify) the mechanic's work. That certainly looks fixable, and they've probably rebuilt hundreds of very similar engines, so consider cautious optimism. :D
Forum: Latin America 11-18-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By cu260r6
Yup, Sucre, La Paz, or Cocha are the only places...

Yup, Sucre, La Paz, or Cocha are the only places I remember there being much available. I bet you'd be able to find something in Potosi as well.
Forum: Americas 08-15-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By cu260r6
The ride through the jungle from Lima to Cusco is...

The ride through the jungle from Lima to Cusco is really one of the best in SA. Lima to Huancayo to Abancay to Cusco to Juliaca to Lake Titicaca and Puno to Arequipa to Nasca to Lima would be my...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By cu260r6
The PPHC was just postponed today due to the fire.

The PPHC was just postponed today due to the fire.
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By cu260r6
The Honda dealer in the bottom of the valley in...

The Honda dealer in the bottom of the valley in La Paz can certainly help you. However, they will try to get ever $ out of you possible, so watch out.
Forum: Latin America 04-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By cu260r6
After being stopped 3 times in one day I just ran...

After being stopped 3 times in one day I just ran the 4th and hoped they didn't have radios. They don't :D
Forum: Latin America 04-08-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By cu260r6
This would be my suggestion as well. You can...

This would be my suggestion as well. You can find the shop contact info on the KTM international dealer locator on their website. Also, a number of shops in south america were able to order from...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By cu260r6
You're in Juliaca probably, right? There should...

You're in Juliaca probably, right? There should be tires there, but I know there are some in Arequipa and possibly Cusco. A bus trip to Arequipa might not be all bad as it's a great places to check...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By cu260r6
Awesome, thanks for the advice guys. Judging by...

Awesome, thanks for the advice guys. Judging by there only being two responses I've concluded this is a vastly under visited country, and I'm off to remedy that in June :D
Forum: Americas 03-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By cu260r6
Bike Rental in Cuba

I finally have a little vaca coming up in June, and I was thinking of exploring Cuba; however, given that I only have two weeks there's no way I'm worrying about importing my own bike for such a...
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By cu260r6
All the tourist hostels fill up extremely...

All the tourist hostels fill up extremely quickly. La Paz is the only place I made reservations for in advance, and I'm glad for it. I stayed at both the Wild Rover and Loki Hostels and enjoyed...
Forum: Latin America 12-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By cu260r6
+1, the guy I talked to did it in about 2 weeks,...

+1, the guy I talked to did it in about 2 weeks, but he ran out of cash for the last round of launcha barter. Make sure to bring enough with you!
Forum: Americas 12-12-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By cu260r6
Not a blacklist? I certainly intended my post to...

Not a blacklist? I certainly intended my post to be a blacklist! If it convinces even a single rider to find another means of crossing the Darian then I feel vindicated. Even a year later I'm still...
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By cu260r6
The retail locations of all the bike/car shops...

The retail locations of all the bike/car shops are dispersed throughout the city, but their servic locations are mostly all in one area. If you troll through each I'm sure you'll find one that can...
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By cu260r6
As an alternative to 40 Routa 9 has one amazing...

As an alternative to 40 Routa 9 has one amazing section from Salta to San Salavador de Jujuy, probably the coolest paved section in all of SA :D
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By cu260r6
Totally doable on the aforementioned route. ...

Totally doable on the aforementioned route. Also, don't miss San Vincente along the way as it's where Butch and Sundance were killed. Uyuni to Tupiza is about 4hrs, and it's less than 2hrs from...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By cu260r6
On the Pan Am you can ride the entire expanse of...

On the Pan Am you can ride the entire expanse of Chile, from Peru to Chiloe Island in 3 days.
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,202
Posted By cu260r6
Sucre to Potosi is entirely paved and about a 2hr...

Sucre to Potosi is entirely paved and about a 2hr ride

Potosi to Uyuni is paved, or very well groomed in anticipation of paving, for much of the way. About the last 1/3rd is less groomed dirt...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By cu260r6
I rode that road in torrential rain, and it still...

I rode that road in torrential rain, and it still wasn't that bad. There is very minimal traffic, so you should be fine. In San Augustin look for the Hotel Maya. They have rooms you can drive...
Forum: Latin America 11-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By cu260r6
I had my jacket stolen in northern peru, but I...

I had my jacket stolen in northern peru, but I found a nice acerbis replacement for pretty cheap at the KTM dealer in Lima. Both the KTM and BMW dealers had quality stuff in a variety of price...
Forum: Latin America 11-08-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By cu260r6
You haven't really traveled through SA until...

You haven't really traveled through SA until youv'e talked your way through a Bolivian roadblock! If you approach slowly, whip off your helmet, and greet with with a big smile and a "que tal amigo"...
Forum: Latin America 11-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By cu260r6
The roads from Huaraz to Cusco in the Peruvian...

The roads from Huaraz to Cusco in the Peruvian Andes are just as dangerous, but they lack the alure of this one.

If you're willing to go to Corico then don't stop. One of the highlights of my...
Forum: Latin America 11-08-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,505
Posted By cu260r6
The KTM dealer in La Paz runs a rental outfit out...

The KTM dealer in La Paz runs a rental outfit out of their shop. It's under a different name, but you can do a search on the KTM site for the dealer's contact info, and they should be able to help...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By cu260r6
So much of a budget depends on your patience to...

So much of a budget depends on your patience to shop around in each town and your minimum for required ammenties. I was traveling on the cheap, but I almost never stayed in a place that was at all...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By cu260r6
+1 to everything Crashmaster said, except I'd...

+1 to everything Crashmaster said, except I'd stay somehwere other than La Libertad. There are so many small beach enclaves on the coastal road leading up to the city that are very inviting. I...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,784
Posted By cu260r6
Necesita aprendar las palabras de sus cosas en su...

Necesita aprendar las palabras de sus cosas en su moto. He hablabo con mechanicos viente o mas teimpos en mi viaje y los palabras qeisas estan difficult y especial. Palabras similar a: pistona...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,628
Posted By cu260r6
I rode the entire way down with a machete on my...

I rode the entire way down with a machete on my bike, and no one at any border questioned it. Not once did I feel threatened enough to even consider using it in self defense. Besides its usefulness...
Forum: Americas 10-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By cu260r6
Shock seals and fork seals if you're at all...

Shock seals and fork seals if you're at all hesitant about them, at least bring a spare of each. They'll be impossible to find.
All fluids and brake pads, duh
Bring quite a few extra metric...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By cu260r6
I rode south from Tupiza to the Villazon/La Quica...

I rode south from Tupiza to the Villazon/La Quica border last year. They were improving the dirt road on the Bolivian side quite considerably, and I was able to hit 100km in spots. The pavement...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By cu260r6
The cheapest diving I've ever found was in...

The cheapest diving I've ever found was in Taganga, Colombia northeast of Cartegena a couple hours. There were several PADI certified dive centers, and the cheapest I found was only $40 for a two...
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