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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 134,310
Posted By Turborob
SMS resent. Wrote a reply, then...

SMS resent.

Wrote a reply, then phone/internet error.

Nutshell: look under tank for anomolies, based on your bike's prior history.

Look up tentspace. Lots of good people with trailers,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 134,310
Posted By Turborob
Tried another SMS. Hope it's right this time. ...

Tried another SMS. Hope it's right this time.

Agreed on getting some place, then inspect. Mucho breweries in Bend to loiter.....

Based on your bike's prior history, I would sneak a peak under...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 134,310
Posted By Turborob
SMS sent if you want any trouble-shooting help. ...

SMS sent if you want any trouble-shooting help.

:norton
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
MN to Yellowstone On the way out of town,...

MN to Yellowstone


On the way out of town, we stopped at a Yamaha dealer, hoping to track down some ‘Rok’ straps, for Kath’s new panniers. We decided to sell the Giant Loop bag, as it didn’t work...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Great, we plan to hit up CO/Aspen on a...

Great, we plan to hit up CO/Aspen on a Backcountry Discovery Route. I'm hoping it's just like it's portrayed in Dumb and Dumber.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Regarding route, as others said, it's loose but...

Regarding route, as others said, it's loose but we're getting more destinations as we speak to more people.

For now (just left Yellowstone and Tetons to the south), it's go see Glacier NP. CA, UT...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Ha - yes shaving is for when I return to work! A...

Ha - yes shaving is for when I return to work! A 'yeard' is the goal (no shaving for a year).

We've had great adventures on short rides too; this is really just a heap of short rides all lined up...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Niagara Falls was a nice way to spend the day. We...

Niagara Falls was a nice way to spend the day. We even got a boat into the mist.



http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy318/spaghettiturbo/IMG_7288_zps6ef7f2d5.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 45,232
Posted By Turborob
Hey, Eddy. Another Spanish option is the...

Hey, Eddy.

Another Spanish option is the 'Michel Tomas/Thomas' series. There isn't too much repitition and it's a good one to listen to in the helmet. Can be found for free on most 'sharing'...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
During a roadside lunch stop, we found a squirrel...

During a roadside lunch stop, we found a squirrel who was very interested in us. Kath gave squirrel a piece of pasta, squirrel ran up tree and squirrel quickly returned. Kath gave squirrel another,...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Turborob
Excellent to see a TW out and about! :clap ...

Excellent to see a TW out and about! :clap

Just a recommendation, change that front tyre. There are many far better options for off-road work (I've used a MT21, Maxxis 6006, road tyre and Cheng...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Thanks, Patrick. We really enjoyed our time...

Thanks, Patrick.

We really enjoyed our time with you, and your family, and hope to meet you all again. :norton

You, and anyone else is welcome to visit us in Australia. We have some giving to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Getting spoilt the USA. So, we flew into...

Getting spoilt the USA.

So, we flew into NY, and immediately caught a bus out of it. $200 for a average hotel? Not a chance. We bussed straight to where we were picking up our new rides; a great...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,808
Posted By Turborob
Thanks for sharing this, we too plan on doing the...

Thanks for sharing this, we too plan on doing the same two BDRs later this year.
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Excuse grammar errors; can't edit post and did...

Excuse grammar errors; can't edit post and did this one in a rush thieving McDonald's WiFi.
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Phone pics update from the just before the trip,...

Phone pics update from the just before the trip, to when we left South America. We travel with cameras, but often we don't have them on us. So, we get a few pictures here and there from our...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
CourtRand, PM sent.

CourtRand, PM sent.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
I have the curse of the Engineer, I wake up with...

I have the curse of the Engineer, I wake up with all kinds of answers to questions that may not have been asked yet.

I could see that small roads were a necessity and desire for your travels, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
In Chachapoyas, we now wandered the beautiful...

In Chachapoyas, we now wandered the beautiful streets. It’s a nice, small, clean, safe town with narrow streets.



...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Yes, the nongs have found tent space! We camped...

Yes, the nongs have found tent space! We camped in the bush the first night, then paid for a few nights' camping before remembering tent space.

We're hoping to meet as many people as we can...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Yes, that was the cost for both of us ($14,000). ...

Yes, that was the cost for both of us ($14,000).

We also bumped into a few people doing 2-3 week guided Patagonia tours and they were paying (for all inclusive tours) $16,000 USD each :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e314/finaltry10/...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e314/finaltry10/roughSAroute_zps2f50b47e.jpg (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/finaltry10/media/roughSAroute_zps2f50b47e.jpg.html)

Rough route covered.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Dirty 'M' word.

Gulp.


As promised, here's an approximate budget of 5 months on the road. It's a little scary and revealing, but here goes. Hope it helps someone.


No figures are exact, but you'll get...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
From Huarez, we rose to 4000m, and by the end of...

From Huarez, we rose to 4000m, and by the end of the day would be at sea level. The road out of town was, again, stunning. Huarez has plenty of tourists who climb the peaks, but they're good enough...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,150
Posted By Turborob
Respect. You both rule.:clap

Respect.

You both rule.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Thumb Yep, we're no longer in South America; now in the...

Yep, we're no longer in South America; now in the USA.

Will update as soon as we can; no internet makes it a little tricky but we can make some Maccas/Burger King stops to use their WiFi.
...
Forum: Latin America 07-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Turborob
Fits with original seat. FWIW, tank has...

Fits with original seat.

FWIW, tank has dual taps.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
North, we continue. ...

North, we continue.



http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy318/spaghettiturbo/IMG_6684_zps6cd5754d.jpg (http://s803.photobucket.com/user/spaghettiturbo/media/IMG_6684_zps6cd5754d.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Markets are always interesting; many food...

Markets are always interesting; many food experiences eating unknown things. I ate a whole bag of something before I worked out it was coconut cooked and coated in something. The meat section is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Walked back to town, having seen MP, got a cheap...

Walked back to town, having seen MP, got a cheap pizza and had a beer, then began the 12km walk again. About halfway, I began to feel a funny. By the end, my sight was a little funny, and I was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Thanks for the advice. We wear gear which is...

Thanks for the advice. We wear gear which is light coloured, and think the invisible thoughts. We're really hoping to be able to stick to country roads.

It's funny what you've said about drivers;...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
G'day, Eddy. I've been having a look at your...

G'day, Eddy.

I've been having a look at your RR every now and again; were you the one eating road-kill rabbits?

Unfortunately, I don't think we'll cross paths. That time thing has caught up to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
FWIW, we stayed a few days in Ollantaytambo, on...

FWIW, we stayed a few days in Ollantaytambo, on the way out (RR isn't quite up to that yet).

We stayed in a place for 50 soles (19 AUD), and it was great. Private bathroom, hot water, good bed etc...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,398
Posted By Turborob
I now want to go to Alaska. Please keep it...

I now want to go to Alaska.

Please keep it coming.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Currently looking at re-kindling an old flame of...

Currently looking at re-kindling an old flame of ours.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/turborob/Sofala%202012%20TW200/IMG_0849.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
Peru & MP

Into Peru – the country of motortaxis/rickshaw taxis. These awesome beasts are everywhere. And, judging by the drivers, you only need to be around 14 to become a taxi driver.



...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Turborob
Can rent BMW 800s and 1200s from Orsorno, Chile. ...

Can rent BMW 800s and 1200s from Orsorno, Chile.

http://www.compassexpeditions.com/rentals/south-america-motorcycle-rentals/

We spoke to people who rented them and seemed pretty happy.
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Turborob
This year, we rode Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and...

This year, we rode Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Peru and can count on one hand the times we needed more than 200k range. Gas is everywhere, and locals are riding small bikes with small tanks.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Turborob
Question An Aussie with a request from the a VT member.

Hoping for a little help from the a VT inmate....here goes.

We're two Aussies (Rob and Kath), who've taken the year off work to ride whilst committing financial suicide. We're 5 months in, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,592
Posted By Turborob
My USA knowledge is limited, but I do know that...

My USA knowledge is limited, but I do know that people ride push-bikes/bicycles in all sorts of crazy places, so surely a moto wouldn't be an issue? In my stupider days (even though they're still...
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