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Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Yes, my Antarctica cruise with G Adventures (a...

Yes, my Antarctica cruise with G Adventures (a Canadian company) was fantastic! It was a lot of money but the last minute booking discount and the quality of the boat, expedition crew and the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
8 days would be solid. I did Ushuaia-Rio...

8 days would be solid. I did Ushuaia-Rio Grande-Rio Gallegos-Puerto San Julian-Comodoro Rivadavia-Puerto Madryn-Bahia Blanca-Buenos Aires. Wind wasn't all that bad for me but there were some tense...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,637
Posted By NomadicOne
Awesome pics! Glad you liked the recommendations...

Awesome pics! Glad you liked the recommendations so far. Thanks for the shoutout and link to my outdated blog site. Gives me real incentive to write/post quickly when I have the time (i.e. when I get...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By NomadicOne
I'm not the biggest expert on these things so...

I'm not the biggest expert on these things so maybe others can pipe in and correct me. With Chile and Argentina you might have some problems flying out of the country without cancelling your temp...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Jeff is shipping it to Toronto. Dave you should...

Jeff is shipping it to Toronto. Dave you should take out US dollars before Argentina. Very difficult to impossible to buy USD at official rates from banks here.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Once again, congratulations on the achievement...

Once again, congratulations on the achievement and I was honoured to be able to ride with you and share the experience. I reached Ushuaia the day after Jeff and it was great for us to meet up for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Sorry to hear about your crash, hope you're...

Sorry to hear about your crash, hope you're alright. I'm headed to Puerto San Julian myself so I'll check out the hotel and buy you a beer.

Update: Looks like I missed you in Puerto San Julian...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,637
Posted By NomadicOne
Excellent. Definitely spend a day or two in...

Excellent. Definitely spend a day or two in Purmamarca and hit the twisties on Highway 52 just west of Highway 9 (Purmamarca). Highway 9 from El Carmen to Salta is basically two bicycle lanes...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,637
Posted By NomadicOne
Haha, I was also caught in those construction...

Haha, I was also caught in those construction areas for more than an hour a month ago on the way to Pozo Almonte.

Chile customs asked me to take off my tailbag and put it through x-ray but nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Sounds great. You won't regret it. I found the...

Sounds great. You won't regret it. I found the official Ruta 40 site (http://www.ruta40.gov.ar/) to be a good resource for Ruta 40 especially which sections are paved and where the gas stations are....
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By NomadicOne
We might have! I was in Bariloche the previous 3...

We might have! I was in Bariloche the previous 3 days. Yesterday I did a ride up to Villa La Angostura then Highway 65 to Villa Traful/Confluencia before returning back to Bariloche. Saw lots of...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By NomadicOne
I'm in Bariloche now after having ridden mostly...

I'm in Bariloche now after having ridden mostly Ruta 40 from Cafayate down.

I've found these sites to be good resources:
Ruta 40 Official Site (http://www.ruta40.gov.ar/)- great interactive...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Hope you feel better Jeff. If you have the time,...

Hope you feel better Jeff. If you have the time, I would recommend not taking the coast (highway 3) all the way down. I've heard that's the worst way to get down to Ushuaia since it's boring, you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Glad you enjoyed Bolivia. I'm in Mendoza about to...

Glad you enjoyed Bolivia. I'm in Mendoza about to head south on Ruta 40 towards Patagonia. Expecting to reach Ushuaia by Friday, December 13.
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Hey Jeff, I just arrived in Lima today too. I...

Hey Jeff, I just arrived in Lima today too. I dropped by Flying Dog Hostel this evening but you weren't there. Can we meet up tomorrow evening maybe for a drink and I can grab the headset off your...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,637
Posted By NomadicOne
Tough luck Sara, hope the blockades clear up...

Tough luck Sara, hope the blockades clear up soon!

I'm still in Medellin (a moto shop is working on repairing the breaks on my front panel carrier and side fairings where the windshield mounts)....
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 107,637
Posted By NomadicOne
Awesome!

Awesome adventure so far! I'm another Canadian (from Toronto) riding to Tierra del Fuego and taking the ferry to Antarctica. I landed in Medellin on Monday and will probably take off for Cartagena on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
I crossed into Panama today and this border was...

I crossed into Panama today and this border was super easy. All done within 1 hour (Monday morning at 11am) and the post from Dan and Lisa here...
Forum: Americas 10-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By NomadicOne
I think I'll be a week or so ahead. Expecting to...

I think I'll be a week or so ahead. Expecting to pick-up my bike in Medellin on Monday and spend 2.5 weeks in Colombia before entering Ecuador. If your plans change (leaving earlier) let me know via...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Good to hear the Panama border was quick. Judging...

Good to hear the Panama border was quick. Judging by your experience, this post (http://heyivegotanidea.wordpress.com/costa-rica-panama/) was correct then plus an additional $2 for the inspection guy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
During my Trans-Lab ride, I used a trick I learnt...

During my Trans-Lab ride, I used a trick I learnt from some ADVrider thread. Spin around in circles a few times (to get the mosquitoes/black flies away) and then put the helmet on. Much better than...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 147,611
Posted By NomadicOne
Makes sense! The two borders we did through that...

Makes sense! The two borders we did through that area (Belize-Guatemala @ Melcor de Menchos, Guatemala-Honduras @ Corinto) have been great compared to the experiences of others who go through San...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 147,611
Posted By NomadicOne
Dave, just curious but why are you not taking the...

Dave, just curious but why are you not taking the bike into Guatemala and then continuing down to Honduras from there? Maybe it was stated somewhere else and I missed it but I'm confused why you're...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 57,525
Posted By NomadicOne
Subscribed. René has been a huge help to me on my...

Subscribed. René has been a huge help to me on my trip. Can't think him enough. Hope you guys have a safe trip and we get to meet sometime on the road. I'm currently riding with Jeff (Super Tenere)...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 103,522
Posted By NomadicOne
Obviously, I felt super crappy about rear ending...

Obviously, I felt super crappy about rear ending Jeff and seeing him in pain on the ground. I can't count how many times I apologized. I'm usually in a staggered position behind him but I think the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By NomadicOne
Thanks a lot bud, that price is nearly $40...

Thanks a lot bud, that price is nearly $40 cheaper vs. what EasPennCanada is offering so I will be patient and wait for shipping from Saskatchewan.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By NomadicOne
Thanks for the quick response. Will go out and...

Thanks for the quick response. Will go out and get the Deka ETX14 battery (the only non-BMW and Canadian Tire battery I could find in Toronto).

My next challenge is finding a way to keep it on a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By NomadicOne
I may be having the same or at least a similar...

I may be having the same or at least a similar issue as OP. Hoping to get some feedback.

Here's a video of what happens when I try to start up my 2010 BMW F800GS:
http://youtu.be/B8_rbYZBcXE
...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 80,591
Posted By NomadicOne
No tours of Churchill Falls Hydro Facility between August 12-August 16

For those hitting the TLH in the near term, I just called the Town Office at (709) 925-3335 and was told there were no tour guides between August 12 and August 16. I plan on dropping by the office...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 80,591
Posted By NomadicOne
First Post

This is as good as any place to make my first post on ADV! After a couple years of riding a street bike in Ontario and a little bit in Nepal and Nicaragua I've finally acquired a dual sport bike a...
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