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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Carez Peru

From here we had 111 km to go at 415 and we decided to go for it. The road from here is smooth, two lanes, with actual yellow lines down the middle and everything. That said with more civilization...
Forum: Canada 07-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Saralou
all welcome

All riders and even want to be are welcome! I just wanted to let people know I would be trying to gather some overlanders for you all to meet.

Sara
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Gps

Yes we use base camp so we have them stored. Thanks so much!! We will be back and in Brazil in December! Have an awesome summer!

Sara
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains Day 4

The last 25 km of the road is full of mud sections for an added challenge. Arriving for lunch at la Union we were bagged at 1 pm, but we had 260 km to go to Caraz.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
La Union 120 km takes 4 hours

I know I said this yesterday, but we do need a break today. The first plan was to get to La Union 130 km away on the 3N. This took 4 hours.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 1,048,897
Posted By Saralou
From Vancouver

Hi you guys. We are sending all our positive thoughts and prayers for Neda's mom and you two also. We are here in Van for the summer and missing the bikes in BA! I hope all goes well with the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains day 3

Farther up the Carretera Central we drove thru Cerro de Pasco, which is one of the highest cities in the world and the highest city in the world with over 50,000 inhabitants at 4330 m.





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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains day 3

We eventually found some no name town we would like to forget, with a “room” next to the pig sty (literally) about 40 min after dark and 400 km. This would probably be one of the worst places we have...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
thanks

Thanks so much!!

The contour has a laser to adjust the angle so even though it is on an angle on the side of the helmet the pics and video on Dan's are great. We also use them under water and they...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Saralou
hi

Thanks so much I will keep you all posted!

sp
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains day 2

Then there was 100 km of paved 1 lane road hanging on the side of the cliff, that actually had 2 way car and truck traffic. Luckily on the bikes we could pass. The hairpin corners were nerve racking...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains day 2

Driving along here I was trying to get a photo when my Contour fell off. The glue gave up at 2.5 degrees. Luckily there was deep drainage ditches so it was no too hard to find.


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Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Saralou
BC overlanders beer night?

I am starting to organize an event for some time this August. Please let me know if you would be interested in coming. I am trying to work around the schedules of riders coming from El Salvador and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains day 2

Well rested we were up and out early at 8 am and back on the 3S.



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The road was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Snow

Now we were finally back on the pavement, but again headed up to 4200 m. As we watched the temperature drop rapidly we got worried. Luckily it did not go below 0 and we just had to deal with slush on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
rain

We have been pretty lucky with timing the weather and I think we have had less than 20 days of riding in the rain since we left Vancouver June 22 2012. This was the worst day of the trip so far, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 101,469
Posted By Saralou
hey

We are home for the summer so I will have time to read your RR. So far looks great! Ride safe.


Sara
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
hi

Awesome. I hope you have a great ride! The scenery is amazing. S & D
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Peru mountains day 1

We headed up and down 3 mountains from 1800 m to 4200m.



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Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Mountains of Peru day1

Finally its time to leave the big city for the 1500 + km trip north to the Canyon del Pato, for what is supposed to be the number 1 day ride in all of South America…..


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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Maras

Then we went further down the road to the town of Maras. Near here you go down another dirt road to the “Salerinas” or salt mines.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,685
Posted By Saralou
hey

Looks like you are having fun! Check out Valdez! Take the day trip on the Lu Lu Bell its awesome.





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Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Moray

The Moray site contains an Inca ruins, which consists of terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is 30 meters deep. The depth and orientation to the wind and sun create differences of up...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Moray

The next 40 km to Urubamba is along the valley floor. We decided to go a bit farther up the road and take the back road into Moray. This is a red dirt road up the mountainside on switchbacks with...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Cusco

The first 30 km to Pisac is over the mountains and down into the valley.



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Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Cusco

Getting back to the city we decided to go on a tour of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, which was completed in 1654 after almost 100 years and is on the site of an Inca temple. This place is very...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
back to Cusco

After making it back to town we all decided to head to the hot springs. Where else can you sit in the hot pools and gat bar service!


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Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 91,369
Posted By Saralou
pics

Great photos!!!! looks fun.

sp
Forum: Latin America 06-25-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Saralou
Peru

The 3 N and 3S are awesome. We came north from Cusco to Canyon del Pato and then to Chimbote, but you can also come from Trujillo and then just do the good end of the canyon up and back. The ruins at...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

Then we wandered about for the rest of the morning. Highlights included the Inca houses, the observatory, and the Inca Bridge.



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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

We still arrived at the gate before it opened and saw all the poor youth who had walked the 2 hours up from the town.



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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

Getting up at 430 we were in line for the bus at 5 am and not even on the first 3 busses!


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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By Saralou
Rr

Looks like you are having a great trip so far! We loved Mexico. Ride safe. We will be back in Argentina in October. Sp
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
ribs

Yes he was really in a lot of pain even with the Pisco! But he is a commando they are tough!

SP
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

Arriving in the town we wandered to the main street and found a hotel for the next 2 nights. Then it was time for some souvenir shopping and a beer on the balcony to people watch. We were waiting on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

The Inca trail!


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train to Aguas Calientes 20




In one section they do a zigzag maneuver down the mountain to drop 40 m in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

It is an almost 4 hour trip to go 100 km on this narrow (3 ft wide) gauge rail. The scenery was stunning.


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train to Aguas...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Machu Picchu

Today we were up at 500 am to catch a taxi the 25 min to the train station at Poroy. The train we had was a vista dome and so are mostly widows and a glass roof.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,427
Posted By Saralou
Inuvik

I hope you have a great trip!!! There is a great motorcycle campground in Tok.

http://www.thompsonseaglesclaw.com/


If you have time take a side trip to Valdez and go on the lu lu belle day...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 90,952
Posted By Saralou
Saqsaywaman

Saqsaywaman was a fortress that because of its position on the steep slope it only needed defensive walls on one side. This wall is amazing with huge stones that are more than 300 tonnes and are...
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