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Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Bill, Thank you. I'm glad you came...

Hey Bill,
Thank you. I'm glad you came along... I enjoy the company! I think there are a lot of us that share your fascination with that part of the world. And I hope that someday you're able to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Torres del Paine is a hiker's paradise... glad...

Torres del Paine is a hiker's paradise... glad you saw a lot of it on foot! Truely awesome!

BTW, the message in your signature statement is true for me as well!
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi c-zulu, Thank you for the kind words.

Hi c-zulu, Thank you for the kind words.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you facundonu... to say that I've, "... had...

Thank you facundonu... to say that I've, "... had a great time in this end of the world." is so, so true! My trip was more exciting, more surprising, and more satisfying, than I ever expected!
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 367
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Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Caldy, To still have vivid memories of your...

Hey Caldy, To still have vivid memories of your trip in 2005/06 says a lot about the impact it made... lucky you! As I write this, I'm still in Santiago waiting for my flight home. And there's a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 367
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Posted By jrzyguy
Much thanks Roadinator! "...go on forever", if...

Much thanks Roadinator! "...go on forever", if only it were possible?
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Chip Seal... Taking pics slows me down and...

Hey Chip Seal... Taking pics slows me down and has me looking at everything more closely! Thank you for sharing your insights and the compliment!
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi Evo1, I'm so glad you enjoyed the report... I...

Hi Evo1, I'm so glad you enjoyed the report... I had fun putting it together! Wishing you and your dad and epic trip... you're very fortunate to have a dad that shares your dream!
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi Jim. Well our bikes were delayed again due to...

Hi Jim. Well our bikes were delayed again due to the union BS so I'll be hanging out in Chile until they arrive. Sorry to have missed you but certainly enjoyed your RR. I would like to hear more...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Steve, Thanks... glad you came along with me...

Hey Steve, Thanks... glad you came along with me and the RR. Hope you and Roxanne are enjoying the RV life. See you sometime this summer!
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you Doug! I can't imagine that a Colorado...

Thank you Doug! I can't imagine that a Colorado trip this summer won't come together. I'll look forward to seeing you then... thanks again!
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you mramosc. I'm glad to know that you...

Thank you mramosc. I'm glad to know that you traveled along with me and enjoyed it as well!
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you refokus. Ride Reports do take time and...

Thank you refokus. Ride Reports do take time and some work, but I feel that through the process I get to experience my trip in a deeper and more present way. That's just me... but I'd encourage...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 367
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Posted By jrzyguy
End Of My Journey

Although the moto traveling is over, I still have a few details to attend to. Monday morning, I plan to be at a local car wash by 8 AM to get my bike cleaned up... to satisfy the U.S. Customs folks....
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 367
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Posted By jrzyguy
Hostel Villa Kunterbunt

It felt especially good to reach the hostel in Valparaiso. I had spent so much time there, it seemed very familiar... even though the current guests are strangers to me. But the status of strangers...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Final Day... Return to Valparaiso

I wanted to stay relatively close to the border, hoping to have an easier crossing. On the map, Uspallata looked to be a good choice and it was. I stopped as I was leaving town the following...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you bk brkr baker... glad you came along! ...

Thank you bk brkr baker... glad you came along! On the length of the trip topic, I had a surprising experience a week or so ago. When I was asked to post a map/s showing where I am and where I had...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks mramosc! The communication thing is...

Thanks mramosc! The communication thing is really not that difficult... but it is respectful and necessary to speak a little of the local language. And you can always find a bilingual speaker to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Very glad you enjoyed the RR! I'll answer your...

Very glad you enjoyed the RR! I'll answer your questions as best I can.
- Cameras are Canon 6D and a lumix (shockproof & waterproof). 99% of pics were shot with a 24-105 mm zoom. Would bring the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 07:12 PM
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Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
The Roads Are Wild

As I was continuing west, riding through San Rafael in the late morning, I had a highly unusual experience with another motorist. I was slowing for a stop sign when a car came sliding by me on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Heading West

From Bahia Blanca, I rode west and stayed in General Alvear. I get a vibe when entering towns, and General Alvear felt welcoming and familiar, even though I had never been there. I made several...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi Bob, A cruise to Antarctica, you are very...

Hi Bob, A cruise to Antarctica, you are very lucky! Given the choice to return by land or air, I'd definitely opt for land. Bus travel is the way most of the population of Chile and Argentina...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi Hotmamaandme... you're right, it is stunning! ...

Hi Hotmamaandme... you're right, it is stunning! I'm sure yours will be a memorable travel vacation!
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Very happy you came along, O Team! Thank you......

Very happy you came along, O Team! Thank you... and I hope you make the trip. This is an awesome place!
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Returning North

Since leaving Ushuaia, I've been rolling north on Ruta 3 in Argentina. The first day out of Ushuaia required 2 border crossings, the second one took 3 hours and was by far the longest. The second...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 03:51 AM
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Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Dan, Patagonia and Alaska have this...

Thanks Dan, Patagonia and Alaska have this quality in common... huge, expansive space, but few towns and roads to reach them. It was a big surprise to see you ride up to that intersection in 2009...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Hevy Kevy... Thank you... great to have you...

Hey Hevy Kevy... Thank you... great to have you along!
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Fin Pavimento

I love these signs!
http://staedler.smugmug.com/CHILE-ARGENTINA/CHILE-ARGENTINA/i-HCzXPdQ/0/L/HEADING%20NORTH%20ON%20TDF-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
A Cautionary Tale

I needed a rear tire and an oil change before heading north. And I knew I would find service in Ushuaia. After a little research I rode over to Moto Pablo's shop and made an appointment to return...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Ushuaia

There are a few towns where I should have made a hostel reservation, and Ushuaia is one. It is visited by many, and for different reasons... it's the end of the line for most, some begin their trips...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks jimmex... my travels and experiences have...

Thanks jimmex... my travels and experiences have surely exceeded my expectations!
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Yeah Doug... in a way, it does feel like...

Yeah Doug... in a way, it does feel like "success". It's definitely the turn around point for me!
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey PDX Alamo, I see that you're from the U.S. ...

Hey PDX Alamo, I see that you're from the U.S. What you absolutely need to do, if you haven't already, is pay the Argentina reciprocity fee (do it on line) and print the form. It can't be purchased...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey PDX Alamo, Martina at Hostel Villa...

Hey PDX Alamo, Martina at Hostel Villa Kunterbunt, in Valparaiso gave me the contact for my insurance. It is Gisela Maria Speiser, at gisela@speiserseguros.com.ar. If Gisela doesn't respond within...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Thank you TO_ninja. I understand your desire to...

Thank you TO_ninja. I understand your desire to explore this area. I meet and see people here from all over the world. The appeal is shared by so many. I hope the trip becomes a reality for you!
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Will I Reach Ushuaia?

Alvaro and Francisco were up early, only to have breakfast with me... another show of generosity for their guest. I was on the road by 8:30, with Ushuaia my destination! I've heard so much about...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Punta Arenas

I kept in touch with Alvaro and Francisco, friends I met on the ferry from Hornopirén (previously posted pic). They live in Punta Arenas and invited me to stay with them when I eventually arrive......
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Dave, When I first saw the Patagonia sign in...

Hey Dave, When I first saw the Patagonia sign in southern AZ, I stopped for a pic! It'a a very nice, sleepy little town! Glad you all enjoyed it... playing in the dirt, no doubt!
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Maps Showing Roads Traveled

I was asked to post pics of the maps showing the roads I've traveled... it is an excellent suggestion. The map I use (CHILETUR COPEC2014), was purchased at a Copec gas station in chile. It's in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,986
Posted By jrzyguy
Hi johnnybgood8, I appreciate your comment!

Hi johnnybgood8, I appreciate your comment!
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