|04-01-2012, 05:52 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2012
~3mths of South America starting July '12
This is supposed to be an introduction and questions thread for my 2012 July-Sept trip through South America. I'll mark my questions/issues orange.
I'm a student and I'll get my BA this June and I'll leave it at that. So before I start working and everything, I want to do a big trip around South America, which should take about 3 months give and take. I don't want to do too much small trails, just mainly see the countries, meet people, experience the cities and the cultures.
Basically I wanted to buy an affordable bike somewhere in South America, I don't really have any other choice. I was planning to start off in Buenos Aires and go clockwise from there, with the main checkpoints being:
I'll be buying a bike in Santiago, since it's the easiest as far as I know. (Following this guide on HU) I'll probably buy a used bike off chileautos.cl; Here the question is, what kind of bike?
I was thinking of buying an older bike with minimal electronics and a kick-starter, like a small Honda twin from around 1975-1985, because I'm in love with those bikes (Like this one), is that a good idea? Or should I go for a newer kind of dirtbike like a Honda XR250?
Here's the list of equipment I'm planning to bring, this list is incomplete as of 2/4/12, I'll update it with whatever equipment I can find from other threads, but I'm still happy about any input on what I really shouldn't forget
Will the Andes border crossings between Chile-Argentina and Chile-Bolivia be a problem for it being winter down there, or is it too far north for snow storms?
Will 3 months be enough to do this trip comfortably?
What bike should I get? As I asked above, is it recommended to buy a bike older than a 90s?
dsp1207 screwed with this post 04-10-2012 at 12:05 AM
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