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Old 12-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Talking MOTO AL SUR!! Tico riding solo from Costa Rica to Chile!!

Sometimes you know something is going to happen..… You know what I mean??

I always knew I that would have a motorcycle, I didn't know how... but I knew it.. I knew my first bike would be a Vespa.. didn't know how but…then, suddenly (and with lots of work) I had my Vespa. I always knew I would have a BMW bike, and also that I would make a great trip on it through America.. AGAIN.. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW BUT.. I KNEW IT!!.. that’s what I am going to do now! I have been inspired by so many bikers and after reading so many RR’s that surprised me and make me desire my own trip. Jantarek, Radioman and BetoLara & Naomi have been some of those travelers that help me with their information, pictures and histories that I would like to live by myself.

So let me introduce myself and tell you about my trip, MOTO AL SUR!

I am a Costa Rican biker, I will ride my G650GS (2011) from Costa Rica to Santiago de Chile. I am leaving on Dec 14th, and planning to be in Santiago around Jan 10-12th . I will do most of my trip solo, but my brother Xavier (Quimexa) and my friends Max and Franco will join me from Costa Rica to Panama city. I will cross the Darien Gap with Girag cargo, they will send my bike to Bogota. Then I will hit the road towards Peru… when I will meet my girlfriend on Christmas eve.

We are planning to go to Cusco, Macchu Pichu, Puno (Titicaca lake), Arequipa... then I will keep going south, towards Santiago.

I don’t have a lot of time, so I won't have time to spend on lots of places, but I know I will enjoy meeting people and feeling the taste of every town I will pass by..

I have divided the trip in 4 stages.. I will try to update my RR while I am on the road.

1. COSTA RICA-PANAMA ( 2 DAYS-834Km)
Maybe this is the most important part of the trip, cause I need to be in Panama City by Dec 15th... The bike need to be in Girag one day before GIRAG send it to Bogota on 16th.



2.BOGOTA-PERU (7 DAYS- 3175Km)
I will do this solo. My first contact with SA riding my bike! The timing is pretty tight, but I think is doable, I only have one spare day. I will meet my girlfriend in Lima, where the stage 3 begins... :)


3.LIMA-AREQUIPA ( 9 DAYS-1789Km)
The relax stage.. We'll go to Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa.. ride and take easy. Pretty much vacation time!


4.AREQUIPA-SANTIAGO (8 DAYS- 3085Km)
The final stage. Atacama desert! I will go to San Pedro de Atacama and ride to the Altiplano Lakes.


So what do you think?? I can’t wait to start the trip!!!!


PURA VIDA!

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Let her rip!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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Be safe and have a great Ride!


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Old 12-02-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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This is my equipment list...too much?? there's something else I should bring with me??


Gear
Rev’it Sand Pants
Rev’it Hi-Vi Jacket
Rev’it Sand gloves
Alpinestars Summer gloves
BMW Allround winter gloves
BMW Allround boots
Airoh Pit one fullface helmet
GoPro HD helmet camera + mounts accessories
Garmin GPS Map 76CSX
North face base layer shirt
Base layer pants
Earplugs
Camel back? (probably don't)

Bike
BMW G650GS 650cc, year 2011 (17000 km)
Metzeler Tourance tires (Rear/Front)
1 Extra Metzeler Tourance Rear tire
K&N air filter
BMW Vario saddlebags
BMW Luggage roll bag 2 (50 l)
BMW hand protectors
BMW skid plate
Tourmaster Cortech tank bag
Touratech Adjustable windshield bracket
Touratech 1m straps (x4)
ROK straps adjustable (x2)
Scala rider Q4 communication system
Chain drive and sprockets (<1000km)
Security chain

Tools
BMW original kit
Tire plug kit
Compressor
Manual Inflator
Gasoline galon
Chain drive oil
Coolant
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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How about a face and neck cover?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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How about a face and neck cover?
already wrote it down !!!

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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Take a look of my bike.. She is ready to go! Just 10 days left!!!

Antigua, Guatemala


Arenal Lake, Costa Rica


In Costa Rica_Panama border, with my old F650GS


Turrialba Volcano, Costa Rica
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #10
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Quikegeo,

This sounds like an awesome trip! Riding through the Peruvian Andes and making your way to Machu Picchu by motorcycle will leave a life-long impression. Ride safe, and post lots of pictures.

As to your equipment, I used a Camelback and was very glad I did. Unlike Costa Rica, the tap water in much of Peru can make you very sick. You can fill your Camelback with bottled water, or sanirize tap (or stream) water with a Steripen UV light to ensure a supply of safe drinking water.

Enjoy!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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Quikegeo,

This sounds like an awesome trip! Riding through the Peruvian Andes and making your way to Machu Picchu by motorcycle will leave a life-long impression. Ride safe, and post lots of pictures.

As to your equipment, I used a Camelback and was very glad I did. Unlike Costa Rica, the tap water in much of Peru can make you very sick. You can fill your Camelback with bottled water, or sanirize tap (or stream) water with a Steripen UV light to ensure a supply of safe drinking water.

Enjoy!!!
Hi Poolman,

That sounds interesting.. I have been thinking about the camelback, I wasn't sure if it is worth it to buy one. One of the reasons is because my HiV jacket is quite hot, so I am not sure I want to use a backpack that make me feel even more hot. But, now reading your comment makes me think that maybe I should give it a chance...

I promise to post lots pictures!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #12
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Take a look of my bike.. She is ready to go! Just 10 days left!!!

Antigua, Guatemala


Arenal Lake, Costa Rica


In Costa Rica_Panama border, with my old F650GS


Turrialba Volcano, Costa Rica
Beautiful pics!!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #13
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Beautiful pics!!!!
Thanks!, I've read that I shouldn't start a thread without posting pics !
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thanks!, i've read that i shouldn't start a thread without posting pics !
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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Thumbs down A bad new...

Only one week left to hit the road towards South America...

But my brother Xavier broke's his ankle..


So can't join us on the first part of the trip to Panama...

We dont want to see this as a bad sign.. but it is important to know that anything can happen and we should be ready to let the plans apart and just be fine with it. There will be another chance!

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