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Old 12-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #601
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came after you and Dylan

are behind you
  • 6 bmw riders (all solo )
  • a suzuki v strom
  • a triumph tiger
  • 4 klr
  • 2 yamaha tenere
  • 2 suzuki ds
and 2 guys on some suzuki 125 cc



good luck


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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #602
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are behind you
  • 6 bmw riders (all solo )
  • a suzuki v strom
  • a triumph tiger
  • 4 klr
  • 2 yamaha tenere
  • 2 suzuki ds
and 2 guys on some suzuki 125 cc



good luck


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wow thats hell of a list, the only one i think that sailed with us was phil on a yellow v strom, didn't see any others on the road, at least we know what to look for...
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:44 AM   #603
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leaving Carora in the morning the plan was for some back roads out of town, nice easy day riding and roll into Valencia or Maracay late afternoon...that idea kind of happened but not exactly as planned

Still in Carora on a road leading to the outskirts we were stopped by the military, he picked me as the person to speak to, initially he seemed agressive and as soon as i showed on my tank bag where we were going he tone changed and perfect english started, "no you can't do that" i questioned why and showed him the roads were looking to take heading east on a map and also on the GPS. once he saw the GPS he moved it around like he had be trained on it at Garmins headquarters, switching screens, zooming in and out, then another soldier came over and he did the same.

they pointed to multiple roads and and said very clearly "there are guerrillas here, here, here, here and here, avoid this area, don't take this road, this road, this road, this road, this road...for you gringos go back to town and exit from the west get on the auto pista and stay on it until Valencia, if you don't you will be in a lot of danger"

ok so off we head, on a basically boring ride down a freeway for the day, not much to see as expected, minimal photo ops, one of the minute highlights was seeing who had the most kitchenware for sale at the side of the road!!!






in the afternoon we stopped to fill the bikes ups, all of them at once and used almost 51 liters that cost 4.93 bolivianos, or 33 cents US



heading thru VAlencia the traffic was absolutely nuts, no one gives and inch so we lane split for about 10 miles, a real good place to get side swiped and then crushed by another driver

by the afternoon the mountians appeared but it was too late to head out there



smile moment of the day riding by a truck full of pigs, the truck hit a major pot hole and all the pigs bounced up about 2 or 3 feet in the air...glad i wasn't behind the truck



the going thru a tunnel there was this...hopefully not a VZ version of Mt Rushmore, if i was one of these guys i would be pissed at the likeness and i don't even know what they look like, if that makes sense



we ended the day in Maracay, a guy stopped called salvador who spoke English and wanted to tell us about his 1000cc Honda he has at home, Ryans eyes lit up hearing about a big bike, "so big bikes means big rear tires, right?" he said i'll show the shop with the best selection, get on...and off they went into rush hour traffic



we ended the day in the second best hotel in town for $11.75 a person and went for a Chinese dinner!!! Chinese speaking Spanish was just a little weird but a good way to end a basically boring day
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #604
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Gorillas ,are only native to equatorial Africa.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #605
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Thanks for all your advice on the road. Nice to meet you on the rat. Maybe we will cross paths again if I get my bike back and running soon! Enjoy the ride
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #606
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Hey Paul:
A little late to the party, but raring to go nevertheless. Happy to be along for the ride, and looking forward to RTW through your eyes. Jumped in from JDowns.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #607
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Nice to see your posts again.
Great pics as always amigo.
I have plenty of time now to check ride reports so please keep at it.
Doctor ordered me 15 days rest, so I'll be looking forward to them.
I'm disappointed we couldn't ride in Ecuador (or have some beers here as I'm on a ton of meds right now), but happy I'm alive and will have another chance.
Ride safe,
Buen viaje!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #608
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Thanks for the pic! Really excellent.

I have some items on Ebay currently. Toyota parts, etc. Whatever they sell for is headed your way via the donate tab on your page. Please use at least $1 of it for beer.

Be safe. Thanks for the awesome RR!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #609
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sweet ride, i kinda skimmed through, will go back and absorb later so if my question is already answered please forgive me :)

was wondering if you're planning on coming through Europe, Africa or Asia?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #610
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Gorillas ,are only native to equatorial Africa.
perrogordo, reread the comment i made (look at the spelling) - i am in Venezuela and certain areas here are very dangerous, and these are the GUERILLAS i am talking about




not these Gorillas

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:04 PM   #611
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was wondering if you're planning on coming through Europe, Africa or Asia?
yes, yes and yes...but not sure on the order or timing as of yet...stay tuned for that
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #612
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Gorilla-Guerilla BIG DIFFERENCE!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #613
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:28 AM   #614
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Gee, those are my kind of guerrillas.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #615
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Thanks for all your advice on the road. Nice to meet you on the rat. Maybe we will cross paths again if I get my bike back and running soon! Enjoy the ride
great meeting you too, have a great christmas and hopefully you get your bike issues resolved so you can continue riding south
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