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Old 12-05-2009, 02:46 PM   #751
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middle of nowhere to talampaya

So we got our bearings the following morning and had a better look at where we were (we had arrived and it was nearly dark). Not a bad spot but we had to move on and made our way to Talampaya National park. We were hoping to ride the bike around the park but they made us take a guided tour (minibus). A short video of what the park has to offer (very short!)...






Upon our return to the parking area we spotted these next to our bike and briefly spoke to the owners before they too were loaded onto the next minibus...




Check out the width of the rear wheel.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:03 PM   #752
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Talampaya to Valle de la Luna

Our next park was Valle de la Luna, about a 2 or 3 hour drive from Talampaya. This time we were allowed to ride into the park with the bike to complete the 40 kilometer circuit

We asked to be the first vehicle to avoid the dust and soon found ourselves leading about 10 or 12 vehicles into the park...





The scenery goes from this lunar type stuff to some nice reds (or rather, pink)...





Another video...




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Old 12-16-2009, 04:10 PM   #753
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #754
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:38 AM   #755
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Valle de la Luna to Leoncito

From Valle de la Luna we went directly (kind of) to the third and last park we wanted to visit, Leoncito. This one was about 700 kilometers away near the city of Mendoza. We had some amazing variety in the scenery with the early morning being spent in the Pampas and the end of day up in the mountains. We finally arrived at the park entrance in the dark. Some pics...





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Old 12-18-2009, 03:39 AM   #756
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And Happy Holidays to you too!
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:45 AM   #757
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Leoncito to Mendoza

The following day we headed out of the park and back into familiar territory, the city of Mendoza, home of good ice cream, good wine and good company.

Another stunning day...



With some nice tarmac...



Then, some nice gravel roads for about 70 kilometers...



When we arrived in Mendoza we found a KLR parked there. Turns out it was Crawford from Chicago. He has a ride report here on ADV, check it out...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508006

Here he is with Marie...



Our bikes...



Crawford spent a couple of days reparing his bike and was soon on his way, as were we.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #758
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Fantastic pictures. Must be nice to be back in mendoza. It was one of my favorite cities-- probably has alot to do with the gelato. mmmmm gelato.

If you had to choose a place along your trip to really migrate to/live/work, what city/cities would you consider?
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #759
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Wow

Amazing how similar that landscape is to Wyoming.

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Old 12-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #760
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Fantastic pictures. Must be nice to be back in mendoza. It was one of my favorite cities-- probably has alot to do with the gelato. mmmmm gelato.

If you had to choose a place along your trip to really migrate to/live/work, what city/cities would you consider?
Umm, Ice cream in Mendoza.

I guess the vote for best place to live would go to Argentina, more specifically San Rafael or Mendoza. I guess, San Rafael, much more manageable. Maybe we would get a small farm or start a little biker hostel. Yup, that would be our choice.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #761
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And you too!
We are now spending quality time with my 2 brothers and their respective spouses (and a nephew) here in BA. Nothing like trying to keep seven people happy when they all have different interests. Feeling a bit like a tour group leader!
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:10 AM   #762
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Mendoza to Chile

We wanted to make the Horizons Unlimited motorcycle meet in Viedma, Argentina but that was still a few weeks away so we decided to take a small detour to Chile. We were there last year but wanted to visit Isla Chiloe this time around. Isla Chiloe is where the Panamerica Highway ends. In the end, we didn't make it all the way to the "end of the road" but we did manage to see a few of the sights in the city of Castro, the capital of Isla Chiloe.



Typical houses...





A church, the enterior of which is made almost entirely of wood...



There was some sort of procession when we were there...



Low tide...



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Old 12-25-2009, 06:21 PM   #763
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:58 PM   #764
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fantastic pics & travel
I read it all the night
and Now I would like to take my BMW and make the same

Have fun
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:28 PM   #765
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I gotta tell ya, hats off to all of you who have stuck with this ride report despite the incredibly slow pace of updates. But for the next 24 hours we have wifi so here come a few. Let's pic up the story when we re-entered Argentina after visiting Isla Chiloe in Chile. The day we came across the border there was rain, then snow, then hail mixed with a bit of freezing rain. Last time we had that kind of driving conditions was back in Europe.

In crossing back into Argentina we wanted to go see the penguins just south of Puerto Madryn, attend the Horizons Unlimited meeting in Viedma, meet up with my 2 brothers in Buenos Aires and finally follow a bit of the Dakar race. We managed to fit it all in and as I write these words we are taking it easy (for a day) in the fine city of Mendoza yet again. But this time will be the last.

Sitting here in the courtyard of the hostel I can't help but think back of the good times spent with Dave (Daveg) and Theo, Cecilia and Leo, Crawford (TShusband), Chris and Erin Ratay (a couple from Colorado who have been around the world) and many more riders we have met while at this hostel...OK, I am straying off topic. Where were we? Right, the penguins. I'm gonna hit send before I lose this text, then I'll give you some penguins.
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