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Old 12-31-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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4 days through argentinian patagonia lake region, on a 125cc street bike

hi, here are some pics from a lonesome trip taken last weekend.
almost 1500km in 4 days. i live near Neuquen City, Argentina, and this beautiful lake region is 450km from home.

the first part of the trip includes my way to San Martin de los Andes, riding the mitical Ruta 40.













after arriving this city, a tour by Lago Lacar.











next morning i move to Villa la Angostura. to get there i had to go through one the most beautiful parts of Ruta 40, known as Ruta de los 7 Lagos (route of the 7 lakes).







































some pics of Villa la Angostura and we keep riding towards Bariloche















then 2 days in Bariloche. some pics of the city, its shores by Lago Nahuel Haupi, and some of its natural sorrounding and small villages nearby.
































































and then we go home... back to the plain desert.

hope you like the places and pics!!

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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Wow! Stunning country, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I have never been that far south, you have inspired me to to start planning a Patagonia trip for '16. Thanks for that
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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Wow! Stunning country, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I have never been that far south, you have inspired me to to start planning a Patagonia trip for '16. Thanks for that

go for it!!
i haven't met anyone who has taken an adventure trip around this part of the world and hasn't enjoyed it.
i was born in buenos aires and moved south 5 years ago. i couldn't be any happier with the change.
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:51 PM   #4
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Fantastic! Keep posting. We want to see more of where you ride.

Lakes, mountains, curvy roads . . . and a cool bike. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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beautiful country, I plan on making it down there one day. Do you know of any single track motorcycle trails in the area?
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:10 PM   #6
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beautiful country, I plan on making it down there one day. Do you know of any single track motorcycle trails in the area?
yes, there are lots of single track trails in the lake region.
some are motorcycle trails (normally used by enduro racers) and some are rural trails often used by shepherds and locals (but can be used by bikes as well).
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:00 AM   #7
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Wonderful Pictures. Looks like you had perfect weather for your trip. Thanks for showing us some of your riding area. Keep the pics coming...Dave
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:28 AM   #8
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Thumb Nice pics

Argentina is a wonderull country! Thanks for sharing. And keep it coming...
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #9
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Wonderful Pictures. Looks like you had perfect weather for your trip.
yes, 4 sunny days!! the only problem was the cold nights, but you know that's gonna happen when you visit these mountains. this lake region is the rainiest part of the country, so i can say i've been preety lucky to get such good weather considering i didn't choose the date of the trip according to the forecast.

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Old 01-05-2015, 04:18 PM   #10
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I had the pleasure of being in Patagonia twice in the last 2 years. I wear my Ruta 40 t-shirt proudly. How did the small bike do against the usual high winds in that region? Torres del Paine is one of my favorite places in that part of the world. Also Perito Moreno Glacier was outstanding. Thanks for sharing....
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:06 PM   #11
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Great pictures. That is some beautiful country.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:14 AM   #12
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I had the pleasure of being in Patagonia twice in the last 2 years. I wear my Ruta 40 t-shirt proudly. How did the small bike do against the usual high winds in that region? Torres del Paine is one of my favorite places in that part of the world. Also Perito Moreno Glacier was outstanding. Thanks for sharing....
i live in the desert part of northern patagonia (near neuquen city, the oil and gas production zone), so this little bike is quite used to riding on strong wind conditions. wind here is even stronger and more frequent than in the lake region.
you have to be careful with side wing, but that is no different from riding bigger bikes, and even easier than riding dual sport taller bikes. but if the wind blows in the opposite direction you are riding... be patient, haha... some uphill roads with wind against me had to be ridden at no more than 60 or 70 km/h (40-45mph).
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:54 PM   #13
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Awesome pictures!

Good on you for doing the 125cc trip! You need to be pretty clever with packing and how much weight to load on

I love my 2007 CBR125R
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Awesome pictures!

Good on you for doing the 125cc trip! You need to be pretty clever with packing and how much weight to load on

I love my 2007 CBR125R
this is my first bike after ten years of not riding (used to ride a kawasaki ex500 back then). i bought a small one trying to find out if i wanted to be a rider again... the question was answered the minute i put my ass on the seat! of course i'm lloking forward to a bigger bike in the short term (250 at least, and dual sport) but i didn't want to sell this beauty without some nice trips on it.
i used to be a backpacker as a young kid, so it's no problem for me to pack light.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:17 PM   #15
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Wow if I didnt know better I would have thought it was Montana or something. cool picts
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