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Old 12-31-2012, 04:06 PM   #211
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Awesome, Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #212
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Young James

must have been helping you too with the pics. Great job. Have a great new year Phil. Many more miles and memories to work on in your future.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #213
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We were out for a ride early New Years Eve so I thought I'd post these to try and show Ushuaia a little better










a trekker from Switzerland came along, had a great conversation with him and he offered to take our picture so who can say no



Young James came wandering along as well



if you want to see the area and have lots of money here's the place to go



I suppose I could have got a better picture of this but was too idle to get off my bike



but as with all good things they have to come to an end, here's Ernie packing all his gear getting ready to start heading home tomorrow but the adventures will still continue

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:57 PM   #214
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Well after Ernie spent all that time packing our gear and with the bike tuned as best I could it's time to hit the road north, to make the ferry to Punta Arenas we had to be on the road by 0600hrs

packing the bikes




the next pictures are compliments of Bill Beckwith, another New Years eve partier

heading out through the pillars



not to far out the pillars we saw this, at first it ran down the road ahead of us but then it cut off and up the hill, it was just a beautiful sight


as when I was riding through the mountain pass into Ushuaia when it was snowing and cold it was cold, raining with heavy fog when we rode out through it. I think I preferred the snow

heading down the gravel roads towards the ferry



that's me by the way

clearing customs once again



along the coastal road



but we made it to the ferry ramp with a half hour to spare



our first days track



the reason I headed for Punta Arenas was the availability of new tires, specificly Heidenau scouts, the shop where I got them was really impressive



the place was immaculate, if your down this way and need repairs this is the place, I highly recommend it



and here they are, beautiful no?



there still wasn't any chain or sprockets available for my bike so its off to Buenos Aires with a really questionable chain moving me

I've stated before I really like riding through the deserts and pampas but I have to admit 3 days and 3000 kms of this was a bit much



Next arriving in BA and the kindness of strangers
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #215
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Getting to Buenos Aires with no gps available it was down to writing out instructions how to get to the apartment I'll be staying at, managed to get lost on the tollways and went 40 kms out of my way but once straightened out and headed in the right direction I saw a big sign for 9th de Julio, HEY thats my exit, down off the highway and into the city. I figured the easiest thing to do was to do the time honoured trick of flagging down a taxi and pay him to lead me. I finally got a taxi to stop and managed to convey that I wanted him to lead me to this address. Off we go, he leads me to a street and tries to indicate where I'm supposed to go next but it must have been the stunned look on my face because he then lead me to the street, got out of his taxi and wandered up and down the block until he found the apartment for me, he then refused to accept any money from me, shook my hand and took off before I could get his picture. There I was standing in front of the apartment with the sweat running down inside my gear feeling extremely grateful for his kindness

our apartment





views from the balcony









got an email from Peter who was on the ferry from Panama to Cartagena with me, he's in town so invited him over for supper



this is my second day here and I haven't really seen much, I've been busy arranging parts and repairs for the bike, it now has a problem with the starting circuit theres a wire loose in there and it's a real problem getting it to start. Then there's the time consuming activity of cleaning gear and doing laundry



trying to get my riding gear washed



I'm waiting for Jan my wife to arrive and the time is getting close!!!!! It's hard to believe I haven't seen her for over 5 months now

Here's Ernie hard at work typing out this report as I dictate it, I figure it's about time he started carrying his part of the load



There will be a slight change in course for this report for the next month, my butt is going to be sitting in a first class bus for the travelling portion and since I haven't found an Adventure Bus Rider forum to post in I guess I have to keep on here but the adventure continues
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #216
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Hi Phil,
For your starting issue,check the switch on your clutch lever,they can get dirty and act as a kill switch.make sure the plunger is sliding free.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:07 PM   #217
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you are a funny guy lol

"Adventure Bus Rider"

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #218
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Hi Phil,
For your starting issue,check the switch on your clutch lever,they can get dirty and act as a kill switch.make sure the plunger is sliding free.

Thanks for the tip NS I'll pass it on to Dakar Motos who are doing the servicing, glad your still following the saga

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:25 PM   #219
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YK: I hope your out in the garage every night giving the gray pig all the attention it deserves. There has to be 2 1200 gsa's down here for every other bike on the road so you must be pleased, when you get here you will be in good company

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #220
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Whoo! just catching up now. I'm at the part where you've crossed into Peru. South American borders seem a helluva lot easier than Central American ones, no?

Darien yacht crossing looked great!
Did they pave that last bit of road in Kuna territory to the Caribbean shore? I seem to remember it being all dirt with a big water crossing at the end...
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Whoo! just catching up now. I'm at the part where you've crossed into Peru. South American borders seem a helluva lot easier than Central American ones, no?

Darien yacht crossing looked great!
Did they pave that last bit of road in Kuna territory to the Caribbean shore? I seem to remember it being all dirt with a big water crossing at the end...
Hey Moto, good to hear from you, South American borders are a breeze to cross about 10 to 15 mins for aduana and 5 mins for migration if that. Have crossed Chile/Argentina/Chile about 10 times with absolutely no problems Stalhratte was just a blast if you get with the right group you'll have a great time and the road through the Kuna territory is paved with large sections starting to disintigrate. Things haven't changed too much from when you were there. Take care and when are you heading Nova Scotia way again?

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #222
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Awesome adventure! One I will try myself in a few years. Thanks for the RR.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #223
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You guys almost had an exciting chapter put on here last night, after slaving over a hot keyboard I went to hit enter for upload it crashed on me. It will be a little bit for an exciting chapter from ADVENTURE BUS RIDER but it will be worth it
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #224
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Well, get to it!

I'm guessing Jan made it home alright? I never thought to ask you the other night if I should go over to your house with the snowblower and dig out...
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:02 AM   #225
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Looking good Philip. Have to say it's a tad bit snowier here than when you left What an amazing journey. Becky is still asking where you have got to.

take care and all the best

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