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Old 02-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #226
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Keep up the great RR Phil. We've been right with, you following your RR since Northern Mexico. Saludos Amigo!
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #227
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Keep up the great RR Phil. We've been right with, you following your RR since Northern Mexico. Saludos Amigo!
Thanks My Friend, its good to know your enjoying the report even with the huge time gaps

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #228
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and with that we're off on a flying start for the next part of the journey. Have to say, the Adventure Bus Riding leaves a lot to be desired, as much as I liked having my wife with me and I wouldn't change anything, it's kind of irritating moving on other peoples schedule to places they feel like taking you. Now that that grumble is over its onwards and upwards, there will be lots of pictures with the occasional rude comment, get the hot buttered popcorn and settle in

first I'd like you to meet my wife of a hell of a pile of years who enthusiastically helped me with this trip



and we're off through Buenos Aires and beyond

one of the first things to be done is souvenir shopping, here's Jan and the merchant laughing because they both think they've seriously hosed the other



the harbour of Buenos Aires is amazing they've redone the whole thing, renovated as much as they could and all the new buildings are being built in the shape of a ship, I don't mean individually but as a whole theme its so huge I couldn't get a picture

in the harbour the old Argentine naval training ship and the tango dancer bridge. The bridge was paid for by one person and it's meant to represent the leg of the female tango dancer, Balderdash you say, well it really does




the training ship is beautiful but needs money spent on it





but she did have a sting



and of course My Beloved Bride gracing the decks



When I arrived in Buenos Aires I took the bike over to Dakar Motos, it's a good thing Jan was coming down because it was impossible to get a chain in Argentina to fit my bike and I had to chase over BA to find the sprockets, here's me feeling great about my parts I found



Going to post this the service is getting really slow now
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #229
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and my other girl in for service, if your in BA and need good quality service head for Dakar Motos



I really like taking pictures of the grafetti found all over, here's more









but wait who's this, why it's Claude after another night of debauchery, his mother is going to be very disappointed in him




of course we headed out to supper



now Argentines have no idea about vegetables except for papa fritas but then who really gives a crap, meat, meat wonderful meat



this was just some of the stuff at the funky restaurant we were having supper at



another break here

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #230
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Hey Bucksnort!

You still moving? No updates from your SPOT lately! Keep on keeping on...
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #231
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Hey Bucksnort!

You still moving? No updates from your SPOT lately! Keep on keeping on...
Bucksnort, whats this bucksnort stuff? Checked my spot page, shows me moving and Jan's been following me, which page are you looking at? I'm in Brazil at Rio Bravo for the night moving on tomorrow

Started doing this report and almost immediately the internet slowed right down , I was hoping to be a lot further along now, ah well patience glasshopper

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #232
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is something people call people out doing what they wish they were doing but aren't doing because they are sitting in a snow bank waiting for spring to arrive so they can do what they really want to do

Brazil - excellent.



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Old 02-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #233
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is something people call people out doing what they wish they were doing but aren't doing because they are sitting in a snow bank waiting for spring to arrive so they can do what they really want to do

Brazil - excellent.



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Old 02-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #234
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They have some good beer in Argentina and they serve it in large quantities



now those of you who have been following Radioman know he's gone to New Zealand but before he went he had to make sure his bike was completely clean and this is how he did it, everybody up early and to work



but here's a few more shots of downtown BA



one comment if I may, while we were in Santa Fe I had my camera stolen (my fault I left it on a restaurant table, by the time I got back it was gone) so a lot of good pictures are gone







here's Jan with a new friend in Buenos Aires



right downtown BA, as per ususal the government does itself well





right outside what is called the Pink Building which is the Government seat for Argentina, from what I can make of it is veterens of the Maldivian war protesting





and this is the Pink Building
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #235
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The Japanese community in BA built a garden in memory of a visit of the Emporer of Japan complete with ponds, Jan really wanted to see this, oh boy flowers and trees to look at but must say it was a beautiful place











went for a tour of the previously mentioned Pink Building, beautiful inside



courtyard in the middle of the building










and some of the ornateness of the building



and the military personnel on duty



but as with all good times with friends



they come to an end, the evening before Radioman left we all went to a Tango dinner dance

waiting outside for everyone to show up



the restaurant



and here he is showing how it's done



as well as Claude




there's no smart remarks here because I wouldn't even get up and try, I was afraid of badly hurting my partner if I did

but on with the show



Radioman pondering the future as he packs to leave



well I think that's all for Buenos Aires, everyone has dispersed before the winds of change and the story must move on
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #236
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Thanks for the update Slowphil.
It has been great following your journeys .
I love your concise style of ride reporting.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:01 AM   #237
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Great to hear from you Phil. I'm looking forward to some new updates.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #238
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Well I was boasting about being an Adventure Bus Rider so here's the man who makes the excitement all happen



and the amazing view you get of the countryside going by




the coastal area of Uruguay are beautiful






about 25 years ago we had a very nice young lady from Uruguay stay with us as on an exchange program, we paid her a visit she is now a mature woman with a family of her own, it turns out her family is as nice as she is

please meet Maria Noel

Well I guess we'll have to forget that, the new improved photobucket is turning out to be as hard to work with as the old one was

but let me show you some more of Uruguay

a fairly typical fisherman



we rented a car for a few days to tour on our own


fairly remenisent of ruta 40 in Argentina

one of the little ferries we used, fairly quaint



and the motive force to move it



the beaches are heavily used for everything





one of the more interesting places we were taken, a hotel owned and built by a famous poet



for those who have followed along you'll remember the hand in the desert that was one of my major points. well it turns out there are 4, done by the same artist, of them in the world. The second one is in Punta del Este and I got my picturen there as well


now I have to get my bike to Europe because ones in Spain and the others in France

some general pictures of Uruguay

Mounted Police



and a summer cottage built by an eccentric



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Punta del Este









trying to gget a shot of Montevideo



and of course food



now in Uruguay as in Argentina they are serious about their meat

small parrilla



and for those times when all the family arrives, this is Pedro, Maria Noels husband cooking up a storm



and some of the results





Agustin showing he can do it better



my apologies to Maria Noel and the rest of the family, photobucket doesn't seem to want to cooperate but when I can I'll come back and edit this properly

once again loaded up the bike and headed off down the road



came across a small car museum, it wasn't open so could only get a few pictures

about a 1960 Studebaker lark



with a Hillman imp, same era



because this a motorcycle report



and a lollipop to the first one who correctly names this one, if I had the money I would have hung around a bought it



northward bound toward Brazil I thought I would stop and camp at Santa Theresa National Park and make all of you jealous by being down on the beach for 2 or 3 days listening to weather reports from home, turns out the laughs on me, it rained steadily for 3 days with everything getting soaked and no wifi to use as well

trying to dry out





this was not one of my better suppers



here I am working my heart out getting pictures ready to upload



leaving Santa Theresa national park I finally got a look at the fortress that was there



and finally wandering down the road to the Brazil border


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and a lollipop to the first one who correctly names this one, if I had the money I would have hung around a bought it



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