Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Time to relax, drink wine, park the bike and chill for a couple of days
    We survived!
    Yeah!!!!

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  2. flyingdutchman177

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    I have more pictures and videos
    But I need to hit the road now
    More later
    Stay tuned
    Uyuni is one deck
    And that was one hell of a ride

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  3. flyingdutchman177

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    Wow!
    Thanks for sharing the ride with me
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    Still enjoying the ride.
    Glad to see your love life has improved.:dllama
  5. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Ya your a great guy doing a bitchen ride,but it's sure nice to see her when she lands near you.
  6. 70East

    70East Been here awhile

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    Brother, the pleasure is all ours.
    Thank you for taking the time and posting. Makes my day a little more bearable in the ole cube.
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    I believe I would take her home with me, you are a lucky man.:thumb
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    AT86 Been here awhile

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    after i would have finished my planned trip :thumbup::):p:D
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    300,000 + views impressive! Mothers Day phone call from Chile, priceless!! Thanks Stay safe!
  10. flyingdutchman177

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    Love ya ma
    Made it to Argentina
  11. flyingdutchman177

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    She'S landing in Argentina soon for some wine tasting with me in Mendoza
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    Thanks for amazing report and pictures, out of all the RR I have read......I think you are the only one travel SA with a fine babe tacking along.......This is just like mini series :lol3 I am :ear Happy Mother's Day
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    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Oh and I see you met up with the 2 DRZ400 guys!
  15. flyingdutchman177

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    Yes, I will take the a piece of that meat that has not been refrigerated and has been sitting outside in the sun with flies all over it and the pig head.......no wonder my stomach has not been feeling well since arriving in Bolivia

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    Kathe and I in the town square in Coroico after the Road of Death

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    Taking the plunge at Hotel Gloria in Coroico

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    Here is the sign at the start of the Death Road.
    It tells you to drive with your lights on and to drive on the left side of the road (like in England)
    I am not sure why but I got confused on one occasion and almost went head-on with a car coming the other way.
    Fortunately, I got the hang of it because two cars surprised me around blind corners and I was riding on the left side. But if I wasn't, there would have been no way I could have stopped on time to avoid a collision


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    CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

    Kathe was not afraid at all riding on the back of my motorcycle riding on the most dangerous road in the world.
    To be honest with you, Jungas Road was not all that scary. The reason for that is the REAL Most Dangerous Road in the World is not Jungas Road. It is actually driving thru downtown La Paz Bolivia.
    Those people just don't know how to drive and don't give a shit about you. And there are so many mini buses and people on the road, it is enough to drive you crazy.
    I had 2 scary moments in La Paz
    Once when I car pulled out in front of me. The guy never even looked. I saw his eyes the whole time. It was like he was trying to kill me.
    The other time was when a taxi van swerved to the shoulder to pick someone up and he never looked because I was right there. It was really close. In fact, the lady that the taxi driver was going to picked up screamed because she thought Kathe and I were going to get hit and run over. As I made my way around the front of the van, I kicked in the passenger side door with my boot. I could feel the door cave in as my foot made contact with the door
    Yes, I was mad!
    I asked Kathe later if that scared her.
    She said "no"
    And then she told me the truth......she said she was actually ASLEEP!!!!
    And me kicking the door of the van woke her up.
    Her flight in to La Paz was a red eye so she was very tired. She also told me that she slept part of the way down the road of death.
    And I never knew
    true story
    When she was awake, she took this video from the back of my motorcycle

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    Chasing a mountain biker down Jungas Road
    Road of Death

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