Bolivia (Salar de Uyuni): Looking for riding companions starting Dec 13-16

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by arooni, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. arooni

    arooni Been here awhile

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    Hi there:

    I'm currently in La Paz and headed to do the Death Road tomorrow. I'm planning on arriving in Uyuni about a week from this Friday, somewhere around the 14th of December. My desire is to do the full circuit (3 days I think?) through the Salar and exit into Chile from the Salar.

    I'm somewhat flexible on when to start the Salar... but would love to have a riding companion(s) to do the most difficult part of the trip through Bolivia.

    1) If you're interested, please do message me through ADVRider, or through Facebook: (http://facebook.com/davidparkinson) or email: david AT davidparkinson DOT com.
    2) Would love any advice any of you have for me. I will definitely be reading a lot of ADVRider and HorizonsUnlimited threads for how to do this ride safely and to enjoy it. I have all the normal concerns like what range I need, how to navigate through it, etc.
    3) If it's raining or wet, is it better just not to do it and go by 4x4 instead? I worry about the salt damage to my bike.

    Best,
    David
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  2. peteFoulkes

    peteFoulkes Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    We're aiming for La Paz tomorrow. Plan to have a night out in La Paz tomorrow night so no doubt a hung over day on sunday and will then head over to ride Death Road the foloowing day. After then we are keen to get down to the Salt Flats and head over to Chile.

    We're riding DRZ 400's but currently riding with a Dutch couple we met in Guatemala. Riding the flats in numbers sounds like it could be more fun. check out our site here and let me know if you fancy meeting up. www.toughmiles.com
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