Bolivia severe injury lessons learned

Discussion in 'Americas' started by kkpsyop, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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  2. kkpsyop

    kkpsyop Adventurer

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    We had a debit card. The subject of using debit cards never came up.

    Have you ever used a debit card to transfer large amounts of money internationally?

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  3. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Is it worth riding outside the U.S.?
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  4. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Yes it is
    Very much so.
    Expand your horizons. you will never regret it.
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  5. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    sounds like fun but, I like the rights I have here. you have none outside the U.S.
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  6. kkpsyop

    kkpsyop Adventurer

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    Meh. You have rights outside the USA as well. Likely less rights and you don't know how to invoke them.

    There is a very clear choice. Adventure, or post pictures on Facebook from yosomete.

    Pros and cons to both.

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  7. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    I'd much rather ride in Bolivia than Las Vegas.
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  8. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    did that need to be said?
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  9. Lizzard323

    Lizzard323 Solo rider. Lover of solitude and corn meal.

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    On my round the world trip I will be establishing a relationship with a USA corporate jet service to fly me out if needed. 50K will cover 12k miles.
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  10. Lizzard323

    Lizzard323 Solo rider. Lover of solitude and corn meal.

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    In the USA carry a big friggin gun and keep your head on a swivel...
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  11. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Sure you can look at the pictures, and see what they want you to see.
    But you cannot know what the Dawn smells like.
    You cannot know what the dusk feels like.
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  12. Lizzard323

    Lizzard323 Solo rider. Lover of solitude and corn meal.

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    Is Dawn a girl?
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  13. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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  14. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    This has been a good thread, lets not F it up?
    MC injuries riding outside of USA are a topic of interest to many riders.
    My only out of country riding experience is on-road in Mexico. The majority of medical needs will be met there for reasonable fees, if you get charged. My experience at a Mexican hospital (Pachuca) was such that when I asked the guy how much money I owed, he said, "Ah, senor, it is a gift of Mexico", not that i had a compound fracture,etc..
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  15. Tewster2

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    Thanks for all the great info...I'll be riding SA one day...until then there's so much to see in NA it'll keep me busy for a long time :thumb
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  16. migilito

    migilito Been here awhile

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    Sorry Tewster, I'm not buying it. I've followed your rides, your mishaps, your adventures. For gods sake you rode to PBay on a 250! We don't ride to be safe, we ride precisely because its not safe. It forces us to see, smell and feel the road, it makes us meet folks we would never have meet, and it allows us to find our edges...then stick a toe past that edge. We'll meet in D2D next year and maybe both of us can convince ourselves to stick a toe past the edge of our southern border.
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  17. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    I do business in Uruguay and travel down there a few times a year. always have plenty of cash in the bank, just for these kinds of emergencies...
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  18. clawdog60

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    For ransom payout?
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  19. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    UY is quite safe if you stay out of the bad areas, just like LA, NYC etc
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  20. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Don't forget Chicago
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