Brazil thread

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Linhares, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Are you living at Volta Redonda? I am from Valença! :D
    This is the sad part of the story when you are an ADV biker in Brazil... :cry
    This is the idea of these thread. To be a index to all others threads related to Brazil :thumb And also for chatting of course.:kumbaya
    Now, I'm gonna post a message in your thread Adventure rides in Brazil.


    Abraços,
    Linhares
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  2. mirantesMT

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    Oi Linhares,
    Yes, I'm living in Volta Redonda... Not so far from Valença... I know, it's not the most beautiful city, but the area AROUND it is great. My wife lived here and her two kids have their friends and schools here, so pretty difficult to move short term...

    Hey, I passed through Conservatória yesterday. Had to get out of this office for a while. I have been working too much lately... and riding too little... Creating a website is hard work. Looks like they are going to put asphalt on the road from conservatória to Santa Isabel... I don't know if I like that... I loved to ride the dirt roads over there (both on Motorcycle and mountain bike).

    Maybe we should meet each other some time... I can always use some pointers to interesting locations, good pousadas or fazendas that are worth visiting.

    Abços
    Raf

    BTW: congratulations on your "inglés"... Where did you learn it?
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  3. mirantesMT

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    Oi Lucio,
    Thanks... I see we have some stuff in common. Looks like you got tired of the corporate environment too huh? Must have been a great ride all the way from NY... I guess all of us think about changing our lives at one point, but very few actually DO it... Well, for me, getting divorced helped a lot, since my ex. wouldn't dream of ever move more than 10Km from her mom's house :D
    Moving to Brazil and setting up this business was a very interesting - sometimes frustrating - experience. for example: To get an alvará from the prefeitura in Volta Redonda, they need my registration at Turisrio, but to register at Turisrio, you need to have a copy of your alvará... Crazy, no?
    I have been renting a place for almost a year now, and still don't have an alvará...

    I would love to check out the other end of the BR101 (east of Caraguatatuba I mean). What kind of business do you have in mind?

    Abraço
    Raf
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  4. mirantesMT

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    To all who intends to travel through Brazil using a Garmin GPS.
    Don't rely on Garmin's map of Brazil. You'll, get hopelessly lost...

    Here's a link to a website that has a GREAT
    (FREE!!!) map of Brazil. It has all the big cities BUT also a lot of the very small dirtroads that don't appear even on the paper maps. http://www.tracksource.org.br/
    I never leave home without it. It always gets me where I want to go (and back...)

    The site is in Portuguese, but I'm sure somebody here can help translating if necessary :D

    I thought this could be useful.

    Stay safe.
    Raf
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  5. rodrigo1985

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  6. mirantesMT

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  7. Robson Jaborá/SC

    Robson Jaborá/SC Brazilian Adventurer...

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    You're right, I'm one of the developers of Tracksource Maps. :trp
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  8. Peregrine40

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    Fantastic! Nice idea. I'll be coming down in Jan-Feb on a Ulysses from New Mexico to Porto Seguro. Timing isn't great but it's the only time I can get out. Really would like to connect with folks on the way.
    By the way, does anyone have updated source of information for temporary permits for bikes in Brazil? I'll be coming in from the north. Perhaps Belem. Sounds like a hassle.
    Thanks!
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  9. Fernando Costa

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    Hello, hate to post this but I think it is my duty. If any of you knew Adrian Kemmis, an Australian young fellow who was travelling with a Kawasaki 650 around Latin America, I´m very sad to report that he had a very serious accident yesterday in Curitiba and did not survive it. Apparently he was attempting to overtake a vehicle when he fell off the bike and was hit by a massive truck. The family has already been contacted and the Embassy is handling whatever needs to be handled. This kid died while doing something that he loved.
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  10. rodrigo1985

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    I think we need to put something on Australian Regional Forum , maybe we can help. I live 200km from the accident...we are still shocked...:cry
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  11. Fernando Costa

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    Rodrigo,

    As I understand it, the motorcycle community around the worls is already aware of this sad event. I´ve heard that the family is coming to Brazil and that his body will be cremated here. I´m planning to attend, I had the chance to speak with him over the phone a few times and we exchanged some emails but he never made it here to Ilhabela (I was away when he was closeby).

    Here´s his blog: http://adriankemmis.blogspot.com/

    I guess the best thing we can do in his honour is to put our bikes on the road and get lost in the wonderful world.
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  12. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    I know brazil.:clap

    There are a couple REALLLLY good samples of it from Toxic Brittany.:deal

    I should go 'visit' before I get engaged:deal
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  13. rodrigo1985

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    Hard to see the blog...and dont cry one more life cutted..i cant believe! sometimes i really dont know why good people go first....

    Sunday i will ride with my fellows here in Guarapuava. I will make a minute of silence in memory of Adrian. Somewhere , Adrian will see us and give us protection...still dont believing....
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  14. Icewalker

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    Just read Adrians blog ... thanks for posting the link. There are many of us who would probably not be aware of the free spirits that dare to follow our dreams ... it seems that Adrian was one of them.

    Is it better to go doing what you love ..... or dying in your bed many years later wishing you had dared to follow your dream?
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  15. GusBrazil

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    Adrian was in Rio de Janeiro about ten days ago. He stayed at a hostel in Ipanema about 6 blocks from my apt and seemed to make instant friends with several other young visitors from Europe and the US of whom there´s plenty around here this time of the year. We were going out to dinner but I had to cancel due to an emergency with a client. He went to a night club instead, with his new foreign friends, and the following morning confessed that it was actually much more fun than having dinner with me!
    To the many friends Adrian made while in Rio de Janeiro, whoever and wherever you are, please know that he left us while doing what he liked best.
    I heard about the accident this morning from Marco Antonio Caneco and when I got home went straight to advrider to learn more.
    Tell me how I can help.
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  16. mirantesMT

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    Another life lost... This is horrible and extremely sad for everybody involved. It should be a reminder to all of us that motorcycling is dangerous and the danger very often comes from others than ourselves... you can never let your guard down. Hopefully for Andrew there are bikes in heaven.
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  17. mirantesMT

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking for 3 carter protectors for my XT660's... My local Yamaha dealer doesn't seem to be able to find any. He's been trying for 2 months now. :baldy

    Anybody here knows where to find these things, or maybe an address of someone who can make them?
    Thank you
    Ride safe.
    Raf
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  18. Eduardo

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    I just watched Adrian's video in his blog spot. Nice young man, about my sons age. What can anyone say except condolances to the familly and that he died doing what he wanted to do. So very sad. Rest in Peace brother.
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  19. rodrigo1985

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    Hi friend ! i´ll look on my local dealer here in guarapuava maybe they have some loose on the shop:rofl i will check tomorrow morning and leave a message here , rodrigo
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  20. Linhares

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    Raf,

    do you know the Clube XT600 forum?
    It is a brazilian ADV rider forum in portuguese. Very useful to get info about the XT660.
    And one of its sponsors is a web shop. I've bough some products from they. You can find the carter protector there. :thumb

    Abraços,
    Linhares
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