Brazil thread

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

  1. ottawawill

    ottawawill OttawaWill

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    Mike,
    I appreciated all your input in this thread. It seems as though you found some new friends in Rodrigo and Raf. Rodrigo took some great pics and it seemed as though you all had a great time in Foz.
    How are things Stateside? Missing Brazil much? What brought you to Brazil in the first place?
    Will
  2. ottawawill

    ottawawill OttawaWill

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    Linhares,
    Well done starting this thread. I find ADVrider.com a great website but one thing that I miss when I compare to other forums I've visited in the past is a designated menu/group for different locations. It would be nice to have a designated section similar to the Riding,Bikes,gear etc specifically for regions. Within the different regions have different options like:
    ADVrider > Regions > SouthAmerica > Brazil > States > {Ride Reports, Events, Flea Market & etc}... Hopefully you get the idea but none the less thank you for starting this Brazil Thread. Two things I love motorcycles and Brazil.
    If you up tp is next time I'm in Brasilia I'll take you out for a Pizza Dom Bosco and a Antartica Original :freaky !
    Will
  3. ottawawill

    ottawawill OttawaWill

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    You seem like a great comrade and If i ever succeed in being in Brazil with access to a Bike Ill do my best to track you down and well go for a ride and a beer :freaky !
    Ate logo,
    Will
  4. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Will,

    take easy on the throttle and enjoy this video:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e0Crax9nlv4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Abraços,
    Linhares​
  5. ottawawill

    ottawawill OttawaWill

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    Re Video: :becca
    This video contains content from WMG, SME, UMG, Beggars, EMI and Believe, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
  6. BrzGSAdv

    BrzGSAdv Adventurer

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    Inmates... Planning some vacaciones here! :clap

    I am based in Sao Paulo and finnaly got a hold of some time out for a 7-10 days trip and the idea is to put some SERIOUS miles on the clock of my GS...

    Ideas of what to do (consider I am solo, however more than happy to get company!) most welcome!

    Where to head and what objective? South to Chui? West to Bonito? Little north to explore Minas? Where can I find the best sights and twisties? Some off road would be nice too (but pls keep it light I am not that used to leave the tarmac!)...

    Best,
    GSAdventurer
  7. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Hi Will. My wife is a Carioca and when the economy crashed in 2007 it took my business with it so we decided to move to Brazil and live cheaply. I soon found out that to maintain the "gringo" lifestyle I wanted is really expensive in Brazil. When it cost me about $600 USD for tires for my $17,000+ USD DL650 I knew it was time to go back to the states. I miss Brazil a lot and think of the rides I had there. One of the best was with Evandro (Fox) http://www.pisteiros.com.br/profiles/blogs/expedicao-brasil-sul-offroad. Beautiful scenery, good and bad weather, great hotel, drinking beer in the sauna after riding the last hour in cold heavy rain. Just a great trip.

    A couple of my favorites:
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    There are so many more.........I need to go back and ride more.
    Life is good in the states (with 3 bikes :evil ) but just not the same.
  8. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    GSAdventurer,

    have you been to Serra do Rio do Rastro in Santa Catarina state? It is the best ride I've had!
    When exactly you are planning to leave?

    Abraços,
    Linhares
    PS: Anybody else had problem watching the video from my last post?
  9. BrzGSAdv

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    No...I know it is awesome and sure will include in my route if I decide to go South on the trip. Thanks for the tip!
  10. Dean74

    Dean74 Adventurer

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    hello all,
    great thread, i'm in Brasil at the moment, headed northward from Curitiba eventually to Manaus. Has anyone here taken a boat from Manaus to the west, and entered Columbia (or Ecuador)? (not into Peru!)
    If so i'd love to hear from you, i'm hoping to try this in a month or so.
    cheers,
    Dean.
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  11. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Dean,

    I've never heard of anyone crossing from Brazil to Columbia. There is a town in Amazonas named Tabatinga that borders Letícia city in Colômbia. You can get to Tabatinga by boat. I have no idea how to leave Leticia, however.

    Have you thought about crossing to Guyana? Crashmaster did it back in 2011. Check this post.

    Just my two cents.

    Abraços,
    Linhares​
  12. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    My wife and I are leaving Foz do Iguacu today, headed to Serra Rio do Rastro. With a recommendation like that, we can't miss it! Will try to share a picture soon...

    We also went from Manaus (okay, well, Boa Vista...to be connected fully in mid-2012...) to Guyana in late 2011, and the road from Lethem to Georgetown was a definite highlight (LINK HERE), right up there with the Transamazonica and BR-319 (LINK HERE). The first post of our Ride Report (see signature) has an index with links to by country.

    I agree with your thoughts - other than a boat (or plane) I don't know of a way out of Leticia. If someone finds it, post up!
  13. BrzGSAdv

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    I decided to take the whole Estrada Real (Royal Road) using the original tracks (amazingly downloadable from the web!)... Paraty - Ouro Preto and then Diamantina.

    Few questions:

    1-Is it doable alone? Anyone around here did it?

    2-Do I need to change from GS's standard road tires into off-roads? I guess there is off-road involved but nothing hardcore, just hard dust, right?

    3-How much time (how long of a vacation) would you take to do it properly? I am not into much sightseeing other than nice views and some pictures, so I will skip most of the historical churches, etc... and I like to ride 5-7 hours a day...

    BTW plan is to go alone on lack of company for the challenge... should anyone want in, do let me know. Plan is to do it 2nd half of August.

    Ride on!
  14. mirantesMT

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    Hi,

    Check out out my ride report on one of my estrada real trips. (Part 1 and part 2). we did it in 9 days,

    The Estrada Real is a great trip to do... The whole thing (Paraty - Diamantina and back south to Rio de Janeiro) would be around 2000 km and is doable alone. August is a perfect time in terms of weather. It should be dry most of the time.
    The original roads are mostly hard dirt indeed (few soft patches here and there so stay alert. :evil
    Unfortunately, they are putting asphalt on many of the dirt roads, and I think that in couple of years from now there might be few dirt roads left...

    Here's another trip I did in the south (10 days, including the serra do rio do rastro, morretes, Floripa and more)

    Let me know if you have questions.

    When you get to Rio de Janeiro, give me a shout.

    Cheers
  15. BrzGSAdv

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    Thanks a LOT... read part I and will finish part II before sharing my ideas / doubts!! But overall this is a GREAT ride report!!


  16. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Hi guys,

    this last Sunday I had a nice ride with a bunch of friends from around here.
    Check the video below or the pictures.

    Abraços,
    Linhares​

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_aPXop0MGww?list=PL37mUAIqkW4YS0Y2ZwjgIzS0sr7w7dTHf" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  17. robram

    robram Trilheiro

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    Hi, buddies,

    I live in south of Brazil, in Parana State, a friend and I traveling to Chui next week. (labor day)

    We are riding by beach, and come back to Sao Jose dos Ausentes till Blumenau, passing by Rio do Rastro and Corvo Branco in the same day !
  18. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    Hi Linhares nice video! Hope one day can go to Brasilia to ride those long dusty roads! Love to see Vstroms in action!
  19. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    Good trip man ENJOY!!!:freaky:freaky
  20. BrzGSAdv

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    Hi Inmates!!!

    Decision made: I am doing th Estrada Real either late June or early July...

    Still undecided if we'll go from Paraty to Diamantina via the ER then back on tarmac or do the opposite... most likely the latter.

    If anyone is onboard and wants to join... let me know...

    Plan to do it in 10 days (leave on a Friday and be back next Sunday) so we can really get to know the sites which are great!

    Have all mapped out in GPS and working on a day-to-day planning already!

    Cheers!!! :freaky