Brazil thread

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

  1. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    i just went from a gas station , the problem is the oil grade normally i use 20w50 , i´m trying 10w40...engine runs much more smoother but this noise appears...i switched back to 20w50 problem solved...for while!


    Gettting ready to Foz!

    Rodrigo
  2. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    i´ve received on my email...lets go to iguassu falls!!

    ESTIMADOS INTEGRANTES DO BRAZIL RIDER´S .
    SEGUE ABAIXO A PROGRAMAÇÃO DEFINIDA PARA A CONVENÇÃO DE 12/11 A 15/11.

    SOMENTE TERÃO ACESSO AO EVENTO PESSOAS DEVIDAMENTE INSCRITAS.

    OS KITS DEVERÃO SER RETIRADOS NO HOTEL SUIÇA DIA 12/11.



    Documentação - Não esquecer

    Para cruzar as fronteiras deverá portar identidade original (RG), habilitação e documento da moto em nome do condutor ou autorização do proprietário reconhecido firma.



    Programação



    12/11/10 – Sexta.

    Chegada de Motociclista aos hotéis escolhidos.

    18 a 21 hs- Recepção no Hotel Sede, Suiça Hotel & Resort, inscrição para entrega de Kits, Cocktail na piscina.

    21 hs: Jantar de Confraternização por adesão no Suiça Hotel & Resort R$ 25.00.



    13/11/10-Sábado.

    08.00 hs. Reunião para passeio nas Cataratas Argentinas.

    08.30 hs. Saída para passeio nas Cataratas Argentinas (Ingresso no PNA R$ 20.00), acompanhados e Escoltados pela Gendarmería Nacional Argentina.

    13.00 hs. Almoço por adesão de um bom Churrasco Argentino em El Fortín, localizado dentro do Parque Nacional Argentino R$ 29.00.

    Passeio opcional da Grande Aventura, sáfari em 4x4 e Navegação nas Cataratas R$ 100.00.

    17.00 hs. Saida do Parque Nacional e visita ao Comercio Argentino, tempo para compras.

    19.00 hs. No retorno para Foz, parada para compras no Duty Free Shop, onde seremos recebidos com um Cocktail de Boas Vindas.

    21.30 hs. Reunião e Jantar & Musica & Pub de Confraternização, já incluso na inscrição, no Emporio da Gula (reservado para nosso grupo).



    14/11/10- Domingo.

    09.00 hs. Saída opcional em ônibus para Compras no Paraguay, sendo um dia tranqüilo para fazer-las. R$ 20.00 por pessoa.

    Almoço Livre.

    15.00 hs. Passeio a Hidroelétrica de Itaipu.

    20:30 h -Jantar Show (por adesão) na Churrascaria Show Botegga - R$ 26,00

    ( com show de Samba e Capoeira e após som mecânico para BR´s dançarem)



    15/11/10- Segunda Fera.

    A partir das 09 h, encontro no Suiça Hotel & Resort, onde poderão ser organizados outros passeios (Paraguay, Comercio Argentino, Parque de Aves, Cataratas Brasileiras, etc).

    Almoço livre(não incluso na programação do evento).


    Rodrigo
  3. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Looks great! I will be at your shop tomorrow afternoon....sometime around.......15:00-16:00. Depending on how much mud is on the dirt road to Irati and the PR 364.

    Cheers,

    Mike
  4. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    Bring the raingear! Will be raining!:gerg
  5. SCExpat

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    I am thinking if it is/has rained a lot I will be taking the paved (toll) road$ as I do not want to be on the PR 364 when all that dust turns to mud and the logging trucks think they are running in the Dakar rally. You know how you people drive here! :eek1

    See you tomorrow,

    Mike
  6. mirantesMT

    mirantesMT Adventurer

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    Até agora, Iguaçu Falls has been GREAT...

    The hospitality of Rodrigo and the flawless organisation of Brazil riders made this a trip to remember...

    Looking forward to go further south into Santa Catarina.
  7. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Hey, guys, I am expecting the ride reports! :lurk


    Abraços,
    Linhares

  8. luciosiq

    luciosiq Been here awhile

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    +1

  9. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    Hi guys! Last year , on november , i came from Cascavel , after another meeting of Brazil Riders , with the promisse of go on the 5th International Convention of Brazil Riders , happened on Foz do Iguassu . Well , i´ll try to explain most about the trip and what happened , plus show some pics about the trip. By far , another great weekend. Thank you Raf and Mike for accepted my invitation and for Alex , that i meet on Foz.

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    Getting ready for the trip. Raf is on the picture

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    On the road...

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    Quick stop 17km to arrive. I´ve put on my Garmin the address of Hotel , but , again the gps lead me to somewhere on green fields. We followed the road back to downtown and we arrived at hotel suiça , our meeting place.

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    Meeting place - Suiça Hotel

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    KTM from chile...or argentina (the license plate is different than others argentinas´s bikes...my guess is chile...but i can be wrong)

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    Left - Mike me and Raf on right

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    Near border crossing to argentina. my first one.

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    We get escort by argentina police. They closed all traffic lights for us , a group of 400 motos.

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    Look the license plate...any guess?!

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    At Argentina side of Iguassu Falls. by far the most heat i´ve taken before...we need to get tickets to enter in the park and we spend about 1:30 hour on a f... lane stand in the sun...to get the ticket.

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    Entrance of park

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    Wood and steel bridges of park. Lead to Falls

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    I saw lot of that birds there

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    Butterflies enjoy Raf hat!

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    This bridge fall down after a huge ( i dont know the word) something like raise the water level very quickly after a rainstorm....and i noticed that this bridge is 3 meters more higher than the actual bridge.

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    The place is "packed"

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    Meeting on duty free shop...on argentina.

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    My Honda NX350 near huge BMW GSA.... yeah i dont get embarassed!!!:gdog

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    On the road again. On the picture we can see a blue bike on right, is Alex on a Suzuki Freewind

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    Trip to Itaipu Hidro-powerplant. For me is a gift , i saw lot of documentaries about the construction. Is forbidden to enter without guides from own Itaipu. On this day we are free , riding thru the dam , the view is incredible.

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    Top of Dam view

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    Behind you can see the lake. Without end...on horizon line..

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    We entered at tunnel hitting the horn and making lot of noise! very fun!

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    The concrete inside the dam is still drying. Amazing..

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    The water passes thru this giant tubes to the turbines house.

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    Each tree planted on this site is dedicated for each worker that die on construction process. Has some one part of trees , because if Itaipu plant tree for each one...dont get enough space

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    3 frontiers landmark

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    Well i hope dont get much spelling errors and thank you so much for everyone that i meet on this trip.. i hope see all soon as possible. Obrigado!
  10. SCExpat

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    Remember the last picture before your battery died???? Are you going to post it also????

    Thanks for posting the Itaipu dam pictures....I forgot to take my camera for that ride. One thing that a picture can not show is how big the dam is. It must be...miles across. Riding on it made me feel so small. Like an ant. A very tiny ant.

    One thing I really like about Brazil riders is that all different kinds of riders were there. Dual sport, cruisers, sport bikes and even a couple of volkswagon trikes were there. It did not matter if you drove a Suzuki 150 or a BMW 1200 or a Harley everyone was treated like family. This would not happen in the ststes (USA) where motorcyclist tend to stick with the brand (Harley, BMW) or type (touring, sport) or motorcycle you ride and generally do not mix well together.

    I look forward to the next Brazil riders event. :clap
  11. rodrigo1985

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    this one?!

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  12. SCExpat

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    That's the one! Turned out great. :clap
  13. trevoreva

    trevoreva Rollin' along...

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    Hi everybody,

    We are Trevor and Eva, two up on a GSA 1150, and just got to Ushuaia having started in Vancouver a few months ago. Since we have some time left we were thinking on continuing our trip as far as Rio and then ship or airfreight our bike from there to Ireland, rather than from Buenos Aires as it was planned originally. Does anybody have some experience on where to go or who to contact about shipping agents, airlines, etc... and how long this process takes.

    Saludos!

    Trevor and Eva
    http://aventurapanamerica.blogspot.com/
  14. SCExpat

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    I do not know about shipping bikes from Brazil but.......if it is like everything else here you will be better off ($$$) shipping from Argentina or Chile. There is a 100%+ VAT tax here and everything other than food, booze and housing is outrageously expensive. I think it would be time well spent finding out how much difference in price is between a couple of countries here.

    I live close to the coast way down south in Brazil so let me know when you are coming by and we can meet for a beer or?????

    Cheers,

    Mike

  15. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Guys,

    what an awesome trip you had! :clap
    Riding through the dam was fantastic! :eek1

    My favorite picture is that of the V-Strom in front of the dam:

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    Rodrigo,

    I think you shoud copy your post and paste it in a Day trip report thread :thumb

    Abraços,
    Linhares​
  16. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Trevor,

    the guys who rode the Rally dos Sertões this year shipped their bikes back to the USA.
    You can ask for more info in the thread *THE* Rally Dos Sertões 2010 Thread - *IT IS ON!* :thumb

    Abraços,
    Linhares​
  17. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    Ok ...when is our next meeting???
    i want ride to Serra da Canastra...make a loop between Parana to Minas...

    maybe we meet somewhere? :freaky

    Rodrigo
  18. trevoreva

    trevoreva Rollin' along...

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  19. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Serra da Canastra is a good location! :thumb
    When?
  20. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    You are welcome, Trevor.

    I found it very funny the FACTS AND FIGURES section of your blog:
    Most frequenly asked question by locals: 'how much is the bike?':rofl

    Ride safe!

    Abraços,
    Linhares​