Brazil thread

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

  1. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    early january maybe....did you check the pousadas there? and the traditional "tropeiros" food? still in drawing board...
  2. SCExpat

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    I get asked how much my bike cost a lot here in Brazil. My local gas station attendants thought my bike would cost 60-80.000!!! They thought that 34.000 was cheap. Being a gringo and used to prices in the USA I had a very hard time paying that much. But the alternative of riding around on a 150cc bike helped convince me. It was still painful to pay so much. :cry

    But it is a great bike and I plan on getting one just like it when I go back to the states.....only it will cost less then half. :evil


    :1drink,

    Mike

  3. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Mike,

    the maintenance cost is even worst. I've paid R$ 1.300,00 in the 12.000 km revision! :eek1 :cry


    Rodrigo,

    for me is easy to take leave on a friday, enjoy the saturday and come back sunday. So, pick a date and let me know! :thumb


    Abraços,
    Linhares
  4. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    i talk more after 15 december , i want ride to minas until end of year , probably between 23 to 29(december). i keep you posted

    mike , do you have fireworks for new years day?:evil

    Rodrigo
  5. mirantesMT

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    Hi guys,

    I just posted a ride report about a 90km enduro trail from Barreiras (Piquete) to Campos do Jordão I did today with my colleague Maryel

    Check it out here
  6. SCExpat

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    I thought I was getting the "gringo price" when they charged me R$ 840. That was with about $200 for a new air filter. I just had the 15.000 Km check and that was just R$ 320.00. Maybe you need to come visit Jaragua do Sul for your next service. :norton


  7. SCExpat

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    Looks like a fun ride. Seeing your KTM really makes me miss my dirt bike......but I always had 2 stroke's. A lot of fun riding a real dirt bike (not my DL650) off road.


  8. rodrigo1985

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    very cool RR! thats for sure lot of fun. some time ago i ride a dirt bike and i get stucked in a deep mud ...even my handlebars ! lot of work to remove the DT180 2 stroke...
  9. mirantesMT

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    Hey everybody...

    Here's another RR... it's about the ride I did in August 2006. 3 weeks touring in Spain and Portugal...

    Enjoy
    Raf
  10. mirantesMT

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    Hey guys,

    We (Me and Maryel) are going to do our Serra's a Mar tour, starting 13th of December... It's going to be just the two of us, without tourists, so something like a great rehearsal...

    Anyone who is interested to ride along on his own bike is welcome...



    Mike? Rodrigo? Linhares?

    Grtz
    Raf
  11. SCExpat

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    You know I am interested......especialy since it has been raining almost daily here for the last 3 weeks. Where will you be leaving from, where are you going and how long will it be? My wife will be finished with her work Dec. 17 and we are kind of planning on going to Gramado but.....the days may be a little flexible....

    Thanks for the invite,

    Mike

  12. SCExpat

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    You know I am interested......especialy since it has been raining almost daily here for the last 3 weeks. Where will you be leaving from, where are you going and how long will it be? My wife will be finished with her work Dec. 17 and we are kind of planning on going to Gramado but.....the days may be a little flexible....

    Thanks for the invite,

    Mike

  13. rodrigo1985

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    Raf , i accept any invitation , everything is an excuse to ride!!!

    I keep in touch , initially i´m going to Minas after 20 dec. and comeback until end of year , maybe we can meet somewhere in the road...but is nothing confirmed yet...

    How is the route ? do you have plans to come to guarapuava again ? Serra do Mar extends for several states , including parana...


    Rodrigo
  14. mirantesMT

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    We will start from Volta Redonda on 13 - 20/12 . So you'll be in Gramado a little later

    Here is a picture of the route... some changes may be applied along the way :D
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    Some of the Highlights are: Paraty, Campos do Jordão, Caxambu, Conservatória, Petrópolis, Nova Friburgo, Lumiar, Buzios and of course Rio de Janeiro...


    Grtz
    Raf
  15. mirantesMT

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    So Mike, you like my KTM huh...

    Here's some more for you then :D

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    These are from Nov 7... The flying is easy, it's the landing that's tricky :eek:)
  16. rodrigo1985

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    Raf , mike told me after a couple of beers he wants to try the jumps with the DL650....but he thinks more safe try with a Ural... :rofl:rofl:rofl
  17. mirantesMT

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    I think it's possible... after ENOUGH beers, that is :D
    But I still would prefer the KTM.

    Grtz
    Raf
  18. SCExpat

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    A bike with a sidecar comes in handy after drinking a lot of beer. :1drink

    Saves me from :muutt


  19. SCExpat

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    This is from a trip to Mexico.....20+ years ago. 1983 Honda CR480. It was so hot we did not ride mid-day. So we had an early morning ride and a late afternoon ride.

    We spent the day in the shade drinking beer.
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    The afternoon rides were a little bit faster and tended to have bigger jumps for some reason :freaky

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  20. SCExpat

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    Thanks for the invite but I will have to pass on this one. Just sold our house yesterday and will need to be here to sign papers etc. Due to the holidays we will be here, in Jaragua, for another 2-3 months. Looking at renting a house in Itapema for about 6 months and then go to Rio for a month or so to see my wifes family before going back to the states. I will miss living here but the cost of living (with all my toys) is just too much. :cry