Canada to Argentina 2010

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by MotoLara, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    Thanks Jorrie :D

    Just a quick note for those who followed us along and mentioned that were looking forward to our next RR. Although it is a short one, it is full of adventure IMO. Here it is: Bella Coola and Beyond
    Cheers,
    A.
  2. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Been here awhile

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    I've just finished your RR after a few days of reading. Awesome report and incredible pictures!!! What a inspiration! Thank you!
  3. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    De nada! :D
    Great to see that some still enjoy reading our RR.
    :freaky
  4. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    And for a second year in a row! Naomi and I have winning photos in the 2013 Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Calendar :D:D (November and April)

    You can get a copy of this 2013 Calendar here: http://www.cafepress.com/horizonsmc.715766163 they make for a great Xmas present! :evil

    See all the winning photos here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/contest/2012-photocontest

    Our winning photos:

    November: Torres del Paine National Park
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    April: Peruvian Sierra
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    Other photos submitted from 'Canada to Argentina 2010' but did not win:
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    Cheers,
    Alberto.

  5. Erik500

    Erik500 Been here awhile

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    :thumbup mr.Alberto...I must say you shoot some incredibly beautiful pictures ! Astonishing, really great !
  6. SteverinoB

    SteverinoB EstebanarinoB

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    "Other photos submitted from 'Canada to Argentina 2010' but did not win:"

    Great pics each and everyone of them...perhaps HU needs to produce two calendars next year!
  7. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    :clapYa, Wow! Those are some great shots.
    Congrats on the 2 pics.:clap
  8. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    Thanks to all of you for your feedback :D

    I think I might put together my own calendar for 2014 for friends and family :lol3
    Cheers :beer
    Alberto
  9. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Outstanding and well deserved Alberto :clap:clap, we are learning from your skills to up spec our photos just to make better what we have available.
  10. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Simply stunning photos Alberto!
    Congrats on winning and having them in print to share. All of them are front page material here on ADV!


    Mobile ADV Fix Complete
  11. Cal

    Cal Been here awhile

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    Alberto
    Have them check the credits under the photo....last year November said by Naomi Tweddle of Alberto Lara
    March said....Alberto Lara of Naomi Tweddle
    Cheers for some great photos
  12. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    You guys have some nice photos too! hope you get to continue your ride south and keep sharing your wonderful stories and pics :D
    Thanks Finn! there is no doubt that several of your photos would make it in the HU calendar year after year.... but why not putting out a calendar with your photos only? I would definitely buy one! I will do that with our photos next time and share it with friends and family :wink:
    Appreciate the heads-up! but HU got the credits right for the photos you mentioned :D. Naomi took that photo of me on that awesome looking bridge and won a HU's fleece jacket and a T-shirt for it :clap
  13. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    I know we've had our disagreements over lugguge(my 1 bag was still too full for Nth Africa,ha ha!),
    but i cannot complain about your photography,stunning photos and a great report!
    Best wishes for 2013 when it arrives,a year where i hope to return to the Americas.....
    I'm asking Santa for a new camera! :p
  14. Mathias52

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    Awesome RR, Just wondering which tyres you preferred?? The Heidenaus or the Metzlers??
  15. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Those are great pictures and congratulations. :clap
  16. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    No worries... we can agree to disagree regarding luggage. Cheers.
    I liked the old Heidenaus K60 because they had a lot more traction on dirt/mud/snow/rocks than the new Heidenau K60 'Scout'... a piece of :topes in my experience (that center band kills any kind of traction) good for pavement only... and VERY light off road IMHO. The Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 are not good: terrible life (dead @ 8,000 kms / 5,000 miles) and not the best off-road feeling. I wouldn't buy them again.

    I have a Shinko 700 on the front now and I am VERY impressed with: life, traction, stability and stickiness on twisty roads. And I paid $39 for it @ Motorcycle Superstore. On the rear, I still have the VeeRubber we put in Argentina... but will be replaced next riding season as it's on its last legs after 18,000 kms / 11,000 miles. Great tyres and surprisingly good on snow :huh

    Thanks Mark!
  17. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    See you are to be the 'star' of Bike Magazine(UK) next month.....plenty of you photos in this months! :)
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  18. antipode

    antipode Wanderer

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    "Other photos submitted from 'Canada to Argentina 2010' but did not win:"

    I have to check that link Alberto if those pics didn't win I must see the ones that did.

    Fantastic report!
  19. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    Hey! thanks :D

    Yep, BIKE Magazine liked our photos very much :clap:clap:clap (August 2013 issue)


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  20. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Hi Alberto and Naomi - I followed your trip and PMd with you a couple of times while you were on your trip. Some news from my side - I am moving to Victoria this weekend and will now be in your neck of the woods. Let me know if you are on the Island and maybe we could meet for a coffee or go for a ride (road only tho - I changed bikes last year and despite the marketing hype a Multistrada is a road bike only IMO!)

    David aka Desmodab, formerly SnowStrom.