Colorado to Ushuaia 2013 plan

Discussion in 'Americas' started by House of Motorrad, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. House of Motorrad

    House of Motorrad Adventurer

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    Hi Everybody,

    I am going to ride a motorcycle to the southern tip of south america and back up, and i thought that it might be a good idea to put a thread up on here to get ideas and suggestions for the trip. So have at it.
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  2. WilderRider

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    When are you headed? I may be doing the exact same thing a few months before you. I am still not sure how far I might go this fall, but I am leaving Denver and headed south. Maybe I will see you on the road.:freaky
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  3. House of Motorrad

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    Most likely leaving in December sometime. Maybe I will see you out there!
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  4. Anrem

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    Hey! im planning to leave in septemberish!! i want to be taking the antartica cruise just after new years.. maybe meet up with you on the way back??
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  5. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    I'll be crossing into Mexico 2nd or 3rd week of August myself (fingers crossed), am leaving Nova Scotia 1st Aug, see you along the way.

    Cheers Philip
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  6. astrobiker

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    I rode from Santiago to Ushuaia in February in a group and here are my thoughts.

    We did lots of off road on Ruta 40 so need good tyres but they were building a proper road
    Watch for fuel we ran out once but spare was available
    Scenery is amazing
    Some places can be very remote but usually traffic around
    Practise your Spanish

    I also rode Peru and Nazca to Cuzco is an amazing road
    Watch for altitude issues

    Enjoy, I have videos of my trip taken from the bike
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  7. V@lentino

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    Also planning to head south from mid Sept 2013 from Victoria to Ushuaia. We will be 2up on GSA, planning on riding ruta 40 from Mendoza, but also wanting to ride la caretera Austral in Chile, have not figure out which to favor yet, maybe some of both. Will likely ship the bike back north from Brazil, Puerto Alegre or Santo. Planning for 6 months.

    Will ride Baja this fall, as a practice run making sure the gear/equipment, bike, and riders are adequate.
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  8. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    I'll be leaving in early September 2013 for 6 months. Similar plan to yours it looks like but solo on a DR650. My point of departure will be Victoria too.
    In the mean time learning as much spanish as possible and spending a ton of time reading on this forum.
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  9. fer48arg

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    Hello guys, this is my first post my name is Fernando from Argentina anything you need here, routes, gas station, ruta 40 experience, a place to sleep in Uspallata near Chile, or anything you need , (sorry of my english)
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  10. V@lentino

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    fer48arg te manda un PM.

    If anyone could contribute to the discussion re. Caretera Austral in Chile and/or Ruta 40 from Mendoza it would be great, I am just starting to consider which section of each to ride.

    Cheers,
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  11. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    ac_elite, I live near Ushuaia and study toursim. I have a e-book made by the goverment of some of the activities you can do @ R40. Buy the way, they are paving (I think this is the word :rofl) the R40.
    If you want the but, send me your e-mail and I'll send it to you.
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  12. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    I'd like to have a look at that book Manolito, I sent you a PM
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  13. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    Done :evil
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  14. fer48arg

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  15. V@lentino

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    We were on the fence about flying us and the bike from Panama to Bogota vs boating it through the San Blas and making land fall in Cartagena.

    It looks more and more that we are heading for a sail linky:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759804

    I have shipped my bike before, from Winnipeg to Amsterdam, and although the process is still pretty straightforward, doing by it sea requires less paperwork and procedures, all there is to it is another border crossing. Also not much needs to be done to the bike in terms of prep. Finally we want to see Cartagena and flying usually means Bogota which in turns requires a northern detour to go up to Carta.
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  16. DRRambler

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    I am going to take a boat, preferably the Stahlratte if she is crossing when I get there sometime in November. That link for Capt Jack's will come in handy if I need another option.
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  17. eakins

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    rock on. what happens w/ the rentals?

    as far as travels most start in the early winter/late fall and ride south through the dry season (aprox oct 15 - june 15th) and stay along the west coast in mex.

    ride baja then across to mazatlan and south.
    i'll be in the denver area in mid april for the summer.
    i want to catch up with you and i'll tell ya everything i know about riding and living SOB.
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  18. House of Motorrad

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    I am loving all ther great info people are posting to this thread. I would love to meet as many of you as possible along the road! I am going to start a section on my website that is going to be dedicated to this trip. Should have it up pretty soon so keep your eyes peeled on www.houseofmotorrad.com. I have quite a few bikes, as we have a rental company, and if anybody is interested in joining the adventure let me know.
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  19. House of Motorrad

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    I would love to get together and catch up! Give me a call when you are in the area!
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  20. House of Motorrad

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    The answer is I am not sure yet. I am thinking anywhere from October to December. I am in the planning stages now. We should get together and share some ideas. Sound Good?
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