Follow me as i braaaap and cook around the world!!!!

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by crestedbutte-rtw, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. crestedbutte-rtw

    crestedbutte-rtw PRO SHORTBUS RIDER

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    I totally forgot, today while riding in the rain toward Montevideo I remembered a funny story..
    The other morning when I was leaving my camp spot headed for Colonia I came up onto a stop light and stopped behind a scooter. My head was down reading my map trying to figure out best way to get out of town when I saw off to my right all of the cars starting to move so I let off the clutch and started moving forward... Wack.. fuck.. Hahaha I ran into the back of the scooter, (barely tapped it) But enough to piss the lady off, She through her hands up and then sat in the turning lane (thats why she wasn't moving she was turning without a blinker.. sweet.. (still my fault should of been paying better attention) Well when she turned I noticed why she was pissed she had a 3 year old on her lap with no helmet.. gotta be kidding me.. I went to turn as well to talk with her but when she didn't make any indications that she was go to pull over I gave it gas straight ahead and went on my way.... hahahahaha
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    crestedbutte-rtw PRO SHORTBUS RIDER

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    IN MONTEVIDEO, LOTS OF PICS ON THE WAY
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  3. eakins

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    Uruguay has the best beer!

    I'd 2nd on getting a DR650.
    You can find alot of them totally setup and ready to go.
  4. Hessian42

    Hessian42 Been here awhile

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    Man i got lots of catching up to do on your RR. Some awesome shots! Can't wait to get down that way myself. Currently in kansas and should be in your home state by monday. Live it up bro and have fun. This road life is something else!
  5. RoninMoto

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    The full moon looked a lot nicer in the desert here in Morocco! :lol3
  6. crestedbutte-rtw

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    DAY 360-361
    10/28-29/2012
    Woke up planning on leaving, packed my gear up, took a shower, worked online, cooked lunch, and then by 2pm decided to stay hahaha. I went for an awesome relaxing walk and got completely caught up on all of my blogs and pictures. Had a quick dinner and was lying in bed when I heard the rain start, all through the night it raged. The hardest it has rained so far on this trip none stop, the courtyard flooded and I thought for sure the dorm room would to but did not.
    I woke up to it still pounding rain, got my gear on, coffee, paid, and the lady looked at me like I was crazy to leave during the rain. Yeah that’s right I am a badass Adventure rider…. Actually not really just a dumbass who really wants to ride today… hahahaha So I was off and was taking it easy it was raining pretty good had tapered off quite a bit but was still raining good. The farm land by the road was flooded; one part of the road I saw a cop go through ahead of me seemed deep so I slowed. It was deep; very deep all the way up past my saddle bags…. Glad I slowed or I probably would of went swimming... hahaha I made my way to Monte video with no problem pulled into town asked one guy which way toward my friends street. Rang the bell, my friend came out after a few rings (they were sleeping…whoops) I know them from my sailboat crossing from Panama to Colombia. They told me to pull my bike into the hallway and leave it… ugh that’s going to be a tight fit but I am down. I pulled all my gear off and slowly like a puzzle squeezed through the door… we hung out for an hour drinking Mate talking about the rest of their trip (they were finishing a 11 month rtw trip when I met them) and my trip so far.. Now I sit messing around with internet about to go for a walk and they are doing homework.
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    TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT PARKING, SQUEEZE HER IN... HAHA
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    DAY-362-363
    10/30-11/1/2012
    Montevideo
    Walked around the waterfront with Marvelo and Ana for the day; they showed me the beach, the Uruguay Disney Land, the city, beach, and the rambla. I walked to the old city, and walked all around catching a few awesome sunsets over the past few days. We went to an awesome look out over Montevideo but didn’t get an amazing picture but still was awesome. We went to an old man’s bar, 7 local dudes hammered at 2pm where we ate and had an awesome pizza lunch. (Best pizza so far on the trip) haha
    On the second day I got fed a massive Asado lunch and for dinner an awesome quiche. I also had my first Tripe stew which was very interesting and very good; it has a very unique taste and smell but still very very good. We went for a massive 6 hour walk but it was great on the way home we stopped 4 times to pick up a liter of beer then keep walking and drinking beer!! I was planning on leaving on the 2nd and told them they were surprised and sad, they told me they thought I was going to stay a few weeks which was mighty kind of them. Then Marcelo’s made a phone call, and then he looked at me and said are you sure you want to leave we are going to have a massive Asado and drink beer all day tomorrow it is a holiday… Ugh really how can I say now, then he laughed and said actually it will be two different Asado one with Ana’s Parents and one with a group of friends. I laughed.. You had me at Asado… haha we were all feeling pretty good after our beer/walk and then grabbed a bottle of….. Ugh not sure of the name made from honey and is 25% but not mead. So we hungout in the park drinking which was awesome and then headed home for the night. Your allowed to walk around drinking I love this country other than it is damn expensive here.
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    LIFE ON THE ROAD.. WITH A YEAR CLOSING IN....SO SO AWESOME
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    SLICE OF TRANQUILITY
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    NIGHT SHOT OF MONTEVIDEO
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    MY FRIENDS ANA AND MARCELO
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    AWESOME TAGS
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    URUGUAY DISNEY WORLD.. HAHA SITS ON 1/2 A BLOCK
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    HANGOUT SPOT FOR MATE AT THEIR UNIVERSITY AND THE POND THEY GET THROWN INTO WHEN THEY GRADUATE
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    ASADO FOR LUNCH!!!

    A TON OF A COUPLE OF DAYS WORTH OF SUNSET SHOTS...
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    NIGHT SHOTS
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    SOME AWESOME STREET ART
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    CHARITTA...(NOT SURE OF SPELLING) AMAZING EGG, CHEESE, BACON, STEAK SANDWICH!!!!
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    HE'S GOT A NICE PICNIC LUNCH
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    MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
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    OLD SCHOOL CANONS.. BOOM BOOM BOOM
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    ALL SHOT AT THE MILITARY MUSEUM
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    ARCHITECT PROJECT THEY ARE WORKING ON FOR THEIR FINAL SCHOOL PROJECT
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    THE OLD MAN'S DIVE BARE/ PIZZA JOINT
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    crestedbutte-rtw PRO SHORTBUS RIDER

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    TODAY MARKS 12 AMAZING, AWESOME, RAD, RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME MONTHS, ONE HELLUVA RIDE, 13 COUNTRY'S, AND ABOUT 30,000KM'S!!! THANKS FOR FOLLOWING AND YOUR SUPPORT... A FEW MORE YEARS TO GO I HOPE!!!:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

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    THE DAY I LEFT HOME, CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO, USA

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    12 MONTHS LATER, PUNTA DEL DIABLO, URUGUAY
  9. Shibby!

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    Awesome dude!

    Congrats. Keep it up!
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    no doubt you are a very different person than 12 months ago.
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    LOTS OF PICS FROM MY BEER WALK WITH MY FRIENDS ON THURSDAY THE FIRST

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    TRIPE SOUP
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    TWO GUYS WITH TWO OF THESE CONTRAPTIONS TRAVELING DOWN THE COAST FROM BRAZIL SURFING AND SKATING ALL THE WAY....
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    SKATE PARK
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    MADE ME THINK OF MY MANTRA FRIENDS
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    DOPE BIKE, WANNA TRADE

    ALRIGHT LOTS OF SUNSETS
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    SLOWLY WORKING ON MY CAMERA SKILLZ...
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    They look good.

    Remember the rule of 1/3's. That's half of it.
  13. Maynard G. Krebs

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    Excellent photos!
    I can almost smell the water.
  14. Hessian42

    Hessian42 Been here awhile

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    Forget rules, just shoot however you want. Magic happens in editing anyways. Get your hands on your dad's D70, shot one for years awesome camera's!

    Place look familiar?

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    Crestted butte was great, and your dad is the man!
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    So stoked it worked out and my dad was able to give you a bed!! Glad you enjoyed Crested Butte, CO; best place in the US.. if you ask me.. haha.. Dad was stoked to have you and was glad to be able to help out.. enjoy the rest of the States.. Let me know if you go to Puerto Escondido Mexico, got a dope Hostle with camping next to the beach for cheap that my homie Marc own's. Keep enjoying the shred brother..
    Fletch
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    11/2/2012
    I woke up slowly to say the least this morning, when I have a few drinks I sometimes wake up very early and cannot sleep. I woke up at 3am and finally fell back asleep at 6am, they woke me at 10am to get ready and go to Ana’s parents house. We took a one hour bus out there and walked around the lake that the house sits next too. We hungout drinking Strawberry Daiquiri’s haha; the meat started to go on, first chorizo, fatty intestines were the next, and finally 5 kilo’s of different cuts of beef. We had a few liter’s of beer while we ate so so much meat; the food was incredible so good. The intestines were their favorite cut of the cow, the smell and taste were very strong but I really really enjoyed it. It is very fatty so so much flavor burst out of a crispy outer texture.
    We headed out for a walk to the beach to walk off so much food and get ready for round two of Asado to come. We met some of his friends on the way back and they started to arrive at the house. We went into town to buy 10 kilo’s of meat and 12 liters of beer. We cooked the meat and as it was ready we would pull a piece off cut it into small pieces and everyone would grab a chunk and then repeat… We hungout till 2am drinking and eating awesome steaks and then headed back into the city.

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    GETTING SMOKY
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    GETTING THE GRILL HOT
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    MEAT IT'S WHATS FOR LUNCH
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    LUNCH TIME
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    THINKING ABOUT TRADING THE BIKE IN FOR THIS ECO FRIENDLY TRUCK
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    BEACH TIME
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    BEARD TIME
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    COOL TRUCKS ON THE ROAD WHILE WALKING BACK FROM THE BEACH
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    HAVING A FEW BEERS WHILE COOKING
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    THATS A PAN FULL OF MEAT
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    GRILL HEATING UP
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    JUST A WAITING
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    YEAH-YEAH-YEAH-YEAH… DAY 365 WHAT!!!!
    11/3/2012
    Today one year ago I said goodbye to my family and a lot of my friends before I went to Black Hawk Colorado four hours away from home to meet up with my friends for one more night before I left Colorado.
    I packed up my bike said my goodbyes, headed for the coast, and headed North. I took route 10 most of the way along the coast a little longer of a trip but better than the main route of 9. It was a beautiful day to say the least and just a joyful ride even though my bike is running very rich and still kicking out some smoke, I can't help but be very nervous with my bike. I found Punta Del Diablo pretty easily and rode around looking for the hostel I had been suggested, it was very expensive but I felt like splurging a little for a few days on the beach since I won’t be on the beach for a while or in hot weather while making my way to Patagonia. I met a nice group of people while I was making dinner and we just hung out for a few drinks they all headed out to the bars and I was going to go. I went to my room to change and sat down on the bed, next thing I knew I was waking up a few hours later covered in skeeter bites haha. I threw on some bug spray and laid back down.
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    RAD TREE'S ALONG THE ROAD
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    SHE'S STILL ALIVE (kinda haha) AFTER 1 YEAR OF SHRED
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    365 DAYS OF SHRED, SO SO STOKED ON MY LIFE DECISIONS...HAHA:clap:clap:clap:clap
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    Dude! Eat a salad! Dios Mio. Demasiada carne.... no es buena :lol3
  19. Shibby!

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    That's awesome..

    Really wish sometime in my life I can say I celebrated 365 days on the road..

    Enjoy it man. As you know (or may be forgetting) those options and opportunities don't come along often....

    Just that picture of the beach has me dreaming about bumming around Belize, cooking breakfast in the morning while all the partiers were still sleeping and then heading out to chill around the island. It didn't involve my bike, but the bike got me there and I'll never forget it. 100's of scenarios like that where I think back and say "even the bad parts weren't that bad!" considering how things are now. (the only real bad thing was intestine issues, but I got them sorted! haha)

    Computer screens, paper trails, traffic, icy roads, very few hours to do what YOU want to do, stress, etc. It's not worth it.

    The long run goal has me tempting to do it again in a year or two. Probably a dash for S.A, then exploring and enjoying!
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