Ganso de América del Sur (South American Goose)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by OtterChaos, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    There are flights as well as other sailboat options.
    The Stahlratte is just the most widely known on here.

    I don't know if any of the advice here is helping but I like to believe the ADVRIDER members are here for helpful support.

    Good luck OC
  2. sjeproductions

    sjeproductions Been here awhile

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    LOVE IT!!! This is the shit that most folks will never experience. As hard as it is, embrace it. The road is an unforgiving place. It will tear you down and spit you out without thinking, all the while delivering incredible and unexpected views, vistas, people, adventures and memories you'll cherish for the rest of your time on this earth. There is a reason most folks will never adventure beyond their neighborhood or a trip to Disneyland; it's fucking scary. Being without foundations is scary. Being alone is scary. Take all that and layer in a foreign country and a motorcycle? Most folks just passed out at the thought.

    I am so excited for you and, in reading the incredible responses folks have written here, you've clearly got a posse behind you cheering you on through the good times and times like these. I'm 100% confident that no matter what your decision may be, to continue or not, you have already grown by leaps and bounds just in your openness and honesty. The road delivers, as it always does, a chance to truly be yourself. It's simply up to you as to how far down it you want to venture. Keep writing, keep snapping pics, and keep embracing all that this trip delivers.
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  3. thedee29

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    Hi OC,

    IMO, the thing that made you the best at what you did for 30 years is what's causing at least part of the issue. The unknown, unprepared for thing is not something we can easily live with in our biz. Please don't think about unfulfilled expectations, at least not from your friends. We want you to be happy and have fun, oh and bring back stories and pictures, both of which you will. As others have said, do what your heart says and if that involves turning the bike north so be it.

    The Dee aka Linda
  4. Dracula

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    The previous post brings me vivid memories how I and a friend split up our travels during a ride on a cross country trip, with this friend being one whose profession is in project management. You know, the kind of people that need to have reports and know exactly what, when where and how much goes on, at every moment. I am betting it's hard to let go. We were the totally opposites. As an example, it was an Indian holiday and parade in Shiprock NM, and while I was thoroughly enjoying being stopped at a gas station in the baking sun, chatting with my new acquaintances, a family of indians in a Jeep - my friend was fuming of us wasting daylight and not covering several more hundred miles.
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  5. Rubinski

    Rubinski Adventurer

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    I really appreciate your input. OC, I had that same feeling. We met in Loreto Baja Caliornia. I also had problems with my sleep on my 7 day trip when I met you. I was worried someone would break into my room, and perhaps that is the reason I also did not sleep comfortable on my 7 day ride of Baja. I wish I could share something enlightening, but I would like to hear how this is solve in case I go through this again
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  6. Dracula

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    During my first ever long camping trip, to Alaska, I was scared of bear attacks and had always slept with bear spray near me. Good thing it was never needed, as am sure I would have sprayed it first into my eyes.

    But it is true one has to be constantly aware of surroundings, and 'read' people, animals, etc. That is the adventure part we can control and master only with experience, it can't be learned from text books. That is part of why we travel.
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  7. Rubinski

    Rubinski Adventurer

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    The Plaza in Tecate is happening. people watching was great. I was looking for coffee. The young lady I met recommended Cafe Paris. It is happening on Friday at Cafe Paris. She also recommended the Museo and it was ok. I really wanted to go to the Brewery but it is being renovated. I will return once it's done. The people in Tecate are very friendly.
  8. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    If I find a magic cure I'll shout it from the rooftops be sure of it. I have a route planned for tomorrow with some help from tandcpowell that should be good. Sleep is what I lack and after a day touring the tequila factory I'm in dire need of some soon :).
  9. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    You've seen my posts about Durango on Sunday night. I'm not sure based on your home weather you can get there on a trip but I'd love to hear your thoughts on a Fri/Sat/Sun night walking around the centro square in that town! Like the beaches south of Mulege I just know you would love that town.
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    Stromtom Been here awhile

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    OC, try 25mg (or even 50mg) of diphenhydramine, or 3mg of melatonin. Either one works great for me as I don't sleep regularly without it. Something about getting older...
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  11. Rubinski

    Rubinski Adventurer

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    Are you talking about meeting in Tecat someday? Would love to do that. Like I said, I want to go back to the Brewery once its completed.
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  12. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    Thanks for the idea but for the moment I'm going to try and push on and diphenhydramine sounds like something we used in my past life as a Chem Tech.
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    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    I do like the idea of meeting up with you again, I can then relay how many people have kindly said my Spanish is very good hahaha, they are so nice here.
  14. Rubinski

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    Sounds like a plan. Be safe my friend. I will keep tracking your posts.
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    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    Just a quick couple of pics from today, I hope to have a much better report soon.

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    Look big bird in Tequila!

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    350 pesos and a tasting tour later what happened to the bird? It wasn't tilted before.

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    Todd and Channy showing the effects of being 350 pesos lighter but wiser in Tequila tasting.
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    Tequila!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    Guys with a heavy heart I must admit defeat. Great night sleep and massive bundle of nerves/stress now. Linda (dee29) has it correct, 31 years of working on edge to try and do a good job has left it's mark. This trip was my dream and hope to dull that edge and in some ways maybe it has but.... It is also sharpening that edge in ways that is unhealthy, the exact opposite of the desired out come.

    I have to stop writing now.
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  18. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Sorry to hear this.

    Keep posting about your ride and hopefully it will be an enjoyable return.

    It ain't over yet.
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  19. Dracula

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    You should not stop writing, unless it harms you. This (mental aspect) is your actual journey, like no other shared here, and I am fascinated by it.
  20. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Maybe it was just all that Tequilia you had.
    Great report...
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