Have Camera, Will Travel: Canada to Argentina

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by peekay, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    I am thinking the trip report is a couple of months behind.

    In the quote above is the SPOT link from the 3rd post in the thread.


    I guess we may be cheating here. But good to know Peekay is safely riding.:super
  2. aDave

    aDave Lovin' Life!

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    Really enjoying your report...only thing that would make it better is more updates.:ear:clap

    Safe travels!
    Dave
  3. d.asher

    d.asher n00b

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    Subscribed! Want to hear how this trip continues onward! :photog
  4. homme de fer

    homme de fer Been here awhile

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    Subscribed as well. Great story.
  5. Morinite

    Morinite KLRista

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    Peekay, I'm so glad you made it out alive...but are still soldiering on. I experienced a real bad heat exhaustion / stroke a while back in the red desert of Kandahar... Yes I'm a soldier.

    I was involved in a 16 hr straight, fire-fight and was so focused on my job and my men I neglected to hydrate for many hours. It was + 44c at noon. Well to make a sad day even sadder I had to be evaced to the hospital where I spent 6 days recovering, two in a medically induced coma because my brain had swollen.

    I'm a good soldier and NCO and I was racked with so much shame and guilt I forced my way back to the field to fight again as soon as I was physically able to..

    I was told some of my organs stopped working properly because of the heat. I peed some blood too. The body aches and pain I had for several days afterward was a real eye opener. I carried no less than 12 L of water at all times after that day with electrolytes.

    I look back at some of the mistakes I made that day. 1) don't share your water when others have their own (as i had done). 2) calories, eat to sustain (even when not hungry). 3) Cover up, find shade, no shade make shade. 4) Heat induced confusion only gets worse.

    Yes I understand my story is much different than yours and I'm not bragging about my ordeal or trying to minimize the significance of yours but the conclusions are the same. I'm home now and despite the war I had to endure that heat stroke was a mother f@^r. Never, never again.:1drink
  6. roadcapDen

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    Bump?
  7. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    C'mon PeeKay, we need some updates and pictures. You are keeping us hanging........

    Hope you are okay.:norton
  8. RForestR

    RForestR In the Woods

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    His Spotwalla link would indicate he made it to southern Argentina and is working his way up toward Brazil....

    Hope all is well!
  9. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    But the Spotwella entries stop at the end of June. Edit: June 14, 2012
  10. QCRider

    QCRider Adventurer

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    Don't mean to hijack my buddy PeeKay's thread, but he has now since ended his trip and returned back to the "real-world" life. I chatted with him recently, and he still plans to update this thread with more pictures/infos when that thing called "work" doesn't get in the way. Stay tuned!

    - QCRider
  11. QCRider

    QCRider Adventurer

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    Don't mean to hijack my buddy PeeKay's thread, but he has now since ended his trip and returned back to the "real-world" life. I chatted with him recently, and he still plans to update this thread with more pictures/infos when that thing called "work" doesn't get in the way. Stay tuned!

    - QCRider
  12. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Thanks for the details. We'll let him get caught up with reality. Then we want the goods:deal:evil
  13. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    :ddog