It's summer again and here we go

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by arjones, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Ok boys and girls. After reading so many wonderful reports I decided that it's time to do one myself... Inspired by those who amazed everyone with their adventures and pics, here we go.

    First things first: I'm from Brasil (yes, with the "S"), and I love South America.

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    My wife is from Venezuela and she loves to ride with me (long hauls, that's it) and loves Patagonian flowers too:
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    This is our third adventure abroad. The previous ones leaded us to some of the most beautiful places in South America and we loved every km of it. Now we are going again and I'd like to invite you to join us. This summer we gonna see the Northwest Argentina and the northern part of Chile, including the Atacama Desert. Since we live in Northeast Brasil, well this gonna be a looong ride:lol3. And this ride report is LIVE!!!!!

    Yes, this invitation I do from a tiny hotel room, 756 km from home, going south. Yes, I left home this morning (the wife stayed one more week:cry, to do business).


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    Come and ride with us. Tomorrow I will update this with photos and some story telling about this part of the world: Brasil.
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  2. pceire32

    pceire32 Irish

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    I am with you, ride safe.
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  3. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Thanks pceire32! That's awesome! Enjoy the ride and feel free to ask anything.
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  4. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Sounds awesome, ride safe and post lots of pictures!!!
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  5. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    The day started promissing:

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    But, as you may now, the first km are to get used with the bike with all the luggage. Some 200 km after living home, I could meet local artists exposing their job on the road side:

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    After that, under the rising temperatures of Brasil's summer, I just rode, manhandling the heavy trucks and crazy drivers. And by the late afternoon...

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    Things got even more interesting

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    I couldn't help. I took a little detour so I could enjoy those crazy rock formation a little closer

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    At that moment I new I would have a hell of a second day!!!:clap Stay tuned...
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  6. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Thank you poolman! Just stay around and let the rest with me...:DI hope my pics can say more than my bad english!!:lol3
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  7. pceire32

    pceire32 Irish

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    Great photos, beautiful countryside. Nice bike. Do you have a map to show us your route.
    I lived in Guyana for about 10 years and visited Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil many times way up North on the Guyana/Venezuela border. This was way back in the seventies.
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  8. Bruce H

    Bruce H Bruce H

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    I'm in, its raining and nasty here and your sunshine looks so inviting!
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  9. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Welcome! Thanks for join in!
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  10. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    I will do that my friend, but this should take a little longer, as I have to figure out how to up load any image other than my own photos. Any suggestions:ear?
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  11. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Yesterday was amazing! But I'll get there tomorrow. The problem was that I got to the little hotel (we brazilians call it "pousadas") to tired to do anything. But I can release a little teaser::evil

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  12. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    So, let's talk about day two. As I told before, something was telling me that I would have a great day of riding, as I entered the state of Minas Gerais:

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    This is one of the biggest states of my country, along side with Bahia, where I live. But has a more, how could I say, dramatic geography:

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    So the geography is responsible for our fun through the mountains:

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    But most of the times I had to share it with trucks and their mad drivers. Even if I had the felling that I was in the jungle (can you spot the trucks in the middle of all that green?)

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    So, as the day went by and the heat went up, I started to seek for more empty roads. And guess what? I found them!!!:clap

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    It was a scenic, lonely and beautiful ride. Either way.

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    And another feature of Minas Gerais started to pop up: some of the most important part of Brasil's history was made here. And the old stuff became more visible:

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    And next day brought those old stuff, the good stuff and one of the most enjoyable riding days that I ever had. Stay tuned as I will keep you guys posted. Good night. :wave
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  13. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    Boa Viajem ,enjoy and ride safe !
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  14. pceire32

    pceire32 Irish

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    Maybe you could take a photo of your route on a map and post that if you can get a good shot.
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    Motorfiets Long timer

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    subscribed..... I'll be riding down there with you soon!! :freaky
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  16. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Awesome. I'm at a BMW dealer changing tires (I will go with the Mitas E 07). Let's see how it works with lots of tarmac and dirt all together... Later I will update this with the last two days. Meanwhile, waiting for my lovely wife to arrive so we can keep the good vibes!
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  17. tundradirtbiker

    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    Wow, incredible. Great to see bike riders doing something, most never think to try. ADV has started more adventure than we have RR I'm sure.

    Subscribed:norton
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  18. dave6253

    dave6253 Pentaxian

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    I'm looking forward to the rest of this one. Have a wonderful time together!
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    arjones Roads and Waves

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    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Waiting for more. :clap:clap:clap
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