LoneStar's Adventure to South America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LoneStar, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Buckee

    Buckee Ah, Grasshopper...

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    LoneStar, might help warm you up to hear I read your Christmas Story to my mom, wife, & daughter last night. Had 'em all cryin' their eyes out - tears of happiness for you and the poor & disadvantaged folks back in Cuenca.

    Stay safe my friend!
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  2. Kegler

    Kegler Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much for providing your ride report, pictures, and video of places I know I will never have time to visit in the way you are.
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  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Get ready for your bank account to take a hit if you're going to Machu Picchu the easy tourist way. There are ways to go and save big but they take work and research. Something like a back way in and a fair hike, maybe a hidroel├ęctrica involved? I don't recall the details of that because it's not on my list. But it's obviously amazing and a must see for most tourist types.

    Add: there's some info here from Patrick:
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...illy-to-ushuaia.1078852/page-30#post-28763363
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  4. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Thanks to all and you Buckee. I wish the choice of rain or not was available :D, but at the altitude it's just what it is. Been a lot of rain in the area.
    Made it to Lima and finally a bit of rest. Realized I've been riding almost 9-10 hrs a day for the last 7 days and it's been in a lot of bad weather. From San Luis to Barranca was a very long day, the last several hours in 40 degrees rain and high winds across a 13500 highland area then down through thick fog in dark to lowlands. Made it into Lima the next day.

    Peru is amazing in that you're in stinging Andes sleet and 3 hours later you're riding through the Sahara in wind, sand and massive dunes.

    If I had one week for a major adventure, the road from Chimbote to Yungay, then across to San Luis and back to Carhuaz, then to Lima along the coast and the desert would be perfect. Canyon, Alpine dirt pass, indigenous village, blacktop amazing pass, Saharan desert all in 4 days
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  5. ONandOFF

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  6. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Thanks my friend!
  7. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Just curious if you recorded the audio narrative live or dubbed in in later. Pretty amazing videos that really tell it like it sometimes is.
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  8. ONandOFF

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  9. SoosCreek

    SoosCreek Angle of Repose...

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    Been following all along and with the Alaska trip. Great photos as always and I love the new video. Shows what this is really all about.
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  10. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Hey Parcero - the Sena 10C headset/cam records whatever the mic picks up - voice and/or music if it's playing through the headset. Generally gets my pervert style heavy breathing - amplified by so little oxygen at those elevations :lol3
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  11. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Just left the bike at the TouraTech compound so they can pull the rear shock and see what's up. Ivan there is really great and hospitable. They have a well stocked place that's first class and a lot of riding jackets and gear.

    The rear shock was set up for my weight, luggage, a passenger and a bit extra, so am surprised it blew at about 15,000 miles. I said 9k in the video but had forgotten about a few months in Mexico. The front is feeling soft now as well so I'm not sure if it has tanked also. The parking lot bounce test he did looked like a wallowing whale.

    BTW, a Lima taxi ride makes NYC taxis look like a children's park merry-go-round.
  12. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sounds quite promising!
  13. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    The "Seafood Adventure Loop"

    A. Chimbote - ceviche for lunch

    3N thru Ca├▒on del Pato to...

    B. Yungay - pollo for dinner

    Road 106 over pass to...

    C. San Luis - cuy for dinner

    Road 107 over pass to...

    D. Carhuaz - trucha for lunch

    3N over pass to...

    E. Barranca - pescado frito for dinner

    Then enjoy the wind, sand, sea views and sand dunes heading for Lima.


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  14. tragerbon

    tragerbon Been here awhile

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    As someone else has already mentioned, this a an amazing photograph, I saved it yesterday as my background. It almost looks like a painting, the colors and contrast pull me into it, like a stamp in time !
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  15. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Thanks Trager and @Hootowl That shot was fast and furious. These ladies aren't into photos or strangers for sure. I'm absolutely fascinated by their dress and faces. The hats and colors are beautiful, and seeing them along the roads and fields, carrying huge bundles or herding sheep or cattle is like seeing multicolor flowers in a muted landscape. They avoid you and hide faces when a camera is out, but they are confident in themselves and will look hard at you to read your soul.
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  16. ONandOFF

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    An indigenous lady yelled at me and threw some little fruits my way when i took a pic of a market with her stand in front. I was trying to keep up with someone so i didn't stop to find out what triggered her. I was told it's because they like to ask for money in exchange for allowing a pic.
    (Because if they're not paid then it steals a little bit of their soul?)
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  17. scurry0

    scurry0 Adventurer

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    Since you are in Lima check out Parc Kennedy on a Saturday afternoon and then go back Saturday night. It is a stunning contrast. That is only if you are up for a little adventure....
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  18. battdoc

    battdoc Old Enough

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    Bravo !! That is adventure in purest of forms. Be safe fellows.
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  19. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Wow...hearing your voice as you navigate the high altitudes...one can sense the...cansancio, the fatigue...it's palatable. Ride well.
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  20. ONandOFF

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    Me lo dice.
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