Minneapolis to Ushuaia...and back again Fall 2012

Discussion in 'Americas' started by FateMaker, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    Post up again here or Horizons unlimited closer to August, I have 1st Aug planted in my brain for leaving hoping to be in Mexico about 2 weeks later. Sounds like we have about the same schedule, I'm riding a Weestrom as well.:clap
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  2. FateMaker

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    It's still 7-8 months away but you guys are getting me excited!!! "I almost feel like riverdancing."

    Projected blast off is anywhere from the week of 10OCT (also my birthday week, and when I'll be returning back from Belgium/France craziness) until 1NOV.
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  3. MarkGS

    MarkGS No I don't ride a bimmer

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    I am heading out mid-July from San Francisco, although I'm doing 2-3 months in the US so I won't hit the border until October sometime. Hope to see you on the road :D
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  4. AmericaMoto

    AmericaMoto n00b

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    Hi guys!
    reading your thread from Buenos Aires as its been 7 months since I left Calgary, AB with my family.. Keeps your dreams alive and we might meet as we're headed north again...
    should be in Cartagena/ Panama area in June then back in Alberta by the end of August to go back working... boohoo.. Anybody please let me know what they know about riding in the Guyanas ( Guyana-Surinam-Fr. Guyana)
    Cheers, Jay
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  5. Section8

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    I've had to reschedule to an October/November departure date from Central Alberta. I'm looking at Costa Rica as my destination with wanting to do Copper Canyon along the way. I'll have to haul my GS to a southern drop off point as at that time of year I won't be able to do the return trip this far north on two wheels. I have about a three month window of time. I'll be watching and posting later in the summer for a riding partner(s) but this may be a good start, Robert.
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  6. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Quark Expeditions have excellent trips to Antarctica. World leader in their field of expeditions/adventures.
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  7. Ulyses

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    I'm about to finish my time with the military and was thinking of taking a long vacation with money saved up from deployments. The plan is to spend the summer doing a southbound hike of the AT and then head south from Georigia for S. America in the begining of November. When is the best time to ride in TDF? Is March too late?
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  8. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    You can ride in March, even tough the best time to ride in TDF is during January.
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  9. Followingthesun

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    I'm planning on leaving next spring from Minneapolis, wish I could leave earlier! Good to see some other Minnesotans are going, keep us updated! :ear
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  10. farrell caesar

    farrell caesar Seezer

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    I plan to leave in November. Dr650. Ride down, take 2 weeks spanish in Antigua, sail the gap, Fritz the Cat? Be gone....4 months? How is rainy season in Cusco? Be good to have company that speaks better spanish than me. Cheaper to split cost of motels. Not in a hurry. May ship back to states.
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  11. farrell caesar

    farrell caesar Seezer

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    How do you pronounce it?
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  12. alison's wanderland

    alison's wanderland Been here awhile

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    Might be pushing up my departure date to fall this year... curious to see so many others planning
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  13. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    I'm booked on the Stahlratte for the 12 Oct already, the Sept sailing is a ten day cruise which is too long for me. Hoping to be in Ushuaia for Christmas. See you guys on the road:clap. Am I the only one getting nervous about this?
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  14. JDowns

    JDowns Sounds good, let's go!

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    oo-SHWAI-uh = Ushuaia

    oo - as in poo

    shwai- as in high

    uh- as in duh

    emphasis on the second syllable

    Best,
    John Downs
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  15. Section8

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    I'm looking at crossing the Mexican border the first week of November, south of El Paso or Columbus, still unsure of the exact date, but it will be here before I know it.
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  16. WilderRider

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    I am still looking at leaving this fall from Denver. In fact, just today I was getting my updated vaccines.
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  17. FateMaker

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    I plan to start trip to Ushuaia about the 17th of October. Aiming for 14-20 days to get to Panama. I don't plan to take many off days but then again spontaneity is the key to this trip.
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