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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ulyses, Oct 29, 2012.
Why thank you!
I've actually recieved a lot more requests for the gps route through the Lagunas Route than I thought I would. I have the GPX files downloaded off of my GPS, but I can't do anything with them until I get to a hotel with good wifi and I have a little bit of free time. Sorry .
Until then, here is a link to my Spotwalla page; feel free to pull any coordinates off of it if you like:
Rock on, Bryce!
Hey, I thought it was weird that you didn't mention anything about saying Adios to Mike earlier, and now mentioned nonchalantly he took off a couple days ago. You rode and hung with him a good while, I would have expected a bit more attention to you two parting ways...
Well, I can wait until you get back to Oregon so no rush! :-D Just put these who is traveling toward Ushuaia to the top.
Nice shots of the Lagunas Route, captures the essence of riding on Mars as much as photos will allow. I hope the info I pointed you to helped you out along that route.
There are some really nice high passes between Argentina and Chile that I would highly recommend. Paso Sico, Paso San Francisco, Paso Agua Negra, among others. The spine of the Andes is quite spectacular as you head further south and criss cross your way back and forth from Chile to Argentina. And of course, the Carretera Austral from outside of Futaleufu all the way to Villa O'Higgins is worth the effort, then back track up to north of Cochrane and cross into Argentina at Paso Roballo, very nice stuff. When you get further south, Chalten is worth a look and a couple spectacular day hikes near Cerro Torre and Fitzroy, as well as Perito Moreno glacier.
Things will get a bit cheaper when you cross into Argentina. As you head deeper into Patagonia prices will increase as well, but there are great spots to camp all through Patagonia as long as its not pissing down rain the whole time.
Great report amigo, salud!
bryce, might of missed it but did you rejet the carb for the high desert areas, wondering on your loss of power with the thin air? rtwpaul
Dude, it was great riding with you! We had some epic days. Let's try and hook back up for a beer on my way back north--or at a minimum when I get back to B'ham and you get back to the Herm.
Also, I wanted to let you know that I started a bike shipping thread in the Americas Trip Planning forum to try and track down a solid shipping option from Santiago to Seattle. I'll keep you posted on what I find. So far, I have found one option from Valparaiso to Seattle for ~$2,000 via boat that would leave at the end of March/early April. I was hoping that the boat cost would be less than $2,000, so maybe we can pool our efforts to find a cheaper option? Heck, for $2,000 I'll probably just air freight the damn thing back to LA, and then ride from LA up to Nevada where I left my trailer.
Okay, let me know what you find out.
Oh, there is a great $11 campsite in La Lagunas. No WeFee, but it was quiet. Check my Spotwalla page for the location.
I also found a sweet stealth campsite near Puerto Viejo, which you road right by on your way south out of Caldera. I love stealth camping.
I'm currently at the La Casa Roja in Santiago, which I would strongly suggest that you skip. The WeFee is solid, but only in one area--and the place is more party than anything--so the dorms are loud. So hopefully you can avoid my mistake and get a good night's sleep.
Santiago, Valparaiso and the Coast is amazing once you get south of the desert. It's eerily like Oregon/Northern California. At one point I thought I was in the US--really.
I also found the Honda shop in Santiago--plus a ton of other moto shops. Let me know if you need a few lat/longs.
Okay, I'm about to head out for Pucon (480 miles). Hasta luego.
Hey guys. If you find a boat shipping to Seattle cheaply I would be in. But it seems air shipping has less hidden fees.
Dude, if you could email me the lat longs for the Honda shop, I would appreciate it. How much longer are you going to be in Santiago?
So, I've been stealth camping along the coast for the past two days and ill probably be camping again tonight one last time before I head into Santiago. In other news, I lost my camera charger during the Lagunas route, so it looks like I'll be using the iPhone for pics until I can find another one.
Sorry for the lack of posts, ill get back on it soon! By the way, Chile=$$$$
Hi Ulyses : i enjoyed your epic trip to ushuaia, these are the number for your gps to find the motorcycle shop in santiago (-33.382505,-70.547891) the streets are Av. Vitacura and Av. Padre Hurtado, you could find a lot of accesories for your bike but is expensive
if you need any advice or help with your spanish to buy anything in Santiago send a DM. I hope to share a beer with you
Regards from Santiago Chile
And the vendors look at me with consternation when I insist my small point-and-shoots be double-A powered. :huh
Truly awsome Dude, lovin' everything about your trip...someday...
Keep on...and Thanks!
PS - 2 H-D's and an Aermacchi
Muchas gracias! Te mande una PM! Wana grab a beer?
Awesome! Which ones? I miss my Dyna so bad right now....
Yo. The Honda shop in Santiago is located here:
address: 8063 Las Condes, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
I'm not sure what your plans are, but I went south out of Santiago, and it's pretty rad. I'm currently in Villaricca near Pucon, and it's like Oregon, Washington and Northern California all rolled into one. I could live here. Whoa.
There are also a bunch of other shops located on Presidente Kennedy, which is north from Las Condes. What I would suggest doing (given that the majority of the ship on Kennedy are on the north side of the street (and getting over to the south side of the street is a bear), I would suggest taking Las Condes north (ie, on the BMW side of the street, not the Honda side of the street), and go north to Padra Huntado and hang a left. Then hang another left on to Kennedy. Get all the way over to the right side of the street (you'll see what I mean), and then ride REALLY slow because there are a ton of shops near here. I found Metzler for tires, but Metzler also has a whole range of other stuff, like chains and sprockets, filters, spark plugs, etc for a whole range of bikes--plus I think I saw a temperature dipstick. So allocate a couple of hours--you can find anything you need in this area.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I say we go Priate, hi-jack a ship, load the bikes on board, sail it back to the states (Mike can captain 'cause he grew up on a fishing boat), unload, then sell it to a scrap yard in Mexico....
No, I didn't rejet. I have the leaner jets, but I would probably had to have taken the choke cable out to get to them. The last time I rejetted, I stripped some of the little plastic threads where the choke cable screws in to the carb but was still able to get it back....so... I'm afraid that If i take the choke cable out of my carb again, the few remaining plastic threads on the screw would strip off....
....so I just adjusted the mixture screw and turned up the idle. It ran okay; it was definetly a lot weaker up there, but it didn't randomly die on me and I made it through just fine. Still, it would have been awesome to have been able to do some wheelies up there....maybe next time. Actually, next time I need a fuel injected bike.
Seriously, let's try and coordinate on getting our bikes back to Seattle. It sounds like we are all needing basically the same thing...
It's a massive Hamburgesa! I would kill for a Mexican torta right now....