Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    The countdown begins, I think IIRC you have 90 days to enter Brazil once you get your Visa. I think I would go ahead a do a border run while you are nearer Brazil in Boliva or Peru so you don't have to worry about crossing over in time when you are way down South. Once its validated with the first crossing you are good for 10 years:clap

    I was ready to go home in early June but still had to go to Brazil to take care of the Visa and ended up with more trouble after that:puke1

    Btw I left my passport at the Brazillian Consulate in Bogota so long they thought I was dead:lol3 I was just having too much fun in Colombia:freaky
  2. Vinz Clortho

    Vinz Clortho Keymaster of Gozer

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    Sweet! My friend's company makes those handguards here in Grass Valley, CA. I'll have to forward him this pic.

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  3. ARun4Your$

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    Hey RM, looking good so far. I also appreciate the detail for the day I jump on my bike to do a solo ride to and from who knows where..... :clap
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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  5. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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  6. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    If you like to have maps of the countries.....Best to get them before you ride here. GPS in Peru is really bad as well, and I have tried to find some better paper maps than I already have but you cannot find them. Just FYI
  7. Rustler

    Rustler Happy Camper

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    As Mark heads toward the tip of South America, let's set the mood with the great Steve Morse and Ghostwind, here on the Radioman network.

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  8. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Saturday Am I was ready to head out of Lima. Brazil Visa in hand, and looking forward to the road.

    Picked up my bike at BMW dealer.

    Eduardo Hearne, Jefe de Soporte Tecnico
    Ph (511) 617-9750
    Cell (511) 9975-26294
    ehearne@agildemeister.com.pe

    Dealer is Automotres Comercial Gildemeister
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    Camacho, La molina
    Lima, Peru

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    Said goodbye to Eduardo who was really helpful!

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    Before I left the hostel in Lima.... Had a chuckle at someones wiring in an outside plug. :lol3 Safety Third!

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    Then down the coast of Peru, out of the clouds and back into a bit of blue sky.

    Then I stopped in Huacachina which is a little "oasis in the desert" or a big tourist stop. It is cool as the area is surrounded by huge dunes.... Place to hang out for a couple days in a small area. Very casual. But the place is full right now so there are no rooms available for tonight.....

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    So of course I climbed to the top of one of the ridges!

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    Awesome views of the dunes

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    Just a little town in the sand dunes!

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  9. stcowboy

    stcowboy Adventurer

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    Awesome report and pictures as ever!

    Glad to know you'll visit Brazil. Our country is a very expensive and difficult one to see entirely being as big as it is, but it's worth it!!!

    Is Transamazonica Highway in your plans?
  10. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Missed opportunity for a "Radioman Jump":lol3:lol3:lol3


  11. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    thanks for the report, and for the tip about getting maps in advance :)
  12. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Steve Morse! One of my favorite riding tunes (right next to "Stressfest :D )

    Nice visual.
  13. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    The Map Store here in Charlotte has some pretty decent maps of all the countries in South America. I know, I've looked. :deal

    I pass the shop every day on the way to class. You need any just send the word and an address. I'll take care of the rest.
  14. defib

    defib Portly Paranurse

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    Huacachina looks like it's one wind storm from being buried. Those trees that are almost covered on the right side of the photo in sand are impressive. :eek1
  15. Rustler

    Rustler Happy Camper

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  16. Radioman

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    Had a relaxed morning around town, made sure to smell the flowers :D

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    The dunes are full of people sand boarding and riding dune buggies...

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    Peaceful Oasis in the morning

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    Then riding down the road about 90 Miles to Nazca.

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    Arrived just after noon to take a look at then famous Nazca Lines. Stopped at the Tower overlook about 12 miles north of town.... you get a slight look at the spider, but it is hard to gain perspective.

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    The best way to see them is by small airplane. So I went to the airport after checking into my hotel. Was a bit of a hectic place that you sign up and pay then wait for a few hours until they get you on a flight.

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    They need this reminder? :huh

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    We will be flying for 35 minutes to see the large "drawings" in this desert area.

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    Here we go!!!

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    Out over the desert

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    Then the pilot does circles so the left side can see and then the right side!

    This is the hummingbird

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    On this group of mountains you can see the Astronaut on the front lower mountain, It was really visible from the air.

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    It was an interesting flight.....

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    Back on the ground safe and sound.

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    Stayed here at the Hotel Don Hono just off the main Plaza de Armas Was $60 Soles ($23.50 USd) single Pravato Very nice place!

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    Love all the fruit carts around town.

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    Then in for the night. Heading for Cusco and Machu Picchu . We stay there at least 10 days.... and looking forward to the time stopped and ability to explore the area.

    Long day of riding today if I am going to make Cusco :ricky
  17. ARun4Your$

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  18. Loud Al

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    That flight looks very cool, how much do they charge?
  19. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Just got back from Cusco! Learn these words ... No gracias. You'll understand when you get near the tourist area. The sharks are relentless there. Love the city though. Miss it already. Try the cuy!

    Safe travels!
  20. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Meant to put that in My RR. It was $90 USD for the flight. Thanks for asking :D