Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    the devil's always in the details :lol3

    I recall the Peruvians as being fun, genuine, loving people.
    Honest thanks for keeping us lurkers up to date.
  2. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    Great report, thanks for taking the time to tell us all about your travels.

    Don't forget you could hop on/off an Antarctic ship here in the Falkland Islands. Leave your bike in Punta or Ushuia for example. Lan Chile flies here every Saturday from/to Punta Arenas, http://www.cruisetimetables.com/cruises-to-port-stanley-falkland-islands.html

    I could put you up and loan you my WR250R while you're here.
  3. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Radioman,

    I have been following your journey since day-one with admiration and respect. Your travels are inspirational to say the least, and yours is one of the best ride reports ever posted on Adv!

    I've spent some time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and I can say without any hesitetion that the "back route" is the best way to reach Machu Picchu. Sure, trains can deliver you to Aguas Calientes quickly, and then you have an easy walk to the busses that take you to the entrance to MP.

    My Recommendion:

    From Cusco, ride to the Salt Pans of Maras (only 2 hrs, and absolutely amazing). From Maras, down the hill to Urumbamba. If you spend half the day being in awe of the thousand-year-old salt farming heratage (as I was) you can stay in Urumbamba. I stayed in a 5 Star resort there for $35.

    From there, you can cross the awesome Abra de Malaga pass at 14K+ ft, make a left turn in Santa Maria, and ride to Santa Teresa (an incredible village where a mountain slide killed 60% of the town population), and store your bike there. Local cabs will take you to Hydro Electrica where it is a quick train ride to the base of Machu Picchu, Aguas Callientes.

    Last year there was no extra charge for the ticket to Hyannas Picchu; it is allocated based on when you arrive at the trailhead and make your request. Due to the treacherous hike, only a limited number of hikers are permitted to attempt the climb each day. More tourists die here than nearly anyplace else in South America. Trust me, it is a sketchy hike at best, but the views are worth it if you are not surrounded by mist.

    After Machu Picchu, I highly recommend the 3 hour ride to Quillabamba, a wonderful jungle village to enjoy the great food, friendly locals, and reflect on your trip to Machu Picchu.

    All the Best,
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thanks for the offer. I will check into these possibilities! :clap :clap
  5. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thanks so much to the great insight. Always great to get recommendations from others that have done it!! This is basically what I had decided to do, except will probably park my bike at Hydro Electric and go up to Aguas. See MP then back down to St Theresa!
  6. CloneBoy

    CloneBoy Future Adventurer

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    Just another lurker checking in, just read the entire thread "cover to cover"

    Absolutely enthralled, cant wait for the next set of pics.


    Ride safe Mark!
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :clap :clap Welcome. Love to have first time posts on my RR. It is amazing and I am honored that you and many others are reading and following along! Thanks!:clap
  8. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :clap :clap Welcome. Love to have first time posts on my RR. It is amazing and I am honored that you and many others are reading and following along! Thanks!:clap
  9. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Enjoying the read mark - ride safe! :thumb
  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :wave Hola Mr V!! Hope all is well for your and your family in the great Palouse!
  11. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Always different stopping in a place for a time. Have spanish class everyday from 8:30 -12:30, then time to explore and connect with others!

    Doing my Spanish school here. Meeting some interesting people from Denmark, Holland, Germany, Canada, Israel!!

    Time to relax and have some tea made of Coco. Helps to adjust to the 11,000 + foot elevation

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    Wandering around seeing the sights of the city.

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    Amazing the size and fit of the stones...

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    Sunday afternoon I walked down to the Plaza de Armas, and enjoyed a parade.

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    Lots of color and costumes to enjoy!

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    At the same time just taking it all in!

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    Peruvian Flag as well as the flag of Cusco.

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    Love the way they create locking hasps. This looks like 1 1/2" rebar...

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    Lots of great food to try out from the local vegetarian place for $2.00 USD lunch

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    To buildings around the city is disrepair ....

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    or just interesting buildings. The blue paint is popular here!

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    To really fancy restaurants with Amazing food, like this grilled Alpaca!! Yummy!

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    Enjoyed this fancy meal with David and Mathias. David is my classmate in Spanish school. Great young guys from Denmark who are here to explore, study spanish and work in an Orphanage! :clap

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  12. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Mark,

    Nice logo from Patrick46.

    I'm no artist but I thought I'd try to create an alternative design for you anyway. :rofl

    What do you think? :thumb

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  13. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :D Love you guys..... More stickers!
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    Hey, if you go to that Cathedral, there is a painting of the last supper. It's huge and looks like it could have been painted in Europe, but the "supper" is cuy :lol3
  15. Nateman

    Nateman Adventurer

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    I LOVE it, Parcero!!


  16. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Saw that this afternoon :lol3 no photos allowed ....
  17. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    Radioman ... how ya hanging?
    have not visited your thread for awhile ... started following when you first started out.

    has your new motor worked out?
  18. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Had a really bad nights sleep last night that I do not know why. Just could not get to sleep, so only had a couple hours ..... But this is the first on my trip, so hopefully I will catch up tonight!

    New motor has been running well with no issues. Now have over 18,000 miles (13Kish with new motor). Just one of those things that happens. Just very glad that BMW replaced the entire engine and I have been good to go!
  19. Jarrod Weaver

    Jarrod Weaver Adventurer

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    Could it be the high-altitude tea? :evil
  20. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I always view this thread from my subscribed list, but I just noticed if you view your thread from the main "ride reports" index, Radiomans thread has 944,315 views for 7th place, and 3746 replies for 2nd place (behind "the Mobius Trip")
    1 million views is coming soon! :clap