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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.
Since the "W" in "WB Motos" stands for "Williamson" maybe I can get a discount there.
I've been reading your blog this afternoon for a couple of hours.
We met this morning and chatted about bikes, KTM 990 immobilizers and programming keys Oh, and we saw some fine ladies too It was a great time, it's always nice listening to someone who's riding the world and has tons of stories to tell.
Do you remember I told you I felt like a hero when I rode to Ushuaia and back, and if I compare that trip to yours it's kinda you are a super hero? Well, after reading your blog I realize you are actually a hero, a real life hero, and I'm not talking about your bike trips; you're a great person (and not a serial killer, that should count!) and the kind of people who makes the world a better place.
Ride safe, hope we meet again.
Slow going though...something makes me think standing on the back pegs with the front wheel in the air, would be a more ultimate experience , maybe it's the port i'm having whilst doing the BBQ!!
Great report Radioman!
Hola Jamie, Thanks so much for the kind comments!! Was a pleasure meeting you and spending some quality time outside the Moto shop. Unfortunately Martyn will have to wait on his bike!!
Back on the road tomorrow heading toward Ushuaia!! ! (yea your a hero out doing your riding.... and the scooter of yours sounds like fun in the city!!)
Love that road!!!
Mark, if Rio Gallegos (600km or 375miles north from Ushuaia) is in your schedule, tell me and we can have a beer
Howdy RM, GREAT report I've been following for a LONG time, you've been at it for a long time!
You've kept a spread sheet How much has the trip cost to date?
I rode from San Diego to Alaska and up into Canada ( Inuvik ) in August. I tried keeping an expense log but it got too depressing with the high cost of everything, especially in CAN. I have my sights set on S.A. to complete the America's. So..... how much?? Gracias amigo!!
Gracias!! Will certainly let you know.......
What can I say, Mark you really are an inspiration on many levels and I would just like to say thanks. Reading your blog (4 hours sleep last night as was captivated), makes you realise that anyone can do this, if you really want to.
You certainly seem to be paying forward by sharing your experiences and encouraging others.
If you get to the UK, the beers on me.
Welcome Steve! Yes anyone can do this type of Adventure. Just takes a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, save up some time and money.....
Santiago. Had a great stay in Santiago. It is a big modern city unlike any other city that I have been in to in South America. As my amazing host Martyn said; "it just works"
I cannot be thankful enough for the people that I have met along the journey, and in Santiago Martyn and Kate (and their son George) that opened their home to me in Santiago Helping me get set up at BMW service, Then providing with a comfy bed and hospitality and great conversations about Life, Kids, travel, motobikes and so many other topics was really awesome! It is one of the experiences of meeting other great people with a motorcycle connection that you feel like could be friends for a lifetime!! It is hard to be able to express how much this impacts a journey like the one I am on. So you just say with a heartfelt thanks!
Somehow I did not take a photo of us together
And their son George was great, when I got there he handed me a cup of tea....... In a KTM mug
And we shared some great Chilean Wine and Peruvian Pisco Sours. Including a great dinner of Grill steak and homemade Yorkshire pudding (gravy was on the table but not on my plate yet!)
Thanks for helping me with the At the BMW service center. Met Paulo from San Paulo who was with his buddies. Invited me to his house in San Paulo!
Love the money in Chile Color coded and waterproof!
And I had to stop at Walmart for a couple adapters as they are different here in Chile :)
After a great visit in Santiago it was time to hit the road. The petrol stations are really nice here with a restaurant, cash machine WIFI.....
Petrol is about $6.00/Gallon
Looking forward to riding the southern part of Chile, Patagonia, Caraterra Austral, and Argentinian Lakes District!
Just in case anyone wants it. BMW service Santiago
S33 23.950 W70 33.120
KTM Superstore- Santiago
S33 21.702 W70 30.430
Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
Yes that is the Octane. Argentina and Chile have good fuel, and is so modern compared to others like Bolivia. Real treat!
Yes, but it's note the same rating than yours. This is RON, yours is AKI
Our 97 should be close to your 93
Always learning something!!
The picture is for a Chilean Gas Station, and regarding Argentina Fuel, I'll not be so Sure how good is the fuel but if you suvived to Bolivian fuel, you should be ok in Argentina
OOPS forgot where I was...... as I am back in Argentina now :)