Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    It is a great pleasure to be able to share the ride with you Carl! So glad to be able to do it! Thanks for the post!!! :clap
  2. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Happy (US) Thanksgiving Mark!

    It's still raining in the PNW.....:(: but we can still ride.


    Safe travels....
  3. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :wave thanks!! Appreciate that! And I rode year round in PNW.... Just a bit of rain. But I am a bit spoiled now as I have ridden Summer, Summer, Summer !:D
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Made it to Bariloche on November 21st. Thanksgiving Eve in the USA. Always a bit strange being away from home, Family and friends and the traditions, food, and excitement of the holidays. No one here is doing anything different :deal :D

    Awoke Thanksgiving Morning and it was another nice day. Had breakfast at the Hostel and then took a ride around the "tourist" loop east of town. You ride along the lake what is full of hotels and businesses until you get out aways .....

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    Great views, couple golf courses and big resorts. This reminds me of many of the mountain towns ...... and I like them!

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    Lots of people come out and ride bicycles, and enjoy the views

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    This Woman from Argentina was excited to see the bike and had to sit on it for a photo..... Her mom took the photo with her finger on the lens. A group of bicycles stopped to say Hello as well!

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    The road loops through the foothills and around several big lakes.

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    And a view at the Punta Panorama

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    Then some gravel roads to the Swiss village

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    Beautiful views

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    Enjoyed the natural wood and stone homes. This one had a cool sculpture in the front yard.

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    Yea great area for a ride!!

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    Then in the spirit of Thanksgiving I headed back to town to find a big meal. Got a chance to talk with my brothers, Son, and wish friends Thanksgiving day! For I am feeling very grateful for this trip, the experiences and the people I have met!

    Turkey is not the big menu item. So Steak it is!! Was not a cheap meal, but it was really good!!

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    Gustavo The chef cooking up my Ribeye steak!!

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    Thanksgiving indeed. The steak portions are huge. Needed someone to share the whole meal with..... But enjoyed the moment.

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    Patagonia. Living up to my expectations and I am just getting started ! :ricky
  5. nicola_a

    nicola_a Adventurer

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    ^^^
    Beautiful pictures Mark! Thankyou for sharing!
  6. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Sooner or later you are going to suffer from steak withdrawls... lol. Good stuff,more please... and happy belated Thanksgiving...
  7. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos Been here awhile

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    what an awesome environment to be riding in, I'm in awe :eek:
  8. motoree

    motoree Been here awhile

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    +1:eek1
  9. AndréBigTrailRider

    AndréBigTrailRider VIAJAR É PRECISO...!

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    Good afternoon radioman:clap
    Long time not access the site. Much work.:rofl
    We are waiting for you here in Brazil. When going through here.:freaky
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  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :thumb Thank You so much. Will be in January or Early February!!!
  11. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    So, it's not just one big cattle ranch, after all?

    Whooda thunk? :D







    Happy T-day, Mark.
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    Great stuff Mark! THat is one of the nicest parts of the world. Pucon/ Barriloche etc. What great riding! Oh and you have great stuff coming up too. I am seriously jealous.

    Staying tuned.......:freaky
  13. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    The Ruta de los Siete Lagos is truly amazing, specially if the weather is on your side.
    Great stuff :thumb
  14. BluNozr

    BluNozr Been here awhile

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    Great report. Happy Thanksgiving Mark. Nice photos and some great looking food.

    ...and by the way. It's business as usual up here in Canada too.

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  15. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :lol3 :lol3 :thumb
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    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thanks Ken !
  17. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Stayed at this Hostel which was great.

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    S41 08.237 W71 18.634 Say Hello to Juiette and charlie!

    Conitnuing south along in Patagonia.... On Ruta 40

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    Great views as I ride out of Bariloche

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    The famous Ruta 40

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    Taking a break to smell the flowers! Great to be riding here!

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    Enjoying the ride. Only 180 miles today, weather is nice and crisp!

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    Then I got a taste of the real Ruta 40 :deal

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    WIND yea real buffeting wind. Slams you from either side and pushes you around the road kind of wind!

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    Blew my bags around ....

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    Snow capped mountains on the right

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    Roll into Esquel which is a bigger town near the Chile border. Will be heading toward the Caraterra Austral tomorrow so I stopped here. Had to chuckle at the sign near the beginning of town. Glad to know it.

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  18. copout

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    Hi Mark

    It has taken a few days to catch up on your RR. I have really enjoyed every last post you have made with laughter, joy and tears but mainly incredible joy and happiness to see someone with such grace embark on their own journey of personal growth following such a terrible loss.

    You are truly a unique person and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to join in this celebration of life on two wheels!

    Cheers

    Grant
  19. defib

    defib Portly Paranurse

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    Ok I was envious before. Now I am seriously jealous. Been reading since day one and subscribed for about as long. Keep the pics and story coming. reading your report reminds me to go buy a powerball ticket.
  20. motor-ray

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    After reading your latest I was forced to give my loving wife another "notice" that South America was in my near future! :rofl