Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. bESS

    bESS Been here awhile

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    I am not sure I could ride the Death Road. It looks scary and I worry about trucks coming the other direction.

    I get goosebumps just looking at your video

    bob
  2. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Mark,

    Thanks for posting the Bolivia vid, makes me wanna ride it too! Since the new bypass road went in, I've read that you don't have to dodge trucks and buses like in the old days, just landslides and rockfall! Looks like a great bike ride to me.

    When you heading north, now that you've run out of land? I head south in 3 weeks.

    All the best to ya, Hells
  3. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Gracias. It is relatively empty with the bypass road taking the trucks. It was a few car/vans and lots of mountain bicyclist.. ....

    It has lots of exposure, but so do many of the roads in the mountains of South America.... Just have to keep focused on the road ahead of you not the 2,000 foot drop just 5-10 feet away :lol3

    I will be going north for a bit, then east, then west .... way west :)
  4. defib

    defib Portly Paranurse

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    I have always wanted to ride that road. Now looking at your video---- maybe not :huh that had to be intense!
  5. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Mark I have enjoyed following you ride. Wanted to say Merry Christmas, a little early. Enjoyed meeting with you last Christmas in San Jose CR. Hope the remainder of your travels goes well.

    Ride safe;

    TravelGuy:clap

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  6. chbroersma

    chbroersma n00b

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    I know you asked this 11 months ago, but its a suzuki freewind xf650, never sold in the US, they where pretty good, still are but discontinued. It had same engine as the dr 650 but more cruiser friendly
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Just another video of the last couple weeks riding here in Argentina and Chile. Hope you like this one. Tribute to my new Kiwi friends! Dick & Diana and Ken!!

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  8. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Spent the past few days relaxing and also editing videos that you have seen posted on my thread. :D

    Also preparing for my expedition to Antarctica. Well....... My ship has come in.

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    I am all packed up and headed down to board the M/V Planus

    Length:89 meters (293 feet)
    Breadth:14,5 meters (47 feet)
    Draft:5 meters (16 feet)
    Ice class:1D
    Displacement:3175 tonnes
    Engines:3x Diesel-Electric
    Speed:10 - 12 knots
    Passengers:114 in 53 cabins

    The brochure photos look like this.....

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    So off I go. :deal

    NOTE::: This means RADIO SILENCE for 10 days or so, as I will not bother with interent aboard the ship. Will have a few photos :evil and commentary when I get back to dry land. Wish me luck!! Off to the big snowcovered continent!!.


    Get your Christmas Shopping done, finish putting up the tree etc...... You got a bot of extra time now :lol3
  9. SparkyL

    SparkyL Been here awhile

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    Mark;

    Great stuff with the latest videos. Makes me want to find some Kiwi friends!
    Enjoy your upcoming voyage to Antactica. Can't wait for your stories and pics from this! :ear
  10. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Fantastic. Looking forward to hearing from you again just before Christmas.
  11. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Enjoy unplugging for a while. :thumb
  12. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    Looking forward to your return!
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    OH WOW !!! That's going to be so cool !! Have Fun !!!:clap
  14. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    WAIT! :y0!

    I had something to tell you before you left!!!! :uhoh

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    Have a good trip!
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  15. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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    Have a great voyage Mark, and I can't wait for the next update. You have had an epic report with alot more to go. Godspeed friend.
  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Ride on Mark, RIDE ON!

    Looking forward to the penguins :clap
  17. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Epic Brother, EPIC!!

    Have a great time!!

    We'll all have a thought for you here while you're on your foray.
  18. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    Took the words right out of my mouth. This ride is epic to the infinite....:clap
  19. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Tepid Adventurer

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    WOW! What a trip so far. Can't wait for the next installment. Way to ride Radioman.
  20. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    ... Been away from reading for some time... Do I see right: a guy on a 500T Honda (grand child of the mighty CB450 DOHC) all the way from NY?? These bikes were considered fragile, gutless and not able to do anything (the 500 not the 450)... Wow!!