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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.
congrats on getting to the end!
and may the Torres del Paine come out from behind the mist. We kiwis look forward to seeing what we missed in the mist when we rode with you. Go well, dear friend.
Hola Ken... Thanks..... Sitting at Breakfast in Punta Arenas with SlowPhil :) He is riding to BA starting today!
Stay well..... See you in a soon.
Had a great New Years Day in Ushuaia
Was fun to see Sherri Jo and Young James
Then rode out of Ushuaia Heading north......
Crossed the Argentinian Border and headed to the Chile Border
SlowPhil heading out on the gravel roads
Lots of bikes heading out over the border today
And Bill flies off ahead of us to catch the ferry to Puerto Arenas
as we get near Porvenir it is a great coast road.
Some remote fishing spots
Arrived at to Puerto Arenas and Hostal Fitz Roy in the rain But it was clear in the morning and SlowPhil had an appointment with Motoadventura Guy to get new tires. Phil Pole dancing?
Bill and SlowPhil saying goodbye
Alejandro runs a very tidy and organized shop!
Funny.... Oregon plate on the wall. Made me smile
My sticker added
My sticker ... Always near Kiwirider
After a long morning getting Phil sorted out.... We split off as I headed to Puerto Natalies and Phil toward BA
Pleasure meeting and riding with you!!
A windy ride up Rn 9 to Puerto Natalies....
Thanks Mark. But you might find that Korukiwi is Diana.
OOOPS... KIWIs are keeping me on my toes! Cheers
All caught up. BRAVO So happy you were able to fulfill your promise to spread the ashes. Antarctica looks pretty cold to me......... and it's summer ??
Right on, Ride on, Write on !!!
It was a great feeling riding into and out of Ushuaia!!
Arrived in Puerto Natalies yesterday afternoon. Was going to ride into the park and camp, but needed some supplies so decided to stay at this hostel. Erractic Rock. Friends stayed here, and really liked it. It is owned by a guy from Portland, Oregon And most of the staff right now is from Portland area as well. Was crazy talking with them and things from home.
After awhile, Trisha says .... You should meet David who was here a few days ago............. He was on a ship in Antarctica too..... He is at the hostel around the corner. OK. Then she says he met a guy riding a bike called "Radioman", and Julie says ....... "Thats Mark" Small world.
Later met up with David and Arnout that were my roommates on the Plancius!!! They are both traveling for longer periods of time as well, so i will see them again as we head north to El Calafate /El Chatlen
Once again I met some amazing people in this hostel 2 lovely KIWI ladies, a Woman from Seattle nad the staff members from the Hostel are fantastic. They did not have moto parking at the hostel but found me a spot for my bike just half a block away!! Great!!
Had a great stay at Erratic Rock Hostel in Puerto Natales Thanks to a great staff! Took a phot but somehow it did not turn out. Thanks Julie, Trisha and Ruth !! If they can find a spot for your bike this is a great Hostel with friendly folks from Oregon (wish I had met the owner Bill, but he was up in the parque showing friends around).
Edited 1/6/12 was on my other camera. Here is Ruth from Holland, and Julie from Oregon who is managing the hostel! Great People. Say Hello for me!
Was up early for 6:30 Breakfast, as I wanted to get back into the park early to enjoy the nice weather.
Clouds were building in Puerto Natales as I left Rain predicted for next day
Looking for promising as I ride the 60 KM north to the edge of the park.
Sky keeps clearing. Last time I was riding through here the clouds we low and dense, so this is great!!
As I arrive into the edge of the park, the Mounatins are visible and mostly clear.
What a beautiful view. I have always loved being in and around the mountains. They make the best roads in and around Mountains and bodies of water Love it!
Yes it is great to be back into this park and able to take in the glory of it all!
Another great day riding
Feels great to just enjoy this amazing view!!
Deserves another jump!!
I reenter the park for a ride around and to enjoy it!
Really Amazing views... around every turn.
Bit of Marbly gravel roads in the park...
Even the Guanaco's are enjoying it
The park fading away behind me. But I had a smile on my face to have enjoyed the views all morning!
Back out of the park for some real Wind...
I think they need a new sign for this....... Maybe like this......
Then I ride back out of Chile to Argentina, before heading north to El Calafate!
A group of German riders at the border..... Hardly talked to me..... they were riding south
Arrived back to El Calafate to relax for a day or two....
That coat has seen some Adventure, hasn't it.
You will have to frame it when you get back. :d
Mark, is so great to see that smile pasted on your face all the time. p.s. Send me some of that warmth and sunshine up to WA.
I am sure enjoying your many posts and pix. Between you and iDave, I am in ADV nirvana.
Thanks for all the effort.
HAPPY NEW YEAR Mark
Thanks for taken us along
Has seen many many road miles! But served me well. But the color has long since faded away!
Thanks Motoport for the great gear! worth every Penny I paid for it!
Hola Tom and my Portland ADV friends!! HNY to all of you!
joined you on the continent today, mark. in santiago, chile. here's to crossing paths somewhere!
PORKANDCORN: A Man & His Duck Explore South America
my friend and protector by porkandcorn, on Flickr
Hey! This is a FAMILY site! :ddog
Finally caught up with the ride report!
You have been an inspiration, Radioman. So much of an inspiration that I finally decided to do a ride here in my country alone for around 2000 kms and had a great time!