Radioman Rides the World.......

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

  1. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    It is always a two way street. I had a great time riding with Youngest Ollie. As I have said many times the people I have met along this journey have been the best part!
  2. JJMSP

    JJMSP Cervicalgia

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  3. MRED

    MRED Been here awhile

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    Mark;
    I built a seat for Alain, part owner in La Provence restaurant last summer and he was talking about riding with his son.
    Sure is a small world. Best wishes for you and your ride.

    Deb & Don
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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  5. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    Mark! Good to see you're still kickin' I've kept in touch with some of the guys from the HU meet, but lost track of you. I just got back fro Copper canyon in Mexico---where it was 27 degrees. Hope it's warmer where you are....John Nail
  6. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Hola john. Glad all is well. Indeed it is a nice 82 Degrees today.... sunny and warm
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    so on the morning on january 15, 2013 It was time for Youngest Ollie and I to go our separate ways.... We rode out of Bariloche early in the beautiful sunny and calm morning

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    really great morning to ride..... Youngest Ollie is still in my rearview mirror. But I know this will change very soon as we have different plans.....

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    We stop at the branch in the road to share a goodbye as our travels take us different places. It is part of the ride. It is change. It is hard sometimes to do, as you have had a great time traveling, riding and sharing the journey. But we do it.

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    We said goodbye and I knew that I had 1500 Km of flat hot road to Buenos Aires. (Youngest Ollie was headed for Pucon, Chile as he continues his ride north to Alaska! Once again we met on the road as "strangers" but shared an amazing ride up Ruta 40, His first real "crash" on Gravel and the sunny weather in Caraterra Austral. What a great time is was. I will cherish the memories! But now across Argentina....

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    Had to stop for gas along the way. Hum, Gas lines........ In the heat..... Was thinking how lucky we have it in the US and other parts of the world where supply of fuel has not been a real issue for 40 years.

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    Then many more hours of this. Not my favorite riding but opened the throttle and cruised across the plains toward the big city.

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    That was pretty much my ride for the day. Rode about 500 Miles which for south America was huge day. But I was just making time. Stopped about half way to Buenos Aires and found a hotel and dinner before going to bed. It was 100 Degree F and I wanted to leave early at 6 am in the cooler part of the day.

    Next morning I was up early..... Has a great sunrise, and headed down the road.

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    Had some light rain for about an hour, but cleared as i rode east...... Was 75 degrees even in the rain! No rain gear necessary!

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    Finally signs for Buenos Aires....

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    When I was about 50Km out of the city it turns into a wide toll road but motos were free ! But a truck had taken out a sign post ... so some traffic was backing up. Buenos Aires is 7-8 Million people so it is like riding into many other big cities....

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    But it was fast riding into the city

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    But the toll roads near the city Motos had to pay. Then I exited to the centro of the city. It is 9 De Julio 6 lanes each direction passing the Eva Peron Building

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    Rode into town at 3:30 Pm, found the apartment that Claude had rented for a month with no issues. GPS coordinates are great!

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    Felt great to ride into Buenos Aires as it is the last big city of South America for me!! Weather was 88 Degree F and sunny..... Love it!
  8. Cal

    Cal Been here awhile

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    Follwing along everyday! Just curious about the lineups for gas, do Motos ever move to the front of the line?
  9. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Not that I have ever seen in Argentina. Happen in Bolivia but not here.
  10. sandsman

    sandsman I ride more than some and less than others.

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    Good to see that you are enjoying this time down there.
  11. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    It just sounded quotable.
  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    First night in Buenos Aires, and it was like catching up with old friends!!

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    Besides meeting up with Claude whom I met and stayed at our place in Ushuaia, The KIWI guys, Dick and Ken were in town to pack up their bikes as ship home. Dicks Son Gavin also joined us! :clap

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    Another nice meal shared with friends!!

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    We had a good laugh as the New Zealand clock was not working at all, and Canada's clock was off. Claude started in and the guys adjusted the clock.

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    Once this was corrected.... The KIWI's started in.

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    We had a great time.... Even got the manager involved.... He said he would fix it if the "All Blacks" won.

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    Claude has been in Buenos Aires for weeks and rented an apartment so that he could take spanish, and enjoy the city for a month.

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    It is always fantastic to check out big cities.

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    What I love is that motos get a space at the front of the cars at the lights. Lane split to front and you have space!

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    and they have their own lights for some areas.

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    and moto parking everywhere

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    The walk signs are great. with the wide boulevards you need to walk fast to make it across

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    and of course great food vendors selling Empanadas, and other goodies!

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    I am also busy here getting my shipping of my bike sorted out. Met with Javier and Sandra from Dakar Motors.
    Really nice people and very friendly!! I will be using them to air freight my bike to New Zealand early in February. More on this later.

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  13. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    New Zealand?!

    Cool.
  14. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    New Zealand in the southern Fall? No that won't be beautiful at all.


    Glad to see you carrying on. Lord only knows you deserve it. :thumb
  15. petefromberkeley

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    Hey Mark. I did that road from Bariloche to BsAs in a truck with my bike in the back- frozen solid because it was stored in the trailer with frozen food.

    Nice to see Javier and Sandra!
  16. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    I agree Ken, reminded me of the amazing opening line from Hunter S. Thompson:

  17. IceCreamSoldier

    IceCreamSoldier suffering somewhere

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    Rustler: Enjoyed the music video, I"m a big fan of Pete and Sheila E. Would have positioned the camera in a different spot to highlight her ass-ets however.

    Mark, in addition to putting Senor Tango on your "to-do" list, if you can get a chance to see a big time futball match, do it !!! I saw Rive Platte vrs. Boca Juniors in the big stadium. I think it's the biggest in SA. Amazing stuff! The vibe and the singing, and the cheers, truly incredible. They love their soccer down there.

    I am looking forward to the NZ leg of your Round the World trip. Don't know much about it...........yet.... :lol3
  18. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :thumb Pablo Claude is going to a match tonight in a coastal town south of here, but I had made plans to visit Iguazu Falls.....
  19. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    def still summer if he arrives in Feb
  20. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    You continue to astound and amaze me, my friend. Excellent pictures and prose once again. Can't wait to hear the plans of your down under adventures.

    Have fun in BA!