Ride Report Link Thread

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by bananaman, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. bananaman

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    Now that Latin America is its own place... (In the olden days, the world was divided in such a way that there was one section, "Outer Darkness." It included everything that wasn't in the United States. One day, after vigorous but largely ignored debate, Outer Darkness got split into sections. Latin America was created. Hence, Mods are Gods, separated only by letters H-L).

    Here's my nomination for the Best Short Ride Report:




    Please keep your comments to a minimum. Any bitching and moaning will be completely ignored, or else maybe it'll be directed elsewhere, or something, according to whatever Nata Harli, Lone Rider, and/or Albert the Turtles Head say. GS Diablo, either of the Seguin Bros, and Throttlemeister are equally to blame.

    Somewhere there's a huge list of rules about ride report threads- read them after you've read all these ride reports, and before you post a question on this thread. Feel free to send any of us a PM. There's an ADV journal at Panama Bikers, on Via Espana in Panama City, where you can leave comments. You can do all the complaining you want to Javier at Dakar Motos in Buenos Aires (but he won't listen). We're working on getting ADV books in Albert's bars (The Barking Spider in Medellin, The Turtles Head in Quito). Some day we'll do a geo-cache in Ushuaia.

    We're a friendly bunch. We've had a Rallye's. Planning for it: Second Annual Latin American Riders' Rally (SALARR) - Carbondale, CO. Getting there and back: Prostitution's legal, ain't it?. The 2009 rallye was north of Minneapolis. It was the best place in the world to hear SOB (south of the border) stories. Third Annual Latin American Riders' Rallye - ALARR III

    You absolutely have to read Seattle to Argentina on a KLR650, 5/7/2006, by OZYMANDIAS. His e-book is here: www.2arms1head.com; ... Charlotte to Canada to South America, by Funklab, is another must-read, but with a not-quite-as-sad-ending.

    The best trip prep info you can buy is a DVD by Dr. Benny. Get it here:
    http://www.motorcyclemexico.com/2011/01/motorcycle-mexico-dvd-trailer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MotorcycleMexico+%28Motorcycle+Mexico%29

    On account of the total insanity of Cruthas, I'm putting his crossing of the Darien right after Ozy's. This is a MUST READ. The good stuff starts on page 7. The thread started out as a question, "Shipping bike from Panama to Colombia" CAUTION: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU WORRY ABOUT STUFF. Cruthas lists his sailboat research here, and a few of us have chimed in with misc. info.: A list of sailboats and captians from Panama to Colombia

    Most of Latin America is pretty safe, but... Avoid the dirt road from Santiago Atilan to San Pedro in Guatemala, and Avoid this guy at the Honduras border.

    Chickens hogs and other road hazards, by Boyscout. This should be included in any MSF course on Latin America.

    Dr. Benny's new site, www.motorcyclemexico.com, is going to have a "how to ride Mexico" movie. This also should be included in any MSF course on Latin America.

    How far is it from the US/Mexico border to Ushuaia? There's a little discussion here. Hopefully it helps your planning, because 15,000ish miles is hard to wrap your head around. Just Butt-Time

    The Most Fun Way To Cross The Darien Gap: http://www.newfrontiersadventures.com/MC/CentralAm.html, by our very own C5!

    How to cross into Honduras, by Luciosiq- this is a link to the page: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10002320&postcount=129. Read the whole ride report here: 2 UP FROM 5 TO 9- from New York to Brazil. Here's a video of them getting interviewed once they made it to Brazil. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPo-2CpTAP0

    How to get into Bolivia is so damn confusing, and fascinating, that I'm adding this post from JediMaster. He has a blog: http://shortwayround.co.uk/. How to get out is even more confusing. Here's how Crashmaster did it: Bolivia: Uyuni - Laguna Verde, exit question. Don't read this if you get vertigo or are afraid of sand. An oxygen pack is suggested unless you're used to riding at 16,500 feet.

    "Chasing Summer," by Jean-Luc. Epic 2007-2008 trip from way up north to way down south.

    Machu Pichu, the alternate route, by Boyscout. Nobody is supposed to be able to ride to Machu Pichu (or Aguas Calientes), you're only supposed to be able to ride to Cuscu, and from there you're supposed to walk for 4 days, or take an expensive train. Nobody except Boyscout. (Brian and Marie also did it, and they were two-up! Mere mortals can't.)

    Most riders take the Lima/Nazca/Cuzco route to Machu Picchu. Crashmaster has a better way, outlined here: Peru Route Question


    South America Top 10 Rides, by Mickycito. Mickycito is the owner/operator of www.compassexpeditions.com. His "South America Top 10 Rides" is a must-read. Have a napkin ready because you're going to drool some more.

    Martincito very awesomely posted this: Uyuni, Laguna Colorada and Verde. Mini Report for those who don't know, this is in Bolivia, and it deals with the salt flats and lakes. This is an extremely remote area. You probably shouldn't even read this if you're not an expert, or else you're going to have serious anxiety attacks.

    Thornado has a good one going: Southern Exposure: Seattle to Argentina, a guy and a girl, each on a KLR of their own.

    I can barely add Hi-Jay's Patagonia-Bound, about two Michiganers (Go Wisconsin!) riding fancy brand-new matching shiny fully-kitted BMW R1200GS motorbikes from Michigan USA to Patagonia-where?
    Finding PANAMA, by Jeff Munn, from January 2006. Also in the Hall of Fame.
    Here's another good one from Gpothaven. "Americas - All the way up, all the way down... "

    - this quote is from 11/26/08. Read on, try not to drool over the photos. I think Nina is the best photographer on advrider.

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    Mexico Ride Reports: You tell me about them, and I'll put them here, complete with accolades to the report-discoverer.

    Gaspipe has this one: San Pedro Canyon, BCS...., posted in March 2009. Very fun.

    Nobody is Home, by Lone Rider, April 2008

    2 months in Mexico solo on a KLR..., 3/7/2007, by Ideikis

    A Mute and His Trusty Mule Travel Mexico in Winter RR'08, 2/21/2008, by Throttlemeister

    The Mexican Titty Bar Tour, by Laoutbacktrail, where he finally- after how many tries? makes it into Mexico! "December '08- January '09 :wink:Sierra Madres Oriental. Including Galeana and Real de Catorce. 1000 miles of dualsporting, 700 miles of dirt! Three guys, three seisciento cincuentas. KLR650, BMW F650GS Dakar, XR650L"

    Throttlemeister nominated Gaspipe's Baja 2009: How Many Beers Did We Drink Last Night? and A Few Gaspipe Days of Baja Norte....

    Tricepilot's...Into the Blue at Quintana Roo.

    Arte did these:

    Last Ride (Guanajuato-Zacatecas Mexico, Dec 2008)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418548

    Real de Catorce
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390836

    Monterrey Mountains
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399911

    XILITLA Time
    http://www.motoviajero.com/foros/viewtopic.php?t=488

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    You guys need to help me out here! Post your Latin America Ride Report links.

    Here's another good one from Gpothaven. "Americas - All the way up, all the way down... "
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    AndyT Been here awhile

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    Honored. Promise to update and finish it one of these days soon.
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  8. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    Hi All,

    Thought I'd post a link to my Colombia ride report. It's a work in progress. Check it out and feel free to leave comments. They keep me motivated. (Yeah, OK, my ego needs strokin') :D

    Here's the link...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301156

    Hey mods, how about making this thread a sticky?

    Thx!
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    Edit: Work in progress -

    Seems like I've got a placeholder here near the beginning of this thread. I'm having a hard time figuring out which threads are here so I'm going to try and keep these summarized in the last post of this thread. A clickable link to the named thread and the originator of the thread.

    As I get this updated, I'll delete it and move it to the very last thread. That way, you'll see a summary of everything up to that point. Anything beyond the summary will not be included.

    CAUTION: This is a work in progress and so the last link does not yet contain everything. But that's my goal!
    Anything I can do to help Bananaman get the 3rd Annual Latin American Riders' Rallye organized!




    Here´s a link to a ride report not on AdvRider. But, Thierry, from Switzerland, is on the first month of a 5 year ride around the world. He is a member of HU but not AdvRider. I met him in Antigua last week and he´s a hell of a nice guy.

    Why not sign his guest book and talk him into joining our little community? Or at least offer him a little encouragement?

    http://www.worldbiker.ch
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    Most of my trip reports up and down the penninsula coincide with a SCORE racing event. The other links are commentaries from my staging area in Cabo Pulmo.
    http://wikimapia.org/#lat=23.4236373&lon=-109.4353294&z=14&l=0&m=s&v=9
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    Baja 1000 Race View from Mile Post 980
    (View from Punta Conejo for race team 303x, 2006 Baja 1000)

    Park & Ride to Mike's Sky Ranch
    (Journey from Chapala via MX3 to San Felipe for the 2007 Baja 250. It was moved to Ensenada. So, I viewed from Valle de la Trinidad)

    Baja Ride on the Tropic of Cancer
    (Day Ride: Los Frailes over Mt Trinidad to Art & Beer for lunch just south of Playa Los Cerritos. Back to Crossroads Country Club for open-mike night in Vinorama. And, midnight ride up the coast to Cabo Pulmo.)

    Park & Ride to the Ship Wreck at Punta San Jacinto
    (I camped just north of Erindira during the 2007 Baja 500 and rode the coast.)

    FOUND: KLR in Baja (I hope Kalle posts his accident experience)

    Lo siento mucho, mis espanol no es muy bueno: ...
    (Coast ride through Bahia de la Ventana, Carnival en La Paz & Eclipse)

    Another Reason to Ride Baja
    (Finish line at the 2007 Baja 1000 and free parking on the marina in Cabo San Lucas.)

    Baja MisAdventure
    (Two major accidents, Ryan Arciero Police Evasion Strategy, Theft in Constitucion, Racebike problems during the Baja Mil, Blow-up at the finish line, Local land title disputes and the vigilantes, Murder in Las Barracas, Riot in Los Barriles, Replacing the family ride, A plug for some friends, and some great rides below the 24th parallel)

    Cruise Ship Port of Call in Cabo San Lucas
    (50+ great links)

    Ten Day Ultimate Los Cabos Riding Experience
    (Ultimate Activities Guide Along the Los Cabos Loop from La Paz)

    Six Day Camping Loop of BCS from La Paz
    (Tour BCS Loop from La Paz)

    Tragic Baja News Links
    (Aug '06 to current affecting tourists in Baja)

    Baja and Beyond, once the rain stops
    (Hurricane John, 2006, posted by bcostell)

    CA to Baja - going south
    (off-road on a GS top to tip & back 2006, posted by MWAF)

    Rancho Santa Ynez and Mission Santa Maria
    http://vivabaja.com/msm/

    Ferries to the mainland
    www.bajaferries.com and www.ferrytmc.com
    ventas.lapaz@bajaferries.com.mx

    Clint & Marly: www.cabopulmocasas.com
    Kent: www.bajabungalows.com
    Reinhard: www.reinhardscasas.com
    Betsy: www.bajaparadise.com
    Jim: www.bajavilla.com
    Cremin: www.creminscasas.com
    New: www.encantopulmo.com
    Beach Resort: www.cabopulmo.com
    Mario: www.cabopulmodivers.com
    Pepe: www.cabopulmo.com.mx
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    Machu Pichu, the alternate route, by Boyscout. Nobody is supposed to be able to ride to Machu Pichu (or Aguas Calientes), you're only supposed to be able to ride to Cuscu, and from there you're supposed to walk for 4 days, or take an expensive train. Nobody except Boyscout. (Brian and Marie also did it, and they were two-up! Mere mortals can't.)

    Chickens hogs and other road hazards, by Boyscout. This should be included in any MSF course on Latin America.

    South America Top 10 Rides, by Mickycito. Mickycito is the owner/operator of www.compassexpeditions.com. His "South America Top 10 Rides" is a must-read. Have a napkin ready because you're going to drool some more.
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