She's got this crazy idea- exploring the 3 America's solo, for better or for worse...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Hewby, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Bariloche is a great town, wave to Esquel for me on your way by. Lots of wide open country ahead of you. Safe travels, have a great run south.:wave
  2. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    And now the drum roll..... An estimated three hours drive and we reach Ushuaia, the end of the road, and my goal for this trip. Happy to finally have almost completed the journey. Met a friend from the boat at a border crossing who has helped a few people sell their bikes in Punta Arenas in just a few hours for good prices, legally! So I have decided to slow down, enjoy the south and punt on selling rather than shipping and breaking my back by entering the iron butt to BA! Huge sense of relief - fingers crossed for me!
  3. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    I'm happy for you , "slowing down" increases the quality of the journey immensely .
    Ride safe and keep that smile on your face :D
  4. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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  5. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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    Been lurking for a while..great RR...and congrats!:clap:freaky:thumb
  6. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    The smile on your face says everything...
    You made it !!!!!!!!Enjoy it !!!!!!!!
    Congratulations :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  7. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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    Woooooooo! Success! Congratulations, I intensely envy you all the wonderful and useful things you learned! :)
  8. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Felicidades y abrazos!

    When I first met you in Moctezuma, I was a bit skeptical but after watching you dig in to fixing the water pump out in the garage at our hotel, I quickly realized that you were one tough cookie. From that point on, all doubt was gone. Mujer de fierro.
  9. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Tell us about the Bolivian altiplano and the Lagunas Route! Youre slacking on the RR! :lol3
  10. Ulyses

    Ulyses Long timer

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    Deb, way to go! :clap:clap:clap

    When are you guys going out to the sign?
  11. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Congrats Deb,

    I think the smile says it all. Proud to have been along for a part of the ride and you with us as well.

    Keeper on two wheels and we look to seeing you and Marcin on the west coast??
  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Seems like just yesterday you were making me a Latte on the side of the Alaska Highway.....or was that the rose hip pana cotta on a one burnerstove in MOAB. Now you have finally made it top to bottom! Congratulations. Can not wait to get some tips for us on part 2 of the trip. See you this summer. We are going to a meeting at Hood Canal July 28. So around then if not sooner. Marcin I feel a night of Margaritas at your favorite place coming on! Cheers from Costa Rica.

    Sara
  13. korukiwi

    korukiwi Adventurer

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    Wonderful to see you have reached your goal, Deb.
    El fin del Mundo...The end of the world... and the beginning of everything.
    Will we see you in Tasmania in April?
  14. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Yes. Slacking on the ride report as traveling with bubbletron has led to long evening of riding, cooking, camping and talking. So as I fall into the tent the computer is the last thing on my mind! Sorry all you will have to wait for me to fill in the gaps down the way. But for now Bryce this one is or you [​IMG]
  15. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Yep. I think we have bikes sorted. Heading there on the 8th April!
  16. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Sounds wonderful. Enjoy Costa Rica.
  17. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Yep sorry. And the story doesn't have all of a happy ending there....
  18. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Gracias mi amigo.
  19. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Thanks Julio. Funny I didn't expect it to be so good to reach the end. Never set such a concrete goal before. And the mountain pass to get there was delightful!
  20. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Look forward to catching up with you both, and thank you again for all your support getting me on the road from before I even bought my bike. And just so you know the Starbucks fuel bag was just the ticket!