Slowphil gathers momentum

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Slowphil, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    Hey Moto, good to hear from you, South American borders are a breeze to cross about 10 to 15 mins for aduana and 5 mins for migration if that. Have crossed Chile/Argentina/Chile about 10 times with absolutely no problems Stalhratte was just a blast if you get with the right group you'll have a great time and the road through the Kuna territory is paved with large sections starting to disintigrate. Things haven't changed too much from when you were there. Take care and when are you heading Nova Scotia way again?

    Philip
  2. kevinsinvegas

    kevinsinvegas Adventurer

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    Awesome adventure! One I will try myself in a few years. Thanks for the RR.

    Safe Travels. :clap
  3. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    You guys almost had an exciting chapter put on here last night, after slaving over a hot keyboard I went to hit enter for upload it crashed on me. It will be a little bit for an exciting chapter from ADVENTURE BUS RIDER but it will be worth it
  4. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Well, get to it!

    I'm guessing Jan made it home alright? I never thought to ask you the other night if I should go over to your house with the snowblower and dig out...
  5. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    Looking good Philip. Have to say it's a tad bit snowier here than when you left :lol3 What an amazing journey. Becky is still asking where you have got to.

    take care and all the best

    Jeff
  6. SR

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    Keep up the great RR Phil. We've been right with, you following your RR since Northern Mexico. Saludos Amigo!:freaky
  7. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    Thanks My Friend, its good to know your enjoying the report even with the huge time gaps

    Cheers Felip
  8. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    and with that we're off on a flying start for the next part of the journey. Have to say, the Adventure Bus Riding leaves a lot to be desired, as much as I liked having my wife with me and I wouldn't change anything, it's kind of irritating moving on other peoples schedule to places they feel like taking you. Now that that grumble is over its onwards and upwards, there will be lots of pictures with the occasional rude comment, get the hot buttered popcorn and settle in

    first I'd like you to meet my wife of a hell of a pile of years who enthusiastically helped me with this trip

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    and we're off through Buenos Aires and beyond

    one of the first things to be done is souvenir shopping, here's Jan and the merchant laughing because they both think they've seriously hosed the other

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    the harbour of Buenos Aires is amazing they've redone the whole thing, renovated as much as they could and all the new buildings are being built in the shape of a ship, I don't mean individually but as a whole theme its so huge I couldn't get a picture

    in the harbour the old Argentine naval training ship and the tango dancer bridge. The bridge was paid for by one person and it's meant to represent the leg of the female tango dancer, Balderdash you say, well it really does

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    the training ship is beautiful but needs money spent on it

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    but she did have a sting

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    and of course My Beloved Bride gracing the decks

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    When I arrived in Buenos Aires I took the bike over to Dakar Motos, it's a good thing Jan was coming down because it was impossible to get a chain in Argentina to fit my bike and I had to chase over BA to find the sprockets, here's me feeling great about my parts I found

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    Going to post this the service is getting really slow now
  9. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    and my other girl in for service, if your in BA and need good quality service head for Dakar Motos

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    I really like taking pictures of the grafetti found all over, here's more

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    but wait who's this, why it's Claude after another night of debauchery, his mother is going to be very disappointed in him

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    of course we headed out to supper

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    now Argentines have no idea about vegetables except for papa fritas but then who really gives a crap, meat, meat wonderful meat

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    this was just some of the stuff at the funky restaurant we were having supper at

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    another break here
  10. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Hey Bucksnort!

    You still moving? No updates from your SPOT lately! Keep on keeping on...
  11. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    Bucksnort, whats this bucksnort stuff? Checked my spot page, shows me moving and Jan's been following me, which page are you looking at? I'm in Brazil at Rio Bravo for the night moving on tomorrow

    Started doing this report and almost immediately the internet slowed right down :becca, I was hoping to be a lot further along now, ah well patience glasshopper

    Cheers Philip
  12. yellowknife

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    is something people call people out doing what they wish they were doing but aren't doing because they are sitting in a snow bank waiting for spring to arrive so they can do what they really want to do :lol3

    Brazil - excellent.

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    YK
  13. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    :nod :stupid

    What he said.
  14. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    They have some good beer in Argentina and they serve it in large quantities

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    now those of you who have been following Radioman know he's gone to New Zealand but before he went he had to make sure his bike was completely clean and this is how he did it, everybody up early and to work

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    but here's a few more shots of downtown BA

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    one comment if I may, while we were in Santa Fe I had my camera stolen (my fault I left it on a restaurant table, by the time I got back it was gone) so a lot of good pictures are gone

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    here's Jan with a new friend in Buenos Aires

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    right downtown BA, as per ususal the government does itself well

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    right outside what is called the Pink Building which is the Government seat for Argentina, from what I can make of it is veterens of the Maldivian war protesting

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  15. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    The Japanese community in BA built a garden in memory of a visit of the Emporer of Japan complete with ponds, Jan really wanted to see this, oh boy flowers and trees to look at but must say it was a beautiful place

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    went for a tour of the previously mentioned Pink Building, beautiful inside

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    courtyard in the middle of the building

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    and some of the ornateness of the building

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    and the military personnel on duty

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    but as with all good times with friends

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    they come to an end, the evening before Radioman left we all went to a Tango dinner dance

    waiting outside for everyone to show up

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    the restaurant

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    and here he is showing how it's done

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    as well as Claude


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    there's no smart remarks here because I wouldn't even get up and try, I was afraid of badly hurting my partner if I did

    but on with the show

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    Radioman pondering the future as he packs to leave

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    well I think that's all for Buenos Aires, everyone has dispersed before the winds of change and the story must move on
  16. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Thanks for the update Slowphil.
    It has been great following your journeys .
    I love your concise style of ride reporting.

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  17. BluNozr

    BluNozr Been here awhile

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    Great to hear from you Phil. I'm looking forward to some new updates.
  18. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    Well I was boasting about being an Adventure Bus Rider so here's the man who makes the excitement all happen

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    and the amazing view you get of the countryside going by

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    the coastal area of Uruguay are beautiful

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    about 25 years ago we had a very nice young lady from Uruguay stay with us as on an exchange program, we paid her a visit she is now a mature woman with a family of her own, it turns out her family is as nice as she is

    please meet Maria Noel

    Well I guess we'll have to forget that, the new improved photobucket is turning out to be as hard to work with as the old one was

    but let me show you some more of Uruguay

    a fairly typical fisherman

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    we rented a car for a few days to tour on our own

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    fairly remenisent of ruta 40 in Argentina

    one of the little ferries we used, fairly quaint

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    and the motive force to move it

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    the beaches are heavily used for everything

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    one of the more interesting places we were taken, a hotel owned and built by a famous poet

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    for those who have followed along you'll remember the hand in the desert that was one of my major points. well it turns out there are 4, done by the same artist, of them in the world. The second one is in Punta del Este and I got my picturen there as well

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    now I have to get my bike to Europe because ones in Spain and the others in France

    some general pictures of Uruguay

    Mounted Police

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    and a summer cottage built by an eccentric

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  19. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    Punta del Este

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    trying to gget a shot of Montevideo

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    and of course food

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    now in Uruguay as in Argentina they are serious about their meat

    small parrilla

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    and for those times when all the family arrives, this is Pedro, Maria Noels husband cooking up a storm

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    and some of the results

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    Agustin showing he can do it better

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    my apologies to Maria Noel and the rest of the family, photobucket doesn't seem to want to cooperate but when I can I'll come back and edit this properly

    once again loaded up the bike and headed off down the road

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    came across a small car museum, it wasn't open so could only get a few pictures

    about a 1960 Studebaker lark

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    with a Hillman imp, same era

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    because this a motorcycle report

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    and a lollipop to the first one who correctly names this one, if I had the money I would have hung around a bought it

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    northward bound toward Brazil I thought I would stop and camp at Santa Theresa National Park and make all of you jealous by being down on the beach for 2 or 3 days listening to weather reports from home, turns out the laughs on me, it rained steadily for 3 days with everything getting soaked and no wifi to use as well

    trying to dry out

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    this was not one of my better suppers

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    here I am working my heart out getting pictures ready to upload

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    leaving Santa Theresa national park I finally got a look at the fortress that was there

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    and finally wandering down the road to the Brazil border

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  20. ElReyDelSofa

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    and a lollipop to the first one who correctly names this one, if I had the money I would have hung around a bought it

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    That would be one of Colin Chapman's finest, just like the number a Lotus Super 7