South America, we be on our way!!!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by mikechill, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    You guys still look the friggin same as you did 30yrs ago!!!:bow
  2. Rocket Monkey

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    Bet your trip was really cool back then... no GPS thats for sure!!!
  3. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    I don't think we even had a map.
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    Are you serious! About finding a riding buddy? Send me a message....I am READY to reinstate an ADVENTURE!



  5. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Flyingavanti pm sent Mike C :clap
  6. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Woot,
    Have fun Mike!
  7. Flyingavanti

    Flyingavanti With the Redhead on Back!

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    Still around, or gone?
  8. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Still here in the land of ice and snow waiting to head south I have pulled the trigger on my tickets and will be flying down to Buenos Aires the day after x-mas Dec. 26th then have a lose plan to follow part of the Dakar Rally with some guys from advrider and be back in BA on the 6th of Jan. when John M. fly's in from Colorado. We will then ride west to Chile and possibly catch some more of the race in western Argentina. Numa will joining us for the ride. :clap<o:p></o:p>
    Dale I need to talk with you or anybody about what GPS to use and what maps to get????
  9. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Well here I am back at it again got down here to BA from Chicago on the 27th of dec. And me and Numa loaded up the bikes and headed south to miramar the next day, nice to be in summer time.
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    Always something gas shortage do to a strike a while back we got some plastic jugs filled but it all worked out.
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    Little ride on the beach and dunes south of town thanks to Gustovo but first a little air out of the tires.
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    Next stop Dakar :clap:clap:clap. Stay tuned

    This is painfully slow to do on an iPad they suck for this.
  10. dzguy

    dzguy Mistakes don't stop me

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    Did you hook up with any of the bikers from BsAs also going to the Dakar?
    Is this Gustovo one of the local bikers who is also going? Bet you wish you
    had the Beemer there!

    The weather looks nice. It's about 30F here today with snow flurries....arg!

    Other than doing the trip report how suitable is the iPad for traveling?

    Take care my friend. I am SOOOOOO jealous!
    p.s.--make sure to put your camera on your daily checklist!
  11. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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  12. HOT DAMN!

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    Glad to see you got down safely, Mike. Looking forward to some race pictures, have a great trip, if you need something at the house hit me up, see you when you get back! :freaky
  13. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    January 1st we ride downtown *to the Rural in downtown BA where they line up the bikes, cars and trucks to parade out of town.
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    Here are some riders getting ready to go. *Thirty people watching who cares. *(They must be from Italy)
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    Chris V. Studying his plans. well looked like Chris.
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    We could not get close to the bikes or race vehicles but the support stuff was very accessible.
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  14. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Some day my friend... some day.


  15. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Saw Jenny JOMo (and piglet) from adv at the start. Yelled out show us your piggy and she whipped out and waved it around.
  16. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    iPad love hate it not ready for prime time give me a cheapy net book for travel iPad for reading the paper and very basic stuff.

    Dan thanks for the music sounds great.

    Did not hook up with the adv guys everything is a scramble to get around

    Will post day two and three when I get a chance
  17. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Some more shots of day two we were at Santa Rosa de calamuchita saw the bikes pass couple cars then rain had a long night ride to dean funes so we split got cought up that evening with the trucks on the road what a circus.
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  18. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Here we are day three at Dean Funes had a good spot by a small curve as they slow down for a check point and street crossing. *The big trucks are incredible to watch. everybody is very friendly and well behaved not very rowdy. *But dusty as all hell after a vehicle would go by you would just cringe and hold your breath.
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  19. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Now the big guys. You can feel them go by and fast. Then two minutes of dust dust dust really dries out the throat.
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  20. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Lot of dust but what a ball, saw JOMo Jenny go by but was not quick on the camera. Anyway my throat was getting dry.
    Hole lot of BMW gs adv bikes but all arg plates.
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    All that dust I have the answer they call it Quilmes.
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