The Wife takes on Chlamydia. A South American Retrospective

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ChrisUK, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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  2. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Overview map of the route from Bariloche to Cusco

    While I have a moment, here’s another overview map of the leg from Bariloche in Argentina to Cusco in Peru

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  3. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    After a home break, we’re off again: San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago de Chile via the Argentine and Chilean Lake Districts

    During my 2 week break back in the UK, I took the opportunity to swap some items of luggage, collect a new clutch assembly and catch up with friends. Then a flight from London to Santiago de Chile, via Toronto followed by a long bus ride back to Bariloche and the Honda Patagonia shop. Within 24 hours the clutch was fitted and I was off.

    What glorious riding northwestwards along the Ruta 40 and Lago Nahuel Huapi. I attempted a off-pavement more direct route towards the border with Chile. It was so quiet, it was closed! So I had to double back and head for the main road and the main border. They were very efficient on both sides and I was in Chile in no time.

    Here are some impressions


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    Lovely colours



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    Off pavement often means more interesting views



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    Yep!



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    Calm at Pucon



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    The next day. A lot less calm at Pucon...



    Three 2001 images:

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    Then, a less developed infrastructure means more wild camping opportunities



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    Here again with some German bikers



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    The timing chain was rattling like hell. In 2001 I had parked the bike in Temuco and headed home to the UK too, in order to buy parts and mule them in. Here major surgery is happening



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    After a few fun days at Hostal Casa Matte in Santiago, eating a lot of sushi (The cheapest and tastiest take away food, IMHO) it was time to head off again.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hostal-Casa-Matte/310154032428265 Cristian is a super host! Chlym has various random new things bolted on now, including new soft bags on the back, a tank bag, a windscreen bag and a fender bag with a couple of tubes in it. This fell off somewhere on a dirt road in Bolivia, so if you found it, let me know :-)
  4. henderson

    henderson Adventurer

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    this RR has been tremendous. I thank you for it and wish you a safe trip.