Transalp national meeting , argentina and chile , 2up 6days 2000 kms with pictures

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  1. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    I don t know what hapened with my RR I was writing with this same trip, 3 days ago, so i begin again


    HI ADVRIDERS
    FIRST AT ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE THE MANY MISTAKES I WILL DO WRITING THIS RR, I M NOT AN ENGLISH SPOKEN.

    2010 Oct 8,9 and 10 there will be the Transalp National meeting in Neuquen, Argentina.
    We are 2 up Chilean on a Transalp 650.
    october 5 we will begin this trip. We are going to ride around 2.000 kms that offer many diferents landscapes we want to share with you
    such as Pacific ocean, central valley, Andes range, lakes, rivers, volcanos, Argentinean patagonia ...
    Hope you enjoy.

    My wife : Flor
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    the motorbike Transalp 650

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    Yesterday was the day for money exchange
    we bought "pesos argentinos"
    100 argentinean pesos = +- 25 dollars

    and wue bought an insurance policy
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  2. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    Day 1 "PACIFIC OCEAN"
    Finally the day has arrived.
    October 5 we left Viña del Mar in a warm and sunny day.
    We decided ro rode toward the south using the road alongside Pacific ocean. This way we were
    able to visit some village next to the sea ( San Antonio, La Boca, Pichilemu )
    The coastal roads was built through and along the coastal tange. Therefore it is up and down and very twisty .

    Pictures in the next message.
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  3. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    PICTURES DAY 1 PACIFIC OCEAN

    LEAVING
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    PICTURES FROM THE COAST OF VIÑA DEL MAR
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    HOTEL CASINO VIÑA DEL MAR
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    VIÑA DEL MAR TOWN

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    VALPARAISO TOWN AND PORT
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    PRICE OF GASOLINE
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    TWISTY ROAD
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    PICTURES DROM SAN ANTONIO , THE SECOND LARGEST PORT . THERE IS A CASINO TOO.
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    NEXT STOP WAS "LA BOCA" ,IT ´S THE PLACE WHERE RAPEL RIVER MEET THE OCEAN
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    OUR NEXT STOP WAS PICHILEMU,A LITTLE VILLAGE , IT ´S ALSO A SURF SPOT
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    SOME FISHERS HAVING FUN ...
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    A WOMAN WORKING WITH A FISHING NET


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    ONE OF THE FEW RIDER I SAW IN PICHILEMU
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    NEXT STOP "PUNTA DE LOBOS", A FEW KILOMETER FAR FROM PICHILEMU,MAY BE THE MOST
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    FROM HERE WE LEFT THE OCEAN AND WE MOVED THROUGH THE CENTRAL VALLEY AND I TOOK SOMES PICS ...
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    AT THE END OF THE DAY , WE WERE DELAY , SO WE TOOK AN UNPAVED ROAD TO HURRY OUR ARRIVAL
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    WE ARRIVED AT 8.00 PM , OUR FRIENDS WERE WAITING FOR US, WE DINNER WITH THEM ,IT WAS AN EXCELENT END OF THE DAY
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  4. GT George

    GT George Adventurer

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    Hola y buena suerte! :ricky

    Nice pics and introduction to your RR. The coast of Chile looks like a great place to ride. Keep the pics coming!

    I am looking to rent a TransAlp in Buenos Aires and then ride to Bariloche. But with the recent eruption of the volcano nearby, those plans may have to change. Let us know how the volcano has affected the area of Neuquen.

    HAVE A SAFE RIDE!!
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  5. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    Day 2 " panamericana highway"

    oct 6
    we left san rafael and took inmediately the panamericana toward south.
    The morning was cloudy and by 11 .00 we took some shower for half hour.
    We stoped for cofee and gas , and good weather cameback.
    Somes pictures at laja fall
    when we arrived to "victoria" we took off the highway and turned toward
    andes range.
    Finally we arrived to lonquimay.

    Pictures with next reply

    cheers
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  6. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    PICTURES DAY 2

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  7. far

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    No e podido ver ninguna foto no abren :huh
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  8. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    Day 3 andes range and patagonia

    this day we opened the curtains and we saw a shiny day waiting for our ride.
    We crossed the border and rode toward neuquen.
    We had some troubles to refuel , there was a strike.
    By 4 pm we arrived to neuquen where was the transalp national meeting.
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  9. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    pictures DAY · ANDES RANGE AND PATAGONIA

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  10. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    No e podido ver ninguna foto no abren :huh[/QUOTE]

    finally could you see the pictures?
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  11. far

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    finally could you see the pictures?[/QUOTE]

    No :dunno
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  12. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    strange, i access the RR as not logged and i could see all the pictures, have no problems.

    DOES ANYONE ELSE TROUBLES TO SEE THE PICS???
    THANKS FOR LET ME KNOW
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  13. bobbyimp

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    Great pics, this gives me inspiration to embark on my own adventure to the south continent. Keep it coming.:norton
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  14. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    Day 4 and 5
    we spent 2 days in Neuquen at the Transalp National meeting. Around 60 motorbikes coming from places like Esquel, Cordova, Mendoza, Buenos Aires. Mainly Transalp 600, 650, 700, but also Varaderos , vstrom , africa twin somes bmw and others ones.
    we rode all together around neuquen , met for lunch, took pictures and had fun...

    now somes pictures from the meeting and from Neuquen

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  15. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    Day 6

    it was the day for leave Neuquen. We moved toward south to bariloche riding the patagonia. Strong winds and ashes from Volcano Puyehue delayed us. the border where we wanted to leave argentina was close for 24 hr.
    We found landscapes covered by ashes . and we arrived by 6 pm to Bariloche

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    landscapes covered by ashes
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    Look at this pictures, same landscape 2 years before
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    arriving to bariloche
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    Bariloche downtown
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  16. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

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    day 7
    this was the last day.
    we left Bariloche by noon, got somes problems with the engine and once we solved we rode towars west , to Chile
    sames panoramics with ashes

    we crossed the border and the panorama was not diferent
    when we arrived to lake Puyehue we could see The active volcano, and ther we catched a heavy rain for the next 2 and last hours of driving


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    LOOKS LIKE FALL SEASON BUT IT IS NOT, IT S JUST LEAVES BURNED BY THE ASHES
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    LAKE PUYEHUE

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    THE LAST PICTURES BEFORE ARRIVE OUR DAUGHTER S HOUSE.
    WE WERE WET BUT VERY HAPPY AFTER THIS 7 DAYS OF RIDE THROUGH CHILE AND ARGENTINA. FINALLY WE RODE 2600 KMS , WE HAD RAIN , WIND , ASHES , FUEL TROUBLES, MECHANICS PROBLEMS,
    WE FOUND NICE PEOPLE IN ARGENTINA , WE ARE STILL HAPPY AND PLANNING THE NEXT TRIP
    HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED

    CHEERS

    CHELO
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  17. Edmond Dantès

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    I hope that isn't the price in U.S dollars?:wink:
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  18. CCjon

    CCjon HighHorse Rider

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    Chelo

    IceRider sent me a link to your ride report. Good job.

    Really enjoyed your fotos and story. Am looking forward to riding myself in Chile and Argentina next month.

    Question: Is the ash slippery to ride on when dry? When wet? Do the tires lose traction when the road is covered with ash?

    Second question: Do motorcycle have to pay a fee to ride the toll roads in Chile? In Argentina? Of not, what is the procedure for by passing the toll booth?

    Si prefieras, puedes responder en Español.

    Gracias por la informacion.

    Muy bueno su viaje. Tengo ganas de conocer su pais.

    CCjon
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