Two Moto Kiwis Arctic To Antarctic May 2012...

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  1. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Colombia rocks :clap

    I think we will go Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brasil BR319 or 230, Vene, Guayanas and down, Paraguay, Uraguay etc.... who knows.
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Thanks man, he is a great guy.

    Needed to do a fuel pump fix and he got us sorted out through a local contact.

    Now there is a second SE in the thread ... important that is :D
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Doug and Janet

    Yeah man time is flying, seems like yesterday we left home, it will be over all too quick.

    HU meetings are great eh, we many so many people travelling it was cool.

    Actor ... Arnie ... gimme a BIG gun and 10 years at the gym first :D
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Having had my rock and tomb input more than satisfied we set off on the back road up and over the national park, some said their was no road and some said too dangerous so it immediately took our interest :D

    This is the road for those interested

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    Not only was it a heap shorter but it was so beautiful and was the closest thing to riding the Milford road in New Zealand :clap

    The local Police were leaving to do their thing too so they all took off past us like a shower of shit two up on 250s and hangin it out around the corners ... the boyz were havin fun

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    Their race finished as they lined up to do their daily stuff

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    Much like a lot of roads here it started on tarnac then to shingle but the surface was reasonable although rough in places, nearing mid point at the top at just uunder 3300 meters there was a 10 km stretch of new concrete which was a treat, midway along this part was the military checking every vehicle (not that there were many), they stopped us just for a chat with much interest in Maya but only curious as to the orange alien

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    It started getting cold and ominous black clouds were looming and it wasn't too long before they caved in, the road surface was clay as well so we dropped our pace before we dropped the bike.

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    Managing to keep the team upright the rain chased others and left us a damp road this being a bonus for no dust until we dropped down to about 2500 meters then back to normal

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    Over the changing heights the moonscape around us changed offering all sorts, again we stopped just to take it in (and have a leak) :rofl

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    Making it through to Popayan without getting killed was good (or I could not do this writeup) and it was hot as, a quick bite and onward to Cali and a tarseal cowboy blast up the pan-am .....something we try and avoid like the plague ormally but the road condition was great so it made for a relaxing hoon up the main drag

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    Into Cali to Casa Blanca with Mrs.Garmin taking us to the door sucessfully, so nice to have prearranged accomodation rather than having to hunt it down

    Mike had very kindly taken delivery of a pair of replacement boots and our new fuel pump at his Motolombia office which was bloody good, thanks mate really appreciated that.

    Next mission was to swap over the fuel pump, should 3/4 hours work b u t the replacement was totally different meaning new brackets and hoses etc and some fabrication work needed

    Again Mike to the rescue and he pointed us down the street to a laced called Astrurias and the owner Jorge who let me build some brackets, also did a couple of trips to the hardware store to get clamps etc

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    Sorry for the shit photos but you get the picture

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    The result

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    Mission complete we were ready to ride, because I blew 3/4 day in Jorges man cave and talked with some of his mates and customers we stayed another night at the casa.

    We meet Alain as well who is a wealth of knowledge and has many contacts in the motocircles throughout south america

    We first got our atention caught looking at his bike seeing Gus and Geoffs sticker as well as Dan and Saras so immediately we had a comnnection.....their stickers now joined by TMK :D

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    Alain, Ellen and Jorge and the sticker window

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    Prior to this we had been contacted by another Jorge, a couchsurfer in the moto community in Cali so he and his friend came and visited us at the casa which was cool, he invited us to have lunch with his family the next day and to stay the night

    Plan A was one night in Cali, Plan B redo fuel pump so one more night, Plan C stick around a little longer ...... why not .... no plans, no prob :clap
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    Jorge and Raul came and picked us up from the casa and we followed them back to Jorges parents house where we were given the celebrity welcome, Jorge had talked us up so we had to behave and be nice. :rofl

    After an epic lunch the boys took us out for a hot chocolate with cheese....yes cheese, we did of course take the long way round and mum nature decided to step up the game a little.

    The race was on

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    The road turned to track turned to mud turned in lafter and good times, bearing in mind they both ride small roadies which was entertaining for us to follow but full cred neither went down despite several near misses :eek1

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    The track was sloppy in places for the small motos

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    Boys havin fun

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    Stopping at a small restaurant was choco time, it was getting on to 6pm so nearly dark, being cold they have ponchos for the customers to wear, groovy outfits man we were locals

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    We ordered hot chocos with cheese and plantano to share ...yeah

    Proof of Chocolate and cheese "chocolate con queso"

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    The plantano

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    After chowing down we hit the road for home, we waited for the rain to stop but to no avail we just carried on.

    Great day out an including a hooligan night ride through town zipping in and outa traffic with the little bikes, easy as with no luggage
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    The lake day

    Started with a sleep in a big breaky to set us up for the day till lunchtime, a quick hoon around town to the local KTM shop, pick up girlie no 2 (Jorge rocks, new girl each day....onya mate)

    Raul and his girlfriend joined us for lunch then the assault on the lake was on, Buenadventura being a no goer due to washouts, great thing is it gets fixed quickly but no good to us.

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    We got wet....again.....and cold this time, Jorge has his impermiable jeans on, he got very wet so I lent him my wet pants (which were dry) as my klim gear was doing fine.

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    Darien was the coffee stop warm up center, we got warm but the coffee was crap unanamously agreed by all.

    As time was getting on (Note 7.00pm)((never ride in the dark))(((exceptt with local hooligans))) a descision was made to grabsome food in a small town, because we had the LEDs we went up front to guide the crew, reaching our almost destination it was established the bridge had been washed out so that was a no goer, plan b stop there and eat

    Given we were 90km away from home we had quite the hoon home in the dark sifting our way through 10km of parked trucks, cars and buses partly due to a truck fail then down the main drag to Cali arriving home at 10 pm

    On the way back we went to check out some local pussy :evil

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    So we broke all the rules and had a blast
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    nice pic of me you got :evil great to see you guys getting around making the rest of us go green :shog oops I'm already that.... will catch up on Skype again then can show you the floor etc... hugs & gropes to Allen :wink:
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    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    I got 1 of those fuel pumps in my tool box here Andi , think i robbed it out of a honda civic to bleed a diesel one day . Its good to b able to read yr ride regular again . All Blacks had a win over France , Poms next weekend , then Irish . My home in Phills, Bantayan Island got king hit by the big typhoon there , every road blocked , if it wasn't made of concrete it was damaged , very sad , but they will rebuild and life will go on as normal . Ride safe and keep stories and pics coming . Cheers Toddy BTW Gruver Mad German rang yesterday , he has a XT400 and a 1000GSPD in the stable now as well as the 1150GS .
  9. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    Seems like you guys have been given the Colombian treatment.

    Colombia: el peligro es quedarse!
  10. CourtRand

    CourtRand Been here awhile

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    We hope to meet you in Quito and show you some great places to ride in Ecuador. Let us know if you need anything - we are here to help and hope to see you in the middle of the world!
  11. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Yeah but next time do ya hair ya scruffy bugga :rofl

    Keen for another catchup, unsure of our wifi here but will go online when its good.

    Cheers mate :clap
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Toddy, hopefully this pump will at least see us through this trip.

    Sorry to hear of the Phills getting smacked, is chicky and her family ok?, we have heard nothing of it here but we rarely see the news.

    Say gidday to the made German next time ya chat to him, dude is collecting some cool machinery eh.
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Colombia ..... don't tell anyone, but the place is awful with beautiful woman, nice food, great people and epic riding etc so not of much interest at all :evil

    We are now in Ecuador (RRs a week behind) and miss Colombia big time so yes
    el peligro es quedarse! .... muchas
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Court

    Yeah Dan and Sara have told us all the nasty things about you guys so we will definately be there :rofl, in San Lorenzo today and heading coastal next day or so, will be in Quito after that, looking forward to meeting you.

    We typically love riding the back yard of the countries so if you have some suggestions on the locale would be sweet, look forward to catching up. :clap
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    dgeezer Feral Wanderer

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    I've not been to Columbia but the most beautiful women in
    Argentina and Chile are in Mendoza, AR. I would sit on the
    corner at the cafe and was awed by women. The women
    love to be women and dress for it.
    Don't miss Mendoza. The ride over the Andes to Los Andes
    and particularly down into Chile..spectacular. You can
    actually see Aconcaqua, the tallest mountain in the western
    hemisphere. Spectacular....but go for the women.
    Fair winds and the right spare parts.
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    dgeezer Feral Wanderer

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    I've not been to Colombia but the most beautiful women in
    Argentina and Chile are in Mendoza, AR. I would sit on the
    corner at the cafe and was awed by women. The women
    love to be women and dress for it.
    Don't miss Mendoza. The ride over the Andes to Los Andes
    and particularly down into Chile..spectacular. You can
    actually see Aconcaqua, the tallest mountain in the western
    hemisphere. Spectacular....but go for the women.
    Fair winds and the right spare parts.
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    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    I for one appreciate the correction of the spelling. Thanks!!

    Friendly reminder to all ADV riders out there:

    It's COLOMBIA, not Columbia
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    Colombia rocks but hey nothing wrong with a comparing .... will have to advise our findings further down the track and I am sure the camera will play up again :evil

    ...ouwh and yes good correction.... you guys from the united states of Canada need a geography lesson :rofl
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Agreed, Columbia is nowhere near Colombia .... not as warm either :evil
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    So taking in cali locale was taking on a new meaning, Jorge said we needed to see the view from the top so we headed off up the black top to meet up with Raul and his chickie.

    Goats, yeah hairy friendly goats to pat where we stopped one particular kid had springs in his legs which was rather amusing, turns out Raul was on Colombian time so caught us up after

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    Turning off onto shingle which got worse and worse (note better and better)the road turned to track and lumpy, into the fog line so wet so well

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    Reaching the summit it was .....well....white from fog so no epic view of Cali from Gods front lawn, never mind cant win em all.

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    On our decent the slippery clay and rocks proved too much for Megan (Jorges 200 Pulsar) and she had a quick nap, both rider and passenger were ok other than sporting some mud on clothes, shortly after Rual appeared, by this time it is pitch black......again, see a pattern forming?

    The darkness stealing the light, 2 x LEDs and the stock headlight going!!:eek1

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    After regrouping it was destination monster Jesus (Christer Rey) who looks over Cali, awesome view .... with no fog :evil

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    Some works by artist making clay works on an embankment

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    Pizza, just down the hill for tea, beautiful, next stop San Antonio lookout then home in prep for an early start for a ride to Rio Claro

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