Brazil thread

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Linhares, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Mr Klunk

    Mr Klunk Mr Klunk

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    I was in Brazil on business and found myself with a free weekend in Porto Alegre. Not being a soccer fan, I had to figure out a way to get out of Dodge before the fans descended. I remembered AEK from this forum and emailed Flavio middle of the week to see if he could rent me a bike.

    He showed up Friday night with a brand new BMW 800GS Adventure, helmet, GPS and even rain suit in my size! Two days later I had out on 1400kms and saw awesome beaches, twisty roads and ate way too much Brazilian barbecue.

    Can't say enough positive things about these guys. friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the region. I'll be back soon. Probably when the temps in Winnipeg hit minus 30 again.....

    Anyone else from Santa Catarina?
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  2. Mr Klunk

    Mr Klunk Mr Klunk

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    Last weekend. Finally a day without rain!

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  3. stcowboy

    stcowboy Adventurer

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    Where was this picture taken, Mr. Klunk? Beautiful place!
  4. Mr Klunk

    Mr Klunk Mr Klunk

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    From the breakwater of a town called Laguna, about halfway between Criciuma and Florinopolis. Really laid back town.

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  5. AdventureCosta

    AdventureCosta n00b

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    Linhares great! big boost for our country! My small contribution!
    Colonial Road Goias Brazil

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  6. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Welcome, my friend! :clap

    This thread used to be a great place to meet other brazilians ADV riders, but then facebook came to Brazil...

    Nonetheless, this forum is a great place to share adventures! Have you posted in the Day Trip forum already?

    Abraços, Linhares
  7. Adv

    Adv Adv

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    Wonderful picture, Mr. Klunk!
    But I know this motorcycle...:rofl

    Best regards;

    Flávio Diehl
    A&K Motorcycle Rentals
    www.aekmotos.com

    Rent a BMW GS in Brazil!
  8. BrzGSAdv

    BrzGSAdv Adventurer

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    Folks... I will do SP-Curitiba via Rastro da Serpente then on to Rio do Rastro... Roundtrip planned 5 days...

    As USUAL my buddy folded last minute...

    If anyone is up for it... I would love company....

    Trip starts next Wedsneday....

    ANYONE? :deal
  9. Rigby

    Rigby End of The Line,

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    I'm in Rio Casca heading East to Vitoria and then North. No firm plans or destinations, just waiting for the weather to warm for a Ushuaia run.
  10. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Rigby, do you have a ride report?
  11. Rigby

    Rigby End of The Line,

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    Linhares
    I have a blog, http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/baillargeon/ which also contains my SPOT link.
    I'm in Conceeicon da Barro at the moment. Any suggestions on interesting areas and rides would be appreciated. Was planning on riding the coast north to the eastern point but I'm not sure now.
    Thanks
  12. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Rigby,

    heading north there is the city of Prado and a bit further you will find the Ponta do Corumbau beach (map), which I'm planning to visit next year. A friend of mine suggested this place to me just a week ago.
    But the motorcycle enthusiastics will prefer to go south to Serra do Rio do Rastro in Paraná state. It is on your way to Ushuaia.

    Abraços, Linhares
  13. Rigby

    Rigby End of The Line,

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    Linhares - Thanks for the information. I'm going to ride north and check those two places out.
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  14. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

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    This thread is too quiet for a Brazil tread isnt? Maybe we (from brazil) setup a ADV meeting for our guests? Anyone up there???
  15. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Yes another Guaraquecaba meeting......
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    Afraid I won't be able to make it. :(
  16. Fernando Costa

    Fernando Costa Contemplator

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    Talking about Guaraqueçaba, what is the current road condition Antonina -> Guaraqueçaba? Thanks!
  17. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to invite you to Clube XT600 anual meeting that will take place on Pomerode, Santa Catarina on April 21th! Here is the website (in portuguese).

    Abraços, Linhares
  18. NickW909

    NickW909 Been here awhile

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    Hello!

    I'll be entering Brazil from Uruguay, probably at Chuy in a couple of days and heading to Sampa.
    Anyone on the way would like to meet for a beer or offer me a place to stay that would be great.
    Tb falo português. ;-)

    Nick.
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  19. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    im in rocha stop by
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  20. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    I'm hearing reports that Raf was killed in a moto accident but no confirmed news sources. Are there any advers in Rio or Volta Redonda who can confirm??

    Really sad to be getting this news if it's true.