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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.
Okay that made me laugh, glad you can still see some humour in it
I have the book. Got it when it first came out in 2015, translated from German. Pretty scary journey.
He must have been bit of an engineer, converting the engine & drive shaft into a propelled system and fitting it within a boat. With the cost it now takes to cross the 300 miles of the Darien Gap $1000+ I can see why he did it. I love that kind of ingenuity.
Not as much an engineer as a backyard mechanic. It didn't work great. He was pretty much at the mercy of ocean currents. His constant faith was inspiring though, and he swears dolphins led him to safety. Who's to say?
Ah yes, he was on Adventure Rider Radio some time back: https://adventureriderradio.com/adv...gap-no-through-road-dylan-wickramas-moto-raft
Prior to Covid 19 , I crossed the Brazil / Uruguay 4 times on my moto , all crossings were through Chuy
75% of those times Customs and Immigration couldn't have cared less
It is easily possible to cross the border there and avoid any and all border control
A well placed generous donation might get your much needed paperwork correctly stamped
So I ride there hoping to be able to get the correct TIP stamp so the bike is legal?
I was literally just thinking about how many people make their own way around doing some thing like this, attempt to bushwhack their way through the jungle a la Helge Pedersen, and succeed / abandon the effort / catastrophically fail...
gonna read the book and then watch... where’s the ride report on here?
So, the Olaf era comes to a close.
Olaf has found a German-speaking family that has welcomed him with free rent, and, I hear (I haven’t spoken to him in weeks) has even found a girlfriend.
So, good for him. He had already been talking about just staying/living in Brazil.
So Emma agreed to lower the rent a bit, knowing that I’m now paying for it by myself. Emma said she heard again that the Brazil borders may reopen the end of September. That’ll be my tentative ride period then.
This Friday, weather permitting, I may ride back to Joinville to Luiz’ home and then join him on a two day ride into the mountains. We will see.
Well I guess Olaf had been gone for sometime, so you are used to being solo again. Wondering if there is an American family there willing to take in a once wandering Ohioan trapped in paradise. The girlfriend part sounds pretty good too, after 14 day quarantine too of course.
Good to see all is as good as it can be Dan. I've searched and haven't been able to find the link to the bike prop/lift that you have for your bike, I know it was made by an inmate. Any chance you could post it again? Thanks
here you go!
I just finished binge reading and wow, thank you! Beautifully honest writing, open-minded observations and a fascinating journey (the motorcycle stuff is good too!) Hang in there. Everyone.
Thank you for taking that time! And thanks for the compliments too.
Luis brought over two wireless keyboards today. One was full size with a mouse. The other hand-sized like a game pad. The full size one wouldn't connect to the provided dongle. The small one, I'm using. quite frankly, typing on the iphone is easier.
Oh well. At least it makes navigation easier than the virtual keyboard in Windows10.
Dan, as long as you're idling, here's a shorter Epic Ride Report of two guys riding the small CSC bikes (TT and SG) from Azuza to Pittsburg.
Spoiler, they have problems. Cheap little China-made bikes.
Dan, thanks for doing what you can with what you’ve got to work with and continuing to share it with us.
Rush, time stand still.
Man watching that almost makes you dizzy. Wild for it’s day special effects.
A couple of days ago I developed a stiff neck/sore shoulder. No doubt I slept on it weird. The slight bursitis isn’t something new for me and had been debilitating a few times prior on the trip. A TENS device was purchased in Mexico because of prior issues.
So last night Emma gave me a couple mild muscle relaxers. I can feel an improvement but it’s still pretty sore, so I’m skipping the ride with Luis. Plenty of time for that. The weather doesn’t look good either for the next four days where we were heading according to Luis so that made the decision to bail easier.
I’ve also submitted another summary for an article being written about overlanders that are trapped by the pandemic. I’ll provide a link when it’s published b