Cycle South 2021 /part four (down in Denver)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Celebrating life along the way


    Hannes Tiendes (Out to Lunch-Back in five years) in Quito at Moto Hell
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    the crew at Big Trail in Lima Peru


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    Adrian Cromey

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    Chris and Sharon Struna

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    Carlos in Iquique Chile

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    Meghan in San Pedro de Atacama Chile

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    The boys at camp Utopia, Salta Argentina

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    My savior Katrina in Mendoza Argentina

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    Jim and Carol McWhirter in Argentina
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    Mystery and me in Ushuaia upon arrival

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    Sauerkraut on the Horizon, Olaf Weidemeyer


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    my buddy Binho in Praia do Estaleiro Brazil


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    Fellow rider Denilson in Brazil

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    Antonio Honorio in Praia do Estaleiro Brazil

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    Tony’s brother Luis Honorio

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    My Brazilian Nakama Rose and Nicholas

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    members of a Brazilian Moto club


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    my hosts in Brazil, the Honorio family. L to R
    Luis
    His wife Rose
    His father Antonio
    His mother Nomir (Emma)

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  2. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Great pictures and wonderful memories that soothe the soul and push the spirit for more. Rock on Dan.
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  3. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Exactly right. Thanks
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  4. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Excellent post Dan, thanks. Seeing new places is great but it’s the people you meet along the way that really make traveling memorable. That’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot this past year.
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  5. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great Post, hope you are healing physically, & that Medicaid comes thru. Just thinking of the enormous ups & downs of your trip. You are wise to focus (as much as possible) on the positive parts of your travel.

    All those experiances, all those friends! You are a wealthy man...

    Hang in there Brother...
    Mike B.
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  6. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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  7. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    A brief photographic tribute to some of the tires I have loved and lost along the way in Cycle South (so far!)


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  8. powderpig

    powderpig Been here awhile Supporter

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    Those Woody's Wheels are seriously a piece of art.
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  9. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    Any favorite(s), or does it depend on where you were riding?
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  10. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    If I had my choice of tire while traveling, regardless of location,
    #1 MotoZ Tractionator GPS
    #2 Mitas E-07’s (non-Dakar version)
    #3 Heinendau Scout
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  11. Klinc207

    Klinc207 To PERU!

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    Any idea of your approximate milage with the GPS?
  12. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Sure. I’m not a light person, and was carrying the equivalent of a small passenger as luggage.
    So I kept pressures fairly high, near max. Say 36 rear 32 front. Even off-road.
    I’d get around 6500-8000 each on rear (ate three). Never paid attention to front total miles. Replace when needed. I’d bet 15000 easy for the GPS front
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  13. Klinc207

    Klinc207 To PERU!

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    Thanks Dan, and thanks for the knife gift recommendation. I ran a Tractionator Adventure last summer on our 2 up loaded rides (long slabs to the trails) and it is about 1/2 worn @ 2,000+ miles. I upgraded to a wider rim this winter and will try a 130/80 GPS-

    EDIT- Did you go with stock width rim and a 120/90?
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  14. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    The Takasago Excel rim is wider than stock a bit yes. And yes, I prefer the 130 width
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  15. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    Dan, sorry if I missed it. Do have a PT yet? Medicaid coming through? Still I n progress? Man, you had a smorgasbord of tires! Have a great New Years!
  16. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Yes, Medicaid was confirmed and will be active soon. Then a PT will be acquired.
    There were other tires as well. There’s a limit of 25 pics per upload.
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  17. yakmike

    yakmike Adventurer Supporter

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    So glad your Medicaid has the go-ahead! Happy New Year and a speedy recovery.
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  18. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    The PT will be a game changer for you.
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  19. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    It makes you get up and get out of the house, too. That always helps ones outlook on life after being immobile for awhile.
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  20. Sunday Rider

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    May 2021 be good to you Dan and hope the recovery goes faster than you expect. Each day that passes will bring more healing and strength to your leg. The physiotherapy should turbocharge that recovery rate.
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