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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Our GS 911 came in handy two days in a row since this morning Anne’s bike would not start either! It turned out to just be that the battery was toast. This was easily fixed by a drive to the nearest bike store 10 km away.


    [​IMG]saint emilion 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]saint emilion 27 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]saint emilion 28 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    We did a small tour of the surrounding countryside and vineyards and enjoyed a lot of French bakery items and La Confession wine!


    [​IMG]saint emilion 31 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]saint emilion 30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]saint emilion 32 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]saint emilion 38 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Heading south again it was 2 degrees and sunny leaving the Bordeaux region. We backtracked to Roquefort (like the cheese) and then veered west to Pau. From here we left the vineyards and headed up into the hills again. There is a 7 km long tunnel that starts in France and ends in Spain. Our idea was to get a far as possible today and be as near to Madrid as we could be for tomorrow.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 8.43.45 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]IMG_4340 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]IMG_4339 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We wanted to get the bikes washed and all our clothes and the suits cleaned. This was accomplished all in one location at the Repsol gas station in Guadalajara where they have a car wash and a free standing Lavandaria Automatico. This is a box like building essentially with industrial washers and dryers in it. This means we were done in just over an hour. That left the rest of the afternoon to relax.



    [​IMG]DSC05954 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  7. MaNDan

    MaNDan 'Old Japanese cycles & '26Chevy truck

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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Ha ha ha FUNNY! It's a great idea you could just ride it thru as a 1 step process. Sara
  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Just 18 km north of Guadalajara is a small village called Torija. Here we met with several of our Madrid friends for a days ride out. Antonio and Natalia whom we had stayed with in Marbella and Modesto with whom we had stayed with in Madrid last time and who has been such a bit help with the bikes. Dan’s 800 also hit 170,000 km today.




    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 6.20.56 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]madrid 10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]madrid 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 16 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 17 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 18 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 19 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 20 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]madrid 24 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Well the year has finally come to an end. We are headed home to Vancouver for the winter to see our families and make some money for our return April 7, 2016. We want to give a huge thanks to Modesto for allowing us to store the bikes for the winter. Also to Antonio and Natalia for hosting us and getting us to the airport with all our gear. We had left the old Touratrash panniers in Madrid last spring, but we are taking them home as our luggage. With all our stickers on them and a piece of glass they will make a cool coffee table.

    [​IMG]madrid 27 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]madrid 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  11. MaNDan

    MaNDan 'Old Japanese cycles & '26Chevy truck

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    Wow, you guys have had a great run and wonderful RR. Enjoy your time and rest & relaxation back home. You are my favorite Canadians. . . . . Eh?
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  12. TOTim

    TOTim Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the entertainment.
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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    MaNDan

    Thanks so much! Hard at work here, but T minus 4 months. We are stoked for Eastern Europe. Sara
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  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    ToTim

    Thank you for the post. We really had a jam packed year. Looking forward to more of the Alps and the Adriatic. Sp
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  15. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Darn it, just as we're closing in on winter.. your updates are on hold.. Thanks for taking us along and looking forward to the continuation of your adventure :thumb
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  16. Against the Wind

    Against the Wind I'm older now but still runnin'

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    When replacing your burnt stator, are you also replacing the rotor? If not, you should look into it. BMW has redesigned the rotor adding big holes to facilitate the cooling of the stator. Just Bring More Wallet :lol3

    Thanks for sharing your ride.. I've enjoyed it tremendously! :clap
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  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    GB

    Yes this is our first "winter" since 2011! So far we prefer summer all the time. We are back on the road April7 , 2016.
  18. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks. Yes we know, but BMW wants 1000$ to replace them. We can get a stator for 160$. The aftermarket stators are much better quality than the BMW and my last one lasted 90,000k. Most of the BMW riders I know have the stock one last about 50,000K.
  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We thought we we would do a bit of a summary of the last 12 months on the road....



    1. Brazil


    The three months we spent here were not nearly enough. This country should not be missed. Skip Ushuaia if you “don’t have the time” to get to Brazil. The riding is epic, the food is great, and the people are the most friendly and outgoing in the world.


    [​IMG]Painiera 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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