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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    thank you!!
  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    He bought it new at a bike shop. You can drive in Peru without plates, but you can not cross the border. He had Peruvian Plates, but I never asked him how he "got them". We met a German girl who lived in Peru and she said it took ages for her to get her plates. Most people would photoshop the paperwork I think. I'm not sure about the USA rules, but he seemed to think he could do it, but for the price he paid I think he would not care if he had to ditch the bike in Mexico.

    JUst wait till SA it is even more awesome!!!

    SP
  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    This photo is from a Contour Camera. Then we just had 1, but now that we have 2 Dan's is set for video and mine for stills. You can also get decent stills from the video. They are awesome under water too. They are some much better than GO Pro, but they flooded the market and Contour went bankrupt last year....so we ran out to get a second one. Also we had Shark flip helmets and so we could not ride with a Go Pro.

    They are super easy to turn on and off with a slide switch and there is a beep too. Mine is set to 1 second between shots , so i can turn it on when I see something interesting or the riding gets tough and hopefully get the shot i want out of the 20 or so. It is great for time lapse as you will see in our Salar de Uyuni video. It's too bad my camera came unglued in Peru (probable from the cold), since there was some crazy stuff in the few days it took for us to get the time to get it stuck back on! Ahh the memories.....nightmares.

    http://contour.com/

    SP
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    sent you a PM! Cheers SP & DP :evil
  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From here we headed to Salta in 156 km for a 3-day stay to rest up and clean up.



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    Dan needed to ride the 4- meter section of the 9 one more time!



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    Now it is time to just ride south to BA! The route we chose was less direct but then we did not need to cover the same ground on the 9. We spent the first night in Catamarca 536 km.


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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we are completeing our 6 week over 13,000 km loop to and from La Falda. Arriving here after 445 km we were happy to be greated by the friendly faces of Walter and Dagmar and hosted to a great dinner and nights stay.


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    Since we did not leave their house until after an asado lunch at 3 pm we only made it to Villa Maria again on the 9 after 224 km.



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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we opted again for the less direct route on the 4 south to La Carlota and then south and east on the 8 to San Antonio de Areco at 501 km. This is a town famous for the Gaucho (Argentinian cowboy) culture.



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    For us it was a great place to catch some world cup action.



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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The last day of this leg of the journey is a short 84 km to San Miguel near Buenos Aires. We were welcomed by Ramiro and Pia, whom we had met in Panama and in Vancouver on their way to Alaska last year. Pia’s father Martin has been kind enough to host us here in his home and store our bikes in his garage for the 4 months we are home. This meant Asado for dinner!!


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  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Ramiro and Pia live on “ the Delta” and their house is only accessable by water. They took us for a tour on the river and canal system.


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  10. decodent

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    As always, your pics are great. That "log boat" one is unreal! It looks like it used to be some other kind of boat (maybe passenger?) and then found new life as a mule hauling wood!
  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We saw several and one that was partly submerged it was so loaded!
  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we took the train the bus and the subway in Buenas Aires. First we headed to the family bakery for some snacks to enjoy in the Centenial Park. We then walked in the Rigoletto district and visited the famous cemetery there.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    It was nice having Pia along as she was able to tell us the history behind many of the famous names in the cemetery.



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    One of our favourite items in Argentina is the "submarino". This is hot milk served with a bar of nice chocolate that you stir in. YUM!

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    With the bikes safely stored away and the front suspensions carefully packed we got up at 3 am to head to the airport for our 6 am flight. The first leg to Lima was 4 -hours and we saw the sun rise. The second leg to San Salvador was also 4 hours and we had views of the snow covered peaks.



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  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We organized a 4- day layover in Salvador so we could catch up with or friends Mario and Fernanda there. They picked us up at the airport and then it was off to the beach for some beers and oysters!



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  16. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Beautiful picture.

    I have made it to page 38, will be current with you guys soon.

    Amazing adventure down south, loved all the pictures of TDF and now Antarctica.

    I'm curious, how much does an adventure/cruise to the Antarctica cost per person?

    Thanks for sharing all the pictures
  17. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    This may sound strange but how old is your friend in the above pic and Dan? :wink:

    I know it's not polite to ask a lady her age but I'm curious because I am 53 and don't see a way of doing this trip until I'm about 57/58

    Sara, I'm curious about your age too but please PM me :D

    and this is for Dan, please tell me that Sara is not always smiling and if possible post a picture :lol3
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    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Dan

    Is that the Rev'it rain suit and are you happy with it?

    I currently have a two piece but I'm thinking of getting a one piece :wink:
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    Goldie05 Fast George

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    What? did you say $550 per signature? Why? :eek1
    Are they insane? :lol3

    and I thought the US government was crazy :lol3
  20. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Hey you two, still up to no good I hope.

    Great pics and writeup per usual :clap

    We are iin Sao Paulo going coastal tomorrow so looking forward to that.

    Have fun guys and catch up soon

    Love Andi & Ellen