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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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    Heading home we went north on the 97 and then west on the 20 with a stop in the western town of Winthrop. This takes you thru the mountain passes and past El Diablo lake and to Vancouver in 489 km.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.25.41 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  3. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    You did 142, from White Salmon to Goldendale, which is a great road. However, you missed another little gem in 821, Yakima River Canyon Road. Way nicer than I-82, north from Yakima to Ellensburg. Something to do next time you're here, I suppose.
  4. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    Here, coming back from Winthrop, west of Marblemount you want to pick up S. Skagit Hwy and Sauk-Concrete Road instead of staying on Hwy 20. Runs on the south side of the Skagit River. Way nicer, twistier, less traffic, drops you off in Sedro Wooley. Gives you options for nice forest service pavement via Finney Creek Rd. Again, stuff to do for next time :evil

    Really, next time you're here you just need to take me along as a guide :deal
  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Well if you were not off galavanting all over the world and stayed home more often to provide moto concierge services.......See you in a couple weeks north of the 49 TH!!!

    :evil
  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Well the day has finally come again! Tomorrow we leave Vancouver and head back south to get to our bikes in Buenos Aires Argentina. We will have a stop in El Salvador and get on the bikes after some maintenance on about November 10 th. See you all then!
  7. CourtRand

    CourtRand Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    We'll be waving as you fly over Quito!
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Wish we could just stay and ride in Ecuador forever! Hey everyone out there if you have time off get on a plane to Quito and get a bike from Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental for a trip of a lifetime!

    Sara & Daniel
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  9. CourtRand

    CourtRand Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Works for me! We look forward to reading more of your adventures!
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    After 20 months on the road a few things have worn out. Dan asked every traveler we met about 3 things their helmet, rain gear, and riding suits. We have decided to keep the Revitt suits for now and just get new rain over gear. The Revitt H2O one piece just does not stand up to hours of riding in rain and leaks at the crotch badly. Sara got the BMW two-piece and Dan will be using the Shift two -piece he already had for motorcross. The Velcro on the revitt suits was very worn especially on the front pockets and legs. Thanks so much Kate for replacing it for us. The Shark helmets ave been really good, but they are just done after 4 years. Dan did a ton of research and we decided on the Schuberth C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women. They are smaller, lighter, quieter, and more streamline.

    [​IMG]Salvador nov 2014 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Thanks Also to Alex from Konflict Motorsports for the rebuild on the front forks for both bikes! They really needed it after pounding them for the last 20 months and over 90,000 km.

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  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    It was a great summer working and seeing friends and family in Vancouver, but it is time to head south again! We have a very long trip to Buenos Aires and so we decided to break it up again with a visit to El Salvador and a visit to our good friends there. Mario and Fernanda greeted us at the airport. We had so much luggage, since we had the front forks for both bikes, new helmets, our riding suits, and one suitcase full of parts for servicing both bikes.

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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The plan for the first day was a road trip to the Golfo de Fonseca in southern El Salvador. From there in Salvador you can see both Honduras and Nicaragua.

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    After a bit of a late start we headed south to Cuco beach.

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    We had the entire beach to ourselves! It was time to try out the new selfie stick in the serf.


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    The water is warm here and very salty.

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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Later we stopped closer to town at a seafood place with an awesome view for the sunset.

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  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We braved a visit to the "dangerous" Centro. Here we visited the architecturally interesting Iglesia El Rosario, which is on the Plaza Libertad. This is the most interesting Church we have seen in Latin America. It was was created in 1971 by artist and architect Rubén Martinez. The exterior looks like a derelict airplane hangar from the old Soviet Union. Inside there are no columns and only 3-4 electric bulbs. The walls are slatted concrete which both allow light and air flow inside. Imbedding hunks of colored glass into the concrete walls and ceiling have created stained glass windows. On one wall it creates a large "eye"looking down on the congregation. The Stations of the Cross are depicted in abstract sculptures created by Martinez in carved stone, wrought iron and re-bar. During the war it was the sight of a huge murder of student protestors and you can still see the bullet holes peppering the facade.

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  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We also visited the Cathedral, National Palace, and Teatro.

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    We did have a "guard" to visit some of the "real San Salvador".


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  18. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we rode north to the Honduras border to Miramundo, where on a clear day you can see all on El Salvador.

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  20. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    We always have a great time with you guys !
    Pics are :thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb
    Wish you keep on riding your adventure to max fun !
    Un abrazo