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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. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Awesome pics you guys !
    Your adventure keeps getting better each day , enjoy and ride safe
    Saludos
  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Just missing you guys!! On a good note we heard from Orvar yesterday and it looks like he will be going to Morocco with us in march!! Want a road trip?
  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We rode out of town 30 km to the Morro da Igreja or church hill. This is the highest point in southern Brazil and it is here that they recorded the lowest temperature ever in Brazil at – 17.8 degrees Celsius. This is the only place in Brazil that has ever had snow. From the tourist office you obtain a free entrance security permit because there is a military airforce station on the mountain and they control access.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 5.41.11 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]urubici 5 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]urubici 6 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    [​IMG]urubici 7 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  6. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    As usual, more great photos. (I think this is the best photo-documented ride report I've ever seen!).

    Curious what kind of camera you're using on that "selfie stick". Does it have a flip-around screen so you can see what you'res shooting?
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    You can use your Iphone and flip it, but mostly we use our small sony cybershot since it has a function that it shoots the photo when it sees you smile or we use the timer, but this takes a bit more practice.

    Sara
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    On the way back just after the checkpoint we stopped at the Cascada Veu de Noiva, which located after a short walk on private land. This is a bridal veil fall.

    [​IMG]urubici 18 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]urubici 21 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    On the other side of town and on the way south to Sao Joaquim is the Cascata do Avencal, which has a 100 m free fall.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 5.43.08 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]urubici 23 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]urubici 24 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today there was 60 km of pavement to get to Sao Joaquim and then 120 km of dirt to Cambara do Sul. Christian passed us on the paved road and then flagged us down. He wanted to know if we were really from BC? He is a vet here who studied at UBC.

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    The first 5 km off road was pretty bad and very rocky and narrow and we could only go about 45 km/h. The road was narrow and winding along the river and so there were nice views. The rest of the road got better and better. One section was steep with switchback up the mountain. We stopped in San Jose dos Ausentes for a snack at the bakery café at the gas station.

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 6 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 14 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 17 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 19 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 9 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    I will say this country is very civilized. Pulling in to Cambara do Sul we found a cheap Posada near the square and net Roge a biker on a BMW 650 who is from Sao Paulo. It started to really pour at about 3 pm and continued all night until about 6. By the time we got up at 8 the sun was shining again.

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 15 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 34 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Leaving Cambara do Sul we were following Roge on a tour of the Canyons. First we headed to Forteleza canyon, which is about 10 km of silky pavement and then 7 km of dirt sort of like a dry river bed. There is a 10 min walk to the canyon edge and its precipitous drop.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 10.20.37 AM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 21 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 22 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 33 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 31 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 28 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 24 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    This pass is only about 40 km, with the Itaimbezinho canyon at the almost half way mark. Here there is an entry fee and the park road is paved. We opted for the 40 min hike instead of the 6 km one. There are nice views of the canyon from this tail. On the way out we ran into Laurence and Frank again!

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 41 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 43 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 40 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 38 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 37 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 46 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Cambara do sul 48 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The road east from here gets a bit worse, and the final 10 km is a switchback dirt road down the mountain. Some of the corners were very tight and very rocky. The last few km has intermittent patches of pavement.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 4.49.32 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



    From here we headed 25 east to hit the 101 highway and then off it at 31 km to head towards Turvo onto the secondary road and then 96 km north to Lauro Muller. It started to rain a bit and on one particularly muddy road we got stuck behind a truck and covered in mud. We drove around a bit in Lauro Muller, but there was only 1 sketchy looking Posada and so we decided to head 26 km up the mountain and the famous Serra Rio de Rastro to Bom jardim da Serra.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 4.47.47 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 4.50.23 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We drove up the main road and saw 5 bikes parked in front of a hotel and of course we stopped here. These were an awesome bunch of guys from the same club on an extended riding holiday. One even has a son who worked in Burnaby near our home. We had a fun night out with these great guys. Jean and Alexandra, who are from Florionopolis and Forteleza, joined us also.

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 1 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 12 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 13 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 18 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 14 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 15 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 23 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The next day was cooler, but not raining and we headed to the Mirante of the Rastro. Here you can see all the stickers from Brazilian moto clubs.

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 25 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 28 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 41 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 34 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 37 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 39 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 42 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 43 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  17. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Riding down we stopped for a photo op and got to see the pig truck make a 3 -point turn at the corner. You can see where the trucks have scraped the barrier on the way down.


    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 46 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 45 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 47 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 48 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 49 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    [​IMG]bom jardim de serra 50 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  18. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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  19. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    Wow .... the road down that canyon looks awesome!

    What kind of animal was that walking along? Looks like a cross between a porcupine and an anteater!
  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Yes Marcin it is another reason to love this country!!

    :freaky