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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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    Today we did a short ride up the coast and then for lunch at Periube.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 10.16.45 AM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were sad to leave our friends in PG, but its time to start getting north. Today we are riding to Rio de Janeiro. This is one of those exotic places we have been dreaming about going since we were kids. We had been invited to the home of Paulo and Elizabeth. We had met Paulo in Chile at the end of February when we were at the small Puerto Fuy ferry dock. It is amazing how these chance meetings turn into such awesome opportunities for us to experience places with local knowledge.


    [​IMG]Rio de Janeiro 1 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    We headed off on a cloudy, but hot day. This was all highway to get the 543 km done.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 10.18.10 AM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    The best part was the 5 min of pouring rain, since we were very cool for the next 45. The worst was the 90 min we were stuck in RdJ traffic at 42 degrees. Even with lane splitting this was torture. Finally we got the 14 km long bridge and some breeze!

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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    This guy in front of us was honking and waving his I phone at us. It took me a while to see he had a Canadian Flag case for it. He is Brazilian, but wanted to tell us how much he loved our country.



    [​IMG]Rio de Janeiro 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    We had to stop at the first place to get some rehydration. From there we had a great view of the city and the famous Christ on the mountain at Corcovado.


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    Paulo welcomed us into his home. We went to his favorite brew house for dinner.

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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we had a mission to get brake pads for the 800 GS and oil. Our first stop was BMW, where they wanted 550$ for pads that we can get at home for 120$. WE had to drive all the way there because even with 6 tries Paulo never got parts to anser the phone. We then managed to get rear pads at the nearby Honda shop and the fronts at Yamaha about 200$ total. After several hours of running around we toured up the coast to Barra de Guaratiba for a lunch of Crab cakes and shrimp Pastels.

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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From here we drove into the Tijuca Forrest for a nice drive up the mountain and a view of the city.


    [​IMG]Rio de Janeiro 16 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Nearby is the Tijuca National Park, here you get a great panorama of the city from the “ Chinese View”.


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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    There are plenty of Monkeys eating the jaka fruit.


    [​IMG]Rio de Janeiro 17 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    We went down to the Lagoon for dinner. Here they have the world’s largest floating Christmas tree in the center, which has it’s own light show. You can see Corcovado by night here too.

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  8. decodent

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    This is the best documented RR I've ever seen. Really enjoying it.

    You two look pretty darned happy too. That is cool.

    Happy New year to both of you and best wishes for more great adventures in 2015.

    ~Doug
  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks Doug

    Happy 2015 to you also!!

    S&D
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    On the way home we stopped at vermillion beach to watch the worship of Yemanja Goddess. The Umbanda religion is a Brazilian religion that is a blend of African traditions, Roman Catholicism, Spiritism, and Indigenous American beliefs. They worship the Goddess Yemanja as one of the 7 spirits of God. She is the patron of fishermen, fertility, and moonlight. They send a boat filled with flowers to sea for her.


    [​IMG]Rio de Janeiro 36 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We spent the last day of the year at the beach near Paulo’s house in Itacoatiara. It is normally deserted, but this is a holiday week and so it is packed. We did get some reprieve at the neighborhood beach club/community center.

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    It was just a 45 min walk to the party zone. Here on New Years eve millions of Cariocas or “inhabitants of Rio” all dressed in white gather on the beach to party, watch the fire works, and throw white flowers into the sea as an offering for good luck in the new year.

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    Arriving at the beach we made for the main stage, where there were live bands playing and hundreds of thousands partying. The crush of people was incredible. You can really only take this for 20 min and then we retreated to the street to watch the people!

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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Our friend Paulo has lived here most of his life and says that neither he nor anyone he know has been a victim of the sort of things we all see on CNN about RIO! We were a bit apprehensive to come here, but really this is just like any other large city. There are some dangerous areas for sure, but we felt safe day and night in most places. We did have a “real Rio experience” when on the beach about 25 cops were chasing and caught a kid who had grabbed a necklace from someone’s neck.


    Near 1130 we walked down to the shore farther from the stage where there was a more family atmosphere.

    [​IMG]Rio de Janeiro 63 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



    You can buy beer from the vendors and then watch the most incredible fireworks display ever from the 10 synchronized barges. The barge in front of us actually caught fire.

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  14. marior97

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    Happy new year Sara and Daniel !!
    Your Brazil adventure is GREAT !!!
    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Mario

    Thanks so much! Feliz Ano Nuevo! Hugs to F & F. Brazil is great just missing you guys. :D
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Waking up late on a very hot sunny January 1 we took the cable car up the sugar loaf mountain for panoramic views of the city, Corcovado, and Copacabana.


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