Runnin' Home - Tierra Del Fuego to Oregon!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SunnySideUp, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. SunnySideUp

    SunnySideUp O hell, I'll do it!

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    Come on in! Put your helmet on, buckle your seatbelt (if that's your flavor), we're going on a ride!!:ricky We hope you'll join us for the next 3 months as we adventure our way home from the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia Argentina, back to Oregon. 10 days and counting till we're out of here!! WAHHOOOOO!!!! :clap :clap

    If you are unfamiliar with ADVrider.com, come on in. Don't be shy! This is a forum and community of wonderful people who share a passion for dual sport motorcycle travel. You are welcome here, even if you don't ride. In my time of riding with and getting to know these folks, I have been amazed at the caliber, goodness, and generosity of this community. And I have found some very wonderful and dear friends here, too!! Cheers, guys:beer - You know who you are!!

    Introductions: There are 4 of us journeying together - myself (Erica), Scott, Chris, and Tim. The common thread between each of us is that we are firefighters. I work for a department in Oregon and the guys work for a neighboring department in Washington. It is our unique schedule combined with vacation time and the ability to trade shifts that allows us to take 3 months off. It's basically "play now, pay later" for me. I'll be working heaps this summer to pay back this time :deal. ....but that's later. And this is NOW!!!:wings

    I was originally planning a 2 month solo, Panama and back, ride. But in January Scott called to say that there was space available on the container that they were shipping their bikes in, and would I like to ship my bike south rather than riding round trip. It took about half a second to answer that question :nod !! With a little bit of effort I procured another month off and signed up for the full meal deal!! 2 1/2 weeks later the bikes were being loaded on a ship headed for Chile!!

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/V08e0SGsR5FPIMSjV_ykXQ?authkey=p4f_-TIChqU&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_lJhJvcLr4yk/SaDcXkxgR1I/AAAAAAAABSE/q_uEqanOh1Q/s400/000_2663.jpg" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Z48xvR4nm58OUPvKa4Jm0A?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/__7rg7PKMwk4/SaCoHPHb3UI/AAAAAAAAALg/Q5sxa7MzBt8/s400/Pre-trip%20028.jpg" /></a>

    Chris and his ride, saying good-bye.
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qvoDKaXjCfwjUIyvtyjXMg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/__7rg7PKMwk4/SaCoOW_3kYI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/OqMmkHY7Iz4/s400/Pre-trip%20034.jpg" /></a>

    Tim and his ride.
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ylm8GceHddKrlm-UXSLPYA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/__7rg7PKMwk4/SaCoCikNP4I/AAAAAAAAALA/mzIZvENNOyU/s400/Pre-trip%20024.jpg" /></a>

    Me and my ride, from a different ride.
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ULUwUyiHurLDeJw2p4YlZg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_lJhJvcLr4yk/SPKrxKU8IbI/AAAAAAAAAnI/MaiK_tS-irc/s400/DSCN1700.jpg" /></a>


    Scott and his ride.
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Hy8ClTqbdLQmr8eXVmNmFQ?authkey=p4f_-TIChqU&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_lJhJvcLr4yk/SaDW3br8oRI/AAAAAAAABSA/rIXdhHjSfQ8/s400/BVI%202006%20434.jpg" /></a>
    uh, opps. I guess that was from some other ride!

    But while I'm at it...
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HVDS_w0fCHLXcbCr3SZ72w?authkey=p4f_-TIChqU&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_lJhJvcLr4yk/SaDWxX5fsNI/AAAAAAAABR8/CFmshOU1lkI/s400/BVI%202006%20414.jpg" /></a>
    :D

    I'll let the guys introduce themselves from here!

    Off we go!!! YAHOOOO!!!
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  2. Benjava

    Benjava ?

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  3. Sierra Slider

    Sierra Slider Sierra Trail Hound

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    Containers are for boat parts:thumb
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  4. Loud Al

    Loud Al .

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    Cool title Sunny, looking forward to the rest.

    :thumb

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  5. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    I'm in, wish I could ride along instead of read along.
    Jim
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  6. pdxstrom

    pdxstrom The Bearcat

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  7. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    I'm glad you have companions to make the ride with.

    Enjoy your adventure. :ricky
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  8. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Been here awhile

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    I hope your riding buddies realize how precious you are to some of us and they watch over you. Have a great trip and go easy on these guys. Love ya.
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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    This is gonna be great!! :clap

    Thanks for the detailed intro and pics... looking forward to riding home with all of you. Best wishes for a safe journey :thumb

    :lurk :lurk
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  10. Silent Bob

    Silent Bob Been here awhile

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    This is gonna be good...:clap
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  11. Drtyfun

    Drtyfun Here and There

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    Waitng for the report....:clap Have a safe trip and enjoy.
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  12. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    Looking forward to seeing more.
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  13. southforkspeedster

    southforkspeedster koolaidless

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    Right on, Guss and I will enjoy this one:deal

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  14. Astir

    Astir Adventuress

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  15. drewhbend

    drewhbend Been here awhile

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    I will be watching from Oregon....wave as ya pass by BEND
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  16. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    Best of luck! We'll be watching. Idea wife has the same bike as you. This may wet her wanderlust a bit. (okay, some more)
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  17. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Smells like Bacon

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    I will go off now and be an envious, jealous boy. :cry
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  18. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Looking forward to a good read. This is going to be fun. :lurk
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  19. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Heck yea I am in :wings :rayof :wings :wave :pynd

    You go GURL!

    This is gonna be fantastic!

    Watch for livestock and take it easy on those guys...

    Looking very forward to this one :nod
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  20. 10guy

    10guy Been here awhile

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    Sounds like it's going to be a fun trip:clap
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