South America on knock off Chinese bikes and no $$$

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by nihiriju, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    haha. I wish you knew how much they didn't pay for those :)
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  2. nihiriju

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    ahh yes. Sucre, Bolivia

    We were desperately looking for some decent moto gear and this was the best we could find. They had some foam padding in the arms, not that that would do anything. Either way Tom and I avoided all bails and Zack fell twice, but without any really damage to himself. His bike was a bit funky after that, but he was fine.

    The jackets were 200 Bolivians from a street merchant. Which is roughly $30 I believe. I will keep that jacket till the day I day.
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  3. nihiriju

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    Yes needless to say I had to borrow some cash to make the rest of the trip. All paid off now though and I'm on my way to Germany & Switzerland this fall to do my masters. Pretty excited to do some riding in the Alps!
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  4. nightflyer

    nightflyer Hors contrĂ´le

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    Good for you, that's exactly what credit is for: allowing adventure for the spririted ones with holes in their pockets (I am pleading guilty as charged as well if you wonder!), that is what Christopher Colombus did in his own way back in the days!:deal

    Enjoy the Alps, fantastic riding to be had there as well...
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  5. Dan Man

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    Good for you Nic, enjoy yourself over there. you can send me a postcard!


    ..........as for rape, pillage, and destruction of Christopher Columbus, that is a different story!
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