We are gone, another trip over a long distance (going RTW, now in South America)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Thomas B., Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    It doesn´t really make me feel better down here in the Moment, but if I ever get up North again I might think of going to Newfoundland. (or better not going) :D

    can one understand that "sucks" in various ways?
  2. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Today it happened. The first time since (I think) Wyoming, the 6th time in around 200000 km with 3 bikes, and in typical Patagonian strong wind , in between the Chilean and Argentinian border, a flat. I can’t complain about that frequency and it wasn´t raining, so it was sort of ok. Got to work and had it fixed in about an hour. (not too much practice lately.)


    never fixed a flat with the helmet on, but it was so windy

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    leting the compressor do its magic

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  3. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    To what do you attribute the amazing infrequency of your flats?
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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Ain't that the truth!:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  5. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    pure luck, as we normally run our tires untill they are almost bald. (trying to save Money)
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  6. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    I shouldn´t post About flats, I know. I´ll probably have a lot of them soon. :D
  7. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile

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    You mentioned the "F" word... almost as bad as mentioning the "W" word....:nah
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    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Steve, I know Iknow, I´m bad, its going to pour down on me for days and i´ll have Typhoon like winds all the way up, and all those flats, please have mercy on me.:lol3
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  9. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer Supporter

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    And that piece of cardboard was out there in the middle of nowhere - literally no man's land - just waiting for you.
    A bit of good luck with the bad.
    I really enjoy your photos and commentary.

    Dan
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    Picture taken in a wooden shed at a road intersection in Chile on way to Argentine border
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  11. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    you don´t have an inflatable cardboard tire changing place on your bike when you Travel? :jack
    No, it was a good Thing to find out there to Keep the sand and dirt out of the tire. You have to have some luck.
    glad you like the RR and good to have you along.
  12. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Yesterday, one and a half years after leaving Deadhorse, we finally arrived in Ushuaia. What a ride. And now? No more south to go so we will turn our bikes around and go north. Where to? We are thinking about it for some time already, but have no clue yet. Sandra wants some warmth and I want to get out of this wind.

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    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    Way to go Thomas and Sandra. I think you deserve some warmth and less wind, too. Have fun wherever you decide to head next. :clap
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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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  15. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile

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    U got a ways to go north till you get out of the damn W! Once I got up atound Rio Colorado it got better.

    Whatever the reason, I had pretty easy going up the east coast, not sure why, but I'm not complaining!

    I just arrived near the airport in Buenos Aires! The ride is done......
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    Very Nice RTW report and bikes......thanks for posting.....
    the gas tank level caught my attention in this picture....almost the same ...looks like the bikes are doing the same miles per gallon....

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    Congratulations!
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    Awesome Guys. Even the flags look like they've had enough of the wind.
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  19. trailwerks

    trailwerks Missing Two Wheels

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    Thomas and Sandra for the win! (not wind!) Congratulations!
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  20. Thomas B.

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    the bikes use close to the same amount of fuel. Normally Sandra a Little bit less because she and her bags are lighter and she is smaller than I am, but not much difference.