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Old 21 Sep 2009
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Peru for 2 months. good idea?

After a couple of trips where I had insane mileage (3k miles in a week comes to mind. Wearing out a £150 tyre in a week don't feel good) I seem to have gone to the other extreme. The last trip away I spent 6 months having a fantastic time dirt biking on an ancient XR500 in NZ and never Actually made it to OZ......

My question is this; 2 months in Peru, riding, chillin, scratchin beneath the surface to see how things tick along in that country.
Or a bigger road trip, taking in a few of the bordering countries like Bolivia and Argentina?

3 things are certain.

1. Any distance on the map is 4 times longer than you think it is.
2. I am not riding at night. The himilaya with no headlamp had me praying to every god I could remember the name of and as one mate put it while riding in Morocco "you can't see a black donkey on a black road on a black night very easily........."
3. these 2 points will reduce my range.

I'm hoping to buy a bike out there (where ever "there" will turn out to be)
Your views will be very welcome.
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Hi I was in Peru last august and traveled for 20 days I had only time to travel north of peru because when you drive along the cordillera it takes a long time some days you can only ride 250 km. don't forgive the night fall at 6 30 pm.
Sure if you ride the road along the sea you can cross peru in a week. But it is not so nice.
Buy a bike in peru is not very easy.
I bought a bike in Ecuador but it isn't easy and quite impossible if you don't live there
or familiars there to help you.
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Thanks for the info. My biggest concern is buying a bike. Once I have something to ride I'm sure I'll have fun where ever I go!
I have a friend who was in Peru for 6 months so maybe I'll see if she still has contacts there? maybe duel ownership?
I've looked into hiring a bike but at $100 a day the bill would be over £4000!
I'm going to have to think very hard about this......
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hi hippie,

just finished with Peru. 2 months for Peru is very well doable imho, maybe a bit long even. To get from one cool place to another you have to cover large distances with nothing but great sceneries in between, so here and there you can expect some very long days ridin'.

about buying (and selling a bike) i don't have any useful info to share. But i know there's a fairly good looking LC4 Adv. for sale at a KTM shop in Lima. Maybe they do a sell and buy back deal.

Let me know if you want info about routes etc.

Oh, and i knoe a KLR '08 for sale, but that's in Cali, Colombia.


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well as I told you I have now a Africa Twin in Ecuador and I will regresed in ecuador and peru in january with my son and buy an KLR 650 for him.
After our trip I can may be think about renting ours bikes for a good price.
but I don't know for when you are planning your travel. let me know if you are interested.
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when are you planning to be in Peru?
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when are you planning to be in Peru?
ignore that...just saw your other thread (jan-feb)!
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After our trip I can may be think about renting ours bikes for a good price.
but I don't know for when you are planning your travel. let me know if you are interested.
I rode an africa twin around N thailand and it was a great bike!
My dates aren't yet 100% certain, all I know is that i've definately got 2 months of leave to take in Jan and Feb. I'm tempted to leave before christmas but I don't think the girlfriend would like that very much (good excuse to not buy presents too!).
If you're serious about loaning the bike it would be fantastic, obviously i'd leave a hefty cash deposit.
I'll be arriving at the start of Jan and leaving at the end of Feb. I could possibly delay by a couple of weeks but the boss wouldn't appreciate the hassle......
You never know, if you fancy touring England I could return the favour!
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the only problem i see is that you need the bike for the same period as I.
let me think about to see what we can do.
Now I am in belgium and going to Ecuador in January to travel 1 month.
leaving the bike .. alone . at the end of january. may be to late for you?
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Delaying is a possibilty.... It's enough notice and Jan is always a busy month for my line of work so they could make use me (lots of slips and crashes in the icey weather).
On the one hand changing my trip dates on the chance that someone who i've never met before might loan me their bike is a bit risky.
On the other hand, nothing ventured nothing gained!
I'll chat to the boss tomorrow to see if a delay is possible. Then i spose we'll have to talk money.......
Also paperwork? (border crossing) doing a loop that includes popping into Bolivia is looking quite tempting and would suit 2 months a bit better i'm thinking?
I want to take in machu, cuzco and titicaca (possibly head a bit east of there?).
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Hi, well first of all tell me if the we can concord with dates and after that we can speek about money, paperworks and so . you have only to know if it is possible for you not to fix the date now isn't it . Next post I will try to send you via email.
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good luck with your boss....
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The boss, he says yes!!!!
I've been told that as I'm asking well in advance there shouldn't be a problem with moving the dates (I later found out that this was because they hadn't even booked my leave anyway! disorganised as usual......).
Drop me an email so that we can sort things out. I'll then arrange my leave and flights so that it will overlap you being there at the end of your trip.
I'm getting a bit excited now, hope this all works out.
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I send a mail I hope you will receved it.
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jan-feb ECUADOR

I managed to begin a work contract and travel 6 weeks between jan-feb 2010. I'm ecuadorian rider, who was intending 2 depart next month, but work contract changed my plans.
So i'll begin new year facing from Ecuador (Coast) to the South, intending to ride northern peruvian andes and at least see cerro del Pasco.
My intention would be to come back to Ecuador by the coast by the end of january.
Buying bikes in Ecuador it's no so difficult, bikes are quite expensive here but a thumper KLR, DR, Honda or an Africa Twin or also KTM or BMW's are avaliable.
Patiodemotos.com --Directo al punto, donde los ecuatorianos compran y venden sus motos.--
www.patiotuerca.com
Ecuador offers lovely roads as well, so it can be an invitation to you guys to come and begin your journey here.
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