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Old 12 Feb 2007
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There and Back Again

Amigos,
Getting another opportunity to chase Albert around Quito on his SM is one reason Im considering riding back to North America from Ushuaia instead of
shippimg home.

Cheers MAX
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Yup

Damn fine idea!!! Looking forward to it!
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...riding back to North America from Ushuaia instead of
shippimg home.
Glad to hear it's not from Puerto Williams!!!

Had a good ride today - in Rio Gallegos tonight although I didn't leave Ushsuaia 'till 11.30am. Bike doesn't seem to have deteriorated so far.
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Any excuse for a beer

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Glad to hear it's not from Puerto Williams!!!

Had a good ride today - in Rio Gallegos tonight although I didn't leave Ushsuaia 'till 11.30am. Bike doesn't seem to have deteriorated so far.
This in Equador thread is turning into the Turtles Head Pub Alumni
Association, Or maybe this is what Grant intened to happen by creating
this motorcycle community.
We are still in Ushuaia and Puerto Willams is still a possibilty.
We ran into Worldrider and are doing some hikes, the weather is beautiful
and we love Ushuaia.

happy trails MAXVERT
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Tyres in Cuenca - Ecuador...

Albert,

Picked up the tyres the other day from KTM Ecuador in Cuenta. Thanks for the help chap and good luck with the plans...

Mark.

PS. If anybody else is in the area and needs tyres, it worth contacting these guys....

KTM del Ecuador
Av. de las Americas 16-20 y Lamar Edif. Horizontes
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Cheers

Always glad to be of any assistance me old mucker,sorry I didn,t get to say goodbye to you and the missus but as you may have noticed I was pissed as a rat after that wedding I was at,so all the best on your travels,try and make it to the Canyon del Pato and the Cordillera Blanca they,re F,ing spectacular and come back next year and finnish the trip!!!
and remember the despatch riders code"always ride like an idiot!!!"
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The plan man

Huanchaco,just north of Trujillo,Chimbote,ask for Canyon del Pato,Caraz,Huaraz,Cordillera Blanca,Pativilca,Lima.Chimbote about an hour after it turns to hard packed dirt road all the way to Caraz,don,t worry it,s nothing you cant handle!!! enjoy
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Just the job!

All noted and marked on the map - Cheers.
Daisy passes on her regards.

Looks like we're going to push on for BA now...it'd be rude not to...
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Canon del Pato - Waypoints

Albert - I actually managed to miss CDP turnoffs both on the Pan-Am and afterwards - I remember you weren't sure where exactly the turnoff was near Chimbote.

So, this may be useful to Mark and others: Turn off from the Pan-Am is at S8° 59.073' W78° 37.023' (through Santa).

Also, after heading towards the CDP, I missed another turning! I followed the tarmac on a very winding (but spectacular) cul-de-sac of nearly 70 miles each way to a remote village (Huandoval?), when I should have turned right on the dirt road at S8° 39.516' W78° 14.025' to Huallanca. I had a feeling I'd gone wrong, and kept asking people, who assured me I was on the right track! Either my Spanish was way too bad, or pronounciation of Huallanca was getting confused with Huandoval.

BTW the road SW from Loja to the border crossing at Mancara was spectacular.

My trip's now complete - flying home from BA this evening, bike's already gone.
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Well done mate!! Hope the hangover wasn,t to bad after your night down the pub!!
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Smile Canon del Pato....

...what can I say....apart from great ride...

SmugMug - markyb : Peru

Hope the weather is to shitty back home Ian...
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Great photos mate!!! I,ll never forget the day I went down that road it was like being on another planet,I also got some photos from El Crust,you bastards are making me jealous luckily I,m starting to plan my Colombia tour!!!
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Great photos mate!!! I,ll never forget the day I went down that road it was like being on another planet,I also got some photos from El Crust,you bastards are making me jealous luckily I,m starting to plan my Colombia tour!!!
- Stay in Popayan if you get a chance....great vibe and stunning women...
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Peru

Hello gents the news is I now have a well payed job in mining exploration in Peru for the moment,but I,ll still be available to answer all your Ecuador questions and soon your Peru questions too!!! thanks for all your visits at the pub up till now and I,ll be attending at the pub whenever I can,but just not quite so often.
I,ll be in Lima most of the time but also working in the Cusco-Juliaca-Titicaca area feel free to drop me a line if you think I can be of any help!!!
Once again Cheers Gents!!!
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