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Old 25 Feb 2012
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When to ride sa to canada

I see a lot of bikes for sale in Argentina after folks have completed their Americas trip. I like this idea but i was just wondering how difficult it would be to ride in reverse from SA to NA with the seasons being backwards?
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Hi alpinerider,
Well, I'm riding SA to NA at the moment. Assuming I make it that far and don't run out of money.

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If you want to start your trip in Ushuaia, you have to hurry up 'cause it's gettin' cold. 5-6 days ago it was snowing
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I'm not sure I even understand the question. You can ride either direction. The seasons will work the same way no matter which direction you are heading--they operate independently of overland motorcyclists. Each direction has some advantages and disadvantages, depending on everything under the sun, including your specific route and timing.

I left Ushuaia around this time of year heading north and arrived in British Colombia mid-summer, which was a good thing to do. On the other hand, prior to that I left Washington State in mid-September heading south to arrive in Ushuaia late-January, which was also a very good thing to do.

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Hi Mark, I'll bet that Galilao Galilei would have liked you for his brief, although on the down side you would probably have both been toast(ed). Ride safe.
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Actually, my mileage dropped significantly on that long, uphill return journey....but I thought it best not to complicate things by mentioning it.

Hoist one on me! I'll gladly pay you Thursday.

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KLR650 for sale in Santiago de Chile

Hi Folks,

after finishing my trip from Canada to Ushuaia and back to Santiago I will sell my KLR650 there.

The KLR650 is a 2010 modell which I bought brandnew at a Kawasaki Dealer in Calgary on Oct. 5th 2011. Until now it´s running perfect. The kilometers counter shows 29.200km.

The bike has a Canadian registration and should be a good deal, especially for someone who wants to travel north. I have all related documents, including the bill of sales. The bike is still in manufactureres warranty and in a very good condition (except some minor war wounds / scratches on the plastics). The bike is ready to go with Ortlieb softbags, tools and parts you should carry on a long trip.

Please sent me an email or PN when you are interessted

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Christian
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