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I am planning to ride from the Toronto area to the south tip of Argentina this fall and winter. My departure time is flexible, prefer mid to late October.
Anyone interested in linking up? At this point one other possible rider on a GS1200. I ride a KTM990.
I just saw your post, right on!! hitting the road to SA. I just got back to BC Canada after riding 1year 10 months from Jasper Alberta to Santiago Chile. My bike is still in Santiago, I'll be riding in November down to Ushuaia and up the East coast back up to Columbia.... maybe back to Canada!
Check out my blog for photos and info for your journey.
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Hi all, I'm hoping to pick up my moto in Calagary and depart there on the 4th Sep. I am thinking about calling in at the California meet at the end of Sep. then carry on south. I am looking for people to go through Central America with and would be happy to loiter in Mexico (great place) in order to join up. I also ride a 1200GS and have done this run 3 times, thats why I want to hit CA mob handed. Ride safe.
I am also planning a trip... leaving ottawa, canada mid oct... heading to costa rica... i've done a lot of biking through canada and the states, spent 2 weeks on a ktm in costa rica last year, but this would be the first extensive travel on a bike...
Any flexibility on time of departure? I had thought of crossing into Mexico in late October but would move that up to take advantage of Mike's past experience in CA. My biggest concern is my lack of Spanish therefore the difficulties I will encounter at border crossings.
H'mm, this interests me. I'm just a few days away from returning to Ottawa after seven weeks doing the Deadhorse run with a couple of mates. I don't do winter well in the cold any more and was planning on heading to Argentina. I ride a KLR650. Not sure whether to take that or the Ural that I'm picking up tomorrow.
I've subscribed to the thread and will stay tuned.
It's terrific to have several guys heading the same direction at about the same time. Are Yannick and/or Blair interested in hooking up for the ride to Mexico from eastern Canada?
It would still be possible to meet Mike in Mazatlan or on the easst coast of Mexico as he heads across to Belize.
It's a bit of a pain not being able to respond directly to you as I don't have sufficient posts to my credit.
We have two threads going with the same basic group, this one and California-Argentina Leaving Early October.
It may be less confusing if all interested in linking up either went to one or the other or start a direct email contact. Departure is looming.
Hi. Yes. I was originally thinking about Alaska to Terra del Fuego but given the way the seasons work I then decided that Toronto to Argentina late October would actually be a possibility. I am in Toronto and ride a KLR650 ('08). Just trying to see who else out there is interested in this trip.
Hi Guys, if anyone wants to do a meet up in Mexico towards the back end of October before hitting CA then Mazatlan old town at the Hotel Belmar would be as a good a place as any with lots of secure parking, cheap and they like motos. From the US/Mex border an easy couple of routes would be down the middle(ish) doing Copper Canyon if required then onto Parrill to see the statue of Pancho Villa, Durango then to Mazatlan via the Devil's spine (Espinosa de Diablo) lots of bends; or down the Baja then get the overnight ferry from La Paz direct to Mazatlan or take the shorter crossing to the place near Los Mochis and ride down Highway 15 to Mazatlan. (a cheaper option but the road is full of F1 wanabee truckers) Just a thought to set everyone off. Ride safe.
Though I have travelled in many parts of the world... I have not travelled much of central america.... been to destinations like PV and Cabo... and spent 2 weeks on a rented KTM in Costa Rica....so I do not know the most interesting routes... also, do not speak a lick of spanish... so I would be happy to travel with and put some onus on others recommended routes... (not to say relying on anyone tho).......I am researching possibilities and have heard the copper canyon is quite impressive.... Trading my Triumph 955 in on a used Vstrom 650.... love the new bmw 800... but at 19k with accessories, bit of overkill to thrash thru central america...
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