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Old 17 Feb 2007
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South America ride Nov 2007

Motorbike Adventure trip of a lifetime to South and Central America needs at least two more participatants.

I am planning a three-month trip from Buenos Aeries to Houston to start and finish sometime between October 2007 and March 2008 (missing out Colombia). I presently ride a BMW GS1200 Adventure but plan to ride a Honda Africa Twin (just rebuilt) on the journey (or a similar journey), but need to find a couple of like minded bikers, who can either join the trip for at least a month each or two people who may like to come along for the whole trip. I am interested in the Inca and Maya cultures and want also to visit some remote places. A great majority of the trip may be rough and ready, camping and generally avoiding large cities. Places and countries to visit may include: Argentina, Patagonia, Tierra del Feugo, huge extending glaciers, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, the high Andes, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, the highest desert in the world, the Nazareth lines, Inca and Maya temples, Torres del Paine NP, Iguacu falls, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Texas etc.

If you are easy going, can give and take and would be interested in coming along then please contact me. You must ride your own bike (over 600cc) or hire one and be prepared to be part of a small team who will make up their own plans and not stick to any regimented schedule.

In an ideal world one of us would be a bike mechanic, one fluent or get by in Spanish and one a good first aider but the most important point will be an enthusiasm to travel, see far away people and places, be affable and live through the trip.

The dates will need to be confirmed by 1st June 2007.

Any takers?!

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Missing out Colombia

Why would you want to miss out on one of the nicer countries in south America,don,t listen to the rumors and check out what other riders on this site say about the current situation!!!! don,t be a big jessie go for it!!!
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All that in 3 months??
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Let's go adventuring...

What a nice trip... I wish I had the necessary incomes to join you... I am selling some land and if that works out will be glad to be part of the team... if someone else wishes to do the journey and needs a bike please contact myself or my website... Chile Raids en Moto ... keep your dreams alive Roly
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Hi roly , Great trip you have planned there.

Are you still looking for people ?

Is this a definate Novemeber start ?? It does seem like a lot to do in 3 months. I was looking at a similar trip but over 6 months and deffo not miss Colombia (i have friends there)

have you an estimate of the total average cost ?

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p.s. Im a qualified Motorcycle technician and have an AS in Spanish.

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Hi Roly, I am I local rider here in el salvador if you need any assistance on borders or want to have a nice look at El Salvador mayan ruins give me a call my ride is a AricaTwin , I can give you a hand while you are in El SAlvador.
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I would do a big "loop"

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Still looking 4 rider for south america Nov 07

Hi All,

sorry, have been working away in Oz. am still looking for 1 or 2 bikers for the trip.

i am going to the HU conference in Derby on 21-24th june 07.

hope to find out more and find a riding partner.

Contact me on 0781 204 7938 or Roly@dinghyandrib.co.uk
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Hey there.

I may bump into you in June...

Im planning the same trip but I had planned for November 2008.

Im trying to find ways to forward my trip a year. Purely financial. !!
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[quote=rolyga;137670]I am still looking for 1 or 2 bikers for the trip. "

I ll be doing the same trip but in december. we 'll prolly run in to each other as I do'nt have as much time as you.
Did'nt read all your posts but have you decided on a particular route?

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Roly: South America

Roly:

My wife and I leave for SA on our 1150GSA on Oct. 23 from Lima. We are fluying our bike to Lima from Californis and heading south. Plan on Cusco and then through Boliva, Salar de Uyuni and into San Pedro de Atacama. From there over Pasa de Jama into Salta and south on hiway 40. After we hit Mendosa, San Carlos de Bariloche and BOlsen, then over the pass into Chile to ride the Austral Road in Chile. Then back into Argentina with a stop in El Cheltain and El Calafate. South from there through Torres del Paine and Punta Areanas and finally Tierra del Fuego. We plan on being in ushuaia around Dec. 20 or so.

Let me know if you think we will cross paths.

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